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There are plenty of ways to improve your home. You could tap into your inner Marie Kondo and finally do away with all that clutter. Once you’re done, make sure to put in some storage and organization solutions to keep things tidy.
However, if you’re truly trying to improve your home, there’s no better way than with some cool tech gadgets.
Belkin Wemo Smart Light Switch 3-Way Wi-Fi Switch
This smart light switch gives you multiple ways to control your lights and ceiling fans. You can flip the switch manually, access it via the Wemo app, or control it with your voice. You’ll feel like the master of your home as you walk into a room and direct the lights to turn on.
Amazon Echo Show 5 Alexa-Enabled Smart Screen
The device comes with a specialized alarm feature called Alexa Sunshine, which brightens the room slowly to wake you up. This allows you to get a good night’s sleep and isn’t nearly as jarring as a regular alarm. The screen of this home hub allows you to surf the web, watch videos, and play music. The Echo Show 5 is also smart home compatible and can be used to coordinate all of your household devices.
D-Link Mini HD Wi-Fi Camera 2-Pack
Featuring a 120-degree wide-angle lens, this device makes it easy to monitor your home or office. Whether you’re monitoring your pets or watching for intruders, you can see important details with clear HD 720p video. Additionally, you’ll always know what’s happening with motion and sound detection that even sends alerts to your phone. This camera comes in a compact size so you can discreetly set it up anywhere.
TP-Link Kasa Cam Smart Outdoor Security Camera
This weatherproof cam keeps a watchful eye on your home and deters intruders. Using the Kasa Smart app, you can access up to two days of crystal clear 1080p video for no additional cost. Likewise, the wide-angle video ensures you can easily see everything that is happening. Kasa Cam Outdoor even works at night, detecting activity up to 30 feet away by using night vision.
GROHE Sense Smart Water Sensor
A wonderful piece of plastic hardware, this device will notify your phone if you have any leaks. On top of this, it also registers temperature, humidity, and frost risk. If you live in a temperate environment, you know the kind of havoc seasonal change can wreak on your pipes and plumbing system. Metal pipes expand in the summer and contract in the winter. Eventually, no matter how careful you are, this will lead to problems.
Orro Smart Light Switch
Boasting an intelligent design, this device responds to your presence and provides ideal lighting for every moment. Orro makes lighting decisions for you based on your preferences and presence, without requiring a Wi-Fi connection. Likewise, you don’t even have to control it through an app to get the results you want. Combining four sensors and a small computer, the smart light switch offers a quick and reliable response.
Tivoli Audio Music System Home Smart Hi-Fi System
Its mid-century modern design fits in perfectly with a current style trend. But it’s also a powerful speaker with four drivers that support a full-range stereo. You’ll hear a crisp sound and deep, full-bodied bass notes from this compact music system. And no matter where you are in your home, you can adjust the Music System Home with the app.
Blink XT2 Indoor/Outdoor Smart Security Camera
This smart camera uses two AA batteries that can last you up to two years, so you won’t have to worry about whether or not it’s eating them up. And the batteries still have this lifespan when you use all the features. So whether you’re viewing the video, recording motion, or talking through the speaker, you won’t kill the battery.
Nest Hub Max Google Assistant Smart Display
More than a simple smart home hub, this device is extra smart to keep up with your every need. Thanks to the built-in camera, the Nest Hub Max recognizes you as soon as you walk in and delivers your personal updates, recommendations, schedule, and more. In addition, the camera functions as a security device that can deliver alerts if you have a guest it doesn’t recognize. Or, you can use the camera for easy video chats.
SMARTOWER Voice-Controlled Smart Fan
Connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network, this tower-style fan and app integrate with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so you can control it with just your voice. Along with this convenience, the SMARTOWER offers three modes including standard, sleep, and nature. The latter creates a movement in the air similar to a summer breeze, delivering a fresh feeling throughout the room.
TROVA Smart Secure Storage Devices
You want to keep things like jewelry, money, and electronics safe. But you also need to be able to use them when you need them. These secure storage devices—TROVA Go and TROVA Home—are aesthetically pleasing, so you can keep them out in the open. Plus, they’re able to blend in, so they won’t stand out as storage devices.
Logitech Harmony Express Universal Remote
You’re probably already accustomed to controlling much of your smart home with Alexa. Now you can control even more. This universal remote allows you to simply say your commands aloud. Then it does the rest. You can control your television, turn on apps, and manage all your home media devices. In fact, this remote can communicate with more than 250,000 devices.
Atmoph Window 2 Smart Window Display
Measuring 27 inches, it looks just like a window. And, just like a window, it gives you a direct view to the world outside. However, unlike any window you’ve ever seen, this stunning 27-inch display offers an impeccable 4K view of the world. With over 1,000 scenes to choose from, you can update your view as often as you want. In addition, what you see are actually 4K videos, meaning your view moves as it would in real life.
Eve Energy Strip Smart Triple Outlet
This smart power strip has three power outlets that you can manage individually. Simply use the Eve app or Siri on your smartphone to turn each outlet on or off as you need. Or, if you won’t be home when your devices are charged, you can set a schedule. Simply tell the app when to turn an outlet on or off each day. This way, you’ll ensure your devices are charged—but not overcharged.
Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector
This smart detector can sense water, humidity, and temperature. If any of these are outside the range you’ve determined in the Roost app, you will receive a notification. This leak detector will help you rest easy, especially if you live in a home that is prone to water leaks. It is also useful in climates that often experience below-freezing temperatures.
Sensative Z-Wave Plus Strips Invisible Window Sensor
Exceptionally thin, this superbly compact sensor measures just 0.15 inches thick. That’s the same as two credit cards stacked on top of each other. But, don’t let its small size fool you. The Sensative Z-Wave Plus Strips use magnetic technology to instantly detect whenever a window or door opens. As soon as the magnets become misaligned, you’ll get an instant notification on your device.
U by Moen Smart Shower
These showers allow you to control them with your voice. You can easily start, stop and pause your shower with a simple command. Just ask Alexa, and you’re ready to go. Additionally, the customizable shower technology and mobile app make it a must-have for your everyday life. Use the connected app to set the perfect temperature and save your settings for future use. This way, the shower will know your preference before you even step in.
Deep Sentinel Smart Home Surveillance
This system works as an active round-the-clock security guard, ensuring that you always know when someone enters your property. Likewise, it utilizes multiple layers, including two-way speakers, a loud siren, and strobing lights, to deter burglaries and thefts. Deep Sentinel also uses smart HD cameras to set up a virtual perimeter around your home. Coupled with AI, it can tell the difference between non-threats—such as cars or dogs—and a potential intruder. Moreover, Deep Sentinel comes with everything you need to get started in minutes.
Kangaroo Siren Smart Keypad Alarm
Compatible with Kangaroo’s sensors, this device makes an audible noise when the sensors detect a trespasser in your home. In addition, Siren works as a base station for your whole Kangaroo security system. You can also use the integrated keypad to manually arm and disarm your home when you are away from your phone.
Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet
Change the way you answer Mother Nature’s call with the Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. Combining comfort and entertainment, this clever toilet boasts impressive ambience thanks to built-in surround sound speakers as well as mood lighting. Yes, you read that correctly: now you can set the mood when it’s time to go. Like something from the future, the Numi 2.0 even works with your voice. With a single command to Alexa, you can start your favorite playlist and set the lights so they’re just right.
Igloohome Keybox 2 Smart Remote Access Lockbox
Working with the app, this device allows you to let people into your home no matter where you are. Keybox 2 makes it easy to create Bluetooth keys or unique PIN codes from any location. Additionally, you can decide how long you want to grant access for, such as hours, days, weeks, or forever. By providing access logs, the smart remote access lockbox allows you to track when your visitors arrive and leave.
Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet
This virtual kitchen assistant features voice-activation technology, making it compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit. The Sensate Smart Faucet dispenses accurate amounts of water and offers two sprays to simplify your daily kitchen tasks. Likewise, you can use just your voice to turn the water on or off or dispense a certain amount of water. You can even customize filling items that you use regularly.
Soliom Bird S60 Outdoor Solar Security Cam
Powered by the sun and a built-in 4000 mAh battery, this device offers wireless security without fail. Providing accurate motion detection, Soliom S60 has two types of motion technology including RADAR and PIR. Likewise, its 0.7-second trigger speed enables you to detect any motion and reduces false alarms. In addition, the outdoor solar security camera has 1080p full HD daytime video quality as well as up to 15 meters night vision distance.
Wyze Sense Home Sensor System
This system combines motion and contact sensors to help you stay aware of what’s going on inside your space. Designed to work with the Wyze Cam, Wyze Sense includes two contact sensors, one motion detector, and the Wyze Bridge. Compact yet effective, each component in the home sensor system is approximately the size of a quarter. Additionally, the Wyze Sense motion detector has a 120-degree horizontal range of view and 26-foot range.
RemoBell S Fast-Responding Smart Video Doorbell
Designed to replace your existing wired doorbell, this device provides 1080p full HD video and advanced motion detection. Complete with customizable motion zones, you can tell the RemoBell S doorbell exactly where you want it to look. Offering video-based motion detection and a wide viewing angle, it allows you to monitor and record front door activity in real time. Additionally, it sends instant push notifications to your smart device so you’re always in the loop.