Over the years, technology has changed our lives at a lightning-fast pace. Much of this technology has been incorporated into products we use daily. This has created an astonishing variety of smart gadgets that make our lives easier.
With more technology-enabled gadgets entering the market every day, it is hard to keep up with what is out there. This article shares 30 amazing smart devices designed to make your life easier. If you are looking for ways to make your home cleaner, safer, and more efficient, you are bound to find something on this list that piques your interest!
- 1. Robot Vacuum Cleaners and Mops
- 2. Car Repair Sensor
- 3. Smart Thermostats
- 4. Smart Lighting
- 5. Video Doorbells
- 6. Smart Locks
- 7. Wireless Charging Tray
- 8. Smart Smoke Detectors
- 9. Smart Water Leak Sensors
- 10. Mini Smart Plugs
- 11. Smart Reusable Notebook
- 12. Smart Home Fragrance Device
- 13. Smart Air Purifiers
- 14. Smart Garage Door Openers
- 15. Wi-Fi Extenders
- 16. Smart Wireless Earbuds
- 17. Smart Posture Detector
- 18. Smart Scales
- 19. Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
- 20. Smart Sleep Tracking Pad
- 21. Smart Home Security Systems
- 22. Smart TVs
- 23. Smart Video Displays
- 24. Smart Coffee Makers
- 25. Smart Watches
- 26. Smart Air Fryers
- 27. Smart Ceiling Fans
- 28. Smart Blinds
- 29. Smart Speakers
- 30. Smart Glasses
1. Robot Vacuum Cleaners and Mops
Cleaning up just got easier with a robotic vacuum cleaner. A robot vacuum cleaner, like the iRobot Roomba i7, kicks into action through voice command or via the app. Robotic cleaning devices are equipped with vSlam technology to learn the layout of your home, as well as your cleaning habits. These automatic cleaners can suggest personalized schedules and even be taught to avoid sensitive areas.
Depending on the model, these smart vacuum cleaners can automatically clean themselves out with their base disposal centers. It automatically recharges its battery when it detects it is running low.
You can even find WiFi-connected devices that sweep and mop floors. With the sound of your voice or through the app, the iRobot Braava Jet M6 can target spills or messes in your home.
This robotic device uses vSlam technology to gather information about the rooms in your house and make recommendations on how frequently they need to be cleaned. As these robotic devices learn about the layout of your home, they can adjust their mode to use the correct pad to sweep or mop your floors.
2. Car Repair Sensor
Did the check engine light flash on in your car? Find out what ails your vehicle by plugging in the FIXD car repair sensor. Just open the app and hit “scan” to discover problems and check your car’s health.
With a database of over 10,000 engine codes, the app reveals the condition of your car. This can save you money on unnecessary mechanic repairs.
The BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool seeks out the issues that triggered your vehicle’s check engine light to come on, and checks various other systems such as climate control, ABS, and airbags. BlueDriver produces a comprehensive repair report that not only identifies the problem but also proposes repair solutions. This scan tool works with Apple and Android devices.
3. Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats raise and lower your home or office temperature from your phone, laptop, or iPad. Smart thermostats take note of your daily habits and can automatically adjust the temperature based on your schedule. These energy-efficient smart devices regulate the temperature while you are at work or on vacation, which can reduce your utility bills.
- The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is a smart programmable thermostat that learns and automatically adjusts the temperature based on your preferences. Through the app, you can track your energy use and find settings that help minimize your consumption. This smart thermostat monitors your heating and cooling systems’ health and sends you an alert if it identifies a problem.
- Choose the Honeywell Home Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat for voice recognition compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. This smart thermostat can be programmed for your temperature preferences and sends alerts through the app for air filter changes and temperature notifications.
4. Smart Lighting
Smart bulbs and lighting systems let you control the light in your home without flipping a switch. Whether you are sitting in the driveway or somewhere across town, use the app on your phone to turn on or off your lights.
Some systems are equipped with voice activation. They can also be programmed to turn on when you unlock the front door or turn on at random when you are out of town.
Smart lights can be used inside or outside your home. Not only can they improve the safety as you walk in at night, but you may save up to 10% on your utility bill when you automate your lighting system.
- The Ring A19 Smart LED Bulb is an energy-efficient bulb that can be paired with Alexa through a compatible device for voice and app control.
- Add some color and excitement to your home with Govee Smart LED Strip Lights. Use the app or voice command to change colors and control the intensity. These smart lights can synchronize their movement to music with their built-in microphone.
5. Video Doorbells
With a video doorbell, you know who is outside before opening the door. This handy gadget can be wired to an internet connection or battery-operated. They are equipped with a camera that gives you a clear view of someone knocking on your door or leaving a package on your patio.
The speaker on the doorbell lets you communicate with visitors without opening the door. Some video doorbells are equipped with facial recognition and can announce visitors through Google Assistant or Alexa. You may need a monthly subscription to take advantage of some features.
The Ring Video Doorbell lets you see, hear, and speak to anyone at your door using your phone, laptop, or tablet.
It sends notifications to your phone when someone presses the doorbell or if the sensors pick up motion outside. With a paid subscription, videos can be stored and shared for up to 60 days.
6. Smart Locks
Improve the security of your home with smart locks. These devices let you control and monitor your home’s entryways from wherever you are. Many smart locks skip the standard house key and use facial recognition, fingerprints, or codes to enter.
Using the app on your phone, laptop, or iPad, you can monitor activity around your doors. Smart locks may be programmed to lock when you leave or open upon your arrival automatically.
The August Smart Lock Pro is a wireless device that uses Alexa for voice control. With its app, you can unlock the door for a neighbor to drop off a package or get rid of that nagging feeling that you have left the door open with its DoorSense feature.
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7. Wireless Charging Tray
No more worrying about cords or lost chargers; you can keep your phone charged with the plug-less charging tray by Courant. Not only does this charge your phone at night, but it also has a handy compartment for jewelry and keys. Its stylish design and sturdy construction make it an excellent accessory for end tables, countertops, and desktops.
8. Smart Smoke Detectors
Smart smoke detectors use sensors and technology to monitor your surroundings for smoke or fire. The Google Nest Protect smoke detector and carbon monoxide monitor is equipped with their Split-Spectrum Sensor, which uses light wavelengths to alert you of slow and fast-burning fires and smoke.
The Nest Protect can also monitor CO2 levels in your home and identify areas where carbon monoxide exists.
Whether you are at work or on vacation, you can keep tabs on what is going on inside as the Nest Protect sends alerts to your phone if it detects smoke, fire, or carbon monoxide in your home.
9. Smart Water Leak Sensors
Water leaks and flooding are not only stressful, but they can result in costly repairs. You can save yourself from a mess with Wi-Fi-enabled water leak sensors.
- Basement leaks, bathroom floods, and dripping pipes are no longer a surprise with the YoLink Smart Water Link Sensors. These portable devices may be placed in leak-prone areas. By using the app on your phone, you can receive alerts when sensors detect water.
- The Govee Wi-Fi Water Sensor sends alerts through the app when it detects pooling water or dripping pipes. If the Wi-Fi connection is interrupted, the Govee system sounds like a 100dB alarm.
10. Mini Smart Plugs
It is easy to control fans, lamps, and other electronic devices with a mini smart plug. Simply download the application, and you can manage your equipment from wherever you are. Smart plugs are Wi-Fi-enabled and allow you to schedule connected electronic devices to switch on or off automatically.
Many devices, such as the Gosund Smart Plug, recognize voice commands as they integrate with Alexa or Google Home Assistant.
11. Smart Reusable Notebook
If you are tired of wasting paper, a smart notebook may the answer. The Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook comes with a special pen that lets you write on the pages and wipe off the ink when done.
Smart notebooks can be used over and over and are friendly for the environment. It is easy to scan your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, and other programs through Rocketbook’s app. With AI technology, you easily organize and search your notes.
12. Smart Home Fragrance Device
Treat your senses to an experience with a smart home fragrance device. These Wi-Fi-enabled air fresheners release your choice of fragrance by using an app.
With the Pura Home Fragrance device, you can switch between two scents or change the colors on its ambient LED nightlight from your phone, laptop, or iPad.
13. Smart Air Purifiers
Purifiers clean the air from dust, smoke, and odors. When paired with technology, smart air purifiers can be regulated by voice commands. Use the app on your phone to turn the air purifier on or increase its intensity before you come home.
Smart air purifiers can automatically change speed settings based on air-quality readings. Some air cleaners can check the air filter’s quality, such as the Levoit Smart Wi-Fi Air Purifier.
The Toshiba Feature Smart Wi-Fi Purifier can be turned on and off with the Alexa app or Amazon Echo devices. The purifier has a UV Light Sanitizer that makes your home a healthier place by killing airborne viruses. Control and monitor your air purifier using the app or voice recognition through Alexa.
14. Smart Garage Door Openers
Were you in such a rush that you forgot to close your garage door before you sped away to work? Expecting an Amazon delivery but do not want it left sitting on your front porch until you get home?
With a smart garage door opener, you can open and close your garage door from your phone or laptop. You can even receive real-time notifications every time your garage door is opened or shut.
The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener functionality can be easily added to your current garage door opener. Use the MyQ app to open, close, and receive garage door notifications on your phone. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can link the Key app with MyQ to have your deliveries left securely inside your garage.
15. Wi-Fi Extenders
Working from home can be a challenge if your Wi-Fi does not reach your desk. A smart Wi-Fi extender connects to your existing internet router and boosts coverage.
Smart devices, such as Netgear’s Orbi Whole Home Tri-bend Mesh 6 Wi-Fi System, are controlled by an app and can expand coverage up to 5,000 square feet (about the size of a basketball court).
16. Smart Wireless Earbuds
Wireless earbuds do more than just play your favorite tunes. Equipped with noise cancellation technology, wireless earbuds can keep out external sounds such as talking or yelling. If you are working from your home office, you can take calls without worrying about phone cords or headsets.
- The UGREEN True Wireless Earbuds have touch control functions and work with Siri and Google Assistant.
- The TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds feature touch technology that lets you play music and answer calls without your phone.
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17. Smart Posture Detector
If sitting in front of your computer or slouching at your desk is causing back pain, a smart posture detector may be for you. These easy-to-use devices help correct your posture by sending out vibrations when it detects slouching.
The Upright GO 2 Posture Trainer and Corrector uses a smart sensor on your back to send out vibrations when it senses you slouching. Information gathered feeds directly into the app, where you can track your progress. This smart posture detector tailors a personalized training program to help improve your posture over time.
18. Smart Scales
Are you trying to drop a few pounds? You might consider buying a smart scale. These handy gadgets collect a variety of information as you weigh in.
By connecting your phone, laptop, or iPad, the results are uploaded through the app; you can monitor your progress and work toward your goals.
The RENPHO Body Fat Scale sends data about your weight, body fat percentage, BMI, and other health scores when you open the app. The scale uses four sensors to gather and send vital information. The app lets you monitor progress toward your fitness goals by the day, week, or month.
19. Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
Smart blood pressure monitors measure your blood pressure and heart rate and send the data to an app. You can get instant feedback on your measurements while the app keeps the history of your results.
The Withing BPM Connect is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart monitor with an app that easily connects to iOS and Android devices. It has a comfortable cuff with a rechargeable battery.
20. Smart Sleep Tracking Pad
Poor sleeping patterns impact your health and wellbeing. A Withing Sleep Tracking Pad analyzes your sleep cycles to detect breathing disturbances, snoring, and heart rate. This smart pad calculates your sleep score and gives tips on how you can improve your nightly slumber.
The Wi-Fi-enabled device has voice recognition and automatically sends your readings to the app.
21. Smart Home Security Systems
Smart home security systems rely on advanced image and Wi-Fi technology to keep your home safe. These versatile cameras are wireless and easy to put up. You can receive real-time alerts from the app when motion or audio is detected.
- The Arlo Ultra 4K Wire-Free Security Camera has a wide range and features color night vision and two-way communication. You can even turn on spotlights to ward off strangers or help visitors find their way.
- The Ring Spotlight Camera lets you check in on your home from your phone, tablet, or computer. The camera sends real-time notifications when it detects motion and lets you speak with visitors through its built-in microphone and speakers. When paired with Alexa, you can monitor your home hands-free.
- You can control your home security from anywhere with the Google Nest Cam Outdoor. This weatherproof camera is equipped with 24/7 video and night vision and features real-time alerts and two-way communication.
22. Smart TVs
Most smart TVs are wireless and rely on HD technology for their crisp picture quality. Smart TVs connect to your Wi-Fi and are made for streaming your favorite movies, shows, and games. You may also be able to control devices around your home with a smart TV.
- Are you tired of losing the remote? With the Insignia HD Smart TV, you can watch TV shows, launch applications, and play music with just the sound of your voice.
- When integrated with Alexa, the Toshiba 32-inch Smart HD 720p TV may be operated by voice recognition. Watch live TV shows or stream content from its library of over 500,000 shows and movies.
- The Samsung 50-inch 4K Smart TV displays movies and shows in vibrant color with its 4K crystal processor. Pair with Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control.
23. Smart Video Displays
Smart displays show more than just the time and weather; these handy devices can become your virtual assistant. You can update a to-do list or add events to a calendar with the display’s voice recognition capability.
The Echo Show 8 integrates with Alexa, letting you make video calls and make announcements through other connected devices in your home. With its 8-inch HD screen and stereo sound, you can watch TV shows, catch up on the news, and even play the latest tunes to keep you entertained.
Through the Echo Show 8, you can control smart devices around your home. Turn down the thermostat, turn off the lights, or use the display to monitor your outdoor security camera.
24. Smart Coffee Makers
What better way to start the morning than with a cup of fresh coffee brewed to your liking? With the Hamilton Beach Works with Alexa Smart Coffee Maker, you can start brewing or change the strength of your morning coffee with just a voice command. You can even turn off the coffee maker remotely through the app.
With its easy Alexa connection, your morning cup of coffee is only a command away!
25. Smart Watches
These compact devices mirror the functionality of a smartphone. You can make and receive calls and texts, read the latest news, and set alarms, all from your wrist.
Smartwatches, such as the Fitbit Versa 2, are water-resistant and can record and track such physical activities as your daily steps and calories burned. With Alexa built-in, the sound of your voice can control smart devices and play music.
For non-Android users, the Apple Watch may be a better fit. The Apple Watch Series 6 is compatible with iOS devices and uses Siri for voice recognition features. You can receive and make calls and send texts, play music, and track your activity.
26. Smart Air Fryers
With a smart air fryer, you can avoid overcooking dinner by monitoring meal preparation from your phone.
- The COSORI Smart Air Fryer lets you control your fryer through a VeSync app or by voice command with Alexa or Google Assistant. You change temperature and receive reminders on your phone while dinner is cooking. The app comes with 100-pre-programmed in-app recipes to make life easier.
- The COSORI Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo lets you toast, bake, and broil dinner for greater versatility. Connect your phone to this smart oven to adjust cooking temperature and time, control the light and fan, or receive notifications.
27. Smart Ceiling Fans
You can regulate the speed and temperature in your home with a smart ceiling fan. For example, the Mocha Indoor/Outdoor 3-Blade Smart Compatible Ceiling Fan can sync with Android and iOS phones to control speed, enable smart features, and reduce energy costs.
If replacing ceiling fans in your home seems a little too pricey, you can buy a ceiling fan and light control kit that enables Wi-Fi and voice recognition capability at a fraction of the cost.
The Smart Ceiling Fan Remote Control Kit adds Wi-Fi capability to your ceiling fan. Change the speed or turn on or off your ceiling fans through your phone or voice command with Alexa or Google Assistant. This universal kit is easy to install and works with most well-known brands, including Honeywell and Hunter.
28. Smart Blinds
Closing the blinds just got easier. These motorized blinds will open and close on your voice command. These smart blinds can be powered by a remote and can save you money when scheduled to close at times when the sun gets hot.
If your home has blinds that are difficult to reach, smart blinds make it easy to open and close them.
Yoolax Motorized Blinds are made-to-order and can be installed easily. Use the app or remote to control the blinds during the day. They can also connect with Alexa and Google Home when properly bridged.
29. Smart Speakers
Compact and portable, smart speakers produce good sound quality. These speakers can be controlled by voice or an app on your phone.
With the Echo Dot, you can play music and listen to podcasts. You can even play music throughout your house with multiple smart speakers.
Paired with Alexa, your Echo Dot speakers can be used to control smart devices in your home, such as lights, doors, and thermostats. Using Alexa, you can even talk to people in the other room with smart speakers.
30. Smart Glasses
Smart glasses give you hands-free access to Alexa without whipping out your phone. You can call a friend through the frames, hear notifications and alerts, or turn off the lights in your home.
Echo Frames has open-ear audio so you can hear messages and notifications discreetly. The frames will automatically adjust the volume control based on the noise in your surroundings. The frames are equipped with a microphone so you can ask Alexa for the latest news or verbally add a task to your to-do list.
The mic can easily be turned off for privacy. If you do not want to hear every notification and alert, you can program the glasses to send specific ones only. Just swipe the temple of the glasses to hear.
FORM Smart Swim Goggles
FORM Smart Swim Goggles track your activity and vitals while you swim. When you connect with a Garmin smartwatch or Apple Watch, you can see your real-time GPS distance and pace, time, and heart rate.
Use the app with your Android or iOS phone to review your swim performance and get customized workouts.
Smart sunglasses are durable for outdoor use. Whether cycling, walking or driving, the GELETE Smart SunGlasses are made with an open-ear speaker, which lets you make calls or listen to music without blocking out the sounds around you.
They connect easily to devices that are Bluetooth-enabled, such as phones, tablets, and laptops. You can access navigation, music, and messages without your phone.
These smart sunglasses have polarized lenses to keep your eyes safe from the sun. They are waterproof to resist rain and sweat.
Home Streamliner’s Take
Smart devices and gadgets make life easier, no matter if you’re at home, work, or out and about.
- With smart glasses, watches, notebooks, and appliances, it is easy to get other tasks done without interruption.
- Robotic vacuums and mops, smart fragrance dispensers, and technology-enabled air purifiers keep our homes clean and fresh.
- Smart cameras, doorbells, and garage door openers give us a sense of security.
- You can even improve your overall health and well-being with smart gadgets that monitor your sleep patterns, track your blood pressure, and teach you how to sit more comfortably at work.
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