Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

When you combine the latest technology with user-friendly capabilities, you get products that impact daily schedules and functions for the better. Smart home gadgets in particular do things such as tackle chores, provide extra home security and can even help save on energy costs.

2017 has a wide range of smart home gadgets, but only a few really deserved to be mentioned. For the best in smart home gadgets, these are at the top of the list:

Amazon Echo

Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

Amazon Echo is a device that does it all. It’s a hands-free speaker with voice control. Using the Alexa Voice Service (Amazon’s smart cloud-based voice service), Amazon Echo can do things like: answer questions, give weather forecasts, provide sports updates, play audio books and music, as well as perform smart home functions.

With its seven built-in microphones, Echo can detect voices from as far as across the room. It also features an impressive 360º audio, emitted from every angle— perfect for playing music. Amazon Echo is Bluetooth-enabled, so it’s easy to stream and play music on iTunes. It’s also compatible with streaming services like Pandora, iHeartRadio and Spotify.

When it comes to smart home capabilities, Amazon echo works with compatible connected devices to control things such as: lights, thermostats, locks, appliances, etc. Amazon Echo is the perfect hub for any smart home.

BeOn Home: Smart Security Lighting

Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

BeOn transforms home lighting—while adding features. It provides four essential functions: use lighting to help deter potential burglars from approaching, provide lighting when someone rings the doorbell, provide lighting when the power goes out (allows 5 hours of backup lighting), and offer emergency lighting when the smoke alarm goes off. And rather than using traditional programed timers while you are away, BeOn actually learns your lighting schedule, providing the appearance that someone is home. BeOn can be installed both in and outdoors and operates using Bluetooth connectivity—so you can control it using a smartphone.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro features a motion-activated camera that displays video in HD and also includes two-way audio for easy voice communication. Regardless of whether you are at home or away, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro alerts you on your smart iOS or Android device whenever someone is at the door—in real time. So you can instantly see who is at the door, and communicate with them too. Another bonus: video footage can be recorded in 1080p HD.

Moen’s U connected shower

Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

There’s a standard shower and then there’s a Moen’s U connect shower—and they are vastly different. For starters, the U is a digital shower device that is both Wi-Fi and Cloud-based. With it, a smartphone can be used to preheat the shower, control the water temperature and time the duration of the shower. The U smartphone app provides up to 12 personalized presets to help created the perfect shower experience. The U comes equipped with a 5” LCD screen to help monitor shower settings.

Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System

Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

This Bluetooth-enabled smart cooking system is changing how people cook. It doesn’t matter what your cooking abilities are—whether you are starting out in the kitchen or an expert chef; this smart technology will benefit anyone looking to prepare a tasty meal. How it works: the Hestan Cue induction burner communicates with the recipe app to control the pan temperature and cooking time. With step-by-step recipe app instructions and video-guided recipes, the greatest dishes are simply waiting to be made.


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