7 Best Smart Home Gadgets You Should Have In 2017

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I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of a home that’s smart. When I’m not working or writing, I’m probably watching sci-fi shows like Star Trek and The Expanse. And while they’re set in the future and involve aliens, space travel and many other things that aren’t quite possible yet, there are plenty of technologies we can use right now to make our houses smarter. So here’s a list of the best smart home gadgets on the market right now:

Nest Learning Thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat has a simple, easy-to-use interface. The thermostat can be controlled from anywhere using your phone and it learns from you to help you save energy. It also comes with a remote sensor that will monitor temperature in different parts of the house so that the whole place is comfortable at all times. This gadget is perfect for those who like their homes to be as energy efficient as possible while still being comfortable when they’re there!

Philips Hue Smart Bulb Starter Kit

If you’re looking for the best smart home gadgets to invest in, the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 E26 Starter Kit is one of them. The kit comes with three bulbs (that can be controlled individually or together) that are compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant. You also get an LED hub to connect your lights to other devices that have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi capabilities.

The smart lights come in a variety of colors including white, warm white, cool white (which resembles natural sunlight), amber/orange and green/blue tones as well as reds, blues and purples — perfect for setting the mood at any time of day!

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

The Echo Dot is a tiny smart speaker that uses Alexa Voice Service to play music, control smart home devices, provide information and read the news. It has 7 microphones to ensure far-field voice recognition. The 2nd Gen model also comes with Bluetooth connectivity so you can connect it to your speakers or headphones.

The main difference between this model and its predecessor is that this one has an improved built-in speaker which gives it better sound quality than before. It’s also smaller than before so it won’t take up much space on your desk or table top!

Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control

The Logitech Harmony Elite is a universal remote control that can control up to 15 devices, including televisions, set-top boxes and home theater systems. It has a color touchscreen that makes it easy to use and is compatible with over 270,000 devices.

Orvibo WiFi Smart Plug Mini Outlets

Orvibo WiFi Smart Plug Mini Outlets

The Orvibo WiFi Smart Plug Mini Outlets work with Alexa and Google Assistant to turn devices on/off from anywhere. It can be used with Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit devices to remotely control lights, fans and TVs from your smartphone or tablet.

TP-Link HS100 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, 3-Way, No Hub Required, Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana, White (HS100)

TP-Link HS100 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, 3-Way, No Hub Required, Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana, White (HS100)

  • Kasa smart home devices connect to your home WiFi network and work together to make life easier.
  • The Smart Light Switch works with Amazon Alexa for voice control of your lights or scenes when paired with a compatible hub (not included). Use multiple switches to control groups of lights or add them to scenes for synchronized illumination throughout the house.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robotic Vacuum Cleaning System with Wi-Fi Connectivity – Works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit – Gray/Black (Certified Refurbished)

If you’re looking for a smart robotic vacuum, then the iRobot Roomba 690 is one of the best options on the market. It’s compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit so you can control it using your voice or app. You can also schedule cleanings with ease using the app–just press “clean” and your Roomba will start working its magic!

The iRobot Roomba 690 comes with three cleaning modes: automatic cleaning mode (where it goes around in a random pattern), edge cleaning mode (which targets hard-to-reach areas) and spot cleaning mode (for those pesky spots that need extra attention). The vacuum has five times more suction power than previous models at 1,000 Pa (.1 inch water column), so it picks up even large debris like cereal flakes off hardwood floors without leaving behind any streaks or dust bunnies under furniture pieces like other vacuums often do when they miss spots while moving around during regular cleanings throughout each week/month depending on how often one wants their house cleaned up regularly throughout days/months depending on frequency desired by homeowners who want weekly/monthly visits from professionals such as maids


At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that smart home technology is still in its infancy. There are a lot of different devices out there and it can be hard to choose which ones are right for your needs and budget. We hope that this list has helped simplify things a bit by highlighting some of our favorite products on the market right now!

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