Smarten Up Your Home – Top Tech Picks!

With so many options to smarten up your home, check out TechRadar’s top recommendations for the best devices to get...

Smarten Up Your Home – Top Tech Picks!

With so many options to smarten up your home, check out TechRadar’s top recommendations for the best devices to get your house up to speed!

amazonecho

Best smart speaker: Amazon Echo (2nd Gen)

 

While the tech stays the same, the new Amazon Echo has been given a much-needed makeover with a price just too compelling to resist.

 

Buy on Amazon – $129.99

winhub2

Best smart home hub: Wink Hub 2

 

Wink allows your diverse collection of smart products to speak the same wireless language so you can easily control them from the free Wink app.

 

Buy on Amazon – $224

phlipshue

Best smart light bulbs: Philips Hue

 

The Philips Hue allows you to make your entire lighting system internet connected.

 

Buy on Amazon – $19.68

nesthermostate

Best smart thermostat: Nest Thermostat E

 

Although the Nest Thermostat E may not be as compatible as its more expensive sibling, it’s still an excellent choice for a smart thermostat on a budget.

 

Buy on Staples – $229

netgeararloq

Best smart security camera: NetGear Arlo Q

 

If you’re looking for a discrete way to monitor your property in Full HD quality, this user-friendly device could be it! Comes with free 7-day cloud storage.

 

Buy on Amazon – $179

tplinkhs200

Best smart switch: TP-Link HS200 Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch

 

The TP-Link HS200 works great for turning electronics on or off from anywhere! Use the Kasa app, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa via your smartphone.

 

Buy on Amazon – $39.99

wemoswtich

Best smart plug: Belkin WeMo Insight Smart Plug

 

The Belkin WeMo Insight smart switch allows you to: monitor your energy usage, schedule your switches on or off, and work from your Nest thermostat modes.

 

Buy on Amazon – $59.99

smartlockpro

Best smart lock: August Smart Lock Pro

 

The August Smart Lock Pro fits onto your existing deadbolt and allows you to use your old key, while still having the benefits of a smart lock like connecting with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant.

 

Buy on Amazon – $277

nestprotect

Best smart smoke detector: Nest Protect

 

Connect the Nest Protect to Wi-Fi and it will send an alert to your phone if the alarm goes off or the batteries run low.

 

Buy on Amazon – $139

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