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Smart Home Devices That Will Make Your Home Feel Futuristic

A Curated Collection of the Best Smart Home Devices

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As the world of internet-connected devices continues to grow, more interesting and amazing smart home devices are starting to pop up. From voice-activated speakers to smart bulbs, there’s plenty of things to make our homes smarter and our lives easier. Here’s a collection of the best smart home devices to take your home to the next level.

A Smart Lightning Strip to Accent Your Home

LIFX Z is the lighting strip that uses Wi-Fi to create the perfect light for you at any moment. A simple-to-use app allows you to fine tune your lighting experience; control your entire strip or select colors for addressable zones - the choice is yours.

LIFX Z LED Lightstrip
LIFX Z Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Strip
LIFX Z LED Lightstrip
  • 2 meters of zoned lighting.
  • Easy setup with no extra hardware required.
  • Can provide millions of colors or different shades of white.
  • Lasts up to 22.8 years.
$79.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $79.99

A Complete Security System in a Single Device

Not only is Canary the smartest home security solution on the market, it’s also the simplest. Just set Canary on a shelf or table, plug it in, and connect it to the internet using the iPhone or Android app. The best part is that there's no contracts or required monthly fees and free cloud storage.

Canary Home Security Camera
Canary All-in-One Home Security Device
Canary Home Security Camera
  • Stream real-time video of your home with Canary's 1080p HD camera, 147 degree wide-angle lens, automatic night vision, and high-quality audio
  • Protect your home with Canary's 90+ dB siren, motion-activated recording, auto-arm/disarm, and instant access to local authorities
  • Monitor air quality, temperature, and humidity to help understand how your home might affect your health
  • Receive instant video alerts on your iOS or Android device
  • No Installation/Contracts/Monthly Fees Required
$149.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $149.99

The Easiest Smart Bulb with No Hub or Extra Hardware Required

The LIFX Wi-Fi smart LED light bulb is an adjustable, multicolor, dimmable smart bulb. It produces 1100 lumens, 16 million colors and 1000 shades of warm to cool whites and it can all be controlled right from your smartphone or even using Alexa. The best part is that it requires no hub whatsoever. Just install and you're ready to go.

LIFX Wi-Fi Smart Bulb
LIFX Wi-Fi Smart Bulb
LIFX Wi-Fi Smart Bulb
  • 16 million colors and warm to cool whites
  • Works with Alexa for voice control
  • Easy to set up, built-in Wi-Fi
  • no hub required
  • Bright
  • equivalent to 75W bulb
  • Works with Nest and SmartThings
$59.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $59.99

A HomeKit-Enabled Smart In-Wall Lightning Kit

Controlling lights, shades, and temperature from a mobile device or with Siri’s help has never been easier or more reliable. The Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Bridge allows for setup, control and monitoring from your iPhone, iPad, and even your Apple Watch. It’s also Apple HomeKit-enabled and works with Siri.

Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Kit
Lutron Caseta
Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Kit
  • Works with Siri and Amazon Alexa for voice control.
  • Provides simple and personalized control of your lights, shades, and temperature.
  • Schedule lights to turn on at specific times; enable the time clock feature to automatically adjust lights for fall/spring time changes.
  • Included Smart bridge supports up to 50 devices and works with Alexa, Homekit, Ecobee, Nest, Sonos, and more.
$189.95
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $189.95

Light Spaces in New, Creative Ways

With the Philips Hue Go Light, you can transform your home with high-quality white and colored light. Play with 16 million colors and 50 thousand shades of white. Sync your lights with music, TV, and games for an immersive effect. It's pretty awesome.

Philips Hue Go Light
Philips Hue Go
Philips Hue Go Light
  • Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control (hub required)
  • Full control from your smart device for extended features and light recipes
  • Natural dynamic effects
  • enhance your special moment with living light
  • Experience millions of colors and white light with 300-lumen output
  • Smart battery management for maximum freedom and portability
  • up to 3 hours of battery life
$69.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $69.99

A Beautiful Outdoor Lamp that Doubles as a Security Camera

Night or day, Kuna’s smart outdoor security camera system detects movement at your door and sends actionable alerts to your iOS device, allowing you to safely take action using Kuna’s lights(s), HD live video feed, two-way intercom, prerecorded deterrent messages, and 100+ decibel siren.

Kuna Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera
Kuna Smart Home
Kuna Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera
  • Two-way intercom: safely hear and talk to people outside your home anytime.
  • Activity alerts: receive actionable notifications on your mobile device.
  • Outdoor siren: manually deter unwanted visitors with a 100+ decibel siren.
  • DIY easy install: 15 min setup, no wires and no need to replace batteries.
$149.98
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $149.98

24/7 Security No Matter Where You Are

The Nest Cam Outdoor is well-designed, waterproof and easy-to-install security camera. You can install it over the front door and watch who comes and goes or you can mount it outside the garage to keep an eye on the driveway. It produces clear images and you can monitor everything right from your smartphone, making it one of the best outdoor cameras you can buy.

Nest Cam Outdoor
Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera
Nest Cam Outdoor
  • 130° wide-angle view and all-glass lens let you look after home in crisp 1080p HD, day and night
  • When Nest Cam Outdoor detects activity, it can send a phone alert or email with a photo of the event
  • Weatherproof camera, cable, and adapter, so you can leave it out in the rain
  • Built-in speaker and microphone, and lets you talk and listen through the app
  • Simple DIY installation
$199.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $199.99

Turn Your Electronics On or Off From Anywhere

The Belkin Wi-Fi enabled Wemo Switch lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere. It uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, heaters, fans and more. Simply download the free Wemo App, plug the switch into an outlet in your home, and plug any device into the switch. You can even us it with Alexa!

WeMo Switch Smart Plug
WeMo Switch Smart Plug
WeMo Switch Smart Plug
  • Works with Nest Thermostat so your lights and appliances “know” when you’re home or away, and respond automatically
  • Plug in a Wemo Switch, download the free app, and start controlling your lights and appliances from anywhere
$34.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $34.99

A Beautiful, Well-Designed Smart Thermostat

A beautiful, well-designed smart thermostat that learns the temperatures you like and programs itself in about a seven days. It also shows you how much energy you use every day in Energy History and every month in your Home Report.

Nest Thermostat
Best Smart Home Devices Nest Thermostat
Nest Thermostat
  • Learns the temperatures you like and programs itself in about a week
  • Automatically turns itself down when nobody’s home to help you save energy
  • Connect your thermostat to Wi‑Fi to control the temperature from your phone, tablet or laptop
  • Check your Energy History in the Nest app to see how much energy you use and why
  • Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control
$215.00
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $215.00

Watch, Talk to and Play with Your Pets in Real Time

Are you a pet owner that's always wondering what your little buddy is doing while you're away at work? Never wonder again because the PetCube is here to not only provide you 24/7 surveillance, but it also provides built-in lasers for entertainment. Wow, just wow.

Petcube Play
Petcube Play 1080p Video
Petcube Play
  • Real-time 1080p HD video with a 138-degree wide-angle view, night vision, and 3x digital zoom.
  • Two-way audio to talk to and hear your pet.
  • Built-in laser toy controlled from your phone or set to autoplay mode to regularly play and exercise your pet.
$179.00
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $179.00

A Beautiful Spy Camera to Protect Your Family

Security cameras come in all shapes and sizes. This one is especially nice since it hides in a beautiful design. By default, the camera takes a series of motion detected pictures, in the daytime and nighttime. The camera deletes older files, making room for new ones when the SD memory card becomes full. The user can modify camera functions and parameters in a text file of an SD memory card.

Spy Lantern Surveillance Camera
Spy Lantern Surveillance Camera
  • Based on 16 megapixels (4608 x 3456 pixels) Canon PowerShot camera adaptable CCD sensor
  • 5 – 12 mm focal length (zoom) wide angle lens
  • Standalone outdoor design with 128 GB SD memory card
$279.00
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $279.00

Turn Your Amazon Dot into an Echo

Did you buy an Amazon Dot, but then realized its limitations? Now there's VAUX, a cordless home speaker for Amazon's smallest Alexa-enabled device. With VAUX, you'll never have to worry about running out of battery life and best of all, you can take it with you too. Simply place your Dot into the top of the VAUX, plug in internal connectors and your good to go.

Vaux
Vaux
  • Enjoy up to six hours of portable run time with our rechargeable lithium ion battery.
  • Dual 52mm Drivers and a passive radiator for impressive sound and bass
  • Compatible with 2nd Generation Dot
  • Use Amazon Dot's Power Supply and Cable to Charge VAUX
  • 3.5mm Aux Input for use with external mobile players
$49.95
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $49.95

A Voice-Activated Speaker Powered by Google Assistant

Imagine if Siri was built into a speaker. That's what Google Home is. You can use your voice to request music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks. It works with Android and of course iOS, and it's capable of controlling compatible smart home devices such as Chromecast or Nest.

Google Home
Google Home
  • Play tunes from services like YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Spotify
  • Get answers to things you want to know including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, and more
  • With your permission, Google Home can help you with things like your commute and flight information
  • Ask Google Home to stream videos to your TV with Chromecast or to turn up your Nest thermostat
$129.99
available
on Best Buy
* price at time of publishing was $129.99