Looking for a unique gift for your tech-savvy family and friends? What about IoT-based smart home automation devices? Such future devices make people’s lives easier, provide constant entertainment, and help automate household duties.
Not only that, but these devices will not put a strain on your wallet. Is it intriguing to you? Continue reading to locate the ideal gift for your friends and family.
The Amazon Echo is a futuristic voice-controlled device that is powered by Alexa, Amazon’s AI-based Siri competitor. Echo is a voice-controlled speaker that reports the weather, plays music, answers questions, and controls other IoT devices such as lights, switches, and thermostats.
If you already have a speaker and find Echo to be too expensive, consider the Echo Dot, which is an Echo without a speaker.
SmartThings Hub is a controller hub, which connects other IoT devices wirelessly. It serves as the brain of a smart home, allowing you to monitor and control all of your smart gadgets. You can control lights, locks, cameras, thermostats, and a variety of other devices in your house from anywhere with the accompanying mobile app.
Google Home is the company’s answer to Amazon Echo, a smart home device that allows for voice-controlled entertainment and other functions. This device, which is powered by Google Assistant, delivers the power of Google’s AI to your home in the same way that Google Now does on your phone.
With Google’s technology, you can ask questions, listen to music, get weather and traffic reports, set alarms and reminders, control other IoT devices, and much more.
The Logitech Harmony Elite is a simple universal home control system that also reacts to Amazon Alexa instructions. From a single controller, you can control many devices, schedule recordings, turn on lights, and much more.
Its one-touch actions make it simple to move between your favorite channels or games, as well as Netflix, Apple TV, and other services, and it lets you build custom or scheduled actions for enhanced experiences.
Nest Protect is a smart home smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. Unlike typical fire alarms, this device doesn’t only beep to let you know there’s a problem; it also speaks to you to let you know what and where the problem is.
When Nest Protect detects a problem, it sends an alarm to your phone, and the app also shows the state of its sensors and batteries.
Nest Cam’s 24/7 live video broadcast allows you to monitor your home from your smartphone at any time of day or night. When this device detects any activity, it sends you phone alerts as well as emails with images.
It has a built-in speaker and microphone, so you can use the accompanying app to talk and listen. Not only that, but the camera also features night vision technology, allowing you to see the entire room even in the dark.
August Doorbell Cam is a one-of-a-kind entry-door surveillance camera. You can always keep an eye on your visitors and pretend to be home even if you aren’t with its one-way video and mic capabilities.
It provides notifications when the doorbell is pressed, as well as alerts when motion is detected. Its premium recording option allows you to save the video stream to the cloud and watch recordings from the past 30 days.
Dropcam Pro is a high-tech live video recording camera that allows you to monitor a location, person, or animal. Unlike the Nest Cam, this device saves the video feed to the cloud, allowing you to go back up to 30 days in time.
It delivers motion notifications and includes a speaker and microphone for two-way communication via the app. In addition, the camera has zoom and night vision capabilities, allowing you to film videos at night.
August Smart Lock turns your smartphone into a key for the front door of your home. You can use Siri on your iOS devices to lock and unlock the door at any time, for anyone, from anywhere.
It allows you to create virtual keys for your visitors with specific expiry durations and keep track of who comes and goes using the activity log, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ecobee3 is a smart home wireless multi-room thermostat. The device communicates with various sensors located throughout the room to detect temperature changes and modify settings for maximum comfort and cost savings. You can operate it with your smartphone, and it’s compatible with Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, and other smart home devices.
The WeMo Insight Switch is a smart plug that allows you to automate your house with ease. You can use your smartphone to operate any dumb gadget with this ingenious switch.
The device’s Away Mode turns on and off at random to confound potential attackers. Not only that, but you can also track energy usage, set schedules, and receive notifications when devices turn on or off. For effective automation, Insight Switch works with Amazon Alexa, Nest, and IFTTT.
Crock-Pot The WeMo Smart Slow Cooker is a smart person’s wireless remote-controlled cooker. You can schedule cooking the food (for example, every night), turn on or off the cooker, monitor its state and temperature, and take control from anywhere using the WeMo app. When the dish is ready, the device will send you a notification.
Mr. Coffee, if you’re reading this, you For coffee aficionados, the WeMo Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker is a wireless remote-controlled coffee maker. You can brew a pot of coffee with your phone and the WeMo app from anywhere.
You may use the app to schedule the coffee maker, for example, to make coffee every morning, and to monitor and change its brewing settings. The device will also notify you when the coffee is ready to be consumed.
iDevices Socket is a fantastic wireless bulb adaptor that allows you to use any light bulb and control it with your smartphone from anywhere. The adaptor operates without a hub and can listen to commands from Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, similar to Philips Hue without the lights. Its companion app allows you to monitor and even schedule lights.
Philips Hue is a smart home lighting system that allows you to manage your lights from anywhere in the house using your smartphone or Amazon Alexa.
The lights can glow in 16 million hues and 50 thousand shades of white light, offering you the ultimate personal lighting experience. Its bridge connects to 50 beautiful lights and synchronizes them with your music, movies, and games for a really immersive experience.
Rachio is a cutting-edge sprinkler controller for a smarter home that saves water and lowers energy expenses. The controller uses advanced algorithms and tried-and-true procedures to plan watering and reacts to local weather forecasts.
You may control the sprinklers from anywhere using your phone or computer, or you can use Amazon Echo, Nest, IFTTT, and other home platforms to command them.
Holmes The WeMo Smart True-HEPA Premium Air Purifier is a smart home air purifier with a wireless remote control. You can check air quality, alter settings, and make routines from anywhere on your phone with its free companion app.
The device sends out alerts for air quality and even when it needs to be cleaned and maintained – pretty clever, huh?
The Inkbird Aqua Controller is an intelligent aquarium controller that allows you to pursue your hobby without turning it into a full-time job. This application monitors and controls your aquarium to ensure that your favorite aquatic species have a healthy environment to live in.
Not only that, but it also detects errors, takes corrective action, and alerts you to the concerns on your phone.
The iRobot Roomba 960 is a smart home robot vacuum cleaner that you can manage and monitor from your phone, as well as schedule cleaning. For full coverage and quick cleaning, it employs an adaptive cleaning algorithm.
Roobma is so smart that when the battery runs out, it instantly recharges and keeps cleaning. Furthermore, its innovative system regulates power automatically for optimal cleaning results.
All of this can be found in the gift shop. Which of the above smart devices will you choose? Please let us know if you know of any other tech-enabled smart-home gifts for techies in the comments section.