Cheap Smart Home Gadgets You Should Know About
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Technology is evolving at an unexpected pace so it should come as no surprise to notice the fact that smart home gadgets are quickly becoming more and more affordable. While when many smart gadgets appeared, they were really expensive, nowadays you can easily buy some that are great and pretty cheap. You will find some that are pretty interesting and you might want to look at below.
Amazon Echo Dot
For only $50 you can get the Dot, the cheapest gadget featuring the highly popular Amazon Alexa. It allows you to get really fast recommendations for music, news, alarms, restaurants and movie times at a pretty low price tag. The gadget can be linked with other smart home technology in order to easily trigger appliances, lights and so on, all with the use of your voice. You can even talk with a plumber like fixitrightplumbing.com.au/plumber-mornington/ in order to install some smart faucets to be then activated via voice.
Philips Hue Starter Kit
Smart lights are more affordable than ever. Phillips Hue stands out as the market leader so why not just get the starter kit, which costs only $60. It connects Hue Bridge with the home’s WiFi network and allows you to take advantage of many interesting features, like automatically turning on the lights as you get home, turning them off when you live, dimming lights with Alexa or Siri commands and making lights cooler if you need to do some work.
Chamberlain MyQ-Garage Controller
For just $95 you can use this gadget in order to control the security of your garage. The gadget will alert you whenever the garage door is left opened as you leave home and you can easily set it up in order to allow you to open doors with a smartphone app. Do you have friends that come over and you are not home? Use the app to open the garage door for them.
For around $40 you can use this smart plug adaptor that you put in an outlet and includes Apple HomeKit and features built-in nightlight. Use the gadget to control different devices in your home, all with the use of Siri.
Belkin WeMo Light Switch
Belkin’s $48 smart light system is a little complicated if you want to set it up alone but once you get it working, it is really good. Its appearance is similar to that of the normal switch but it will connect to the WiFi network of your home so you can add the device to other smart devices you control, all through the use of Alexa commands.
D-Link DCH-S160 Wi-Fi Water Sensor
The name does not sound great but this $60 smart gadget is pretty useful for homeowners since it automatically alerts whenever there are flooding issues that appeared. This is possible through both visual and audible alerts. Obviously, you will also get a notification on your smartphone. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, this gadget can help you out a lot.
Amazon Fire Stick
The Amazon Fire Stick available in two form factors, set-top box and HDMI plug-in stick with, in general, lesser specifications than the contemporaneous boxes. The current set-top box model is the Fire TV Cube with embedded Amazon Echo smart speaker, while the stick form factor encompasses three models, the entry-level Fire TV Stick Lite, the standard Fire TV Stick, and the high-end Fire TV Stick 4K (the last of which effectively replaced the third-generation Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD “pendant”