It's 2017 and smart homes are not a thing of the future anymore. As futuristic as some of the devices may appear, getting your hands on them isn't big a deal now with affordable Amazon smart home appliances.
So, what are we waiting for? Let's have a peek at some awesome smart home gadgets you can get this Black Friday.
1. Echo Dot
Let's start with a couple of in-house products from Amazon. The first one is the second generation Echo Dot. Capable of voice recognition, the tiny Amazon assistant can not only set up alarms and reminders but also play music and news on demand.
What's more? Controlling smart devices with the Echo Dot is a child's play. Since Christmas is also close, you can utilize the combo deals to gift a couple of Echo Dots to your buddies.
In a seasonal offer from Amazon, you'd get one device free if you buy six or $20 off on purchase of three Echo Dots.
While you are at it, don't forget to dress the Echo Dot in a couple of trendy suits and cases because "winter is coming".
2. Echo + Philips Hue Lights
If you're thinking of getting a couple of smart gadgets this Black Friday, the Echo + Philips Hue combo would be a good deal.
Though a bit expensive at $331.97, you can save around $53 with this combo and you get a Phillips Hue White, Color Smart Bulb Starter Kit, and Dimmable LightStrip along with the Echo.
3. Vondrix Wake Up Light Alarm Clock
Yes, sleeping is blissful. No matter how much we love to sleep, we have to wake up to the real world every day (bummer, I know!). If you find the 'waking up' part to be too hard, trust the Vondrix Wake Up Alarm clock to get you out of bed on time.
Though not a smart device, it does its job quite smartly. It's an alarm clock, which mimics the movement of the Sun and wakes you up with gentle tunes.
4. Nonda iHere 3.0 (Gen 2) Tracker
Lose your car keys or wallet too often? Here's a smart way to keep track of them. The nonda iHere 3.0 is a Bluetooth-enabled tracker that tracks your belongings from up to 75 feet.
The app works on both iOS and Android. A perfect gift, this tracker also doubles up as a selfie remote.
5. EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus 1080p Home Camera
Enhance your home security this Black Friday with a range of smart home cameras. Though Amazon is offering many such deals, we found the EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus 1080p camera to be the most suitable and affordable option.
For $68, it comes with a 92°wide angle lens, smart motion tracking, two-way talk capability, and free cloud storage and Alexa integration.
6. Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub
It isn't just smart TVs and smartphones that Samsung is known for. It might come as surprise but Samsung also has an ultra cool lineup of smart home gadgets.
All you need to do is install the gadgets at your place, get the SmartThings app on your iPhone or Android device and work the gadgets remotely.
7. Etekcity Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Another cool smart plug is the Etekcity Wi-Fi Smart Plug. What makes this smart plug interesting is that you can integrate it with Amazon Echo and Dot.
From controlling your household items to tracking power usage, the smart plug can ease your workload to a great extent. What's more? You can easily get routine tasks scheduled using the app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android.
Home Smart Home!
Hurry up and make good use of all the discounts and offers this Black Friday and get your very own smart home set up. Trust me, life gets way easier after you start using an integrated smart home system.
So, which one of these will end up in your cart today? Do drop us a line or two in comments.
All product pictures are sourced from Amazon.com