In the past decade or so, we have seen some path breaking innovations in the field of technology. There have been a number of gadgets and devices that have come up which have literally made our lives easier. A few of these gadgets have even made their way into our homes. However, most of these high tech devices come at a price. There is nothing to be dis-heartened about it as there are still a few of the gadgets that can be brought home by only spending a few dollars.
Below are the names of all the best smart home gadgets that you can get for under $100.
- Amazon Eco Dot
The Amazon Eco Dot is the second generation Amazon Eco which is available at a very affordable price. You will get the same intelligent personal assistant called Alexa, developed by Amazon that you found on the first gen Amazon Eco. The price point at which the Eco Dot is available makes it the cheapest and the best home gadget. Alexa will recognize the sound of your voice and will give you an update regarding the latest news, play music for you, set alarms and even give you restaurant recommendations.
- TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug
TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug is a one stop solution for all the devices that you use on a daily basis at your home. Just plug in the smart Wi-Fi plug to any of the sockets and connect it to the Wi-Fi network of your home. What ever you will plug into the socket can be controlled remotely with the help of a smartphone or a tablet. One great feature about the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug is that it will enable you to monitor all the energy levels of your devices which will give you an indication of the energy that is consumed by the different devices.
- Philips Hue Starter Kit
The Philips Hue Starter Kit has two smart light bulbs that can be fit easily to any of the existing light sockets. The starter kit is one of the best ways to get smart lighting to your home that too at an affordable price. All you need to do is screw in the bulbs and attach the included hue Bridge to the Wi-Fi network. The Philips Hue Starter Kit has a support for voice control and can work seamlessly with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.
- Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm
This gadget is a must have at all our homes. The Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm will detect any kind of smoke or fire at your home and alert you in the form of alarms. The gadget can be connected to your smartphone that will enable you to silence the alarm. In case the smoke levels are too high, a voice alarm will be triggered along with the location information and a red pulsing LED.
- D-Link DCH-S160 Wi-Fi Water Sensor
This is a pretty useful gadget that will detect any kind of flooding issues that may occur at your home. The sensor will alert you in the form of visual and audio alerts. As the sensor can be connected with your smartphone notifications will be sent to it also. This is a must have gadget at our homes as you never know when a flooding issue may arise.
- Roku Express Streaming Stick
The latest mini media streamer is one of the cheapest devices from Roku. It is the perfect source of entertainment as you will get an access to more than 350,000 movies and TV shows. It can be connected to any TV with the help of the included HDMI Port. Just plug in the gadget and connect it to the Wi-Fi network of your home. You will be ready to play full HD videos that too with Dolby audio. You also get a remote that will provide you with an easy navigation on the screen.
- Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleeper with SmartConnect
Now handling your new born baby will not be a hard job anymore. All thanks to the Fisher Price Newborn Rocker. It comes with all the SmartConnect features that will enable you to keep your newborn baby in the most comfortable manner. Connect the rocker to your Android or iOS device and easily make changes in the sounds, motion, music and the vibrations. The rocker is not on the expensive side which gives another reason to the new parents to buy it.
- Blink Home Security Camera
The security camera from Blink is one of the most affordable home security cameras that is available out there. The usage of the security camera is quite simple which has made it a must have gadget in our homes. The security camera works seamlessly with the existing Wi-Fi network and is able to deliver live 720p videos direct to your Android or iOS devices. One nice feature of the Blink Home Security Camera is that it comes with AA batteries that make it quite easy to place the security camera almost anywhere.
In The End
All the gadgets which are mentioned above are quite popular due to their affordable price point. It is recommended to use at least a few of the gadgets that are mentioned in this article at your home. These will completely change the way in which you go about your daily tasks at home.