We can’t pinpoint when our home suddenly needed its Ph.D. to accommodate us. Was it Alexa playing whatever song that came to mind? Or maybe it was the first time our Google Assistant turned off the lights for us. One smart thermostat later, and we’re hooked. If your goal is to make your home the smartest on the block, keep reading. These gadgets will help you do just that.
Whether your hands are full or you just don’t want to move, the Wyze Plug allows you to command your home with your voice or finger. This also means you can control electrical outlets while you’re away, so you never again have to worry about whether you turned something off. Wyze also gives you the power to manage an entire room at once, set timers on electronics (so you can wake up to freshly brewed coffee), and make it look like your house is occupied while you’re on vacation.
iRobot Braava Jet ($449.99, shop here)
Who has time to mop their floors – especially when a device can do it for you? You can tell this robot where to clean and mop messes as soon as they happen. You can also establish keep-out zones and never have to worry about the battery because if your robot mop senses the battery is dying, it takes itself to the charging station. You can also control your Braava via voice assistant or the app. It couldn’t be easier to keep your floors looking polished at all times.
If you love creating the perfect sleeping atmosphere, consider this smart humidifier. You can set your ideal humidity to maintain at all times and add your favorite essential oils to spread relaxing aromas while you slumber. Via the app, you can turn on the humidifier long before bed. And with a 4-liter water tank, your humidifier lasts about five days.
Curbot Smart Curtain Rod Opener ($129.99, shop here)
While this may seem like nothing, this gadget can actually help you live healthier. This device is easy to install and gives you the power to set timers so that your curtains automatically close at night and open in the morning. You will save big on energy by reducing the need for air-conditioning and heating when you sync your curtains with the season and position of the sun.
GeekTale Smart Door Knob ($69.99, shop here)
We are all about feeling safe in our own home, which is why we love these smart door knobs controlled by your fingerprint, an app, or an emergency key. And this doesn’t necessarily have to be used for your front door; it can also be used in bedrooms, offices, or hotels. The knob is installed easily with a screwdriver and is guaranteed to fit most U.S. door sizes.