I get it, tech products can sometimes be a pain to set up, and an even bigger nuisance to upkeep, but this newest crop of “Certified for Humans” smart devices are amazingly just plug and go. Here are our picks for the smartest smart home products on the market now.
This speaker bulb has been a major upgrade to our nightly twin dance parties and my audio book routines. It’s one tap to set up with Bluetooth and connects automatically to your device as you walk into the room making it a seamless process — you can even connect several bulbs for the ultimate surround sound experience. The included remote lets you choose from up to 16 colors which are dimmable and move to the beat of music. At just $16 now, it’s seriously the best “smart” thing in my house.
Shop it: Texsens LED Light Bulb Bluetooth Speaker, $16 (was $18), amazon.com
Using a smart plug should really be as easy as plugging it in, and this one delivers with its “Certified for Humans” label. There’s no need for an Amazon Echo— you can operate it simply with just the Alexa app right on your phone. Easily control lights, fans, and so much more and set up “Away” lighting for when you’re not home. This is super intuitive for the non-tech savvy and 435,000 reviewers definitely agree.
Shop it: Amazon Smart Plug, $25, amazon.com
People love this Ring cam because of its flexibility and portability — simply pop it on a counter or mount it outside with batteries or a small solar panel to keep it charged indefinitely. You can see, hear, and speak to people, even pets, from your phone, tablet or even with Alexa. It offers 1080 HD video, two-way talk and real-time notifications.
Shop it: Ring Stick Up Security Camera, $80 (was $100), amazon.com
Staying on top of your health goals has never been easier than with this smart scale. It automatically syncs your data, including BMI, right into your smartphone and allows hundreds of fitness apps to provide customized plans.
It’s also multi-user friendly and can detect weigh-ins from everyone in the house. I love that it offers a pregnancy setting and “baby mode” so you can easily weigh even your youngest family member. This really is the last scale you’ll ever need to buy!
Shop it: Withings WiFi Smart Scale, $49, amazon.com
As someone who has her hands really full and finds it tough to keep it all together come dinnertime, I really appreciate kitchen tools that keep the fire alarm nice and quiet — you, too?
This smart air fryer listens to you more than your kids and can start and stop cooking with verbal commands! You can keep track of your meal on your phone while you relax on the couch or you know, tackle all 37 other chores before bedtime. It has over 18,000 4.5 star reviews and even sends you alerts to let you know to shake the basket or flip your food.
After a long day you deserve all the crispy, juicy chicken, and none of the fire alarm madness.
Shop it: Cosori Smart WiFi Air Fryer, $105 (was $120), amazon.com
Is there anything the Amazon Echo can’t do? It can stream music, answer questions, broadcast the news, tell jokes, let you know if you need an umbrella, set alarms and voice control your entire home. Verbally command Alexa to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors and so much more. Did you know you can make phone calls, order an Uber and add items to your grocery list too? Alexa can even “flip a coin” for you to play your odds at who should take out the garbage.
Even if you decide to not integrate it with any other devices, this one is a standout winner on its own. She’s honestly the most helpful person in my house!
Shop it: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $40, amazon.com
Any smart home products you’re absolutely loving right now? Let us know in the comments below!
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