The best gifts for your home Smart Home
best gifts for your home If they had told us a few years ago, we would never have imagined that devices we use on a daily basis like the doorbell or a toothbrush could connect to the Internet in the future.
Indeed, in recent times we have seen more and more gadgets and electronic devices that can help you turn your house into a true Smart Home, from thermostats to light bulbs, from kettles to coffee machines.
It is always a good time to surprise a family member, friend or coworker with one of these gifts for the house, be it a birthday, an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or Christmas. With which you stay?
Amazon Echo Dot 4
- $ 49.99
Amazon already has its Echo products for sale in Spain and Mexico, which means that those who are in one of these two countries can already enjoy the company’s smart speakers, which work with Alexa.
One of our favorites is the Echo Dot 4 . The third generation presents some novelties compared to previous models in terms of its design, much more refined and sophisticated than before.
It also has improved sound quality . This will allow you to hear both the music and the voice of the virtual assistant clearly. We also like that the user can adjust the bass and treble manually.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit (3 Bulbs)
- $ 148.99
One of the first things you think of when considering turning your home into a Smart Home is smart lighting. Most smart bulbs allow you to control their brightness, hue, and even color.
Bulbs of this type are capable of understanding voice commands, but you can also program them to turn on and off at certain times of the day, or when you enter and leave the house, from an application.
This Philips Hue kit is a good start into the fascinating world of smart lights. It includes three bulbs that change color, as well as a bridge and the remote to control them.
Digoo DG-MINI8 Security Camera
- $ 31.99
Obviously, at this price, you can’t expect a complete surveillance system, but you can find an affordable way to monitor your entrance or a specific room in your home with the DG-MINI8 from Digoo .
We like the design of the camera, white and small, it can be placed in any space (even on the ceiling) thanks to an adhesive pad that is included in the box. The camera is capable of rotating 365º on the one that holds it.
From an app installed on your smartphone, you will be able to see the images collected by the camera, in fact, this option allows you to access what is happening in your room wherever you are.
Something that surprises us is that it is possible to communicate through the camera and the app. That is, you can speak through the application and have your voice heard in the room where the camera is installed.
As against: the interface of the app could be improved, but we hope that the developers will make improvements very soon. Still, the DG-MINI offers us a fast and inexpensive surveillance camera solution for your home.
Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen)
- $ 249.99
Being able to control the temperature of your house with a smart device will save you energy, which means that you can contribute to the ecological cause and save money. With a thermostat like this Nest Learning will help you reduce the cost of your bills.
Nest is undoubtedly one of our reference companies in the smart thermostat sector. Its installation is very simple and its price is quite reasonable. Also, it is compatible with many other smart devices.
The best of all is that you can customize this thermostat to your liking so that it adapts perfectly to the decoration of your home. This model that we present to you is available in four different colors: stainless steel, black, copper and white.
Nespresso Expert & Milk
- $ 329
Have you ever dreamed of being able to turn on the coffee machine from your bed so that the coffee is ready when you wake up each morning? Then what you need is this Nespresso Expert & Milk and use its mobile app.
This is a fairly standard Nespresso coffee machine , but it includes many features that will be of great help to any coffee lover. You can put the coffee to boil remotely or schedule it to be done at a specific time.
Of course, in order for it to work properly you must make sure that there are capsules left in the machine. Don’t worry because you can also do it from the app, which at the same time will send you reminders to buy more.
TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug
- $ 14.99
Smart plugs are a very simple way to be able to control remotely, with limitations, those devices that you have at home and that are not intelligent. One of our favorites is this TP-Link with wifi .
As with other models, this smart plug will allow you to open and close the electronic circuit associated with that outlet, use a timer to program or even turn it on and off depending on where you are at any given time.
We like this one from TP-Link especially because you don’t need to have another remote to use it. Plus, you can get the energy-monitoring version for just a little more money.
- $ 299.99
One of the most obvious areas that you will want to cover with a smart device will be the security of your home . You’ll get a variety of benefits in return: real-time imaging, cloud storage, and even smart insurance.
Without a doubt, one of the best smart outdoor security cameras around today is this Netatmo Presence . It has a very sophisticated design, includes a very useful integrated spotlight and you don’t need to pay a subscription.
You won’t need too much to install it, but instead its performance will be optimal for your home. It will detect the presence of people, animals and cars and you will be notified with an alert on your smartphone .
Withings Body Cardio Scale
- $ 149.95
Can a scale be smart? We would not be surprised if you had doubts about it at first, but in the same way that a smartwatch can give you information about your health, a scale can also do the same.
This is the case with this Withings Body Cardio . With it, it will be very easy for you to know how much you weigh, but also to collect very useful information such as your body mass, fat, water, muscle and bone mass index. It also has a heart monitor.
We especially like that up to eight users can use the smart features of this scale and also that it can be synchronized with other Withings devices.