Smart technology has seen some major advancements in recent years, and that’s provided quite a bit of convenience via devices that are much, well, smarter than their predecessors.
These days, we can control many aspects of our lives and homes with these new smart devices by way of an app, input, or even just our voices. And while this offers a lot in the way of efficiency, it often comes with a significant price tag attached.
If you’re looking to add some smart features to your home but can’t afford a complete overhaul, don’t worry. There are plenty of smart home devices on the market at a variety of prices, whether you’re looking for a single smart plug or need to outfit an entire room. And if you’re looking for the best smart home deals, now’s a great time to start shopping as early Black Friday sales have already begun at several retailers.
You don’t have to scour every website on your own for discounts. We can help you build the smart home of your dreams for less.
Best Smart Plug Deals
Smart plugs can be used for a number of tasks, including automating lights, small appliances and more.
Kasa is a trusted brand in the smart home space that makes some of the best smart plugs on the market. These small plugs can be stacked in the same receptacle or used elsewhere around your house. Using the free Kasa app, you can automate the plugs by setting a schedule or control them from anywhere with ease.
These plugs can be easily controlled using Google Assistant, Alexa and IFTTT routines with no additional hub being required. Be sure to clip the on-page coupon for this deal.
You can’t just use any smart plug outside — you need to buy one that’s specifically meant to be used outdoors. This smart plug from Kasa is IP64 rated for weather resistance and has two plugs that can be controlled individually. It has a built-in cord to make it easier to plug in to outdoor receptacles and works with Alexa, IFTTT and Google Assistant.
If you have a lot of devices, you likely need a surge protector or power strip. Why not pay a little extra for one that has some smarts built right into it? This one features six outlets that can all be controlled individually or together. It offers up to 1,200 joules of surge protection.
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Best Smart Light Deals
Smart bulbs offer a unique way to bring some new color to your spaces without having to repaint. You can get white and color versions, and they come in different sizes for your lamps and light fixtures.
Smart bulbs are a great way to change the look of a room by adding a splash of color. You decide when the lights come on and off, and how bright they get. You don’t need to add a hub to use these, but they work with both Alexa and Google Assistant for voice commands.
The kit comes with a smart hub that supports 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi routers so that you can connect up to 64 smart bulbs to your system’s network. Sengled smart bulbs come packed with features, too. You can easily use the Sengled Home app to customize your schedules, routines and scenes. And the bulbs include Wake Up and Sleep modes, which slowly transition you from darkness to light, or vice versa, simulating a sunrise or sunset to help you wake up and fall asleep more naturally. You can even adjust your lights with voice commands. The three A19 light bulbs included in the kit offer color-changing and dimmable features, and you can always add on more bulbs to your setup as you expand your smart hub system.
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Save 26% on a 3-pack of Philips Hue color bulbs. You can choose from 16 million different color options within the app to instantly change the look and feel of your spaces. They can be controlled using the app or your voice, depending on your preference. Philips Hue bulbs do require the use of a separate hub.
Best Smart Appliance Deals
You may not believe it, but there are so many smart appliances these days. You can use your voice to preheat the oven, adjust your home’s temperature, control your garage door and more.
It seems as though companies are adding Alexa and Google Assistant support to just about anything, including countertop microwaves. This model offers support for Amazon’s Alexa to reheat your food, add cooking time and more, but it does not support Google Assistant. You’ll still need to use your hands to load it with food, though maybe one day we will have a smart robot that can do that for us, as well.
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This Meross smart garage remote allows you to open or close your garage from anywhere using the companion app on your phone or tablet. It’s also compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant so you can control it using the sound of your voice through other smart devices. Or, you can set a schedule so that it closes at a preset time, or after being open for an extended period. Just be sure to clip the on-page coupon to get the full discount.
You can check if your garage opener is compatible with this smart attachment here.
With the Google Nest Learning Smart Thermostat you can control the temperature from anywhere using the Nest app on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Within a week of setup, the thermostat starts programming itself to the temperatures you like. And Away mode automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature when you’re not home.
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Best Smart Speaker Deals
Amazon unveiled its latest Echo Dot smart speaker at its annual hardware event this fall. The updated Dot should sound better than before with a redesigned audio architecture, and it’s also capable of functioning as a Wi-Fi mesh extender for Eero routers. If you’re yet to go all in on mesh routers, Amazon is giving you the chance to save on one by bundling the new smart speaker with an Eero device at a $19 discount.
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Adding a smart lock to your entry will save time and effort when getting in or out the door. It locks as you leave your house and unlocks as you arrive at your door when you have your smartphone in your pocket or bag, and it responds to voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant. You can use the fingerprint ID or a code to get in, as well as several other options. You can also make temporary codes for guests and keep track of who is entering your home via the app. It is also IP65-rated dust- and weatherproof, so you won’t have to worry about extreme weather. Plus, it’s easy to install and don’t require drilling or wiring. Be sure to clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.
Smart vacuums are often more expensive than other smart home devices such as cameras and lighting, but the convenience of maintaining effortlessly clean floors can be well worth the cost — especially when the robot vacuums are on sale.
There are a number of robot vacuums on sale for the Prime Early Access event, but the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim) stands out as a particularly good deal. The super thin smart vacuum is currently available for just $200 for a savings of $130 off the standard price, plus you can clip the on-page coupon for an additional $60 in savings.
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