The Best Bets of Smart Home Tech


As the deals roll in for Black Friday and holiday shopping, don’t be lured by fancy price persuasion. What are the coolest and best bets for smart tech innovations in your home? We’ve rounded up some of the “best of” in the smart home category.

Best Basic Smart Home Investment
Ecobee SmartThermostat

This smart thermostat sets itself apart with a remote sensor in the box of the thermostat, allowing you to adjust the temp based on the conditions in another room. Not to mention this smart thermostat will work with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, and is also an Amazon Echo speaker.

Best Customizable Experience
Kohler’s DTV Digital Shower System

Admittedly you likely won’t be buying this on Black Friday, but you’ll definitely take your shower up to luxury level.  Fully customize your experience, including your water, background music, steam and lighting design. Retrofit into your current bath and immerse yourself in an at-home spa experience every day.

Best Convenience
Chamberlain MyQ

Gone are the days of fumbling to find your garage door opener. Use your device’s screen to open or close your garage from anywhere. The company is also working to add geofencing capabilities so it can sense when you’re near your driveway to automatically open and, when your car is safe inside, close your existing garage door. Plus, the Chamberlain MyQ can control nearly every garage door opener from all the major brands manufactured after 1993. 

Best Gift for a New Cook
Perfect Bake Pro

Any baker knows that the exact science of measuring can make all the difference in the outcome of a baked good, but novices don’t always know their path to success. The Perfect Bake Pro is a baking scale connected to an app to help get everything just right when it comes to kitchen chemistry. Just follow the app as the scale measures everything you add.

Best in Wellness
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed

Sleep is finally all the rage, and we’re all trying to maximize our Z’s while understanding why and when we get a less than ideal night of sleep. Sleep Number’s 360 Smart Bed incorporates biometric sensors to help you snooze better. An app reports your sleep trends and health metrics to gain insight on how you can sleep better.

Best Splurge for the Time Crunched
Husqvarna Automower 315X

For the ultimate time saver to keep up with the demands of maintaining a beautiful lawn, the Husqvarna Automower 315X is packed with all the bells and whistles possible in a quiet, robotic lawnmower and is easily managed by your smart phone.

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