As the new decade begins, more and more technologies are being developed to improve the way we live. Just take a look at the smart home devices that have dominated the market in the last few years. Some are already established names in tech, while others are new to the market. Today is the last day of CES 2020 or the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which showcases the latest in all things tech. In honor of the occasion, we’re counting down the 10 best smart home devices in 2020. But before that, let’s check out some of the coolest tech products that were announced during this year’s CES.
Coming Soon: The DUX Element. We join @Amazon in their #Alexa showcase at @CES in Las Vegas to give you a look into the future of sleep technology. Serene audio, home alerts, high-performance systems — creating a perfect sleep environment has never been easier. pic.twitter.com/guPg5qaSwF
— DUXIANA USA (@DUXIANAUSA) January 8, 2020
The DUX Alexa-enabled bed
Yes, you heard it right. Amazon’s assistant, Alexa, will now help people sleep more soundly with the Alexa-enabled bed from Swedish luxury bed maker Dux. With the Alexa-enabled bed, users can now dim lights, change temperature, and do more without having to get out of bed. CNet reports that it has a price tag of $4,950 and will be available in May.
Now, this is pretty cool. (Pun intended) With some water and Juno’s rapid chiller, you can take hot coffee, a lukewarm can of soda, or even food and significantly lower its temperature in just a couple of minutes #CES pic.twitter.com/DJFy09cpmW
— WIRED (@WIRED) January 6, 2020
The Juno Chiller
Hate waiting for wine and other beverages to chill when guests are already at your door? The innovative Juno Chiller cuts chilling time in more than half with its revolutionary thermoelectric cooling technology that brings down temperature in two to five minutes! It’s totally like a microwave but for chilling beverages. Business Insider reports that this device has a price tag of $199 and is now available for preorder.
Welcome a new era of electric toothbrushes with the Y-brush developed by French company FasTeesH. It cuts down toothbrushing to just 10 seconds so you can go about your day. It’s also great for people with disabilities or difficulty gripping or moving. According to CNet, the Y-brush has a $125 price tag and ships out in March.
The Pockettalk Voice Translator
Frequent travelers who fly to countries that speak other languages may want to invest in the Pockettalk Voice Translator, a portable translation device that makes communicating with non-English speakers so much easier. This two-way translation device can translate both verbal and written text across 74 different languages. It harnesses the power of Google Translate and Baidu to get the best translation for traffic signs, menus, and more. Business Insider reports that the device is already on preorder status and comes with a $299 price tag.
The Aquifer Refine Water Purification and Leak Detection System
An amazing new innovation for your kitchen, the Aquifer Refine Water Purification and Leak Detection System is a tool that not only provides water purification, but also alerts users for potential leaks. No need to go under the sink, as the Wi-Fi enabled device sends notifications to your phone for filter information and potential leaks. Digital Trends reports that this device will be available for $600 this summer.
These exciting new devices announced at CES 2020 are definitely ones to look out for as the year unfolds. In the meantime, we’re counting down the best smart home devices in 2020 that you can invest in to make your home more efficient, safer, and a better places to live in. Check out this list!
The Best Smart Home Devices in 2020 for Home Security
1. Ring Alarm Home Security System 5 Piece Kit
If you’re looking to make your home more secure in 2020 by using smart home devices but are on a strict budget, then go for the Ring Alarm Home Security System, a five-piece kit that puts whole-home security right at your fingertips. With this smart home device, you can protect your property both inside and outside, with its mobile alerts that notify you when doors or windows open and when motion is detected at home. No need for the pros, as the Ring Alarm Home Security System is a breeze to install. You can even connect the Ring Alarm to Alexa for hands-free voice control. You can arm, disarm, and check the status of your security system through supported Alexa-enabled devices. This five-piece kit includes the Base Station, which keeps your Alarm system online and connected to your mobile devices, the Keypad that lets you arm or disarm your system from inside your home, the Contact Sensor that alerts when doors or windows open, a Motion Detector, and a Range Extender that extends the signal from your Base Station to all Alarm components. You also get a 30-day trial of professional monitoring, cellular backup, and 60 days unlimited video recording. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with over 3,800 customer ratings at Amazon.
Promising customer review: “Excellent home security system. Very easy set up, instructions are easy, and Ring customer service is great. The monitoring is very reasonable.” Paul E. Dragos
2. Eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
Budget-friendly but packed with security essentials you need to protect your home, the Eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell is a great investment that lets you see who’s at the door no matter when. It features a clear view thanks to its HDR imaging that ensures high clarity even in backlit or low-light scenarios. It has a high definition 2560 x 1920 resolution that records in high quality and a 4:3 aspect ratio for a larger viewable area. It also sends you facial snapshot notifications to let you know who’s at the door. For interaction, this device lets you speak to anyone who approaches your door. Its two-way audio lets you speak and communicate in real time. You can even record or set up up to 3 instant responses. Compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant so you can check in on your home whenever you’re not there. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “Great doorbell cam for the price. It works awesome and has good clarity, and picture. It was also super simple to install. I think all together it took maybe 20 minutes. I also like that you don’t have to pay for a monthly service to use it.” Matt
3. Arlo Pro Wireless Home Security Camera System with Siren
With an array of home security features, the Arlo Pro lets you watch over your home wherever you are. Its weatherproof and wireless feature lets you use it both indoors or outdoors. It records HD video and lets you see live stream. It also features motion and sound-activated alerts, 2-way audio, a 100+ decibel siren, and 7 days of free cloud HD video recordings. You can even use USB storage for backup. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “These cameras are definitely worth it. The quality is good and have many options to customize your needs plus they are magnetic letting us place them in easy places outside. Battery has been going for over a month without charging. Feel more secure with using them.” Kim Appold
4. August Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge
Take complete control of who enters your front door with the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, which lets you lock and unlock your door from anywhere. Provide keyless entry to family members or trusted friends, or schedule access for hired help. It easily attaches to an existing deadbolt and has the proprietary DoorSense technology to let you know when your door is completely closed and locked. It’s compatible with Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant for voice control. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “Amazing lock. Works great and does everything that was advertised! Easy 10 minute installation with great instructions. So nice to just walk up to the door and it is already unlocked. Auto lock works great as well.” Ken
5. Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Camelot Trim in Aged Bronze
The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt offers unparalleled technology because it lets you connect directly to your home network through the Schlage Home app or the Key by Amazon app. Use these apps to remotely unlock your door or manage access for trusted individuals. It has an easy voice control that’s compatible with Alexa, letting you see if your battery is running low or when you need to replace them. Its built-in alarm technology senses potential security breaches at the lock. Its touchscreen surface is fingerprint resistant and capacitive for durability. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “A few months in to the installation (which was really easy to do) and things are working great. It’s fantastic not having to worry about keys anymore. Before this I would find myself losing track of who had keys and having to reprint since we couldn’t find any. Now everyone in the family has their own code, and it’s trivial to give visitors temporary codes or codes that only work at certain times.” LH
Other Smart Devices for Your Home
1. WaterHawk 6-Inch Smart Rain Shower Head with Water Usage and Temperature LED Display
Some smart devices need not be app and Wi-Fi powered, just like the WaterHawk. This Smart Rain Shower Head helps you save water and save money by monitoring water usage and temperature as you use it. Did you know that shower use is the second highest consumer of water in the household? It actually accounts for up to 27% of your water bill. With WaterHawk, you can monitor water use in real time thanks to its integrated LED display that shows real time water usage in Gallons Per Minute. It also helps to save energy by showing the current temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, paired with color indicators that tell when the water is warm. This information in your hands will help you become a more responsible water consumer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “The best shower head I’ve ever owned. Self powered by water stream, no batteries or charging. It shows you the temperature of the water by color changes. Also shows the amount of water usage. So simple and so easy to install. Love it.” Robbie Gomez
2. Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat with Built-In Alexa
This 2020, be more mindful about your energy consumption with smart home devices that lets you know just how much energy you’re consuming. The Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat helps you do just that because it efficiently measures room occupancy and temperature to provide the right mode of temperature when you’re at home and when you’re not. It also gives you complete control wherever you are, enabling you to adjust your thermostat from your mobile device. It also has Alexa built in so you can just speak your commands. The result? You can save up to 23% annually on your heating and cooling costs. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “I can’t say enough about this thermostat. I installed it myself in less than 1 hour. I ask Alexa what the temperature is inside the home and can be adjusted by voice as well. I’ve saved about $20 a month so far, and that’s without trying! I look forward to sitting down and tweaking the schedule to see if I can save even more!” Candace James
3. First Alert Hardwired Talking Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Make your house more secure from natural threats with the First Alert Hardwired Talking Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector. Because carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless, you and your family need extra protection from it. Carbon monoxide can come from the furnace, dryer vent, or chimney. The alarm detects the poisonous gas to provide a warning. This talking hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide alarm has voice and location so you know where the danger is. It also informs you if the danger is smoke or carbon monoxide. It is powered by electrochemical Carbon Monoxide sensing technology and photoelectric smoke sensor that detects with more precision. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “Delivered on time. Excellent quality. Easy to install. Might consider it a bit pricey, but the life of my family is priceless! I feel good knowing that this product is installed.” Gwendylynn
4. Amazon Smart Plug
If you want complete and utter control of energy consumption at home, invest in the Amazon Smart Plug, which lets you voice control your appliances. It can be used to turn on and off compatible devices that have a mechanical on/off switch. You can control any outlet in the house as long as you have an Amazon Smart Plug plugged in. You can also schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away to make it appear like someone is home. It features a compact design that won’t take up too much space and let your second outlet be free from obstruction. It works exclusively with Alexa and must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “Got this smart plug so I can remotely turn appliances/lights on and off in an Alzheimer’s patient’s home. I can remotely make sure things are off by simply turning them on/off in the Amazon Alexa app – super simple to use and really helps me out. Now I don’t have to drive over there to make sure the lights are off, or the AC or TV are off, etc. Thank you!” Rachel Wright
5. Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 LED Smart Bulb
Add color to your home with the Philips Hue, a smart bulb that sets the mood with as much as 16 million colors. The Philips Hue Smart Light can be controlled through your mobile device’s Alexa or Google Assistant. It has 22 years or 25,000 lifetime hours so you’re sure to use it for years to come. The smart light is Bluetooth compatible and works with the Hue Hub to control up to 50 smart lights throughout your home. You can even create timers and routines to automate your entire smart home lighting setup or control your lights when you’re not at home. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising customer review: “The bulbs I had before could not be adjusted they were way too bright. Being able to use Hue lights in pendant lights make them much more useful plus you can create a warmer atmosphere. They can be bright when I want them to be but most of the time I dim them down significantly. Bit by bit I am replacing plain ole bulbs with Hues and each time they make a real difference in the feel of the room.” James in Dallas/FortWorth
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