Check Out These 6 Smart Home Devices To Make Your Life Easier

    From security to entertainment, we have made a list of the six best smart home devices that'll convert your home into a 'smart' home without costing a bomb.

    How many do you use already? Let us know in the comments below.

    Amazon Fire TV Stick

    Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player With Alexa

    Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player With Alexa

    The Amazon Fire TV Stick converts any TV with an HDMI port into a Smart TV and is convenient as hell. We use it to stream everything from YouTube to Netflix, Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar on our TV majorly, but you can also use it to browse the internet and use a ton of apps. It makes the viewing experience so much better and also has a screen mirroring feature which comes in pretty handy to enlarge those embarrassing videos on our phone. 

    Smarteefi WiFi Smart Power Extension Strip

    Smarteefi Android Remote Controlled WiFi Smart Power Extension Strip

    Smarteefi Android Remote Controlled WiFi Smart Power Extension Strip

    Saving electricity and remotely switching on or switching off your small home appliances becomes so much easier with this smart home device. You can control each socket individually with the Smarteefi app (Android and iOS) and even schedule your devices to switch on/off at a particular time. This power extension strip also supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and will send you a notification whenever someone manually switches on/off your appliances.

    Qubo Smart Indoor Camera

    Qubo Smart Indoor Camera - WiFi/Wireless Home Security System

    Qubo Smart Indoor Camera - WiFi/Wireless Home Security System

    This smart home device offers live remote monitoring in 1080p and is filled to the brim with features. It has AI-powered face recognition and person detection capabilities, it works as a baby monitor, has infrared night vision, built-in Alexa, a 2-way talk system so you can communicate through your Qubo app with your loved ones at home, and good-quality Bluetooth speakers as well. The indoor camera also works as a smart hub for Qubo's other smart home devices like door sensors, smoke sensors, smart plugs, and more.

    Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

    Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb B22 9-Watt WiZ Connected

    Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb B22 9-Watt WiZ Connected

    One of our best purchases this year has been this smart LED bulb by Philips. It requires no hub (like the Philips Hue range), is easy to install and use with the WiZ app and has 16 million colours to set the right mood for your room and home. One can also schedule these bulbs to light up or switch off at pre-determined times and the power outage recovery feature means the bulbs don't lose their settings in case of a power failure (perfect for current Indian conditions). It's compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri as well.

    PS: While we got the B22, 9-Watt bulb, it also comes in an E27, 9-Watt variant.

    OAKTER Oakremote - WiFi Universal Remote

    OAKTER Oakremote - WiFi Universal Remote V2 (IR Blaster, Black)

    OAKTER Oakremote - WiFi Universal Remote V2 (IR Blaster, Black)

    Your TV, air-conditioner, home theater, set-top box, and basically everything that communicates using Infrared (IR) signals can be controlled with this one smart home device. Perfect for one room (since IR signals cannot penetrate walls), the device works with the Oakter Smart Home app that comes pre-loaded with a variety of remote brands and you can even feed the IR codes into the app for remotes it doesn't support out of the box. The universal remote is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. 

    Mi Robot Vacuum

    Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P

    Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P

    Okay, this one isn't available to buy just yet, but you can pre-order and get a great discount on it right now (shipping starts from 15th September 2020). What is it exactly? Probably the best innovation in the world of cleaning. The Mi Robot Vacuum is an automatic sweeping and mopping home device that'll keep your home squeaky clean. (Remember the one Jesse had in Breaking Bad?). It comes with a laser navigation system, is app-controlled, isn't as expensive as the automatic vacuum cleaners available right now, and looks stunning. Do we sound excited about this smart home device? Hell, yeah.