If you have someone on your holiday list who's getting into home automation, these smart home gifts are sure to please!
More and more people are adding smart home products to their household, which makes this holiday season the perfect time to add home automation goodies to your holiday shopping list.
If you're in need of ideas for the best Yuletide smart home goodies, you've come to the right place. Here are the best holiday gifts for any smart home setup!
ecobee3 smart Wi-Fi thermostat
We've said it before and we'll say it again: The ecobee3 smart Wi-Fi thermostat is the best smart thermostat on the market.
Not only is the ecobee3 HomeKit compatible, it also features remote sensors you can place around your home to get more accurate readings of the true temperature throughout your household.
Also, if you're even the slightest bit concerned about privacy, you might rest easy knowing it's made by a home automation company as opposed to a certain giant technology company.
Make sure your favorite home automator stays nice and toasty this holiday season with the ecobee3 smart Wi-Fi thermostat.
August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled
When it comes to HomeKit-enabled smart locks, you can't go wrong with August's offering.
In terms of usability, August gets a billion bonus points — setting up the August smart lock is a breeze in comparison to other competing locks. That also means it's one of the most renter friendly smart locks on the market, given you don't have to dismantle your entire door (and the surrounding wall (and the surrounding house)) to install it.
Help your home automator stay safe and secure this holiday season with the HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock.
Philips Hue Motion Sensor
I don't think I've ever been as impressed by a home automation gadget as I am by the Philips Hue Motion Sensor.
Any Philips Hue home is instantly improved by the addition of this little white box. It solves one of the most annoying hurdles in home automation: that you need some sort of controller to interface with your devices (your voice for Siri, your finger for an app, a remote from the manufacturer, etc.).
With the Philips Hue Motion Sensor, you can trigger your lights with motion — no shouting, no tapping, no begging. I have mine at the top of my stairs. As I round the corner to head up to the second floor, my path is automatically lit before me. It's great!
Instantly improve anyone's Philips Hue setup this holiday season with the Philips Hue Motion Sensor.
The Amazon Echo is a fantastic tool for anyone's smart home setup. Thanks to the company's commitment to a wide open home automation platform, the Echo supports loads upon loads of home automation products.
Whether you're looking to control your lighting: "Alexa, turn on my living room lights," or you want to adjust the temperature in your house: "Alexa, set the house temperature to 62 degrees," Alexa (that's the name of Amazon's smart assistant) can be your home automation maestro.
Curious what smart home accessories the Amazon Echo supports? Here's a huge list of Echo-supported products.
Give the gift of ultimate smart home power with the Amazon Echo.
iDevices Switch Smart Plug
Practically a stocking stuffer at a mere $35, the iDevices Switch is a great starter product for anyone who's just getting into the home automation game.
It's a HomeKit-enabled, Wi-Fi connected plug that lets you turn anything that plugs into the wall into a home automation accessory … sort of. It lets you turn things on and off, so it's great for holiday decorations, lighting, fans, etc.
As an added bonus, it features an LED light strip across the front of the plug so it makes a great nightlight! You can change the color of the LED light strip to nearly any color you can imagine.
What's on your holiday shopping list?
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