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8 Great Cheap Smart Home Gadgets

Smart home tech can be fun, convenient, and just plain cool, but really committing to it means spending a not-insignificant amount of money. That barrier to entry keeps people from giving smart home tech a shot, because even testing it out can end up costing a significant amount of money. That said, there are some low-cost products out there that are reliable, well-designed, and perfect for the budding home automation enthusiast.

Here are eight low-cost smart home products that, once you get the taste, will have you buying many more smart home products. Beware!

Thoughts?

Do you have any of the smart home accessories on the list? Do you use a low-cost, reliable accessory that didn't make the cut? Share your suggestions in the comments or over on Twitter!

Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he's not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikahsargent if you're so inclined.