Best Smart Home Deals: Save on Lighting, Speakers and More
Snag discounts on a plethora of convenient smart home devices that can help save you time and effort every day.
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Nowadays, all kinds of home appliances, from lights and plugs to thermostats and vacuum cleaners, come equipped with smart features. These Wi-Fi-enabled devices can help add some serious convenience to your day-to-day life, and you don't have to break the bank to get your hands on some. Whether you're looking to start building your smart home network, or you just want to add a few new devices to your collection, you'll want to check out our roundup of all the best deals on smart devices and appliances.
There have been some significant advances in smart technology in the last few years, and the latest models on the market are much, well, smarter than their predecessors. Investing in contemporary smart devices will allow you to control many aspects of your daily routine with a simple app or even your voice, depending on the model. And that amount of convenience can cut down on the time and effort you have to put into things, freeing you up for the stuff you want to do. However, it's important to keep in mind that these innovations can get pretty pricey in some cases, which is why it's helpful to find deals and discounts when you can.
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If you're looking to add some smart features to your home but can't afford a complete overhaul all at once, don't fret. There are a ton of options out there that won't break the bank, and you can always add more devices over time. Whether you're looking for a single smart plug or you want to outfit an entire room, there are options to fit all kinds of budgets -- and we've gathered up the best offers currently available to help you build the smart home of your dreams for less.
Best smart plug deals
Smart plugs can be used for a number of tasks, including automating lights, small appliances and more.
If you think you'd benefit from multiple smart plugs, you can snag this Govee four-pack for 25% off. Each smart plug has two outlets, which you can control independently using Bluetooth or a smart speaker with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Plus you can set them on a custom schedule to help automate your morning or nighttime routines. Just be sure to activate the instant coupon to get the discount.
If you have a lot of devices, you likely need a surge protector or power strip. Why not pay a little extra for one that has some smarts built right into it? This Kasa model has six AC outlets as well as three USB-A ports, and allows you to control multiple devices from your phone or using your voice with a compatible Alexa or Google Assistant smart speaker. It even lets you set schedules and check how much power each device is using with the Kasa companion app.
You can't just use any smart plug outside -- you need to buy one that's specifically meant to be used outdoors. This smart plug from Kasa is rated IP64 for weather resistance and has a single outlet that can be controlled individually. It has a built-in cord to make it easier to plug into outdoor receptacles and works with Alexa, IFTTT and Google Assistant.
Smart bulbs offer a unique way to bring some new color to your spaces without having to repaint. You can get white and color versions, and they come in different sizes for your lamps and light fixtures.
Smart bulbs are a great way to change the look of a room by adding a splash of color. You decide when the lights come on and off and how bright they get. You don't need to add a hub to use these, but they work with both Alexa and Google Assistant for voice commands. Just make sure to clip the coupon to get the best price.
These Philips Hue smart bulbs feature 75 watts equivalent of power, which makes them about 300 Lumens brighter than the more affordable Kasa bulbs above. You can choose from 16 million different color options within the app to instantly change the look and feel of your spaces. Each bulb can be controlled using the app or your voice, depending on your preference. Just note that you'll need a separate Hue hub to take full advantage of all the features.
With grilling season in full swing, you may want to snag this ThermoPro smart meat thermometer while it's on sale. It has an impressive 500-foot Bluetooth range and allows you to remotely monitor the internal temperature of your steaks, ribs or other meats, as well as the ambient temperatures of your grill or smoker. It will even help you estimate the cooking times to take the guesswork out of barbecuing. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe for an easy cleanup.
This Meross smart garage remote allows you to open or close your garage from anywhere using the companion app on your phone or tablet. It's also compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant so you can control it using the sound of your voice through other smart devices. Or you can set a schedule so that it closes at a preset time or after being open for an extended period. Make sure to clip the on-screen coupon for the best deal available.
The Nest Learning Thermostat can control the temperature from anywhere via the Nest app on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Within a week of setup, the thermostat starts programming itself to the temperatures you like. And Away mode automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature when you're not home.
You can save $50 when you pick up two or more from Google directly. Google also has an additional offer that saves you $50 on professional installation.
With three far-field microphones, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0 audio streaming and Chromecast and Google Assistant built-in, this is a solid smart speaker. You can play music, check the weather, control compatible smart devices like lights or the TV and more. You can snag select colors for just $70 right now at Walmart, which saves you $30 compared to the Google Store price.
Adding a smart lock will save time and effort getting in or out the door. It locks as you leave your house and unlocks as you arrive at your door when you have your smartphone in your pocket or bag, and it responds to voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant. You can use the fingerprint ID or a code to get in, as well as several other options. You can also make temporary codes for guests and keep track of who's entering your home via the app. It is also IP65-rated dust- and weatherproof, so you won't have to worry about extreme weather. Plus, it's easy to install and doesn't require drilling or wiring.
The RoboVac 25C made its way onto our list of the best robot vacuums for 2023 as our favorite budget option. And it's an even better value when you can pick it up at a discount. It's suitable for both carpet and hardwood floors, and boasts 1,500 Pascal of suction for thorough cleaning. While it doesn't feature the floor-mapping capabilities of pricier models, it is equipped with drop-sensing technology and Wi-Fi connectivity so you can activate it through your phone or smart home hub. It can run for up to 100 minutes on a full charge, and will automatically return to its included charging base when low on power.