Cyber Monday: How to get a smart speaker, smart bulbs and smart plug for $110
Here's how to save big on everything you need to make your (or someone else's) house smart.
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If you've already starting making your home smarter with a
speaker and LiFX bulbs, you can still save on the next-level smart home devices, including a smart lock, doorbell and thermostat. (See our full Holiday Gift Guide here.)
Whether you're ready to upgrade your own home, or want to gift someone a smart home, here's how to get started for $110. Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
The smart home essentials: $110 total
Smart speaker: $25
Whether you're loyal to
, or love
, you can get a smart speaker for $25.
This Cyber Monday, you can get a Philips Hue starter kit, which includes two color-changing bulbs and the Hue bridge, for $80 on Amazon. These work with both Alexa and Google Assistant.
I recommend you start your smart home with at least two bulbs -- one for your entryway and one for your bedroom. The entryway light can turn on as you come home so you'll never fumble with your keys, and the bedroom bulb can act as a noise-free alarm clock.
If you buy any
speaker from Amazon, you should also absolutely pick up an Amazon Smart Plug for $5. It only works with Alexa, which is fine if you are buying an Echo speaker (which has Alexa onboard), and it's the best deal you will find on a smart plug.
Another good deal is on a TP-Link Kasa Wi-Fi smart plug, which works with both Alexa and Google Assistant. It's on sale for $17, down 58% from $40.
It fits over your existing deadbolt and allows you to lock and unlock your door remotely from anywhere in the world. Even better, it will unlock as you and your phone come home and lock when you leave.