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Give your grad a taste of the smart home

Ease your grad into the real world with this clever household tech.

Rich Brown
Rich was the editorial lead for CNET's Home and Wellness sections, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Before moving to Louisville in 2013, Rich ran CNET's desktop computer review section for 10 years in New York City. He has worked as a tech journalist since 1994, covering everything from 3D printing to Z-Wave smart locks.
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Anova Precision Cooker

If your grad is passionate about cooking, the Anova Precision Cooker will give them an easy, affordable entry point to the world of sous vide. It's also more affordable than full bath sous vide machines, and it won't take up as much counter or cabinet space.

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Bonavita BV1900TS

This high-end drip coffee maker earned our Editors' Choice award. If your grad appreciates a good cup of coffee, they will love this thing.

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Icontrol Networks Piper

Icontrol's Piper NV is an all-in-one security device that doubles as a smart-home hub. It houses a night-vision-capable security camera, a host of sensors (temperature, noise, humidity, light...), a speaker, a microphone and a siren. It will also let your grad store saved video clips in the cloud for free.

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Dyson v6

A new, more affordable price tag makes this top-of-the-line stick vac a fantastic deal.

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Instant Pot Smart

It's a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker and more, and you can control it all from your smartphone.

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Cree Connected LED

This smart LED light bulb is an Editors' Choice winner for its excellent lighting characteristics and its compatibility with a range of popular smart home control hubs. At $15 a pop, it's also one of the most affordable smart LED bulbs out there.

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