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Smart home gifts for grads

Help make your recent grad's home life a little more convenient and connected.

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Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon's smart security camera is an Editor's Choice pick, not least because it offers 24 hours of video clip storage in the cloud for free.

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First Build Paragon Mat

This app-connected cooking surface is perfect for anyone living in a small space that still wants to make delicious food.

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Google AIY Vision and Voice kits

Maybe your recent grad has a million dollar idea for a smart home product? Give her the tools to bring that to life with Google's build-it-yourself smart speaker and smart camera development kits.

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Google Home Mini

For the less DIY-inclined, the Google Home Mini is an affordable, powerful smart assistant wrapped in an attractive cloth-covered housing. 

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Nanoleaf Light Panels

$199 gets you a kit of nine, color-changing LED panels. They're compatible with every major voice control service, and you can even set them to move in time with your music. Perfect for dressing up any room.

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Nokia Sleep

Slide this $100 pad underneath your mattress to track how well your sleeping via its connected app.

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Philips Hue White Starter Kit

Philips's entry-level LED starter kit remains our favorite way to add smart light bulbs to a home.

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Quartz Bottle

Shipping in June for $79, the Quartz water bottle promises to purify its contents with a wash of UV light.

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Roost Smart Battery

The Roost Smart Battery delivers out-sized peace of mind for its small, 9-volt battery-sized packaging. Pop it into a smoke detector and it will not only provide power, but it will also send a message to your phone when the alarm goes off. 

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini

This simple smart plug lets you add basic, phone-connected smart to any household device via an especially-clean app interface.

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