Today’s deals are all about making your home a smart one and turning those voice-enabled devices into something more than a ghostly listening device or glorified weather forecaster. Don’t have one yet? Don’t worry, if you are quick Amazon still have the Echo Dot on offer for £39.99 (RRP £49.99)
A great Smart Home starts with great Wi-Fi coverage, and the NETGEAR RBK50 Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi Mesh System gives you just that. Up to 5,000 sq ft of Wi-Fi coverage means no more patchy coverage kitchen and buffer-free Netflix in every room. The Orbi system uses tri-band Wi-Fi which means your internet runs at max speed no matter how many devices you connect. Best of all, you can control your home network using voice commands.
Never panic about burning down the house again, by making any electronic device voice- or smart phone-controlled with the TP-Link Smart Plug. This nifty plugs means you can turn lights, appliances and gadgets on and off from wherever you are. Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, no hub required, and allows you to control your devices from anywhere. TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Was £29.99, now £26.73
If you ever wished you could make the room colour match your mood than this is the bulb for you. The Kainsy Smart LED Light Colour Bulb allows you to personalise your lighting through a colour palette of over 16 million hues. It works with any IOS/Android device as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Sounds complicated, but installation is simple: twist in the bulb, turn it on, and sync with the smart app. Works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub. Now only £16.45
The Nest Thermostat learns the temperature you like, then programs itself. It uses built-in sensors to confirm no one’s home and it knows how long it takes to heat your home so you’re comfortable when you get there. When you leave, it turns itself down so you save energy. Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice control.
Ever wondered what happens when you aren’t at home? This Arlo Q full HD indoor security camera by NETGEAR can tell you just that. Highly rated on our sister publication PCMag, it’s an easy to set up indoor camera that connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network so you can view live on-demand video using your smartphone. Also with night vision, smart alert motion detectors and built in mic and speaker to talk and listen.
Clean the floors from the comfort of your sofa (or the pub) with this Wi-Fi enabled robot vacuum. The Neato Botvac uses Laser Smart Mapping and navigation to scan the room, plan the most efficient course, and complete the job super fast. Controlled by the Neato app on your smartphone or by any of your voice enabled devices means you will never come home to a dirty house again.
Don’t forget the windows with Alfawise S60 Magnetic Window Cleaning Robot. Built-in AI technology will identify window frames and obstacles. Was £299.99, now £169.99
Logitech ZeroTouch Hands Free Car Mount gives you hands free texting, calling, music, navigation, and access to your email and calendar with voice control and Alexa integration. Install the app, place your Android phone on the magnetic car mount and you are ready to go. Was £49.99, now £7.82