Recent research studies indicate that innovative technology helps save energy in most homes. Most homes already feature refrigerators, light bulbs, doorbells, and speakers connected to the Wi-Fi.
With the pandemic driving everyone indoors, people turn to smart home technology to beat the boredom and save on energy bills. Voice assistants have become a crucial part of a smart home as you can interact with all the smart devices in your home using one master device.
Following the footsteps of Apple, Google and Amazon have released smart home assistants.
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So, let’s check out some smart home technology devices that are a rage this year:
Fourth Generation Amazon Echo Show 8
With an innovative, visible screen and some sensational audio quality, the Amazon Echo Show 8* is Amazon’s mid-tier smart display, one of the smartest devices in the market. Although released in 2020, this device is still popular. This 8-inch electronic wonder is one of the best countertops at a fairly reasonable price.
You have the voice assistant Alexa who takes care of the front doorbell, besides video chatting and streaming whenever you feel like it. What’s more is, this smart device helps out in the kitchen and turns you into a professional chef in minutes with its cooking tips.
Google Nest Wi-Fi
The COVID pandemic has made everyone realize how essential Wi-Fi is while at home most of the time. With the range of devices like smart lights, smart speakers, smart plugs, and more that you can connect to the Wi-Fi, you can stay put in your favorite armchair and don’t have to run to the other room for switching on or off any device.
The mesh router is a unique feature that sends strong signals all over the house, regardless of how huge your home is. Google Nest’s Wi-Fi signals are strong at the other end of a 5,000-odd sq ft home and can withstand any speed test you have in mind. It also features a smart speaker, and wherever the signal goes, Google Assistant follows.
Ecobee SmartThermostat for HVAC
The smart Ecobee SmartThermostat* is a Wi-Fi-based device that helps control the home heating and air conditioning in your residence. You can either use an app or voice commands to operate this device, which features a built-in remote temperature sensor that can read the ambient temperature in any room in the house and adjust the settings accordingly.
If you want all rooms in the house to have the same temperature, you can set it accordingly, thanks to the remote sensor. What’s more is Ecobee supports Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa, unlike Google Nest, which works only with Google Assistant and Alexa. You can also use Ecobee as an audio extender for Alexa all over your home.
Summing it Up
Some of the new smart devices from Google, Apple, and Amazon are being put to the best use, thanks to the COVID pandemic that’s driven everyone indoors. It is easier to use smart devices in smart homes today.