Smart home devices are getting more and more popular these days. With automation assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant making apparatus control easy, many homeowners are looking for the perfect apparatus to pair with them.
Having an assortment of new instruments to choose from, it can be a bit intimidating trying to figure out exactly what you will need for your home. To help you out, here are a few items that may fall out of the usual”must haves” but will totally transform your home for the better.
NVIDIA Shield TV Player
There’s a fantastic chance that you already have a streaming device like a Roku in your home, so why would you want another streaming player? Not merely does the NVIDIA Shield have some pretty impressive processing and memory stats, but it’s also compatible with a wide range of devices, and it comes ready to integrate with everything via Google Assistant.
You can stream game articles with NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service as well. If that wasn’t enough, it runs Android TV apps so that it’s capable of adding streaming channels that may not be available on Roku.
TP-Link Kasa Smart Power Strip
A power strip might appear to be an odd choice to add smart capabilities to, but it is a must if you are attempting to become energy-conscious and lower your carbon footprint (along with your electric bill).
With six individually powered outlets and three USB ports, this smart power strip lets you control what is and isn’t getting power via voice commands through many major digital assistants. That makes it easy to flip plugged-in devices on and off while also letting you monitor energy consumption for each device liberally.
Kohler Moxie Shower-head
Bluetooth speakers are increasingly common these days, and there are already a few models that are designed for use in the bathroom. So what makes this speaker choice a little different?
Other then the showerhead being designed from the fixture experts over at Kohler, the speaker itself is located right in the center of the showerhead, so you don’t have to be concerned about the sound of your shower overpowering some tiny speaker elsewhere in the room.
The speaker is easy to remove for charging and transport and comes in multiple color choices to make customizing the appearance of your shower that much easier.
Yale Smart Delivery Box
Porch thieves are increasingly a problem as more people purchase items on the web. This simple-looking box is designed to take care of that issue, however. When you receive a delivery, the driver simply needs to place the package in the box and allow the lid shut.
Once closed, the smart lock in the lid engages and nobody can open the box before you personally disengage it. There’s even a version of the Smart Delivery Box that allows you to place the lock for multiple uses on days when you are expecting several packages and will need to be able to reset it without even amassing your package after each delivery.
Now if you really want to measure your smart home game, consider installing the Brilliant Control. This Alexa-enabled signature controller can control your devices, supports in-home video chats and gives your home a futuristic appearance because the controller is mounted right into a wall switch.
As you add new devices to your network, you can add icons directly to the Brilliant Control’s display so that you can have immediate control over them using a simple touch.