11 Best Smart Home Gadgets for 2018

Here are the best Smart home products you can buy. We’ve been living with a smart home for nearly two years and if something doesn’t live up to the promise of simplicity and convenience it won’t make it in our home. You can choose voice control, or you can choose to stick with apps if you don’t want a device listening in your home.

Some of these products are available today, while others are coming later in the year. Each of these smart home gadgets or accessories will allow you to optimize your smart home by adding new controls and features. When it comes to smart home controls we love combining these systems to deliver convenient features like knowing specific devices are off, that doors are locked and securing our house.

Last year the trend was to put Alexa in everything, but this year Google Assistant is the big name in town. We’re seeing tons of Google Assistant controlled devices and even more HomeKit accessories that will allow you to use Siri to control your home if you want a voice controlled home. Here are the best smart home gadgets you can buy;

  1. Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant
  2. Wemo Bridge & Wemo Home Controls
  3. Ring Cameras, Lights & Security System
  4. Lutron Caséta Smart Lights
  5. Philips Hue Lights
  6. Amazon Echo & Echo Dot
  7. Canary, Canary View & Canary Flex Cameras
  8. August Doorbell Cam Pro
  9. Ecobee 4
  10. Kwikset Kevo & Premis Smart Locks
  11. Chamberlain WiFi Garage Door Opener

This list of the best smart home gadgets will expand as we test new devices. Many of these are available now and the rest will be available in the near future.

Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant

The Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant is an awesome new way to use the Google Assistant in your home -- and with a screen. 

Essentially the Lenovo Smart Display is a vastly better version of Amazon Echo that looks like it should be in your home and with loads of features that Alexa doesn't deliver. 

The Smart Display is a Google Home with a screen, that comes in 8-inch and 10-inch sizes. In addition to standard Google Assistant controls, you can also interact with touch, and you can see your results on the screen. This works great with YouTube and other video results, recipes, directions and other activities. 

The Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant built in is $199 for the 8-inch model and $249 for the 10-inch model with Bamboo back. The Smart Display arrives in early Summer 2018. 

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