As you can see in the above image, the Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) is a pretty smart device. It’s a Bluetooth enabled speaker that uses voice commands to control things around the house. It’s very easy to set up, and once you have it connected to your home network, you can use it to control various devices around the house. The Amazon Echo has been available for some time now, but if you are looking for a good gift for someone who likes smart tech gadgets, here are some ideas
Best Christmas Gifts for the Smart Home Enthusiast
If you’re looking for a present for someone who’s a fan of smart home technology, here are some ideas.
1) Amazon Echo ($99) – This little device connects to your Wi-Fi network to allow you to speak and control your thermostat, as well as select other devices around the house with simple voice commands. It’s pretty awesome, but it will start up at $99 if purchased new. However, if you sign up for Amazon Prime , that $99 gets subsidised by the monthly fee! Furthermore, the Echo will connect directly into your Amazon Cloud Drive so it can sync data between multiple devices.
2) Google Home ($129-$179 depending on model) – The Google Home is an Android-based speaker that uses Google Assistant technology to control various functions around the home. It also has its own app store where you can download apps like Pandora or Spotify . Moreover, this device offers Alexa integration which allows you to “speak” back to Google Assistant using voice commands.
3) Nest Cam ($199+) – If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced than the two previous options, this is a great option. The Nest Cam lets you see what’s going on in your house from anywhere online
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)
The Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) is a new addition to the Amazon Echo family. It has a Bluetooth Speaker, Alexa Voice Service and a built-in microphone. What makes this device unique compared to other smart devices is that it allows you to control your music from just about anywhere in your home.
With the Amazon Echo, you can connect the speaker to your computer or smartphone via Bluetooth. Simply plug the speaker into an outlet in your home and then connect it to the computer of your choice using an audio cable. Then, simply say “Alexa” and you’ll be able to use voice commands with the Amazon Echo. You can even ask Alexa anything you’d normally ask a human being!
Apple TV 4K
This is a popular smart TV on the market, but it’s not exactly the best. It’s a little pricey, and there are cheaper options on the market for those who are looking for a higher quality device.
However, if you’re looking for a gift for someone who has an Apple product, this might be something to consider. It doesn’t have any fancy features or special cases like most of the other Apple products that come out each year. This is one of the best gifts to give your loved ones who already own Apple products.
Viomi Robot Vacuum Alpha UV (S9)
Viomi Alpha UV(S9) Steri-cleaning Expert is equipped with UV serialization technology, which effectively kills 5 kinds of bacteria. UV Sterilization kills up to 99.99% of bacteria, which is way more effective than manual cleaning. With triple-filter system, Viomi Alpha UV (S9) effectively blocks particles out and simultaneously releases clean air. With a 250ml water tank and water volume adjustment design, Viomi Alpha UV (S9) can easily cover an area of 250m² in one session.
Viomi Robot Vacuum V3 MAX
Viomi V3 Max robot vacuum has 3 cleaning modes: sweep only, mop only and sweep-mop. Empowered by the deep cleaning algorithm, which is exclusive to Viomi, the robot vacuum cleaner can mimic manual way of mopping with 96.4% of cleaning coverage. It can thoroughly remove dust, dirt, water stains, crumbs, pet hair and footprints on diversified floors. In addition, stubborn stains can be handled with the upgraded soft and hard fiber stripped mops. Besides, premier vacuuming, mopping experience and dust emptying will be another highlight. V3 Max’s dust bin door will flip over to empty the dirt with only a single click of a button.
Ecobee4 Smart Home System
(2nd Generation): This smart home system from Ecobee4 is a great gift for an active single person. It’s easy to set up, and once it’s connected with your home network, you can use the voice commands to control various devices in your home. It comes with a climate control, remote locking and unlocking features, as well as basic lighting controls.
You can buy the Ecobee4 for $299 on Amazon.
Google Chromecast Ultra
is a great device for streaming video, music, and other audio content to your TV. It’s pretty affordable at just $35.00 USD, but if you want to give this gift to someone who loves their gadgets, you’ll need to buy a Google Chromecast Ultra.
This is a smart device that allows you to turn your mobile phone into an interface between your phone and the television. You can cast content from your smartphone or tablet directly onto the screen of the television. With this gift, you’re giving someone who loves technology a great way for them to interact with their new favorite gadget!