Top IoT Devices for Your Home
While to many Internet of Things (IoT) may be something that they’ve heard or seen somewhere, IoT has long passed the stage of being a mere idea, a conversation piece. It’s the next step in the evolution of mass connectivity, presenting a network of numerous devices that communicate directly with each other via Internet. They collect and process data to act accordingly, making decisions without any human involvement.
The IoT market is growing rapidly and there’s more and more devices coming by the day. There’s lot to choose from and with that in mind, here are some of the top IoT devices for your home.
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio that you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, orders anything here and now, provides news, sports scores, weather and other information as soon as you ask. It also controls lights, switches, and thermostats with other compatible smart home devices. Essentially, a center point for your home.
Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit
Rather affordable, Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit is a great way to control and personalize your smart lighting. It’s expandable too, with bulbs, lamps, motion sensors and other devices ready to connect.
Nest Learning Thermostat
One of the best smart thermostats, Nest has been a popular choice since its launch. Now in its third reincarnation, it boasts larger display, a better resolution and a new far-field sensor for viewing time and temperature information from a distance. It also works with Amazon’s Alexa.
August Smart Locks
This second generation smart lock device offers better performance and an overall easier installation. It also now supports model Siri via Apple HomeKit and works with Nest too.
Belkin WeMo Insight Switch
Belkin’s smart power plug has been one of the favorite IoT devices for some time. The improved Insight Switch model, with standard options like programmability, remote device power control and IFTTT support, now offers tracking the energy consumption of any gadget you plug into it.
June Intelligent Oven
June is one of those devices that really lives up to its name – by using its sensors, it calculates how best to cook whatever you’ve got planned, with an embedded camera streaming live video to device of your choosing so you can monitor the process.
Smarter Coffee is sure to find its place in homes of coffee lovers and it’s easy to see why. Labeled as the world’s first connected grind and brew machine by its manufacturer, Smarter Coffee brews fresh coffee from anywhere in the house directly from your smartphone. It also sends you reminders when the water tank is running low, adjusts the coffee strength and can be set as a morning alarm
Dojo is device that makes sure all your other plugged-in devices are private and secure. With its pebble-like shape, Dojo is rather unnoticeable in keeping your devices safe from unwelcome intrusions, while instantly sending notifications to your phone whenever something wrong.