Spending a lot of time indoors and looking for the best smart home devices in 2020?
We searched high and low to create this gift guide that includes the best smart home devices – and by best, we mean the most features for the lowest price.
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Pawbo Life Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser
Away from your pets for more than 24 hours?
Finding a pet-sitter has never been more difficult, so it’s time to invest in a gadget that can help keep an eye on your fur babies.
The Pawbo Life Pet Camera is not only a great camera with HD live video, a wide-angle lens, and 4X zoom, it’s also a treat dispenser and a laser game toy.
You can use the 2-way audio to play with your pet from a distance and use the app to dispense treats.
The Pawbo Life camera also lets you easily snap and share photos on social media.
TP-Link WiFi Extender
With so many great smart home devices, it’s now essential to have a WiFi Extender to enjoy them all properly.
If you have multiple devices all hogging the router and your family likes to spread around the house when working or learning, a WiFi Extender is essential to ensure coverage for everything.
And it doesn’t have to be expensive! Of the best WiFi extenders is this one from TP-Link…and it’s cheaper than most smart plugs!
It extends coverage up to 1200 square feet and connects to up to 20 devices, from laptops to phones, smart speakers, or security cameras.
It’s also not only universal but extremely easy to set up, with the TP-Link Tether app getting you going in a matter of minutes.
TiVo Stream 4K
With so many different streaming apps and sources, it’s a lot of hassle to discover new shows and movies to watch.
Sick of having to switch apps and check websites for recommendations?
The TiVo Stream 4K Android TV dongle solves by connecting to all content sources and giving you recommendations based on everything you watched so far.
It’s one of the best streaming dongles of 2020 (read our review here), integrating Netflix, Prime, Disney+, and whatever other service you can imagine. It also has Google Assistant, so you can browse even better.
Best of all, you can usually snag a deal that gives you Sling TV and HBO Max discounts.
Minimalist Smart Table with Speaker & Charging Station
With so many gadgets in our home, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the clutter, especially when it comes to cables.
This smart table solves a lot of problems when it comes to clutter. It’s not just a great-looking minimalist table, it’s actually also a speaker and a charging table.
It might look like a table but it’s really a great sounding Bluetooth speaker, with 20W speakers, 360 degrees sound projection, and a 3.5 mm AUX input.
Then, this smart table is also an integrated wireless charging station. Just put your iPhone or Qi-enabled smartphone or gadget on it and it will start charging. And yes, the i-Box table has regular charging via cable as well.
You can even move this table around the house without worrying about connecting it to an outlet! The smart table has a 4,000 mAh battery which gives it 4 hours autonomy for playing music.
Available in off-white or oak, it can go great with any modern interior design.
And the best part?
This smart table is almost the same price as a regular wooden table from the likes of IKEA.
iRobot Roomba 675 with Alexa Robotic Vacuum
Speaking of telling gadgets to do the work for you, the iRobot Roomba 675 is one of the smartest…and most affordable robot vacuum cleaners that work with Alexa and Google Assistant.
It has adaptive navigation and edge detection, so it won’t fall down the stairs anytime soon, and can even adapt its height to go and clean carpets as well. It can clean for up to 90 minutes and go back to its dock to charge before resuming its tasks.
The phone app makes it easy to schedule cleanings and see your household chore patterns.
See the rest of the features and order it here.
Echo Dot Gen 4
The Echo Dot Gen 4 comes with an all-new, ball-shaped design, and can usually be found in a promo with a smart plug thrown in to sweeten the deal.
The new Echo Dot’s shape makes for a much better sound and allows Alexa to pick up your commands from any direction.
Smart Wakeup Light Lamp with Alexa
With the days so short and everyone stuck indoors, it’s easy to start hating the alarm or oversleep.
This smart lamp solves that problem by gently waking you up with light and 7 natural sounds, like beach waves or birdsong. Plus, it mimics sundown when it’s time to unwind and doubles as an FM radio.
The wake-up light lamp has Alexa support, so you can also use voice commands to set the mood in your home.
Smart Power Strip with Surge Protection
Another essential device for a 2020 smart home is the smart power strip.
After all, you don’t want to connect so many expensive devices to a cheap plastic power strip that has no power surge protection.
We searched high and low for the best and most affordable base for any smart home and found this smart power strip with surge protection.
It’s not only a multi-plug extender with 3 USB charging ports perfect for your phones and tablets, but it also works with Alexa and Google Home, without the need for a smart hub.
It also comes with its own free app to control the smart power strip remotely.