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Want to upgrade your smart home tech? With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, there's no better time. Here are my picks for the top smart home tech, all under $100. Budgeters, rejoice!
If you're in need of some new smart home tech, but don't want to break the bank, now is the time to consider upgrading your gear. All of my picks for top smart home tech are under $100 regular price, but some of these gadgets may see additional discounts on Prime Day.
Without further adieu, here are my picks for the best smart home tech under $100:
Smart plugs are a handy, affordable addition to any smart home setup. There are two that make my list for the best smart plugs.
We’ll start first with the Belkin WeMo Mini Smart Plug. This is hands down my favorite smart plug. It’s designed so you can still use the other outlet, hence 'mini'. You can control whatever you plug into it by using your mobile device or your favorite voice assistant.
My second choice for a smart plug would be Amazon's Smart Plug. This guy has a good everyday price of $25, but could see further discounts on Prime Day.
Oh, where to begin when discussing smart speakers? Should you go for something in Amazon's Echo line, or are you a Google loyalist? I’m not going to get into which is better here, as they both have their pros depending on your use and the ecosystem you live and work in.
The standard go-to smart speaker that should make everyone's list of best smart home tech is the 3rd Generation Echo Dot and it’s already on sale. The echo dot wins in my books for certain categories like the music options that come with a Prime membership.
With that said, Google also has a great lineup of smart speakers as well, but you can’t really find them on Amazon. The new Google Nest Mini is comparable in price to the Echo Dot, or if you want to go old school like me, you can snag the full-size Google Home for $99.
I have both an Echo Dot and a Google Home, and I live in perfect harmony between the two ecosystems.
Warning: I’m slightly obsessed with smart lights. More specifically, the Philips Hue bulbs.
The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Smart Bulb (2-Pack) is my all-time favorite smart light. The Philips Hue bulbs provide you with literally millions of color choices that you can control from your mobile device or with your voice (after an easy setup with your favorite smart speaker mentioned above).
Being able to change the colors is really fun, but if you don't like fun you can snag these Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Bulbs. They have all the same smart features, they just don’t change colors.
Smart Garage Door Opener
Okay, this last pick is for anyone (like me) who constantly forgets to put the garage door down.
The MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener will send alerts when the door is opened or closed. It allows you to control your door from anywhere, and schedule a specific time to automatically close your garage door.
Quick List: The best smart home tech under $100:
Amazon Smart Plug
So those are my picks for the best smart home tech under $100! What do you think of my choices for top smart home tech? What are some of your fave smart home gadgets? Happy smart home tech shopping!