After spending way too much of our time cooped up in our houses, smart home devices have come out on top to help us make the most of lockdowns and add a sense of seamless convenience into our daily lives. So, here are our top picks for smart home appliances in 2021.
1. Google Nest Hub
The first step of curating your smart home is to choose a smart hub. These will allow you to centralise the management of all your smart home devices. Our choice is the Google Nest hub, with a 7-inch compact display screen that allows you to watch videos, view photos, or check your reminders and calendars at a glance. The sleek device also allows you to control other compatible devices so you can seamlessly customise your morning and evening routines such as setting alarms, dimming lights, or even turning off the television and speakers.
2. Samsung QLED 4K Smart TV
For the best experience at all our netflix parties, upgrade your TV viewing experience with Google Assistant. Samsung’s new QLED smart TV features quantum matrix technology that delivers high-quality resolution and rich colours. The smart device is also able to pair quickly and seamlessly with Google Assistant.
3. Philips Hue smart light bulbs
Missing the vibes of Singapore’s usually buzzing nightlife scene? Transform your home with the Hue light bulbs from Philips. The bulbs are available in three colour ranges: white, white ambiance, warm lighting; and white and colour ambiance, each with their own unique tone and setting. With such a wide range of colour options to choose from, you can instantly change the atmosphere of any room. What's more, you can even control the lights with voice commands. Simply pair it with Google Assistant to have all the functions at your fingertips.
4. TP-Link KP115 Kasa smart plug
Want to take the voice commands to the next level? Simply insert smart plugs into your power outlets, and you’ll be able to seamlessly control your home appliances through an application on your smartphone. The smart plug can be set to turn appliances on and off through a timer, and prevents your devices from overheating by shutting them off immediately after usage.
5. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
Off to another grocery run? Lock and unlock your front door remotely with a smart lock. The August smart lock allows you to conveniently control access to your home without the need for physical keys. This sleek device gives you remote access to unlock your door hands-free with your voice, and track any activity if someone enters your home without your permission.
With these new gadgets, you’ll have the smart home of your dreams in no time!