Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

Product Use case Rating
Amazon Echo Best Smart Speaker 8
Ecobee3 Best Smart Thermostat 9
Phlips Hue White A19 Starter Kit Best Light Bulb N/A
Nest Cam Best Security Camera 9
iHome ISP5 SmartPlug Best Smart Switch 8
Roost Smart Battery Best Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector 9
Samsung SmartThings Best Smart Home Hub 7



Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let you control your lighting, thermostat, or even your crock pot from your smartphone—is rapidly growing. From GE to Belkin to Home Depot, tons of products and whole ecosystems want to help you control your home via a single iOS or Android app. You can pick and choose your favorite gadgets to assemble an affordable intelligent abode on your own terms, or opt for an entire smart home system that does all the work for you. Here are some of our favorite smart home systems and individual gadgets.

A ton of new smart home devices were announced at CES, and include new connected appliances, cameras, lightbulbs— even robots and trashcans. One common thread, though, is that many of these new devices will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, further integrating this voice assistant into your home. Here are some of the smart home gadgets coming in 2017 that we're most excited about.

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  • seoguy
    Archived comments are found here: http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/id-2001249/amazing-smart-home-gadgets.html
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  • Lindsey_5
    Wow! Some of these are pretty cool! I love the crock pot one since most of the time I use it is when I am at work. Good to know I can shut it off if need.
    Our family just bought this really cool tech gadget for our shower. It is a device that is used in the shower call the Shower Manager. It cuts water flow by 2/3 after a preset time of 5, 8 or 11 minutes. Saves us hundreds every year on our water bill and get the kids our of the shower fast!
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  • Sameersingh12
    Awesome post. It is really very helpful information for all the users. Oakter smart home kit . Those who want to know more about all the new things in the home they can read this article and use the same information in their home.
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  • forall_1
    Google home is not yet release and yet you are giving a price for it ?????
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  • rgd1101
    Anonymous said:
    Google home is not yet release and yet you are giving a price for it ?????


    if you follow the link
    https://store.google.com/product/google_home

    $129
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  • katanaguy
    Hey Mike,
    Really solid article here. I just recently signed up for "Tom's Guide" newsletters and glad I did. I also like the format of ranking the products....simple, smart and clean. A thumb's up!
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  • Alexington87
    I'm missing whole home solutions like Loxone, Control4, Crestron and Savant on that list. I would consider most of the things listed here gadgets and not real Smart Home solutions.
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  • sarahgad
    The smart switch looks cool, not having to switch of your phone from the charger socket.
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