Best Smart Home Gadgets of 2017

Product Use case Rating
Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) Best Smart Speaker 8
Netgear Arlo Q Best Security Camera 9
Phlips Hue White A19 Starter Kit Best Light Bulb 8
TP-Link HS105 Best Smart Plug N/A
Ecobee4 Best Smart Thermostat 9
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 are coming out this year, 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. Plus, Amazon itself is launching several new Alexa-enabled devices, so you can use it in even more places.


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