At its core, the Nucleus is an 8-inch video intercom system that lets you chat not just with others in your home, but also remotely with people in other locations via an app. It's also Alexa-enabled, so you'll be able to control other smart home devices through the panel, too. Each Nucleus costs $199, but the company offers savings if you purchase three or more at a time.
Not only can this camera rotate 360 degrees and track whoever it sees or hears, but it can also analyze the expressions on your face to determine if you're happy, sad or something else. That way, it can take proactive steps if it senses there's something amiss with your mood—like playing a song if you’re feeling down. Like many other smart home devices, it is also Alexa-enabled. The Hugo will be available later this year for $499.
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Plug this white square into your Wi-Fi router, and it will block websites from collecting personal data from any device in your network. It can even mask your IP address. It supports up to 10 accounts and has parental-control features, too. For $399, you get the box plus a lifetime subscription; otherwise, it costs $249 for the device, and there's an annual subscription of $99 after the first year.
This Alexa-enabled fridge (yes) runs not just Windows, but also webOS on the appliance's large 29-inch touch screen, which lets you do everything from order groceries to send messages to family members. With two taps, the screen turns clear, showing you what's inside. Or, if you're at the grocery store, you can use the Internet-connected cameras inside the fridge to see if you're out of milk.
"Hey, Alexa, I want to go back to sleep." iHome's latest alarm clock, due out in the fourth quarter of 2017, will be the company's first Alexa-enabled clock, with two microphones for better noise cancellation. The clock will also include Bluetooth, so you can stream music and use the device as a speakerphone. It will also come with a USB port, so you can recharge your phone at night.
You no longer need a camera at every entrance to know if someone's breaking in. Cognitive Systems’ Aura looks for disruptions in Wi-Fi and other signals caused by a person's body, using these to detect intruders in your home. It then sends you a notification if something's amiss. The Aura is available for pre-sale at $399.
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Building from its connected home-phone service, Ooma has introduced a suite of motion, water, door and window sensors that will alert you on your phone when the system detects something amiss. Customers can then contact their local 911, even if they're in a remote location. The water sensor retails for $29.99, the motion sensor for $34.99, and the door and window sensor for $24.99. Ooma offers free service for the first installed sensor, but for any additional sensors, customers must sign up for Ooma Home Monitoring service, which is $5.99 per month for Ooma Basic service customers and free for Premier service customers.