These days, you can find nearly anything to make your home smarter.
As smart technology gets even more popular, the number of new home gadgets and tools on the market has skyrocketed. Today, everything from vacuum cleaners to security cameras can be “smart.”
This is a win for consumers, but it can be difficult to keep up with the sheer number of new smart home products on the market. That's why we've curated this list. Below, we highlight five of the best smart home products — and the most interesting — across a range of categories to inspire your next purchase.
Smart Home Product #1: Mirror Interactive Home Gym
When it comes to smart home workout equipment, consumers these days aren’t suffering from a lack of options.
You have your smart treadmills that connect to your smartphone and track your fitness, smart kettlebells that automatically count your reps, and even smart punching bags that can simulate a sparring partner.
The Mirror doesn’t take up a lot of space like a treadmill or exercise bike. When it isn’t in use, it looks like a normal wall mirror — so it’s perfect for those without a lot of room to spare.
When you turn it on, however, it transforms into a full-length, interactive screen with thousands of options for workouts and classes — everything from yoga to pilates, boxing, and more. It can even track your movements and heart rate to let you know how you’re performing and provide real-time instructions based on your activity levels.
Smart Home Product #2: Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool Air Purifier
Air purifiers are all the rage these days — in fact, according to Consumer Reports, an estimated one in four households in the U.S. owns a portable indoor air purifier. This could be because more people are choosing to work from home rather than in an office. But it could also be that more people are becoming aware of the importance of indoor air quality.
Unlike most other purifiers on the market, the Pure Humidify+Cool Air Purifier is actually three devices in one: it can purify, humidify (it will actually figure out the best humidity level for your home by drawing on local weather data), and cool your home all at the same time.
Plus, thanks to its high-tech HEPA filter, it can capture 99.97% of air pollutants, including allergens, bacteria, and pollen. It also has an activated carbon filter that absorbs harmful gases such as nitrous oxide and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
But best of all, you can connect the Pure Humidify+Cool Air Purifier to your smartphone to track your home’s indoor air quality in real-time — no more guessing!
Smart Home Product #3: SNOO Smart Sleeper
As a new parent, there’s nothing more relieving than finding a product that can help your baby fall asleep faster (and stay asleep longer). And that’s exactly what the SNOO Smart Sleeper promises. Created by pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp, SNOO is a responsive baby bassinet that uses rhythms, sounds, and motions to soothe fussy newborns and create a “womb-like” environment.
All parents have to do is tuck their baby in with the built-in swaddle, and SNOO will do the rest. When it senses that your newborn is crying instead of sleeping, it will automatically start cycling through a series of white noise sounds and gentle rocking motions until they calm down.
If it fails to soothe your baby within a few minutes, it will send an alert via a smartphone app so you can step in for a feeding or diaper change.
Beyond SNOO’s smart home tech capabilities, it’s also a beautiful bassinet in its own right with a sleek mid-century-modern style we love!
Smart Home Product #4: Furbo Dog Camera
Like other smart pet cameras, Furbo lets you keep an eye on your dog when you have to leave the house. But it comes with a few extra nifty features to help smooth out the separation anxiety. For example, it comes with two-way audio communication so you can “chat” with your pet when needed. You can receive an alert and respond when your puppy is barking.
But that’s not all that Fubo can detect. Thanks to its AI technology, the camera can pick up on behaviors and keep track of your dog’s patterns and behaviors over time and alert you of any important changes.
Best of all, however, is Furbo’s treat-tossing feature that lets you reward your dog for good behavior even when you're out of the home.
Smart Home Product #5: iKeyp Pro
A home safe can be essential for keeping your documents, firearms, and other valuables protected from thefts, fires, floods, and more. But what about a smart safe?
If you’ve never heard of smart safes before, we’d love to introduce you to the iKeyp Pro. Featuring 24/7 security monitoring and real-time mobile alerts (including alerts of failed access code attempts) via its smartphone app, iKeyp is the perfect solution for those looking to protect anything from jewelry to prescription medicine to your most important documents.
IKeyp Pro can be remotely opened from anywhere in the world. So if you need to grant access to a spouse or family member, you can do this directly from your smartphone.
Smart home technology is constantly evolving to make our lives easier, safer, and more comfortable. These are just a few of the best smart devices for your home this year.