Nick Abouzeid
Nick AbouzeidGrowth @ Ramp

What's your favorite smart home gadget?

Looking for some fun stuff to give as gifts 🏠
10 recommended
  1. 19
    Philips Bridge 2.0

    Philips brings Siri & HomeKit to Hue

    This is one of my favourite gadgets! Makes for really great and original atmosphere, handy to shut all lights off at once and can even synchronize with the beat of my music!
    Mike Coutermarsh
    Mike CoutermarshEngineer @ PlanetScale · Written
    +1 on Hue. Really great if you hook up to Homekit and can control from your iPhone.
  2. 19
    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Kory Westerhold
    Kory WesterholdMaking NeuBible (@neubibleco) · Written
    The absolute hub in our home! I have our Home hooked up to control our Sonos, lights around those house and thermostat through Nest...all without the goofy “humor” of Alexa or Siri, Google Home feels like the future realized on a daily basis.
    Kevin Lou
    Kevin Louproduct @ Italic · Written
    I have nothing but good things to say about the Home - I bought it on release day and I've loved it ever since! For anyone with Hue lights or a Nest thermostat, this ties it all together 👍
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  3. 9
    Brilliant - Smart Home Control

    Control lights, climate, music and more from your wall

    Bri Viviani
    Bri VivianiBrilliant Tech · Written
    Unifies all of your smart home devices and Alexa is built in! There is a video intercom so you can talk from room to room (encrypted and privacy screen included). Ring integration displays a notification on the Brilliant screen if someone presses the button, or it will display the video feed. If you have a smart lock connected you can open the door directly from the notification. Set Scenes, like homework or date night. control your lights from an app, the control it self, voice or motion sensors. This is just scratching the surface!
    Scott Dunlap made this product
    I have the pilot version of this at my house, and its particularly cool if you have other smart home gadgets like Sonos, Ring, Philips Hue (imagine actually being able to use your light switch again), Nest, etc.
  4. 6
    Amazon Go

    Amazon stores with no lines or checkout 🛍

    Constantine Sharandak
    Constantine SharandakThe Hustler @ Proficonf · Written
    Way better than Google Home, better voice, bit smarter. Perfect present:)
    Sandhya Ramachandran
    Sandhya RamachandranMultimedia Storyteller · Written
    I find it super convenient to ask for the time, set alarms, play music, discuss the world at large easily with my Amazon Echo.
  5. 8
    LIFX Beam

    Stylish smart home enabled accent light beams

    LJ Melville
    LJ MelvilleDigital Marketing, Go Go Thrive · Written
    Love my LIFX bulbs at home.
  6. 5
    Sonos One

    A self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker from Sonos

    Mark B.
    Mark B.Product Manager, CJ Affiliate · Written
    Almost all of my home audio problems have been solved by Sonos. The physical products are all exceptional, and the software has consistently improved the experience.
    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethibuilding things. · Written
    By far the most seamless audio experience.
  7. 4
    Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd gen)

    A slimmer, sharper, sexier thermostat

    I remember first hearing about WiFi connected thermostats and thinking to myself, "why would I need that?" I wondered if it would really be worth the price tag to justify my love of tech and gadgetry. Since then, I've fallen in love with any automation that simplifies the mundane. I love having a Nest thermostat that allows me to automatically adjust the schedule (which it learns based on regular use) or monitor the temperature away from home. One more simplified aspect of living plus peace of mind knowing your house isn't an icebox while away on vacation.
  8. First, it's kind of you to send me a gift. I don't think I've done anything to deserve it. Second, my pick is the WeMo switch. Admittedly, the reviews for WeMo switches are mixed on Amazon, but I've had mine for about 3 years now and have never had a problem with them. I prefer switches over an ecosystem like Philips Hue, because I'm not stuck having to buy proprietary bulbs. I can attach any electronic device or appliance to a WeMo switch and I'm good to go. My only regret is that they aren't HomeKit compatible, but I use IFTTT and I also received an Amazon Echo as an xmas gift and can use Alexa to turn my lights on.
  9. 1
    Fathom Analytics

    Simple, trustworthy website analytics (finally)

    Great connectivity with many products. You can even create own drivers and apps!
  10. 1

    The smarter wi-fi thermostat

    Jarod Stewart
    Jarod StewartServerless Engineer · Written
    An independent company making a fantastic product.