Top 10 Smart Home Gift Ideas for Smart Home Holiday Shopping Guide
Are you looking for some high-tech smart home shopping ideas for this Christmas season? Well, today, I’m going to go over my Top 10 Smart Home Gift Ideas picks, so stay tuned?
Let's get started, okay, so starting with number one is one of my favorite items that I discovered this year in 2020.
Google Net Hub
That is going to be the google nest hub. Now I picked this item up earlier this year and it blew me away. It does so many things, from controlling your home to being a smart digital picture frame. You can look up recipes. Set timers watch videos. It does absolutely everything. The Google Nest Hub and I've been impressed with what it can do. Because of that, I decided to start a new series on Google devices. So if you own any Google Nest devices or anything with Google Assistant built into it, make sure you subscribe because I'm going to be diving deep into the Google environment, helping you get the most out of these devices.
As we go through the list, comment below, and let me know which topics you want me to dive deeper into. Now, we're going to be starting this Google series with the Nest Hub, so let's get started. So let's start off with the most straightforward description I have for this. This is a digital display with Google Assistant built into it. If we take a look at the back of the device, we have got a slider on the top for muting the device if you don't want it to listen to you. Now, if you do mute the device, it's going to let you know. - The mic's off. And you're gonna see a red light in the top center of the device, letting you know that it is muted. Once you unmute it, it will also give you a verbal that you have unmuted the device.
Wyze Cam v3
The list is going to be the brand new Wyze cam version3. so this is actually still in pre-order right now I do have one that I’m testing out, and I have to say it is pretty amazing, and pre-order this thing is only 20 dollars on the wise website, and that is the wise cam version. this is the new yscam version 3 and it's now indoor and outdoor rated and for the same price of the version 2 19.99 plus shipping so around 26 bucks delivered it records in full hd 1080p i know 1080 but check the sample footage later on and you'll be the judge it records motion events or 24 7 when a micro sd card is inserted on a camera it has personal detection if you subscribe to their cam plus plan it is ip65 rated and is weather resistant free cloud storage for 12 second videos aside from the videos that are recorded in the micro sd card if you want the whole motion recorded to the cloud and receive alerts when people are detected you can sign up with the wyscam plus subscription which is 1.99 per camera per month or with a yearly payment of 14.99 per camera it has 2-way audio aside from motion detection the yscam can also detect sounds and because it has a starlight sensor it can record full color at night with some ambient lighting it works with google assistant alex a and if this then that now for specs not found in the box it records in 1080p and has this hd max video quality Setting which it will be on all the sample footages that you will see in this video it has a 130 degree field of view and has a starlight sensor so that with just enough ambient light you will get color night vision recordings time to open up the box we have a quick start guide and we have the camera itself it is still a cube design but has rounded edges so we have the camera lens light sensor mic and infrared leds in the front and it has an integrated pivoting magnetic base which is the same as the older version on the back we have the speaker and it has a short permanently attached to the camera usb power cable that has a weatherproof Female micro usb plug on the other end on the bottom we have the setup button and a rubber flap covered micro sd card Slot what else is inside the box we have a six foot micro usb cable mounting screws and plastic anchors and we have the metal disc plate if you want to stick the magnetic base and using the 3m mounting tape on the other side of the plate then we have the power adapter 5 volts 1 Amp time to set this up now because this is a hush hush camera until today i have to test and set this camera up using an alpha version of the vice app there will still be tweaks and updates that will be released but i didn't find any bugs or issues in this version of the app open up the app click the plus sign on the upper left corner click add device choose yscam version 3.
We have the switch bot so if you've got a dumb device that just cannot be automated because it takes a button to either push or pulls back or whatever you need it to do this is going to be a device you're going to want to check out so this is a small little device that has a lever on it that can push buttons so if you've got something like a fan a coffee maker a light switch this is going to be able to make that button for you and the best thing about this one is that it integrates into Alexa google, ifttt, apple's home kit so it's got a lot of potential for incorporating into your smart home.
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
We have smart plugs on the list. You can never go wrong with intelligent plugs if you have a lamp that you love. You don't want to get rid of it for a smart one. You don't want to put an intelligent light bulb in it you can always get a smart plug smart plugs can be used not only for lighting but for fans or coffee makers or anything like that so a smart plug is definitely a good option to have in your smart home this one here is the wemo mini I like the mini ones because you could put two per socket you could fit two of them on there so that is really nice. This one works in the amazon, google and apple environments.
We've got streaming devices. This is the Roku streaming stick, plus it's compatible with HD 4k and hdr streaming, and you can get absolutely everything that you want into this package right here. I know Craig has done a ton of reviews on this product right here. We will link some of those above for you guys to check out and find out some hidden gems that you can get out of this device right here, but one of the best streaming sticks that we have found out there other than maybe the google Chromecast with google tv.
I have on the list will be the Sonos One smart speaker so this one has Alexa built into it, but it is an absolutely fantastic sounding speaker. It is a little pricey, but it will be the best sounding Alexa smart home speaker you're going to find out there.
Reolink Argus 3
We have got the real link Argus 3 camera, so this has to be one of my favorite budget security cameras that we've come across this year the picture is amazing; I love the look of it; I love that it has a built-in spotlight. There are no monthly fees. It is very affordable, so I recommend checking one of these out if you guys are looking into a security camera system for around your house.
This camera is 1080p camera it was redesigned from the previous argus 2 that we had last year and this one comes with a built-in spotlight that's going to be giving us some colored night vision a couple other of features if we take a look at the website this does connect to 2.4 gigahertz wi-fi it does have a rechargeable battery which is actually built into the camera so you cannot remove this battery it is always going to be in the camer it does have an optional solar panel so if you do want to you can add a solar panel to this thing solar panel comes in pretty cheap this camera is also ip65 weatherproof we've got the standard stuff like two-way audio pir motion sensor remote access from anywhere so you can always check your footage no matter where you are and then it also does have a slot for a micro sd memory card now in addition to that they do have options for cloud storage which we'll show you here we've got three different plans for you to choose from but if you don't want to go with that you're always good with free local storage on the camera..
Eufy 2K Doorbell
We've got the Eufy video wireless doorbell. Now, this is the 2k version. This is a great video doorbell. I love it because there are no subscription fees. It saves all of its data locally to that base station that's in your house, and that base station also doubles as a chime, so when somebody pushes the doorbell, it's going to chime on this base can also be used for any of the Yuffie cameras so if you're looking into getting a sound system check out the use products.
That we have is a robot vacuum and what i love about this vacuum right here is it's got lidar navigation so a couple of things with this vacuum right here is that you can do multi-levels with this thing it's got memory for up to four different levels and what it does is it uses that lidar navigation to detect the rooms and then it knows what level it is on so that is cool that you can move it around to different floors if you've got multiple feet we've also got no-go areas so if you want to set up a place for this thing not to go you can do that another thing right here that i thought was really cool is that you can set up different schedules for different rooms so if we see in the example here you can set up the living room for 9am you can set up the kitchen for 8 a.m and just go through and set it up for as much detail as you want
so this is a good buy right here and it's coming in at a reasonable price with a Fantastic rebate right now so if we take a look not only are you going to save 14 off the initial price but if you look right now it's got a coupon right below you can save an additional 110 on this thing so i would recommend picking this thing up before that coupon goes away fantastic deal right there.
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Those are our top 10 Smart Home Gift Ideas for Smart Home Holiday Shopping Guide for 2020. Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite. I will see you guys in the next article.
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