This Year in Gear

13 Notable Smart Home Gadgets That Came Out in 2019


December 25, 2019 Tech By

This roundup is part of This Year in Gear, a look back at the year’s most notable releases. To stay on top of all the latest product news, subscribe to our daily Dispatch newsletter.

Arlo Technologies Ultra 4K

Price: $530
From: amazon.com

This little wireless camera shoots 4K video and automatically zooms and tracks movement in its 180-degree field of view.

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Awair Element

Price: $149
From: getawair.com

The Awair Element is a new indoor air quality monitor that looks like a retro radio.It has five different air quality sensors, allowing it to measure things like temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other microscopic particulate matter (PM2.5).

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Awair Glow C

Price: $89
From: amazon.com

The Awair Glow C isn’t just a smart plug; it’s an air quality monitor that measures the temperature, humidity and overall air quality of the room.

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Eve Energy Strip

Price: $80
From: amazon.com

Not only will this be the most-impressive plug you’ve ever owned, but it’s also likely to be the prettiest. It has an aluminum frame and a black matte body, and it recently won a 2019 Red Dot Award for product design.

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iDevices Instinct

Price: $100
From: amazon.com

The iDevices Instinct ($100) is a smart light switch with Alexa built-in. You can manually switch on/off the light by pressing the button, or you can speak directly to “Alexa” and turn the light on/off. No need to have an actual Echo or Echo Dot speaker within shouting distance.

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iRobot Roomba S9

Price: $1,099
From: amazon.com

iRobot, makers of the Roomba robo-vacuums and the Braava robo-mops, combined the two. The new S-Series vacuum adds more suction, a corner-hugging design and the robo-vacuum industry’s first-ever anti-allergen system.

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Philips Hue Filament

Price: $25+
From: bestbuy.com

The Philips Hue 2019 range added three Edison-style lightbulbs, which combine 19th-century aesthetics with 21st-century innovation.

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Philips Hue Smart Bulbs with Bluetooth

Price: $15+
From: bestbuy.com

Buying into the Philips’s smart lighting system once meant purchasing bulbs and an almost-$50 hub, but its bulbs now work all by themselves via Bluetooth.

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Phyn Smart Water Assistant

Price: $15+
From: bestbuy.com

Phyn makes one of the least sexy smart gadgets in the smart home market. It’s also one of the most useful. The Phyn Smart Water Assistant is the most affordable and most convenient smart water monitoring system you can buy.

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Remo+ RemoBell S

Price: $99
From: amazon.com

The RemoBell S costs just $99, which undercuts most other video doorbells on the market by some margin.

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Sevenhugs Smart Remote U

Price: $200
From: bestbuy.com

The Smart Remote U is a new smart remote that’s substantially more affordable than the Sevenhugs’s original-and-newly-renamed Smart Remote X. Both smart remotes look similar, boasting that sleek, all-touchscreen design that Sevenhugs has become known for.

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Wyze Sense Starter Kit

Price: $20
From: wyze.com

The Wyze Sense costs $20 and consists of two contact sensors (for doors or windows), a motion sensor and the Wyze Bridge, a device that plugs into the back of one of your Wyze security cameras (either a WyzeCam or a Wyze Cam Pan).

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Wyze Smart Lock

Price: $90
From: wyze.com

Wyze’s first smart lock costs just $90, which is significantly cheaper than most other smart locks by Nest, August and Schlage.

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