Let’s be frank. There’s a lot of cool, interesting technology on the market today, but interesting doesn’t always mean it’s useful or functional. For that reason, we set out to rate and review dozens of smart gadgets and we have found what we believe to be the absolute best smart home devices on the market in 2021. From biometric smart locks to robot vacuum cleaners, these smart gadgets will change your life for the better.
If you find yourself daydreaming about a post-COVID holiday to some far off land, we’ve got just the thing for you. To prepare for your vacation abroad, you could spend the next few months in lockdown learning another language. Or, you could let the Pocketalk Translator do the talking for you. By leveraging voice recognition, cloud-based artificial intelligence and real time two way translation, the Pocketalk Translator can act as your own personal translator in over 100 countries.
Although it’s been on the market since 2015, the Apple Watch remains a device that is light years ahead of its time. With its advanced health tracking capabilities, GPS mapping, Siri personal assistant, Apple Pay and full iPhone compatibility, the Apple Watch continues to be a must-have piece of smart technology.
The Philips Hue smart light system is a collection of products rather than a single device. An internet connected smart light system that can be controlled from your phone, the Philips Hue range of fixtures and fittings will completely transform your home lighting. Offering users a wealth of colors and settings, and the ability to schedule and adjust your lighting when you’re away from home, the Philips Hue is a very cool piece of technology.
Click And Grow Smart Garden
The Click and Grow Smart Garden was developed for one simple purpose: to help you grow 100% organic herbs, vegetables, plants and flowers without having to attain a botany degree. This fully automated smart garden will control the lights, monitor the soil quality, and dispense oxygen and nutrients for your plants on an as-needed basis, while providing full visibility into the health of your garden via their smartphone app.
iRobot Roomba S9+
When the Roomba first launched, there were a lot of naysayers who couldn’t appreciate the appeal of a robot vacuum cleaner. Fast forward a few short years, and the iRobot Roomba S9+ has won over the masses. Fully compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa enabled devices, the Roomba S9+ will clean your floors by the sound of your voice, and it will empty itself when the job is finished.
Tile Mate is a small, bluetooth-enabled tracking device that can be deployed just about anywhere with ease and simplicity. Not only do they work for hunting down lost keys, they can be used to keep tabs on all manner of things, from your kid’s shiny new bicycle to your adventurous indoor cat that loves to sneak outside.
Masterlock Biometric Padlock
Whether you’re protecting your tools in the garden shed or storing your fancy new Jordan’s in your locker at school, this handy fingerprint enabled lock can provide you with the smart security you need. It can store up to 10 individual fingerprints and in case the battery dies, it has a directional keypad for backup access.