The 5 Hottest Smart Devices for Your Apartment

The best smart home devices let you automate your apartment so you can do such things as switch electrical appliances on or off, dim the lights, and turn up the heat – all without leaving your comfy sofa or oversize recliner.

Although there are many types of smart home devices available, the following devices are great for apartment dwellers.

Philips Hue White BR30 LED Smart Bulb with Bluetooth, Hue Hub Compatible

This technology allows you to control up to 10 lights using Bluetooth and the Philips Hue app. You can use simple voice commands to turn on one lamp in a room or a number of lamps. The Smart Bulb is compatible with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Roku Ultra

This device comes with built-in voice search for a variety of tasks, and is compatible with all your favorite streaming services. It also works with smart assistants Alexa and Google Assistant and supports Dolby Vision as well as Ethernet for wired connectivity. What’s even better, it includes a remote finder feature.

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)

It’s pretty simple to use the Echo smart speaker – just remove it from the box, plug it into an outlet, and follow the directions in the Alexa app (available on Android and iOS). After it’s connected to your Wi-Fi network, you can use your smart speaker to access the Alexa personal assistant.

Wyze Plug

The Wyze smart plug turns your appliances into smart devices. If you don’t want to get out of bed to turn your coffee maker on – or off – you can just ask your smart assistant to do it. The Wyze smart plug is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa.

Google Nest Protect

This battery-operated combined smart smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector speaks in a friendly voice to warn you when there’s smoke or carbon monoxide in your apartment.

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