Home gadgets can be quite expensive, which is why today we’ll be focusing on the best home gadgets under $200. From a portable speaker system to a smart doorbell, here are some gadgets you’re sure to love.
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When it comes to your home, you want everything to be perfect. You want the best gadgets that will turn a house into a home. You want something that’s both modern and cool — perhaps a smart gadget or two? But most of all, you don’t want to go over-budget. To keep your wallet in check, here are 5 of the best home gadgets you’ll find under $200.
1: Smart Light Bulb
As light is a prerequisite for life, it should also be a prerequisite for your home. Not just ordinary light though, light from a smart light bulb that can completely alter any room’s ambiance and enhance your whole home. What’s more? You can also adjust the brightness to mimic natural light, effectively allowing you to go to sleep and wake up to the same effects of a sunrise and sundown.
And being a smart bulb, one of the best things that makes it smart is that you can control it with apps through your phone, tablet, etc. , so you don’t have to worry if you forget to turn the lights off in the morning — simply open the app and control as you please. Similarly, you can automate your lights and set up a schedule to manage all your lighting needs.
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Spotlight brand: The Philips Hue Starter Kit with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant compatibility for hands-free voice control, and which can also sync with music and movies to enhance your listening and viewing experience.
2: Portable Speaker System
No home is complete without sound. There’s just something about cooking or cleaning while listening to your favorite tune that makes time fly and chores infinitely more pleasant. For this very reason, a home gadget must is a portable speaker system that you can take with you anywhere in your home — inside and out.
The beauty of these systems is that they produce sound that is not only comparable to their wired counterparts, but on many occasions also better. If that’s not enough to convince you, some systems like the HEOS 1, the spotlight brand below, have WiFi compatibility that lets you stream from your favorite streaming service like Spotify, iHeartRadio, Panora, Tidal and more.
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Spotlight brand: The HEOS 1 portable speaker system packed with high-res audio support for your musical needs, Bluetooth® and WiFi connectivity for convenience, a sealed enclosure for humidity protection in case you want to use it in the bathroom, and an optional HEOS 1 Rechargeable Go Pack for when you don’t want the sound to end.
3: Smart Scale
What better way to track your fitness progression than with a smart scale that can monitor all your important vitals like your weight, body fat, BMI, water weight, muscle mass and bone mass? Exactly, and if you do get yourself a smart scale, just add a daily weigh-in to your routine to keep your fitness in check. And to further your progression, many smart scales can also track your progress over time by connecting with your smartphone and saving results.
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Spotlight brand: The Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Scale that can sync data with FitBit, Google Fit, Apple Health, and other popular fitness apps, and can also record and track results through the Weight Gurus app.
4: Espresso Machine
If you’re a coffee drinker, is there anything better than waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee? The answer, if you did not know, is absolutely not. It’s like a tease before the reward; you smell the coffee and imagine what has been called ‘the nectar of the gods’ going down your throat.
And with a variety of capsules with individual flavours and aromas, you can forget about ever going to Starbucks or Dunkin again, because a single espresso machine is all you’ll ever need.
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Spotlight brand: The Nespresso Vertuo Evoluo, that can deliver the perfect cup of coffee time after time, thanks to a combination of Nespresso’s patented intelligent extraction technology, Centrifusion, and blend-specific brewing.
5: Smart Doorbell
Last but not least, keep up to date with everything going in and out of your home with a smart doorbell that lets you see, hear and speak to anyone at your front door through your smartphone, tablet or PC. This means that you can forget all about ever having to peek through the blinds to see who’s knocking, because real-time video capabilities allow you to spot anyone and everyone who nears your home.
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Spotlight brand: The Ring Video Doorbell with custom motion zones that sends you instant alerts when visitors press it or trigger the built-in motion sensors. With crystal-clear HD video and two-way audio paired with noise cancellation, you can be sure you’ll never miss another visitor again.
Like the list and want more? Ooh, that’s unfortunate, but that’s all for today. Instead, let’s go over what we covered today:
Enjoy the gadgets!
Ellen Parker, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, writes articles on consumer electronics, home audio systems, audio industry trends, home entertainment solutions, useful tips, and tricks. Her writing has appeared internationally in various print and Web-based venues.