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Every year there are new technology trends, and 2022 was the year of smart home devices. From the moment you wake up until it’s time to get a good night’s sleep, there’s a smart device ready to assist with your daily activities in the home. However, with so many new products on the market, it’s hard to determine which ones to choose.

So, we’ve reviewed our top five smart home devices in our 2022 round-up.

Smart Alarm Clock by Loftie

Loftie’s smart alarm clock, plus sleep assistant, will help rid you of unhealthy sleep habits and assist you in falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer. Those with trouble falling asleep will appreciate features like white noise, nature sounds and sleepy stories, or you can fall asleep to your customised bedtime playlist.

Improve your mental wellness with breathwork, meditation and sound baths and wake up peacefully with a gentle two-phase alarm designed to wake you up the way your body would naturally wake.

  • Smart Assistant – No smart assistant required
  • Connectivity – via Bluetooth
  • Installation – None
  • App – Loftie

Roomba i3+ EVO (3550) Robot Vacuum by Irobot

One of the most popular smart home devices is the robot vacuum. The iRobot vacuum steers its way around your home using sensors to navigate the floors and detect obstacles. You can leave the house and rely on the robot vacuum to dust each tile with power-lifting suction, moving through the house meticulously to clean every floor surface. It will even learn your voice and knows when to head to the charging port until it’s charged and ready to pick up right where it left off.

  • Smart Assistant – Alexa or Google Assistant
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi
  • Installation – None
  • App – iRobot Home

Echo Studio Speaker by Amazon

The Echo Studio speaker has all the features of the Echo Dot but with improved sound quality. Echo Studio uses Dolby Atmos technology to add clarity and depth to stereo tracks by automatically analysing the room’s acoustics and transforming your audio into optimal sound quality.

Connect to Alexa and use voice control to stream songs from various services with brilliant results. You can ask Alexa to play music, answer your questions or even read the news. The device also works like an intercom to speak to any room in your home.

  • Smart Assistant – Alexa
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
  • Installation – None
  • App – Amazon Alexa

Video Doorbell by Ring

The video doorbell by Ring provides convenience and security by showing you exactly who is at your front door. The features go beyond showing you who is ringing your doorbell, with motion detection and night vision. Whether home or out, you can use your Ring doorbell to monitor deliveries, and two-way audio means you can speak through your doorbell via the app giving the impression that you’re home.

  • Smart Assistant – Alexa or Google Assistant
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi
  • Installation – You will need to install the doorbell yourself with the instructions provided
  • App – Ring

Indoor Wireless HD Security Camera by Blink

The Indoor Wireless HD Security camera helps you keep an eye on what’s happening inside your home while you’re out. Security features include battery power, which will continue to work even if the power is off, plus infrared night vision. With the Blink subscription plan, you can also get customisable alerts on your phone and the ability to save video clips and photos in the cloud. Beyond security, the capability to see, hear and speak through the device in real-time via two-way audio means you can also talk to anxious pets while you’re out of the house.

  • Smart Assistant – Alexa
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi
  • Installation – None
  • App – Blink Home Monitor

We hope you have enjoyed our round-up of the best smart home devices for 2022. If you want to start creating a ‘smart home’ but don’t want the fuss of installing and connecting everything, we’re here to help.

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