Many of us are still working from home these days or work in a hybrid. You can make your home a little more livable—and a lot more automated. The number of smart home brands is constantly growing. That said, not all smart home devices are as reliable as they claim.
These days, there’s a smart version of pretty much every home device you can think of. In general, these products connect to the internet, so you can control them from your phone via a companion app. Most also work with various forms of voice control.
Davis Instruments WeatherLink Console
Go ahead, call us weather weenies. Davis Instruments has long made some of the most accurate, highest quality weather stations on the market. The one element that’s been missing is an equally great console to display all the readings and data those stations collect.
This smart speaker comes from a brand known for its speakers. It can serve as part of a stereo or surround sound setup, and it has a lot going on that justifies the price. The Sonos One ironically boasts two speaker drivers. These are custom-built drivers that come powered by a pair of Class-D amplifiers. The Sonos One supports Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa for voice commands, and it even supports Apple’s AirPlay.
Dandy: The weed-killing robot
Weeds are the bane of anyone who wants a lush green lawn in their lawn, and they can be terribly difficult to get rid of. Crawling on your hands and knees to pull them out of the ground or bending over to spray them with herbicide is back-breaking labor. Dandy recommends using an organic, iron-based solution containing FeHEDTA.
Google Nest Hub
The Google Nest Hub is more compact and does not include a camera. It is appropriate for placement in any home that values privacy. It serves as a hub for all your connected smart home gadgets and makes it simple to stream videos and music. To make your images look stunningly vivid without too much backlighting, the screen constantly adjusts the room’s illumination. A pleasant morning alarm feature is also made possible by this light technology, making it simpler to get up.
The Sprig attaches to your showerhead and uses Kohler’s Sprig Shower Pods to add perfumes, oils, and other skin-beneficial components to the water. And sure, the system will only function with Kohler’s pods, which will initially be offered in six different scents.