Top 5 Home Products in 2021

OUR TOP PICK

Arlo Ultra

EDITORS CHOICE

Nanit Plus

BEST VALUE

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

Top 5 Home Products

How would it feel if all the devices in your life could be connected to the internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: speakers, lights, doorbells, cameras, clocks, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it. And what if those devices could all communicate, send you information, and take your commands. It is not science fiction; it is the Internet of Things (IoT), and it is a key component of home automation and smart homes. There are many smart home product categories, so you can control everything from lights and temperature to locks and home security devices. They also happen to make fantastic gifts, whether you are shopping for the holidays or buying a housewarming present. Now we discuss top 5 home products and their service provided so that you can select the right one for you. 

Our top pick

Arlo Ultra

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Specification:

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches
  • Item Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Manufacturer: Arlo Technologies, Inc.
  • Digital Zoom: 12x
  • Lens Field of View: 180-degree diagonal 

The Arlo Ultra is one of the most impressive home security cameras. Despite its rocky debut, the Arlo Ultra is another win for Arlo and security DIYers. It’s the first battery-powered camera with 4K resolution, and it has a slew of other goodies built in, including color night vision and a built-in spotlight.

A new Video Mode panel grants users to configure the Arlo Ultra using one of three viewing angles 180 degree super-wide, 155 degree wide, and a 120 degree full view. The camera also has an embedded spotlight that will light up while motion is detected and gives full color night vision. 

It works with your favorite smart speakers, adding HomeKit. You can ask Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to show you your camera’s live feed or tell you while the camera detects motion. You can also look at your live feed, watch stored clips, and control your camera through the Arlo mobile app.

If you are an early-adopter, tech-loving, smart home nerd who wants the best stuff and the best quality, then the Arlo Ultra is an easy choice.

Pros

  • No wires.
  • Weatherproof.
  • Detailed 4K imagery with a wide field of view.

Cons

  • Expensive.

EDITORS CHOICE

Nanit Plus

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Specification:

  • Material: Plastic
  • Mounting Type: Wall Mount
  • Brand: Nanit
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 3.3 x 3.5 x 1 inches
  • Maximum Range: 36.00 inches
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds

The Nanit Plus is at the premium end of the baby monitors market. This impressive-looking device is designed to provide you a top-down view of how your baby is sleeping. The Nanit Complete Monitoring system adds a camera, of course, but it also features a patterned swaddle and a band that the baby wears. This sleepwear works with the camera to track baby’s every breath, sending an alert to the parents’ smartphones if anything is amiss.

It Complete Monitoring System consists of three parts: The Nanit Plus camera unit, which records video in resolution of 960p and provides two-way audio, a night light, and sound and motion sensors; and the Nanit mobile app (available for Android and iOS), that you will use to monitor the camera’s video stream. The app will also alert you to potential problems. 

So Nanit Plus can absolutely and unequivocally be recommended to anyone who  is expecting for a crib-cam solution that is feature-rich, provides crystal-clear video as well as audio, and is easy to set up and use. You can take it without thinking twice.



Pros

  • Good image quality.
  • Excellent apps with background audio, humidity, and temperature readings.
  • Sleep tracking data with video.
  • Breathing monitoring.

Cons

  • Expensive ecosystem of options.
  • No web access.

BEST VALUE

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

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Specification:

  • Material: Metal
  • Finish Type: Powder Coated
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 2.80 x 2.80 x 2.75 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.55 pounds

August smart locks are popular, and for good reason. The retrofit design makes them easy to install without replacing your existing deadbolt. It’s smart enough to work with smart home setups for Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. 

August’s unique retrofit design stays true to its roots in this fourth-generation model. What’s remarkably different is the size. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller than its predecessors, measuring 2.80 inches in diameter. As always, installing an August smart lock is a breeze if you have 10 minutes and a screwdriver.

The August app provides you remote access to your door lock so you can lock or unlock it from anywhere. This lock also has automatic lock and unlock features, so it can lock the door behind you while you leave and unlock the door for you when you get home.

If you are interested in a smart lock, but want to keep your exterior hardware traditional, this is the lock for you. 

Pros

  • Modifies your existing deadbolt
  • Comes with built-in Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Pricey

Traeger Ironwood 650

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Specification:

  • Brand: Traeger
  • Power Source: Wood_pellet, Charcoal
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Item Weight: 149 Pounds
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 46 x 27 x 47 inches

The Traeger Ironwood 650 is a wood pellet grill equipped with Wi-Fi and variable speed convection fans, making it simple to barbecue, roast, and smoke like a pro. it offers many of the same features, most notably a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio and a thoughtfully designed mobile app to connect the grill to your home network. 

Salt Lake City-based Traeger Grills redefined outdoor cooking with the convection-based Original Wood Pellet Grill. Using a combination of natural hardwood pellets and the precision of digital technology, It offers the cooking versatility of a traditional oven with the delicious wood-fired flavor of an outdoor barbecue.

It is one of the newest additions to the Traeger grill family, boasting innovative features like 6-in-1 functionality, WiFIRE digital control from your smartphone and a Super Smoke mode. If you want to become a pitmaster without leaving the couch, this Wi-Fi-powered electric pellet smoker and app can help.

Pros

  • Cooks delicious wood-fired foods.
  • User-friendly controls and mobile app.
  • Sturdy build.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Requires two people to assemble.

Worx Landroid M 20V

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Specification:

  • Brand: WORX
  • Power Source: Battery
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:  21.97 x 15.91 x 8.07 inches
  • Color: Orange
  • Item Weight: 21.2 Pounds
  • Cutting Width: 7 Inches
  • Pump type: Automatic

The WORX Landroid M 20V is a new range of intelligent robotic mowers that automatically know what’s best for your lawn every day. It is quite small measuring in at 21.97 x 15.91 x 8.07 inches and can handle lawns no bigger than a quarter of an acre. It has a cutting width of 7-inches and it has five adjustable cutting heights between one to three inches. The robotic lawn mower can tackle inclines of up to 20 degrees.

The actual base of it has a control panel with a 2.5inch LCD screen. This screen shows you the current time and date as well as the percentage of work done. It also has a nine-button control panel on it. By way of design, it has a safety feature on it that while the robot is lifted off the ground the blade disk underneath immediately stops spinning. 

If you are looking for a decent robot lawn mower that can take all the hard work out of keeping your small lawn viewing fresh, then it is a good robotic lawn mower for you. 

Pros

  • Good value
  • Great for tight spaces

Cons

  • Can’t be used in the rain
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