If you’re trying to assemble smart gadgets for your home but don’t know where to start, you have come to the right place. Major companies like Samsung, Philps, Wipro, and Godrej have an impressive smart appliance portfolio. With SmartThings, Samsung is also trying to push an enclosed ecosystem for all its gadgets and home appliances, much like Apple. If you don’t know where to begin your smart home journey, here is our list of the top smart gadgets you can buy right now for smart homes.
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Godrej Solus 7” Video Door Phone
Price: Rs 6,554
This versatile video doorbell from Godrej offers one-way video and two-way audio communication. The visitors to your home are captured by the pinhole camera at the door and the video feed is relayed to the 7-inch TFT display inside your home. The Godrej Solus Video Door Phone allows two-way audio communication between the visitor and the homeowner. The 120-degree wide-angle camera covers the optimum area outside your doorstep to gather all the necessary details. The camera has an LED to help with night vision as well. The outdoor unit is weather resistant and the indoor display gives you easy access to all the controls.
Price: Rs 32,900
Apple HomePod offers a lot more than your average home speaker. The HomePod has a built-in sensor that can accurately tell the temperature and humidity in your room. On top of playing music, you can also use voice commands for internet searches, read and respond to your messages, set the alarm, and carry out other basic tasks. With five tweeters on board, the Apple HomePod provides high-end enveloping audio for your room. Need a smaller, more compact device? The HomePod mini will be right up your alley.
Philips Wiz Wi-Fi enabled LED Bulb
Price: Rs 769
With the Philips Wiz Wi-Fi-enabled LED Bulb, you get a range of 16 million colours with several customisation options. Wipro’s Wiz app lets you switch between the ‘warm’ and ‘cool’ colour temperatures and also lets you remotely control the light bulb when you are out. This smart bulb can also be paired with an Echo device. Google Assistant and IFTTT support has also been made available on this bulb for smarter access. All you need is a secured 2.4GHz WiFi connection to make this smart LED bulb work.
LAVNA Smart Door Lock
Price: Rs 8,080
This smart door lock by LAVNA offers six modes of entry for different situations: fingerprint access, mobile app access, PIN access, RFID card access, and mechanical key access. Users can register up to 100 fingerprints for the lock and delete access for any prints through the mobile app. You get 2 RFID cards and 2 mechanical keys inside the package. For the lock to install correctly, the door must be at least 30mm in thickness. You can generate OTPs through the mobile app in case you are expecting a guest and you are not at home.
Wipro Smart Plug
Price: Rs 999
The 16A WiFi Smart Plug by Wipro is suitable for heavy appliances like AC, geysers, and electric motors. Using the Wipro Smart app, you can control your home appliances from anywhere. The smart plug allows you to monitor the energy consumed by the appliance connected to it. You can also set schedules and control the plug with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The Wipro Smart Plug requires a 2.4GHz WiFi network to function.
EZVIZ C6 Indoor Camera
Price: Rs 6,000
The newly launched EZVIZ C6 indoor camera can record video footage in 2K resolution and retains colour vision in low light conditions. This camera can track a subject and zoom up to 4 times. It can also recognise alarm sounds and other sudden noises like a baby crying. The EZVIZ also offers certain AI-powered features like hand-waving call alert and human & pet detection. The indoor camera also comes with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT connectivity.
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop 2
Price: Rs 29,999
This 2-in-1 vacuum and mop combo from Xiaomi takes care of all your home cleaning needs. The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop 2 offers 3,000Pa of suction that can effectively remove any kind of dirt from your floor. The mop can generate 10,000 vibrations/minute to remove different kinds of stains. The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop 2 is also able to scan and map the environment and plan efficient cleaning routes. The 5,200mAh battery offers a runtime of 170 minutes. The Robot Vacuum can be controlled through Xiaomi’s Home app and is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, making it one of the best smart gadgets for smart homes you can buy right now.
Philips Airfryer XL
Price: Rs 17,995
If you’re looking for a handy smart appliance for your kitchen, start with the Philips Airfryer XL. This smart airfryer can be tracked, monitored, and controlled from any smartphone or tablet. The Philips Airfryer XL Connected and NutriU app deliver intelligent content recommendations while bringing greater accessibility to the user. You can also link the Philips Airfryer to your Amazon Echo Dot device. The 6.2L pan and 1.2kg capacity basket allow you to prepare up to 5 pieces of food for your family and guests at once.
Samsung Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Price: Rs 1,13,000
Samsung introduced its top-of-the-line Side-by-Side Refrigerator to the Indian market this year. This smart fridge is specially designed to match the needs of Indian consumers and comes with Samsung’s proprietary technologies like Convertible 5-in-1, FamilyHub, and Curd Maestro+. The FamilyHub 7.0 function lets users have a peek inside the fridge without opening it. It can also turn into a makeshift bulletin board, where users can leave messages for other members of the family or play videos or a slideshow of images. This smart fridge can be managed through Samsung’s SmartThings app. The Curd Maestro+ functionality lets users make curd at home using the fridge’s curd-making compartment. When not in use, this compartment can be turned into extra storage.
Ottomate Prime Lumen Smart Fan
Price: Rs 11,399
The Ottomate Lumen Smart Fan has special blades that significantly reduce the noise when the fan is in function. Prime Lumen offers 100 fan speeds and a 24-watt smart LED bulb that can be dimmed and customised according to your needs. This fan also comes with a dedicated remote control and offers app connectivity as well. You can also control the Prime Lumen through Alexa or Google Home. There are three preset modes that you can utilise from the remote control: TV Mode, Relax Mode, and Party Mode.
Infinix 43Y1 Smart TV
Price: Rs 13,999
Closing out this list is the new budget TV from Infinix. This 43-inch Smart TV offers a Full HD display with 300 nits of peak brightness. The audio is handled by 20W Dolby Stereo Speakers that offer a home theatre-like experience. Powering the Infinix 43Y1 is a Quad-processor. The Smart TV has 4GB of storage capacity. It comes with pre-loaded OTT apps like Prime Video, Youtube, SonyLiv, Zee5, ErosNow, AajTak etc. The TV remote has dedicated buttons for Prime Video and YouTube.
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These are the top smart gadgets for smart homes you can buy right now. All of these gadgets and appliances are compatible with Google Home or an Amazon Echo device. Which smart gadget is your pick of the lot? Let us know in the comments!
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