We’re going to be honest–we have no idea what the best smart home devices of 2021 are going to be. However, we do know that there will be a lot of them. The list of products and features below will give you an idea of what to expect from smart home devices in the coming years.
What will the best smart home devices of 2021 be?
We’re not sure what the best smart home devices of 2021 are going to be, but we do know what you should consider when buying one. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 products that will be on our radar for this year and beyond.
Viomi Robot Vacuum Alpha UV (S9)
Viomi Alpha UV(S9)’s ultraviolet light strip on the bottom of the vacuum is claimed to kill 5 kinds of common floor bacteria with 99.99% sterilization rate. Once the vacuum is done with cleaning and returns to charge the base station will hoover up all the collected dirt from the 2-in-1 container. When you lift the lid of the base station you will see a 3L dust bag, just like in a standard house vacuum. Viomi claims the dust bag should be changed every month but that would really depend on the size of the area cleaned and how dirty the floors get.
This robot vacuum with self empty uses LDS2.0 sensor with SLAM algorithm for navigation situated in the centrally located turret. That makes it only 9.8 cm high and capable to crawl and clean under furniture. In case the clearance is barely there a pressure sensor in the turret will ensure it will not get stuck. The vacuum motor is very powerful with a whopping 2700 Pa of suction which equates to rotating speed is 15000 rpm. In my testing it cleaned exceptionally well and vacuumed up small stray objects like hair clips, small wires and corn kernels. It does get too loud when on maximum power but on quiet or even standard power mode the noise is tolerable.
Nanoleaf Aurora Smart Light Panels
We were very pleasantly surprised to see the Nanoleaf Aurora smart light panels listed as one of the best products of 2018. The Nanoleaf Aurora is a smart light panel that gives you a variety of lighting options in one sleek package. You can control the lights via your smartphone, and it also has an integrated motion sensor that detects when you’re moving and turns on different lights based on your movement. With over 100 different illumination settings, the Nanoleaf Aurora will change its lighting automatically in response to your movements. It’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant so you can use it with any smart home devices.
Amazon Echo Show
This is the best smart home device for your home or office. Amazon’s Echo Show provides a 1080p display with a 5.5″ display, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The device has three microphones and is waterproof up to 30 minutes in saltwater, so you can take it anywhere without worrying about damaging it. It can be powered by either an AC adaptor or a USB power cord.
The Echo Show has built-in speaker capabilities so you can play music from your smartphone or other devices (e.g., Chromecast). It also allows users to make video calls out of their homes using the Google Home platform.
The Echo Show can also make hands-free phone calls, have full-screen video chat on iOS devices, and show caller ID/number on its portable screen when connected to a Wi-Fi network that supports personal hotspots.
Another highlight of the Echo Show is its ability to control lights and appliances such as fans, thermostats and more through its Alexa voice assistant whenever you say “Alexa.” You can use this feature to turn lights on or off simply by saying “Alexa,” for example. With this skill enabled, the Echo Show will automatically connect to your Wi-Fi