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2020 has seen a big increase in the use and development of smart devices. From powering our homes to monitoring our sleep and fitness activities, these kinds of gadgets can help us speed up tasks and provide entertainment while we’re doing it. Below are some of the best smart gadgets on the market today.
Amazon Echo Dot
If you’re familiar with Amazon’s Echo Dot series, this device is voice-controlled and hands-free, offering its user the ability to read the news, set alarms, play music, control smart home devices, and more. Already in its fourth generation series, this is a handy gadget to have if you want the freedom to control various functions around the house, all while being informed and entertained at the same time.
Apple Watch for Kids
If you have kids and you’re looking for a watch that does more than just tell the time, the Apple Watch kids is an excellent option. This handy gadget has a ton of features such as an activity monitor which tracks customizable goals, health and safety in case your child has an accident, schooltime and downtime to stop kids from using their phone during study periods, and other apps like mindfulness and learning. These watches also come with family functions and parental control so that you can customize how your child uses the watch.
Mophie Dual Wireless Charging Pad
Need to charge two devices at once? This handy little gadget can do just that with its 10-watt power output — and it’s fast, too. Mophie also comes with a built-in USB-A output, meaning it can charge a third device. This is a handy gizmo to carry around, especially if you’re traveling or on business and need to power up multiple devices simultaneously. As an added bonus, it comes with a 2-year warranty.
Arlo Video Doorbell
Gone are the days when you had to peer through the window to see who’s at your door. Thanks to smart technology, a doorbell like this one from Arlo has sensor technology and the capability to differentiate between people, animals, and packages. This gadget also allows you to program alerts and create an answering machine function for when you’re not home. Video doorbells like these are not only handy, but they can also provide added security.
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
Regulating the temperature in your home can now be done using hands-free technology. This smart thermostat from Ecobee allows you to control the heating or air-conditioning with an app or by using your voice. It also monitors the room temperature and can adjust accordingly. This type of gadget is useful if your regular thermostat isn’t in a central or convenient location, or if you need to regulate different rooms for specific reasons.
Meeting Owl Video Conference Camera
With so many people being relegated to remote or home-based working, this gadget might not be useful for everyone, but when people can reconvene face to face again, this video conferencing technology is a good (and fun) investment. Meeting Owl’s 360-degree device comes with a 1080p camera, allowing it to zoom in on whoever is speaking clearly. It also comes with excellent speaker functions, making it a great way to host video meetings.