The Smart Home industry is constantly evolving to include more device options and newer generations of models. While that is exciting, it can also be overwhelming and is often hard to know where to get started when considering which smart devices to start adding to your home. If you’re wanting to add smart home technology to your house, but left wondering where to start, this article is for you! Check out my list of the top 4 recommended smart home devices under $30 to add some IQ to your home today!
1. Govee Smart Light Bulbs
Coming in at $10.00 per bulb, this is one of the easiest smart device swaps you can make, the Govee Smart Light Bulbs add instant IQ to your home. These LED lights are connected via Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and controlled by your app, making them easy to set timers and schedules throughout your home. The dimmable feature gives you the ultimate lighting control as you adjust from warm whites to cool daylights. Whether you are syncing your lights to your personalized music, or setting wake and sleep schedules, these lights will support you in creating the atmosphere you want in your home. With more than 16 million different color combinations, we’re sure you’ll find which settings you like best!
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2. Kasa Smart Plug
Coming in at only $29.99 for a pack of four, this versatile little device gives a lot of bang for its buck. Offering a great variety of scheduling features and smart home integrations, this smart plug is a must have for anyone wanting to add simple to use, hassle free smart devices to their home. Because this plug connects via Wi-Fi, these plugs are easy to control using voice assistant, letting you link it with your favorites, whether that’s Amazon’s Alexa, or Google’s Assistant! This plug can also work well with a lot of other smart devices and is great for anyone who likes to travel. Giving you the ability to control your devices while you’re away from home, you can set a timer to turn a lamp on at certain times of day making it look like you’re still home. Enjoy the simplicity, and security of this convenient little device!
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3. Google Chromecast
The Chromecast is a unique device that plugs right into your TV, offering 1080p viewing and costs $30.00. Giving you the ability to stream content from your Android or iPhone, tablet, or computer, this smart device gives you (or your friends) the ultimate in viewing and listening to your favorite streamed content, right from your devices. Stream movies, shows, live TV, music and much more to your TV from your TV's HDMI port.
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4. myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control
This smart garage door opener is a great gateway into the smart device world for your home and only costs $29.98 making it a very worthwhile investment! This inexpensive option has a quick setup, is easy to use and utilizes a well-designed mobile app on both iOS and Android operating systems. The app not only indicates if your garage door is open or closed but will also let you know how many minutes have passed since your garage door was opened or closed. This smart device is intuitive in its use and compatible with a wide range of smart home systems. The sleek design and app monitoring of your garage door activity make this a top choice when considering adding smart devices to your home. While it works with many smart assistants like Google Assistant and IFITT, it is important to note that it currently lacks support for Amazon Alexa.
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There you have it, my 4 easy smart home device swaps for under $30. Which one are you going to try? Let me know in the comments below!