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Best Smart Home Tech – 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are just right around the corner, which means that jolly mall Santas, extravagant home-lighting displays, and a certain handful of songs on rotation will once again make their presence felt. Of course, this includes gift lists for friends and family, a lot of whom we hope made your “nice” list this year. With that being said, it can sometimes be hard to decide on which gift to get someone – that’s where we come in.

For this edition of our 2023 gift guide (one of many, in fact – go check them out!), we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular smart home products that will no doubt come in handy for that lucky person on your gift list. We’ve covered everything from smart light bulbs to home displays, which you can check out below – let’s get started!

Smart Displays

Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen) + Blink Mini
Starting off this list is the Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen) + Blink Mini bundle from Amazon, which gets you the Echo Show smart display. It works with Alexa voice commands, streams your favourite content, and even lets you go on video calls thanks to the built-in front-facing camera.

Echo Show 15
In case you want to super-size things and go for a bigger display, the Echo Show 15 features a much larger 15-inch screen that serves as a central smart home control hub with Wifi connectivity, and can even blend in with the rest of your furniture by doubling as a photo frame.

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Google Pixel Tablet
For something a bit different, the Google Pixel Tablet can serve as a smart home control hub with the Google Home app, and can even be taken off the speaker hub to serve as a standalone tablet for your favourite apps, streaming services, and games.

Let the Show Begin

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TCL 40-Inch Class S3 Smart TV
TCL's experience in the home entertainment sector has yielded a lot of awesome hardware, and this includes the TCL 40-Inch Class S3 Smart TV. The Class S3 comes with a sharp display, smart TV features with support for streaming apps and Wifi connectivity, and support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Homekit setups.

Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen
Another solid offering from Google, the Nest Mini 2nd Gen is a smart speaker that works with music streaming apps like Spotify, voice commands, and sounds good thanks to a solid bass-driven sound.

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Amazon Echo Pop + Sengled Smart Bulb Bundle
If you'd rather prefer something from Amazon's lineup of products, the new Echo Pop makes for a handy little addition that works seamlessly with other Amazon smart home tech, as well as Amazon's wide selection of software services.

Samsung HW-B57C B-Series
  • DOLBY AUDIO / DTS VIRTUAL:X: Elevate your favorite content; Dolby Atmos creates realistic 3D sound by projecting it from all...
  • REAR SPEAKER KIT INCLUDED: Fill the room with theater-like sound with the included rear speakers that project audio above and...

Light up your World

Philips Hue Play Smart Light
Users looking to boost up their smart lighting setups might want to take a look at the Philips Hue Play Smart Light, which comes with a two-pack version, and support for Google Home, Alexa, and Apple Homekit systems.

Philips Hue A19 LED Smart Bulb
For something a bit smaller, you might want to go instead for the Philips Hue A19 LED Smart Bulb which comes with support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and includes built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

Ring Video Doorbell
it's not a smart light, but the Ring Video Doorbell is a simple but effective way of letting you see what's going on outside your home, even when you're miles away. The camera comes with support for video recording, as well as wireless connectivity that allows it to connect to your smartphone.

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Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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