Best tech deals for springtime smart home devices
Check out the deals we have found on the essential smart devices every smart home should have this spring.
As the weather starts to get warmer each spring, and we start to spending more time outside, there is no better time to either add to — or upgrade — your smart home devices. GearBrain has compiled some of the best deals we have found on seven essential smart devices that can help you save money, protect the environment and enhance your health. (Note: we will be updating this article throughout the season to provide the most up to date deals available for you. - Last updated April 21, 2022)
As Mother's Day approaches, Belkin is $15 off your gift of Belkin and Wemo favorites. Whether you want to get Mom a 3-in-one MagSafe charger, Bluetooth speaker, a Wemo smart plug or really cool earbuds, Belkin has a bunch of great deals for you. Just visit Belkin's site and use code MOM2022 when checking out.
Levoit Core 200S Smart Air Purifier can keep the air clean in rooms as big as 180 square feet
Looking for a good reliable smart air purifier that works with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart speakers? Then check out this smart air purifier by Levoit, the Levoit Core 200S Smart Air Purifier. It can keep the air clean in rooms as big as 183 square feet. It stands 12.6 inches tall and is 8.1 inches wide. Using your smartphone and home network (2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection), connect to the free VeSync app (iOS and Android) to set schedules to clean the air every 2, 4, or 8 hours. Or customize when you want your air cleaned. And don't worry about the sound level from this smart air purifier keeping you up at night. It operates with noise levels as low as 24dB.
Levoit Core 200S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier costs $89.99 but is on sale for $79.96 on Amazon, a 11% discount.
Facebook Portal Go Smart Display with Amazon Alexa Built-inFacebook
Besides Amazon, Facebook also offers smart speaker displays with Amazon Alexa built-in. For this spring and Mother's Day, the Facebook Portal Go is on sale for only $149. You can buy from a bunch of retailers as well as directly from the company. The Portal Go is a reliable smart speaker display which you can take anywhere. You can make video calls, listen to music and even watch movies in HD on the Portal Go's 10 inch smart screen. The Portal Go can also be a good security device if you have compatible smart security cameras outside your home. Just ask Alexa to live stream video from your security camera to see what's going on in the backyard.
Here is where you can pickup a Facebook Portal Go Smart Display for $149:
The Airthings Wave Mini and Airthings smartphone appGearBrain
With the spring season comes allergies. One of the best smart devices then to help you during allergy season is a smart air monitor, which reads levels of toxins and chemicals (VOCs) in your home, along with humidity and temperature. You can also use smart air monitors to keep an eye on mold, and help ensure the air quality in a room is at the optimum level. Airthings Wave Mini is a viable smart air monitor and currently on sale for $63.99, 20% off on Amazon.
There are a few deals we found on Amazon that can work for your smart home's sprinkler system.
Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, 3rd Generation comes in either 8 or 16 zone configurations. They both are compatible with Hyperlocal Weather Intelligence Plus and Rain, Freeze and Wind Skip. Users can easily program and control your sprinklers from your smartphone (iOS and Android). What we like most about Rachio is its integrations with he top smart-home platforms including Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, Nest, IFTTT. This is what makes it the most connected controller on the market.
Smart sprinkler controllers make it easier keep a lawn green and healthy without wasting water. Many work on a Wi-Fi connection and can be controlled through an app, as well as by voice if you have an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device. Orbit is one of the leading manufacturers of smart sprinkler controllers, and its B-hyve XR 16-Zone Smart Indoor Sprinkler Controller is on sale on Amazon.for only $177, $23 off regular price of $199.99 The B-hyve XR 8-Zone Smart Indoor Sprinkler Controller costs $164.99 but is not on sale on Amazon.
Here are a few deals we found for smart floodlight cams. These smart home security devices can help you see in the dark of night who might be lurking around the outside of your home. They can also help you scare these unwanted visitors away whether you are home or not. Check out these special offers:
Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, Black, Works with Alexa
Every home needs security lights — but every smart home needs a smart floodlight camera. These smart devices are excellent security devices, illuminating the outside of a home, while also allowing you to see, hear and speak with unwanted visitors on your property in real time, anywhere. Some smart floodlight cams work with smart speaker displays like the Echo Show or Google Nest Hub. This type of integration allows you another device to access the floodlight cam and see what's going on outside your home. We found a good Ring Deal for you. On Amazon, you can get Certified Refurbished Ring Floodlight Camera for only $159.99.
Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor/Indoor plugs are used to control outside lights year around.GearBrain
Check out these smart outdoor plug deals we found on Amazon and a few other smart home retailers.
Normally we hear about smart plugs controlling holiday lights, but they can be used year round. These smart plugs are waterproof and work on a long Wi-Fi range, some up to 300 feet. They can be used for to operate landscape lighting, swimming pool pumps and other outdoor appliances. You can control them with an app, or by voice control using either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. One of the best deals is for the Kasa Smart Outdoor Smart Plug (KP400). It does not require a hub, works with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT, and is currently available for $24.99) on Amazon.
Cync’s new outdoor smart plug is a smart plug that works either inside or outside your smart home on a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection. Once connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you can easily control any device you plug into the outdoor plug. You will be able to turn devices on and off or set scenes and schedules from anywhere using the Cync app. You can also use your voice if you have either an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device. No hub is required. (Check out our full review to learn more.)
On Amazon and Walmart, we found Cync Outdoor Smart Plug on sale for the same price, $22.99, 23% off.
AcuRite Wireless 5-in-1 Home Weather Station
Want to know the exact weather conditions right outside your door? With the AcuRite 01512 Wireless Home Station, you can access your weather data using the company's AcuRite PC Connect, which links to your computer. This professional weather station can provide rain and rainfall history, wind speed and direction, outdoor and indoor temperatures, barometric pressure and the high and low record temperatures as well. It's currently on sale on Amazon for only $129.99 ($30 off.)
If you are not sure if any of these smart devices will work with your current smart home setup, head over to The GearBrain, our free, compatibility find engine which can help solve this problem for you. Tell us what smart devices you already have in your smart home, and The GearBrain can help you find out if these smart devices — or any other smart device — is compatible. It's that simple.
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