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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.

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As the weather gets warmer each spring and we spend more time outside, there is no better time to add to or upgrade your smart home devices. GearBrain has compiled some of the best deals on seven essential smart devices that can help you save money, protect the environment and enhance your health. (Note: we will update this article throughout the season to provide the most up-to-date deals available for you.)

Belkin Spring Sale offers get 30% off a purchase of Wemo, docks, power banks with code.

a photo of Belkin BoostCharge Pro chargerThe Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 MagSafe chargerBelkin

As Spring is upon us, Belkin offers 30% off Belkin docks, power banks, and Wemo favorites. Whether you want to get Mom a 3-in-one MagSafe charger, Bluetooth speaker, a Wemo smart plug, or cool earbuds, Belkin has many great deals. Just visit Belkin's site and use code SS23 when checking out to get your 30% discount

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Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room - on Sale for less than $120

Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room

Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room


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 Afloia, the Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room. It can keep the air clean in rooms as big as 1076 square feet. It stands 17 inches tall and is 7.5 inches wide. Using your smartphone and home network (2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection), connect to the free Afloia 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.

Afloia Air Purifiers for Home Large Room costs $159.99 but is on sale for $119.99 on Amazon, an 25% discount.

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Smart Air Monitors - Airthings Wave Mini - 20% Off This Spring

The Airthings Wave Mini and Airthings smartphone app

The Airthings Wave Mini and Airthings smartphone app


With the spring season comes allergies. One of the best smart devices 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 selling for $79 on Amazon.


Outdoor Smart Indoor Sprinkler Controller Deals

Photo of Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler ControllerRachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller Works with Alexa on Amazon - $229Rachio

There are a few deals we found on Amazon that can work for your smart home's sprinkler system.

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller. - 16 Zone

Photo of Rachio 3 smart garden sprinkler controller on a wall.Rachio 3 smart garden sprinkler controllerRachio

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, 3rd Generation, comes in either eight or 16-zone configurations. They are compatible with Hyperlocal Weather Intelligence Plus, Rain, Freeze, and Wind Skip. Users can easily program and control their sprinklers from their smartphones (iOS and Android). What we like most about Rachio is its integrations with the top smart-home platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, and IFTTT. This is what makes it the most connected controller on the market.

8 Zone is on sale for $179, a 22% savings off the regular price of $229.99

16 Zone is on sale for $230, an 18% savings off the regular price of $279.99

Smart Sprinkler Controller - Orbit B-hyve XR Smart Indoor/Outdoor Sprinkler Controller

Photo of Orbit B-hyve XR Smart Indoor/Outdoor Sprinkler timer on a wall installed.Orbit B-hyve XR Smart Indoor/Outdoor Sprinkler Timer

Smart sprinkler controllers make keeping a lawn green and healthy without wasting water easier. Many works on a Wi-Fi connection and can be controlled through an app and 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 $191.98. The B-hyve XR 8-Zone Smart Indoor Sprinkler Controller costs $83 but is not on sale on Amazon.

Buy B-hyve XR 16 Zone for $191 on Amazon

Buy B-hyve XR 8-Zone for $148 on Amazon

Smart Video Doorbells

Photo of Ring Video Doorbell 4 installed on a home.Ring Video Doorbell 4GearBrain

Here are a few deals we found for smart video doorbells. These smart home security devices can help you see who is coming close to your front door during the day or in the dark of night. They can also alert you when someone might be lurking around the outside of your home. And it you want, these smart home devices can help you scare these unwanted visitors away whether you are home or not. Check out these special offers:

Ring Floodlight Camera 

Ring Video Doorbell WiredRing Video Doorbell WiredRing

Every home needs security lights — but every smart home needs a smart video doorbell. These smart devices are excellent security devices, which allow you to see, hear and speak with unwanted visitors at your door in real-time and from anywhere. Some smart video doorbells work with smart speaker displays like the Echo Show or Google Nest Hub. This type of integration allows another device to access the floodlight cam and see what's happening outside your home. We found a good Ring Deal for you. You can get Ring Video Doorbell Wired on Amazon for only $138.99, 40% off or 20% off the Ring Video Doorbell Wired with Ring Chime ($63.99).

Buy Ring Video Doorbell Wired on Amazon

Buy Ring Video Doorbell Wired with Ring Chime on Amazon

Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell - 40% off

Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell

Special deal on Amazon for Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell

​Another good manufacturer of smart video doorbells and security cameras is Arlo, and their Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell is on sale for only $79.99, 40% off. This smart video doorbell comes with HD Video, a 180° Field of View, Night Vision, 2 Way Talk, and easy DIY Installation. It does require existing electrical wiring with a voltage between 16V AC and 24V AC and a 10VA. And the Arlo doorbell will work with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and Apple HomeKit-enabled devices.

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Outdoor Plugs

Photo of myTOUCH Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor/Indoor plugged in an. outside outlet

Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor/Indoor plugs are used to control outside lights year around.


Check out the following smart outdoor plug deals we found on Amazon and a few other smart home retailers.

Kasa Smart Outdoor Smart Plug (KP400)

Photo of Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug on a counter.TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor PlugGearBrain

We usually 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 operate landscape lighting, swimming pool pumps, and other outdoor appliances. You can control them with an app or voice control using 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 $26) on Amazon.

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GE CYNC Outdoor Smart Plug

Photo of GE CYNC Outdoor Smart PlugCync Outdoor Smart PlugGearBrain

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 can turn devices on and off or set scenes and schedules from anywhere using the Cync app. You can also use your voice with an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device. No hub is required. (Check out our full review to learn more.)

We found Cync Outdoor Smart Plug on sale on Amazon and Walmart for the same price, $18 (40% off.)

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Buy on Walmart

Smart Weather Stations – AcuRite Wireless 5-in-1 Home Weather Station

AcuRite Wireless 5-in-1 Home Weather Station installed on a shed

AcuRite Wireless 5-in-1 Home Weather Station


Want to know the exact weather conditions right outside your door? With the AcuRite Iris (5-in-1) Weather Station Display, Remote Monitoring of Temperature, Humidity, and Wind Speed/Direction (01544M), 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 high and low record temperatures. It's currently on Amazon for only $163 ($17 off.)

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If you are unsure 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. Please tell us what smart devices you already have in your smart home, and The GearBrain can help you determine if these smart devices — or any other smart device — are compatible. It's that simple.

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