Hottest smart home technology gift guide

Hottest Home Tech Gifts for 2017

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Do you have a tech-lover on your Christmas list? Technology this year is amazing, everything is so user-friendly and compatible that you no longer need to be super tech-savvy to enjoy the latest home technology and gadgets on the market.

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Once our family brought home a Smart TV the way we interacted with technology changed completely. Now I am ready to wire up my Amazon Echo so that my whole house is voice activated. If only my children listened as well as Alexa when I said to “turn down the volume!”  Is there an app for that?

Hottest Home Technology on Amazon

  1. Amazon Echo 2nd Gen.

    The 2nd generation Amazon echo has improved speakers and connectivity so that you can connect your whole home to Alexa and her voice-activation. Make calls, check the weather, update your calendar, order from and more. There are some great accessories that connect with Echo and can be controlled by Alexa AI, including electrical outlets so that you are able to update and outfit your whole home with the latest voice-activated technology and command everyone and everything from the couch. Dreams do come true. 

  2. Echo Connect

 This device from Amazon is on pre-order only – and will be officially released on December 13th. You can get on the pre-order list here. With Echo Connect, you can easily connect Amazon Echo to your home phone connection and make calls to anyone using Echo hands-free calling and Alexa will synch all your contacts.

  • Simply plug Echo Connect into your home phone jack, complete the setup in the Alexa App, and you’re ready to make and receive calls on any of your compatible Echo devices

  • Echo Connect will work with all of your registered Echo Devices. Only one Echo Connect needed per phone line.

    I am really looking forward to all these Echo Accessories and can’t wait to turn my home into a Smart Home!

3. Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In Alarm

This Is an awesome addition to upgrade your home security and connects to Amazon Echo devices via Smart Things or Wink Hub and can be managed via Smart Phone App. It has a really great protection plan to ensure that your home is always secure.

4. Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation, Stainless Steel, Works with Amazon Alexa

 Not only is this hot gadget Alexa compatible, but it learns your habits and can adjust accordingly. It can also be controlled using the Smart Phone app when you’re not home. Personally, we are not going another year without my ability to say “Alexa, Drop it like its hot” and have the temp turned down. Like I said – Dreams do come true.

5. Petnet SmartFeeder, Automatic Pet Feeder for Cats and Dogs, Works with Amazon Alexa

Were you just asking yourself if there is anything that Alexa can’t do? Do you know a pet owner that is tech-savvy – or maybe a cat owner with a pain-in-the-ass cat? THIS is the best gift for them!

Alexa, feed the damn cat,” you call out from the comfort of your bed early Saturday morning. Imagine how wonderful that would be?!

Using the Petnet app you can even personalize the food portions and automate your pets meal schedule.

It’s Smart Home month and Gift Giving season – so give the gift of smart technology and upgrade your home and life this season.
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  • Tiffany November 28, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Ok, I really thought the Echo was cool, but now I am in love with the PetFeeder! I am very forgetful sometimes… oops! and this would totally come in handy so my pup never went without food!

    • sar_ii November 28, 2017 at 4:32 am

      It’s a pretty cool gadget!! 😉

  • Ericka November 28, 2017 at 8:14 am

    This is good to know as Im always lost in whats the big thing every year.

  • Natalie November 28, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Great list ! I’m technology challenged so I have no clue what to get my brother in law 😂 This helps thank you !

  • elizabeth hurt November 28, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Love this! Was just looking for something like this so great timing! Bookmarking to show my hubby!

  • Amanda November 30, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Man, I am terrible with technology! Thank you for sharing these new gadgets

    • sar_ii December 1, 2017 at 12:14 am

      I hope you can find something for everyone your list!

  • Ann December 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I love the Petnet SmartFeeder. That would be a great present for me and my two cats! Great gift ideas!


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