Yonomi Asks: What's Your Favorite New Smart Home Device for 2019?
One of the most exciting parts about being in the smart home space is seeing the evolution of devices, services, and apps that are designed to add comfort and style to the home. At Yonomi, we’re always keeping up to date on the latest and greatest in smart home technology to potentially add to our growing ecosystem.
We decided to pick a few of our favorite smart home products for 2019 as well. Keep reading to find out which ones we chose, and leave us a comment with your top picks!
Best Smart Speakers
Amazon Echo (2nd Gen, 2017)
The Amazon Echo is an affordable, sleek-looking option with incredible voice assistant technology to boot.
$399.00 at Amazon
For a speaker of its size, the Sonos Beam boasts powerful sound and comes with a built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant. It’s a great multi-room, multi-service audio option that packs big sound into a small soundbar.
Best Smart Lights
LIFX Mini Wi-Fi Smart Bulb
The LIFX Mini is color-changing and gives off plenty of light. It comes with all of the colors, features, and integrations that you receive with regular sized LIFX bulbs, just in mini form.
Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Lighting Kit
Lutron makes some of the best in-wall switches on the market. They are arguably the best-performing, smart switches that come full of features and are well worth the investment if you need to step up your connected lighting setup.
Best Smart Locks
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
The latest offering from August Home looks sleek and comes with all the features from the HomeKit model plus new additions such as DoorSense technology, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Z-Wave compatibility. It’s simple to install and can be controlled remotely or with your voice assistant.
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
This Schlage model lets you manage codes, set schedules, and view usage history using their free smartphone apps. You can use voice control using the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter and Alexa device (sold separately) and can lock and unlock your door from anywhere using the adapter as well. All of this plus secure encryption and a stylish look make this smart lock a great option for 2019.
Best Smart Plugs
TP-Link WiFi Smart Plug (HS110)
Turn any outlet in your home into a smart outlet with the HS110 WiFi Smart Plug from TP-Link, no additional hubs or hardware required. The HS110 plug also features real-time energy monitoring and a USB charging port.
Belkin Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
The Wemo Mini Smart Plug lets you control your electronic devices right from your smartphone or tablet. This plug is currently on sale and comes with full Google Assistant and Alexa compatibility. It’s perfect for beginners getting started with smart home technology!
Best Smart Thermostats
The ecobee4 continues to boast a sleek design, multiple features, and an easy to use interface. The new model has a remote sensor (to help reduce hot or cold spots in different rooms), a responsive display, and lots of smart integrations, including a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. You can have this thermostat do everything that an Amazon speaker can do, such as control smart devices, play music, hear the news, and more, using Alexa commands.
Nest Learning Thermostat
This device includes all of the great features you’d expect from Nest, but now comes with a temperature sensor to prevent rooms from being too hot or too cold. This new thermostat has a larger display, higher quality resolution, and a far-field sensor for viewing temperature and viewing time from a distance. It also works with Google Assistant and Alexa, so you can control it with your voice.
Are there any smart home devices for 2019 that you’re raving about? Let us know your own picks in the comments.