Are you looking to join the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution?
Or maybe you’ve got a parent who’s still getting acclimated to this new era of technology but is intrigued by the possibilities.
How do you get them started?
Here’s a look at the best smart home devices for beginners:
Start with the basics
Amazon Echo, with the now-famous Alexa calling the shots, can orchestrate any other gadget you might add in the future—presuming of course, that you ensure device compatibility.
You can also look at Google Home Max, the less well-known product that does the same thing. One point to consider is that Google is rarely “less-known” for very long, so this could be an inexpensive way to enjoy the same services as the Amazon Echo.
Build off what you know
An IoT beginner is still getting accustomed to new smart technologies, so add devices that are natural offshoots of things you (or they) grew up with.
A long time ago, the remote control for television was considered cutting-edge technology and your own parents probably had to persuade their parents of its merits.
That makes the Logitech Harmony Elite a good next step—the remote control that can run everything electronic in the house.
The same goes for Ecobee4. Anyone over the age of 40 can surely remember having to battle just to get a window air conditioner in their room. The Ecobee4 takes us to the next level of comfort by eliminating any hot or cold spots within a room.
Other common sense technology options, like the Google WiFi Router, can make your connections run faster and they don’t take up much physical space.
The key to knowing the best smart home devices for beginners is to know what they’re used to and build from there.
So start building your future, one IoT device at a time!