The Top Smart Home Gadgets for 2018

2018 is set to be the year of smart home gadgets. If you haven’t heard already about the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home, then you’re about to, as well as learn all about why these nifty little gadgets are a sure fire thing of the future.

What are smart home gadgets?

Smart gadgets are in home helpers that can do your shopping, play music, tell you recipes, adjust the lighting in your home and much more – all controlled by your own voice.

To some people, they are a thing of the future and a much sought after product. 2018 is set to see the rise of these smart gadgets for your home and if you have’t brought one yet, the good news is that they are not as expensive as you may have thought!

Amazon Echo/Dot

Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant and lives within the Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot. Their solution to smart gadgets for the home is the one of the longest standing of its kind.

The Echo has several versions available and is forever expanding its music, smart-home and digital assist abilities. Using nothing but the sound of your voice you can check the weather, search the web, play music, create to-do and shopping lists, online shop and much more.

Amazon’s smart home gadgets are available at Argos, you can buy them online or head in to the Argos store in Runcorn Shopping City to have a look before you buy!

Google Home

In it’s ever competitive nature, Google has produced a similar smart home gadget to Alexa – the Google Home. The Google Home is becoming vastly popular

“Google Home is a powerful speaker and voice Assistant. Play your music. Call your friends. Ask it questions. Control your home. It’s your own Google, always ready to help.” Similarly to the Echo, Google Home has the ability to control a lot of things that go on in your home – all without even reaching for your smartphone!

The Google Home retails for around £129.00, or the Google Home Mini for just £34.00. You can make the decision online at Argos, or again head in to the Argos store at Shopping City to get your own.

The Apple HomePod

The newest arrival to the party is the Apple HomePod, in the words of Apple “HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and adapts to wherever it’s playing. It’s the ultimate music authority, bringing together Apple Music and Siri to learn your taste in music. It’s also an intelligent home assistant, capable of handling everyday tasks — and controlling your smart home. HomePod takes the listening experience to a whole new level. And that’s just the beginning.”

The Apple HomePod will set you back around £319.00 and can be brought from Argos.

What do you think, is there room for a smart home gadget in your life? If there is, head down to Argos in Shopping City today and get your own!

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