The best cheap smart home devices and gadget deals for 2024

cheap smart home devices and gadgets
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Smart home deals can go a long way to helping you create the high-tech house of your dreams without breaking the bank. You can find massive savings on speakers, security cameras, streaming devices, light bulbs, and robot vacuums and create a smart home hub. All of these gadgets work with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to simplify your technology and help make your day-to-day life even easier.

Whether you want to personalize and control your lighting, stream music and videos or secure your home, we've found a variety of top-rated smart home gadgets to help you get started building your smart home. Most of the products listed work with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, so you can control the devices with the command of your voice. We've also included the TP-Link Smart Plug in our list, which gives any device you plug into smart capabilities.

Read on for our list of the best smart home gadgets that include the best prices and deals that are currently available.

The best smart home device deals

Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Amazon's most powerful streaming stick

Picture quality: Up to 4K HDR10+ | Voice remote: Yes | Alexa-enabled: Yes | Storage: 8GB | Ethernet port: No - requires aditional adapter | Launch price: $54.99/£54.99

Wi-Fi 6 support
Fast performance
Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support
Expensive

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max was released in October of last year with a starting price of $54.99/£54.99. The Fire TV Stick Max is Amazon's most powerful streaming stick, with support for Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, and Dolby Atmos. Unlike the Fire TV Stick 4K, the 4K Max supports Wi-Fi 6 and features the new quad-core 1.8 GHz processor that Amazon claims offers 40% more power than the previous generation.

Blink MIni

A cheap and compact smart security camera

Resolution: up to 1080p HD | Footage recording: free 30-day trial | Audio: HD two-way

Affordable
Two-way audio
Day and night HD video
Wired

Released in 2022, the Blink Mini security camera provides security to your home day and night with built-in infrared night vision, two-way audio, customizable motion detection, and live view recording. You'll get alerts sent to your smartphone when motion is detected so you can monitor your home from anywhere.

The compact security camera also works with Amazon Alexa, so you stream live video, play recorded video clips, and arm and disarm your camera using just your voice.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Home security from anywhere

Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.8" x 0.8" | Resolution: 1080p HD | FOV: 160° horizontal, 90° vertical | Power: Hardwired

Sends alerts to your smart phone
Works with Alexa
Easy to install


Help secure your home with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro that allows you to answer your door from anywhere. The Ring Pro works with Alexa and will send alerts to Echo devices which allows you to hear and speak to visitors entirely hands-free. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro also sends alerts to your smartphone when motion is detected or when someone presses the doorbell so you can monitor your home from anywhere. The Pro features advanced motion detection with a camera view that generates motion alerts within user-set motion zones. The Ring doorbell connects to your existing doorbell wiring so you don't have to worry about re-charging the battery and features four different faceplate options.

Echo Dot (3rd generation)

Voice controlled smart speaker

Dimensions: 3.9” x 3.9” x 1.7” | Speaker size: 1.6-inch | Weight: 10.6 oz. | Line out: 3.5mm audio or Bluetooth

Voice controlled speaker
Works with Alexa
Compact in size


The best-selling Echo Dot is a voice-controlled smart speaker that works with Alexa to make calls, answer questions, set alarms, check the weather and so much more. The compact smart speaker can also control your compatible smart home devices with the command of your voice. Just ask Alexa to find TV shows, turn on lights, adjust the temperature and more. You can use your voice to play a song or artist through Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others. Alexa has over 50,000 skills so you can discover new skills that will help you with everyday tasks.

Voice controlled light bulb

Dimensions: 4.1" x 3.1" x 6.7" | Wattage: 11 W | Light appearance: 2500K - 9000K | Lumen output: 800 | Lifetime: 22.8 years

Voice app controlled
Energy reducing
Color changing


Control your lighting from anywhere with the TP-Link Alexa-enabled light bulb. You can turn your lights on and off and adjust brightness with your tablet or smartphone using the Kasa app. You can connect the smart bulb with Alexa or Google Assistant devices and use your voice to control your lights. The easy-to-install light bulb can transform into any color to set the mood and personalize your lighting by adjusting brightness as well as light appearance from soft white to daylight. The TP-Link bulbs will also help you out with your energy costs by reducing energy use up to 80% without brightness or quality loss. 

Alexa enabled WiFi Plug

Dimensions: 3" x 2.6" x 3.9" | Wireless connection type: WiFi | Voltage: 120

Control from anywhere
Works with Alexa
Compact design


Turn your electronics and appliances into voice and app-controlled devices with the Kasa Smart WiFi plug by TP-Link. The smart plug works with Alexa and the Google Assistant so you can turn your devices into a hands-free experience. You can turn on lamps, appliances and more from anywhere on your smartphone using the Kasa app. You can also schedule the smart plug to automatically turn on and off when you're away and reduce your energy by managing devices that use the most power. 

Nest Learning Thermostat

Change the temperature from anywhere

Dimensions: 3.3" x 3.3" x 1.2" | Sensors: 10 temperature sensors, indoor humidity, proximity, near-field activity, far-field activity, ambient light | Zonal control: no | Voltage: 24 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Wireless Interconnect, Bluetooth Low Energy

Alexa compatible
Helps save energy
Control from your phone


Control your thermostat from anywhere with the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat. The smart thermostat uses technology to learn your habits and adjust automatically to help save you energy. On average the Nest thermostat saves 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills so the Nest will pay for itself in no time. You're able to control your thermostat from anywhere with Nest app using your phone, tablet or laptop. The smart thermostat also works with Alexa so you can adjust and control the temperature with the command of your voice. The Nest thermostat features a thinner and sleeker design than previous models and comes in four different colors.

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iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum

Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum

Dimensions: 13.8" x 13.8" x 3.6" | Weight: 8.6lb | Carpets: Yes | Hard floors: Yes | Self-charging: Yes

Cleans floors from anywhere
Three-stage cleaning system
Alexa and Google Assistant compatible


Clean your floors with the command of your voice and completely hands-free with the Wi-Fi connected iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum. You can use the iRobot home app to clean and schedule your vacuum from anywhere and receive notifications when the job is complete. The Roomba 960 can continuously clean for up to 75 minutes and will automatically recharge. The robot vacuum features a three-stage cleaning system and a high-efficiency filter that captures 99% of allergens, pollen, and dust. The Roomba is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant so you can control the vacuum with your voice. 

Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera System

Alexa enabled two camera system

Resolution: up to 1080p HD | Footage recording: Free cloud recordings for seven days | Audio: HD two-way

Advanced motion detection
100% wireless camera
Indoor or outdoor


Keep your home secure with the Arlo Pro two camera security system. The top rated security system includes two cameras, rechargeable batteries, power adapter and cable, wall mount, and a base station. The Arlo Pro cameras are weatherproof so they can be used indoors or outdoors and can operate in up to 122-degree temperature. The 100% wireless Arlo Pro records video in 1080p HD resolution and offers advanced motion detection to catch every angle so no moment goes unnoticed. The security system also has a smart siren that can be controlled remotely, or when motion or sound is detected. The security camera works with Alexa, and has a compatible app which allows you to monitor your home from anywhere.

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Bluetooth enabled precision cooker

Dimensions: 14.8" x 2.8" | Connectivity: Bluetooth | Power: 800W

Precise temperature
Compatible Anova app
Easy to use


The top-selling Anova Sous Vide lets you master the hottest cooking trend, sous vide. Just fill a pot with water, set the desired temperature and time, and cook everything (meat, souffle, carrots) to perfection. The Anova Sous Vide allows you to prepare restaurant quality meals by cooking your food at the precise temperature and not ever having to worrying about over-cooking. You can set the time and temperature manually on the device or through the Anova app. The app allows you to cook remotely, so you don't have to wait around in the kitchen waiting for your food to cook. The app also gives you access to over 1,000+ creative recipes and guides you through each recommended meal.

Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt

Alexa enabled deadbolt with built-in alarm

Dimensions: Exterior: 3" x 5" x 1" / Interior: 3" x 8" x 2" | Weight: 3.4lb | Power: 4 AA batteries (included)

Keyless entry
Built-in alarm technology
Control from anywhere


Secure your home the smart way with the Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt. The Schlage connect features a touch screen keypad which allows for keyless entry. This lets every member in your family have their own 4-digit code that will be easy to remember. You can also create temporary codes for visitors and never have to worry about replacing locks or exchanging keys. The Schlage Connect is Z-Wave compatible and connects to your home automation system which allows you to lock or unlock your door remotely. You can also use your voice to control the lock with any Amazon Alexa compatible device. The deadbolt features a built-in alarm that comes in three different modes that will alert you when someone is coming or going and communicate any potential security threats.