Gift for the Smart Home Whiz

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Finding the right gift for the brave smart-home pioneer isn’t a simple task. These tech-loving loved ones are always on the cutting edge, relying on products that simplify and sync with the rest of their life. These unique gift ideas will fit in with any home-automation setup.



Philips Hue Starter Kit - $138.63

And then there was the Philips Hue Starter Kit? Yes, this starter kit will get any smart-home whiz up and running. Philips Hue allows you Quickly dim or brighten up to 10 lights in your room for games, parties and movies from the comfort of your couch or bed. Even better, you can pair it for automation with your Nest or SmartThings system.


Amazon Echo - $99.99

Every smart-home house needs a hub, and the Amazon Echo is a crowd favorite. The Amazon Echo is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart-home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV and more. The options are nearly limitless for the Smart Home Whiz.


August Bluetooth Smart Lock - $279.99

Control your door with a smartphone. With an incredibly easy installation, you can even keep your deadbolt. This lock is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant. Track who is coming and grant or restrict access remotely.



Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in Satin Nickel - $179

Complement that smart lock with a smart doorbell for extra protection and security. With a motion-activated camera, two-way audio and HD video, the Ring doorbell is our community favorite. See, hear and speak to anyone at your door in real time from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Day or night, rain or shine — it's like you're always home.


WeMo Switch Smart Plug - $42.89

WeMo Smart Plugs are a perfect stocking stuffer for the smart-home whiz. Automate practically anything from anywhere, thanks to these Wi-Fi enabled Smart Plugs that are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

We’ve shown you ours, now show us yours!

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Post your best recommendations for a gift for this archetype, with each recommended item as a separate response to this forum thread. Every response counts as a single entry to win a $25 Amazon gift card for this archetype. Please be sure to include the name of the gift item with link, why the archetype would like it, an image (if available), and how much it costs.

Before posting, please review the thread for potential duplicates (which won’t count!) and to check proper formatting. The Community Gift Guide 2017 Entries must be posted by November 13th, 2017 to qualify for entry. Good luck, and we’re looking forward to seeing all the awesome recommendations!
 
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