Revolutionary Home Automation gift of 2023

In today’s era of rapid technological advances, home automation has become a revolutionary trend that transforms our houses into true smart homes. With the vast array of options available in the vast 2023 gift market, finding the perfect home automation gift can be exciting and challenging at the same time. In this article, we’ll explore the best home automation gift of 2023, giving you the chance to enhance your loved ones’ living spaces with cutting-edge technology. From voice-controlled assistants to smart security systems, these gifts will revolutionize the way we interact with our homes. Get ready to dive into the world of home automation and discover the ultimate gift for a smarter and more convenient living experience.

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Revolutionary Home Automation gift of 2023

Echo Show 15 | Full HD 15.6″ smart display with Alexa

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED AT A GLANCE – The Echo Show 15 boasts a 15.6″ Full HD (1080p) smart display with Fire TV, offering a brilliant family organization and entertainment experience. Choose portrait or landscape orientation for added flexibility.

  • YOUR NEW KITCHEN TV – Stream over 1 million movies and TV episodes with Fire TV, including popular subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and more.

  • ALEXA VOICE REMOTE FOR FIRE TV – Easily navigate Fire TV content with the Alexa Voice Remote, accessing favorite streaming apps through preset buttons.

  • STAY ON TOP OF YOUR DAY – Customize widgets for shared calendars, sticky notes, and to-do lists. Ask Alexa for personalized meal inspiration, recipes, and food delivery options.

  • YOUR SMART HOME AT YOUR FINGERTIPS – Add frequently used smart devices to the home screen and view live feeds from multiple cameras.

  • YOUR MEMORIES IN FULL-SCREEN – Display artwork and albums from Amazon Photos on the Echo Show 15 using the Photo Frame feature.

  • DESIGNED TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY – Multiple privacy controls, including a mic/camera off button and built-in camera shutter, prioritize your privacy.

    We want you to know that the Alexa Voice

  • Remote (3rd Gen) is specifically designed to offer the best navigation experience for apps and services in the Fire TV ecosystem. However, it should be noted that this remote cannot be used to control widgets or other skills and services on your Echo Show 15.

    Please be aware that the Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Gen) can only be paired with one device at a time, ensuring a seamless and uninterrupted control experience.

    Lastly, it’s important to note that the Alexa Voice Remote Pro and Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote are not compatible with the Echo Show 15, as each device is uniquely designed to enhance specific functionalities.

    For the optimal Fire TV experience, we recommend enjoying the landscape orientation, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the immersive world of entertainment and smart functionality that the Echo Show 15 has to offer.

Key features:

  • color: Black
  • Brand: Amazon
  •  Model: Echo show 15

Specification:

  • Size: 15.8”W x 9.9”H x 1.4”D (402 mm x 252 mm x 35 mm)
  • Weight: 78.1 oz (2,215 grams). Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.
  • Display: Dual 1.6” full-range drivers
  • Sensor: ALS RGB + Accelerometer

Pros

  • enables access to Alexa via touch, instead of speech, through on-screen tiles or a keyboard, including the ability to save your favorite actions.
  • Screen Magnifier enables customers to zoom in/out, and pan around the screen.
  • Kindle Read Aloud will have Alexa read your Kindle books aloud.
  • Real Time Text enables customers to type live text in a video call.

Cons

  • Dependence on internet connectivity
  • Voice command dependency
  • Privacy concerns

Brilliant Smart Home Control (3-Switch Panel)

  • EASY SMART HOME CONTROL FOR EVERYONE: Brilliant touchscreen panels with built-in Alexa make it easy for everyone at home to control popular smart devices, lighting, cameras, locks, thermostats, intercom, scenes and more by simply replacing a light switch.
  • REPLACES A 3-GANG LIGHT SWITCH PANEL & REQUIRES NEUTRAL & GROUND WIRES: This 3-Switch Panel installs in a standard 3-gang electrical box. Includes a 5″ LCD touchscreen, a built-in camera with privacy shutter and a built-in motion sensor.
  • SMART LIGHTING: Turn regular lights into smart lights (supports LED, CFL, halogen, incandescent bulbs, dimmable, multiway). Control Hue, LIFX, and Kasa TP-Link smart bulbs. Control lights using touch, voice, built-in motion detection, scenes or an app.
  • IN-WALL SONOS, RING & SMART LOCK CONTROL: Now everyone at home can easily browse and play music with Sonos speakers, see who’s at the door with a Ring Video Doorbell, and unlock the door with a compatible smart lock—all without needing a phone.
  • ELIMINATE VOICE ASSISTANT CLUTTER FROM COUNTERTOPS: Put Amazon Alexa in your walls and enjoy the convenience of built-in clutter-free voice control with audio and visual responses from a touchscreen panel on your wall.

Key features:

  • Brand: Brilliant
  • Switch type: Touch switch
  • Mounting Type: Panel mount
  • Atuator tupe: Touch
  • Number of positions: 3
  • Control Method: Voice

Specification:

  • Manufacturer: ‎Brilliant
  • Part Number: ‎BHA120US-WH3
  • Item Weight: ‎8 ounces
  • Package Dimensions: ‎9.25 x 6.85 x 2.32 inches
  • Size: ‎3-Switch Panel

Pros

  • Easily control your home
  • Answer and unlock the door from any room
  • In-wall touchscreen control for Sonos speakers
  • Instant smart lighting
  • Make your home more energy efficient

Cons

  • Limited customer support
  • Reliance on Wi-Fi connectivity
  • App usability

BroadLink RM4 Mini IR Universal Remote Control

  • HIGH COMPATIBILITY – The RM4 mini supports 50,000+ IR controlled devices, including TVs, STBs, air conditioners, fans, and more. The cloud regularly updates the device library for ongoing compatibility. You can program devices and learn buttons if cloud data is unavailable.

  • NEW BROADLINK APP CONTROL – The BroadLink App, available on App Store and Google Play, offers improved configuration and scene creation compared to IHC. Android phone users can test device control before purchasing. Note: RM4 mini supports 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (not 5 GHz) for app configuration.
  • VOICE CONTROL AND IFTTT – Enjoy voice control with Alexa for TV, STB, air conditioner, and fans. Google Home supports air conditioner voice control. Ensure devices can be remotely controlled. Enable BroadLink skill/service in Alexa/Google Home/IFTTT Apps.
  • NEW FEATURES – Use an external temperature and humidity sensor USB cable (sold separately) to monitor room conditions in the BroadLink App. FastCon technology enables zero configuration, automatically discovering new FastCon devices in the app.
  • TECH SUPPORT – Get a one-year warranty, 24/7 technical support. Find video guides on our Amazon Brand Store page and YouTube. Contact our global hotline in the product manual. Directly access customer support and provide feedback through the BroadLink Community in the App.

Key features:

  • Brand: Broadlink
  • Special feature: Communication mode: Wi-fi 802.1 1b/g/n(2.4Ghz)
  • Color: Black
  • Compatible device: Television, Air conditioner
  • Connectivity Technology: Infrared, Wi-fi

Specification:

  • Supports 50,000+ IR controlled appliances, including TV, STB, DVD, Air Conditioner, Audio, PVR, etc. (IR only, no RF, compared with RM pro+ and RM4 pro).
  • Large IR database: cover 98% IR remote function, update automatically on the cloud.
  • Learning function: learn your remote controller if the appliance model is not available.
  • Smaller but smarter: create multiple timers and scenes as you need.
  • Support external sensor: RM4 mini supports BroadLink HTS2 Temperature and Humidity Sensor Cable (sold separately)
  • Support Zero Configuration Powered by FastCon Technology

Pros

  • Supports Temperature & Humidity Sensor Cable (Sold Separately)
  • Hands-Free Voice Control
  • New App BroadLink
  • Smarter AC – Control From Anywhere
  • Schedule TV

Cons

  • Setup complexity
  • Lack of voice control
  • Limited range

SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher

  • Universal – Works well with just about any rocker switch and button of any appliance. Smart Bluetooth button pusher for your smart home. Supports Press mode/Switch mode/Custom Mode. With the included Add-on sticker, switch mode helps to turn your light on/off.
  • Easy to install and set up – Tape it right next to a rocker switch or button with a 3M sticker in 5 seconds. No swapping, no tools are required. Easy App operation within Bluetooth range.Used twice a day, the battery lasts approximately 600 days.
  • Timers – Use the SwitchBot App to schedule built-in timers, run without phone or Hub. Turn lights or home appliances on/off automatically even when you’re away. Free your hands.
  • Even better with SwitchBot Hub – With SwitchBot Hub (only support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi), you can control your SwitchBot fingerbot remotely from anywhere and enable voice control. Works well with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and IFTTT.
  • SwitchBot Ecosystem – Linkage with other SwitchBot products is possible. Open SwichBot devices in set Scenes via App. Supports SwitchBot API.

Key features:

  • Operation mode: ON-OFF-ON
  • Brand: Switchbot
  • Switch type: Rocker
  • Item dimension: 1.67 x 1.44 x 0.94 inches
  • Mounting Type: Surface Mount
  • Actuator Type: Push Button

Specification:

  • International Protection Rating: Non-waterproof
  • Controller Type: IFTTT, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa
  • Control Method: Voice
  • Connectivity Protocol: Bluetooth

Pros

  • Control via SwitchBot App
  • SwitchBot Remote (sold separately)
  • Enjoy Voice Control with SwitchBot Hub
  • More fun with the SwitchBot Ecosystem

Cons

  • Limited customization options
  • Battery life
  • Dependence on Bluetooth connectivity

SwitchBot Curtain Smart Electric Motor

  • Abs With Anti-uv Coating
  • More compatible, simple installation – SwitchBot Curtain Rod 2.0 is now upgraded to help make your curtains slide more smoothly and still makes your curtains smart in seconds without the need for screws, nuts, or bolts. Please be aware that square rods are not supported.
  • Multiple Control Options – Use our iOS or Android app to open or close your curtains at your fingertips. Or use Touch & Go and just give them a little tug to control. You can also check and control remotely via app to help prevent home theft when traveling. (Bluetooth range: 1.2km, when using SwitchBot Hub you can control remotely)
  • Helps You Live Healthier – Set timers to close your curtains at night or open early using our built-in light sensor to help get better sleep and wake up naturally to sunshine. It can even help save energy by reducing the need for air-conditioning and heating.
  • Small in Size, with Big Power – SwitchBot Curtain can push up to 8 kg (17 pounds) of the curtain and is chargeable when used with SwitchBot Solar Panel (sold separately).
  • Even Better With Smart Assistants – Use with SwitchBot Hub Mini/Hub 2(both sold separately), and SwitchBot Curtain can be compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, IFTTT and others for even more home automation. Just say “Alexa/Ok Google/Hey Siri, let sunlight in” to open your curtains. Moreover, the smart curtain also supports Apple Homekit when add SwitchBot Hub 2.

Key features:

  • Brand: Switchbot
  • Color: White
  • Item weight: 260 Grams
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 8 Kilograms

Specification:

  • Item Dimensions: 3.94 x 1.97 x 1.18 inches 
  • Item Weight: 0.57 lbs 
  • Style: Rod 2.0 White 
  • Connectivity Protocol:  Bluetooth/wi-fi
  • Batteries: ‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Pros

  • Installation is still fast, and still simple.
  • Wake up with natural light
  • Set timed schedules
  • Draw the curtains by hand
  • Click anywhere to control

Cons

  • Reliability concerns
  • Limited automation features
  • Lack of manual control

Amazon Smart Plug

  • Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet.
  • Certified for Humans – Struggle-free, tinker-free, stress-free. No patience needed—it’s actually simple.
  • Schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away.
  • Simple to set up and use—plug in, open the Alexa app, and get started in minutes.
  • Compact design keeps your second outlet free.
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
We want you to know

Amazon Smart Plug works exclusively with Alexa.

Amazon Smart Plug must be connected to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network.

For indoor use only.

Key features:

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  • BUCLA: Brand
  • Solid: Pattern
  • Collection name: All
  • Finish: Type Glossy

Specification:

  • Size: 3.2” x 1.5” x 2.2” (80 mm x 38 mm x 57 mm)

  • Weight: 3.1 oz. (87 grams) Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process

  • Electrical Ratings: Input: 120VAC, 60Hz 15A

  • Max Output: 15A Max

  • Network Connectivity: 2.4 GHz only, 802.11 b/g/n.

Pros

  • Make your home smart
  • Set up helpful routines
  • Make it look like you’re home

Cons

  • Dependency on Alexa
  • Bulky design
  • Lack of USB ports