Hello folks, Black Friday 2018 is around the corner so for the Smart gadgets and devices enthusiast, it’s time to update your wishlist lest you end up spending on stuff that you don’t need – you understand how Black Friday discounts can be seducing.
Gone are the days when everyone was amused by Smartphones, Smartwatches, and Smart TVs. Today, we want to talk about 5 amazing Smart home deals that will be available on the 2018 Black Friday.
1. Smart Thermostats
My 2018 New Year resolution was to cut down my energy bills, and 8 months later, I’m happy that I have managed to accomplish my resolution. This is thanks to a Smart thermostat which set me back around $200 including the installation.
Smart thermostats are really intelligent and will ensure your HVAC system is running optimally and efficiently. For me, it was very hard to pay $200 to have the Ecobee4 installed yet my regular thermostat was working just fine. To my surprise, it cut down my HVAC energy consumption by up to 20%. Remember, HVAC account for more than 50% of the total energy consumption, so these are significant savings!
During the 2017 Black Friday sale, we had several thermostats deals with $20 – $50 discount. This year, we expect crazier discounts now that competition is stiff; every brand wants to assert its authority in the market!
2. Robot Vacuum Cleaners
Floor vacuuming has never been an easy task but thanks to robot vacuum cleaners, you can now have your floors cleaned automatically. You don’t have to push the robot around like you would with regular vacuums. Besides that, robot vacuums are very versatile because they can clean hard floors, carpets, pet hair and allergens. But the most interesting part is the fact that some latest models have Smart connectivity. They have been built with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi that facilitates Smartphone operation as well as Alexa.
2018 has been quite a year in the robot vacuums industry. We have seen a lot of new additions in the market, but then, the Roomba 960 and Roomba 980 will remain the most watched Smart robot vacuum on Black Friday. Though in last year’s sale there was just a small discount, we expect the prices of these two to come down this time because other brands will offer up to discount.
3. Smart Lock
This is another Smart device that you may find it hard to invest in but trust me it is worth the money. The traditional deadbolt is very secure, but then, it doesn’t have any other convenience apart from the mechanical key. For Smartlocks, the possibilities are much more. First, they have numerous access methods; from PIN codes to fingerprint scanners.
Smartlocks, as the name suggests are intelligent and can connect to your Smartphone for remote operation. Some will even detect you Smartphone and open the door when you are near and automatically close it when you are far. Others will notify you in the event of tamper or break in. These are just some of the benefits of a Smart lock.
There is a lot in stock for Smartlock enthusiasts in the upcoming Black Friday sale.
Watch out for Schlage, Kwikset, and Yale. These three brands offer up to 50% discount on their Smartlocks.
4. Smart Bulbs
If you are looking for a Smart budget deal, then put a Smart bulb on your wish list. But what’s the big deal with a bulb? Smart bulbs have been designed to do a lot. They can adapt to the changing environment automatically. For example, when it starts to get dark, it increases intensity. Smart bulbs also come with Wi-Fi for remote operation. You can connect your Smart bulb to your Smart hub or Smartphone. So if you forgot to switch off the lights, you could quickly put them off on the App or via Alexa.
Like mentioned above, Smart bulbs are very cheap and are not necessarily for geeks. Anyone can buy a Smart bulb, and there will be plenty on Black Friday so stay tuned.
5. Smart Hub
Finally, after buying all the Smart home devices you want, you will require a Smart Hub. This is another Smart device that integrates all the other Smart devices on one place for purposes of easy operation. Imagine having 15 Smart home devices, each with a Smartphone App? That’s quite tedious, right? With a Smart hub, you can add all your Smart devices, and this becomes your gateway to all the Smart home gadgets. This means that you have one App where you can control all the Smart devices.
Here, look out for the top brands because they offer more. Vera Wink and SmartThings are the highlights. You can get up to 50% discount on these Smart hubs considering last year, we had 30% discounts.
There you have it, 5 Smart home devices to watch out for in the upcoming Black Friday sale. But remember, most of these deals will be on flash sales, and everyone will be waiting for them. With flash sales, you need to check out very fast lest the items run out of stock.
When shopping on that day, make sure you are logged in, and your shipping address is updated. There will also be Prime deals restricted for the Amazon Prime members so if you haven’t joined yet you might be losing a lot!