Every year CES is crammed with smarthome tech. So much so that there is even a whole range of companies at the fair. Here are the best new smarthome devices we saw at CES this year.
Voice Assistant Smart Switches
Many new products that we saw at the show were not necessarily "new" or revolutionary. Rather, many companies have released their own versions of young product categories, including smart switches with integrated voice assistants.
The Ecobee Switch + has been on the market for some time, but at this year's CES, some well-known companies have launched their own versions, including the Decora Voice from Leviton with Alexa and the TP-Link Wi-Fi light switch with Voice Assistant. In the latter case, there is no official word with which language assistant he will come.
Lenovo Smart Clock
As you may already know as a Review Geek reader, Google's Home Hub is our favorite product for 2018, but a little too big for the bedside table. Enter the Lenovo Smart Clock.
The Smart Clock is essentially a much smaller version of the Home Hub, shaking a 4-inch display instead of a 7-inch display. It can (of course) show you the time (of course), display upcoming calendar events, and it's easy to set alarms and timers. You can even beat it when the alarm rings to either disable or cancel the alarm, just like in the good old days.
The Lenovo Smart Clock will be available for $ 79 and will be available this spring.
A very popular product last year was the video doorbell, and both Nest and Ring have done a great job with their own versions. But after CES we now have more models to choose from.
Maximus unveiled a video doorbell with two cameras (something we have not seen before) – the main camera faces out like any other video doorbell, but the second camera points straight to the front door of your front door and left in the door Keep frame.
TP-Link also announced its own video doorbell as part of its Kasa brand. And Ring showed a new version of the Doorbell Doorbell, which is essentially a digital door viewer and is designed to replace an existing door viewer on your doorstep.
Lutron Caseta Fan Control Switch
A special product that many Lutron Caseta users have asked for is an intelligent switch for ceiling fans. Lutron delivered just that during CES.
This switch allows users to control their ceiling fans from their phone and even set the fan speed. If you do not feel like using your phone but do not want to get up off the couch, the new switch will come with its own Pico remote.
It will be available from March for $ 80, the matching Pico remote control costs $ 42.
Wi-Fi Smart Locks
There are already many smart locks on the market, but there are few Wi-Fi models. However, some new smart locks featuring built-in Wi-Fi features were introduced at CES.
Most smart locks can be Wi-Fi compliant, but usually require a separate gateway or hub to buy. At the CES, both Schlage and Kwikset have introduced their own smart Wi-Fi locks, called Encode and Halo.
Both models can connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network and be remotely controlled from your phone. The Encode Encode is also part of the Amazon Key program, where Amazon delivery drivers let you place packages in your home when you're away from home.