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The best smart home gadgets in Singapore

Embrace the power of technology and kit out your home with these cool gadgets.

Delfina Utomo
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Delfina Utomo
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Gone are the days where futuristic houses only existed in the movies (and The Jetsons). It’s time to outsource chores to smart devices that have become more accessible and affordable. As its name suggests, a smart device is an electronic gadget that improves home connectivity, has advanced functions and makes your life easier. Trust us, it’ll rock your world.

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Sonos One ($329)

Sonos One ($329)

Sleek speakers for crisp sound 

The sleek, minimalist Sonos One ($329) is the wireless speaker for music lovers. Not only does it look great – it comes in five bright colours to suit your home decor or personality – it also boasts full-bodied and an all-around rich sound. The speaker works seamlessly with AirPlay 2, Apple’s new audio standard and also Google Assistant so you don’t have to use the Sonos app to control it.

Where to buy #01-17, TC Acoustic, The Adelphi, 1 Coleman St

Jura E8 ($2,190)

Jura E8 ($2,190)

Your caffeine fix, sorted

Short of hiring a barista for your home, the Jura E8 ($2,190) is an automatic coffee machine that makes great tasting coffee at your command. If a hot beverage is on your mind while you’re still on the commute home, just make one via the Jura Operating Experience (JOE) which brings the customised coffee operation to your mobile phone or tablet. The app also allows users to wirelessly operate and program the machine, as well as to link up to various accessories.

Where to buy Hediard, Ngee Ann City, 391B Orchard Rd

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iRobot Rooma 980 ($1,498)

iRobot Rooma 980 ($1,498)

Suck it up

A modern household deserves a modern vacuum cleaner and we choose the iRobot Roomba 980 ($1,498). With its extensive two-hour battery life, it can clean your entire space a couple of times before it needs charging. It might be on the pricey end, but the Roomba 980 is top-of-the-line with the best and the smartest mapping you can get. Not forgetting its sleek design means it can slide under sofas, cabinets and also efficiently cleans carpets – unlike other robot vacuum cleaners.

Where to buy B1, Robinsons, 260 Orchard Rd

Philips Hue

Philips Hue

Let there be light

When it comes to lighting, Philips Hue has been revolutionising homes since 2012. Now, it’s integrated with platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and several third-party apps, so setting the perfect ambient lighting can be done via your phone or through voice commands. Go crazy with the colours, from orange to blue hues during dinner and house parties.

Where to buy All Philips retailers in Singapore

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Logitech Harmony Elite Remote (from $399.99)

Logitech Harmony Elite Remote (from $399.99)

Take control

It’s 2019 and we’re still misplacing remote controls around the house. Fix the problem and invest in the all-in-one Logitech Harmony Elite Remote (from $399.99). The ultimate universal remote can control all the smart home devices in your household. The remote also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so you can use your voice to trigger turning on or off lights, fans, the television and other connected gadgets.

Where to buy logitech.com

Xiaomi VR Box Play 2 (from $36)

Xiaomi VR Box Play 2 (from $36)

Live virtually at home

With prices starting from $36, the Xiaomi VR Box Play 2 is one of the cheapest VR headsets available. Compatible with most smartphone models, the lightweight headset is made from quality materials that don’t wear out quickly. It’s also easy to operate, making it accessible for the whole family to get in on some VR fun without leaving home. Best part, you get to choose your adventure, from the comfort of your sofa.

Where to buy lazada.sg

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Belkin Wemo Insight Smart Plug ($59)

Belkin Wemo Insight Smart Plug ($59)

Switch on/off

Though not the most impressive looking gadget on the list, the humble Belkin Wemo Insight Smart Plug ($59) can turn a boring appliance into a smart one instantly. Compatible with many home systems including Amazon Alexa, the plug lets you turn on and off your devices using the power of voice command. Perfect for days when you’re too tired to do it manually and also a great party trick.

Where to buy belkin.com

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