First of all, let’s state the IoT stands for the Internet of Things. It has revolutionized the world with apps and sensors that are controlled via smartphones and other smart devices. What makes it so special? The ability to transmit data without human interaction makes it unique. According to the Gartner study, in 2020, over 20 billion IoT devices will work all over the world. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the most popular IoT devices of the year.
This series of smart speakers made by Amazon has changed the lifestyle as we know it. It combines useful routines and entertainment remaining affordable and convenient. Just ask Alexa, your virtual assistant, to do things for you. The speaker can play music, tell stories, answer questions, play games, makes calls, etc. Nowadays, it’s even possible to shop on Amazon using these speakers. The company regularly adds new features and possibilities (the current number of 90 000 skills).
Amazon Echo’s main competitor, Google Home also has a lot to offer. It has a few differences including a price tag. However, Google Home has some other skills. For instance, a user can cook meals and Google Home will tell each step. It also can access all the Google data to tell you things like when a certain store closes, how far it is from your location, etc. Choosing between those two speakers also comes down to defining which ecosystem you are more inclined to. Yet, they are both worth your attention.
Nest Thermostat by Google
Aside from smart speakers, IoT devices include gadgets like this Nest Thermostat. It’s easy to control temperature and manage the room temperature based on your habits and routine. The Nest is compatible with many devices (including Amazon Alexa) and is proved to be energy-saving.
NetGear Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
Orbi home mesh Wi-Fi system delivers a fast and reliable network connection covering your home completely. It’s 10 times more effective than a single Wi-Fi router. The system deals with buffer zones and creates multiple access points to form a mesh network. Aside from that, it comes with perfect protection from online threats.
Kuri Mobile Robot
This device is basically a very personalized security camera. The top features let you connect the device to other IoT devices in your household. Kuri Mobile Robot has HD cameras, touch sensors, speakers, microphones, and a charging pad. Needless to mention, it has a very adorable design. It stands out from the rest of similar devices by being able to dance to the music, look after your pets, recognize faces, and move around the room.
All in all, the market has so many various IoT devices to offer. People are so used to smart locks, smart doorbells, and even smart plugins. The introduction of 5G will rock this industry again allowing new and more advanced technologies to appear. Intelligent homes are not part of sci-fi movies anymore. It’s a reality we live in.