Tech Guide’s 2023 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 8: Smart Home/IoT devices
We’re already at Day 8 of Tech Guide’s 2023 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas to help you find the ideal gadget gifts to put under the tree for your loved ones.
Smart home devices and IoT (Internet of Things) products are among the most popular and fastest growing tech category.
Christmas offers customers a chance to use these devices to realise their goal of making their home smarter.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices
DAY 9: In-car gadgets
DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K
DAY 11: Appliances
DAY 12: Computers
DAY 8: SMART HOME/IoT DEVICES
ARLO ESSENTIAL OUTDOOR CAMERA – $159
The affordable Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera is the ideal gift to get you started in improving your home security.
It has an integrated spotlight, colour night vision, clear two way audio with noise cancellation, weather resistant design and easy DIY installation with wire-free setup and mount.
AMBICOLOUR SMART DECORATIVE LIGHTS – From $109.95
Australian tech company Laser has launched an exciting range of new AmbiColour smart decorative lighting products as part of its popular Connect SmartHome range.
The AmbiColour solutions allow users to get creative with their lighting without breaking the bank whether it’s in a bedroom, study, gaming room, mancave or lounge room.
There are five styles of lighting which can each produce a wide array of RGB colours so your lighting can suit your mood or your décor.
These include LED panels, Smart Light Bars, Hexagon Lights, Triangle Lights and LED strips.
ARLO VIDEO DOORBELL (2nd GEN) – $229
The new Arlo Video Doorbell not only provides convenience but also peace of mind as an added security device in your home right there at your front door.
The latest version of the Arlo Video Doorbell 2nd Generation is an impressive upgrade with 2K video quality and 180-degree field of view.
Users can answer their door from anywhere whether they’re home or on the other side of the world and the person on your doorstep will be none the wiser.
When a visitor presses the button on the doorbell this initiates a video call to your smartphone.
UNIDEN APP CAM PANO – $429
When it comes to security cameras, the more area you can cover the better and the Uniden App Cam Pano can give you a 170-degree field of view – it’s actually two cameras in one.
Uniden’s App Cam Pano has two lenses so it can cover a larger area but stitches the feeds together and presents you with one widescreen video or image.
RING BATTERY VIDEO DOORBELL PLUS – $289
Ring’s Battery Video Doorbell Plus offers 1536p HD video, the highest HD resolution of any Ring battery doorbell yet. It’s also Ring’s first battery doorbell with a 150 x 150 degree field of view, giving customers a head-to-toe view of all their visitors.
And, thanks to its energy saving features, Battery Video Doorbell Plus offers a battery life up to three times better than the first Ring Video Doorbell.
ECOVACS GOAT G1 – $2,999
For many, mowing their lawn is a chore that’s right up there with vacuuming their carpets and mopping their floors.
And it’s no coincidence then that ECOVACS ROBOTICS has extended its expertise from inside the house to the yard with the new GOAT G1 robot lawn mower.
The robot can do for your lawn what the other ECOVACS products can do for your carpets and hard floors inside your house.
The idea of the GOAT G1 is to go out and keep your lawn trimmed and looking good rather than cutting long grass every couple of weeks like you would with a regular lawn mower.
ARLO PRO 5K SPOTLIGHT CAMERA – $329
The new Arlo Pro 5 2K Wire-free Spotlight Security Camera is a real step up in quality and additional features for those looking to improve their security and keep an eye on their home from anywhere.
The improved 2K resolution with HDR (High Dynamic Range) offers a much clearer view with a lot more added detail even in bright and dark areas of the coverage area.
ECOVACS WINBOT W1 PRO WINDOW CLEANER – $799
We know Ecovacs as the brand behind the Deebot robot vacuums that can keep your carpets and hard floors spotless but now it has introduced the Winbot W1 Pro to clean your windows as well.
The window-cleaning robot incorporates proprietary cleaning and suction technology to deliver spotless results every time and offer you another way of saving time.
The Winbot W1 Pro uses dual direction cross auto-spray technology along with a powerful steady climbing system and edge detection to get the job done.
The device is held in place thanks to the strong suction power of 2800Pa so it can clean windows and other glass in your home including shower screens, glass balconies and pool fences.
ARLO ESSENTIAL INDOOR CAMERA (2nd GEN) – $129
User can still keep moments private at any time by closing the shield directly through the Arlo Secure App.
The camera offers a 130-degree field of view to easily keep an keep an eye on what.
It easy to hear and speak to visitors with clear, two-way audio and you can view critical details even without a light with night vision
RING STICK UP CAM PRO – $299
Stick Up Cam Pro is Ring’s most versatile camera with a new design and new advanced features including radar-powered 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View, giving you more control over the motion alerts you receive as well as more context around the motion events taking place at your property.
EUFY SECURITY FLOODLIGHT CAMERA E340 – $449.95
The telephoto camera captures details from up to 50 ft (15 m) away, while the wide-angle camera focuses on the big picture in 3K resolution. Dual cameras provide up to 8× digital zoom.
The Eufy Security Floodlight Camera Pro can pan 360-degrees horizontally for a complete view with AI identifies people and tracking their movements.
And with always on recording activities and people are monitored at all times.