Check out my top 5 Christmas gadgets for your home! I’m a self admitted tech geek and theses nothing better then simplifying things and using Siri to control your home. These Christmas gadgets will take your home into the automated future and make your life simpler and save you money in the long run! Check out my favourite Christmas gadgets below and if you have any questions on how to get them to work or just want my opinion don’t be afraid to ask! Just email Russ@theMACNABs.com and I’d be more then happy to help you out.
Top 5 Christmas Gadgets For Your Home
Nest Doorbell Cam
Christmas Gadget #1 – This Nest doorbell is perfect for this holiday season. We’ve all seen the news stories lately of people getting packages stolen from their front doors. The Nest doorbell lets you know who’s there, so you never miss a thing. It replaces your existing wired doorbell and delivers HD video and bright, crisp images, even at night. It’s designed to show you everything at your doorstep – people head to toe or packages on the ground. And with 24/7 streaming, you can check in anytime. Or go back and look at a 3-hour snapshot history to see what happened. Check out more details HERE.
MyQ Remote Garage Door
Christmas Gadget #2 – I’ve just ordered MyQ garage door sensor! On many occasions my kids have come in after playing outside and forgotten to close the garage door. In just minutes, your garage door opener can get a major upgrade with the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub. Working with the MyQ app and your Wi-Fi network, MyQ lets you set up smartphone remote control to your existing garage door opener. Set up notifications and alerts so you know exactly when your garage door opens or closes in real time. Check door status, control the door, and get activity alerts right to your smartphone. It even allows you to set a time to automatically close the door so it’s never left open overnight! Check out more details HERE.
iDevices Outdoor Plug
Christmas Gadget #3 – This thing is perfect for Christmas lights! I just bought one and use it to set up specific times for my Christmas lights to turn on or off. This plug allows you to control, monitor and schedule lighting and other outdoor electronics using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Apple HomeKit-enabled which allows you to control it using your voice and Siri, just download the iDevices Connected app and start controlling power from wherever you are, without logins or hubs. With easy installation and set-up, the Outdoor Switch is rain-tight tested so you can leave it outside at any time of year. Check out more details HERE
Christmas Gadget #4 – These AppLights are my favourite tech toy for Christmas! I’m rocking 11 sets on my house and they are amazing. Check out a video sample of what they can do HERE. Bring the sights and colours of the Holiday Season to your home, all from the convenience of your smartphone! Using advanced, energy-efficient LED technology, these Edison-style lights are ultra-bright and require far less power than normal incandescent bulbs. It creates a dazzling display of light you have to see to believe, that’s sure to be the envy of the block! There are so many different combinations you’ll never run out of options! Check out more details HERE.
Lutron Caseta Wireless Switches
Christmas Gadget #5 – I’ve slowly started changes my switches to these Caseta Wireless ones and I can’t tell you how impressed I am! I’m a big fan of anything that works with Apple’s HomeKit, it allows you to control any of these switches with your voice by setting up a scene with Siri. Caseta is a smart lighting control system that is easy to install and use, and is the most connected smart lighting control brand. Seamlessly integrate other smart home products and services such as Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, the Nest range of devices, and more. Simply set your lights to go on at dusk, and Caséta will make that happen night after night. Through season and time changes, the Caseta Sunset Tracker will make sure you aren’t caught out in the dark. With Caséta you have the flexibility to control a single light, or connect multiple lights together into a single scene – so you can change the mood from “Game Day” brightness to “Movie Time” twilight in no time at all. Check out more details HERE.