What are the best smart devices for an apartment?

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    #1Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

    Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
    Echo Dot (2nd Generation)is a  hands-free and voice-controlled device will allow you to control lights and other smart home devices, such as fans, TV, garage doors or locks, among many others. 
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    Amanda Martin
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is a neat toy. I should not call it a toy. It actually works and is very useful. I get a lot of benefit from it. But I am enjoying playing with it so much it's a toy for me. I am only concerned with the security. I think it is possible for others to log in to it from outside my house. I'm going to have to look into that."
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    #2Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System contains 4 pack smart HD outdoor Wi-Fi cameras with night vision. The camera is also weatherproof, making it ideal to be installed outdoors.

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    Roy Medina
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "These cameras are awful. They don't detect anything. It's just a live video monitor. Not a good purchase."
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    #3Emerson Sensi Smart Thermostat

    Emerson Sensi Smart Thermostat

    The Emerson Sensi Smart thermostat connects to the user's Wi-Fi network, which makes remotely controlling the temperature from anywhere possible. Users can set schedules for cooling and heating to conserve energy.

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    Nancy Holland
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Pretty neat feature for the smart house design that is becoming more common."
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    #4August Smart Lock ASL-02

    August Smart Lock ASL-02

    August Smart Lock 1 is an electronic lock that transforms your ordinary cellphone into a heavy-duty key. Among other things, this device allows you to lock and unlock your door and create virtual keys for anyone you want.


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    Jane Robinson
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "The August Smart Lock 1 is a neat idea and doesn't take too much work to install. I'm tentative, however, with security measures. Just like losing your keys, it's relatively easy for someone to gain access to your phone. Do you want them to have automatically have access to your home as they approach? Have you ever left your phone in your car? Also, there's the potential to "lock yourself out." The technology used requires you to leave within a certain number of feet for the product to lock and unlock, making a quick trip outside a chore. All in all, an excellent idea, but needs some more adjusting."
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    #5Amazon Echo Dot

    Amazon Echo Dot
    Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free voice-controlled speaker. It has a small built-in speaker which can be connected to your headphones over Bluetooth or through an audio cable to listen to your music.
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    Gerald Bradley
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Amazon Echo Dot is an outstanding smart device for an apartment. I finally decided to try this technology when I moved to a new place and have been thrilled with it. It's fun to set up and continue to develop it to help it suit my needs. I love listening to music with it and it's made using my phone a lot simpler. What it really does is save me time which is of immense value."
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    #6Marshall Stockwell Speaker

    Marshall Stockwell Speaker
    This portable speaker will allow you to enjoy your favorite music whenever you go. Its battery lasts for up to 25 hours, and using Bluetooth technology you will also be able to answer, decline and calls, and a USB port to charge your device. 




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    Janet Carr
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The sound quality is so-so and the bass is nice. I would probably like it a lot more but my friend has a different brand and his sounds much better. Oh well, I will keep repeating ... I love my speaker, I love my speaker ..."
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    #7iRobot Roomba 890 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity

    iRobot Roomba 890 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity

    Forget about cleaning your house: thanks to its intelligent sensors, this cleaning robot will navigate your home looking for everything that needs to be cleaned, and get rid of it while you are doing something you actually enjoy. 

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    Lawrence Contreras
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "i LOVE my Roomba, it is one of the best things ive bought in a long time. Roomba is a great thing to have for an apartment since you can just "
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    #8Lyric Round 2.0 Thermostat

    Lyric Round 2.0 Thermostat
    The Lyric 2.0 thermostat works with Apple HomeKit and Alexa, making it easy to track and control temperature through a smartphone. It automatically adjusts the temperature to save resources by detecting occupancy.
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    Austin Howard
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "I was looking for a smart device to use in my apartment and decided to give the Lyric Round 2.0 Thermostat a chance to see if it could reduce my energy consumption. I consider myself to be tech-savvy, but setting this up is quite the pain. Another thing to take into account if you live in an apartment is this will require an electrician to install, so you will need to get an approval from your leasing office to even install. "
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    #9LightStrip Plus

    LightStrip Plus

    LightStrip Plus is a flexible light source that allows you to take control of the light of your home just by using a smart device. This wireless lighting system lets you transform any simple room into an amazing full of colour place.


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    Sandra Turner
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "LightStrip Plus is the best smart device for an apartment unit to control lighting. I've been really impressed with how such a simple lighting device can transform the monotony of my living space."
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    #10Etekcity Electrical Outlet Switch

    Etekcity Electrical Outlet Switch

    The Etekcity Electrical Outlet Switch is a wireless lighting system that can control remotely hard to reach appliances and devices. It emits strong RF signal that works as far as 100 feet, and through doors and walls.

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    Esteban Contreras
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "These are some great items to help automate your home. It is a product that will make the automation process easier."
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    #11Hook Smart Home Hub

    Hook Smart Home Hub

    The Hook smart home hub lets homeowners control their appliances remotely, either through an app or through voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant. A single Hook hub can manage up to 20 remote control outlets.

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    Sara Jones
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Comes in very handy when I'm too lazy to get up and turn something off. Love being able to use this from my chair."
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    #12August Doorbell Camera

    August Doorbell Camera
    The August Doorbell Camera allows the user to see and speak with their visitors through their smartphones—even when they're not at home. It sends alerts when it detects motion, so the user is always aware when someone is at the door.
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    Juan Larson
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This smart device is comfortable in safety. "
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    #13Conico Mini Wi-Fi Smart Outlet

    Conico Mini Wi-Fi Smart Outlet

    The Conico Mini Wi-Fi smart outlet is a socket that allows users to remotely control appliances. With this Alexa-compatible device, users can use voice commands or the free app to turn devices on and off, as well as set schedules and timers.

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    Raymond Gray
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I bought it to be able to control the power on a few watt-sucking appliances that can't easily be turned off. Works well and had no problem controlling it from my phone."
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    #14iseeBell HD Video Doorbell

    iseeBell HD Video Doorbell

    The iseeBell HD Video Doorbell allows users to view and communicate to the person at the door with its HD camera and two-way communication system. It has a night vision mode and motion detectors that sends an alert for security purposes.

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    Lauren Warren
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Great rated video doorbell for a decent price. I would definitely purchase this product if I was in the market for one."

Summary

Best What are the best smart devices for an apartment
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Echo Dot (2nd Generation)Electronics 29 Paid
2Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System Electronics 27 Paid
3Emerson Sensi Smart ThermostatElectronics 21 Paid
4August Smart Lock ASL-02Electronics 20 Paid
5Amazon Echo DotElectronics 19 Paid
6Marshall Stockwell Speaker Electronics 18 Paid
7iRobot Roomba 890 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi ConnectivityElectronics 14 Paid
8Lyric Round 2.0 ThermostatElectronics 12 Paid
9LightStrip PlusElectronics 10 Paid
10Etekcity Electrical Outlet SwitchElectronics 5 Paid
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