The world of IoT is ever-expanding. Every year a number of new smart home devices are launched into the market and we have curated the best ones for you. Our list features smart plug, lights, robot vacuum cleaners, speakers, and other useful gadgets launched in 2023. Some of these products offer the latest functionalities like Matter support while others are mere upgrades to their predecessors.  

Kasa Smart Plug (KP125M)

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You can enjoy smart home functionality with the Matter-compatible Kasa 15A smart plug effortlessly as you can control all your smart home devices from a single app. You can enjoy seamless automation using the app or voice. It works with Assistants from Google, Amazon, Samsung SmartThings, and Apple HomeKit. The smart plug also lets the user monitor energy usage in real time and view the historical power consumption using the Kasa Smart app.

Price: $30 (2-pack)

IKEA Vindstyrka Smart Air Quality Sensor

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Keep a check on indoor air quality with this compact smart air quality monitoring device by IKEA. It features a customizable display and keeps track of four key indoor air factors including particle matter (PM2.5), humidity level, temperature, and total volatile organic compound levels (TVOC). The sensor displays air quality through green, yellow, and red colors on the screen.

Price: $48

Pura Smart Diffuser V4

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The Wi-Fi powered Pura aroma diffuser provides a customizable scenting experience. You can set a schedule, swap between scents, and adjust intensity over your smartphone app. There is also built-in technology that creates a consistent scent experience based on the temperature in your home.

Price: $50

Nanoleaf 4D Immersive TV Backlights

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It is a TV Screen Mirroring system that immerses your space in the colors of the content playing on your TV, with a trimmable light strip. You can choose from four mirror modes, add sound reactivity, and sync with 50+ Nanoleaf lights. Furthermore, customize lighting effects with over 16M+ colors to create a party ambiance. The TV lights can be controlled via an app, physical controller, or voice assistant for a personalized entertainment experience at home.

Price: $80

Kasa Matter Smart Dimmer Switch (KS225)

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The Kasa Matter smart simmer switch offers cross-platform compatibility with Apple Home, Alexa, Google Home, and SmartThings. Control the lights manually, using the included remote control, via the Lutron app, or send voice commands. The smart dimmer switch can also schedule lights to turn on and off automatically and control from anywhere using the Kasa Smart app.

Price: $24

Amazon Echo Pop Smart Speaker

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Launched this year, the Echo Pop is a compact Alexa-powered speaker designed for bedrooms and small spaces. Available in four minimalist colors, it can blend into different interior settings. The smart speaker has all Alexa features and a lighting bar at the top that lights up when Alexa is listening to your voice command.  

Price: $18

Rachio Smart Hose Timer

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If you have a small garden and use a hose for watering, Rachio has a smart and affordable solution for you. Its latest gadget can take away the stress of watering plants and leave you time for other green tricks. You can manage hose watering from the companion mobile app and even automate it. It keeps a check on the weather and skips unnecessary watering. You can also check your estimated outdoor water usage to keep a check on water bills.

Price: $84

Petcube Cam 360 Smart Pet Camera

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This pet monitor allows you to keep a check on your pet and home anytime, from anywhere using a mobile app. You can enjoy 1080p live video streaming, 360-degree view, night vision, and 8x digital zoom. There is also a 2-way audio feature built-in to talk to your pets. The smart pet cam also offers AI-powered, real-time alerts with sound and motion recognition (subscription required).

Price: $42

Also Read: Best Smart Home Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Philips Keyless Smart Door Lock

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Enjoy keyless entry with this aluminum deadbolt door lock that incorporates smart technology in a compact design and is available in three colors. It offers 20 access codes and 50 fingerprints for family usage and can work without the internet. It comes with one year long battery life and you can use a power bank to charge the lock when the battery wears out. There are also different modes for user convenience like Away Mode, Privacy Mode, and Silent Mode.

Price: $130

ecobee Wired Smart Doorbell

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Available in four different colors, this wired doorbell is a new home security product from Google. It boasts a rounded, modern design that is easy to install and can work with any door type. You can install it yourself and pair it with Nest Mini to get an audible chime. The doorbell offers a live view and three hours of free event video history in the form of 2-second previews with a Nest Aware subscription. The camera uses HDR and night vision to give you a clear picture. The Nest Doorbell can differentiate between people, packages, animals, and vehicles, which means you get notified for only important things.

Price: $140

Roborock Q8 Max

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Launched at IFA 2023, the Roborock Q8 Max is designed to enhance the cleaning experience at home. There is a 470ml dustbin and 350ml water tank onboard, allowing it to vacuum and mop simultaneously. The battery life of the robot vacuum is 180 minutes. Powered by a dual rubber brush and 5500 Pa suction power, it works efficiently on carpets. The PreciSense LiDAR Navigation, Obstacle Avoidance, 3D Mapping, and Child Lock are some other features.

Price: $600


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