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Controlling all the electronics in your home from the comfort of your bed or sofa has never been simpler, and we've rounded up five of the best smart home deals for you to yell at Alexa to buy for you. You can get the brand-new Google Next Hub Max, bundled with a Google Home Mini, at a $50 savings.
If you're all in on smartening up your home, this hub and speaker combo is a great way to save: they're bundled here for $49 less than you'd pay for them separately elsewhere. The new Nest Hub Max impressed The Verge with its "beautiful screen [and] extensive smart home controls". It's compatible with over 1,000 smart devices from over 150 brands, can pair with Chromecast, and features a 10" 1280x800 display, face matching technology, voice assistance, video calls, security camera capability, and Google Assistant.
If you like smart assistants with a screen, but are more entrenched in the Amazon Alexa Cinematic Universe, the Echo Show 5 is for you. This $25 discount is the best we've seen outside of its Prime Day offer. CNET called it "a solid smart display that's particularly compelling as a smart alarm clock", and unlike Google's Hub assistants, it features a built-in camera shutter for improved privacy. It also features a 5.5" 960x480 touchscreen LCD, 1.65" 4-watt full-range speaker, 802.11ac wireless, and Bluetooth.
The thing about Other People is that they sometimes don't listen when you tell them to clean your house for you, and this is why the robot vacuum was a necessary invention. This refurbished R95 features Alexa compatibility, meaning until the AI singularity repays our hubris by utterly destroying us, the little bot has no choice but to listen to your commands. It also features a 5-stage cleaning system, 90 minute runtime, and auto recharge and resume technology.
Note: No warranty information is provided, although the seller does offer a 30-day return policy.
If you don't need Google's latest and greatest, and can go without the Mini speaker, this Staff Pick deal puts the very-slightly-older Google Home Hub at its best-ever price. Back in June, TechRadar said it "makes a compelling claim to be the center of your smart home". It features a 7" touchscreen LCD, full-range speaker, two far-field microphones, ambient light sensor, 802.11ac wireless, and Bluetooth 5.0.
This sounds (and honestly sort of looks) like Nintendo's classic Wiimote, but is instead a smart dimmer switch, allowing you to control your lights via Alexa, Google Assistant, or your mobile apps. (If you asked Alexa to turn the lights up so you could see the switch, you'd be "Finding Wemo". This website is free, you get what you pay for.) It features 802.11n wireless and a night mode setting.