2019 is creeping up on us, and we've got a lot of work to do to realize the advanced technology we were supposed to have by now according to Blade Runner. First (and easiest) step: Get smart. From lighting to cameras to speaker assistants that can nearly do it all, smart home products give us at least a little taste of the future we were promised. Just, you know, without the post-apocalyptic robot murdering. TP-Link 802.11n WiFi Smart Plug 2-Pack Store: B&H Photo Video Price: $27.99 via on-page coupon EXPIRED Shipping: Free shipping Lowest By: $21 Expiration: September 10 Manually toggling power is so 2000 and late; with this Editors' Choice deal on smart plugs, you'll never have to do it again. They're controlled via your smartphone, tablet, or smart assistant, and you can also use customized scheduling or away mode to step right into the automation zone. They even analyze devices' real-time and historical power consumption, because knowledge is power. At $8 under our Black Friday 2017 mention, this is a smart buy in every sense of the word. 2nd-Gen. Amazon Echo w/ TP-Link Smart Plug Store: QVC Price: $64.96 via new customer code "FIVE4U" EXPIRED Shipping: Free shipping Lowest By: $25 Expiration: September 7 If you're brand new to the smart home game (and buying from QVC), this Editors' Choice bundle at an all-time low is a great way to get started. The smart plug has the benefits we just discussed, and the Echo can control it. It does a lot more, too, like play music, make calls, send and receive messages, answer questions, tell jokes and stories, and give you updates on the weather, news, and sports. The options are basically endless. Amazon Echo Show Store: Amazon Price: $129.99 EXPIRED Shipping: Free shipping Lowest By: $11 Expiration: September 24 Oh look, yet another Editors' Choice deal on a smart device at the best price we've ever seen. Seriously, there's never been a better time to jump into this pool. The Echo Show has the same functions as the Echo and then some, thanks to the 7" touchscreen and 5MP camera. Phonecalls become video calls. News briefings become video packages. Reminders, song lyrics, and to-do-lists spring into sight, for you visual learners. You can even stream shows and check security camera feeds. Ring Outdoor Wired Security Cameras 2-Pack Store: Home Depot Price: $314 EXPIRED Shipping: Free shipping Lowest By: $200 Expiration: September 7 Speaking of security cameras, this Editors' Choice bundle, at $85 under our Black Friday mention, is a great pick for maximum peace of mind. The Ring Floodlight Cams feature HD video and motion-activated floodlights. With device alerts and 2-way audio, you can also converse with people on your property, even if you're globetrotting. The Chime Pro, meanwhile, helps you stay aware at home. It amplifies your alerts, so you can get Ring notifications in any room. No more "sorry we missed you" slips from UPS. Sylvania ZigBee 9-Light Starter Kit Store: Amazon Price: $39.99 EXPIRED Shipping: Free shipping Lowest By: $20 Expiration: September 10 For a simple upgrade you'll get a lot of mileage out of, consider the Sylvania ZigBee Outdoor 9-Light Starter Kit. The dimmable LED spotlights feature a range of more than 16 million colors, so you're good for everything from standard illumination to a themed glowing aura for every single holiday. What makes them smart is the ability to control them from your device or smart assistant, and of course the option to create a schedule. In this digital age, why would you ever settle for less?