The 9 Most Exciting Smart Home Products of 2022Reading Time: 5 minutes
Take a look at some of the best smart home devices that landed on the market this year.
Smart home tech and devices are steadily earning their place in homes across the world. What once may have been considered a gimmick is proving to be extremely useful in everyday life.
From robot vacuums that can have your floors clean and shiny ready for when you get home, to lights that can be individually controlled on your smartphone. There’s an exciting range of smart home products fit for almost every purpose.
We’ve rounded up the most exciting smart devices from 2022.
1. Govee RGBIC LED Permanent Outdoor Lights
Whether you want to light up your home for the holidays, a special occasion, or add some cool effects to your yard party, Govee has you covered. These permanent outdoor lights are IP67-rated, meaning they are waterproof and can work in temperatures ranging from -4°F to 140°F.
Cover your home in 100 feet of incredible lights, and experience the full set of features the Govee RGBIC LED Permanent Outdoor Lights have to offer. By connecting these lights to the Govee Home app on your smartphone, you can control each individual light or the whole set of lights. Set schedules, create scenes, and stand back in awe at this beautiful set of lights.
2. Govee Envisual TV Backlight T2
The Govee Envisual TV Backlight T2 is available in two sizes to cater to a variety of TVs; 55-65 inches and 75-85 inches. Learning from a few mistakes from the T1 model, Govee says the T2 backlight is 40% more accurate thanks to the upgraded dual camera design.
But as well as being more accurate, there are also double the number of light beads on the LED strips. Use the Govee Home app, Alexa, or Google Assistant to control your TV lights and feel instantly more immersed in your favorite TV show, movie, or game. Plus, you can choose from four modes to seriously get the party started.
3. Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt
Are you tired of losing your keys? Perhaps your children need access to your home after school when you’re not there. With the Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt, you can lock or unlock your door from anywhere thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, if you have guests staying over or a friend feeding your cat while you’re away, you won’t need to hand over your last set of keys.
This smart Wi-Fi lock allows you to create and manage up to 100 access codes. And, the best part; you don’t need to be good at DIY to install the lock. It’s easy to fit with a screwdriver and is compatible with a wide selection of doors.
4. Sonos Ray
The Sonos Ray is an incredibly compact soundbar that can be controlled with your TV remote, via the Sonos app, AirPlay 2, and more. It will fit snugly underneath your TV and delivers crisp audio, balanced sound, and adaptive audio. No matter where you place the Sonos Ray, it uses Trueplay to deliver sound that’s catered to the unique acoustics of your space.
Setup takes seconds and can be done via the app.
Then, simply connect it to almost any TV or PC for a truly immersive experience. Don’t want to fork out more money on additional speakers for your home? No worries! The Sonos Ray can play music, radio, podcasts, and more over Wi-Fi using voice or app controls.
5. Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
If you’re looking for the ultimate robot vacuum, it doesn’t get much better than the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra. All of the bells and whistles are included in this model thanks to the fully automated Empty Wash Fill Dock. Here, your robovac will empty its dustbin when it’s full, return to the dock once the water has run out after washing the floors, and refill.
Boasting powerful 5,100Pa suction power, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is capable of traversing over different floor types, ensuring you no longer have to be involved. You can control the robovac via the companion app, select no-go zones, schedule cleaning times, and more. Plus, you won’t have to tidy up your house before it cleans since this smart vacuum can detect a range of objects including pet waste, shoelaces, wires.
6. Yeedi Vac 2 Pro
The Yeedi Vac 2 Pro not only vacuums your floors, but it also mops them using its innovative oscillating mop head. Simply fill the water tank up and marvel at your sparkly-clean floors. Using the app, you can create multiple maps of your home and schedule the Yeedi to clean the areas you want. Plus, there’s 3D obstacle avoidance so it’s less likely to get stuck and won’t take a tumble down the stairs.
With carpet detection, this robot vacuum adjusts its power between 200 to 3000Pa, ensuring all of your floors get the right amount of attention. It’s great for pets, too, and runs for up to 220 minutes on a single charge. Pair it with the Yeedi self-empty station, and you will rarely need to empty the dust bag. Automation at its finest.
7. All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release) Kids
One of the most affordable smart speakers around, the Echo Dot (5th Gen) Kids is perfect for curious children who can ask things like ‘Alexa, how far away is the sun?’ Plus, it comes packed with fun features like story reading, music, and more. There’s also a wealth of kid-friendly audiobooks, games, and Alexa skills.
This smart speaker also puts parents in the driver’s seat, allowing them to use the Amazon Parent Dashboard to monitor limits, review activity, and ensure explicit songs are filtered. With friendly faces like the Owl and Dragon, it’s perfect for kids and delivers the same punchy audio as the Echo Dot (5th Gen) thanks to its 1.73-inch front-firing speaker.
8. Samsung Freestyle Projector
Measuring just 104.2 x 172.8 x 95.2mm and weighing less than a pound, the Samsung Freestyle Projector is perfect for those who need an easy-to-use and versatile projector. On a flat surface, it can project on screen sizes up to 100 inches and boasts a resolution of 1920×1080. And, thanks to its LED lamp, you’ll get a whopping 20,000 hours out of it before it needs replacing.
360-degree audio offers basic sound from the 5W speaker if you don’t have an external speaker setup. But the real bang for your buck here comes from the ability to mirror your smartphone using SmartThings or AirPlay 2. Access your favorite content on the big screen anytime, anywhere.
9. Cosori Dual Blaze Smart Air Fryer
Some smart devices can seem a little gimmicky, but the Cosori Dual Blaze Smart Air Fryer is surprisingly useful. The large 6.8-quart capacity means you can cook family meals easily in one place. It offers 12 functions and can be controlled remotely when you’re not around. For instance, you can check on cooking progress if you need to pop out, or ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to issue voice commands.
Enjoy healthier cooking quicker than a regular oven and scan barcodes to get recommended cooking settings whenever you need them. Plus, there’s a wealth of accessories you can add too, so you can experiment with different recipes and ways to cook.
It’s one of the best smart air fryers you can buy.
Enjoy the World of Smart Home Devices
As you can see, 2022 was an exciting year for a wide variety of smart home devices. And with technology continuing to improve each year, technology will continue to play a larger role in our home.