The Internet of Things has developed a very strong presence in our everyday lives. Some of the best tech gifts of 2018 are IoT devices that have gone above and beyond. All the devices we so regularly depend on are now able to communicate with each other over the internet.. The nature of the IoT interconnectivity allows us to control everything from household appliances to our coffee machines. In other words, our smartphones hold a lot of power.
We understand that the concept of the IoT can be intimidating. To help you overcome any reservations you may have, we have put together a list of fun and useful IoT gadgets that you soon won’t be able to live without.
The 2018 holiday season is already in full-swing, so make sure you’re prepared. These ten IoT gadgets are not only amongst the best tech gifts of 2018, but they will also be the perfect helpers for all your festivities; holidays and beyond. When you can control everything from your phone, any holiday stress will disappear.
Digital Gadgets 4-pack Mini Wifi Smart Plugs For the Tech Geek.
These Mini Wifi Smart Plugs are a tiny home addition with a big impact. You can use your phone, tablet or Alexa to set timers, turn household appliances on or off and much more. That’s right, you’ll have complete control over all the outlets in your home and whatever is plugged into them. Want your living room lights to turn on before you get home? Simply set up routines and schedules through the Smart Life app.
Facebook 10.1” Portal For the Traveler.
Holidays are about spending time with friends and family, but holiday travel can be stressful and expensive. The new Facebook Portal gives you the opportunity to connect with loved ones from wherever you are. To be clear, this isn’t just any old video chat. The camera expands and follows movement to include everyone in the frame and music can sync to make both parties feel like they are in the same room.
Nest Temperature Sensor For the “Freezer.”
Have you ever argued with your family members over the thermostat? Someone’s always either too hot or too cold. The Nest Temperature Sensor lets you control the temperature in every room through the Nest app. This way Grandma can enjoy the guest room at 85 degrees and the kids can have their rooms set at normal temperatures. We think this is one of the best tech gifts for 2018.
Rocketbook Wave Exec Sz For the Student.
The Rocketbook Wave Exec is the perfect gift for your favorite student. As you may have guessed from the name, this is no ordinary notebook. The user will be able to take notes and send them directly to the cloud using their smartphone, computer or tablet. The combination of the special notebook and pen allows the user to erase and reuse the notebook as many times as they desire. No trace left behind! All your notes are sent to the cloud for easy saving and storage. This gift is sure to win you some brownie points.
Smarter iKettle 3rd Generation For the Caffeine Lover.
They say a watched pot never boils but with the iKettle 3.0 you’ll never have to worry about that. Give someone the power of on-demand caffeine this holiday season and they’ll be forever indebted to you. It’s different settings – wake up mode, home mode, and formula mode – make it that much better than your ordinary kettle. The wake up mode is perfect for some early morning coffee or tea. The home mode allows you to schedule the iKettle to turn on and be ready when you get home. And for any families, the formula mode allows you to heat formula or milk to the perfect temperature for young children.
Eufy RoboVac 11 For the Clean Freak.
The Eufy RoboVac 11 is one of the best tech gifts of 2018. It’s also the perfect gift for your holiday host or hostess. They’ll be able to entertain everyone and keep the floors clean at the same time. We’ll cheers to that!
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link For the Cold-Blooded Friend.
The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link is a great gift option for your most indecisive friend. They’ll be able to control their new fan from the Dyson Link app and can easily switch back and forth between hot and cold air, while purifying at the same time. This fancy gadget also has a nighttime mode, which lets you continue to purify the air while you sleep with the silent setting.
Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Shades For the Sleep Lover.
Who says you can’t give yourself a present? You’re definitely not going to want to give these away. The Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Shades can be set to a timer, controlled by your phone and voice commands. These intricate shades have a direct integration with Google Assistant. With these new shades, you’ll never have to get out of bed to close the blinds on an early Saturday morning.
Philips Hue Starter Kit E26 For the Eco-friendly Parent.
The Philips Hue Starter Kit gives you total control over the lighting in your home with just a tap of a finger. You can turn the lights on before you walk in the door, set timers and control them with your voice.
Tile Mate Key Finder For the Friend who always loses things.
The holidays can be hectic and things can easily slip through the cracks unnoticed. The Tile Mate Key Finder connects to your keychain and you can use the app to find your lost keys. Never encounter a panic attack again! The peace of mind that the Tile Mate Key Finder provides is what makes it one of the best tech gifts of 2018.
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