August 15, 2022

Hey Alexa, what are the best smart tech items to buy on Amazon?

Quick-buy tech gadgets are all the rage, especially when it comes to gifts. But, they’re just one click away from making your space a more modern, sleek and convenient place to live.

From Amazon devices we all know in love — including the Amazon Echo ($100), the Echo Show 15 ($250) and the Ring Video Doorbell ($100) — to some of the best smart TVs and tablets, this is the only guide you’ll need in your back pocket (or rather, bookmarked to Chrome).

Not to mention, the best in tech isn’t exclusive to those devices you’ve heard of on every commercial and seen on every Instagram ad. We also rounded up the best kitchen appliances with the smart components we all know and love — LED screens, voice-activation, WiFi-compatibility, the works.

Ahead, find the 15 best smart home appliances on Amazon that we’re already compiling into wishlists of our own. Happy Prime shopping!

The following are Amazon’s Choice products or have a generous amount of positive reviews.


If you can’t go a day without listening to your favorite Spotify playlists (or, Amazon Music) or listening to your weekly podcasts, Amazon Echo is something you need. Available in blue and charcoal, too, this smart device is voice-activated and apt for turning on lights or even your coffee maker.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device

Ah, the streaming device we all know and love. The revolutionary Fire Stick instantly turns on your smart TV, clad with all the streaming services you love: Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video and more. Plus, it’s just $30 right now and worth snagging for every TV in your home.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube for streaming, black

Another streaming device is the bestselling Fire TV Cube, a hands-free option that does the same job as the Fire Stick — no remote required. Plus, you can have a cinematic experience right from home, thanks to its vibrant 4K Ultra HD with the support of Dolby Vision (the latter being an expert-acclaimed addition to your viewing experience).

Amazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite, black

Truthfully, there’s nothing we love more than cozying up with a book — whether it’s one of this year’s best or part of Reese’s Book Club. The All-New Kindle Paperwhite is a glare-free option, reading like real paper and perfect to stash in your work tote.

Blink Mini Compact Indoor Plug-In Smart Security Camera, white

You know what they say — safety first. With Blink’s Smart Security Camera, it hasn’t been easier to be protected, thanks to its brilliant motion detection and two-way audio that lets you monitor the inside of your home 24/7. Simply plug in the camera, connect it to WiFi and add it to the paired Blink app.

Amazon Echo Show 8, white

From reading Pinterest recipes off your countertop to jamming out to playlists in your home office setup, nothing compares to Amazon’s Echo Show 8. You can also FaceTime your loved ones and stream your favorite shows.

This model comes in black, too, and there’s a newer version — the Amazon Echo Show 15 ($250) that impressively mounts to your wall.

Samsung Frame Series Smart TV

If there’s something our readers adore and buy time and time again, it’s the Samsung Frame Series Smart TV. Known for turning into a beautiful work of art when it’s offline (you know, instead of the stark black screen), it’s a prized smart device with built-in Alexa.

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Kasa Smart Light Switch (3-Pack), white

Yes, light switches can become smarter, too. Kasa’s three-pack of smart light switches works with Alexa and Google Home alike, with no hub required; controlling if your light is on or off from the paired app will suffice.

iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum, black

Meet one of the best vacuum cleaners we rounded up. There’s none other like the bestselling iRobot Roomba 694, a powerful, hands-free device that maneuvers over both carpet and hard flooring. For more on cleaning, check out our guide to the best house cleaning products.

Cosori Smart WiFi Air Fryer, black

As one of our favorite air fryers, Cosori’s Smart WiFi model takes the cake for being the smart kitchen assistant you didn’t know you needed. You can access remote control options through the VeSync app, which houses more than 100 recipes, too.

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, white

Spring is almost in full tow, so why not invest in the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller. Achieve a healthy green lawn with this smart device that connects to WiFi through its paired app. Plus, it has rain skip, wind skip, freeze skip and more to avoid unnecessary watering.

For more outdoors content, check out our guides to the best lawn mowers, patio furniture, fire pits, compost bins and gardening tools.

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

When you’re too hot or too cold, you want something that’ll fix your home’s temperatures instantaneously. With Google Nest’s Learning Thermostat, it’ll be your new favorite built-in smart device.

With its auto-schedule function, the thermostat understands your preferences. You can also set the ideal temperature you’d like to set it to when you’re away from home.

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Bose New Smart Soundbar, black

Introducing Bose’s New Smart Soundbar — the piece of smart tech worth investing in ASAP. It has Dolby Atmos (which, according to our TV expert, automatically enhances your sound quality) and is Bluetooth-powered, making it one of the sleekest, of-age devices Amazon has to offer.

Kasa Smart Light Bulbs (2-Pack)

This edit would be incomplete without a mention of the infamous color-changing light bulbs. For just $20 right now, snag these WiFi-compatible fixtures for your space to rein in on the rainbow hues.

Furbo WiFi Pet Camera, white

Aside from your home security cameras, your pets need some love and attention, too. Furbo’s WiFi Pet Camera is a No. 1 bestseller, featuring a full HD camera and night vision. There’s even a barking alert that’ll come through on your smartphone — seriously, how could you resist?

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