Smart home devices are increasingly popular these days. With
automation assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant making device
control easy, many homeowners are looking for the perfect devices to
pair with them. With so many new devices to choose from, it can be a bit
intimidating trying to figure out exactly what you need for your home.
To help you out, here are a few items that might fall outside of the
usual “must haves” but will completely transform your home for the

NVIDIA Shield TV Player

There’s a good chance that you already have a streaming device like a
Roku in your home, so why would you need another streaming player? Not
only does the NVIDIA Shield have some pretty impressive processing and
memory stats, but it’s also compatible with a wide range of devices, and
it comes ready to integrate with everything via Google Assistant. You
can stream game content using NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service as well. If
that wasn’t enough, it runs Android TV apps so it’s capable of adding
streaming channels that may not be available on Roku.

TP-Link Kasa Smart Power Strip

A power strip might seem like an odd choice to add smart capabilities
to, but it’s a must if you’re trying to be energy-conscious and reduce
your carbon footprint (along with your electric bill). With six
individually powered outlets and three USB ports, this smart power strip
lets you control what is and isn’t getting power via voice commands
through most major digital assistants. That makes it easy to turn
plugged-in devices on and off while also letting you monitor energy
consumption for each device remotely.

Kohler Moxie Showerhead

Bluetooth speakers are increasingly common these days, and there are
already a few models that are designed for use in the bathroom. So what
makes this speaker option different? Aside from the showerhead being
designed by the fixture pros over at Kohler, the speaker itself is
located right in the center of the showerhead, so you don’t have to
worry about the sound of your shower overpowering some little speaker
elsewhere in the room. The speaker is easy to remove for charging and
transport and comes in multiple color options to make customizing the
look of your shower that much easier.

Yale Smart Delivery Box

Porch thieves are increasingly a problem as more people order items
online. This simple-looking box is designed to take care of that
problem, however. When you receive a delivery, the driver simply needs
to place the package inside the box and let the lid close. Once closed,
the smart lock in the lid engages and no one can open the box until you
personally disengage it. There’s even a version of the Smart Delivery
Box that allows you to set the lock for multiple uses on days when
you’re expecting several packages and need to be able to reset it
without collecting your package after each delivery.

Brilliant Control

If you really want to step up your smart home game, consider
installing the Brilliant Control. This Alexa-enabled touch controller
can control your devices, supports in-home video chats and gives your
home a futuristic look because the controller is mounted directly into a
wall switch. As you add new devices to your network, you can add icons
directly to the Brilliant Control’s display so that you can have direct
control over them with a simple touch.

Smarten Up Your Home

While some smart home devices are as easy to set up as plugging them
in and setting up an app on your smartphone, others like the Brilliant
Control require a bit of wiring knowledge. If you need to get an
electrician or smart home expert in to help you set things up, you can
depend on HomeKeepr to help you. Sign up for a free account today and
connect with the pro who will make your smart home dreams come true.