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Technology Gadgets 18 Apr 2019 Products to enhance ...

Products to enhance your smart living

Published Apr 18, 2019, 12:38 pm IST
Updated Apr 18, 2019, 12:38 pm IST
Pocket friendly gadgets which are Google Home and Alexa-compatible.
Smart home technology has now become more accessible and affordable to consumers.
 Smart home technology has now become more accessible and affordable to consumers.

The concept of smart homes never fails to fascinate! Voice commands such as ‘Hey Alexa’ or ‘Ok Google’ are gradually becoming a part of our everyday lives. Right from being able to switch the lights on or off to change the light colours based on your mood to converting a normal electronic product to a smart product, everything is now possible.

However, consumers generally have a perception that transforming a home into a smart home would be an expensive affair. However, this is far from reality! With new technology innovations taking place at breakneck speed, smart home technology has now become more accessible and affordable to consumers. You will find a wide range of pocket-friendly gadgets which are Google Home and Alexa-compatible. 


Here’s a list of smart products which can bring smart functionality to old gadgets at a fraction of the price you have to pay for new appliances.

Syska Smart Plug with a power meter

How fascinating it is to convert regular devices into smart devices! This is now made possible with the Syska Mini Smart Plug. With just one click through the Syska Smart Home App, you can control any connected device using the Syska Smart Plug with Power Meter. The power meter is enabled to monitor voltage consumption of any device ever connected with the Syska Smart Plug. All the data ever collected by the power meter can be accessed via the Syska Smart Home App. This product is available on Flipkart for  RS 2,599.

Maxbell Clever Dog Smart WiFi Doorbell

Is there someone at the door? No need to walk all the way, you can now check who it is on your smartphone. Also, you can speak with that person through the app, from any part of the world. It requires no wiring and it can be set up in just a few minutes. It has a rechargeable Lithium battery that gives the bell almost 4-6 months of standby time. Buy this new doorbell for RS 5,999 on Amazon and give your home a smart touch.

Goldmedal i-Touch Wi-Fi Switch

The i-Touch Wi-Fi Switch is a home automation switch from Goldmedal. Once installed, you can control them from anywhere in the world using Goldmedal’s i-World mobile app. Through them, you can control your lights, fans, drapes, TVs, ACs, and any other electrical device. These switches can also be operated by an RF Remote control or manually using a light touch. The backlit LED panel not only makes it appear stylish, but it is also easier to operate in the dark. A unique feature of Goldmedal’s home automation switches is that you can retrofit them into your existing wiring - you don’t have to drill any new holes or change the wiring in your home! You can buy this product offline at retail stores for RS 5,900 onwards.

AIFA i-Ctrl smart home device

Control all your IR remote devices from anywhere, anytime all around the world using your smartphone. The AIFA i-Ctrl smart home device doesn't require any wiring or sensors. You just need to plug it in and conduct a first time set up with your smartphone using Alfa’s official app AIFA i-Ctrl and you are all set. It works like a universal remote which doesn't require any specialization or technician to get it installed. You can install it yourself easily. It is also Alexa enabled which helps you voice controlling all your devices.  You can buy this product for just RS 3,799.

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