BLOG

About > Blog > November 2021 > Smart Home for the Holidays

Smart Home for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re here to help you get a head start on shopping.
 
This year, we’ve compiled a list of holiday gift ideas to turn any home into a “smart” oasis. From fun to functional, we’ve got recommendations to help everyone on your list stay safe, healthy connected and entertained.
 
The Fun
 
Twinkly Smart Light
Price: $199
Where to Buy: Best Buy
 
The indoor/outdoor Twinkly Smart Light features LED lights over 16 million vivid color options to choose from. The light’s included music dongle synchronizes with any music source for the ultimate audio/visual experience. Set timers and dimmers, turn on preprogrammed or customized visual effects, and toggle between multiple strands – all from a smartphone app or smart device like Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
 
Insignia – 58” Class F30 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV
Price: $349.99
Where to Buy: Best Buy
 
The Insignia – 58” Class F30 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV offers 4K Ultra HD 2160P resolution that’s 4x better than Full HD picture quality. It supports Apple AirPlay and includes an Alexa Voice Remote for TV control using voice commands. This TV comes with a 30-day free trial of FuboTV, a 3-month free trial of Apple TV+, and provides access to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, Disney+, ESPN+, Sling TV, Paramount+, and thousands of shows with Fire TV.
 
Polarex LED Color Changing Speaker & Ice Bucket
Price: $99
Where to Buy: Walmart
 
This indoor/outdoor, Bluetooth compatible, LED color-changing speaker and ice bucket will be the conversation piece at any party. It is equipped with two 10W speakers, two 5W tweeters, 7 color-changing light settings and 4 light modes (flash, strobe, pulse, fade). The Polarex LED Color Changing Speaker & Ice Bucket is weather/splash-resistant and its micro-USB charge lasts up to 5-10 hours. The cooler can hold 2 wine bottles, up to 8 beers/seltzers, and up to 8 water bottles.
 
Vankyo Leisure 470 Mini WiFi Projector, 250’ Large Screen
Price: $115
Where to Buy: Walmart
 
This mini WiFi projector offers 1280x720P standard resolution, with 1080P capabilities. It’s 80% brighter than other LCD projectors, and it has a lamp life up to 50,000 hours. The projector is rated for indoor/outdoor use and is designed with one built-in hi-fi 3W stereo speaker. It supports connection to external speakers and is compatible with smartphone, tablet, laptop, TV Stick, USB sticks, TF cards (max 32GB), DVD players, PS3, PS4, X-Box One or Wii.
 
Sylvania 10” WiFi Frameo App Control Digital Cloud Picture Frame
Price: $58
Where to Buy: Walmart
 
Relive life’s most beautiful moments with the help of Frameo. This digital cloud picture frame uses the free Frameo app to send photos (with or without captions) directly from your phone to the picture frame. Its 8-gig memory stores up to 10,000 photos, and photos can be uploaded to the frame from anywhere at any time. The frame is designed with a touchscreen that allows you to scroll through and delete files at any time, or pause the slideshow as needed.
 
Vivitar VTI Phoenix Foldable Camera Drone
Price: $217.24
Where to Buy: Walmart
 
This drone offers range of 2,000 ft., a 180° articulated view, 3 speed modes, and flight times over 32 minutes. Its camera captures photos and videos in 2048x1152P image quality. The Vivitar VTI Phoenix Foldable Camera Drone offers several hi-tech features, including auto-take off, auto-landing, app-controlled “follow me” functions, and the ability to lock location and hover at a specified altitude using the drone’s built-in GPS mapping. Two batteries and a hard-sided carrying case are included.
 
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet
Price: $99.99
Where to Buy: Target
 
The Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet includes a 1-year free trial of Amazon Kids+ (Freetime Unlimited) that offers your child access to 20,000+ apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney and more. Easy-to-use parental controls allow you to set screen time limits, create educational goals for your little one, and filter content. It’s designed for kids ages 3-7 and includes a Kid-Proof Case and 2-year protection guarantee.
 
The Functional
 
SimpliSafe-Shield Home Security System
Price: $269.99
Where to Buy: Best Buy
 
The SimpliSafe-Shield Home Security System offers reliable security features, 24/7 professional monitoring, smart home capabilities, and easy setup. Installing the system requires no drilling or tools – just plug it in. Its battery backups provide continued protection during a power outage. The system is app-controlled (and compatible with Amazon Alexa), so you can arm or disarm the system from anywhere and at any time. Worried about your furry friends tripping the security system? No problem. The system is specifically designed to detect the heat signature of humans, not pets.
 
OKP Life K2 Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1800 MAH, Blue
Price: $124.99
Where to Buy: Amazon
 
The OKP Life K2 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is the perfect solution for cleaning convenience to get through a hectic daily routine. Using the app, you can toggle between different cleaning settings, create a home cleaning schedule and control what direction the robot moves. It’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The OKP Life K2 Robot Vacuum Cleaner offers four cleaning modes (auto-clean, spot-clean, wall-follow clean and manual clean) and can run up to 100 minutes on a single charge. When the cleaning cycle is complete or if battery charge is running low, the robot will automatically return to its self-charging base.
 
Levoit-TruClean Smart 360 sq. ft. True HEPA Air Purifier
Price: $179.99
Where to Buy: Best Buy
 
After a busy holiday season, breathe easy with the Levoit-TruClean Smart 360 sq. ft. True HEPA Air Purifier. The air purifier’s VeSync app allows you to create a custom schedule that turns your purifier on and off at programmed times. It’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice command control. The air purifier covers up to 360 square feet and refreshes the air 4.5 times per hour in mid- to large-sized rooms. It’s EnergyStar-certified and uses a three-stage HEPA-approved filter to trap dust, smoke and other airborne contaminants. A light indicator turns on after 6-8 months when the filter needs to be replaced, and the entire unit has a near-silent noise level on Sleep Mode.
 
Enjoy and happy holidays from us here at GoNetspeed!
 
Posted: 11/12/2021 9:03:16 AM


© 2021, GoNetspeed. All Rights Reserved.

*Estimated cost savings based on average competitor pricing. Actual savings may vary by location. Assumes monthly YouTube TV subscription fee of $64.99 a month. YouTube TV-specific savings of up to $500/year calculated by annualizing mean reported monthly spending on pay-TV of $107 and subtracting the annualized $64.99 monthly base package costs of YouTube TV. Based on a study by the Leichtman Research Group, published Oct. 31, 2018. YouTube TV is a trademark of Google LLC.