The Best Smart Home Tech for your Dorm 2018

Amazon Echo Spot
Amazon Echo Spot

Your dorm is where you’ll spend most of your time on campus. Why not make it a little more inviting? That’s why for this year’s back-to-school guide,

Turn your dorm into a smart home with the help of Smart Home tech, hi-tech products will make you want to spend more time in your dorm room.

 

The Best Smart Home Tech for your Dorm 2018

 

1. Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot

The second-gen, mini-size Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is just as smart as the full-size Echo at half the cost. It boasts more skills and third-party integrations than its rival, the Google Home Mini, and it also includes an aux-out jack for quick, direct connections with external audio setups, which the Home Mini lacks.

The Echo Dot, which is powered by the Alexa voice-activated digital assistant, does everything the full-size Echo does for half the price: Control other smart home devices like light bulbs, set timers, answer the random questions that keep you up at night. It also includes an aux-out jack for quick, direct connections with external audio setups.

 

2. Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod
Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod smart speaker is a good pick if you’re Team Siri. Plus, it has excellent bass and consistently superior sound quality across a wide variety of music genres. HomePod is a new, incredible music speaker, smart home hub and Siri-enabled intelligent assistant in one is a beautiful fixture that will spruce up the dorm and fill it with outstanding sound quality.

Controlled by Siri, HomePod can stream 45M songs, ad-free from Apple Music, as well as tackle everyday tasks such as provide news, sports and weather updates, as well as control your smart dorm.

 

3. Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini
Google Home Mini

The Google Home Mini puts all of the smarts of Google Assistant into a small and affordable package. The Mini sounds surprisingly good for its size and features a colorful design that can blend into your home’s decor.

Not into the Amazon smart speakers? Google’s $50 Home Mini puts all of the smarts of Google Assistant into a small and affordable package.

 

4. Amazon Echo Spot

Amazon Echo Spot
Amazon Echo Spot

The Echo Spot is a well-made device with a good-looking design, and it’s handy for quick, voice-activated video calls. Sound quality was better than we expected and noticeably better than the Echo Dot’s.

If you need a little help getting up for class, the $130 Amazon Echo Spot might be the smart speaker for you. It has all the features of the Amazon Echo Show in a cuter, smaller package on which you can throw up a clock face. Plus, the Echo Spot is handy for quick, voice-activated.

 

5. Sengled Element Color Plus Starter Kit

Sengled Element Color Plus Starter Kit
Sengled Element Color Plus Starter Kit

Sengleds newest color-changing smart bulbs are more budget-friendly than the competition, and they offer full compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant. The app tracks the real-time power draw of each bulb at each setting, which is a nice touch.

 

6. Lifx Mini

Lifx Mini
Lifx Mini

Lifx Mini color-changing LED work with Apple HomeKit and put out plenty of light for those long study sessions.
The Lifx Mini puts out plenty of light and offers all of the colors, features, and integrations that you get with standard-size Lifx bulbs at a lower cost.

 

7. GE Smart Countertop Microwave

GE Smart Countertop Microwave
GE Smart Countertop Microwave

GE Smart Countertop Microwave, When you’re about to heat up your favorite frozen food, you scan the barcode with an app on your phone, which will send appropriate cooking times and power levels to your microwave. Plus, the microwave works with the Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant.

 

8. Eufy Smart Plug Mini

Eufy Smart Plug Mini
Eufy Smart Plug Mini

The Eufy Smart Plug Mini is a smart, affordable space-saver with a solid mix of in-app features. It works with both Alexa and the Google Assistant.

The Eufy Smart Plug Mini is a smart, affordable space-saver with a solid mix of in-app features. It works with both Alexa and the Google Assistant.

 

9. Ember Travel Mug

Ember Travel Mug
Ember Travel Mug

OK, $150 is a lot to spend on a coffee mug. But when you’re nodding off in class, you might wish for the Ember Travel Mug, which precisely controls its beverage temperature to keep your coffee hot.

The Ember Travel Mug precisely controls its beverage temperature. It has an alluring, distinctive design. Coffee it held at optimal temperatures had plenty of flavors