The most affordable gadgets to improve your home

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Kitting out your home with gadgets can be an expensive task. Things like TVs, smart speakers, and vacuum cleaners all add up and it might seem like you need to remortgage your home to fund them. While some large purchases are unavoidable, these gadgets can improve your home life for less than $50.

Smart plugs

These plugs might seem like a purchase you don’t need to make, after all, you already have plug sockets in your home. These sockets will allow you to turn things on and off remotely as long as you have an internet connection. You can use your phone to turn on your lamps and electronics when on vacation to make it seem as though there is somebody at home. These sockets are available for less than $20 online so definitely won’t break the bank to give you remote control of your electronics.

Color LED bulbs

One way to change the ambiance of your room is to invest in a color changing light bulb. Whether you’re having a romantic night on the couch watching movies, or pretending your living room is an underwater kingdom with the children, you can set the mood. The Sylvania smart bulb allows you to choose nearly any color using a compatible app or can be changed using your voice through your phone.

Amazon Fire Stick

This is like getting a smart TV but for a bargain basement price. You will be able to access online viewing platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube and others without having to spend over $1,000 on a new smart TV set. They plug into open HDMI ports and connect via WiFi to bring thousands of hours of entertainment to your life at a low cost. You don’t even need an Amazon Prime account to make use of it, truly a bargain.

Home security

Setting up a home security network can be tough and expensive. Luckily there is a security camera that homeowners can put in their homes that won’t cost them too much of their hard-earned money. The EZVIZ Mini O gives a wide viewing angle to owners through an app on their phones. Additionally, the camera is motion sensitive so it will alert homeowners if there is any unanticipated movement in their home. There is a built-in microphone that allows the homeowner to interact with whoever is in the room with the camera.

Key finder

Sometimes, when you really need to get out of the house in a hurry, you can’t find your keys, and you’re inevitably going to be late, again. TileSport is a small transmitter that can be attached to almost anything, and you’ll be able to use your phone to locate what’s missing. You can attach it to your keys, phone, kids, whatever you’re worried about needing to find at a minutes notice. If the tiny little keyring-sized device is within 200-feet, then it will emit a sound loud enough for you to hear.

Finding affordable technology to put in your home can be difficult. Often quality electrical goods come with a high price that put many people off. Thankfully there are still some items out there that will improve your home without needing to ask your boss for an advance on your paycheck.

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