So Black Friday has come and gone, but 2022 holiday deals live on for Cyber Monday and Cyber Week. Shop our curated list below to snag some of the best smart home deals out there.
Get Secure with a Smart Lock
Smart door locks are one of the best security investments you can make in your home. To go entirely into stealth mode, the Level Lock Touch Edition can’t be beat. It looks much like a standard deadbolt on both sides of the door, but it completely replaces your lock with the latest in tech—hiding its mechanicals inside the bore of the door while enabling touch and keyed access. You won’t find any bulky housings with this lock, making it just the right choice for a minimalist look. It even hides its battery inside the lock cylinder.
For a more conventional smart lock treatment, you can’t go wrong with the Eufy Security Smart Lock with biometric access. We’ve been testing this lock in our Digitized House Smart Home, and it’s an exceedingly well-built smart lock with multiple access methods. In addition to the fingerprint reader, you can simply tap a PIN code on the screen, use the provided physical key, or use your smartphone. The matte black finish of the lock goes great with the black hardware on trend in today’s modern homes.
The Eufy Security Smart Lock with fingerprint scanner and keyed access. Image: Digitized House.
It’s not often that Apple Watches go on sale, but this top-of-the-line Apple Watch Ultra is available at a special price. Designed for rugged outdoor use, the Ultra (in the Cellular 49mm version) is a huge watch compared to standard Apple Watches, but its versatility across all things outdoors is boosted by a titanium case, precision dual-frequency GPS, and up to 36 hours of battery life. For water sports, you can go as deep as 100 meters, and for overland adventures IP6X dust resistance makes sure you can go the distance. Paris to Dakar, anyone?
Automate a button
Wouldn’t it be nice to simply add a smart button to your expensive coffee maker or in-wall light switch? You can do that with this little gem, the SwitchBot SmartSwitch. Just attach it to your device, then use the SwitchBot app to activate—or add it to IFTTT automations. Its low cost only adds to the appeal.
Compute in Silence
OK, while we love our Intel Core-equipped MacBooks, the latest Apple MacBooks with Apple’s in-house designed M chips are designed for cool, literally silent running. This 13-in. Apple MacBook Air with the superb M1 chip is a dream to use, and at this special price you can’t go wrong. Now, if only there was a way to silent the noisy fans and reduce the heat emanating from our 2019 MacBook Pro.
Upgrade Your Ear Buds
While we the original Apple Air Pods were a technological breakthrough, AirPods Pro are a huge upgrade. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve had an AirPod fall out while jogging or simply roaming around the office. With AirPods Pro and their silicone inserts, that’s not likely to happen. They have become our go-to workhorse for Zoom calls, and long runtimes between charges means you won’t have to drop off a call to recharge them. Adjustable noise cancellation seals the deal.
Espresso on demand
So there’s really no smart tech inside this machine, but if you want espresso on demand for a reasonable price this is the way to go. the Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee + Espresso machine from Breville uses the Nespresso VertuoPlus capsules for access to a very broad range of coffees and espressos. Spent capsules drop into the reservoir at the back, and you can recycle them for free through Nespresso—just drop them into the free pre-paid mailers and leave at UPS.