Top 10 Modern Home Appliances Review 2020

Nowadays we have all the necessary technologies needed to aid us in our daily activities. Our homes, on the other hand, could still use the help of modern home appliances to make the most of what the present time has to offer. Modern home appliances give residents the ability to control everything with just a touch. This means the automation of household items such as blinds, thermostats, vacuums, pet feeders, or even lamps to turn on and off. Most importantly, the overall safety. A network of information, which is the Internet of Things (IoT), allows users to truly secure their homes by controlling the locks and surveillance all from phones or computers.

10 Modern Home Appliances

Image Product Name Size Warranty Price
Amazon-Echo-Show-8 Amazon Echo Show 8  7.9”x 5.4”x 3.9” (200mm x 135mm x 99mm)  1 Year.
Conditionally 2-3 years.
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Emerson-Sensi-Wi-Fi-Smart-Thermostat Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat  3.75 x 5.88 x 1 inches  3 years. Check Price
Ecovacs-DEEBOT-N79S-Robotic-Vacuum-Cleaner Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S Robotic Vacuum Cleaner  33 x 33 x 7.8 inches  1-year limited warranty. Check Price
Google-Nest-Learning-3rd-Generation-Nest-Thermostat Google Nest Learning 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat  3.3 x 1.2 x 3.3 inches  1 year. Check Price
Gosund-Mini-WiFi-Smart-Plug Gosund Mini WiFi Smart Plug  1.8 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches  1 year. Check Price
Wyze-Cam-1080p-HD-Indoor-Wireless-Smart-Home-Camera Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera  2.2 x 2 x 2 inches
  1 year. Check Price
Luxe-Bidet-Neo-120 Luxe Bidet Neo 120  12 x 6 x 6 inches  18 months. Check Price
Echo-Dot-3rd-Gen Echo Dot (3rd Gen)  3.9” x 3.9” x 1.7” (99 mm x 99 mm x 43 mm)  90 days.
Conditionally 1-3 years.
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August-Smart-Lock August Smart Lock  1.63 x 2.6 x 4.8 inches  1 year manufacturer. Check Price
MyQ-Smart-Garage-Door-Opener-Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain  4.5 x 1.5 x 4.5 inches  1 year.
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1. Amazon Echo Show 8

Amazon Echo Show 8

The Amazon Echo Show 8 is actually the fourth Alexa enabled smart display that Amazon has put out. This model is a great middle-point product as it includes an 8-inch screen which is bigger than its 5-inch predecessors and smaller than the 10-inch screen that the higher-end model has. The size makes it a perfect addition to your countertop as it won’t take up much space but still deliver the perfect display so you can get the full experience of what Alexa has to offer.

The echo show 8 allows you to stream or call family and friends who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. The volume controls and mute switch can be found on the top edge of the Echo Show 8, while people that want privacy will appreciate the switch that’ll instantly cover the 1-megapixel front-facing camera. On the back, there’s a power connector, micro-USB port for servicing, and a 3.5mm auxiliary port.

Pros
  • Great price for the overall product
  • Nice size
  • Super easy setup
Cons
  • Can’t get rid of on-screen Alexa suggestions
  • YouTube compatibility is not that great

2. Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

This Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is an ideal choice for a smart thermostat on a budget. This smart thermostat allows you to perfectly control the temperature in your house with voice commands as it is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant, Apple Home Kit, and Wink smart home platforms. It also works very well with the app. The Emerson Sensi Smart Thermostat is built in the standard size which allows you to replace your old thermostat without having to make any new adjustments on the wall. The Sensi is compatible with most HVAC systems. It works with forced air systems including gas, oil, and electric heat pumps including those with auxiliary heat, hot water boilers, radiant heat systems Up to four stages of heating, and two stages of cooling.

Pros
  • Allows you to control majority of HVAC systems from app
  • Affordable
  • Easy to set up
  • Saves Energy
Cons
  • Not the most compatible with Alexa
  • Batteries may drain quick on Wi-Fi

3. Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

The Ecovacs DEEBOT N795 is a great vacuum cleaner for someone who is not a big fan of cleaning. Thanks to its automated systems that enable you to control its job through Alexa or its app or even the remote and also buttons found on the body. It is a very powerful vacuum cleaner that sucks up even some of the bigger debris that would otherwise confuse some of its competitor vacuum cleaners. This vacuum cleaner barely gets stuck but if it does, it makes a sound to draw your attention so it can continue on straight away. It has a very sleek design that is not too eye-catching but still aesthetically pleasing for vacuuming the floor. Its size allows it to get into tight spots and its intelligence helps it to reroute so it can cover the most grounds.

Pros
  • Autonomous cleaning and charging
  • Worth its price
  • Good navigation
  • Powerful suction
  • Alexa compatibility
Cons
  • Makes noise
  • Wi-Fi could use improvement

4. Google Nest Learning 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat

Google Nest Learning 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat

This Google Nest Learning thermostat is a particularly helpful smart home appliance because of its Auto-Schedule feature that learns your daily heating and cooling temperatures. This is perfect for people that don’t want to set adjust temperatures regularly. This elegantly designed Google Nest Learning tracks all your temperature preferences within just a week and then adjusts the temperature for you automatically. It also offers a Home/Away feature that checks for your presence through motion detectors and if it senses the house is empty, it switches to ECO mode to save electricity. It can be operated from your phone by any of your family members.

Pros
  • Nice design
  • Can interact with other nest and third-party devices
  • Lots of useful features
Cons
  • Bit pricey
  • Not compatible with Apple home

5. Gosund Mini WiFi Smart Plug

Gosund Mini WiFi Smart Plug

This Gosund Mini WiFi Smart Plug is one of the most affordable smart plugs available in the market right now. As the name suggests, each mini smart plug can help automate one outlet. With the voice control functions, you can turn the plug on and off. You can also schedule a timer for when you want the plug to run and when to stop. The design of this Gosund Mini Smart Plug is a nicely rounded adapter that fits just outside of the outlet you stick it in. It offers the basic and most necessary features for the cheapest price and that makes it a good smart plug.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Easy to set up
  • Useful features
Cons
  • Doesn’t have power monitoring
  • Bulges out of the socket

6. Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera

The Wyze Indoor Wireless Smart Camera is one of the best you can get at this price. Wyze offers features that are mostly available on a higher-end indoor wireless smart home camera. It lets you see a full HD Livestream from anywhere on your phone. It also enables you to not only listen but also speak through the device with 2-way audio. This smart camera is able to detect motion or sound which instantly makes it start recording and then saves the clip to a cloud for free. It also has noticeably clear night vision and person detection all paired with voice support from Google or Alexa. All this and a lot more other features for just under $30.

Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Small and flexible
  • Free cloud storage
  • Time lapse feature
Cons
  • Records at 10fps
  • Not compatible with other smart home devices

7. Luxe Bidet Neo 120

Luxe Bidet Neo 120

The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 is a luxuriously designed bidet toilet attachment that upgrades the hygiene in all toilets. It is designed to give your toilet a better look. It comes with few improvements from the previous model as it has high-pressure faucet quality valves with metal/ceramic cores and braided steel hoses instead of traditional plastic. The Luxe Neo bidet 120 has two chrome-plated control knobs, one for adjusting the water pressure, the other for adjusting the position of the nozzle. The nozzle can be guarded and also cleans itself for the most sanitary experience. For customer satisfaction, the manufacturers are even giving an 18-month warranty.

Pros
  • Affordable and worth its price
  • Self-cleaning nozzle
  • Warranty
Cons
  • Need to make sure the design fits right
  • No dual nozzle

8. Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

The Echo Dot 3rd Gen is a good mid-range smart speaker. IT costs significantly less than the higher-end model but can still deliver high-quality sound and features in a smaller size. This allows you to voice control Alexa to control all the smart devices and even play songs and ask questions on the spot. You can make hands-free calls or even make announcements to other connected Echo devices around the house. Even though it is right in the middle of the house it can still respect privacy as it is built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones. The speaker is 3.9 inches in diameter by 1.7 inches high and weighs 10.6 ounces. It’s portable in the sense that it’s easy to pick up and move but still needs to be plugged in for power.

Pros
  • Improved higher quality sound
  • Worth the money
  • Good size
Cons
  • May not be that exciting of a product

9. August Smart Lock

August Smart Lock

The August Smart Lock is a very straight forward smart lock without any complicated features. It does a very good job and locking and securing your door with a minimalistic design. It uses 2 batteries that last around 6 months but when synced with Alexa you will get alerts on low batteries. The smart lock allows you to control the locking features autonomously. One of the nice aspects of August’s smart locks is its compatibility with a range of smart home systems. Alexa, Google Assistant, and Home Kit are just the start; it also works with Nest, Simplisafe, Logitech, Xfinity, SmartThings, and Control4, among others. If you get August’s video bell you can even see whos at the door and open it for them right from the app.

Pros
  • Highly compatible with smart home systems
  • Easy to use and install
  • Does its job very well
Cons
  • Bit pricey
  • Battery life could be longer

10. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain

This MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is one of the best devices you can add to your garage to quickly upgrade it into a part of a smart home. This allows you to open or close the garage door from anywhere using just your phone. It is very easy to set up as it doesn’t have any extra wirings, just one for power. The MyQ system feature set includes the ability to set up alerts when a door is opened, closed, or stopped in between, as well as the ability to set up schedules. If you are a Prime member you may be able to opt-in with the myQ smart garage hub to get Amazon packages securely delivered right inside your garage.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • No hassle to set up
  • Very useful functions
Cons
  • Not officially compatible with some smart home systems

CONCLUSION

We believe some of the most necessary and useful modern home appliances that you can buy to upgrade your home have been listed in this article along with informational reviews on each product so you know exactly what you’re looking at. All the key information to help you pick the right product for yourself have been detailed in this article. We hope it helps you with your decision making.

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