Smart homes have never been so popular, with video tours going viral on TikTok. But how to convert your house into a smart home? These gadgets are great start
1. This self-emptying robot vacuum cleaner, £309.99
Smart robot vacuums have been on the market for a while now, and while they certainly aren't cheap, they can cut hours off your weekly chores list, and leave your house more sanitary and healthy to live in.
This Uoni V980Plus model has multi-floor mapping capability, strong suction and can run for 190 minutes without charge. When the robot has finished vacuuming, it will simply return to its charging port and its dust box will be automatically cleaned with the help of the high-power dust collection function.
Plus, the machine is voice-controlled, so you can easily instruct it without having to get dusty yourself. Now that's smart!
"I can tell you it is worth every penny… five stars for a brilliant robot vacuum cleaner, which actually does what it is supposed to do, efficiently and cheerfully" - T Hawksmoor
2. An ultrasonic jewellery cleaner with space for all your accessories, £43.99
If you've been watching smart home videos on TikTok, you'll know that the first thing a smart homeowner does at the end of their day is drop their watch and glasses into an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner.
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This is a particularly clever smart home tool if you regularly wear jewellery or accessories made from precious metals, as it will clean them without the risk of tarnishing them. Using soundwave technology and tap water it will get rid of daily dirt and grime without damaging your pieces.
"Every household needs to have this machine. It does miracles with gold, silver, diamonds and crystals… I used to take my anniversary and wedding rings into the local jewellery shop and I paid £5 per item. This machine does a professionally good job" - Fashionholic
3. Smart curtains you can close with your voice, £339
We all know the feeling. You're snuggled down, cosy in your bed when you realise you've forgotten to close the curtains. With this latest smart home hack, gone are the days of getting back out of slumber land to pull the drapes.
This made-to-measure voice-controlled curtain track works with Alexa to ensure you'll never have to pull the curtains yourself again. The future is here!
"Bought this for our daughter who is a wheelchair user as it was on her wish list. Brilliant… Our daughter is so pleased that we are considering getting another one for her front room. We were contacted by the company to check measurements the day after our order, and they could not have been more helpful. I never write reviews but felt I needed to do so, as my daughter and I are very happy" - Tina H
4. TikTok's iconic food purifier, £48.99
If you've watched even a few TikTok smart home videos, you'll be familiar with these confusing little devices.
Looking more like wireless speakers at first glance, this nifty device can be added to water to clean your food without losing any of the nutrients. What's more, you can also use it to disinfect kitchen utensils, and it's portable enough to take on the go.
"Amazing gadget! I will never eat fruits again without using the fruits and vegetable washer. I can see the difference. I can smell the chemicals from the water. I will suggest this product to everyone! Especially if you have little ones who love fruits and vegetables. Excellent product to have!" - Hilven Plaza
5. This stylish portable mini washing machine, £81.99
Another staple of TikTok smart home videos, this trendy-looking miniature washing machine can clean underwear, t-shirts, shorts and skirts etc in just 10 minutes.
"I have been using it for a couple of months and I love it. To quickly fix a delicate or small item, it is perfect" - SIR
6. A security camera with night vision and two-way audio, £69.99
This indoor security camera allows you to speak with your family using two-way audio while viewing real-time video images remotely.
"Frankly I am not at all disappointed by this camera which has a very good image quality both day and night. The sound is also great and it is simple to use. I strongly recommend" - Virginie
7. This smart projector for a home cinema experience, £139.99
This impressive projector will turn your home into a state-of-the-art cinema, with Wi-Fi support and built-in Netflix, Prime Video, Disney, Hulu, YouTube and more.
With a surround speaker, adjustable display size, and full Bluetooth connection, set up is easy and seamless, perfect for movie night. You can even use it outside, projecting films onto a sheet or the side of your home for open-air films in the summertime.
"This is incredible value for money and a very cheap way to have a home cinema. Definitely recommended!" - DaveP
8. A smart pet companion for furry friends, £249.99
Worried that your pet is feeling a little lonely? Why not treat them to this futuristic companion? The Rocki Robot is a 24-hour playmate that doubles as a smart camera with night vision and two-way audio, remote snack feeding capability and remote control motion options.
Our favourite bit? If you catch your pet doing something adorable through the live camera feed, you can snap a photograph and cherish the moment forever.
"The app is intuitive and easy to control… and the treat dispensing function really appealed to my cats." – AllAboutCats
9. This toaster from the future, £817.65
Sure, this is very expensive for a toaster. But how many toasting devices have you seen with a touch screen this slick?
For the smart home fan who has everything, this smart toaster will give you the perfect toasted treat every time, from golden brown bagels to waffles, pop tarts and crumpets, all at the touch of a button.
"I never thought I would be the person who'd purchase such an expensive toaster. But it's amazing. I love it. I'm never going back to a traditional toaster." – LChristopher
10. A trackable wallet you'll never lose, £29.99
Are you forever misplacing your wallet? Well no more, with this stylish smart wallet which is protected against theft, or becoming lost, thanks to a subtle inbuilt GPS tracker which connects to an app on your phone or tablet.
Made from genuine leather, the design has a zip pocket for coins, two ID windows, two slide pockets, eight card slots, one deep cash pocket and a Micro USB slot.
"A great wallet plenty of space for cards, notes and change, but best of all the GPS is fab, especially as my son is known for misplacing his wallet after a night out. He has already located his wallet on three occasions and only had it a week. Money well spent." – AmazonCustomer
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