Best smart display:
Google Home Hub
The Home Hub is an excellent smart display that can work as an alarm clock, a music and video streaming device, and a control center for your smart home gadgets. For the privacy-concerned, there’s no camera to be found, and the mic can be disabled with a physical switch.
Small, affordable speaker:
Amazon Echo Dot
If you don’t need a smart display but still want a convenient way to control your smart home, the Echo Dot is one of the cheapest solutions around. The fabric design looks great, the built-in speaker isn’t half-bad, and you can connect the Echo Dot to other speakers for better sound.
Best smart bulb:
The best part about LIFX’s smart bulbs is that they work over Wi-Fi without the need for a hub, but that’s not their only benefit. They also get extremely bright and put out vibrant colors, and can be scheduled to dim late at night or start your mornings off with a warm-toned white.
Best sleep tracker:
Sleep tracking has gotten pretty popular lately, but not everybody wants to wear a smartwatch to bed. The Withings Sleep is a simple pad you can put under your mattress that monitors your sleep cycles, heart rate, and even snoring, and reports it all back to your phone.
Smart blinds allow you to ease the sunlight into your bedroom in the mornings, and have some privacy late at night without ever having to think about it. The MySmartBlinds kit converts your existing blinds into automated smart blinds that you can control and schedule from an app.
Best smart scale:
While not everybody needs to worry too hard about their weight every day, it’s good to keep tabs on your personal health. The Nokia Body measures both your weight and BMI, and gives you a graph of your weight trends. It syncs automatically to the Health Mate app on your phone.
Best Air Purifier:
TruSens DuPont Air Purifier
You spend about eight hours a day in your bedroom (or at least, you should!). The TruSens DuPont makes sure you’re breathing in the cleanest air possible, with 360-degree filtration that uses ultraviolet light to destroy harmful germs and viruses. Its sleek design looks great in any room, and it has simple touch controls.
Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds
If you live in a noisy city or next to a heavy snorer, you might benefit from Bose’s Noise Masking Sleepbuds. They cover unwanted noises with soothing sounds to help you sleep, and they sit flush enough in your ears to comfortably leave in overnight. You get different sized eartips with wings to keep them from falling out.