Best 10 Smart Home Devices Under $200 You can Buy From Amazon Right Now

Each time we get to talk about home automation people start to think about the high costs of each device and even higher costs of installation. The truth is that nowadays you can benefit from great technology at a price that’s affordable to everyone.

To prove this I selected some of the most popular smart home devices around that offer top-notch technologies, great support, premium design and all on a budget.

Here are the smart home technology leaders under $200.

1
Schlage Connectâ„¢ Smart Lock

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Schlage is a high authority in the smart locks industry featuring one of the most impressive collections of locks and security systems in America since 1920.

The Schlage Connect is one such smart device with incorporates a professional design and a durable surface which makes you feel safe and secure at all times.

The lock is available in 4 different color variations (satin nickel, matte black, aged bronze or bright chrome). All of them look sensational and manage to create a bond between vintage design combined with future tech.

In terms of installation, Connect is quite user friendly offering a step by step guide and all the required hardware is included in the box.

    Pros

  • Easy to install and configure
  • Multiple colors design
  • Nice design and finishes
  • Certified ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 (highest possible security rating)

    Cons

  • Only compatible with Z-Wave homes
Starts at - $175

2
Sonos One - Smart WiFi Speaker

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With smart speakers such as Google Home, Apple HomePod and Echo people really forget that the companies behind are not actually specialized in audio equipment.

Therefore, we present to you Sonos One, a real smart speaker which was crafted by audio wizards that really know how to bring magical sounds from such small, yet powerful speakers.

Sonos One is an aesthetically pleasing device which blends with ease in every home out there providing unique sound and adding a plus of elegance.

We like it because it's wireless and works with Alexa from Amazon. On top of that, the speaker can be connected to others to build a truly powerful surround environment.

    Pros

  • Powerful sound
  • Compatible with Alexa
  • Great unibody design

    Cons

  • No hi-res audio
Starts at - $199

3
Kuna Toucan HD Outdoor Camera

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Kuna Toucan is more than a security camera because it includes both a motion sensor and an alarm system. We like it because it's extremely easy to install. All you have to do is to screw-in the lightbulb included in the package and then connect the USB dongle to the bulb.

This way you'll manage to power the outdoor camera and also get remote control over the light switch via the Kuna application.

Kuna will also allow you to review recent motions in your backyard and even offer 2 hours of free footage recording.

    Pros

  • Includes motion sensors and alarm
  • Easy to install and configure
  • Live feed on mobile app
  • Motion recordings
  • USB Powered

    Cons

  • Relies on light rather than infrared LED
Starts at - $149.99

4
Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat

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This is a budget alternative to Nest Thermostat or the more advanced solution from Ecobee called Ecobee4. Still, Ecobee3 Lite has the same design and available at way better price than competition.

The thermostat has a 3.5-inch digital display which incorporates a touchscreen interface. It can be controlled via your smartphone or tablet and works in sync with Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Samsung's SmartThings.

    Pros

  • Works with Alexa, Apple Homekit or Samsung SmartThings

    Cons

  • Doesn't rely on activity-tracking sensors
Starts at - $169

5
Amazon Echo 2nd Generation

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The second generation of Amazon Echo introduces a new line of designs and improved Alexa functionality. On top of that, the new Echo is way cheaper than the original product.

Still, Amazon Echo 2 will allow you to take charge of all smart devices in your home using Alexa and all through voice commands.

    Pros

  • Great with Alexa
  • Beautiful design
  • New Alexa features included

    Cons

  • Not very different from the original product
  • The sound is not amazing
Starts at - $119

6
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

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Rachio is a smart sprinkler that will help you harness the beautiful garden you always wanted while saving you money and time.

This small and powerful devices will take charge of watering your yard and / or garden from a mobile app or using a smart schedule. Rachio will know when is raining so it won't start the sprinklers and will know what amount of water is needed for your garden's requirements.

On top of these, Rachio supports over 100 different voice commands and helps you create different watering zones.

    Pros

  • Voice commands (works with Alexa)
  • Reduce water bill and save time
  • Customize multiple watering zones (8 - 16 Zones)

    Cons

  • Can't run multiple zones at once
Starts at - $197.94

7
Philips Hue White

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Philips has rapidly become one of the favorite global brand in terms of smart lighting and that's all for good reasons.

Their product Hue has brought interactive lighting solutions to every smart home and made our days more colorful and beautiful.

Hue White and Color Ambiance is an affordable lighting solution which can automate your home lighting and help you make the most out of entertainment experiences.

 

    Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Integrates with other smart devices
  • Dimmable

    Cons

  • Overpriced
  • Requires a hub
Starts at - $173

8
Logitech Harmony Companion Controller

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This unique universal remote controller manages to stand out in the crowd by offering a battery life of over a year, a light beautiful and ergonomic design that makes it easy for everyone to use it.

On top of offering a great remote controller, the Harmony package includes a mobile app and a hub. The hub is powerful enough to work from far distances and even through multiple reinforced walls.

The remote communicates to the hub via radio frequency (unlike standard remote controllers) to ensure a more powerful signal which works without requiring a line of sight.

    Pros

  • Uses radio frequency
  • Comes with iPhone and Android app
  • Beautiful light / ergonomic design

    Cons

  • The remote isn't backlit
Starts at - $125

9
Nest Protect - Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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Nest managed to amaze all of us when they introduced the Learning Thermostat, a great asset for every smart home owner who loves the nature and wants to save some money.

Now they kick it up a notch in the home safety measures introducing the Nest Protect, our favorite solution when it comes to smoke detectors and CO leaks.

 

    Pros

  • Passed all tests
  • Great design
  • Easy to install and configure
  • Can be managed from mobile or tablet
  • Life expectancy of over 10 years

    Cons

  • More expensive than competition
Starts at - $143

10
Amazon Echo Spot

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Echo Spot is a fine addition to the Amazon Echo family introducing a small LED display of 2.5" and Alexa features we can't find on any other smart home assistant.

For starters, the Echo Spot works on a 802.11 WiFi connection, an advanced audio distribution profile and a tilting stand which allows you to watch videos or live footage from around your home.

Spot can also play videos from Amazon Video and stream Wi-Fi music via Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora etc.

The device also enables owners to initiate free audio and video calls via the interface.

    Pros

  • Great design
  • Support for tilting stand
  • Video and audio calls
  • Stream video and audio

    Cons

  • Doesn't offer great audio
Starts at - $129