Every year, CES is chock full of smarthome tech. So much so that there’s even an entire dedicated space on the show floor to just smarthome companies. Here are the best new smarthome devices we saw at CES this year.
Voice Assistant Smart Switches
Many new products we saw on the show floor weren’t necessarily “new” or revolutionary, but rather many companies have come out with their own versions from young product categories, and that includes smart switches with built-in voice assistants.
The Ecobee Switch+ has been around for a little while now, but at CES this year we saw a few smarthome companies unveil their own versions, including Leviton’s Decora Voice with Alexa and TP-Link’s Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch with Voice Assistant. Although, with the latter, there’s no official word on which voice assistant it will come with.
Lenovo Smart Clock
The Smart Clock is essentially a much smaller version of the Home Hub, rocking a 4″ display instead of a 7″. It can show you the time (obviously), display upcoming calendar events, and it makes it easy to set alarms and timers. You can even slap it when the alarm goes off to either snooze or dismiss the alarm, just like the good ‘ole days.
The Lenovo Smart Clock will retail for $79 and be available at some point in the spring this year.