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15 Memorial Day Sales on Smart Home Tech (2021): Robot Vacs, Roku, and More

May 28, 2021 - Posted in News Posted by:

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Are you trying to outfit your house in cameras and lights that you can control with your voice? Or do you just want to make vacuuming, cooking, and streaming content a little easier? Either way, there’s a bunch of Memorial Day sales this weekend on products that can make your home a little smarter.

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Security Cam and Smart Plug Deals

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See our guides to the best security cameras and best smart plugs for more information and picks.

  • Arlo Q Security Camera for $65 ($15 off): When we first tried this camera, it ranged in price from $130 to $200. It’s since dropped to about $80 normally, because Arlo has released newer cameras, but we still like the Q. It’s compact and easy to use, and Arlo has a good reputation behind it.
  • TP-Link Kasa Spot Camera for $30 ($5 off): I really liked the Kasa cameras I tested, and they’re quite affordable. However, they don’t currently offer two-factor authentication. That’s probably OK if you’re not planning on putting these anywhere that they might capture sensitive footage and are more interested in short-term use like watching pets when you aren’t home.
  • Monoprice Stitch Smart Power Strip for $20 ($5 off): Smart power strips are really useful to control a bunch of things at once (or individually). This Monoprice one is affordable, too, and easy to figure out in the app. It has four outlets plus two USB ports, but the latter two are not controlled with the smart features.

Smart Speaker and Display Deals

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