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Robots taking over the home: 2018 will see rise of smart tech throughout the home, according to PriceSpy

PriceSpy, the fully impartial price and product comparison service, is witnessing a huge spike in searches for smart home technology. According to Zion Market Research, the global smart home market is likely to be worth a staggering $53.45 billion by 2022.

Essential household items, that were never considered 'smart' before, are taking on a new lease of life. Fridges can order milk when running low, pizza can be ordered just by talking to a speaker and the humble doorbell can now show who’s at the front door – even if the home owner is in another country.

PriceSpy’s popularity data reveals that smart speakers, home hubs, Wi-Fi plugs and video doorbells are currently the most searched for items in the ‘smart home’ category.

Based on its price and product knowledge, here are PriceSpy’s top picks for each room of the home.

Room Product Stand-out feature
Kitchen Drop Kitchen Scales Bluetooth enabled. Compatible with iOS & Android
Smarter iKettle WiFi 2.0 Remote boil the iKettle from anywhere using the Smarter app
Tefal Actifry Smart XL AH9808 Bluetooth controlled cooking tailored to recipe selected on the app
LG GSX961NSAZ InstaView fridge Control the temperature from the app
Anova One Precision Cooker Set the time and temperature from the app
Bedroom Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Set the temperature from the app
Belkin WeMo Insight Switch Turn devices on/off from smart device by Wi-Fi
Google Home Mini Voice controlled
Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 Alarm clock designed to encourage gradual wake up with light
Elgato LED Avea Dynamic Mood Light Control light ambience from smart device
Utility room Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R Wirelessly mows the lawn without manual intervention
iRobot Roomba 616 Full suite of sensors and automatically charges up when finished
Hoover DWTL 49AI W3 Wizard App allows washes to be activated remotely
Candy GVS C10DCG (White) Control, monitor and manage the appliance via Candy Simply Fi app.
Front porch Ring Doorbell Built-in camera viewed through mobile app
Nest Cam Outdoor NC2100 Notifications sent to phone upon suspicious behaviour
August Smartlock Key-less entry to the home
Living room Philips Hue White and Colour Ambience Starter Kit Control lights remotely via the portal, from anywhere in the world
Nest Protect Sends notifications if the alarm goes off and tells what room is affected
LG OLED55B7V OLED screen and built in entertainment controlled from smart device
Hama Digital Photo Frame Premium Displays digital images and videos with background music

Information correct as of 19th April 2018. Price history graphs accessible on the PriceSpy website: www.pricespy.co.uk

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Jo Cresswell or Harriet King
020 3637 7310 / jo@milkandhoneypr.com / harriet@milkandhoneypr.com

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PriceSpy has 5,520,000 indexed prices, 829,000 products, 6,910,000 product properties, along with hundreds of thousands of product and shop ratings. Providing a fully impartial comparison service for consumers and a deep depository of price data for retailers.

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