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Google Home has launched quite a while ago and after that we have seen the Amazon Echo as well, getting launched. But, even after months, many people are mostly confused about what smart devices they should buy and pair them with Google Home, so today we will be sharing a sort of list that includes some of the best smart devices, that you can pair up with Google Home.

1. Xorb WiFi Smart LED Bulb

Smart bulbs from leading brands aren’t that cheap. So, to start off, you can grab the Xorb WiFi Smart LED Bulb, which is rated at 7Watt and has various control modes. It can be controlled using its companion app and can also be controlled using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, making it a great pick for those who are just willing to convert their home into Smart Home. It is priced very reasonably at Rs. 1499 only, making is super affordable.

2. Philips Hue

Philips Hue Mini is one of the best smart devices, as it costs very less, doesn’t need any special installation at all, and you can control it using the app or using voice as well through Google Home. The Philips Hue Mini package contains a 10 Watt Hue RGB Bulb that you can fit into any regular socket and via Wi-Fi, it can be connected to Google Home as well, apart from the ability to control it via the app. Another mention that we must make here is about Philips Hue Go, which is a portable lamp, fully customizable with 16M colors. For the Ultimate Setup Warriors, there is the Philips Hue Lightstrip, which you can wrap around a table or just put it on a wall for stunning visual effects. However, the Philips Hue Lightstrip doesn’t come with the Philips Hue Bridge, so in order to control it remotely or via voice, a separate Hue Bridge has to be purchased.

Also Read: What Google Home Can Do in India?

3. TP-Link HS200 Smart WiFi Light Switch

Smart Switches are great for those who want home automation at a nominal price, without paying for new smart devices. Using the TP-Link HS200 Smart WiFi LightSwitch you can connect electrical appliance and control it using the TP-Link Kasa app. It also supports Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Microsoft Cortana, so that you can control it using any of these smart assistants.

4. Sonoff Smart Wifi Wireless Switch

It is probably the cheapest smart switch available right now at around Rs. 650 only on Amazon. The best part is that apart from acting as a Smart Switch that can be controlled using companion app, it also supports Google Assistant and Alexa, making it a truly great smart switch for those who want something good at a very tight budget.

5. TP-Link HS100 WiFi Smart Plug

It may sound similar to TP-Link HS200 Smart WiFi Light Switch, but it’s a smart plug that you can install anywhere in the room and connect appliances to it. This is great particularly for people who do multitasking and forgets to turn off appliances as with the smart plug you can connect any devices to it and can control it remotely using the companion app or using your voice, via Google Assistant, Cortana and Amazon Alexa.

6. D-Link DS-W215 Smart Plug

The D-Link DSP-W215 needs no special installations and you can just plug it into any regular power outlet, connect it to Wi-Fi and control devices connected to the socket. Using the MyD-Link app, the devices connected to it can be controlled and there are also features like multiple on/off schedules and the convenience of power usage monitoring through the app. Also, it supports voice commands and, of course, control them using voice commands via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

7. Oakter Basic Smart Home Kit

Oakter basic Smart Home Kit is for those who want to connect both small and large electrical appliances and control them remotely. The kit contains a 6A and a 16A smart plug, using which both small and large appliances can be connected and controlled remotely, using companion app or using voice commands.

8. Smarteefi 3 in 1 Smart Plug

This one is great for those who don’t want to get into the hassle of electrical installations, and just want a plug and play solution. It looks just like a regular power strip with three plug points, but it can be connected to Wi-Fi and power output to all the power sockets can be controlled individually using the Android app or even via the web portal. It also supports Google Home and Amazon Alexa voice-based control.

9. IOT Smart Plug

This one is also a very simple smart plug that you need to insert in any regular socket and make it work like a smart plug. Apart from all the regular connectivity and control modes, it also has got a timer function and it can be programmed to turn on or off following predefined schedules as well.

10. Google Chromecast 2 & Chromecast Audio

Google Chromecast 2 is a must-buy device as you can enjoy all your favorite shows and movies on TV, just by plugging it in. From a compatible smartphone or Google Home device, you can just stream any kind of content to your TV. On the other hand, Chromecast Audio is great for streaming music to literally any speaker that has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

11. Nest 1080P HD Camera (Indoor)

The Nest 1080p HD Camera is a good option for those who are looking for a good indoor camera for monitoring and remote access. It can be controlled using a smartphone via the companion app. This security camera from Nest comes with 130-Degree Field of View and Night Vision. It is also Google Home compatible so you can control it easily using voice commands.

12. Enerlyf Home Automation Electricity Saver

This is a tiny gadget that lets you enjoy comfortable sleep while saving energy. It basically combines three parameters, i.e. Human Sleep Patterns, User Preferences & Room Temperature. And so, by taking these three factors into account, it syncs the fan with AC, to maintain a comfortable room temperature, while saving power.

So, these were our pick for the best smart home devices one must look for while planning for home automation. What kind of devices are you looking for or what are the doubts are you having regarding home automation? Let us know in the comments section below.

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