11 Cool Gadgets You Should Check Out To Turn Your Home Into A Smart One

For your modern home.

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Note: Prices are accurate at time of writing. 

1. Google Nest Mini – RM124 - RM160

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Looking for a speaker, a smart virtual assistant, an alarm, and more, all in one device? Check out the sleek Google Nest Mini, designed to help you achieve a productive day. 

It basically gives you a quick ticket to turning your home into a smart one. You can ask the device questions, or even give it orders to switch off your lights, play music, and more. 

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada

2. Smart light bulb – RM30 onwards

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For y'all who are lazy to get out of bed to switch off your room lights (hehe), why not opt for smart light bulbs?  

Smart light bulbs can be connected, and then controlled via smartphone, voice assistant, or remote control. What's also cool is that most of these light bulbs come with different features, such as changing the colour hues, controlling the brightness, and setting timers. 

There are many brands available, but if you're looking for trusted brands, Xiaomi, Philips, TP Link, Homedoki, are also known for their smart light bulbs.

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada

3. BuzzTech WiFi Wireless Doorbell Camera – RM126.60

Trying to avoid face-to-face confrontation at your front door? This video doorbell does the job. It's WiFi-operated and comes with a camera, so you can monitor your front entrance as well as communicate with strangers via smartphone. And for your safety, the video doorbell also has a motion sensor, which immediately notifies you if it detects any movement. 

What's also cool about this smart doorbell is that you can operate it using an AC power supply or batteries. 

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada

4. 13-litre motion sensor dustbin – RM29.69

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Not only does this motion sensor dustbin add a luxurious and futuristic feel to your space, it's practical too. You get to keep all the germs and yucky stuff off your hands. 

Plus, it's definitely more convenient than a foot-operated dustbin. The only downside to the dustbin is that it's about 33cm tall, which is rather small and not ideal to be placed in the kitchen. Many reviews shared that a better place for the dustbin is in the bedroom. 

According to the product description, the dustbin requires two AA batteries, which can last up to six months. 

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

5. Smartlife Tuya Smart Curtain – RM210 - RM410

Most smart curtain motors cost more than RM500, making the Smartlife Tuya one of the more affordable options out there. 

Each Smartlife Tuya costs RM210, and works for one side of a curtain. In other words, if you have two curtains, you'll need two Smartlife Tuya. 

The rechargeable smart curtain motor is easy to install, and can be operated from your smartphone, a remote control, or even a smart assistant. 

You can get it on Shopee.

6. Rechargeable sensor night light – RM6.99 - RM10.75

This motion sensor light received rave reviews and makes a great addition to any walls, furniture, or corners in your house. Whether you place the light on your staircase walls, by your bed, kitchen counter, or in your wardrobe, it automatically switches on each time it detects any movement. 

The device also has warm and white light settings to suit your preference. Plus, it's rechargeable too, so you don't need to spend on batteries. 

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

7. Motion sensor soap dispenser – RM39.90 - RM42.90

Having this sleek smart soap dispenser will bring your toilet to a whole new level, impressing not just yourself, but also visitors (of course, not during this period). In fact, its design allows it to easily fit in any corner of your sink counter. 

It's rechargeable, and a full charge can last up to 40 days. Other than dispensing soap, several users also shared that it makes quite a good device to dispense sanitising liquid.  

You can get it on Shopee.

8. Toothpaste dispenser – RM5.90 - RM12.60

With this toothpaste dispenser, you no longer have to susah payah squeeze out the remaining paste out of the tube anymore, hurrah! 

It's easy to install too. Just stick the dispenser onto the wall, and then screw your toothpaste in from the top. To get your toothpaste, just use your toothbrush and gently push the pump. So convenient! 

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

9. Bidet toilet seat attachment – RM97

This easy-to-install bidet is affordable and works well, especially if you wanna avoid making a mess in the toilet. 

The best part about this bidet is that in spite of its remote-like functions, the tool does not require electricity at all. There's even a knob you can use to control the water pressure. 

You can get it on Shopee.

10. Xiaomi Mijia YEELOCK Smart Drawer Cabinet Lock – RM71.90 - RM109.90

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If you're all about privacy, or you want to keep your kids away from dangerous objects, check out this Xiaomi Mijia smart cabinet lock. 

What's great about this drawer lock is that your smartphone acts as a key to unlock it, saving you from the hassle of having too many keys. Convenient, right?

The drawer lock only requires two AAA batteries, and supposedly uses very minimal battery power. Each time you use the app to unlock your drawer, it also displays the battery level. And to ensure you don't lose your important belongings and documents when the battery power runs low, you can set it on auto-unlock. 

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

11. TP-Link Tapo P100 / P110 Smart Plug – RM49 - RM59

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A smart plug has the ability to turn on and off any of your appliances that are connected to a wall socket. This can be done by controlling the plug via smartphone, Google Home Mini, Google Nest, or even an Alexa. Pretty cool, right? 

In addition to that, you can also schedule any appliances' operation, allowing you to save more electricity in the long run. Don't want to leave your phone charging overnight? Schedule the smart plug to switch off after a few hours. Looking forward to a fresh, hot cup of coffee once you wake up in the morning? Schedule a fixed time to switch on your coffee maker. 

You can get it on Shopee or Lazada.

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