15 Smart-Home Gift Ideas (2018): Ecobee, Dyson, Wemo, and More

Yes, we know the Nest is beautiful. But for our money, we prefer the Ecobee4, which uses remote sensors to keep the far reaches of your house just as warm as the center. You can use either the console or the app to set “home,” “away,” and vacation schedules, or high temperature alerts if you have pets. If you need an extra smart home assistant in the middle of your hallway, it also has built-in Alexa and is compatible with Google Home, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.