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Top 10 Best Smart Home Products Under $100 – Updated June 2021

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So you want to get started in making your home, into a smart home. But you’ve started to take a look at some of the popular smart home products on the market and seen that they are fairly expensive. Don’t worry. You don’t need to start big to start the transition into a smart home. There are plenty of smart home products that you can buy for under $100.

And in this guide, we are going to show you the ten best smart home products that are under $100.

Top 10 Best Smart Home Products Under $100

You’ll find all sorts of smart home products under $100 in this list. From smart plugs, to smart lights, smart switches, and even smart video doorbells. So no matter where you want to start, you can still start pretty cheap.

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Product nameCostWhere to buy
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)$99Best Buy
Amazon Echo Show 5$89Amazon
C by GE Smart LED Bulbs + Smart Plug Bundle$39Amazon
LIFX Z$89Amazon
Philips Hue Go$79Amazon
Blink Mini$35Amazon
Wyze Cam$35Amazon
Remo+ RemoBell S WiFi Video Doorbell Camera$79Amazon
eufy Video Doorbell$99Amazon
Amazon Smart Plug$25Amazon

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

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You’re going to want to definitely start out with a smart display or a smart speaker. As these can act as a hub to control all of your smart home products. And the new Nest Hub is a really great option for a lot of people out there. The second-generation Nest Hub comes with some really cool features, including sleep tracking.

Google also added Motion Sense to the Nest Hub, which appears to work a lot better than it did on the Pixel 4 series when that launched in 2019.

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Otherwise, it still has a seven inch display, and a physical switch to turn off the microphone. Still no camera in this one, which is why it is so cheap. Google does offer the Nest Hub in a variety of colors too. Including Chalk, Charcoal, Mist and Sand. It’s currently available for pre-order.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) - Best Buy

Amazon Echo Show 5

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  • Price: $89
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Amazon Echo Show 5 can do everything that Alexa can do, now with a display. The Echo Show 5 is great to put in the kitchen or even in a bedroom on a nightstand in your room.

The display on the Echo Show 5 is a bit wider than the other Echo Show devices, which means it can show more content in-line versus the 8 or 10-inch models.

It’s great for controling your smart home, as well as playing music, watching Prime Video and much more.

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Amazon Echo Show 5 - Amazon

C by GE Smart LED Bulbs + Smart Plug Bundle

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  • Price: $39
  • Buy: Amazon
  • Works with: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri/Homekit, IFTTT

This is a great bundle to get started with actually. It’s pretty inexpensive, and also comes with a smart plug, which is always a nice added bonus.

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These bulbs from GE (it’s C by GE brand does the smart home products) are pretty basic. These are soft white bulbs, hence the much lower price here. They offer up the ability to use Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and even Apple’s Siri or Homekit for voice control.

Smart control here isn’t as robust as on Philips Hue lights, since you can’t change the color. It’s on or off, you can schedule them, and dim them. And that’s about it. That makes these great for ceiling lights in your home.

C by GE Smart LED Bulbs + Smart Plug Bundle - Amazon

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LIFX Z LED Strip Starter Kit

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  • Price: $89
  • Buy: Amazon
  • Works with: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri/Homekit, IFTTT

The LIFX Z LED Strip is a really great light to pick up and add to the back of your TV, underneath your cupboards in the kitchen, or really anywhere you need some accent lighting.

It’s really great to use on a TV, since it can bounce light off of the wall, and make it a bit more enjoyable to watch TV at night in the dark. And since there are different zones on the LIFX Z, you can use different colors, and have it match the team you’re watching play and so forth.

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It also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant as well as Siri and Homekit.

LIFX Z LED Strip Starter Kit - Amazon

Philips Hue Go

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  • Price: $79.97
  • Buy: Amazon
  • Works with: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri/Homekit, IFTTT

The Philips Hue Go is another really cool light that you can add to your setup. Many people refer to it as a “bowl of light” which is technically true. The Philips Hue Go is also portable, meaning that it does not need to stay plugged in. So you can put it anywhere. Bounce the light off of the wall and so forth. Which is another way to add some cool accent lighting to your home.

This is a multi-colored light, with up to 16 million colors available to use here.

Much like the other Philips Hue products, the Go works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri/Homekit. It is also a newer model, so it works with Bluetooth too. Meaning it is not required to have the bridge.

Philips Hue Go - Amazon

Blink Mini

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  • Price: $35
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Blink Mini is the cheapest camera on this list. And you’re probably wondering why this $35 home security camera is on this best of list, with many others that are over $100 – some of which are $200.

Well, the Blink Mini does the basics, and nothing more. It is a very small camera as you can tell by the name. Which offers two-way audio, and motion detection. It also only records in HD, and not 1080p or even 4K. Basically, you get what you pay for. And for most people, this is really all you need.

Blink Mini - Amazon

Wyze Cam

Best Home Security Cameras

  • Price: $35
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Wyze Cam is a 1080p indoor camera, that is pretty adjustable. So you can make it taller or shorter, and change where it is aimed. It’s a fairly small camera, so you can put it basically anywhere.

It does have two-way audio, so if it sees someone in your home, you can tell them to get out. Of course, with the app, you’ll still get the usual notifications when it sees movement. It also works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Which is actually pretty rare.

Wyze Cam - Amazon

Remo+ RemoBell S WiFi Video Doorbell Camera

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  • Price: $79
  • Where to buy: Amazon
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

The RemoBell S is a great video doorbell to pick up, and perhaps the cheapest on this list. It does require existing doorbell wiring, which is part of why it’s so much cheaper. As there is no battery inside to power it.

It can record your front yard and see what’s going on, giving you notifications and more. There is no subscription required, so it can record and keep everything for you. Without having to pay anything extra. Which is always nice.

Remo+ RemoBell S WiFi Video Doorbell Camera - Amazon

eufy Video Doorbell

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  • Price: $99
  • Where to buy: Amazon
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

The eufy Video Doorbell is a great option for those that use either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and aren’t super invested in one over the other. eufy is a division of Anker, so this isn’t just some no-name video doorbell. But a good, and cheap video doorbell.

For $100, you’re getting a wireless chime that you can plug in your home and have it act as a regular doorbell. It has a camera, so you’ll still get alerts on your phone when something happens outside of your home. And with two-way audio, you can speak to whoever is out there too.

eufy Video Doorbell - Amazon

Amazon Smart Plug

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  • Price: $25
  • Where to buy: Amazon
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, IFTTT

The Amazon Smart Plug is a really simple to use, and super easy to setup smart plug. In fact, you can set it up with your voice thanks to Alexa. It comes in pretty cheap at $25, and since it’s an Amazon product, it does get discounted quite often (at the time of writing this, it’s actually just $15!).

This smart plug can control all sorts of things like lights, fans, microwaves, coffee makers and more. However, because this is a smart plug, you can really only turn it off and on. There’s no other controls available.

Amazon Smart Plug - Amazon