There are some serious bargains on smart home gear this time of year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have always been great times to get a deal on smart lighting, smart locks, robot vacuums, security cameras, and smart speakers.
With the new smart home standard Matter on the horizon, it's worth being careful in your bargain shopping if you want to take advantage of the new Interoperability Protocol. If you want all your devices to work with all the different smart home platforms out of the box, that's what you'll need. Deals on gadgets that will work with Matter or gadgets that work with all the major platforms have been highlighted.
Camera and robot vacuums are not on the Matter bandwagon. If you need them, now is the best time to buy them, as there are great deals to be had.
It will be easier for your gadgets to work with each other and any platform you want to control them with with Matter, a new smart home standard.
There are two things Matter devices will need: a controller and a Thread border routers. Black Friday is a great time to pick up one of the many gadgets that come with this feature.
The second-gen Apple TV 4K is on sale at both Amazon and Costco for less than the price of a membership. One of the first devices to function as a Matter controller and a Thread border routers will cost you less than $100. It is an Apple Home hub and a great streaming device.
The fourth-gen Echo Dot is still on sale for $49.99 at Amazon, down from its previous price of $99.99. You can get a free smart bulb with the purchase of a speaker on Black Friday. The fourth-gen echo will include a thread border and a Matter controller. We recommend you to read our review. Target, Walmart, and Best Buy are selling the Nest Audio for $49.99, which is $50 off the regular price. The Nest Mini is also discounted at Target and Walmart. The second-gen Nest Hub is on sale for $50 from a number of retailers. It is on sale for $163.99 from Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Matter controllers and thread border routers will be used. You can read the reviews of the Nest Hub.
The second-gen Nest Hub has a seven-inch screen that can be adjusted to the lighting in your room. The latest version allows you to track your sleep patterns with its radar chip.$50 at Best Buy$50 at Walmart$50 at Target
The smallest smart display will be a Matter controller. It is currently on sale at Amazon for $49.99 with a mini camera. You can use a voice command to stream live footage from the small security camera on the small smart display. We recommend you to read our review. There are still some great deals on the Eero Pro 6E mesh wi-fi routers, starting at $1799.99 for one, and going up to $4199.99 for a three-pack, which typically retails at $299 and $699. The Eeros are Thread border routers and will be updated to Matter early next year. We recommend you to read our review.
The self-emptying budget bot the Roomba i3 Plus is $200 cheaper at $349 and the top-of-the-line Roomba j7 Plus is $250 cheaper at $599.99. These are the best robot vacuum guides. The new Roomba combo j7 Plus with the built-in automatic mop gets a price cut. We reviewed the j7 and i3
The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is seeing a price drop. The S7 MaxV vacuum has a docking station that can wash and dry its mop, refill it, and empties it for a completely hands-free robot vacuuming experience. We recommend you to read our review.
The S7 is our top pick for a robot vacuum that can also mop, and it is on sale at a 37 percent discount. It is a good price for a reliable robot. It does an excellent job of mopping and vacuuming. We recommend you to read our review. If you don't like having to pick up stuff before you run your robot, the S7 MaxV is worth a look, as it's smart enough to avoid socks, cables, and shoes. The models can be purchased with an empty dock.
Yeedi has a good self-emptying robot vacuum on sale for $349.98 at Amazon. The Yeedi vac station has a long battery life and is capable of mopping. The Yeedi vac is on sale at Amazon for $1799.99 with a coupon, down from $299.99.
The low-priced, good-quality Wiz color-changing smart wi-fi light bulbs are on sale for $10, down from $12, at Amazon. The larger BR30 bulbs are on sale for $10.19 at Amazon. The four-pack of HomeKit compatible Smart wi-fi plug Slim is on sale at Amazon for $39.99 instead of $49.99, which is $7 off. It is not clear if Matter will apply to existing products.
The August wi-fi smart lock is on sale at a reduced price at Amazon. It's a good price for a lock that is easy to fit over your deadbolt, making it a good option for renters. It works with a lot of different things. Best Buy is selling it for $199.99 instead of $2699.99. You don't need a key or a phone to use this. We recommend you to read our review. The Yale Assure Lock is on sale for $259.44 instead of $299 at Amazon. The Yale Assure Lock 2 is our pick for the best smart door lock and it will work with Matter thanks to an upcoming module that will be compatible with the lock. That will cost you more money.
There is a discount on the Level Touch smart lock. This smart-lock that doesn't look like a smart-lock works with Apple Home and Amazon's Ring and can be opened with your finger. It will be upgraded to support Matter-over-Thread.$249 at Best Buy$249 at Level$249 at Amazon
The unique retrofit SwitchBot Door Lock, which works with a wide variety of door locks thanks to its tiny robot hand that turns the lock for you, is on sale at Amazon for about $127.49 (about $43 off) with the hub and fingerprints. We recommend you to read our review. Not a smart lock per se, but still a smart way to get into your house, the myQ Smart Garage Control device drops to $16. Matter doesn't include garage door controllers yet.
The Ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced is $30 cheaper than the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium at Amazon and Best Buy. The premium features a built-in voice assistant and a sleeker Zinc body, with both of them compatible with Apple Home, SmartThings, and other smart home devices. It also comes with one of Ecobee's smart sensors for monitoring temperature and motion in another room of your house, and you can currently purchase more sensors from Ecobee for a discounted price. We recommend you to read our review. Right now, the good value Nest Smart Thermostat is on sale for $90 off at Best Buy, Amazon, and the Google Store. The only smart thermostat that works with Matter is this one. We recommend you to read our review. The very good Amazon Smart Thermostat can be used to determine if you are home, away, or sleeping and adjusts your climate automatically. We recommend you to read our review.
Ecobee's security camera, the Ecobee Smart Camera, is down to $69.99 from $99.99 at Amazon and Home Depot, and direct from Ecobee. The HomeKit compatible camera has a wide, 180 degree field of view.
One of our picks for best video doorbells, the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell wired, is almost half off right now at Best Buy and Amazon, as well as from the company's website. Wyze's small but mighty floodlight camera is the lowest price it has ever been for Black Friday. We recommend you to read our review.
The best battery-powered floodlight camera, the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera, is on sale for $150 at Amazon, down from $2499.99. We recommend you to read our review. The Ring Stick Up camera is on sale at Best Buy, Target, and Amazon for less than $100.