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Holiday Smart Home Tech 2021: 5 Steps for a Stress-Free Season

The holidays are just a few weeks away. If you’re looking for some smart home tech for that special person on your list, or maybe you need some help during this busy time of the year, here are five fresh ideas and product picks for the season.

Spruce up your living room entertainment and decor

Samsung The Frame: The Frame TV from Samsung is much more than a TV, it’s a piece of art for your home. The elegant, modern design blends flawlessly with your home décor and when you’re not enjoying your favourite shows on the TV, Art Mode allows you to personalize what the screen displays by framing your most treasured moments or artwork from world-famous galleries. And with The Frame’s customizable bezel options (sold separately), you can choose the colour that best suits your space and style.

Samsung HW-S61A Soundbar: The Smart Soundbar is designed to fill your space with sound from anywhere in the room – the perfect addition to The Frame. You can also use the built-in voice assistant to play your favourite music and more.

Deck your home with hi-tech lighting and automate routines

Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip: The Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip is a brand new product that offers a powerful blend of colourful light for any room in your home. Add it around your fireplace or behind a TV to get a great blend of multiple colours of light at the same time in a single LED strip. You can choose your favourite colour selections for the holidays via the Philips Hue App.

Philips Hue Bridge: Add a Philips Hue Bridge (sold separately) to unlock even more Philips Hue features, including adding up to 50 smart lights to control throughout your home or create holiday vacations routines.

Stay smart about holiday cleaning for the whole family

LG CordZero: The LG CordZero offers up to 80 minutes of continuous power (thanks to 2 batteries, which are included). With LG’s newest Smart Inverter Motor, this cordless vacuum features powerful suction for all floor types. There is a single-touch control, the ability to convert to a handheld vacuum, and a telescopic wand for adjustable length (good to get the kids in on the cleaning fun).

Unwrap a new way to unlock your home

Schlage Encode Smart Lock: If you have family visiting this holiday season, the Schlage Encode Smart Lock lets you program up to 100 unique codes, including codes for recurring, temporary, or permanent access. It is great for the whole family, including vacation property owners, contractors, and healthcare providers. In fact, the Schlage Encode allows property owners to control their lock from anywhere in the world, as well as monitor access with customizable notifications or via the Schlage Home App activity log.

Get fresh ideas at the Best Buy Canada Holiday Gift Guide

Google Nest HubCheck out Best Buy Canada’s Holiday Gift Guide for holiday tech essentials and some of my top gifts to stay connected, healthy, and entertained this season and beyond. As one example, the Google Nest Hub can make life easy for the whole family. Stay organized with its thousands of features, make holiday sweets with step-by-step recipes, or watch your favourite holiday films on the 7″ display.

We will be doing more holiday tech, including top tech picks for kids and apps to make life a little bit easier this season. Follow me on social @ambermac everywhere for our holiday 2021 schedule or sign up for my free weekly newsletter.