Must-Have Devices

We are passionate about modern technologies and are always trying new, innovative products. Among all the devices that we tried, we listed our top favorites and highly-recommended devices below.

Home Devices

 1. Robot Vacuum and Mop

We chose the iHome Robot Vacuum and Mop because it could vacuum and mop (not at the same time), and it was more affordable than Roomba. If you want to save time cleaning, then this item is a must-have!

Devices that every home should have

Robot Vacuum and Mop iHome: AutoVac Eclipse G 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop with Homemap Navigation

 2. Ring Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell 3 is a great device to replace the traditional doorbell with and doesn't need to be hardwired. It allows us to see, hear and speak to anyone from our smartphone and also allows us to receive mobile notifications when anyone presses our doorbell or triggers its motion sensors. We recommend Ring Video Doorbell 3 instead of Ring Video Doorbell 2020 release because the removable battery pack makes it easier to charge. Not only do we enjoy its features but also feel safer with this smart doorbell installed.

Devices that every home should have

Ring Doorbell Ring: Ring Video Doorbell 3 – enhanced wifi, improved motion detection, easy installation
Ring Chime Ring: Ring Chime Pro
Ring Faceplate Ring: Ring Video Doorbell 3, Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, and Video Doorbell 4 Faceplate

 3. Smart Speaker

We've been using both Apple's and Google's smart speakers to play music and receive virtual voice assistants for simple tasks. They both work and sound great! We recommend that you buy what you are familiar with. If you are an iPhone user, you should get the Apple HomePod mini. On the other hand, if you are an Android phone user, Google Nest Audio might be a better choice.

Devices that every home should have

Apple HomePod mini Apple: HomePod mini

Devices that every home should have

Google Nest Audio Google: Nest Audio

 4. Smart Plug

We use smart plugs to schedule our lights to turn on and off automatically at specific times. We can also control them from anywhere (even away from home) using our smartphone.

Devices that every home should have

Smart Plug Kasa Smart: Smart Plug HS103P2, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet

 5. Rechargeable Batteries

We use AA & AAA rechargeable batteries for our wireless mouse & keyboard, battery-operated lights and more. We are not only saving money but also protecting the environment.

Devices that every home should have

Rechargeable Batteries EBL: Charger with Batteries - 8Bay Battery Charger and AA & AAA Rechargeable Batteries - Durable & Long Lasting Batteries

 6. Streaming Device

We use Google Chromecast to stream shows and music from our smartphone to our non-smart TV. If you have a non-smart TV, this device is very useful because you can stream directly from your smartphone (no remote control needed).

Devices that every home should have

Streaming Device Google: Chromecast - Streaming Device with HDMI Cable - Stream Shows, Music, Photos, and Sports from Your Phone to Your TV

 7. Digital TV Antenna

We use a TV antenna to watch HD channels like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and more for free. If you don't want to pay for an expensive cable bill, you can use a TV antenna instead. We recommend a long range TV antenna because you can receive signals even if you live far from the broadcast towers or even with bad weather or a lot of interference.

Devices that every home should have

TV Antenna Gasobyte: Amplified HD Digital TV Antenna, Long 250 Miles Range

 8. WiFi Extender

We purchased a WiFi Extender because a part of our home didn't have strong WiFi coverage. This effectively fixed the problem. If you have the same problem or have WiFi dead zones in your home, you should give this a try.

Devices that every home should have

WiFi Extender TP-Link: AC1200 WiFi Extender (RE300), Covers Up to 1500 Sq.ft and 25 Devices, Up to 1200Mbps

Other Devices & Accessories

 1. Apple AirTag

We use Apple AirTag to keep track of our wallets, cars, keys and bags so that we can find them in case we lose them. If you have an iPhone, this is a great device to have. It uses a standard battery that lasts more than a year and also can be easily replaced.

Devices that every home should have

Apple AirTag Apple: AirTag
Apple AirTag 4 Pack Apple: AirTag 4 Pack
AirTag Case Belkin: AirTag Case with Key Ring

 2. Loncaster's Car Phone Holder

We have tried multiple types of car phone holders before, and this one works the best for us. The design is great and it holds our phone securely while we are driving. In addition, it is compatible with most kinds of cell phones and doesn't scratch the phones or cars.

Devices that every home should have

Car Phone Holder Loncaster: Car Phone Holder