Echo Spot

Soon we’ll be living in full-on smart homes (hopefully different than this one), and talking to just about every piece of furniture and device we own. The shower will get warmer when you ask it to, the window will close based on the schedule you set, your oven will automatically cook you dinner out of whatever ingredients you put into it. OK, maybe not to the last one. But you get the picture, smart products are taking over and that’s not a bad thing.

Many of these items, whether it be an automatic vacuum or thermostat, are there to make your life a little bit easier. After all, who looks forward to dirty floors or a freezing cold home when they get out of work? No one, that’s who.

Hopefully one day we’ll be able to say “Alexa, take out the garbage.” But until then, a reasonably-priced smart TV, video doorbell and nutrition-tracking blender should do the job. It’s time to take advantage of holiday deals, so below, find 12 products that you can’t pass up.