Registry Gifts To Raise Your Home’s IQ

Some people like to do things the old fashioned way: getting out of their chair to change the channel; adjusting the thermostat by hand; locking the door by throwing a deadbolt.

Not you and your bride.

You want to live in the future, and the future is connected. You want to be able to do everything from your phone–or, better yet, have your home automatically take care of itself. With these great registry gifts for the smart home, you’ll be one step closer to realizing your dream.

Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit

If you liked the idea of the Hue Go but don’t want an extra appliance, this has most of the same functionality in a much smaller package, and can be controlled through an app on your phone.

Smart Herb Garden

Gardening is relaxing, spiritually fulfilling work that reconnects you to the earth and the cycle of life. But really, who has time for all that? With the Smart Herb Garden, you plug it in, fill the tank, and go browse Instagram while your garden grows fresh herbs, fruits and flowers.

HomeKit Bluetooth Deadbolt Retrofit Smart Lock

Who needs keys anymore? Just one more thing cluttering up your pocket. Make your phone your key with the HomeKit Smart Lock. You’ll be able to take a selfie and unlock your door at the same time.

WiFi Smart 4-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier

Dynamically detecting and adjusting to what’s in the air around it, this air purifier keeps your air clean when it needs it, and won’t make a racket when it doesn’t.

Google Home

What good is a smart home if you can’t talk to it? Google Home is the automated assistant that can be activated with you voice. It will listen to you and do whatever you ask: look up information, play music, change the lighting or schedule a call. All you have to do is speak: Star Trek computer style, it will hear and understand.

Cam Security Camera

Smart appliances aren’t just for automatically making you coffee . Calm your paranoia with this security camera, that easily streams live video of your home to your phone or computer.

Learning Thermostat

So often it feels like our household appliances are out to get us: they don’t do what they’re supposed to, and they’re always breaking down. It’s nice when you find one that actually listens–really listens–to you. For instance, this thermostat, which learns what you like and gives it to you.

Hue Go

This fully smart-phone controllable light creates any ambience you like in your home, with a library of different colors and moods, all with a 300 lumen light output.

16-zone Smart Sprinkler Controller

Knowing when to water your lawn, and how much water to use, is an art that requires long experience and a keen appreciation of all the factors of weather and growth. Or this smart sprinkler controller. That will work, too.

Video Doorbell

Never fall victim to the dreaded ding dong ditch again with this video doorbell, which sends a live stream to your phone when the doorbell is rung (and you can send one back, too.)

Mini WiFi Smart Plug

The coup de grace of the smart home, the smart plug can make any appliance into a smart appliance by setting up various automation factors through the app on your phone.