Get plugged into the IoT on a budget for the home [Deals]

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These deals prove you don't need to be rich to get in on the Internet of Things.
These deals prove you don't need to be rich to get in on the Internet of Things.
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If you’ve read about technology in the last five years, you’ve heard about the internet of things. It represents a merging of the physical and digital worlds, where devices of all kinds are network-enhanced.

That futuristic world is already here, and we rounded up some of our best deals on IoT-ready gear so you can embrace it fully. You’ll find great buys on an Alexa-enabled smart clock, an app-connected outlet, a mini vacuum droid and more.

Enhance your morning routine with an alarm clock equipped full Alexa functionality.
Enhance your morning routine with an alarm clock equipped with full Alexa functionality.
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Vobot: The World’s First Smart Clock With Amazon Alexa – 23% off

This Alexa-enabled alarm clock enhances any morning routine. Just set it up with the companion app, and it will respond to touch, voice and motion controls to play music, check the news, get a weather forecast, and more throughout your day. There are also settings for white noise, hypnotic music and natural sounds to help you sleep. And, of course, it’s also a clock.

Buy now: Pickup a Vobot smart clock for $44.99, that’s a 23 percent discount.

Wrangle your electricity costs with this outlet that allows remote monitoring and control of usage.
Wrangle your electricity costs with this outlet that allows remote monitoring and control of usage.
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Revogi Smart Meter Bluetooth outlet – 42% off

Once connected to the Revogi app, this Smart Meter offers wireless control of all connected home electronics and appliances. You can set up on or off schedules for your devices, so that energy isn’t wasted uselessly. It also helps optimize usage, with full breakdowns of where and when the most energy is spent, offering a full view of your power consumption.

Buy now: Get a Revogi ‘Smart Meter’ Bluetooth Outlet for $19.99. That’s a 42 percent discount.

This super slim robovac will bust the dust without breaking the bank.
This super-slim robovac will bust the dust without breaking the bank.
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Ecovacs Deebot Slim2 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – 29% off

We all want our own personal droid to clean up after us. Unfortunately that’s usually just as expensive as it sounds, but this little robovac is also affordable. Designed especially for hardwood floors, it runs for 110 minutes per charge. It sweeps, vacuums, mops and dodges stairs and other obstacles while keeping to whatever cleaning schedule you set for it.

Buy now: Get an Ecovacs Deebot Slim2 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $140. That’s 29 percent off the usual price.

Bring millions of colors and infinite moods to any space with this waterproof LED light strip.
Bring millions of colors and infinite moods to any space with this waterproof LED light strip.
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Ilumi LED Smartstrip Starter Kit – 22% off

This feature-rich LED light strip brings a world of color to any space. It’s even outdoor-rated, so you can set the visual mood pretty much anywhere. Simple app controls offer access to millions of colors, programmed with special effects and reactions to music. It’ll last up to 20 years and is IP65 waterproof-rated, too, so you can even add color to rainy days.

Buy now: Get an Ilumi LED Smartstrip Starter Kit for $69.99. That’s a 22 percent discount.