10 best smart home devices for Memorial Day entertaining

happy friends chilling on poolside

Getting ready for the crew isn’t just about laying in beers and onion dip. To really get the party started, here are 10 best smart home devices for Memorial Day that will make entertaining a snap.

  1. Bose Portable Smart Speaker – $399 – If you’re looking to fit sound into all your rooms, the Bose Smart Speaker works best. The device is, as the name suggests, portable and supports most music streaming services. It also allows you to connect multiple speakers and even Bose soundbars, creating a whole home experience for your evening of entertainment.
  2. Logitech Harmony Home Hub – $155 – The Harmony Home Hub can control up to eight home media devices, including your TV and speakers. By setting up activities – watch TV, play video games – you can turn on multiple devices at once and even set them to the right settings instantly. No more fumbling with the remote!
  3. Amazon Echo Dot – Amazon Echo Dot is a super cute smart speaker that can play music, set alarms, and control smart home devices – including your TV and sound system. Just ask Alexa to enter party mode and you’ll have music and lights set to your specifications instantly.
  4. LIFX Smart Lights – $39 – To set the mood you need something like the LIFX Smart Light. These lights can change color on command, dim when needed, and can even set strobe and holiday modes that simulate fireworks or candlelight.
  5. Anker EverFrost Powered Cooler – This amazing cooler keeps your brews chilled and your gadgets charged. It’s funding now for the summer and it’s just the thing for a long weekend on the patio.
  6. Nebula Capsule 3 Laser Projector – $7990 This projector has built-in speakers and can connect to Wi-Fi. You can stream almost anything and shoot its amazingly bright and clear beam onto any surface, including a garage door or a wall. It’s a great, portable way to enjoy video entertainment anywhere.
  7. Sonos Roam Portable Speaker – $179 – Sonos makes the best networked speakers in the business and the Roam is their answer to portable speaker power that can easily connect to any other Sonos speaker in your house. You can stream almost anything to this thing including content from your phone directly and via Bluetooth.
  8. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K – $31 – The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a streaming device that can also control your smart home devices. The device connects to your HDMI port
  9. Eufy Security S220 Video Doorbell – $199 – Want to figure out when your guest arrive? The Eufy Security S220 Video Doorbell can add smarthome features without having to rewire your home. You can easily stick the device to your door and have folks ring you remotely. Your phone will tell you when everyone is here!
  10. Amazon eero 6+ mesh Wi-Fi system – $254 – Once everyone gets to your place you’re going to need some strong Internet. The Amazon eero system gives you whole-home Internet without the difficulty of setting up multiple access points. This means you’ll finally get wi-fi in the backyard.

And there you have it, 10 best smart home devices for Memorial Day are above – with that said …

Why do you need smart devices for parties?

Smart devices have become increasingly popular for several reasons:

  1. Convenience: Smart devices offer convenience by integrating multiple entertainment options into a single device or ecosystem. For example, a smart TV allows you to stream content from various online platforms like Netflix, YouTube, or Hulu, eliminating the need for separate devices like DVD players or cable boxes.
  2. Access to a wide range of content: With streaming services, you can enjoy movies, TV shows, documentaries, and even live sports events from around the world.
  3. Connectivity and integration: You can control your smart TV or sound system with voice commands, integrate lighting systems for synchronized ambiance, or even connect to smart speakers for hands-free control. This interconnectedness enhances the overall entertainment experience and offers a more immersive atmosphere.
  4. Personalization and recommendation: Whether it’s suggesting movies or TV shows based on your viewing history or curating playlists based on your music taste, these devices can enhance your entertainment choices and introduce you to new content that aligns with your interests.
  5. Interactive features: Many smart devices offer interactive features that engage users in new ways. For example, gaming consoles like the PlayStation or Xbox provide immersive gameplay experiences, virtual reality (VR) headsets offer 3D and 360-degree content, and voice-activated assistants like Amazon Echo or Google Home enable hands-free control and information retrieval.

Overall, smart devices for home entertainment offer convenience, a wide range of content options, connectivity, personalization, and interactive features that enhance the overall entertainment experience and make it more enjoyable, engaging, and tailored to individual preferences.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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