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August Smart Lock Pro bundle on sale for a new low of $206 ($72 off)

Smart locks usually involve a tedious installation process which can be intimidating for many, especially if you rent and don't want to lose that deposit. A good option to get around this is an August Smart Lock, which can be retrofitted on existing locks without much effort. Today's Father's Day sale knocks the price of the Smart Lock Pro's 'Smarter Hosting Bundle' down to $206, a whole 25% or $72 less than anywhere else.

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Get two TP-Link smart light switches from Newegg for $40 ($14 off)

Need a light switch? Want to not have to actually flip the switch when you want to turn some lights on or off? There's quite the selection of smart switches out there that connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and TP-Link makes a few of them. But if you want to get a couple of them today, you'll be able to save quite a bit of money if you get them from Newegg.

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[Update: Down to $40, half off] myQ hub smart garage door opener drops to $50 ($30 off) on Amazon

Yesterday, Amazon announced that Prime members could get their packages delivered to their home garages with the Key for Garage system. It requires special hardware, however, so to to help people get started with their pre-existing door, the myQ Smart Garage Door hub is on sale for $49.99.

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Huge Google Nest smart cam sale is here for last-minute Father's Day gifts

If your pop's idea of Father's Day involves home improvement, this ongoing promotion for Google Nest hardware might be of interest. Right now Google has a ton of its smart home hardware on sale for the upcoming holiday, notably including a rare discount on the Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, which can be had for $50 off ($300) for one, and $80 off ($518) if you get the two-pack.

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Nest Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell discounted to $170, but just for today

We were pretty wowed by the Nest Hello when we reviewed it last year, given it earned our "Most Wanted" accolade. The only major drawback we found was the high $230 asking price, but today's deal over at Massgenie eliminates that. For the next 6 hours, you can grab the Nest Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell for just $170. Act fast, though, as the deal ends today.

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Google-approved Nest Hello indoor power adapter hits Google Store for $29

The Nest Hello is one of the best smart home devices I've ever used, but it won't work in all homes. You need a low-voltage wired doorbell and a compatible transformer to power Nest Hello, or at least you did until now. A Google-approved indoor power adapter is now available for $29, making the Hello compatible with almost any home.

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Ecobee’s new SmartThermostat features modest redesign and improved voice recognition for $250

The Ecobee4 has been our go-to smart thermostat here at Android Police for quite a while. Its connectivity with various smart home protocols and integrated Alexa voice controls round off the device's temperature regulation capabilities, making it one of the best smart thermostats around. Today, Ecobee has announced the successor to its successful two-year-old product, and true to the proverb "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," not much has changed. The thermostat comes with a modest redesign, the same Alexa integration, improved processing power, and better sound.

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Philips Hue rumored to launch its first Edison-style smart light bulbs this fall

If you're liking the look of a smart home, you might appreciate the color that Philips's Hue brand is providing with its light bulbs, lamps, and dimmer switches. But the company is apparently looking to expand beyond what it is offering this fall with a series of new fixtures, smart plugs, and Edison-style light bulbs.

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Google discounts Home, Home Mini, Home Max, and Nest Hub smart speakers and display

Although Google's smart home devices have been going on sale several times in the past, the company is currently discounting almost the entire Home range, including the Nest Hub smart display. This is a great opportunity to get an extra intelligent device in your household, or even to buy your first one if you don't have one already.

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GE adds Google Assistant to its $144 Smart Countertop Microwave

GE's smart appliances have Google Home/Assistant integrations for some time, and today the company has announced that it is expanding that to include its $144 Smart Countertop Microwave, with an update rolling out to enable the functionality on existing models — hopefully taking advantage of the new device types Assistant categories.

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