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Grab two Nest Minis plus a pair of smart plugs for just $45

The Nest Mini is an incredible little speaker, providing all the functionality of the Google Assistant and sound better than it has any right being in a diminutive form factor. Today, you can grab a pair of them for $45 — that's two for the price of one — and get a couple of free smart plugs, to boot.

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You can now use Arlo Pro 3 and Ultra cameras with older base stations

Arlo Cameras are amongst the most popular ones on the market, mainly thanks to the advanced features they offer. Unfortunately, some improvements released over time require you to buy new cameras, as the new upgrades require new hardware. A good example is the Arlo Pro 3, which featured a higher resolution than its predecessor, but wasn't compatible with the Pro 2's base station. This meant you needed to buy a whole new kit if you wanted to enjoy the new camera's features. Thankfully, Arlo CEO Matthew McRae announced the company is fixing this issue as it's bringing backward compatibility to its base stations.

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Amazon's Alexa-enabled smart oven is now available for $250

Smart devices are becoming increasingly popular in the kitchen, mainly because our hands tend to be dirty, and it's particularly convenient to control devices with your voice while doing other tasks. As one of the leaders in smart home infrastructures, Amazon wanted to be a bigger part of your connected kitchen by announcing its Alexa-enabled smart oven back in September. If you've been eyeing one, you'll be happy to know the appliance is now in stock on the retailer's site for $250.

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Grab Anker’s compact and reliable Eufy smart plug for just $14 ($9 off)

Connected devices are amazingly convenient, but they're also relatively costly. Thankfully, you don't necessarily have to replace your existing appliances to make them smarter, as connected plugs let you add the same level of convenience for a much more acceptable price. Anker is known for building reliable products, and its Eufy smart plug delivers that promise in a compact product. It usually sells for $23, which is relatively pricey, but you can get it for just $14 thanks to this deal.

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Save a tidy sum on Eufy robot vacuums with Amazon's latest Deal of the Day (up to $130 off with coupon)

For a company less than ten years old, Anker already produces a dizzying array of reliable yet affordable products. Among its growing list of brands is Eufy, a subsidiary devoted to expanding Anker's product lineup to include many smart-home devices. Today only, you can save big on either the Eufy RoboVac 30C ($130 off with coupon) or the Eufy RoboVac 12 ($110 off with coupon) robot vacuums during Amazon's latest Deal of the Day promotion.

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Pick up two Arlo Pro 3 cameras at their lowest price yet of $400 ($30 off)

Android Police covers a variety of products under its umbrella — some of them aren't strictly in the Android ecosystem — and one such diverse category is home surveillance. Namely, smart home surveillance. So, any chance we get to highlight savings on some pretty hefty buys, we do it. This time around, Amazon and Best Buy are running dueling sales on Arlo Pro 3 cameras.

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Why you shouldn't be afraid to get a smart door lock, and what to consider before purchasing one

Smart home gadgets are raising a lot of questions about privacy, security, and data mining these days. Speakers that could spy on what you're saying, cameras that could upload your videos to unprotected servers, products from no-name companies that could track your usage or location, and worse yet, devices from lazy providers that could introduce a vulnerability to your network, we've seen it all. In that scary context, it's hard to entrust a connected gadget with your front door lock, the very thing that makes you feel safe inside your own home. Every time I've mentioned smart locks online and in real life, I've gotten the same visceral reaction: No, just no.

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IFTTT now works with 12 new services including Nuki's smart intercom opener, but loses support for 11 others

If you're unfamiliar with If This Then That, more commonly known as IFTTT, it's one of the best ways to automatize tasks and connect online services and smart home devices with each other. Even though many products can already intercommunicate, IFTTT lets you customize this and integrate personal triggers, without going through complex integration processes. The platform is constantly updated to support new applets, but also removes a few ones. Since our coverage in October, there have been a few changes we've listed below:

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Arlo Video Doorbell review: Nest and Ring should be worried about this nicely equipped, solid value

How are you going to call yourself a smart-home company, one with a huge focus on video, and not have a video doorbell? That's a question Arlo had no doubt been asking itself for some time, and while it launched its Audio Doorbell with matching wireless Chime back in 2018, that one was largely meant to be used with the company's existing video cameras. It took another year for the follow-up effort to arrive, but in late 2019 we finally got a proper Arlo Video Doorbell.

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Every product with Amazon Alexa announced at CES 2020

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Now that this year's CES event has wrapped up and we've seen everything from the OnePlus Concept One phone, to new Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches, and a ton more, we've taken some time to pull together all the products that debuted with Amazon Alexa support. This year, there were significantly more Alexa-enabled gadgets than what we saw at CES 2018 and CES 2019 — great news for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the Amazon-connected ecosystem. We have more than 50 different products to check out, so let's dive right in.

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