The Best Smart Home Devices for Apartments of 2020

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The Echo Show 5 fits into small spaces while still bringing all Alexa has to offer.

Philips Hue White + Color

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Amazon Fire TV Interface

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The Amazon Fire TV interface is a bit busier, with more promos for Amazon Prime and its content partners, or movie rentals if you don’t have Amazon Prime.

What makes a product great for apartment dwellers?

There are lots of great smart home products out there, but why did we recommend these picks for those who live in apartments?

Installation—Living in an apartment means that you can’t always permanently mount or install your new favorite gadgets. All of our picks in this list can be easily uninstalled without leaving a mess.

Portability—Housing situations can change on a dime, so it’s best if all of your favorite tech devices are easily portable from your old home to your new home. Our selections can all be stowed away relatively easily.

Small Footprint—In a rental, space is at a premium. These products can help you to get the most out of your smart home environment without taking up valuable real estate on your TV stand or on your living room table.


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D-Link DIR-878 Hero

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The D-Link DIR-878 is the best wifi router for most people according to our tests.

Currant Smart Outlet

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Currant’s Smart Outlet can control and monitor two devices independently.

Flo by Moen Smart Water Leak Detector

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The Flo by Moen Smart Water Leak Detector is a reliable gadget to help protect your home from water damage.

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Meet the testers

Sarah Kovac

Sarah Kovac

Editor, Smart Home


@sarahkovac

Sarah Kovac is an award-winning author and smart home editor for Reviewed. Previously, she worked with a multitude of outlets such as Wirecutter, TIME, PCMag, Prevention, The Atlantic, Reviews.com, CNN, GOOD, Upworthy, Mom.me, and SheKnows.

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Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy

Staff Writer


@rachel_murphy

Rachel Murphy covers smart home for Reviewed. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for several major outlets and as an associate editorial producer for ABC News’ Good Morning America.

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