Smart Home prize pack

Each year in January there are many new smart home technologies announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year was no exception! During the 4-day digital event, the technology gurus from global brands showcased cutting-edge innovations designed to transform our lives. We too were virtually present to capture every moment at this year’s virtual tech show, including the smart home tech announced at CES. From security monitoring, smart lighting, and entertainment, to the latest and greatest appliances, we covered all the smart home innovations shown at CES 2021 on the blog. To celebrate the new year, we are giving away a huge selection of smart home devices that we previously wrote about on the blog. Read on to learn about some of my favorite CES announcements, then learn how to enter the contest.

The best tech at CES 2021

From smart lights, security cameras, touch-free doorbells, and smart locks, to magic remote for the TV, camera-equipped robot vacuums, and ice-cream makers, we saw a variety of new devices to make your life a little easier and more enjoyable. Let’s have a look at some of the best from CES:

Smart Lighting and Speakers

Philips Hue, one of the most trusted names in smart lighting, highlighted the light switches at CES 2021. The new battery-powered module installs behind your light switches to keep your lights reachable even when the switch is off. Smart speakers, including the Google Nest Hub and Amazon Show, are already one of the central features of the smart home. The newly announced Cleer Crescent smart speaker is perfect for the main hangout room. This smart audio speaker is powered by Google Assistant, boasting a beautiful crescent-shaped design that supports different audio modes and is equipped with eight 40mm full-range drivers and a pair of 3.3-inch woofers.

Home Security and Monitoring

TP-Link introduced six new smart home products to become available throughout 2021. D-Link announced multiple new products at this year’s CES. The one that grabbed the most attention was the D-Link Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi Water Sensor Kit. Arlo, the home security brand, highlighted two products—the Essential Indoor Camera with privacy shutter and the Touchless Video Doorbell. For a detailed overview of the products announced, read the latest and greatest smart home tech announced at CES 2021 article on the blog.

TV Technology

Samsung, Sony, and TCL all had impressive TV announcements, making TVs thinner, lighter, and more similar to integrated video portals, but LG announced an optimized OLED element that will serve up brighter and even more colour-accurate for its 2021 model OLED TVs. Check out the latest and greatest TV tech announced at CES 2021 on the blog.

Computer Tech

It took a pandemic to switch many people to remote working and learning mode, and computer tech has become the top category now more than ever. For announcements by leading manufacturers like Dell and Alienware, ASUS, Acer, and Intel, be sure to read the Computer Tech coverage by Brad Moon.

Home Appliances

LG announced so many great new appliances, including the InstaView fridge, InstaView Cooking Range, Air Purifier, Vacuum, and Wash Tower. Take a look at our coverage for LG appliances and other big brands. Here’s a look at Samsung’s AI-powered appliances announced at CES 2021. When it comes to appliances, it’s all about space, convenience, and functionality. Explore the latest and greatest appliances announced at CES 2021.

Health and Wearables

Staying healthy has become more of a focus for families this year. Health tech devices can help by promoting physical and mental wellness and by preventing the spread of germs. Read about some of the newest innovations in health and wearables.


LG kicked off CES 2021 on Monday by teasing a rollable smartphone—really? I wonder when foldable phones will become the hottest thing in mobile tech. The company is expected to release the device later this year.

Every year lots of new technologies are announced at CES, and some of them arrive at Best Buy later that year. Last year we reviewed many of the best devices of the year. Now we have assembled four collections from the samples that arrived to the blog and created these smart home prize packages.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy, and you can enter only once below this article. First, read the CES articles for the products that most interest you. Then, in a comment, tell us which new tech announced at CES 2021 are you most excited to see at Best Buy this year?

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly choose four (4) people to win one of the following smart home tech prize packs from Best Buy. Note that some of these items were sent to bloggers for an honest review.

Philips Hue Ascend Wall Light
Philips Hue Ascend Pendant Light
Philips Hue Enchant Pendant Smart Light
uHoo Smart Sensor
Swann Floodlight Camera
Honeywell T9 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Room Sensor for T9 Thermostat
uHoo Smart Sensor
Amazon Echo Auto
Arlo Essential Spotlight Security Camera
Sengled LED Light Bulbs
Sengled Smart LED and Switch
Sengled Smart LED Light Strip
Honeywell Programmable Smart Thermostat
Airthings House Kit
VOCOlinc PureFlow Smart Air Purifier with HEPA Filter
Amazon Echo Show 5
Arlo Essential Spotlight Security Camera
Circle Home Plus
LUX Kono Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
Insignia 18-Gallon Dual Automatic Trash Can
Dlink Camera
Circle Home Plus
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
Onelink Smoke Detector

This contest runs from Jan 22nd until Feb 5th.

Remember, you can enter only once below this contest article. But I’m sure you have family members and friends who would love to learn about the latest technology to upgrade their homes. Share the contest with them so they too have the chance to win.

Win a smart home prize pack Rules and Regulations

Good Luck!


  1. I’m excited about the home arcade games which are coming out now – they are great value and are SO much fun! There’s some video pinball tables on the horizon which look amazing too.

  2. The Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell. We have so many breakins and packages stolen in our neighbourhood so this would be awesome to alert us if someone is on our porch.

  3. Excited to see the JBL: Multibeam 5.0 soundbar! Have always loved jbl and really interested in soundbars after seeing one at a friend’s last year.

  4. I think the Swann floodlight camera would be great to have. It would cover a greater area and it would be nice to monitor what is going on outside the home

  5. The new tech announced at CES 2021 that I am most excited to see at Best Buy this year is The VOCOlinc PureFlow Smart Air Purifier! It removes up to 99.97% of dust, pollen, and particles, which is so important, especially right now.

  6. The flood light camera would be great, we live on a farm, and security is always a must…..and flood lights help us for the space.

    • It’s the little things that matter, especially when you’re home more often than you’ve ever been. LG knows these features matter just as much as style, and their recently revealed LG InstaView door-in-door side-by-side refrigerator has the best of both worlds. It’s stainless steel with a large window, and you just need to knock twice on the panel and your favourite food and drinks are ready to access. The ever-popular craft ice is available to dispense on the LG Side-By-Side, and there are two other types of ice you can create too. Staying germ-free is important and this would be so perfect as my appliances are getting older


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