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Nowadays, there are just so many smart home devices on the market that it can be pretty overwhelming trying to determine which one to buy. Hell, half the time we don't even know if these devices are worth it. Considering how rapidly they come and go, will the smart home device inevitably meet the same fate as the iPod? Be sourced out for something better and end up in a closet collecting desk?
Well, the only true way to determine if a smart home device is right for you, is by understanding how people use them. Forget price, money is money and if a product is actually worth it — splurging is entirely acceptable. That's why when we came across this question posed by reddit user, am-rain, we thought it best to share it with you guys, "People of Reddit who have a smart home device (Alexa, Google Home, etc.), what do you use it for?"
By understanding how/why other people use their smart home device, you should be able to gather if purchasing one is suitable to your lift style. For example, if someone says they use it primarily for recipes and you order takeout every night — it would stand to reason that you don't need one. Get it? Got it? Good.
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As far as we can tell from these select reddit answers, there's not much a smart home device can't do. That said, it seems most ideal for individuals with families or just generally busy people — i.e. scheduling, reminders, alarms, travel plans, etc. — to purchase one. If you're trying to pinch pennies, we don't recommend doling out the cash for an Amazon Echo, if you're just going to ask it dumb questions when you're drunk or, even more strangely, try and scare your cat.
To read the full thread, head on over to reddit for more advice on whether or not a smart device is worth your precious purchase.
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