One in six Americans now own a smart speaker according to new research from NPR and Edison Research. The Smart Audio Report reports that number is up 127% from January 2017. According to the survey, “42 percent of users say their device is now ‘essential’ to their everyday life and 65 percent wouldn’t go back to life without one.” Whether you are one of the sixteen percent of Americans who already own a smart speaker or are simply looking to start simplifying your life with automated technology, here are five reasons to start investing in smart home technology.
The rise in popularity of smart home products is undeniable. Technology is improving so rapidly that these connected devices are now cheaper and more readily available then ever before. According to Intel the average household currently has 10 connected devices, but that number will rise to 50 by 2020. With that being said, here are the smart home products you need in your home right now and why investing in smart home technology is right for you.