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When buying a smartphone of any kind, one of the most important things you want is for the device to last. It can be frustrating constantly having to replace broken phones and cracked screens. While there are many rugged cases on the market for even the best Android phones, a case might not be enough for you. If you're someone who might feel a bit odd bringing a $2,000 phone to a construction site, these rugged Android phones come packed with some crazy features.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is a fun and functional tablet that, like most of our portable devices, goes everywhere with us. So, of course, when you're carrying around one of the best Android tablets, you'll want to keep it protected from the inevitable dangers of drops and scratches.
Smart speakers have become a very common smart home device that people absolutely love. While several Google Assistant smart speakers are available, the Google Nest Mini has become a top favorite due to its compact size and affordability.
Google has recently launched its new Google Pixel Watch, and with it, a handful of colorful and fancy bands to offer you some customization. However, the watch's $350 price tag isn't the only thing shocking to consumers. On top of Google's replacement straps costing anywhere from $50 to a whopping $200 for the Metal Links band.
The 5G may not be the fanciest phone out there, but it still needs a sturdy case to guard it against Murphy's Law. It might not be as flashy and ostentatious as Samsung's most popular phones, but that's okay because that's exactly what cases are for anyway: pizzazz and protection. We have plenty of name-brand A13 5G cases that you can count on for durability, and a few more recent additions bring some color and fun to the mix.
The Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) is a favorite for those who love hands-free smart devices. While we know there are so many other Amazon Alexa compatible devices with the Echo Dot, there is also a great variety of stands and mounts for this favorite home device, something you'll need as it is very easy for these little speakers to get obscured or hidden behind decor or clutter on your desk or table. These stands — ranging from sleek to creative — help elevate your Echo Dot and the speaker's whole experience by making them easier to see, hear, and interact with.
Google Assistant is undoubtedly one of the best virtual assistants you could ask for. With just a few words, Google Assistant is ready to help with everything from finding recipes to showing off different animal sounds. That's not all; if you have compatible smart devices, you can control them with a simple command. With the endless possibilities to connect you and your smart home, Google Assistant can help you make your life easier.
Security is always a top priority when it comes to protecting yourself and your family. Alarm systems and home security systems used to be considered a luxury. With expensive packages and hundreds of feet of cable wired within your home, security for your home was much less attainable. Today, home security is affordable, attainable, and smart. You can set up smart home security devices within a matter of minutes.
In one way or another, most home devices have found their way into the digital world we see today. The regular old bathroom scale is no exception to this smart home makeover. Scales have upgraded tremendously over the years, and smart scales have joined the ever-growing list of some of the best smart home devices.