OK, here’s a place to share your favourite recent home automation acquisitions. Singles Day, Prime Day, Black Friday, December Holidays—Lots of sales, lots of stuff. Did you get anything you’re really happy with?
At our house, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere in the forum, about a month ago we got the Sunbeam WiFi Heated Mattress pad. About $139 for the king size when not on sale; we got ours for about $115 for a queen size. No direct integration with smartthings but it does work with Alexa and Alexa routines, so it’s easy to set up a schedule to, say, turn it on to preheat 30 minutes before bedtime, but only if you’re home.
This is a pretty new item that was originally very hard to find except in store at Walmart, but it’s now also available at Amazon and other retailers.
We’ve only had it a month, so I don’t know about long-term durability, but we are definitely enjoying it.
The king size and queen size have two different zones but only one controller and Alexa thinks it’s all one zone. That’s fine for us, but some other people might care.
I got the mattress pad version so it would always be flat and there was less concern about the dog chewing on it. Another community member got the electric blanket version.