The 5 weirdest smart home gadgets of 2023

Smart home gadgets come in all shapes and sizes — but some are undoubtedly weirder than others. Video doorbells, security cameras, and smart thermostats are common in 2023, but did you know there is such a thing as a smart toilet? Or how about a smart bin?

Here’s a look at the five weirdest smart home gadgets of 2023. Some of them are surprisingly useful – and can become a worthy addition to the right home.

Nam 2.0 Smart Toilet

Numi 2.0 Smart Toilet
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As far as smart toilets go, the Numi 2.0 is just as smart. At a staggering $11,500, this deluxe device lets you adjust its ambient color lighting, has a built-in speaker system, and even has a heated seat. It syncs with the Kohler Connect app so you can easily control all activities, including the option to enable power-saving mode or perform an “emergency flush” during a power outage.

Litter-Robot 4

Litter Robot 4 with a cat inside.
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Dealing with litter boxes is never fun, but that’s not true with the Litter-Robot 4. This self-cleaning litter box automatically filters out litter, so you never have to pick up the litter again. It is also designed with an OdorTrap System, which limits the number of odors that enter your living space. Toss in the ability to detect when a cat is inside, a companion smartphone app, and a quiet operating noise, and you’ll get a quirky smart home gadget that’s surprisingly charming.

ora smart rings

A person wearing an Ora smart ring.
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Smart rings aren’t as weird as they used to be, but they’re still a unique category of smart gadgets. The Oura Smart Ring is top of its class, offering sleep, fitness and health tracking without the need to wear a bulky smartwatch or install a sleep monitor in your home. They’re not cheap – with a price tag of around $300 – but these quirky little devices are a great alternative to traditional sleep and fitness trackers.

Revolution Instaglo Smart Toaster

Instaglo toaster on wood countertop.
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Are you having trouble toasting your toast, or do you want to make the perfect bagel? The Instaglo Smart Toaster is here to help. It has a huge touchscreen display that allows you to cook a variety of different items quickly, making it one of the best looking toasters of 2023. Whether or not it’s worth the $350 price tag is another story, but there’s no denying that this is one of the strangest smart homes out there. Products that you can find in the market. And if you want to get extra weird, you can bundle in a panini press that produces flawless grilled cheese and quesadillas.

tesla smart pillow

A person sleeping on a Tesla Smart Pillow.

Although it’s not affiliated with the car company, the Tesla Smart Pillow is every bit as futuristic. With the ability to track your sleep habits, play music while you sleep, and act as a heating pad, this is arguably the smartest pillow on the planet. Apart from all the quirky features, most people will find it remarkably comfortable due to its memory foam structure. The only downside? It is not yet available in the US, its availability is limited to select European countries.

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