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Want to turn your home into a smart home? This $99 box is the first thing you’ll need

Updated Aug 12th, 2015 5:03PM EDT
SmartThings Hub 2.0 Price

Apple’s HomeKit might be a great foundation for smart homes… some day. Right now, there just aren’t enough compatible products to make Apple’s solution worthwhile. Meanwhile, Apple’s top rival Samsung recently acquired SmartThings, which is easily one of the best and most versatile smart home solutions out there. It works with more smart home devices than you would ever believe, and the SmartThings Hub — the brains of the operation — costs just $99. It’s also the #2 item on Amazon’s list of best-selling home automation controllers.

SmartThings Hub, $99.00 with free shipping

If you’d rather not start from scratch, you can also get SmartThings Smart Home Starter Kit (includes a hub, one motions sensor, one open/close sensor and one presence sensor) for $199.00.

Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.