15 Must-Have Smart Products for the Ultimate Super Bowl Party
To create the ultimate Super Bowl LIV party you'll need to step up your game. Here are our picks for the best smart products to get you rave reviews for your big-game bash.
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The Best Way to Watch
There’s nothing more important during a Super Bowl party than the television screen on which the game is watched. Go big and get a TV worthy of the greatest game of the year. Check out the LG C9 OLED TV. It has built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, 4K Ultra HD, and it’s a whopping 77 inches. Yes, it costs close to $5,000, but you’d spend more than that for tickets and a weekend in Miami Gardens, Fla., right?
With a TV this size, it’s best to have it professionally mounted on the wall. For a normal-size TV, here’s how to mount it yourself.
Make the Halftime Show Sound Incredible
There’s no better companion to a great television than a fantastic soundbar. With clear, crisp sound filling the room, your guests will feel like they’re in the stadium, but with comfier seats. When it comes to smart soundbars you really can’t get any better than the Sonos Beam. It has Alexa built in, is easy to set up and doesn’t take up a lot of room.
When you’re looking for a wireless sound system or a home theater sound system, consider these speakers.
Make Everything Automated
While you’re choosing your smart devices for the game, be sure to purchase a smart speaker like Amazon Echo or Google Home, if you don’t already have one. These speakers allow you to control all of your other device with voice commands. Just be sure your devices are compatible with your chosen smart speaker.
Remote Control Perfection
Or instead of getting an Amazon Echo, you could spend a bit more on a Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control. It has built-in Alexa and can control up to 15 smart home devices that are Alexa-compatible. It also has a charging station, so it’s always ready to go when you need it.
Outsmart Toilet Issues
While you’re upgrading the rest of the house for the big game party, don’t forget the bathroom. A splurgy smart toilet will make all of your guests comfortable and envious. The Ove Decors Smart Toilet, for example, has a heated seat and a warm water and air tush-washing system, to help prevent the dreaded party time toilet clog.
Toilet Upgrade for Less
If changing out your toilet seems extreme, there’s a more affordable option. Smart seats, like the Toto Washlet Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat, have a warming seat, a spray system that keeps the bowl clean and an automatic air deodorizer to keep your bathroom fresh, use after use. Here are eight more bidet seat attachment options to choose from.
Almost Instant Edibles
Every top-notch Super Bowl party has great food. One of the best ways to make quick, delicious dips, chili and more is with an Instant Pot. This appliance can slow cook, pressure-cook and warm—and quick!—all with a few button taps. No need to worry about burning anything while you entertain, either, because the Instant Pot has automatic shut-off sensors.
Don’t Get Up to Get a Drink
Whether you’re drinking beer, soda or maybe a little champagne to celebrate a win, nobody wants those beverages if they’ve gotten warm. The Sobro smart coffee table has drawers that keep drinks cool and within reach. And for $1,300 you also get Bluetooth speakers, LED lights and USB charging ports for your devices.
Healthy, Crunchy Snacks
If you’re looking for a way to make your party snacks a little healthier, an air fryer is one way to go. An air fryer makes crisp wings, fries and more with less oil, so you get the taste without the added fat. The Cosori Smart Air Fryer can be controlled with Alexa or Google Assistant and has 11 presets, making healthy cooking easy, too.
Check Meat From Your Phone
If you’re more of a griller, you’ll need a good meat thermometer. The Probeson Remote Meat Thermometer has a big digital display and can be used with Alexa or Google Assistant, so you can check temperatures with a glance or voice command, all while keeping an eye on the score.
Live TV Without Cable or Satellite Subscriptions
Have you cut the cord and now only have streaming services? If so, don’t worry. You can still get the game live with a small indoor antenna, such as the XFTREE HDTV Antenna. It has a 120-mile reach and allows you to watch local channels for free in 4K.