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7 tech items you need to get your home ready for fall and winter

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Fall has officially begun! That means it’s time to put away the shorts, tank tops and air conditioners and pull out the sweaters, blankets and home tech to make your space feel cozy for the colder months.

With so many options to scour through, it’s hard to find the best tech for homes. To make your search a bit easier, we’ve rounded up seven must-have items you should buy to ensure you create the perfect fall/winter sanctuary at home.

From a best-selling and affordable soundbar for epic surround sound to the perfect oversized heated throw blanket to snuggle under while you binge your favorite shows and holiday movies, we’ve got you covered.

Check out each item in more detail below.

1. Dreo 24-Inch Solaris Max Space Heater For Larger Rooms, $76.49 (Orig. $84.99)

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$76.49 $84.99 at Amazon

Whether working from home during the colder months or just lounging on the couch, a space heater is a must-have tech gadget to keep you toasty at your leisure. Trusted home tech brand Dreo has some of the most well-engineered and long-lasting space heaters.

Its Solaris Max Space Heater is the perfect option to heat medium to large rooms, and it doesn’t take up much space thanks to its slim and tall profile.

2. Pura Smart Home Plug-In Diffuser Kit (Cozy Best Seller Bundle), $76

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$76 at Pura

One of the best parts of the fall and winter months is the holiday season and one aspect of this time of year that so many love is the signature scents. While plug-ins from brands like Glade and Air Wick are fine to use, they don’t last very long and, according to research, can actually be harmful to your health due to the synthetic fragrances they spread into the air.

Diffusers are the safest and most cost-effective way to emit natural fragrances and fragrance blends into the air. Pura gives you that easy plug-in functionality with the diffuser core.

Unlike standard plug-in devices that use synthetic fragrance cartridges, the Pura Smart Home Fragrance device diffuses 100% natural essential oils and oil blends like traditional diffusers. Also, it pairs with a well-designed companion app that lets you control all of its features from your smartphone and even set schedules for when you want it to come on.

Pura’s Cozy Best Seller Bundle is the perfect pick to make your home smell warm and cozy in the colder months. It comes with a Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser and two scents (Coconut Calm by Becki Owens and Original Scent by Barr-Co.).

3. Vitruvi Cloud Cool Mist Humidifier, $229

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$229 at Vitruvi

For most people, the colder months mean dry air, even drier skin and sniffle season. While using more hydrating skin care products that seal in moisture is an effective way to keep your skin plump during the fall and winter, this only works temporarily. The most effective way to keep the air moist and, in turn, your skin from drying out is by using a cool mist humidifier.

Vitruvi, known for its stunning stone diffusers, recently released its first-ever cool mist humidifier, arguably the most thoughtful design we’ve seen. It comes in three neutral colors, naturally hydrates the air to keep you from getting sick easily, and helps you maintain soft skin throughout the colder months.

What makes this one special, though, is its nightstand-friendly shape with slopes that allow you to place other objects close to it. It’s also whisper-quiet, has a 24-hour run time, is baby-safe, easy to clean and has an adjustable mist spout.

4. Bedsure Heated Electric Throw Blanket, $39.99

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$39.99 at Amazon

If you live in a city that gets particularly cold during the fall and winter, sometimes your standard throw blanket just doesn’t provide enough warmth to keep you comfortable.

Most folks invest in a high-quality heated blanket to ensure this is never an issue. The affordable Bedsure Heated Electric Throw Blanket is a customer-favorite option on Amazon. It’s extremely soft and chic and comes with an LED controller with six heat levels and four timer settings. Also, this one comes in five sizes (throw, full, queen, king and twin), so there’s a size for every height!

5. Keurig K-Duo Single Serve and 12-Cup Carafe Drop Coffee Brewer (Compatible with K-Cup Pods), $139.99 (Orig. $189.99)

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$139.99 at Amazon

The fall and winter are no fun without a nice hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Keurig’s best-selling K-Duo Single Serve and 12-Cup Carafe Drop Coffee Brewer makes a perfectly balanced hot beverage in minutes and brews coffee in the included pot while simultaneously creating a single cup with coffee pods right next to it.

It’s an Amazon best seller with over 25,000 reviews and produces a brew that’s more intense than standard brewers and coffee makers. If you live with both traditional coffee drinkers and those who love the K-Cup assortment and flavors, this one’s a no-brainer.

6. Sony S100F 2.0ch Soundbar With Bass Reflex Speaker, $98 (Orig. $129.99)

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$98 $129.99 at Amazon

Sony, hands down, is one of the leading soundbar manufacturers. And best of all, the brand offers affordable premium options.

The Sony S100F 2.0ch Soundbar With Bass Reflex Speaker gives you surround sound and movie theater audio right in your living room while taking up little space on your entertainment center. This one’s perfect for delivering immersive sound while you’re binging shows or watching holiday movies with the family — and it’s on sale on Amazon!

Trust us — once you get a soundbar, you’ll never go back!

7. Honeywell Home T5 Plus Wi-Fi Touchscreen Smart Thermostat, $149

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$149 at Amazon

It’s no secret that everyone tries to drastically reduce their energy bill during the colder months after it skyrockets from the constant AC use in the summer. The perfect way to do this is to upgrade to a smart thermostat.

These gadgets automatically adjust to an energy-saving mode when no one’s at home, so you no longer have to stress about whether or not you changed the temperature before you left the house. Essentially, it saves you money and keeps you cozy all fall and winter. Over 2,000 Amazon shoppers say this Honeywell option is the best bang for your buck.

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