T3 Awards 2016: who's nominated for Connected Home Tech of the Year?

Hail the smart home gear that took the houses of 2016 into the future

The best-connected, smartest home tech. The kit that most improves your life, or at least leaves visiting friends and relatives green with envy.

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Dyson Pure Cool

Dyson’s first connected device doesn’t just let you know if the air in your home is a bit off, it DOES something about it. Cheers, Pure Cool.

Samsung Family Hub

A f**king massive fridge with a family-friendly infotainment tablet on the front, and cameras inside so you can monitor food supplies.

Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit

Along with an updated app, this cemented Hue’s place as The Sultan of Smart Lights. Bet you never knew ‘white’ came in so many colours…

Nespresso Prodigio

George Clooney would no doubt approve of this excellent, Bluetooth controlled pod coffee machine. He ought to, they must pay him enough.

Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit

Knits together today’s modern smart home with its mix of deep functionality with core SmartThings and wide compatibility with older devices.

British Gas Hive 2

Hive 1: effective… But dowdy. Hive 2: effective… And sexy! So now we like it. Yes, we’re shallow. The Hive family of accessories is cool, too.