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(Pocket-lint) - The Shortlist for the EE Pocket-lint Awards has been announced, celebrating 20 main categories ranging from best smartphone to best smart home device. Each category has been narrowed down to six nominees from the hundreds of devices we have reviewed over the last 12 months.

The Best Smart Home Device category was introduced to the Pocket-lint Awards in 2014 but things have certainly become a lot more interesting since then. From personal assistants to robot vacuums, smart home devices are now much more advanced and there are some great products in this category this year. 

The Shortlsted nominees for the Best Smart Home Device 2021 are:

You can click on each of the titles above to read our full reviews on each nomination, which will give you an idea as to why they have been nominated.

Voting in the 18th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open so you can let us know which one of these great devices you think should win the Best Smart Home Device award for this year and give us your verdict on all, or some, of the other tech across the 19 categories.

To vote for your favourite, head to our Best Smart Home Device 2021 voting page and score the products you think should win, enter your email address, and hit the submit button.

Winners will be announced in a video event, revealed on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 15:00 (GMT). You can tune in to watch right here or view on our YouTube channel. Voting closes at 23:59 (GMT) on 1 November 2021.

Now why not check out the nominations in other categories to have your say: 

On The Go

At Home

Entertainment 

Fitness and Lifestyle 

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.