These days, it’s not just our phones that are getting smarter – we’re improving all types of technology, including home gadgets. These gadgets will make just about every aspect of your life easier, from your lighting and heating to your entertainment and personal hygiene – whichever aspect of your life you want to make better, smarter and more comfortable, there’s something on the market for it.
Keep in mind that while many of these items are internet connected, many are not, so it’s up to you to decide for yourself just how high tech you want to get.
For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of questions and answers about some of the most exciting home gadgets on the market and reasons why you need to get your hands on them in order to make your life easier.
How Intelligent is the Wi-Fi Orro Light Switch?
Long gone are the days when you had to struggle with harsh, overhead lighting. The Orro light switch has been designed to change the way you experience lighting in your home. This switch is Wi-Fi-enabled and allows you to fine tune your lighting needs.
Examples of this includes having the lights within your home mimic the sunrise, allowing you to slowly waken to a gently lit room. The lighting can also be adjusted to sense when you’re entering and leaving a room, as well as change depending on the time of day. Furthermore, you can connect your lighting to a smart hub, including Alexa, so that you can adjust your lights based on voice commands.
Why is Netatmo Indoor Cameras Security Better than their Competitors?
One of the main reasons Netatmo beats out their competitors when it comes to smart technology is the fact that these devices utilize facial recognition technology.
That means that no matter where you are, your security system will be able to tell who should be within your property – as well as who shouldn’t. What is more, since the device actually has smart listening capabilities, it will be able to recognize certain sounds, such as smoke alarms and even carbon monoxide detectors.
How Much Energy and Money has the Nest Smart Thermostat Saved Since 2011?
Since the release of the Nest smart thermostat in 2011, the device has actually been able to save clients as much as 8 billion Kw of energy. It is currently one of the premier smart gadgets on the market – which is no surprise, as it uses advanced technology to be able to understand the heating patterns and needs within a home, allowing it to adjust temperatures within the home to suit the occupants.
Furthermore, using smart phone technology, the system is able to determine when you are and aren’t at home, allowing it to adjust the system accordingly and save you money in the long run.
How Does the August Smart Lock Pro+ Work?
One of the things that make the August Smart Lock Pro+ so exciting is the fact that you don’t even need to use your front door keys – the door will open as you approach it, whether you’re entering or leaving your premises. What is more, you can assign access to specific individuals, ensuring that you don’t need to worry about making copies of keys that could be accessed by those you don’t want coming into your home.
This sort of security system is especially popular with clients who rent out holiday properties and it prevents the need for key returns and ensures that property owners do not need to worry if their keys don’t get returned – access to the property can simply be denied. What is more, you can also check up on who has been entering and leaving the property with ease, ensuring you always have an eye on your property, no matter where you are.
What Is the LG Signature Kitchen Suite?
This signature kitchen suite is actually a wine fridge that is supported by AI and acts as your own personal sommelier. The wine is aimed at keeping wines in the best possible condition and even suggests the best wines for certain foods. Keep in mind that this suite will most certainly not come cheap.
What Editions are the IKEA Smart Blinds Available In?
You can get Ikea’s most exciting new addition to their home lines in either standard or blackout, as well as in three different sizes. These smart blinds work alongside Google home, Tradri (Ikea’s own smart home system), Siri and Alexa to allow you to make adjustments with just the commands of your voice.
What Has Improved with the Dyson 360 Eye?
This isn’t Dyson’s first attempt at creating a robotic vacuum cleaner but it does appear to be one that they are most excited about. The Dyson 360 Eye comes with a camera that has 360 degree coverage, allowing it to navigate more effectively within a room. This also means that it gets more coverage – something you can monitor with the use of the app.
How Much is a Monthly Subscription to the Pod Smart Bed?
The Pod smart bed is the latest offering from 8 Sleep and actually allows you to sleep in a temperature regulated environment throughout the night. Not only does the bed wake you gently by changing temperature, but it can also drop the temperature as you fall into a deeper sleep, allowing you to sleep better.
The monthly subscription to this system, however, will cost you $5 and this will allow you to have access to the app that actually monitors the quality of your sleep. Keep in mind that this mattress is Alexa compatible, so you can ensure your bed is ready long before you slip under the covers.
What Can You Expect from the iKuddle Smart Cat Litter Tray?
This smart litter tray has been gaining a lot of momentum since it found success on Kickstarter. The tray is actually self-cleaning – scooping up mess and sealing it in a bag before spritzing the area with some nice smelling spray. What is more, the tray alerts you to any changes in the bathroom habits of your pet so you can be alerted when your furry friend needs to see a vet.