As technology has continued to advance at a much steady rate, it has also brought with it scores of simple tech and gadgets that has totally changed people’s lifestyle. People are now becoming more receptive to the idea of a smart home, unlike it use to be just a couple of years ago.
When you’re not home, nagging little doubts can start to crowd your mind. Did I turn the tap and gadgets off? Did I set the security alarm? Are the kids watching television or really doing their homework like they said?
Any device in your home that uses electricity can be put on your home network and at your command. Whether you give that command by voice, remote control, tablet or smartphone, the home reacts. It is now easy to control your lighting system, your alarm, the door and everything in your home, from anywhere in the world!
Much of this jaw-dropping success is due to the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers. These mobile computers are everywhere, and their constant Internet connections means they can be configured to control a myriad of other online devices. It’s all about the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things is a phrase that refers to the objects and products that are interconnected and identifiable through digital networks. All of the electronics in your home are fair game for this tech revolution, from your fridge to the small bulb in your living room.
You can close the curtains, lower the lights, and adjust the sound in your home theater with just one touch to your remote, smartphone, or in-wall control touchscreens. From anywhere!
Enough talk, find below a number of this gadgets and brief descriptions about them.
11 Smart Home Gadgets That Will Leave You Spellbound
The gadgets are not just fancy; but they also provide quick solutions to everyday problems. The simple design and improved functions reduce human effort and conserve space.
Stop second-guessing who’s at your door (and secretly cringing about whether you need to answer it). Nest’s smart home doorbell has a built-in HD video camera, so you can check your phone to see who’s there. The best part? There’s a built-in microphone and speaker, so you can talk to whoever’s knocking — even if you’re miles away from home.
This innovative gadget is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Meaning, all you have to do is ask and the appliance will play music, make calls, send and receive texts, break down the day’s weather, and even tell you a joke.
You can control the lights from anywhere in your home with this Lutronkit, which comes with an in-wall dimmer as well as a remote. Even better: If you own an Amazon Echo, you can control it using your voice.
Clocky robotic alarm
Have you felt the need for an alarm that can outsmart and wake you instantaneously? Clocky will make you run around the room before you can turn it off. This smart home alarm clock runs away and hides as it continues to beep until you get off your bed. You can no longer snooze and go back to bed. Clocky will ensure you never oversleep again.
You will sleep better at night knowing your home is being protected. The Nest Cam will send you a phone alert or email with photos if it detects activity outside. Plus, it has a built-in speaker so you can talk and listen through the device.
Cross-contamination will be a thing of the past once you own this “touchless” Simplehuman device, which will lift the lid of your trash can with the wave of a hand or foot.
Motion Sensor Extension with 8 Outlets
This smart home extension conserves energy by detecting movement in the surrounding area. Four outlets automatically turn off if it does not detect human movement for 30 minutes in an adjoining space of 20 feet. It also features three “always-on” outlets that stay on irrespective of movement. This feature allows essential equipments, such as a router, to be left powered on. With this smart home technology, you can save energy by switching off peripheral devices when they are not in use. It is ideal for networking equipments and entertainment consoles.
This oven is all about flexibility: It has an optional divider that turns it into a double oven if you want to cook two dishes at once, and it connects to Wi-Fi, so you can adjust the temperature from your smart phone.
The Drift Light functions as a normal bulb — until you flip the switch twice. Then it softly fades out in 37 minutes (the time of the average sunset) to lull you to sleep. Even better: The warm light tone induces melatonin production.
This device operates your garage doorwirelessly from your smartphone, when linked with your switch or ceiling motor. You can control and monitor it from anywhere using Wi-Fi or your cellular network.
When it’s empty, the Archer VibrAcoustic Bath acts as a Bluetooth speaker. Fill it up and the music waves ripple through the water. You can use your own library of music, or choose one of the preprogrammed mixes, all designed to help soothe you needed therapeutic soak.