I don’t know about you, but I just love getting my hands on the latest tech gadgets! Technology is something that evolves at a rapid pace these days. Yes, the downside is keeping up-to-date with technology can be expensive. But, it also means you get to find new ways to make your life easier.
One exciting area of technology that interests gadget geeks like me is the smarter home. More “Internet of Things” devices are getting built for householders to use. Not only are they cool, but they also serve useful functions too.
Of course, some gadgets are more practical than others. If you want to make your home a smarter one, which ones should you consider? Here is a list of the top five products you need to buy:
When you want to adjust the heating in your home, you would usually do so using some wall dials. The Nest thermostat takes heating control to a whole new level!
You get a swish-looking wall control. But, the product’s main selling point is how it requires little interaction. Some smart thermostats let you adjust a plethora of settings. Nest “learns” your heating preferences from just a week’s usage.
The result? It will heat up your home according to your preferences. Now you don’t have to waste time each day adjusting your heating dials!
One product that will complement your Nest thermostat is the Nest Protect. In a nutshell, it’s a gadget that warns you when it senses smoke or carbon monoxide in the air.
You can also link it up to a smartphone app. So, if you’ve got a gas leak and you’re not at home, it will alert you wherever you are in the world.
Systemline E100 Room Audio Management
We listen to music using a variety of different mediums these days. We also like to play audio from our TVs to external speakers like soundbars. The Systemline E100 is a nifty audio management solution for your living room (or any other area).
It can manage Bluetooth, DAB and FM audio through a built-in wall control. What’s more, you can link it up to ceiling speakers too.
Do you like using the Touch ID system on your iPhone? Well, now you can use a similar system to enter your home! The Kwikset Kevo is a Bluetooth smart lock. If you have the app on your phone or a Kevo key fob on your person, all you need to do is touch the lock to open it.
The lock uses AA batteries. In case you wondered, you can also use a conventional key if the batteries die or you don’t have the app or key fob on you.
IP cameras are growing in popularity for householders. They are cheap to buy, easy to configure and have a small footprint. The Dropcam Pro is an easy-to-use IP camera that one can use in many ways.
For instance, you can keep an eye on your home when you’re not there. Or you could check in on pets that might be alone for a short while. It also offers two-way audio. Some people even use the Dropcam Pro as a baby monitor of sorts!