Are you one of the 47% of Americans who have at least one smart device in their homes? Do you need or want some more?
You’ll find no shortage of options that simply add on to what you have, whether it’s smart or not.
Check out these home tech gadgets you didn’t know you couldn’t do without.
1. Sleep-Assisting Lightbulbs
A good night’s sleep is vital to your wellbeing and productivity. So, whether you have a new addition to the family that’s keeping you up, or you suffer from insomnia, you could do with some help.
These smart devices can really make a difference to your slumber, and your life.
A new line of lightbulbs known simply as ‘C’ works via Bluetooth from your tablet or smartphone, so you don’t need a central hub to control them.
These all-purpose lights work well in the kitchen, office, or living rooms. They work on the natural circadian cycle.
That means they mimic sunlight by emitting:
- Soft warm light during daylight hours
- Bright energizing light in the morning
- Soft, calming light at bedtime
You can use an app to dim or brighten the light as you please. The best part is, these lights can last up to 20 years at a time.
For baby bedtime, you won’t get a better investment than a nightlight that acts as a sleep trainer for little ones.
This device keeps tabs on your baby’s crying habits to figure out their sleep patterns. You can visualize these findings on a smartphone app, which also recommends an optimal time to wake your baby.
During the baby’s waking hours, the lamp slowly increases its intensity to simulate morning light. It also generates white noise during sleep cycles to encourage healthy, restful sleep.
2. Electrical Add Ons
Traditional light sockets weren’t designed with modern-day needs in mind, but there are things you can do about this.
A simple outlet cover plate with a built-in USB charger simply screws in in place of your regular cover plate, so you don’t need to replace the receptacle. Simply shut down the power, unscrew the existing plate, and screw the new one on in its place.
The USB charger draws power from two prongs connecting the side screws to the power supply.
If you’d rather not fiddle with electrics, you can buy a ‘cube’. This adapter-multiplug simply plugs into your wall socket and features four three-prong plugs and two USB chargers.
3. Keep Your Home Tech Tidy
Most tech comes with a cluster of wires that can make your home look really untidy. Even handheld and Blue tooth-enabled devices need charging wires.
Fortunately, there are a few ways around this.
A wall mounted tablet docking station is one of the handiest iPad accessories around. It keeps your iPad or tablet within easy reach and charges it at the same time.
A Power Jumper Kit helps keep your wall-mounted TV look slick by hiding all those downward cables in the wall.
Simply cut a hole near the TV and another one slightly below it, then drop the signal cables and prewired unit down from the top opening.
4. A Smart Way To Brew Beer
Would you love to make your own homebrew? So you feel intimidated by the complicated brewing process involved?
Not any more. The automatic beer maker takes all the guesswork out of making your own beer. It’s completely automated and designed for both novices and old hands.
You only need to insert three ingredients into the tank and fill the pouch with water and this smart gadget does the rest. It brews and ferments our beer and even has a beer tap for easy sampling.
You can choose from six different options including Ghost Wheat and Future IPA.
5. Handy Multi-Use Buttons
Flic buttons allow you to operate various smart home devices easily and quickly. Each one support three different actions, depending on whether you press the button once, twice, or hold it down.
For instance, you can program one button to switch on the lights and one to operate your home entertainment system. You can pick from a set of 40 stickers to label your buttons accordingly and start a convenient home management system that way.
The buttons work with over 1,000 different services and devices. The starter kit comes with three buttons and a hub to get you on the way to total home automation.
6. Open Doors Easily
If you’re expecting a delivery or repairman while you’re at work or out of town, you needn’t rush home to open the door anymore.
No more worries about hiding your spare keys under the flowerpot, or handing out dead-bolt codes. With the latest smart products, you can open your doors from any smartphone.
You can program the controller to work with up to five cell phone numbers. When someone rings the doorbell, the smart device dials the relevant numbers. Then you can give access to repairmen, housekeepers, and delivery guys at will.
7. Speed Up Your Internet Easily
Nowadays, speedy internet’s a basic necessity, especially with almost everyone working from home. A mesh network is one of the latest home technology features everyone needs.
This stand-alone device instantly boosts your internet to warp speeds so you can manage your workload and your smart devices effortlessly.
Make Life Easier For Yourself
The latest home tech and technology gadgets can certainly help to streamline things in the modern age.
Nowadays, you’ll find a smart solution to simplify almost every aspect of your life from grocery shopping to home security.
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