The technology in our houses is smarter than ever, and genuinely useful as well. The newest devices can save you money and put an end to those times you’ve accidentally opened the door up to an annoying neighbour or salesman who refuses to take no for an answer. It’s a wonderful time to be alive!
- Nest Hello Doorbell
You no longer need to second-guess who’s knocking at your door, or cringe when you answer it. If you’re ensconced in your favourite armchair enjoying games at a top Canadian mobile casino and the buzzer sounds, you don’t even have to get up! The smart doorbell from Nest has an built-in HD video camera, so you can just check your smartphone to see who’s there. The best part? A built-in speaker and microphone that lets you chat to whoever’s knocking, even if you are nowhere near your home.
- A Curved TV Screen
Not only do these devices offer incredibly high-quality pictures, they also allow you to get the best viewing experience possible, no matter where in the room you may be. The curved shape may seem strange, but it works to minimise the effects of glare from lights and windows.
- Self-Watering Planters
Travelling just got a whole lot easier for those of us who have a lot of plants. Simply fill up your Smart Pot, and it will dispense water and nutrients for a whole month, with no maintenance required. These are a wonderful option for for people who struggle to keep plants alive.
- Security Camera
Nest Cam will send you an alert to your smartphone or email along with photographs if it picks up any activity outside your house. It also has a built-in speaker, so you will be able to talk and listen via the device.
- Pet Camera
If you miss your mutt during the day, or just want to make sure Fido isn’t chewing on your designer pillows while you’re away, then Petcube is the answer to your prayers. The gadget streams video to your smartphone or tablet whenever you’re not at home, keeping you abreast of everything going on in your pooch’s life.
- Motion Sensor Garbage Bin
Germaphobes no longer need to worry about any kind of cross-contamination, since this touchless Simplehuman device will lift the lid of your dustbin up with the simple wave of your foot or hand.
- Samsung Oven
The last word in flexibility, the Samsung oven has an optional divider that transforms it into a double oven if you need to cook two dishes at the same time. It also connects to Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to adjust the temperature directly from your handheld if you need to.
- Self-Dimming Bulbs
Drift Lights function the way normal bulbs do, until you flip the attached switch twice. Then it will take the time of an average sunset, 37 minutes, to dim, soothing you to sleep as it does so. The warm light tone induces the production of melatonin, a hormone responsible for your sleep cycle, too, so you’ll get more rest.