From the front door to the basement, from the garage to the laundry room, from the kitchen to the swimming pool, technology helps us lead better lives, increasing quality time and making life easier for each one of us. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to gadgets and it makes it hard to come up with a top 5 list.
But here is our pick of the top five latest home gadgets to check out.
1. Netatmo Welcome
Your house is protected with a security camera that does so much more than what it’s meant to do. The bedrock of every smart home, the camera helps in many ways. It protects your assets and property and reassures you that your valuable house and all the memories it contains are safe. This beautiful looking device goes in your entrance and serves an important purpose- face recognition. If it doesn’t recognize the face, you get a word. Your data is private and protected from hacking. The HD 1080p video and 130-degree wide angle the camera offers is enhanced by night vision. Use your computer or phone to get the information you need.
With health goals on everyone’s mind, the SmartPlate is a smart buying choice. Use it with its application and get information immediately. The plate uses artificial intelligence and high-tech photo recognition to take a close look at what’s on your plate, analyzes it and sends the information to the TopView app to monitor. It works for up to three varied food types on the plate. Not just health, the plate works to control carbs intake, better strength and energy and address hydration issues. A must-have kitchen gadget.
3. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
Our garden is as important as our home and we take pride in a well-manicured lawn and healthy plants. With Rachio, the good old sprinkler gets a makeover. Control the amount of water your grass needs through Alexa or the phone. But if you think all Rachio does is switch onto a preset schedule, you’re wrong. It takes a look at the prevailing weather, bypasses the preset sprinkler schedule for the rain forecast and changes the schedule to fit in with what’s predicted. With this fabulous piece of technology, you can save water and keep a great looking lawn all year round.
4. Wemo Light Switch
If you want to make your home a smart home, this light switch will help you do just that. Switch out your regular switch with this and you can control your light fixtures and a few appliances that are small in size with your phone from anywhere! Customize schedules and switches with Alexa too.
5. Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation
Nest is a known name in the world of smart homes. The gadget, awarded the Energy Star, can be controlled by WiFi app and/or Alexa, switches itself to a lower mode when no one is around, learns your choices and reprograms itself once a week and helps you understand your consumption patterns better by giving you its history. Save on bills and energy usage.