Some home gadgets can make your life much easier. You may even reach the point where you don’t know how you lived your life without them. Here is a list of techy gadgets you can use around your home that your neighbours will secretly envy.
1. Philips Hue Starter Kit
A smart lighting starter kit that is easy to set up and use. This kit comes with a Hue bridge and a choice between 2 and 4 smart bulbs. Simply connect the hue bridge to your Wi-Fi, screw in the light bulbs in existing sockets, and download the Hue mobile app. Use the app to try out different settings. You can also connect your Hue bridge to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Home kit to control your lights with your voice.
2. Chamberlain CIGCWC Internet/Smartphone Connectivity Kit for Chamberlain Garage Door Openers
This connectivity kit is the ultimate in security and convenience that you get with smart garage doors. With this kit, you can open and close your garage door with your smartphone. You can also see if your door is open or closed, even when you’re not at home. The kit consists of a MyQ control panel that is compatible with Chamberlain garage door openers and that you can sync with your phone.
You can install the free MyQ app and sync this connectivity kit within minutes using your Wi-Fi router. You can also pair it with the Homelink and Wink automation systems. With this Chamberlain connectivity kit, you’ll never have to worry about your garage security again.
3. TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug
Plug this smart little outlet into any socket in your home and connect it to your Wi-Fi. Anything that you plug into this outlet is now under the control of your Amazon Alexa device or smartphone. You can even see the amount of energy the plugged-in device consumes and you can schedule its running time to save you time and money.
4. Roku Express Streaming Stick
Do you have a tv with an HTML port? Plug Roku’s express streaming stick into your tv, connect it to your Wi-Fi and watch over 300 000 movies and television shows. Stream video with a resolution of up to 1080p HD and Dolby Audio. Navigate through all the content with a high-quality remote. This media mini streamer is truly a revolutionary step towards quality home entertainment.
5. Samsung SmartThings Hub
Do you want to connect your entire house to your phone or tablet? The SmartThings hub from Samsung can be your house’s new brain. You can connect and control an unlimited number of appliances, lights, or electronic devices from this one app. This is especially handy for controlling your home’s security and switching things on or off when you are not home.
6. Nest Learning Thermostat
This smart and learning thermostat learns your temperature preferences and develops a profile for your home’s central heating. This has numerous benefits including energy saving. It also incorporates your daily schedule when regulating the temperature in your home.
The Nest learning thermostat also controls your water tank’s temperature. You don’t have to program the Nest learning thermostat, but when you do want to adjust your central heating or water temperature, you can control the thermostat from your smartphone, tablet, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home voice control. You can also check energy usage and get alerts when the temperature in your home gets too cold.