The Best Gadgets for Your Home
Now that we're in 2017, technology is becoming more and more futuristic. Smart appliances have inundated homes across the United States. With all of the various options on the market today, there's no excuse to not have at least something in your home that makes it better, smarter, or more efficient.
You could easily spend thousands of dollars upgrading your home with the latest and greatest gadgets. So, which ones should you choose? Read on to learn more about the best gadgets for your home.
Amazon Echo/Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo is a must-have central speaker for your home. Its virtual assistant, Alexa, can listen to your commands and assist with a variety of tasks. Alexa can be used as a timer or exercise instructor. She can also play music and reads you news, sports scores, weather, and traffic reports.
Alexa also has a variety of skills that you can add from the app. She can play games, offer trivia, and even make animal sounds. By buying the add-on features, you can use the Echo to control the temperature in your home, turn on lights, and more.
The Echo Dot was released just a few months ago. Smaller and sleeker than the Echo, the Dot offers a less powerful speaker but offers much of the same functionality.
SkyBell HD Video Doorbell
Today’s doorbells are much fancier than the ones in the past that simply made a chiming noise and alerted homeowners that someone was at the door. Now, you can see who's at your door – even if you're not at home – with the SkyBell HD Video Doorbell. This doorbell offers live streaming video in 1080p resolution, as well as a straightforward app interface.
The SkyBell HD Video Doorbell is easy to install if you hardwire it. Less expensive than other models, this product is a great choice if you're looking for a smart doorbell with some offerings.
Chamberlain MyQ Garage
With Chamberlain MyQ Garage, you can open and close your garage door with just a touch of your smartphone or tablet. No longer will you have to fumble around for your garage door opener in the dark or while distracted by kids. Chances are, you won't even have to replace your existing door. Chamberlain MyQ Garage is designed to work with most garage doors manufactured after 1993. The company plans to add more benefits soon, like the ability to automatically open when you're approaching the door.
Stack Downlight Starter Kit
The smart LED light bulbs from Stack are designed specifically for you and your lighting habits. You no longer have to worry about leaving the light on, thanks to the motion sensors that automatically detect your movements, allowing the bulbs to turn on and off. These bulbs also include light sensors that adjust to match the other lights in the room. They can change from soft white to hard white.
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
Want a refrigerator that does more than just keep your food cool? Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator connects to the Internet to offer you the best in-home entertainment and organization experience possible. Use the touchscreen to leave notes for other family members and view schedules so you're always in the know.
Another cool feature? You'll receive photos of the inside of your fridge every time you close the door, so you can easily see what you need to pick up the next time you're at the store. Of course, these features come at a price, but, if you don't mind plunking down nearly $4,000 for a smart refrigerator, you'll be more than happy with the benefits it offers.
Belkin WeMo Smart Slow Cooker
How about something that makes cooking easier? There's a gadget for that! With the Belkin WeMo Smart Slow Cooker, you don't have to be at home to make sure your meals come out perfectly. You can control your slow cooker via a smartphone app. You can adjust settings such as cook time and temperature. You can receive reminders and check the status of your meal so you can come home to the perfect dinner with just a few taps of your finger.
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