Smart gadgets are becoming more useful and affordable. Consider adding these four smart gadgets to your home in 2015. Once you have them, you won’t know how you lived without them.
Smart Vents Save Money and Improve Comfort
If you already have a Smart Hub in your home, adding a few of Keen’s smart vents could lower your cooling and heating expenses while keeping the house more comfortable. Smart vents use wireless technology to communicate important information to your thermostat and smartphone. Let’s say one room gets too cold during the summer. A Keen smart vent alerts your heating and air conditioning system to redirect airflow. It can do the same when rooms get too hot.
Without smart vent sensors, your home’s HVAC system doesn’t have the information it needs to make better choices about ventilation and climate control. Just installing a few smart vents in your home could change that. The vents even have pressure sensors that can diagnose system inefficiencies.
Smart TVs Keep Everything Connected
Smart TVs combine the technology of television sets and computers. People who have already bought smart TVs use them for more than just entertainment. The new sets from LG Home Electronics, for instance, make it easy for you to monitor all of your home’s wireless devices. You can even sync your smartphone to the LG webOS TV so you can stay connected to your apps, calls, and texts.
Connecting wireless devices also means that you have access to all of your content whether it’s stored on your computer, phone, camera, or other wireless device. You can use a smart TV to display vacation photos or watch movies you’ve downloaded to your tablet.
Grow Plants Perfectly With the Parrot Flower Power
Considering how much time people spend working and caring for their families, it isn’t surprising that houseplants often get neglected. The Parrot Flower Power sensor makes it easy for you to keep plants healthy no matter what else happens in your life.
Flower Power keeps track of sunlight, temperature, moisture, and fertilizer to make sure your houseplants have everything they need. The device has access to a database that includes information on over 6,000 plants. When it’s time to water or feed the plant, Flower Power notifies you via a handy smartphone app.
Parrot plans to release a Flower Pot that will do much of this work for you. For now, though, you’ll need to water and feed plants by hand. With help from the Flower Power sensor, you’re already on your way to healthier plants that will make your home more appealing.
The Perfect Beverage
A lot of people take their coffee and tea drinks very seriously. They want to get exact temperatures and steep times to ensure perfect beverage. The iKettle from Smarter will give you perfect control over your hot drinks.
With the iKettle app, you can use your smartphone to set water temperature and create a boiling schedule for up to two days in the future. The kettle will even alert you when your water is ready or when it needs a refill, making the perfect brew easier than ever.
How do you think smart gadgets will affect the way you live at home? Have you already adopted some of these new technologies?