Here’s a look at some of the gadgets for 'smarter homers' in 2017.
Internet of Things (IoT) products are transforming every sphere of our lives in a big way. From controlling lights and ACs to appliances and cars, IoT and artificial intelligence are taking everything to the next level. If you’ve been on the lookout for smart gadgets for your home, there are a number of innovative options. Here’s a look at some of the gadgets for ‘smarter homers’ in 2017.
You can now purchase electronic devices that are controlled by your laptop or phone. With an app like Inoho, you can control lights, fan speeds, electrical settings, timer settings and more, on any device.
Logitech’s Harmony Home Control is one of the best universal remotes available. It can be connected to devices like Philips Hue lights, Nest thermostat or Sonos speakers besides media streamers, cable boxes, game TVs and consoles, to name a few gadgets.
Most of the leading brands in the household durable goods segment have introduced smart ACs that can give you faster cooling with more energy saving. Of course, you can turn the AC on or off even while you’re away from home. Hitachi’s smart air conditioner comes with iSense technology, which detects movement to know whether you’re awake or asleep. If everyone in the room is asleep, the AC increases the temperature gradually, at regular intervals, so you don’t get too cold and remain comfortable through the night.
Imagine being able to preheat your oven while you’re on your way back home from work. With a smart oven that’s wifi-enabled, you can do this with your smartphone. All you have to do is to download the right app and you can control the temperature and all the functions, and you’ll even receive notifications when your oven is ready. Samsung’s SlimFry Microwave even has a smart sensor that identifies the weight and humidity of the food to ensure heating without losing too much moisture content or nutrition.
Now your fridge knows when there’s a power outage and cooling needs to be conserved! LG has launched fridges with Smart Connect Technology, which detects a power outage and connects your fridge to your home inverter. And, they all promise to save energy and reduce your electricity bills, since these come with the intelligence to determine the amount of food you’ve stored and adjust the cooling accordingly.
The Kohler Moxie showerhead connects your tablet or phone via Bluetooth to stream music. This wireless smart device offers approximately seven hours of news, music and much more by pairing with your mobile. The speaker docks directly into the showerhead with a magnet. Due to this, it becomes easy to install and remove the speaker.
This smart bulb can be controlled via your phone provided it comes with Bluetooth. The Reos Lite app enables you to sync the device to any song played by you. The lighting in this bulb changes according
to the rhythm of a song. The app offers several preset modes that enable you to set the lighting of your room. Customizations can be done by using color transitions from among 16 million options! The app also enables you to customize the bulb for weather alerts. The app’s instant alert option can set alerts for SMSes, calls and several social media platforms.