How’s your home looking? Do you have all the latest gadgets, or do you need some new tech?
When there seems to be some clever new innovation announced each week that can transform your house, shopping for cool tools to streamline your living space can be tricky. However, whether you want something practical that can help with the bills or your main priority is trying to source something cool to wow visitors with, there’s sure to be something that works for you.
For slick tech that ticks all the boxes, here are some inspired ideas.
Smart lightbulbs have arrived, thanks to Philips. The brand has created Hue, which are lightbulbs that fit in normal lamps and light fittings. Once they’ve been added to the lamp of your choice, you then use an app on your phone to control them. They can be dimmed or change colour all through the app.
These bulbs have been primarily devised to sync with your TV to suit the programme you’re watching. So, if you have friends over to watch a film, you can enhance the atmosphere with matching lighting.
The use of voice assistants has increased in recent years and it’s expected that by 2020, 50% of all searches will be done via voice commands. If you’re yet to invest in tech that responds to your voice, the chances are you will be in the coming months.
From Amazon’s Alexa to Apple’s Siri, there are several options to choose from. Search for the smart speaker that suits you and your budget in order to do everything from practical tasks such as pre-heating your oven to playing your favourite music while you have guests over. You’ll find that controlling the lights or recording TV shows without having to press lots of buttons soon becomes an easy way to update the tech in your home.
Another way to upgrade your home is to invest in smart security. While many of us already have alarms and CCTV, smart tech means that you can be alerted when people are outside your house and you can even talk to them remotely.
One example is the smart doorbell that features a camera. This acts like a peephole so you can see who’s there and you can have a conversation with them even if you’re sat at your desk in the office on the other side of town.
Whatever tech you choose, whether you want to add some cool lighting or you’re keen to keep your home safe, there are plenty of gadgets available to enhance your property. Which one will you choose? Do you have a smart tech wish list?