If you're a techie homeowner, you probably love imagining about how you're going to add the newest devices to each and every room. Here is a list of 5 super-cool tech toys that are just starting to show up inside the average American home.
- Voice Activated Controls
With products such as Amazon Echo or Ivee Voice, it is easy to connect and control all of your home devices. Both products act as your personal voice assistants. Amazon Echo plays music and can answer commands from far away. The device’s name is Alexa and “she” can answer questions, read audiobooks, report traffic and weather, provide info on businesses and more. The device can also be connected to lights, thermostats, and other devices you have installed to control everything remotely.
Ivee Voice is a start-up company on IndieGoGo and you can pre-order your device for $99 for a limited time. More specialized and sleeker-looking than Amazon Echo, Ivee feels like it belongs as your home decoration. You can ask Ivee to “Order Pizza” and without lifting a finger, pizza arrives! You can customize everything the devise does from the app on your smartphone.
- Kitchen Backsplash Touch Screen
Backsplash just got a lot cooler. Install the Alno Kitchen Backsplash to watch cooking videos, find recipes online, or skype while you sauté. For the kitchen connoisseur, this is a dream. The 13-foot Touch Screen LED computer backsplash can be used for surveillance/TV/Internet, Skype, multi-view screens, operated by iPad, iPhone and control panel technology, and music.
- Keypad & Smartphone Controlled Doors
Gone are the days when you have to stay at home for the plumber to show up. Now with apps such as Latch & Kisi, you can install a smart-phone controlled doorknob and give specific people the key to get in. A camera on these devices allows you to see who is coming in and going out of the house. These devices can also be installed at offices to only allow specific teams or employees in and out.
Aromatherapy goes back to ancient times when the Greeks would use essential oils for their healing properties. Modern day diffusers are unexpectedly high tech devices. They utilize high-frequency ultrasonic electrical vibrations to create an ultra-fine aromatherapy mist. This diffusion method does not utilize heat to maintain the integrity and holistic properties of the essential oils.
Does your pet get into everything the second you leave your house? Now you can watch him/her through a live camera installed on your wall. You can see what they are doing right from your smartphone. If they are behaving well, you may dispense a treat for them. You can speak to them through the microphone and you can see each other’s faces through a wide-angle camera lens. You may never need a dog sitter again…
So, there you have it. There are a lot of smart home tech devices being thought up by entrepreneurs everywhere. Soon there will be a device to take care of everything! As always, if you have any questions please reach out to a member of the Housing Buzz team today!