There are many ways, big and small, to upgrade a home to make it smarter. Things like lights, home monitoring cameras, alarm systems, and thermostats are the usual suspects. But what if you want something beyond a simple convenience or peace of mind? So then how about a smart kitchen device that encourages better eating and a healthier lifestyle?
By now, you’ve sure to have been exposed to all sorts of LED bulbs from a variety of brands. Both the standard and the wireless kind. So far, the wide majority of these offerings have been of the A19 type that goes into a traditional lamp socket. If you haven’t experienced the ultimate convenience of wirelessly controlling and/or dimming your lamps with a smartphone, you’re totally missing out.
I’ve locked myself out of the house twice this past year. The first time was a complete ‘derp’ moment, when I left my keys sitting on the counter. The second time – lets blame it on entropy – my house key fell off my carabiner clip. Since I am that kind of person, it took more »
A lot of the LED lights that have been hitting the market as of late have been, well, boring. Sure, they replace our soft light or bright white bulbs for greater efficiency – sometimes even with wireless capabilities – but that’s about it. Can’t party with them, really. But if you want something a bit more »
I’ll tell you right now that having wirelessly-controlled LED lights is equally awesome and convenient. Sure, there’s the lazy aspect, where I’d rather push a button than get up out of my cozy bed to turn a light off upstairs. Then there’s the smart part of it, where I can put lights on a timer more »
Many of the latest home monitoring and security products have been cameras. These compact wireless devices let owners take a live peek, remotely, as needed. The costs are very reasonable, too. But not everyone needs a camera for each situation. Sometimes a simple window and/or door alert is all it takes for notification and peace more »
It’s always great to see a successfully-funded Kickstarter project make it all the way through to the point of shipping to backers and starting up pre-orders. Such is the case with Neurio, one of the latest bits of technology set to smarten up the home. Unlike other smarthome devices that provide wireless control and/or automation more »
There are a variety of wireless/connected locks available on the market, most all of which involve some sort of installation process. And it’s not really a big deal, unless you’re the kind that hates to hassle with tedium. Aside from that, a number of these kits tend to look like eyesores. Now, if you had more »
Time travel, flying cars, smart homes – these sound like topics out of a 1960’s science fiction book. While the first two may not be possible, the latter is coming to fruition in major ways. Over the past decade, technologically advanced houses, or smart homes, have gone from a futuristic idea to reality. Smart Homes more »
Although wireless induction charging for mobile devices has been around for a while, it hasn’t really caught on. At least as fast as proponents for the technology may prefer. The wireless charging pads merely replace the need to plug a cable into a smartphone or tablet, but at the cost of charging at a lower more »
Wireless LED bulbs are currently a big hit with consumers, drawing much attention with energy efficiency and app connectivity. The ‘smart’ home is definitely the next frontier when it comes to developing new and (hopefully) useful technology. But upgrading a bulb isn’t the only way to gain remotely-operated lights. Lutron happens to have a couple more »
It goes to show that in this day and age it behooves consumers to be thoroughly familiar with all aspects and features of the tech they own. You never know just how “smart” some smart devices can be. If you own a Samsung SmartTV (or two or three), you might want to go and disable more »