Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to efficiently brew your morning coffee, keep your home secure, and wash your clothes. While there are many interesting gadgets and smart appliances, here are some of our favorites to improve your home.
We all have a limited amount of time to get things done, and laundry is no exception. If you’re ever guilty of forgetting to put the wash in the dryer, or if you struggle to get stains out, a smart washer and dryer can help. These energy-efficient appliances detect the right water level, have an impeller plate to gently agitate clothes, and notify you when a cycle is complete. You can wash your clothes more efficiently and enable voice commands. Some have extra features like a stain-fighting setting, and the ability to create custom settings. And, of course, the perfect addition to the smart washer is a smart dryer.
Home security is always a top priority. Thankfully, there are many options when it comes to smart home security systems. Many of them have motion-sensing home security cameras that allow you to monitor your home. You can also connect the system to your phone to receive a live feed of the cameras from wherever you are. Brands like Vivint, Simplisafe, Ring are reliable and offer different features. Whether you’ve lived in your home for decades or you’re a new homeowner, you may want to consider a smart system that offers voice-enabled commands, notifications, and more.
Smart Coffee Maker
A smart coffee maker will expedite your morning routine by automatically brewing a perfect cup of coffee at a set time. Additionally, some smart coffee makers can grind beans and even brew espresso on command. Smart coffee makers have become increasingly affordable and can be programmed using your smartphone.
Roku Streaming Stick
Roku brings the ease of all streaming services right to your TV without the need for an expensive smart TV. The device usually sits around $40 to $80. The Roku Streaming Stick is easy to set up and has a user-friendly interface. With a Wi-Fi connection and a TV, and you’re ready to view any movie or show from your favorite streaming services. Plus, you can even bring it on the road with you, thanks to its portable design. It is compatible with voice-enabled devices and has automatic software updates.
Turn your living room into a movie theater with a soundbar. This fantastic speaker packs the power of a surround sound system into a slim device that sits right under your TV. Essentially, multiple speakers combined into one provides users with an immersive experience. When paired with a smart home system, they can even understand voice commands.
Enjoy fresh, homegrown basil or salad greens – even in the winter. A smart garden grows herbs, greens, tomatoes, and more by monitoring water and using LED grow lights. This indoor garden varies in size and is completely organic. It is an excellent gift for gardeners and cooks.