We’re always on the look-out for cool gadgets that allow your home to be transformed into a technological hub – so much so, that we’ve ran out of home gadgets on our “to try” list.
2016 has been the year of the smart home; everybody and their nan wants to get their hands on the latest piece of technology that can help to aid or improve their living situation. With some of the most mind-blowing pieces appearing on the scene recently, there’s no surprise!
In a bid to celebrate how technological your home could become, we share 5 of our favourite home gadgets that you need to try:
1. Shower head with built-in speaker
The bathroom is often neglected when it comes to kitting your home out with the latest gadgets, but not in this case.
The geniuses over at Kohler Moxie have managed to create a shower head that features a built-in speaker to allow for easier singing in the shower.
Gone are the days where you’d need to find a safe place to balance your phone without it being splashed by water – the built-in speaker can snap onto your existing shower head using a magnet. Remove it for charging and re-attach during shower times; you’re able to sing for hours!
2. The bediator
Homes that house a number of people can often struggle with a small amount of space. Storage is usually the first thing to be compromised.
However, the bediator uses special heating technology that provides the ideal room temperature year-round, then converts into a stylish bed with the touch of a button.
It has an easy-to-use interface with LED displays to provide information about your heating, allowing small homes to become energy efficient AND have room elsewhere to store your prized possessions!
3. Smartphone video doorbell
Allowing you to view who’s on the other side of your front door whilst you’re sat upstairs in bed, the Skybell Video Doorbell gives you the confidence to know that the safety of your home is always kept in mind.
When a visitor comes to your home, they’ll press the bell and you will instantly receive an alert on your smartphone with a live video feed. You’ve then got the option to speak to them using the free Skybell app.
You’ll never have to rush to the door for an unimportant cold call again!
4. Vacuum cleaning robot
If you’re sick of pulling around a heavy hoover in order to attempt cleaning your floors, the vacuum cleaning robot could be the one of the best home gadgets you could purchase!
The robot was invented by iRobot and can be scheduled to clean at certain times. Let’s say you’re hosting a dinner party but don’t have time to get home from work and clean before your guests arrive. Set the vacuum to a time and it will hoover for you, taking your stress away with the dust!
Unlike the upright vacuum cleaners that can be an eyesore for many homeowners, the robot can fit seamlessly beneath the bed for easy storage.
5. Smarter coffee machine
If your morning coffee acts as a wake-up call for your brain, you’ll love the Smarter coffee machine.
The machine allows you to control your brew by your smartphone. It is connected to WiFi, meaning you don’t need to even be in the house to make a cup of tea.
It also comes with an option to schedule drinks, allowing you to have a brew made at the perfect temperature as soon as you get home. That’s what dreams are made of, right?