Here are a few of the fun smart home gadgets I found that will help geek out your home. As with all of my Digital Gadget posts, I will be periodically adding to this post. Digital home gadgets are pretty much improving and updating daily, so keep checking back for more ideas.
If you are a gadget geek and a homeowner, these are exciting times. Just about every day, a new smart home device pops up that enables us to control another household item digitally, wireless and remotely.
Look around your house and just about everything you see can be controlled digitally through WiFi or Bluetooth nowadays. Temperature, security, door locks, lights, coffeemakers, even vacuums can now be controlled remotely and more and more you are seeing creative ways to mount tablets around the house to control these items. Now, with Amazon and Google making a big push into your house with Alexa and Google Home, this trend of making everything smart home devices is sure to continue and grow.
The internet of things and the digital integration of the modern-day home is in full effect and I have searched high and low for some of the more creative and helpful digital home gadgets. Here is what I came up with…
Smart Home Devices
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Logitech Harmony Home Automation Remote Control – 8 Devices
Logitech Harmony Home Control integrates connected lights, locks, binds, thermostats, sensors, home entertainment devices, and more-all controllable from your Harmony remote or mobile app.
iHome Portable, Adjustable Vanity Mirror with Bluetooth Audio, Hands-Free Speakerphone, LED Lighting, Siri & Google Voice Assistant USB Charging, LED Lighting
Look your best while enjoying your favorite music anywhere you like. The iCVBT10 distortion free mirror is ideal for the best beauty routine and detailed grooming. Bright accent LEDs with high and low settings provide natural looking light for a look that’s right in any situation. Stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth from your mobile device. iCVBT10 Built-in mic, digital voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. Siri & Google Now support iCVBT2 to enjoy voice control features like playlists, weather, news and other requests. 1 Amp USB port to charge mobile devices. The bright LEDs and audio work independently while operating on the included AC adapter. Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery so it can be used on the go.
The Robotic Bartender
This is the computerized mixologist found at country clubs, stadium luxury suites, and fine hotels that automatically makes perfect cocktails at the touch of a button. The touchscreen interface allows users to quickly select drink categories such as neats, martinis, and tropical drinks, search alphabetically, or choose a spirit, and it searches its 600-drink database for matching cocktails. Users can view any cocktail’s ingredients, invent new libations, and customize traditional cocktails by adding or omitting ingredients, increasing liquor proportions, and adjusting drink size. The unit holds up to 16 750 ml or 1 litre bottles of spirits (not included) and 12 mixers (included) such as tonic water, cola, and lime juice. An ice bin accessible from the countertop holds up to 20 lbs. of ice and a built-in garnish tray keeps blue cheese olives and lemon twists close at hand. The cabinet is made from stainless steel or metal and wood veneer, the countertop is quartz, and the four casters enable easy relocation.
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
Twice the suction of any Robot vacuum. The Dyson 360 Eye robot is a powerful vacuum cleaner first and foremost with the Dyson digital motor V2 inside to deliver powerful suction and Radial Root cyclone technology to capture microscopic dust and dirt. The Dyson 360 Eye robot sees its environment using a 360⁰ vision system allowing the robot to clean intelligently, moving in an efficient, systematic pattern. With the Dyson Link app, available on IOS or Android, you can control, schedule and analyze your robot wherever you are. With a full-width brush bar with carbon fiber filaments, it can thoroughly and efficiently clean in a single pass. And, with continuous tank tracks, it is engineered for accurate maneuvering over all floors.
Bluetooth App-Controlled Wearable Massager
The riches of life are in the thrills. With blueMotion, the only limit to the thrill is imagination. This Bluetooth enabled, wearable massager maximizes your pleasure while delivering the ultimate in discretion. Whether you have a partner in crime or enjoy going solo, blueMotion has the power to tantalize and titillate–anytime, anywhere, and with any iPhone or Android device. The blueMotion app enables over the Internet control, pre-set patterns, touch control, tap and record, motion control and audio record functions. Body friendly materials, Phthalate free. Rechargeable battery for up to 1 hour of pleasure with 5 integrated manual mode patterns.
Drop Kitchen Non-Slip Silicone Connected Kitchen Scale and Interactive Recipe App
Together, the Drop Kitchen Connected Scale and Recipe App are an unbeatable combination that help anyone to bake beautiful and delicious creations, regardless of experience
INSTEON RF Drape Control Kit
Remotely operate drapes, blinds and other window coverings from your Insteon network using this kit which features an Insteon I/O Linc and a Somfy interface
Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank
Porkfolio is the world”s smartest piggy bank. It wirelessly connects to an app on your mobile device so you can track your balance and set financial goals from afar. Its nose lights up in celebration every time a U.S. coin is inserted and it holds up to $100 in quarters .
iGrill Thermometer Mini
Using this Bluetooth Smart grilling thermometer you’ll know when your food is ready from your mobile device. Choose from dozens of preset temperature alarms or create your own in the iDevices Connected app based on what you’re grilling/smoking and head back inside while your meat cooks. Featuring a 150′ Bluetooth Smart range, 150 hour battery life (1 CR2032 battery required), a temperature LED indicator, magnetic mounting and two viewing angle positions, this is the ultimate gadget for any level griller.
Stand Up Workstation Platform
This is the computer platform that transforms any sit-down desk into a stand-up workstation. Research shows that reducing sedentary behaviors like prolonged sitting can benefit overall health. By elevating your computer to a standing height, this workstation platform offers a simple solution to the aches, pains, and maladies that come from sitting hunched over a desk for extended periods.
Smartphone Charging Cable Pen
This is the ballpoint pen with a built-in cable that connects a smartphone to a computer for convenient charging. The pen can be used to sign off on delicate business matters and, at moment’s notice, it converts into a charging cable by simply twisting the barrel apart, revealing a Lightning or micro USB adapter (both included and interchangeable) on one end and a USB adapter on the other that plugs into a computer.
ION Rock Speaker Bluetooth Outdoor Wireless Garden and Patio Speaker
These compact, attractive speakers go anywhere because they’re powered by a built-in long-lasting rechargeable battery and they don’t attract any attention because they look like natural rocks. They’re IPX4 water-resistant and work off a wireless signal from your Bluetooth device to play continuous music that will delight everyone.
Picobrew all-grain beer brewing appliance
The world’s first, fully automatic all-grain beer brewing appliance. Heavy duty construction and precision technology create consistently delicious craft beer.
Elgato Eve Weather, Wireless Outdoor Sensor
Live smarter by knowing more about the place you care about most. Eve Weather senses temperature, humidity and air pressure. Easily access your personal weather data at your actual home, right on your iPhone and iPad.
Fluance Fi70 Three-Way Wireless High Fidelity Music System with Powerful Amplifier & Dual Subwoofers
Dedicated from day one to create the best audio products in the industry, the Fi70 was engineered to recreate the tracks you love with harmonious perfection. From the elegance of a jazz performance to the raw power of a live rock concert, the Fi70 has created a new expectation in audio. From Spotify, Pandora, or iTunes, to your favorite playlists, streaming music wirelessly has never been more enjoyable.
Stelle Audio Pillar Bluetooth Speaker
The Stellé Audio Pillar is the perfect union of stunning sound and chic style for the home, office or anywhere life takes you. Designed to bridge the gap between music, design and technology, the unique Audio Pillar complements an array of décor styles and provides unparalleled sound quality. Its features easy-to-use controls, dazzling 360-degree sound, a 15-hour rechargeable battery and a speakerphone for hands-free calls. The Pillar’s reliable Bluetooth technology allows users to instantly connect with any Bluetooth enabled device, such as smart phones, tablet and computers.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless
Zeppelin Wireless delivers a whole new standard in wireless home audio. Hi-Fi quality drive units, advanced digital processing, and a new, incredibly rigid body are combined with amazing connection options in the form of AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX, and Spotify Connect to ensure that Zeppelin Wireless is the best sounding, best looking, best built Wireless speaker available.
Nucleus Anywhere Intercom with built-in Alexa Voice Service
Nucleus is a family communication device that connects you with the people you love, whether they’re downstairs or across the country.
Kuna Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera
Night or day, Kuna’s smart outdoor security camera system detects movement at your door and sends actionable alerts to your iOS or Android device, allowing you to safely take action using Kuna’s lights(s), HD live video feed, two-way intercom, prerecorded deterrent messages, and 100+ decibel siren.
Breville Smart Fryer
The Breville BDF500XL Smart Fryer 4 Quart Deep Fryer is the first deep fryer with technology that adjusts time and temperature to suit what you’re cooking with 7 preset functions. Some foods such as French Fries need to be fried at a higher temperature for longer. While calamari requires a lower temperature for a shorter time. Simply select what you are cooking and this smart appliance will deliver the right temperature at just the right time. The Smart Fryer also includes a twice-fried function for restaurant quality French Fries and makes adjustments for fresh or frozen ingredients. And the custom setting allows you to program your favorite dish.
Breville the Smart Waffle Batter, Silver
Good waffle batters start with sticky ingredients. How do you make crispy golden waffles without the mess ? The wide wrap around moat catches and cooks overflow for easy cleanup. Browning control for customized waffle cooking from light and fluffy to crispy golden brown.
Breville Smart Grill
Outdoor grilling has found a new home on your countertop. Better heat control and recovery with embedded elements, removable plates. Open the grill all the way for BBQ mode. The art of indoor grilling re-envisioned with intelligence, fast response and easy cleaning.
Flame King Hybrid BBQ Temperature Tongs
Tired of using and cleaning multiple utensils every time you barbecue? The new Hybrid TempTongs combines two of the most important tools used in barbecuing; Barbecue Tongs and a Temperature Fork. The large and convertible design of the stainless steel spatula makes the meat easy to grab and flip. The built in temperature tines are designed for assisting in measuring the “doneness” of the meat being grilled. Select the meat type you are grilling; Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork, Chicken or Turkey. Set the taste option preference; Rare, Medium-Rare, Medium or Well-done. The display will read the appropriate internal temperature of the meat type and “doneness” you have selected. Squeeze the tines into the meat to read the actual internal temperature of the meat. Once the appropriate temperature is reached the alarm will beep indicating that the meat is done to perfection. Product Features: Meat-types with various taste options, Stainless Steel Temperature sensors measures the internal temperature of the meat, Alarm sounds when your meat is ready, Built-in backlight for Barbecuing when it’s dark (2 AAA batteries required. Batteries not included). TempTong. Digital thermometer. BBQ tong. Large LCD display. All in one.
Camp Chef Sushezi Roller Kit – Sushi Rolls Made Easy
With easy-to-follow instructions, Sushezi creates perfectly formed sushi quickly and reliably with no guesswork and no trial and error. Using your own choice of imaginative fillings will make you a sushi expert and have your guests coming back for more. The Sushezi can also be used for a variety of dessert items. Walnut rolls, fudge rolls, cake rolls, and biscuit cookies are only a few of the possibilities!
Granite Whiskey Chilling Stones “On the Rocks”
Serve your drinks on actual rocks with these handsome granite drink chillers by Sea stones. Hand-crafted from stones collected on New England beaches, these granite discs are ideal for chilling aged spirits, such as whiskey or scotch, because they won’t dilute the complex flavors like a handful of ice.
Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker
The BCI600XL Smart Scoop is Breville’s easy to use ice cream maker with automatic hardness settings. It’s the first ice cream maker that automatically senses the hardness of the mixture based on your selection and keeps it ready until it’s time to serve. The Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop is made of BPA free materials, features a child lock, and when your dessert is ready will sound an alert beep or one of three musical tunes.
Thermomix from Vorwerk is a unique all-in-one kitchen appliance that will change the way you cook by helping to unlock your full culinary potential while saving you time and effort. It´s compact design takes up only slightly more surface area on the worktop than an A4-sized sheet of paper, but packs enormous power, versatility and innovation, taking on numerous jobs in the kitchen. Used all over the world by millions of satisfied home cooks and top chefs alike, Thermomix is an unique, cutting-edge appliance that brings professional-style cooking to any home and kitchen, making meals siMple and fun. The colour Touchscreen display and control dial mean it is a breeze to proframme the Thermomix, wich effortlessly performs the functions of virtually every kitchen divide you´ll ever need, including: – Mixing – Blending – Weighing – Steaming – Stirring – Whipping – Emulsifying – Grinding – Controlled Heating – Cooking – Chopping – Kneading.
Bodum Twin Dual Salt and Pepper Grinder
The Bodum twin combo salt and pepper grinder spices up kitchen counters and dinner tables alike. With one easy turn of the colorful silicone band that serves as a non-slip handle, the twin switches between salt and pepper. Its powerful ceramic gears make this manual grinder extremely easy to use, especially because of clear compartments showing when the grinder needs to be refilled. The new twin comes in eight beautiful colors and does not require batteries to operate.
ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, White/Stainless
Joule is the smallest, most powerful sous vide tool available. It heats water faster than any other immersion circulator or precision cooker and holds the temperature with absolute accuracy to ensure perfect results every time. Controlled exclusively by a groundbreaking app that empowers sous vide veterans and novices alike, Joule gives you the freedom to cook from anywhere.
Breville Smart Coffee Grinder Pro
With 60 unique settings, this programmable conical burr grinder maximizes the potential of any brew. Choose between ‘cups’ for French Press or Filter and ‘shots’ for Espresso to get the right dose for the coffee you’re brewing. Grind directly into a portafilter or an air-tight container.
Circle with Disney – Parental Controls and Filters for your Family’s Wireless Devices
Circle allows your family to manage all of your home’s connected devices. With Circle, parents can now filter online content and limit online screen time as well as set an Internet bedtime for every connected device in the home. Circle can even Pause the Internet and share what kids are up to online. How it Works: Circle pairs wirelessly or via ethernet to your home router and allows you to manage online access for every device on the network: smartphones, gaming consoles, tablets, smart TVs, online gaming consoles, laptops and desktops. Using an iOS or Android app, families create unique profiles for every member of the home and from there, help shape each person’s online experience. If you want to extend Circle’s settings to your family’s mobile devices on 4G LTE and other Wi-Fi Networks, you can add our Circle Go service (optional subscription).
iRobot Braava 380t Robot Mop
Designed to mop floors quickly and efficiently, the new iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot systematically covers your entire floor in a single pass. Braava uses disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths to pick up dirt, hair and dust from all your hardsurface floors including tile, vinyl, hardwood and laminate. Just attach a cloth, set Braava down, press a button and off it goes, using advanced robotic technology to track where it’s been and where it needs to go. It’s whisper-quiet too, so you can go about your daily activities without disruption. The included Turbo Charge Cradle is a convenient, one-stop charging and storage space, charging Braava 380t in as fast as two hours. Braava uses either disposable cleaning cloths, including Swiffer brand, or reusable microfiber cloths to remove dirt, dust and hair from your floors so you don’t have to. Braava has two cleaning modes to choose from depending on the job you need done. In sweep mode, Braava dry mops your floors moving in straight lines using dry cleaning cloths. In mop mode, Braava uses a special back-and-forth mopping action and damp cleaning cloths to lift surface dirt and grime off your floors. With the Pro-Clean System included in Braava 380t, a special Reservoir Cleaning Pad dispenses liquid throughout the cleaning cycle to keep the cloth damp. Cleaning cloths are easy to attach and remove with Braava’s removable magnetic multi-purpose cleaning pad. The NorthStar Navigation System 2 works like an indoor GPS that helps Braava keep track of where it has been and where it needs to go. The NorthStar Navigation Cube projects a signal that Braava uses to determine its location. Additional NorthStar Navigation Cubes can be purchased for the Braava 380t to expand the robot’s dry mopping capabilities for bigger homes. As Braava cleans, it builds a map of the area, mapping walls, obstacles and drop-offs as it encounters them.
SleepCompanion sleep enhancing and monitoring light
SleepCompanion helps you understand the factors that may disrupt the quality of your nights such as the temperature or the noise level in your bedroom while its companion app gives you personalized and actionable advices to get the best of your nights. Because your deserve a better sleep!
RolliCool 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Alexa-Enabled AC Unit with Heater, Dehumidifier, Fan, Mobile App
The COOL 100H is a standing air conditioner with five functions, more than enough ways to make most any room feet comfortable. Cool off after a day under the sun, warm up on a chilly evening, or dehumidify a muggy space. Circulate air in a stuffy room and fall asleep to the soothing white noise of a quiet fan. Control every feature of this small air conditioner via app, remote, and Alexa without getting up from the couch.
SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System
SimpliSafe was built to protect with sensors for every window, door and room. It’s also remarkably intuitive, thoughtfully designed so you can blanket your home with protection and never notice. With 24/7 professional monitoring named the industry’s best, SimpliSafe is always ready to alert the authorities when you need help. It’s just 14.99/month with no contracts.
AIRMEGA 400S The Smarter App Enabled Air Purifier, Compatible with Alexa
The most advanced air purifier, Airmega, was developed by Coway, a company known for creating health-minded technologies.
Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack for One-Touch Control of Smart Home Devices in Any Room
POP Home Switch frees you from app-only control so you can use smart home devices with a push of a switch. Program each switch with up to three custom commands to bring creativity, convenience and control to your connected home.
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