Our Favorite Smart Products for 2017
Smart tech makes our lives so much easier. With the swipe of a finger, you can automate, evaluate and execute multiple tasks around the house from your mobile device.
Some of the smart products in 2017 are simply genius must-haves, and we’ve got the scoop on the ones that are worth it.
For years, our appliances have touted energy saving stand-by modes. Now your power outlets can do the same to help you further reduce energy consumption and costs.
From your smartphone, you can deactivate wall outlets, or power them back on. Power on a lamp or television for a few hours in the evening to keep your home aglow, even when you’re not home. Or, power down the TV and gaming console when it’s bedtime for the kids.
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Wi-Fi Light Bulbs
Remember the dimmer switches and three-way light bulbs of the 1980s? Lighting has undergone a major enhancement thanks to the help of smart tech. Now one light source can change hues and intensity to meet your mood or needs. Bright white for work hours, and soothing amber for after-hours are on the digital menu. Shop for your new bulbs at Amazon.
Love to save money? So do we. That’s why smart thermostats should be on your radar.
These gadgets learn your heating and cooling preferences after a few days of manual adjustments, then automatically start regulating the temperature in your home to fit your schedule. After all, there’s no need to waste energy on heating and air conditioning when nobody is home. Browse thermostat options at Ace.
Smart Coffee Makers
Hard time waking up? Us too.
But there are multiple coffee makers on the market that you can automate and schedule. Wake up to fresh-brewed coffee or start a new pot while wrapping up at the gym. With access from your smartphone, you’ll have a sufficient supply of coffee at all times. Ebay has some great choices available.
Home Security System
We’ve all left the house wondering if we remembered to lock the front door or close the garage door. Now there are apps that let you check the security status of your house. Some are even equipped with video surveillance so you can see your home the moment an alarm is tripped. Uniden stocks an array of home security and video surveillance tools.
Sure, you’ve used baby monitors to keep tabs on the little one, but now you can do the same using video surveillance and check in from anywhere. Catch a glimpse of the housekeeper, babysitter or kids at any time with an in-home live feed straight to your smartphone or computer. We also like Ring, a doorbell that records activity on your front porch.
Finally, smart speakers are on the rise for both office and home use. These Wi-Fi-enabled, voice-activated gadgets allow you to stream your favorite music services, search the web for verbal answers, listen to newscasts, and even order food delivery, just by calling out to the device.
These hands-free speakers make daily life easier for those with limited vision or mobility. SMARTHOME has hundreds of smart speaker options available.
Learn about even more smart products in 2017 by browsing some of our favorite online retailers, including Best Buy. Is this the year you make your home smarter?