Make your life better and easier with these 35 home tech products that you might not have heard of, yet.
1. Ben and Jerry’s Euphori-Lock
Worried that someone else is gonna gobble up your hard-earned ice cream? You can set a special combination and lock it with this ingenious device! You can buy it over at Amazon for $24.99.
2. Philips Hue Light Bulbs
Control the mood lighting anywhere in your house with these unique bulbs that can be controlled over your Wi-Fi network from your smartphone. Dim, switch off, and cycle through different color palettes within seconds and create your dream atmosphere. Get the starter’s pack from the Apple Store for $199.95.
3. Nest Thermostat
Remotely manage the temperature of your home by installing this digital thermostat control. It communicates with your smartphone so that you can schedule temperature presets and check your energy savings while on the go. You’ll never return to a chilly or overheated house again! Buy it from Nest for $249.
4. MOSAIQQ Digital Backsplash Photo Canvases
Do you want a truly fancy way to display your family photographs? These immense screens respond to your touch, allowing you to flip through photo albums and even view your home surveillance footage. Contact MOSAIQQ directly for home purchases.
5. August Smart Lock
Analog keys are finally falling out of style. Since we’ve always got our smartphones on us, it seems natural that a new locking system would allow us to unlock our front doors with a mobile app. This is great for organizations that also want to monitor door access logs. Pre-order the August Smart Lock for $249.99 on their company website.
6. Belkin iPad Refrigerator Mount
Do you use your iPad while in the kitchen cooking? Pull up a recipe or put on some Netflix, and then mount the screen on your refrigerator for easy viewing. You can snag this fancy iPad holder from Belkin for $39.99.
7. Prima Cinema Private IMAX Theater
Who needs to go to the local theater when you can just enjoy the hottest films in their theatrical master formats. Prima Cinema dealers equip your existing home theater with encrypted streaming access to current theater hits. Connect with an authorized dealer by visiting the Prima Cinema website.
You won’t need to lift another finger to sweep up or vacuum your floors again. The Roomba is an automated vacuum that rolls around the home, picking up dust and debris for you. Roomba models range between $399.99 – $699.99 on the iRobot website.
9. The Kohler Numi Toilet
The motion activated toilet seat and lid automatically adjust themselves once you approach this toilet. The Numi even syncs with your mobile devices over Bluetooth, so that you can enjoy some music while sitting on the throne. Pick up this high tech toilet from a Registered Kohler Showroom.
10. SimpliSafe Home Security
Instead of working with a pricey home security network, you can install a home monitoring system yourself. The Simplisafe Plus Package comes with motion sensors, water detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and freeze sensors that will send alerts to your mobile device once a potential emergency is detected. Buy it on Amazon for $259.95.
11. Belkin WeMo Switch
Take home automation to the next level by plugging your appliances into this unique Belkin WeMo adapter. You’ll be able to remotely control the off and on status of these electronics from your mobile devices. The next time you feel lazy, just switch the coffee maker on from your bed. Buy it from Belkin for $49.99.
12. iSmart Alarm
This is another automated home security system that can be customized with real time camera surveillance, contact sensors, and motion detectors. Build your own home security system at the iSmart website.
13. Bed Bath and Beyond Flameless Candles
Flames pose a risk to our children, pets, and home. This can be bad news for homeowners who enjoy the ambiance created by traditional candles. You can recreate this environment with flameless, battery operated LED candles sold by Bed Bath and Beyond for $5.99.
14. iPico Wireless Projector
Display footage from your Apple iOS device directly onto the wall with this insanely portable projector, which delivers a 16:9 aspect ration. Pick this gadget up from Amazon for $37.40.
15. Dropcam Pro Camera
DIY home surveillance has never been so fun! Keep an eye on your home with the Dropcam mobile apps, stay in touch with family members with the built-in two-way radios, and watch for late-night intruders with infrared camera vision. Get your home spy on with at the Dropcam store and pick up the pro bundle for $199.
16. iBaby Baby Monitor
Don’t feel like you have to jump out of bed for every single noise your baby makes. Keep an eye on them from your smartphone or tablet by purchasing the iBaby monitor camera from iBaby Labs for $129.95.
17. Chamberlain MyQ Garage
Worried that your teenager is sneaking out with the family car at night? Keep tabs on your garage door activity with this unique monitor, just $129.99 from the Chamberlain website.
18. Belkin Motion Detector and Switch
Do you want your home appliances to switch on or off once you walk into the room? Well this little gadget is for you. Snag it from Belkin for $79.99.
19. Brookstone Wireless Key Finder
Are you an absent minded person who constantly loses their keys? Force your keys to make loud noises until you find them with this handy helper available through Brookstone.
20. Rambler Socket Extension Cables
Power any device, no matter where it’s located, with this retractable extension cable built right into your home’s walls. Keep an eye out for purchase details on the Yanko Design website.
21. Leaf Thermometer
Remember those mood rings that would change color based on temperature. Well now you can monitor how cold it is outside with this color changing leaf decoration. Find it on Amazon for $13.99.
22. Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case
Well, it’s never too early to teach your child how to play with your smartphone or tablet. You can protect it from your child’s temper tantrums with this extremely durable and drool resistant case. Available from Fisher-Price for $11.99.
23. Sonos Speakers
Forget Bose, these are some of the highest quality home entertainment speakers you’ll find. Check out the Play:1 for a true surround sound experience for $199 in the Sonos store.
24. Hi-Can Bed
Instead of watching TV from your bed, what if you could enjoy movies and video games from a projector and screen built into your bed? This extreme entertainment and relaxation system can be yours for 42,000 Euros on the HiCan webpage.
25. Scanomat TopBrewer
Watch as the Scanomat app becomes your barista, communicating directly with the coffee machine to customize the bean grind, water temperature, and milk pour to your drink specifications. Find a local certified dealer at Scanomat.
26. Airocide Air Purifier
Knock allergens out of your house and life with this silent hi-tech air purifier designed to look like a piece of modern art. Own it now for $799.99 at Airocide.
27. Zeta Fireplace
Are you looking for a way to update your old-fashioned gas fireplace? Replace it with the energy-efficient modern curved steel and glass Zeta, available for $10,900 at EcoSmart Fire.
28. The Bonaverde Coffee Machine
Most of us don’t participate in the coffee roasting process. That’s typically done when we purchase coffee beans at the store. But the Bonaverde accepts fresh green coffee beans so that you can roast these suckers and instantly turn them into coffee. Yum. Reserve a system now for 299 Euros at Bonaverde.
29. Winbot Window Cleaner
Are you sick of getting out ladders and meticulously wiping down glass windows and doors to avoid dirt build up or streaking? Buy a robot to do it for you! The Winbot clings to glass with superb suction power and cleans surfaces automatically. Buy it at Bed Bath and Beyond for $399.
30. Acoustable Speaker Table
Are your laptop speakers just not cutting it? Well you can get high-quality remote controlled audio from this unique coffee table that comes with a speaker built into it. Contact Acoustable directly for pricing information.
31. Sharper Image Heated Shaving Cream Dispenser
You probably didn’t even know that you needed this. Fight away the morning chill by lathering pre-heated shaving cream onto your face. Get fancy with this shaving accessory available from the Sharper Image for $39.99.
32. Google Chrome Cast
Are you a Google Play addict? Want to stream media instantly from all of your iOS and Android mobile devices directly to your TV? This little $35 gadget from Google will take care of your streaming entertainment needs.
33. Crestron Motorized Shades
Homes are becoming so automated, that you don’t even need to stand up to close the shades and keep the sun out. Cut down on your power bill with shades that close at the hottest times of the day. Get a home solutions quote directly from Crestron.
34. Nespresso Maestria
Coffee pod beverages never tasted better. This is the ultimate convenient coffee shop experience. The Maestria preheats in just 25 seconds so that you can channel your own barista at home and foam milk for lattes and cappuccinos. Buy it for $449 at Nespresso.
You don’t even have to go outside for freshly grown veggies and herbs anymore. Take your garden indoors with these electronic ecosystems. They provide plants with valuable LED “sunlight” so that you can grow basil, parsley, mint, and more from your kitchen counter. Find the indoor garden that best fits your home at the AeroGarden store.
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