Smart home devices are great to have, but can be very expensive. But now there’s a new gadget that uses your already existing smartphone to modernize your home. This method is not only cost effective, but also practical.
Rico is a smart home pod that has a set of built-in sensors. Features of the device includes CO2 sensors, motion detectors, temperature controls and more.
When paired with Rico smart sockets, home owners can control a handful of electronics. Essentially, the sockets are used for automation purposes, allowing individuals to schedule tasks and add functionality to basic, everyday tools.
Rico comes with an official app that people can use to setup their home. The app can also be used to compile and view data, which ensures one’s home is optimized at all times. The device starts at $99 (early bird special). There are other packages to choose from, depending on how many smart sockets you need.
Rico – Turn your used smartphone into a smarthome device | Kickstarter