90+ Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter
These are the home tech products we all went gaga over this year.
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hum by Colgate Smart Battery Toothbrush Kit
Brush smarter, and better, with the Colgate Smart Battery Toothbrush Kit. It comes with a timer to let you know when you’re done brushing.
Click and Grow Smart Garden
The energy-efficient LED grow lights in the Click and Grow Smart Garden will grow fresh herbs and vegetables indoors no matter the weather. This simplifies smart gardening (and best yet, it’s an affordable price).
OXO Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop
Deep clean laptops, tablets and smartphones with this double-sided cleaning brush. The soft brushes sweep away dirt and dust without scratching screens or damaging keys.
Automatic Pet Feeder
Schedule feeds and never forget a feed again with this automatic pet feeder. And you can control it from anywhere with an app.
DMoose Cable Management Box
Minimize clutter and keep your cords organized with the DMoose Cable Management Box. This product is versatile and will make an immediate impact.
Lighted Beanie Hat
Samsung Electronics Samsung Qi Wireless Charger and UV Sanitizer
Sanitize and charge at the same time with this innovative product. It only takes 10 minutes but also can stay in longer as it charges.
Verilux UV-Free Therapy Lamp
Customize your Verilux UV-Free Therapy Lamp for effective, safe, and natural light therapy. It can be used at home and on tabletops like desks, nightstands, and counters, making it perfect for the winter blues, insomnia, sunlight deprivation, shift work, office employees, and for seniors.
Long Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer
Check meat temperatures from 165 feet away with this long-range thermometer. It will help you estimate how long you have left cooking. And it’s dishwasher safe!
LEVOIT Air Purifier
You’ll wonder how you ever lived without clean air once you buy this air purifier by LEVOIT. It’s compact but works well in small or medium-sized rooms. This air purifier works well for households with children, Asthma sufferers and pets.
Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook
Never buy another paper notebook again. This smart reusable notebook can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, giving you a fresh start time and time again.
Automatic Pan Stirrer
Give your wrists a break. The automatic pan stirrer by Uutensil is self-rotating and comes with three speed options. It’s cordless and battery-operated.
SUPRUS Rechargeable Electric Lighter
Matches and traditional lighters are a thing of the past. This rechargeable electric lighter does not release butane and prevents the electric pulse produced from being blown out by strong wind.
360° Rotatable Wristband Phone Holder
Don’t drop your phone again! This 360° Rotatable Wristband Phone Holder is great for active people looking to steadily hold their phone while in motion.
Bluetooth-Enabled Record Player
Transport back in time while staying in touch with modern technology with this classy bluetooth-enabled record player. It comes in a wide range of colors, too.
Ember Mug² Temperature Control Smart Mug
Get the mug of the future, today! This temperature-controlled smart mug uses an LED light to indicate when your beverage has reached the perfect temperature.
LumiLux Toilet Light with Motion Detection Sensor
No more fumbling in a dark bathroom at night. The LumiLux Toilet Light has motion detectors to sense when it’s time for the lights to come on. Plus, how cool do they look?
Dyson Air Multiplier
The Dyson Air Multiplier projects smooth, high-velocity airflow without blades and choppy air. See why people can’t stop raving about it!
SD and TF Card Reader
This card reader works on nearly any device and saves you the constant plugging and pulling of plugs.
TP-Link AC1200 WiFi Extender
Tired of slow internet when you move away from the router? Well, a WiFi extender is a great option to alleviate those headaches. This model by TP-Link covers up to 1,500 square feet and 25 devices.
Neato Botvac Vacuum
Tired of vacuum repair? The Botvac Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum from Neato lets you control the vacuum from wherever you are. Have last-minute company coming over for dinner? Start the robot vacuum before you leave work. And, it has two cleaning modes and includes an ultra-performance filter which makes it easy-to-clean.
Anova Sous Vide with Bluetooth
If it’s too cool outside to grill, try cooking in the Anova Sous Vide with Bluetooth. And this sous vide (a method of cooking food slowly in a vacuum-sealed pouch at a low temperature so as to retain most of the juice and aroma) precision cooking device will cook that roast or steak to the perfect temperature every time, and you can keep track of the cooking process via its Bluetooth system.
BleepBleeps Sammy Screamer Motion Alarm
Finally something to determine who took the last cookie. No more false accusations flying around or flimsy evidence being served as fact, the offending party will be caught red-handed right at home. You can go ahead and figure out that punishment but BleepBleeps’ Sammy Screamer Motion Alarm (that might make a case for a such thing as too much alliteration) can prevent social disgrace.
Netatmo Healthy Home Coach
Netatmo’s smart indoor air quality monitor might just be what your house needs in order to determine what’s floating around in the air. It will show the best noise levels for sleeping or the right humidity levels for a child with asthma. If you feel like your air quality could improve, try these 12 natural ways to improve air quality.
Some say “Bose or bust” thanks to the brand’s incredible reputation in home audio. The Bose SoundTouch is a classic space-saving audio device. Along with dedicated remotes featuring assignable shortcut buttons, the SoundTouch supports Bluetooth streaming in addition to WiFi, allowing it to stream audio beyond built-in music sources like Sirius XM and Spotify.
Luxe Bidet Neo 120
Even your tush needs a little luxury, which is why people are going crazy for this trending bidet toilet attachment. Rather than purchasing a bidet, you can save a lot of money with this small accessory. It’s a single nozzle, non-electric mechanical bidet attachment that uses fresh water for ultimate self-cleaning without the overuse of toilet paper.
OxyLED Motion Sensor Light
The nice thing about the OxyLED motion sensor light is that it only turns on when you need it and will only stay on for as long as you need it. It can be mounted just about anywhere and give light where you need it. It’s battery-operated, which means it’s one less thing to have to worry about being an energy vampire.
Neurio Home Energy Monitor
Take a peek at what’s zapping up all the juice at home with the Neurio Home Energy Monitor. It will provide a real-time display of the energy consumption in your home and can help you reduce your energy costs.
iRobot Braava Jet 240 Robot Mop
Maybe having the robots taking over isn’t such a bad thing if it means they can clean the floors like the iRobot Braava Jet 240 Robot Mop. The robotic mope will tackle dirt and stains like dried coffee and soda with a vibrating cleaning head.
Friday Lock from Friday Labs
Friday Labs says its Friday Lock is the smallest smart door lock in the world. Friday is also one of the locks from smaller companies that offer the “unlock automatically and interaction-free” feature. And Friday Lock is quick and easy to install and comes with several shell covers to match any home décor. Unlike any of the previous offerings, Friday also has a rechargeable battery, however, and it’s one of the more expensive locks here.
Home Smart Vent
A Home Smart Vent will work to coordinate the temperatures in each room of your house. It will redirect air between rooms to balance the temperature for smarter HVAC.
August Smart Lock Pro
The August Smart Door Lock Pro is a full-featured but discrete smart deadbolt. And means is that you only replace the portion of the deadbolt on the inside of the door and leave the existing keyway on the outside. You can then lock and unlock the deadbolt by twisting it from the inside, using the phone app, or vocally using Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri.
Digital Bottle Locking Cap
Ever wished it took a password to let people into your private stock? Whether you have an expensive bottle of wine you want to be kept sacred or you’d like to secure certain medicines from reaching your little one’s hands, this digital bottle locking cap will keep everyone away from your items. If you use a digital lock, only the person with the combination can open it!
Woof Washer 360
Love to go on hikes with your pup, but hate the grime they come home with? Before you spend one more moment on your hands and knees, scrubbing them down between vigorous shakes, try this weirdly efficient tool. This trending dog washer gently cleans your canine’s coat in one clean sweep.
Smartphone With Thermal Imaging
The CAT S60 Android smartphone (catphones.com) is far more rugged than a consumer-grade phone. It’s shatterproof up to a 6-ft. drop onto concrete, dust-proof, shockproof and waterproof down to 5 meters for up to an hour. This phone works in temps from minus 13 to 131 degrees F, and the touch screen has glove-on and wet-finger tracking ability, so it operates in any weather.
Weber iGrill 3
The Weber iGrill 3, which is compatible with the brand’s Genesis II and Genesis II LX gas grills, allows you to closely monitor your food so you get perfect results every time. The Bluetooth-enabled device supports up to four probes and sends information such as food temperature, cook time and even propane tank levels to your smartphone or tablet via the Weber iGrill app. Upgrade your grill with any of these cool gadgets.
Lutron Caseta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit
Get your home on the path to automation with the Lutron Caseta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit.
It was only a matter of time before someone brought the traditional doorbell into the 21st century. With the Ring Video Doorbell you can enhance your home security and just make your life easier in general. The Ring Doorbell connects to your home Wi-Fi network and takes HD video of the area directly outside of your door. You can then access the camera’s video feed through an app on your phone from anywhere in the world, whether you are in your backyard or in another country.
Electrical Tools With Onboard Voltage Tester
Non-contact voltage testers are great for making sure the power is off before you start an electrical project. But the testers are easy to lose track of and misplace—which pocket is it in?
Tool manufacturer Gardner Bender solves the problem of lost testers by incorporating a tester right into the handles of its wire stripper and screwdriver—tools you’re bound to have on hand whenever you’re doing electrical work. Simply press the button and move the tool handle near the wires to test before touching. Or, slide the tester off the tool handle to use it as a freestanding unit.
Find the GST-70M Circuit Alert Voltage sensing stripper and SDT-10 screwdriver at home centers and online.
Super-Fast Wi-Fi Router
If you’re into wireless home video streaming or gaming, or home automation, you need a Wi-Fi router with the best range and fastest speed. Most Wi-Fi routers have a hard time delivering all the available bandwidth when multiple users are online. That’s because they deliver data to only one device at a time. So everyone’s speed is based on the speed of the oldest and slowest device in use at the time. The Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wireless Router solves that problem by adding an extra traffic lane. When the router sees a slowpoke device come online, it diverts the faster devices to the new traffic lane, so everybody gets the fastest possible speed.
Answer or Open the Door From Any Phone with Viking Electronics
You get packages and you don’t want them sitting on your doorstep. Or, you need to open the door for housecleaners and contractors when you’re not at home. Forget the spare keys. Forget the dead bolt codes. These two products from Viking Electronics allow you to answer the door, speak with the visitor from any phone anywhere, and even open the door remotely.
Install the C-250 controller between the landline demarcation box and your home phones or between your router and your VoIP box. Connect the controller to the Viking E-40-BN-EWP door box. Then program the controller to dial up to five family cell phone numbers. When a visitor presses the button, the controller rings your home phone with a double ring so you know it’s a visitor at the door and not a regular phone call. Answer the door and open the door from any home phone.
When you leave the house, simply program the controller to forward the door box calls to your cell phone. If you don’t have land or VoIP service, leave the controller in call forwarding mode and it’ll send all door box calls to a portable phone. The forwarded call will show up on your portable phone’s screen as your front door. Answer the call and enter a code to activate your door strike or Wi-Fi-enabled dead bolt. The Viking units are a bit pricey, but they’re commercial-grade products, so they’ll last much longer than cheaper consumer-grade versions.
TrickleStar Motion-Sensor Power Strip Trims Your Electric Bill
Your cable/satellite box, Blu-ray player, TV sound system and streaming devices all draw power 24/7, even when the TV is off. It’s the same with your computer and its attached printer, scanner and accessory speakers. The TrickleStar Motion Sensor PowerStrip shuts off those power-sucking devices when they’re not being used. It takes its cues from whatever device (TV or computer) is plugged into the ‘control’ receptacle, along with input from the attached motion sensor.
Here’s how it works. When you turn on the TV or computer, the power strip immediately powers up three switched receptacles for your accessories/peripherals. When you turn the TV or computer off, it shuts off the switched receptacles. And, if the TV or computer is on, but you leave the room for 30 minutes or longer, the motion sensor shuts off the switched receptacles. Come back and it powers them back up. The unit has one control receptacle, three switched receptacles and three always-on receptacles, along with built-in surge protection (1080 joules) for all outlets.
Vacuum Dustpan Saves Your Back
You may think this Crowley Jones EV1850 Eye-Vac Pro Electric Dustpan represents the ultimate in laziness. But if you have back issues, this smart vacuum/dustpan is for you. Just set the unit to automatic mode and sweep the debris toward it. The motion sensor detects when your broom is within range and starts up the vacuum. Aim the dirt pile toward the suction port and the vacuum will suck it up. If you have pets, they may activate the motion detector when they walk by. That’s why there’s a switched manual mode to activate the vacuum.
Digital Fence Gauge
This digital height gauge (Wixey WR25 Mini Digital Height Gauge) lets you set your table saw blade to a precise height. But we found another great use for it: It’s the perfect tool for setting the fence on your router table. Zero the meter and pull the gauge until the depth you want shows on the screen. Then lock the fence in place, precisely where you want it.
WaterCop: Automatic Water Shutoff
A little leak can lead to huge costs and headaches. That’s why there are water shutoff systems like the WaterCop control valve. Install it right after your main shutoff valve, then locate water sensors (sold separately) near the most likely leaks (water heater, toilets, dishwasher, etc.). If a sensor detects water, it wirelessly signals the valve to shut off. You can also install a temperature sensor that shuts off the water when indoor temperatures fall to 38 degrees F. That won’t prevent the pipes from bursting if they freeze, but it will prevent a flood. Visit the manufacturer’s site for more information.
Save 10 Percent on Your AC Bill with QwikSEER+ WattSaver
Most furnaces and heat pumps run the air-conditioning blower motor at a fixed speed regardless of the conditions inside your home. But the QwikSEER+ WattSaver add-on controller board makes your AC system more efficient by running the blower motor at the optimal speed to match the temperature and humidity levels in your home. It’s proven to save at least 10 percent on your annual AC bill.
You can install the unit yourself if you can follow an electrical schematic and feel comfortable cutting a small hole in the sheet metal plenum to mount a sensor on the evaporator coil. Don’t want to do it yourself? An HVAC pro can do it in less than an hour. The QwikSEER+ WattSaver pays for itself in about two years, depending on your AC usage and the electric rates in your area. For more information, visit the manufacturer’s site.
Chromo H2OVibe Rain Shower with Wireless Speaker
Feel free to sing along with your favorite tune with this rain showerhead with wireless speaker from H20Vibe. The showerhead includes a rain-style showerhead and the little water holes surround a Bluetooth speaker. It can connect to your music source up to 33 ft. away. Bonus: Reviewers not only liked the wireless capabilities, but said the showerhead offered strong water flow.
Bose 251 SE Environmental Speakers
Deck out your deck with these environmental speakers from Bose, featuring a full stereo sound over a wide listening area. The weather-resistant speakers have been tested to withstand snow, rain, salt and extreme temperatures, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically with included brackets/hardware. The small and sleek look keeps them out of sight, blending easily into your environment. Inside each speaker you’ll find 2-1/2-inch full-range drivers that promise full stereo sound across a much wider area than conventional outdoor speakers. Check out this tutorial on how to build speaker stands.
Samsung HW-K950 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos
Another soundbar that can’t be missed is this topnotch option from Samsung. The sleek design doesn’t sacrifice quality, thanks to the multiple built-in speakers (is 15 enough for you?!) that point up and out, allowing you to feel like you’re smack dab in the middle of a symphony, or beneath a rain storm. The Dolby Atmos-equipped device is designed to bring out even the most subtle sounds, and thanks to the side-firing speakers built in, you’re able to hear crisp audio no matter where you are in the room.
Smartphone-friendly Garage Door Opener: Chamberlain MyQ-Garage
This Chamberlain MyQ-Garage includes a few very useful “bells and whistles.” It has a hefty 1-1/4-hp motor and a battery backup (so it’ll work even if the power is out). The door starts out slowly, picks up speed, and then slows down before reaching the top or bottom. That, in conjunction with the belt drive, makes it super quiet. And, with the included smartphone app, you can open and close your garage door (or check it you left the door open) from nearly anywhere.
Smarter Smart Bulbs: GE’s C Light Bulbs
The new line of LED lightbulbs from GE, simply called “C,” can be directly controlled with a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth — no central hub necessary. There are two types of bulbs in the “C” line: The “C Life” is an all-purpose light perfect for the kitchen, living room or office. The “C Sleep” bulb has been designed to support the body’s natural circadian rhythms, which can help you sleep more soundly. It emits a traditional soft light for the day; a warm, calming light before bedtime; and a crisp, energizing light in the morning. Using an app, the lights can be dimmed and set to a timer as a group or individually. When run for three hours a day, the bulbs should last 20 years!
You can start thinking about replacing lights in your new workshop area with LED lights.
Robotic Lawn Mower: Automower
The Automower from Husqvarna works great. The guide wire that runs around the perimeter of your yard is held down with stakes, so no trenching was necessary, and programming is simple. The whole setup took less than 90 minutes. What makes this machine excel is the retractable, razor-like cutting blades. They’re just a fraction of the size of thick steel blades, which results in clean cuts, longer run-times and super-quiet operation.
Prevent Port Damage to Your Smartphone or Laptop
My 3-year-old granddaughter thought the USB ports on my son’s laptop would be a great place to hide her hairclips. It was powered up at the time, and the clips shorted out the $800 main board (he had to remind himself how precious she is).
The service guy said port damage is common, and not just from little gremlins jamming hairclips in them. Dust, dirt and metal fragments can accumulate in the ports and cause damage when you jam the plug in. So my son sealed his smartphone and laptop ports with silicone anti-dust stoppers. It’s really cheap insurance against costly repairs. — Rick Muscoplat, Contributing Editor
Soil Testing Made Easy: General 4-in-1 Soil Condition Meter
For the aspiring gardener or a lawn enthusiast, check out the General 4-in-1 Soil Condition Meter. Stick it in the ground and you can measure soil pH, moisture content and temperature. Plus, it’ll tell you how much sunlight falls on any particular spot in the course of a day. The pH meter isn’t as reliable as having samples tested in a lab, but General claims an accuracy rate of within .5 percent, which is close enough for most plants and grass. Serious gardeners and turf lovers use that information to get the most out of their gardens and lawns. This little tool might add a bit more green to your thumb too.
Best Night-Light in History: SnapRays Guidelight
Event though SnapRays Guidelight is just a lowly night-light, it’s practically perfect in every way. Here’s why:
- Everyone needs it: If the sun goes down where you live, you need a few night-lights, right?
- Anyone can install it: It takes all of 60 seconds. Remove the single screw on the old cover plate, snap in the Guidelight and reinstall the screw. That’s it.
- It’s inexpensive to operate: The three tiny LEDs come on only when it’s dark, thanks to the light sensor built into the cover.
- It’s not an ugly plug-in. It looks exactly like an ordinary cover plate. The LEDs at the bottom light up the floor right where you need it.
- The price is reasonable and they cost even less per light if you buy a bunch.
The Guidelight is powered by two little prongs that snap over the terminal screws on the receptacle. Brilliant! No batteries, no wiring, no nuthin! You have a choice of two outlet cover types in ivory, almond or white.
Power, Cubed: E-More Cube
Long power strips are a great invention, but some electrical plugs are such space hogs that you can’t use all the available outlets. And what about your phone, tablet and other USB devices?
The E-More Cube has four three-prong power outlets as well as two USB charging ports. The outlets are configured so there’s no competition for charging space. The Cube is power-surge protected and takes up less space than a strip on a workshop or countertop. Plus, it looks cool! You can get one at many online retail sites.
Surge Protection is Cheap Insurance
There’s a bunch of surge protectors to choose from at home centers these days, and they’re more affordable than ever. The six-outlet model shown here, made by Defiant, is available at The Home Depot. It’s so inexpensive, there’s no reason not to install them throughout the whole house. And don’t forget about your larger appliances. Today’s washers, dryers and refrigerators have electronic circuit boards that can be destroyed by surges.
Faber Hood T-Light
A new vent hood can quickly transform a kitchen and the T-Light from Faber stands out with clean lines and bright LED light. With five models, smart appliances powerful Evo Motor guarantees better results in terms of energy efficiency and reduced noise.
June Intelligent Oven
Make cooking a breeze with the June Intelligent Oven. The countertop convention oven comes with a built-in camera that recognizes more than 20 foods and cooks them automatically. And the oven also boasts that it’s easy to clean.
Crock-Pot WeMo Enabled Smart Slow Cooker
Give your oven a break and control your dinner from anywhere with the WeMo Crock-Pot slow cooker. Just use your smart device and the WeMo App (free) to adjust or schedule cooking time and temperature. Dinner will be ready when you are!
Sonos Wireless Speaker System
Sonos wireless speakers allow you to stream music in any room with these speakers and works great with Amazon’s Alexa. The set is fairly simple: just plug it in, download the free app and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. It makes entertaining easier and doesn’t require a bunch of wiring work in your ceiling.
If you like the challenge of a DIY project like installing audio in every room, learn how to do it.
Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Shades
Let Lutron handle the hassle of opening and closing shades with its remote-controlled shades. The insulated honeycomb model has a R rating for insulation of 4.3 whereas a typical double-pane window has an R-value of 2. The shades can be controlled anywhere through the Luton App and Smart Bridge.
It can even compensate for battery voltage like if one shade has new batteries and the shade next to it has older batteries they will still move at the same speed.
Nest has got it right with the second-generation model of its Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. It integrates with Nest’s Learning Thermostat and Nest Cam. It will test for low batteries and communicate with other Nest devices in a home. It can tell you where the problem is and uses two wavelengths of light to look for both fast and slow burning fires.
Find out how to maintain smoke alarms in your home.
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
The Ecobee smart thermostat does everything but the dishes around the house it seems. It works well with Amazon’s Alexa and claims to save homeowners an average of 23 percent annually. It can tell when someone’s home and which rooms are occupied.
Find out if a Wi-Fi thermostat is right for you.
Google Home Max
Google took high fidelity to the max with its Google Home Max sound system. The device uses Smart Sound to adjust to the acoustics of a room. Users get a library of 40 million songs to choose from through YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora and more. Users can stream music through it or plug it into a record player.
Wink Hub 2
The Wink Hub 2 offers more memory, Bluetooth support and better network support than the original. It improves connectivity between devices and supports Z-Wave products, Apple products and Alexa. It retails for $199.
Logitech Harmony Elite
Don’t get overburdened home tech items and check out Logitech’s Harmony Elite system. It includes a remote that can access all smart home devices to lower the blinds, dim lights, lock the doors and other functions. It works with Alexa, Lutron, Roku, Hue, Sonos, Apple TV, Nest and Sony, among others.
Netgear Arlo Pro 2
The Arlo Pro 2 captures 1080p HD quality video and has an option to keep nonstop recordings saved in the cloud. It also comes with a rechargeable battery, is weather resistant and has night vision. It will keep a rolling seven days of motion and sound-triggered recording for free. It is compatible with Alexa, IFTTT and Stringify.
ADT has teamed with Amazon Alexa to allow homeowners to voice control their home security. Owners can tell Alexa to tell ADT to turn off a lamp or close a garage door.
Abode Home Security Starter Kit
Abode has provided total home security in one kit. The starter kit includes sensors for the mini door/window, a remote KeyFob and a motion sensor. It will send alerts to a phone anytime a door gets opened, if so desired. The gateway, abode’s central hub that connects all of the devices in the home, has a built-in 93-decibel siren and doors automatically lock when you leave. Also, an added camera can allow homeowners to see what tripped an alarm. It also works with Nest’s Camera and Thermostat to provide total security.
Philips Hue Bulbs
Philips has finally provided an answer to whether the lights were left on at home with its Hue Bulbs. The Hue app connects to the lights, which you can turn on and off remotely. The app also allows users to set schedules for lights.
Perfect Bake Pro
The Perfect Bake Pro comes equipped with Bluetooth, three color-coded bowls, an oven thermometer, stainless steel scale and a LCD display to make baking easy. Use the recipe app to find out what you can make with what’s in your pantry. Perfect Bake will scale recipes to what you have available like if a recipe calls for a square pan but all you have is a round pan, the app will do the math for you. Once you begin mixing the device will tell you when to stop pouring each ingredient.
Eufy RoboVac 11
The RoboVac 11 provides a quiet vacuum option for users. It does not have Wi-Fi but comes with a high-performance filter fit for finding pet hair. It can cover hard floors and thin carpet as well through the use of a remote or it will run automatically. It has a run time of 1-½ hours on its batteries.
iRobot Roomba 690
The Roomba 690 has added connectivity with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to provide a more complete integration of smart devices in the home. It also comes with the iRobot HOME app so you can clean and schedule cleaning from your phone.
Polaris 9650iQ Pool Cleaner Robot
Polaris Pool has launched a robotic pool cleaner that can be controlled from a phone. A regular cleaning schedule can be set and the iAquaLink Control app will allow users to monitor the status of the canister.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
Simply having an automatic sprinkler system is fine but it isn’t as comprehensive and environmentally conscious as Rachio’s Smart Sprinkler Controller. Rachio’s device will automatically calculate watering cycles based on the specifics of a yard. It will even set up custom zones all in an effort to minimize water usage and decrease runoff.
Viio Bluetooth LED Mirrors
You can finally say, “Mirror, mirror on the wall …” without looking like a lunatic. Actually, the Viio Bluetooth LED Mirror can go in any room and all users to take phones calls while getting ready for the day or play music while showering.
The Kohler shower is connected through a DTV+ showering system, which can create presents for your shower routine. Enjoy listening to classical music while you wash off? That’s a preset! You can preset sounds, water, steam, and lighting for the best shower experience. Once everything is set, just let the system know when to “start my morning shower.”
Nanoleaf Square Color-Changing Light Panels
Nanoleaf introduced its light panels a little less than two years ago and they provide a level of creativity in interior design that hasn’t been seen before. The 12-sided panels can be arranged in any manner and emit any color so desired. It runs with Wi-Fi and is compatible smart devices like the Apple HomeKit and Amazon’s Alexa. The lights can be automated to simulate a sunrise with just your voice.
Onelink Safe & Sound Smart Smoke Alarm
This smart smoke alarm from Onelink will send alerts to mobile devices and even pinpoint where the smoke is coming. The device also works with Alexa. Stay safe by maintaining a smoke detector and learning safety tips for using alert devices.
Arable Mark Crop Sensor
Arable Labs has created a tool designed to collect data around a farm like air temperature to soil moisture. It can help calculate crop yields and crop health, along with providing consumers with information on how the food was produced.
Smartclean Vision.5 Eyewear Ultrasonic Cleaner
The ultrasonic cleaning power of Smartclean’s eyeglass cleaner is appealing because the device can travel anywhere. Just add a little water and let the cleaning power shine up those shades. It runs $78 and cleans in just a few minutes.
Scentee Machina Smart Room Diffuser
Now you can control the smell of your home through your phone, which isn’t really a bad thing. Instead of rushing to clean for house guests and letting loose a jet stream of air freshener, the Scentee Machina Smart Room Diffuser can release snippets of scent throughout the day. There are 14 fragrances to choose from and the technology uses artificial intelligence to analyze your favorite smell. The company plans its first release for sometime in late spring.
Drone Remote Starter
Wish you could start your car from your office on a cold day before you leave work? DroneMobile has you covered. The technology connects your car to your smartphone for a remote start. DroneMobile offers two devices, the DR-5400 module and the DR-3400.
Autoslide Smart Tag Pet Door Kit
If you let your dog out through a sliding glass door, then the Autoslide Smart Tag Pet Door Kit is worth checking out. The kit works through RFID technology located inside of a Smart Pet Tag. As the dog approaches, the door opens. The sensor has a range of up to 10 feet. An app allows users to turn the sensor on and off. Convenience is expensive, this product retails for $890.
Satechi 75W Multiport Travel Charger
This multiport charger from Satechi will power up MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, a Nintendo Switch and a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 among other devices. The multiport allows users to keep wall plug-ins a little clearer. It runs $64.99.
FoodCycler Eco Friendly Food Recycler
The FoodCycler Eco Friendly Food Recycler eliminates much of the hassle of composting. Food scraps can be placed into the device and turned into a nutrient rich soil additive. The whole process takes three hours and can be especially helpful for eco-conscious apartment dwellers or those who don’t have time to maintain a compost pile. It can reduce kitchen scraps up to 90 percent and doesn’t require any additives. The carbon filtration system eliminates any odor and agitators break down the food while it’s heated.
CHFUN Rechargeable Bike Tail Light
Bicyclists who use hand signals for their turns are great but those hand signals aren’t so visible at night. CHFUN has that problem solved with a rechargeable bike light that will signal a turn when a bicyclist leans one way or the other as they make a turn. It will hold a charge for around six hours.
Ring Beams Home Security Lights
Ring, a home security tech company, recently acquired LED light company Mr. Beams and announced the launch of several new security products that combine technology from both companies. One of the first collaborative efforts is Ring Beams Home Security Lights. The Mr. Beams lights will illuminate any motion they detect and work in conjunction with Ring’s security cameras and doorbells. An alert will be sent to any connected device when movement is detected so you can see from the camera what’s going on outside.
Methven Aio Modern Hi-Tech Design Bathroom Handheld Shower Handset
Discover one of the most unique showerheads available with the Methven Aio showerhead. Its halo design generates up to 25 percent more spray force than traditional showerheads. The water flows at 2.3 GPM and it’s limescale resistant. Perfect for avoiding any nasty showerhead cleaning. Not your style? Check out some other amazing showerheads.
Innovation knows no bound and the ZeNa Attachment shores up a mild inconvenience in the bathroom — the toilet roll holder. The last thing you need is that thing rolling around on the bathroom floor. ZeNa erases the issue with its toilet paper roll holder. While you’re seeking innovation in the bathroom, try some inspiration, too, with these 13 unique toilet paper and bathroom reading material storage hacks.