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12 Home Tech Add-Ons That Will Change Your Life
With the many ways technology can change your life, why not make your home the smartest it can be?
Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead Vacuum
This isn’t your average vacuum. The cordless aspect of this vacuum makes it so easy to bring around the house, while the V10 motor is the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum, according to the manufacturer. The device can clean for 60 minutes before it needs to be recharged, has a wall-mounted recharging station, quickly transforms to a handheld and is acoustically engineered to absorb vibrations and dampen sound, to keep things quiet no matter what time of day you’re sucking up dirt!
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Ecovac RoboticsS Deebot OZMO 930
When you’re not deep cleaning but want something that can keep up with day-to-day dirt, what’s better than a robotic vacuum? The Ecovac Robotics Deebot OZMO 930 is a robotic vacuum and mop combo that can recognize the type of surface it is operating on. The OZMO mopping technology features an electronically-controlled water pump, sensors that monitor water flow, plus controls to stop the flow to ensure consistent cleaning. There’s also the Smart Cleaning Path technology and interchangeable suction inlet that makes sure all rooms are cleaned of dirt and dried liquid. The device even features laser-based navigation, which allows the robot to learn and continuously adapt to your home for optimum cleaning.
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Mophie Charge Stream Pad+
Whether you need your devices charged fast or the idea of cords frustrates you, get smart with the Mophie Charge Stream Pad+. This high-tech gadget delivers up to 10W of power for fast-charging speeds to your Qi-enabled smartphones. The technology works when the phone is placed on the pad, where the smart charging circuit communicates with the device to determine the correct amount of power needed. You’ll also get a wall adapter and USB-A to micro USB cable.
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MyQ Smart Garage Hub
Gone are the days of forgetting your garage door opener at home! Whenever you need to get into your garage, the MyQ Smart Garage Hub allows yous to open, close and monitor the garage door opener from anywhere using your smart phone.
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Nest Learning Thermostat
One of the best things about making your home “smarter” is the ability to save money while being environmentally friendly. The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself to keep the ideal temperature and help save energy. You’re even able to control it from anywhere with the Nest app.
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Ecovac Robotics WINBOT, The Window Cleaning Robot
Sick of washing your windows? Who isn’t! With the WINBOT, you get the freedom of cordless window cleaning via a small robotic device that features advanced cleaning technologies to clean various kinds of windows quietly and efficiently. There are various models to choose from, including a version meant solely for small windows.
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Kwikset Premis Lock
Quit fumbling around for your keys when you have a bunch of bags in your hand, or worse yet, getting locked out of the house because you don’t have your key at all! Kwikset’s Premis smart lock features superior security in a slim profile. The lock features capacitive touchscreen with white LED, tamper-resistant cover, plus battery and lock status LED. You can unlock your door via Siri, the app or using a code.
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Sonos One Smart Speaker
Sonos is known for making quality products, and this smart speaker is no exception. You can start and control music with your voice, play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices and connect wirelessly with your Sonos home sound system speakers to play music in every room!
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Kenmore Smart Room Air Conditioner
Don’t have central AC in your home? Get Kenmore’s smartest AC window unit yet. The appliance features the Smart AC app that allows you to connect to your smart phone so you can ensure your home is comfortable when you get home. You can turn it on/off right from your phone, change the temperature, set schedules and control modes and fan speeds.
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Sony 4K HDR TV
Can you really change your life and have a smart home without a smart TV?! Sony’s Z9D High Dynamic Range Smart TV is the cream of the crop. The built-in Google Assistant allows you to quickly access movies, TV shows, get answers and control your Sony TV and other connected devices around your home, simply by using your voice. Meanwhile, the Android TV platform allows Home Automation control directly from the TV, via the Logitech Harmony Hub. You can bet the 4K HDR smart TV will take your breath away with its incredible contrast, colors, textures and detail.
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Kenmore Smart Refrigerator
There’s good reason to invest in a smart refrigerator, and Kenmore has you covered. You can control the home appliance from anywhere via the app, whether that means activating the Activate Accela Ice ™ and Max Air Filter, adjusting temperature or checking on the door open/close status.
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Yaasa Smart Adjustable Support Bed
A bed is no longer just a place to rest your head. The Yaasa Smart Adjustable Support Bed has so many features your head will spin. Choose from four different positions to create the perfect sleeping position, enjoy extremely quiet motors when moving the bed, and take advantage of the wall slide technology that ensures your nightstand is always within reach. There’s a remote control for choosing your anti-snore preset and zero gravity position, and even built-in USB outlets on each side.
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