Hey y’all! Since I just bought a home, I wanted to try something a little different this week. I’ve got a fun guest post on home gadgets written by Angela Pearse. Angela is a blogger for Zumper who frequently combines travel with freelance writing. She’s passionate about Art Deco hotels, historical novels, Netflix, hiking and healthy living.
Since this is a little bit of a different format, let me know your thoughts in the comments if you’d like to see fun posts like this in the future! Here it is!
Every now and then, we think of adding appliances or upgrading our home. When adding appliances and gadgets to our home, we always look for additions that will make our everyday life easier and stress-free.
Since we’re living in the technological age, why not take advantage of it?
Here are 10 smart home gadgets that can save you time on mundane chores and help you live life more efficiently.
1. A lock that locks from your phone
Ever rushed out the door and realized later that you may have forgotten to lock it? The thought is so distracting that you’re likely to finish what you’re doing just to come home and check. But with the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, you can check if it’s locked from an app on your phone, and lock it from there too. You also don’t need keys as it uses an access code.
2. An automatic coffee maker
Automatic coffee makers are nothing new. But one that you can program from your phone to make it just how you like it is a bit special. The Behmor Connected Customizable Temperature Control Coffee Maker can be set to presoak beans and control brewing temperature ensuring you’ll always have the perfect cup of Joe. It can also automatically reorders beans or grounds so you never run out.
3. A smart garage door remote
The Nexx Smart Garage Controller is one of those tech home gadgets you’ll wonder how you ever did without. The device is operated through an app on your phone and allows you to open, close and monitor your garage door when you’re away. Got a guest arriving and late home from work? Simply tap on the app to let them in. If you forget to close the garage door it will send you a notification to remind you.
4. Find your keys when you’re running late
Annoying incidents are easily solved by cool home gadgets. Like when you’re running late and your keys are nowhere to be found. Instead of wasting time searching high and low, just jump on your phone and locate them with the Tile Mate Key Finder. This small tile is attached to your keyring and will ring when you push a button. No stress needed!
I, personally, have the Tile Mate attached to my keychain and I can’t express how much time it saved me when looking for my misplaced keys. Not to mention the stress that accumulates when you think you might have lost your keys and keep retracing your daily steps to see where you could have possibly left your keys.
5. Come home to a home that’s the perfect temperature
Do you find certain rooms in your home are freezing cold or overly hot? Now with the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, you can optimize your home’s heating and cooling instantly from an app. This smart temperature sensor is linked to your home’s existing systems and senses when a room is occupied and adjusts the temperature accordingly. It also links up with Amazon’s Alexa so you can create a shopping list, ask for a recipe, play music etc.
6. A robotic vacuum cleaner
Too tired to vacuum after a hard week at work? Sit back and let the Deebot Robotic Vacuum Cleaner do it for you. This deep cleaning robotic vacuum cleaner gets to work quickly and efficiently. Designed for low pile carpets and hardwood floors, the Deebot has smart motion technology and selective cleaning modes, e.g ‘auto’ for general cleaning, ‘single room’ ‘edge mode’ or ‘spot mode’ for specific cleaning. You can even schedule a clean when you’re at work and monitor the status from your phone.
7. A mat that notifies you to let your dog out
If you have a puppy, then you should definitely add this home gadget to the list of things you need to buy. Often puppies will sit by the door quietly, and you don’t know they want to be let out. That’s when accidents are likely to happen. The Barking Mat helps to potty train your pooch by producing a bark or chime to notify you. You can also choose to have it set to silent and be notified by your cell phone instead.
8. A pillow that stops snoring
Got a partner that snores? The ZEEQ Smart Pillow can help you get a better night’s sleep by prompting your bedmate to change position. Every time it ‘hears’ snoring it will vibrate and encourage them gently to change sleep positions. This smart pillow can also help the user fall asleep by playing music, analyze the quality of the sleep and wake them up at an optimal time.
9. A robot that cooks your dinner
For anyone who hates cooking, this is one of the best home gadgets invented. The Robotic Kitchen Chef will whip you up any meal you want, you just have to choose the recipe you want from an app library. It then sets to work, chopping, stirring and cooking up a storm, while you can relax. You can even schedule it to cook from an app and come home to an already prepared meal.
While some of these home gadgets we’ve featured may be quite futuristic, there are lots of cool home gadgets on the market that don’t cost a lot but are clever devices you can integrate into your daily life.