Imagine waking up in the morning to clean floors, a fresh cup of coffee, and your home at the perfect temperature. Now imagine having all of that done for you, automatically. This is possible thanks to some of our favorite smart gadgets. And, with the holiday season upon us, there are many great deals on these items.
Smart thermostats are an energy-efficient way of regulating the temperature in your house while helping the environment and saving on utility bills. They have a variety of functions that can help regulate the temperature in your home. Most will allow you to adjust your thermostat anywhere away from home as long as you have Wi-Fi. So, if you want to save energy while on a vacation but still want your home warm and cozy right when you return, a smart thermostat would do this for you. Additionally, smart thermostats can be connected to Siri, Alexa or Google for voice commands and activation.
Smart vacuums have become increasingly popular within the last few years. They are handy for keeping your home consistently clean. This helpful appliance can map out the layout of your house. You can also set it up to vacuum at a certain time of day, even when you’re at work. Robot vacuums are especially beneficial for families with pets, where fur seems to take over the home every time you finish cleaning.
Any home can benefit from being more secure. Luckily, there are tons of options to choose from. Nowadays, many motion-sensing home security cameras can send your phone notifications. Brands like Vivint, Simplisafe, and Ring are reliable and give homeowners peace of mind. Many of these systems allow you to monitor your home when you’re away, so you always know what’s going on.
Smart Coffee Maker
Many of us can’t get our day started without our morning cup of coffee. Now you can cut out the time it takes to grind the beans, replace the filter, and wait for your coffee maker to heat up. A smart coffee maker will expedite the process by automatically grinding the beans and brewing your coffee at a pre-programmed time. Some coffee makers can even make espresso drinks! Smart coffee makers have become increasingly common, and many programmable coffee makers can be pretty affordable. Smart coffee makers can range from $80 on the low-end to around $200 on the higher end.
Experience your favorite movies with a high-quality soundbar. A soundbar is a fantastic speaker that packs surround sound into a small, long device that sits right under your TV. The soundbar is essentially multiple speakers built into one, positioned to create an immersive experience. Smart soundbars can even understand voice commands allowing you to play any movie without the need for a remote.
Nothing beats fresh herbs or greens in a recipe. A smart garden cultivates plants automatically by monitoring their water and light at all times. The smart garden comes with LED grow lights and varies in size to fit in any kitchen regardless of space or exposure to natural sunlight. It’s completely organic and contains no pesticides, fungicides, or hormones. This self-watering appliance is an excellent addition to any home and is especially helpful during the cold winter months. Some smart gardens even come with a sensor that will alert you about the soil’s nutrients. There’s nothing like the gift of fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and basil – all grown at home, year-round.