Nowadays pretty much everything has a “smart” version, and that’s a great thing. In this day and age if you want to follow the ever-changing trends of technology you cannot be living in a non-smart home. There are many ways to keep your house smart and so many devices will help you take your tech-life to the next level.
Devices to help you run your home "settings" with your voice or give you real-time information about the world and weather are no longer a sci-fi thing, and they are more and more common every day, and we are here to bring you some of the best devices for your quest of upgrading your house and your lifestyle.
Logitech Harmony Elite
You don't feel like walking around your house and controling your house devices by talking to them? Well, Logitech brings you the ultimate universal remote to fix this. Controlling more than just your TV and stereo, the remote connects to the included Harmony Home Hub so it can control other Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave or infrared devices in your house with the push of a button.
Nest Learning Thermostat
There are many excellent smart thermostats out there so choosing just one can be a hard task but here we bring you the one we think is the best. This is not just your average every-day thermostat, the Nest Learning Thermostat has integrated Wi-FI so you can remotely control it with your phone, tablet or PC. It also has a large screen with aesthetically pleasing display features to help it add a nice tech-touch to your home.
iRobot Braava jet 240
While iRobot's Roomba has been around for quite a long time, probably being one of the first popular "smart" home devices, sometimes you might need more than a vacuuming robot to clean your house. But do not worry, iRobot's got you covered.
Offering a less expensive robot, iRobot brings you the Braava Jet 240, a new home cleaning robot. While this one does not vacuum your floors, it actually mops them! Spraying a jet of water to clean it can leave your floors shining clean in no time. Of course, it works nicely if you also have the latest Roomba i7+, highly recommended but also highly expensive.
Nokia Body Cardio bathroom scales
Trying to get a smarter home in every room? Well, then you can not let the bathroom out of the remodeling list. This smart scale not only tells you your weight when you go and step on it, but it also tells you your body water content, fat content, your heart rate and more. It is excellent for starting your day in the morning since it even gives you a weather forecast for the day.
Using this device it is easier to measure your weight and keep track of your loss or gain over time. This way you can be completely sure you’re not faking the numbers, and thanks to the Nokia Health App, you can check the progress and trends on your smartphone or online, monitoring every change.
It also includes a coaching programme to send you encouragement and advice by mail and help you reach your desired weight. And don’t worry, the scale is smart enough to recognize different family members, so you don’t have to worry for it mistakingly getting confuse coaching advice based on your kid’s weight or something.
Amazon Echo Device Family
Last but most certainly not least we’ve got the famous Amazon device family. The Amazon Echo is mainly a Bluetooth speaker powered by Alexa, the company’s very own voice assistance. Alexa connects to a huge number of smart home devices and can help you control pretty much any aspect of your house by voice commands.
You can place them around the house thanks to the variety of presentations the Echo has, including some with a touch screen to display pictures, news, the forecast, etc. Alexa's control-capabilities stay the same with every presentation and they are not only the best device you can get to control your smart home but also the cheapest!