Smart technology is the latest in a long line of tech improvements working its way into our households. With networked devices, you can have a more efficient home than ever before. Here is a list of some of the hottest interconnected devices ever conceived.
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
With a splashy debut at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator is so full of amazing features that it is almost unbelievable. This appliance is intended to be both a smart device and a connection center. It has a lot of the same features of the new wave of smart refrigerators, like in-fridge cameras to give you a live look at your food stores. But the distinctive feature is the built-in control panel for linking the rest of your home devices. The price is not cheap, but the feature list will justify the purchase for some people.
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Technology isn’t always associated with living a low carbon footprint lifestyle, but smart thermostats are a perfect example of how intelligently applied tech can make a positive impact on the planet. Nest, a leader in the burgeoning smart home field, sells one of the most popular smart thermostats on the market. The Nest line allows users to control their heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system remotely, setting temperatures and even programming multiple days’ worth of climate control. By adjusting it based on your exact schedule rather than estimates, you can make sure you are only paying to heat or cool an occupied house.
Smart technology has the potential not only to make our bills cheaper and our lives more convenient, but to make us safer as well. The Netatmo family of smart security cameras uses the latest in recognition technology and wireless networking to provide better security data than has ever been possible before. The external Presence camera not only tracks objects that enter its field of view, but it’s also capable of recognizing whether the object is a person, an animal, or a car. Networked alerts and monitoring then allow you to check in if something suspicious turns up.
LG G6 Smartphone
Using smart devices around the house is all well and good, but you’ll need a high-quality device to coordinate them. The LG G6 is the latest model from the smartphone giant, and it has an astonishing capacity to run other smart platforms though a series of downloadable apps. LG also offers some useful specific peripherals to work with the device, expanding its power exponentially. When connected with a reliable provider like the nationwide T-Mobile network, your LG G6 is the key to unlocking the power of networked devices.
First Alert Wireless Camera
Baby cameras are an important tool for tracking the well-being of your sleeping or otherwise unsupervised child. With a normal camera, you can easily check in on a slumbering infant to ease your troubled mind. But these devices rely on having an operator present at all times, which is not always practical. First Alert, in its quest to compete in the smart home space, has developed a wireless monitoring system that uses voice activation to alert you if your baby cries.
Sleep Number Mattress
Getting a good night’s sleep is easier than ever before. With advances in materials and engineering, finding the right combination of softness and firmness to carry you through the night is a breeze. And now, the smart revolution is coming to one of the most basic of human activities. Sleep Number’s old mattresses featured adjustable settings allowing users to alter the parameters of their mattress on the fly. Now, by linking their existing technology with other networked smart devices, not only can you adjust the bed from your phone, but you can gather data on your sleep patterns to determine the best settings.
With interconnected devices, modern homes look increasingly like the dream homes of past futurist literature. With the right appliances, you can live in the future — now!