We spend a lot of time at home, (you probably didn’t need to be reminded.) So perhaps you’ve already thought about investing in tech to improve your space? There’s a lot of tools out there, designed to make life easier in some way. Read on to hear some of our favourites.
‘Matter' is the new industry standard for smart home devices set to launch this year. This enables brands such as Apple’s ‘HomeKit’ or Zigbee to connect with one another. Meaning you won’t have to stick with one brand for your smart home needs.
RainStick showers are a smart device which recycles 80% of your water from your shower. We also love that it connects to your smart device to send you updates on water and energy savings and you can switch it on with a simple smart command.
Announced at this year's CES, Waay Home has launched smart motion sensored doors. They open on a personalised response to your voice or hand motion. Enabling your rooms to be safer for children or pets.
Suffer from signal issues? Meet tp-links new robotic router the ‘Archer AXE200 Omni.’ Its four mechanical rotating arms which move and adapt to deliver speeds of up to 11 Gbps alongside a 10G port. Impressive!
Own a smartwatch? The Inoxia collar is the next best thing for your four legged friend. Self proclaimed to be the first biometric health collar for dogs. It delivers data to your smartphones of its vitals, location and activity. Who knew you needed a sleep tracking update daily on your dog? This device is set to launch later this year.
In 2021, the Royal College of Physicians determined that ‘81% of 8-11 years olds spend at least 37.5 hours on a screen.’ That’s where ‘Tech-Break’ comes in. It’s essentially a timed box which stores your kids' tech to promote more time without it and build a healthy relationship with screens. We feel the ‘bedtime mode’ would definitely come in handy.
Since headphones were developed in the 1950s, there hasn’t been any new audio development. The Noveto Smart Beaming device plans to change this. The design delivers a personal 3D immersive audio, without the need for headphones or a speaker. The technology works by providing a non-audible wave which is beamed into the user’s ears. The device is also built with an AI-based gesture, face and voice recognition to deliver a truly personal experience.
If you’re looking for the ultimate audio experience in your home, look no further. Bang-Olufsen offers a 3 speaker wireless bundle that delivers powerful personalised sound for each room.
Ecocapsule is a self sustainable pod which is powered by solar and wind energy. Other features also include rainwater collection.
The concept behind it? Stay anywhere, from a remote beach to a crowded festival and still enjoy a luxury set up. The pods are available to preorder. We think they’d make a great space as a garden home office.
We’ve all had to adapt to spending more time in our homes over the last two years and it’s looking likely that this will continue. As a result, it’ll be exciting to see how technology adjusts to this trend.
Will these gadgets become the new normal in our homes? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.