Right now, when even Amazon has started thinking about their flying robot drones service, it’s quite obvious to expect technology driven products becoming our everyday soulmates. Think about the massive level of experimentation that has been going around the Smart Home sector alone over the past few years. From $16.9 billion in 2011 to $35.6 billion by 2016, that’s the estimated growth of the global home automation industry according to MarketsandMarkets. To add to this, you’d be surprised to know that only 3% of homes in the U.S. are touting automation systems at present which is estimated to grow by double digits in the coming years as reported by Forbes. But this data is quite an obvious number given the rate at which smartphone usage is growing every year.

“Smarter” homes with an added touch of gesture control

Who would not want products like Nest Thermostat and August Smart Lock that lets you and your home stay just a click away. But when Tomas Baran went to see a luxurious house in Vienna, inspite of seeing innovative technology all around the place, he found something missing. Shortly he realized that it had something to do with the lighting! Having been fascinated by light right from childhood and considering it to be the ultimate source that makes you perceive the world in a different way, he started thinking of a product that would make Smart Homes “Smarter” with an added touch of gesture control – and there starts the journey of Goldee!

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Don’t think Goldee to be just another gesture control system that will only turn the lights on when you are at home and turn it off when you aren’t. This graceful, intelligently designed home gadget is a complete controller for all your light sources in a particular room. Engineered with gesture control chips, proximity sensors, ambient sensors and AMOLED display, Goldee gives you the perfect light experience by gathering information about your room environment. In a recent interview with Techcrunch, Goldee CEO Tomas Baran said “All of the information is processed in Goldee’s processor and in our cloud server, where the heavy computing power is used. Using special algorithms, Goldee then converts all that information into smart functions that respond to your lighting needs.”

Goldee is like a treasure on the wall

Additionally, the Gorilla Glass incorporated faceplate ensures durability and scratch resistance. The sleek polycarbonate body and elegantly designed back panel makes Goldee look like a treasure on the wall. Though Goldee supports all types of regular light bulbs (incandescent, halogen, CFL, LED), in order to get the best Smart Home experience, you need Smart LEDs (LIFX, Philips hue and Friends of hue, ilumi). Not to forget the Goldee Smartphone app for Philips Hue users released earlier in October that provides dynamic light scenes from artist-sourced photos with additional gradual on/off sequences for waking up in the morning or sleeping at night. Now, this is what we call intelligently connected lighting system.

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Another special attraction is the Goldee Smart Security feature which controls your home lighting even when you are not at home giving a feel of your presence to any of those unwanted trespassers out there. This is indeed one of the Smartest Home gadgets coming up in the future. Having 124 backers already for their independent crowdfunding campaign, Goldee has become quite a name in Smart Lighting today. If you want to grab one of these super-tech device for your smart home, there are three options you can choose from, the solo pack costing you $249 for preorder, the original retail price for which is $349. Planned to ship in the summer of 2014, let’s just hope that Goldee is going to Glow & Light our homes in the most “Techworthy” way possible. Happy Gadgeting!