Smart Home Automation — Must Have Gadgets
We are living in the age of technology with tons of products launching each month and even more projects just starting out. Gadgets are becoming a part of our everyday life and like the mobile phone we are starting to be addicted, depending on them for our daily actions. There’s a reason we flip through Skymall every time we board a flight, dog-earing catalogue pages with giant floating trampolines and vibrating bath mats — we love novelty, and now we expect it from our gadgets, too.
We carry around a ton of digital capability in our smartphones, so now we demand the same intelligence from our homes, well luckily for us there are a few futuristic products in today’s market that can help you automate various tasks and make your life…simpler.
Simply fill the Winbot with cleaning solution, attach to a window and press power. The little gadget will determine the size of glass and map a cleaning path. It cleans your windows in three stages: spray, squeegee and wipe, all while you cool your heels nearby.
The Wi-Fi® enabled WeMo Light Switch allows you to turn lights on and off from anywhere–from across the house, from the backyard, or from the other side of the world. WeMo Light Switch replaces a standard light switch in your home and can be controlled remotely with an Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It works with your existing Wi-Fi® network and anywhere your smartphone or tablet has an Internet connection (3G or 4G LTE). Easy for most Do It Yourselfers.
The Belkin Wi-Fi enabled WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion Kit gives you wireless control of your home appliances and electronics, turning devices of your choice on or off as soon as movement is detected. The sensor plugs into an outlet and detects motion up to 10 feet away. It then sends a wireless signal to the WeMo Switch to turn the connected device either on or off. Download the free WeMo App to any smart device running Android (4.0 and later) or Apple device (iOS 5 or higher) to program a light to turn on when you walk into the house
Most people leave the house at one temperature and forget to change it. So the Nest Learning Thermostat learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Teach it well and the Nest Thermostat can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.