Time-saving gadgets for a more productive life
Between work, hobbies, and maintaining a social life both online and off, we all seem to be so busy all the time. Luckily, there are plenty of time-saving gadgets to help with tasks so you don’t sweat the small stuff.
- How often do you say “I’m so busy”? Busyness has become a status symbol for professionals of today. Although we try to increase our salary, it seems our workload never slows down. But, there was a time when earning more meant working less.
- But, perhaps we feel busy because we’re not productive. Studies show we’ll spend over 5 years on social media in our lifetime; that’s enough time to go back and forth to the moon 32 times.
- The concept of “free time” is often filled with all the things we don’t have time for during our day. But, there is actually a method to determine when you should tackle tasks and when you should actually relax.
- There are plenty of gadgets to help us complete smaller and time-consuming tasks, but technology can also save us from becoming too lazy. With all the health and fitness trackers available, it still takes motivation to get out and be active.
It’s a harsh truth but busyness has indeed become an integral part of our lives today. Whether it’s going through our not-so-40-hour-week workday or juggling the tasks in and around the house, life just gets busy on an everyday basis. In fact, unless you decide to completely zone yourself out with a smartphone-free vacation or two, you may even feel depressed due to all the stress. And, to be honest, it has actually become quite normal to accept this form of everyday life. However, to remain sane, it’s very important to find your balance in life. Because
life is all about having a good time. – Miley Cyrus
The more you learn to balance your life, the closer you can get to becoming more productive at work. Thankfully, technology has been helping us along the way with smart gadgets that help you be more efficient. And, you can use that time to do something more productive or even relax. Let’s take a look at some of the best time-saving gadgets to help you live a more productive life.
The daily grind
Did you know that we spend nearly 66 minutes per day just cleaning the house? Considering how many tasks there are at home, spending over an hour a day for cleaning can really add up. Instead, employ these gadgets so you can take some time off in the morning for meditation and yoga (or perhaps spend some quality time with family!)
Braava Jet Robotic Mop by iRobot
The small size allows this device to access every nook and cranny of your home. Simply pour some water into the Braava Jet, attach a cleaning pad for your floor type, put it on the floor, and press play. The tiny robot will instantly get to work, trapping all of the dirty water on the pad to make sure your floors sparkle.
Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller
Featuring hyperlocal Weather Intelligence Plus, the Rachio 3 makes it easy to water your yard only when it needs it. It is also compatible with Rachio Wireless Flow Meter and works with your smart home devices. The Rachio 3 even works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Nest and more.
Tersa Steam 10-Minute Clothing Care System
This all-in-one clothing care system has a 10-minute cycle to keep everything fresh. Using all-natural distilled water and plant minerals, it de-wrinkles, deodorizes and dries your clothes. Using the recyclable Tersa Pods, you can also add a refreshing clean scent to your garments.
FoldiMate Automatic Laundry Folding Robot
This prototype machine aims to take your freshly aired garments and towels, and fold them into a neat pile. You simply clip your laundry into the feeding mechanism and wait for FoldiMate to do its work. It can handle all sizes of apparel, from children’s clothes up to XXL.
Tetra Connected Countertop Dishwasher
Incredibly innovative, this smart home device is a miniature and intelligent dishwasher. Unlike the bulky machine in most homes, the Tetra Dishwasher is ideal for homes with two to three people. In fact, there’s enough space inside to clean 10 plates or up to 12 pint glasses.
Become a kitchen whiz
Spending an hour or two a day in the kitchen isn’t exciting if you’re not a cooking enthusiast. This results in ordering food online which in turn makes us eat unhealthy food more frequently. But, if you have these smart gadgets in your kitchen, you’ll be able to reduce cooking time and enjoy life outside the kitchen (without compromising on quality).
This system uses temperature control instead of traditional power control. This way, it takes out all the guesswork and your food is cooked to perfection. The set includes a cooktop, mat, and probe. Plus, it has Bluetooth connectivity so you can finish other tasks while it cooks.
This new model is equally ground-breaking with its compact size and ease of use (and wallet-friendly price tag). The process of putting food inside a bag and simmering in hot water produces a stunningly delicious meal. With this compact device, you can now do it in virtually any container.
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
This device helps you deliver perfectly prepared food every time. Included in the kit is an 11-inch smart fry pan as well as a smart induction burner. Amazingly, the Hestan Cue communicates with the recipe app via Bluetooth to monitor the cooking.
M-Cuisine – Stackable Microwave Cooking Set
Flexibility is the key feature of this cooking set which is why every kitchen must have at least one. Depending on the type of food you’re cooking in it, the microwave can be paused and a new element can be added to the stack before resuming the process again.
Browse faster with smart tech
Amazon Alexa and Google Home have transformed the way we interact with our smart gadgets. Instead of spending time going through the newspaper or even typing into a browser, you can now have your news and daily agenda delivered to you in a whole new way. And, these smart systems can also relay tasks to other smart devices, saving you loads of time. Let’s take a look:
Brilliant Control Smart Home Hub
Replacing your light switch, this device gives you instant access to your smart home appliances. This includes your thermostat, speakers, lights, and more. In addition, Brilliant Control features Amazon Alexa. You can ask a question and instantly receive an answer.
MirroCool Personal Assistant Smart Mirror
It uses facial gesture recognition (FGR) technology and a built-in HD camera to instantly detect you when you stand in front of it. And, it’s hands and voice-free for total automation. With gestures to control the mirror, a simple wink will activate the camera for the perfect selfie.
KitSound Voice One Alexa Smart Speaker
Featuring Amazon Alexa integration, the Voice One allows you to use your speaker hands-free. With a great look and sound, the Voice One comes with full-range drivers to provide Hi-Fi audio that fills the room.
Time tracking tips
Now, the more you’re able to keep track of your time, the more you will feel productive at the end of your day. A simple watch can only do so much and writing down everything you do will hardly save you time. Here are some methods you can use instead:
ZEIº – The Revolutionary Time Tracking Device
Connecting to your smartphone, tablet, or computer with an app, this compact device empowers you to use your time efficiently and wisely throughout your day. To begin tracking, you simply assign the eight sides of ZEIº different tasks such as emails, socializing, coffee breaks, brainstorming, or anything else that takes up time during your day.
With ten different sides, this dodecahedron gives you a physical interaction with time. Each time you change up your task, you flip it over to reveal the sticker. You can even account for time on social media. At the end of the week, you can use the app for a full breakdown and shift your working structure for more productivity than ever.
Airo Stress Tracking Wristband
Featuring a nervous system tracker, Airo notices when you are stressed and offers guidance on how to ease it. Likewise, Airo’s personalized advice comes from continuously monitoring your routine and body. Working together, you can rid yourself of stressful activity and keep your mind working at its best.
With these gadgets and smart devices, you can finally save your time in a smarter way. However, with all this free time, you will now have to focus more on keeping up with your health and doing things that matter. Just remember to always take time to relax.
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