Smart technology is getting more and more advanced and is giving us the opportunity to control more things about our houses from our phones. Here are the latest and greatest items that you can use to make life a little bit easier.
I didn’t know I needed a smart plug until the first time I said, “Alexa, turn on the lamp,” when my arms were full of a sleeping child. In that moment, I was completely sold. We use smart plugs for our multiple Christmas trees so we can turn them on and off all at once. We use C by GE is GE bulbs in our house because we can change the shades of the bulb, it is so much easier to wake my kids for school in the morning when I can slowly make the lights in their room brighter. My girls also love the color options. Why not have a pink light? C by GE Full Color Smart Bulbs offer millions of colors to choose from.
Did you know they also have strip lights? I need them for my bookcases!
toggle switches in just two minutes and works by “locking” your existing toggle switch in the on/up position so smart bulbs are always ready. The dimmer also allows you to control your smart bulbs
RoomMe by Intellithings
These awesome sensors are put at the doorway of each room and then they track when certain people come in and out of the house using your phone. It sets lights, temperature and even music to the preferences of the individual.
What to know why this is a game-changer? You can set it up to turn the lights out when your teen leaves the room with their phone. Say what?! No more yelling about the lights. They are working on syncing their products to items such as GPS watches so hopefully soon this will work with even younger kids.
If there is one thing that I know would help our weeknights, it is easy, healthy dinners. That is why I love the Philips Soup Maker it is perfect for this cooler weather and it makes healthy homemade soups easy.
All you have to do is add your ingredients and then select one of the preset programs. The presets include:
- pureed soup
- chunky soup
- cold soup
Find more information about the Soup Maker here.
The NN- GN68KS Microwave Oven with FlashXpress Broiler has technology that allows you to crisp, brown and reheat all of your favorite foods. Unlike traditional microwaves that rely on a
pulse, on, pulse off power flow to prepare foods, Panasonic’s Inverter technology creates a seamless, continuous stream of power to thoroughly heat foods for evenly prepared foods edges to center
across a wide range of cooking techniques. Other brands have to stop and switch between microwave and grill to cook and brown. Panasonic does it simultaneously, and effortlessly.
Xfinity Home allows you to have peace of mind even when you are away from your home with cameras, security and monitoring that is all on one service. With the Xfinity Home mobile app, you can receive alerts regarding motion-activated events like a door or window opening. You can add cameras indoors or outdoors, where ever you feel like you need them.
What smart tech do you have in your home?