Alright, we’re not quite at flying saucers and kids in jetpacks yet, but smart home technology is getting more amazing by the day. Here’s a look at just few incredible options currently on the market you might want to consider:
More and more appliances are wifi enabled and connected to your smart phone or tablet by an app. Some even have touch screen access right on the appliance.
This GE Monogram Induction Cooktop isn’t wifi enabled yet, though the Monogram ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers are. This cooktop does have something really cool though – glide touch controls much like using a tablet.
The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator is not only wifi enabled, it has a screen to interact with it right on the appliance panel. You can create grocery lists, order groceries, see inside your fridge, send messages to your phone, create family calendars, share photos, and even play music or mirror a Samsung TV to the screen, all courtesy of your fridge.
The Nest Cam Indoor is stepping up the security camera game. It plugs into your power so you don’t rely on batteries. It continuously records 24/7 and stores up to 30 days of footage in the cloud. It can distinguish a person from a thing and send alerts to your phone if it sees a human, or if sees activity in an area you have marked as a watch zone, like the safe or the cookie jar. A built-in speaker and mic lets you hear what is happening at home, and respond. (Just imagine, our parents could have watched and yelled at us from outside the house!)
The Lutron Sivoia QS Triathlon Motorized Shades are wireless, remote controlled shades that also work from an app on your smart phone. The come in a variety of colors, fabrics and textures to fit any decor.
Mirrors with Built-In Television
The Stanford mirror by Electric Mirror has a built-in, water-resistant TV hidden behind the mirror surface. It comes in a variety of frame options and sizes, and is designed and manufactured here in the USA.
Foot Control Faucet
Last but not least, check out this foot controlled faucet by GROHE:
For many more cool smart home options, check out our pinterest board. This board has lots of short videos like the one above that show the products in action. What are you hoping they come up with next?