Endless new products are being created to make our lives easier. Technology is taking shape of the home and slowly changing the way we live our day to day lives. Not all the new technological phenomena’s are essential but there are certainly some that seem more than appealing.
Amazon have released the iKettle. Starting at around £80 this clever device is internet connected which allows you to install the iKettle app and schedule the temperature of water in the kettle before you get too it. Meaning a morning brew has never been easier. Amazon have also released their own version of a modern hover, the iRobot Roomba. Starting from £330 this clever device drives around your home collecting up whatever it finds and drives itself back to charge whenever it needs too, ensuring you’ll never need to hoover again.
Home safety is also becoming tech infused. John Lewis offer the Net Smoke Detector, at £89 this detector can speak to you and keep you aware of any potential problems. The device is app run and alerts can be viewed from your phone from anywhere, notifications can also be turned off to avoid any unwanted distractions. This new take on the standard smoke alarm is as dependable as the originals and also indicates carbon monoxide levels.
Nest have created the Nest Thermostat, which has the technology to learn how warm you like your home to be and at what times, then will adjust the temperature accordingly. All options to change settings manually are available on the Nest App. Cutting edge carpets from SensFloor detect motion via integrated sensors and transmit messages to leave a track of your every move (just in case you should ever get lost in your own home) and new collaborations are rumoured to be releasing carpets with LED lights integrated into the fibers to enhance ambience in a living space.
The bottom line is virtually all home appliances can now, or soon will be accessible via app. Even smart plant pots (clickandgrow.com) are available. Meaning you’ll never have to worry about watering you flowers again, as it dispenses nutrients and water for a month without needing the assistance of a human. Be it good or bad, homes are developing in terms of technology and we can only expect them to become more and more accessible to us in the upcoming years.