Your home is full of electronics. TVs, Blu-Ray players, a Nintendo Switch, our smartphones; we live with so many devices that they have become essentials to our continued existence. We can’t imagine how we can live without these gadgets that we have become accustomed to seeing and using on a daily basis.
These gadgets all serve a purpose. Whether it is to provide us with hours of viewing or gaming entertainment, keeping us safe in our own homes, or just to provide us with additional ease, these handy pieces of tech give us extra comfort in our lives.
But some are better than others. Not necessarily the particular brand or manufacturer; it is the function that the device serves that makes it better than others. Here some of the best gadgets for your home are detailed, and why they are the best technologies you can have in your home.
These have become the latest craze in home technology. It seems everyone has an assistant now. Alexa and Siri have become household names. They also control our households. They can do everything from playing music and answering questions to connecting to the Internet to place online orders or change the power settings in the house.
Through Alexa and Siri, we have a convenience like never before, not having to boot up the computer or stop cooking to adjust the thermostat. Using just our voices, we can do almost anything from any room in the house.
No longer do you have to connect your computer or a big, clunky box to your TV to stream video. Streaming devices such as Amazon’s Fire Stick give you the ability to watch your favorite movies, shows, or view your saved pics. Anything you have purchased or uploaded into one of these streaming devices can be viewed on your TV screen.
You must have Wi-Fi in your home, which the vast majority of Americans do, and a TV that is HDMI compatible, which most are manufactured with these connections. You can take these everywhere that has these as well. If you go on a trip, take it with you. Especially if you are planning on going overseas. TV in a foreign language is no fun (unless you are watching anime).
Robotic Lawn Mower
Ever get outside and realize it is too hot to mow your yard? But it’s the only day of the week you can do so…
Technology has advanced so much that now you can use a robotic lawn mower to trim that grass down. You can remain inside and allow the machine to do all of the work so you don’t have to melt or get a sunburn. It can even go on inclines and reach areas that are usually difficult for you to cut.
Having a typical security system is no longer sufficient to protect our homes from would-be intruders. Many home security companies still require a telephone landline that creates an additional expense. These can often be unreliable compared to today’s standards. Some have begun switching to newer technologies for more reliable monitoring, also adding in a video aspect to their service.
Monitoring is only one aspect of a home security system. There is more you can do to protect your home and loved ones. Security cams can be installed around the perimeter of your house as well as at the front door.
These cams can send you to live feeds of their recordings through a smartphone app. They can be activated by motion, the press of a doorbell, or remain constantly on for you to check in on as needed. These gadgets are a great way to protect your family.