In a world that’s becoming increasingly “smart”, it’s good to know which devices are energy efficient and helpful around the home.
Already there are a whole host of “smart” products on the market and here’s just a select few to give you a little taster of smarter things to come!
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot:
This nifty little device is powered by Alexa, your very own virtual assistant! Alexa works with a number of smart devices within your home meaning that she can control most of your gadgets just by the sound of your voice!
Wink Hub 2
Already set to be one of the home’s favourite automation gadgets, the Wink Hub 2 can link up with just about everything – from your Philips hue lighting right through to Google Home, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Logitech Harmony Elite
Similar, in principle, to the Wink Hub 2, this clever device acts as a universal remote that goes way beyond controlling just your TV and stereo unit! If you’re already familiar with the likes of ZigBee, Z-Wave and Bluetooth then you can connect up, quite literally, at the touch of a button!
Netgear Arlo Pro Surveillance Camera
This discreet little camera is a perfect stowaway for any home. Not only is it completely wireless, weatherproof and extremely easy to install but it also offers a two way audio feature and sound-triggered recording.
LG Smart Security Wireless Camera
Another great indoor camera is now offered by LG and enables you to keep an eye on your home, even when you’re not there via the ADT Canopy service. Simply perfect for any homeowner who wants the benefit of professional monitoring yet minus the price tag of a professional contract.
Nest Learning Thermostat
The third generation of this clever device has built-in wi-fi meaning you can remotely control the temperature of your home from your Smartphone, tablet or PC.