Imagine having a device that can wake you up, prepare your coffee, toast your bagel, alert you about emails that need your urgent attention, starting your shower for you or do anything that you want done? Well, with an ever-increasing advancement in technology, such a day might be here sooner than you’d think. For now, let’s have a look at some of the greatest smart devices around that can make your life easier.
1. Smart Vacuum – Eufy Robot Vacuum RoboVac 11
If vacuuming is one of your most loathed chores then the smart vacuum cleaner may be just what you need to keep your home tidy. The Eufy Robot Vacuum RoboVac 11 comes with a 3-point cleaning system, it has a rolling brush, a side brush and a very powerful suction force to ensure that it cleans up thoroughly.
The vacuum is surprisingly silent which is impressive, this vacuum cleaner will collect it all – debris and dirt. With a large battery and dust bin capacity this really is a fantastic product.
The RoboVac has no problem cleaning in awkward areas such as under chairs, tables, cabinets and couches. To make your life even easier the Eufy comes with a remote control, so you can switch it on from the comfort of your couch.
The only downside to this device is that it’s not capable of cleaning the stairs just yet but who knows what enhancements future will bring.
2. Auto Mower – Flymo Lithium-ion Robotic Lawnmower 1200R
The Flymo Lithium-ion Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is an auto mower that is highly recommended for smaller gardens. It is a great device that will help you to keep your garden in good shape, the time-consuming chore of cutting the grass will be a thing of the past.
Some of the great features this mower has, includes feeding your lawn grass clippings into the soil to act as a fertiliser, an adjustable cut height, irregular mowing pattern, quiet mowing, collision sensors, safety tilt sensors, a strong motor that can tackle inclines of up to 25% and a powerful battery that won’t need any maintenance. The mower is a superb addition to any smart home.
3. Window Cleaning Robot – WinBot W930
The Winbot W930 is ideal for cleaning frameless and framed glass surfaces. The smart drive system and the 4-stage cleaning features ensure that your glass surface is cleaned thoroughly. In addition, the Winbot W930 can travel in all directions (backward, forward and side to side), it has sensors that help it to recognise edges, it can provide an efficient and effective clean. It is ideal for cleaning large windows surfaces.
4. Smart Cooking – Tefal Actifry Smart XL
The Tefal Actifry XL is a Bluetooth enabled healthy fryer, in short that means you can control it using your smartphone. With this apparatus, you can cook a variety of dishes without even touching one of its buttons. The Actifry XL comes with a pan that can hold up to 1.7kg of recipes making it suitable for families.
The Tefal Actifry XL does a lot of things well. First, it’s easy to use, it cooks to perfection (I recommend some “smart” cooked chips with a pinch of salt and pepper, perfection in minutes), it’s fast, great for low fat cooking, produces delicious food and is dishwasher-safe.
5. Smart Doorbell – Ring Video Doorbell
If you’re one of them guys that always seems to receive visitors at an inconvenient time then you need to consider Ring Video Doorbell. With this fantastic little gadget, you will never miss that knock at the door. Ring has the ability to allow you to see and talk to the people at your door via your smart phone. Great when you know you’re expecting something like a parcel but you’re out for the day, when the delivery man comes a knocking you can tell him where to put the package. It’s also great for helping you filter out some of the more undesirable people you’d rather not open the door to (did someone say trick or treaters?).
I can’t recommend this smart doorbell enough, I use one myself and have found it very beneficial, it has inbuilt motion detection meaning your car on the driveway will always be monitored, it can alert you if it detects someone coming within a set range, with 720p HD video and cloud storage this is a must for any smart home. It’s easy to set up, reliable, can be wired in electrically or run off the rechargeable battery (the battery goes for weeks before needing a charge) the best bit is, if for whatever reason the device is stolen then Ring will replace it for free if you file a police report.
The future of all seeing, all knowing, all doing smart devices might not be here just yet but these automated devices aren’t far off. How do you think we did? Did we miss any great examples off? Have you any experience with these products? Let us know we’d love to hear from you.