If you grew up manually changing the channel on your family’s black-and-white TV, you were delighted when your folks upgraded to a color set that came with a remote control.
Looking back, that experience probably pales in comparison with some of the amazing gadgets and devices that you have in and around your home. Technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and it seems like there is always an incredible new technology device that can make our home lives even easier. (Image Credit: Tero Vesalainen/Pixabay)
Here are the best and most luxurious tech items that are on the market today.
Wire-Free Security Camera System
If you have an older home security camera system, it might be a somewhat clunky model that is attached via wires and takes grainy looking footage that is hard to see. Thanks to the wire-free security camera options, you can now install sleek and stylish devices literally anywhere in and around your home. For example, Lorex sells a number of wire-free security camera systems that are battery operated, which means you no longer have to fuss with cables to connect them to a power source or a DVR. Each camera includes a lithium-ion battery Power-Pack that is rechargeable and can work for up to four months on one charge. The wire-free security cameras sense moving heat patterns, which cause the camera to “wake up” and start recording; the footage is crystal clear and they also feature up to 75 feet of night vision.
A Coffee Table With a Built-In Fridge
Back in the day, not only did you have to get up off the couch to change the channel on the TV, you also had to walk all the way to the kitchen to get a refreshing beverage. But now, thanks to the Sobro Cooler Coffee table, you can satisfy your thirst while never getting off the sofa. The modern and stylish coffee table includes a refrigerator drawer to store and chill your bottles of water, juice and beer. It also features two USB ports so you can charge your phone and tablet while binge watching your fave shows on Netflix.
A Robot Mop
Regardless of whether you and the rest of your family handle most of the household chores or you hire a team of house cleaners to help, spills can and do happen. Fortunately, you don’t have to drop everything you are doing every time you notice that Fido has knocked over his water bowl, the kids tracked in dirt from the park or your spouse splashed olive oil on the kitchen floor. Thanks to the iRobot Braava jet m6 and its Precision Jet Spray, your floors will be spotless without your having to lift a finger. The Braava features patented iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology; what this means in English is that the device will automatically navigate and mop or sweep your floors, all on its own. From sticky dried juice to kitchen grease and more, the Braava will clean multiple rooms and can handle hard floors including tile, stone and hardwood. In addition, the smart mapping feature helps the Braava to learn what your home looks like, and you can also control which rooms are cleaned and how often. To easily keep your carpet clean, you can choose your favorite robot vacuum for carpet in this guide.
Innovative Home Tech Makes Life Easier
We have come a long way from the days of a remote control being the highlight of the home’s technology. From user-friendly home security cameras that capture great footage and furniture that doubles as a fridge to a mop that lets us put our feet up and relax instead of cleaning the floors, home tech is increasingly better than ever.