Where would we be without technology? If we suddenly lost access to all our computers, smartphones, etc., the world would probably go mad. Thankfully, that’s not going to happen anytime soon, although thinking about it has made us question which belongings are most valuable to us. We couldn’t cope without these five gadgets, and if you don’t have them in your home, it’s time you went shopping.
Winter might bring about the excitement of the holidays, but it also means there are several cold months ahead. Luckily, if you have the Nest Thermostat in your home, staying warm is as easy as pie. That’s because you have the comfort of controlling the temperature on your phone. With just a few button presses, you can set your heating to come on whenever you want without leaving the comfort of your sofa. That means if you’ve been away on vacation, you don’t have to worry about arriving home to a cold house.
Amazon Echo/Google Home
Smart speakers have become all the rage in the last few years, and these two rank up there as the best. While you certainly don’t need both in your home, we definitely recommend buying one or the other. They serve so many functions, from playing music to turning on lights, and it’s all commanded by your voice. As long as you don’t mind the gadget occasionally thinking you’re talking to it when you’re not, it’s a must-have for every home.
Don’t you just hate it when the doorbell goes but you’re on the other side of the house? Well, thanks to the Ring Doorbell, that never has to be a problem anymore. The device connects to your phone, meaning whenever someone’s at the door, a communication channel opens up on your cell. You can ask who’s at the door and decide for yourself whether they’re worth the effort of speaking to. After all, if it’s a cold caller, you probably don’t want to waste your time.
If you’ve ever set the fire alarm off by accident in the kitchen, you might want to upgrade to Nest Protect. The gadget works as both a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, giving you ultimate protection over any dangers you might face at home. The device understands the difference between steam and smoke, meaning it won’t go off unnecessarily when you’re boiling water. It’s also a lot calmer than most fire alarms too. It lets you know it’s about to go off before the beeping starts.
Much like the Nest Thermostat, Phillips Hue Bulbs provide ease of use through your smartphone. They allow you to set your lights to come on at a particular time, and they can be controlled while you’re out of the house. Thanks to these, you no longer have to worry about leaving your home unoccupied while you’re on vacation. Plus, they come in a multitude of colors, so you can turn the inside of your house into a pretty rainbow.
If you don’t own any of these gadgets, we hope you’ve seen what you’re missing out on.