Gadgets are small electronic devices or tools that are novel ideas brought to life using technology. It is mainly used to simplify daily or tedious tasks. Consider them as a novel device or accessory that helps multitask by performing many functions. This makes it cost-effective, inexpensive and accessible to many.
Recently there has been an advent in gadgets for the home that make living so much easier, fun and simple. Let’s look at the top 10 gadgets for home use. Make them a part of your home and lifestyle to get some work off your hands.
Tabletop Digital Alarm clock:
If you are still using various devices that will tell you the date, time, weather and alarm in your house, it is time to upgrade. This all-in-one alarm clock replaces so many devices into one and provides information about the date, time, and temperature plus it also serves as an alarm clock.
You can carry it around anywhere as it is super lightweight and portable. It makes a cool statement as a visually appealing digital clock for your bedside or your work table. The bold and bright time display is crisp and displays time prominently. You can also choose the settings of temperature from centigrade and Fahrenheit.
You can also choose from a 24 hour or a 12-hour clock format. This rectangular-shaped clock comes in various colours. The button on top can be used to light up the screen at night. The gadget is battery operated. It uses a month/date setting. The alarm sound and volume are quite loud and should be put off manually.
The Echo Dot:
The Echo Dot is one of the best smart devices for the home by Amazon. This gadget is a voice-controlled smart speaker with in-built Alexa features. It can be controlled from any room of the house and uses WiFi and Bluetooth for connectivity. It can control all of your smart devices in the house using voice control and instructions like putting on the heater, changing the speed of the fan, dimming or brightening the lights and many more. It can also be used to make phone calls just by Alexa calling.
You can listen to music or be up to date on the news on its powerful speaker. You can play music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. Make sure to check the weather forecast before you step out of the house. This hockey puck-shaped smart speaker device is a more compact version of the original Amazon Echo. It is compatible with both iOS and Android.
This Bluetooth enabled tracker device enables you to track anything from your keys, wallet, phone or anything important that you may easily misplace. The Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet can be useful to track your key in the morning rush when you don’t remember placing them. The slim design and body ensure versatility and also looks stylish.
You can download the Tile app on iOS, Android or Windows and use the free app to find your things that have the Bluetooth Tile tracker attached to them. The tracker gives a ring to the device to help you find it easily. Double pressing the Tile logo on the Tile makes your phone ring even if it’s on silent. The Bluetooth range is up to 150 feet. Never misplace or spend time finding your important things when you have Tile to find them for you.
A WiFi extender or a wireless range extender is a wireless repeater, a device that takes an existing wireless router signal or a wireless access point and simply rebroadcasts it to create a second network. They help expand the range of your home wireless network.
It is used to extend the coverage area of your WiFi network inside your house by amplifying it. The Ethernet port allows the Extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect to wired devices too. They are pretty easy to set up and do not take up too much space. They are miniature-sized and can be easily wall-mounted.
The LED light on the device shows the strength of the signal produced. It also has a night mode. The WiFi signals weaken as we move away from the router, thus this device is a saviour when you have to get important office work done or complete that assignment deadline.
Digital Photo Frame:
Show off your family photos oh so proudly with this digital photo frame that displays high definition photos that are fed into it using a USB port or an app. Alternatively, you can also buy a Wi-Fi Cloud-enabled Digital Photo Frame. The frame allows you to display, view and share your precious moments via photos or videos.
The digital picture frame contains a certain amount of internal memory and a USB port. You can connect the frame to a computer via USB and the frame shows the pictures on its smart display. Some also use Bluetooth when WiFi is not available.
Smart Bulbs are the new favourite in homes as they light up your home in 16 million colours. The bulbs can fit into any traditional socket and can be voice-controlled to switch colours as per your mood, temperature or theme. Voice control can be achieved with the help of Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. Smart Bulbs use wireless transmissions to send and receive signals. Some have a built-in Wi-Fi radio that connects directly with your router, which allows it to be controlled remotely where an internet connection is available.
Smart plugs are an affordable and convenient way to connect all your favourite home appliances in one place like television, electric kettle or even an iron. They help control your smart home devices. They can be voice-controlled via Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. They can also be powered on or off using an app.
It has a very compact design and does not interfere with adjacent power outlets or appliances. Most of them can be controlled in the absence of internet or WiFi too. The only safety concern is to avoid overloading the outlet with too many appliances at once. Now you can control all your appliances without getting out of bed.
Smart Home Camera:
Leave all your worries about the security behind when you install a smart home camera that can keep an eye on your home when you are away. They are compact, and efficient and come with various useful features such as advanced night vision, motion detection, two-way audio and sound an alarm when it finds any unusual activity.
You can feed the visuals and camera feed data on your mobile app and can also use it for future reference. It also allows you to watch the live video stream in HD via the app on your smartphone. Most smart cameras come with a clever PIR sensor that is used for motion detection. These smart cameras make sure that your home and your family stay protected when you’re not around.
Smart Air Purifiers:
Air Purifiers have recently become a necessity in every home pertaining to the dust, pollution and air quality in cities. Smart Air Purifiers can help control the purifier depending on the air quality and room conditions available. Since it’s a Smart Air purifier it can be controlled using an app and the settings too can be controlled.
The data gathered is displayed on the LCD screen or on the app. It helps filter out tiny particles, dust, pollen and smoke. It captures these by trapping them in the fibres of its particulate filter compartment. Some also have an in-built humidifier. A must-have for a cleaner and healthy home.
Today, your health is determined by more than just your weight. There are many other parameters that determine your health like your body fat percentage, muscle mass and bone density. Tracking your body health using a Smart Scale is of prime importance as they track all the body metrics that will help you build health, lose weight and stay fit.
Smart Scales can display your weight, heart rate, body fat level, water level, BMI, bone and muscle mass and can display all these metrics via Bluetooth onto your app and can be recorded, stored and viewed. This helps keep track of your progress over time. It is battery powered and goes up to a year. Every home should have a smart scale to check the vitals of family members and motivate them to stay healthy.
Consider these useful, smart, affordable and efficient home gadgets that make life simpler. These gadgets do the hard work for you so you can work smarter every day. The advent of wireless technology has helped us connect to devices and gadgets in the house making it easier for us to operate them with a click of a button on our smartphones. Less effort yet efficient work done. Smart home with these useful gadgets is completely worth the upgrade. Invest in these gadgets to live a smart, comfortable and efficient everyday life.