Three Smart Tech Devices for the New Year
Three of the best pieces of Smart Home tech to pick up this festive season.
13:53 07 January 2018
It's a great time to check out the january sales, maybe with our wallets stuffed with vouchers and cash that can help us tech heads to check out the latest new smart home gadgets and get some new tech into the house that we can impress our friends with. A few years ago there were a handful of smart light bulbs and the odd smart home speaker to use but now there is just so much tech that it can be hard to know where to start.
All of the big names are now represented with Google, Phillips, Nest, Amazon, Samsung and more pumping their money into gadgets we can control that were previously just dumb appliances. Coffee machines, refrigerators, toasters, doorbells and more can now be controlled from our smartphones. A great place to spend some of that extra money is to try online roulette. Multiply your Christmas money by taking it to the table and playing the best online casino games including roulette, it is so fun and easy to do. You can always put your winnings towards a fridge that can tell you what is inside or a light bulb you can turn off using your voice.
With so much tech now flooding the market we thought it would be wise to give you our rundown of the top three smart home gadgets to pick up during the post-Christmas sales. Rather than spending hours on amazon or watching YouTube videos to decide what to get here are three top quality products that you will absolutely love. They make your life brighter, more exciting and easier to control.
With the weather starting to get worse and worse and with the days filled with much more darkness than light, it can tough to keep positive and upbeat and it can also be hard to keep your rooms well lit. One of the best things about investing in smart light bulbs is the fact that you can control them to the nth degree. You can change the brightness significantly as well as the colours of your light meaning you can add a splash of colour to your day when everything outside is black.
Philips Hue remains the original and the best of all the smart light bulbs. They are so easy to install, use and customise with the app being very simple and user friendly. They also come in a range of configurations, you can get normal bulbs, lighting strips, lighting fixtures and even lamps that have the smart tech built in. There is something very futuristic about being able to turn your lights on with your voice if you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
These are as versatile as they allow you to turn your dumb gadget into a smart one. You can plug in your TV, a kettle, a coffee machine even a phone charger and have it turn on whenever you want just using the app. All you have to do is put the WeMo plug into one of your sockets then plug the gadget you want to turn on and off into the WeMo plug.
Belkin are also a very reliable name in technology making WeMo plugs sturdy and well made. They also work with Alexa and Google assistant meaning you can name each WeMo and then turn them on and off with your voice which is just amazing. You can even schedule your gadgets to turn on at certain times.
Amazon Echo Plus
Finally, it's no use having the coolest smart home tech without something to control it. Amazon’s Alexa is one of the best in home assistants allowing you to control your gadgets just by using your voice. It can also play music, set timers, give you reminders and tell you all about your day as well as the news. The Echo product line outsells its nearest competitor, Google Home, by over three times and is clearly the king of the in home assistant game.
The Echo Plus is particularly good for smart home fanatics because it has a built in smart hub. This means that if your gadgets normally use a standalone hub, as the Phillips Hue does, you can use the Echo Plus instead, saving you having hundreds of hubs plugged in across your house. It is the best organiser for your smart home tech.