The speed at which consumer technology is advancing these days is nothing short of extraordinary. Borderline terrifying, some might say. Nevertheless, each year is bringing to light its own simply spectacular tech products you can’t help but want in your own home. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be this way inclined, chances are you won’t be able to resist some of the following:
Nest Smoke Detector
Starting off with the ultimate in fire safety, this brilliant smoke detector not only doubles as a carbon monoxide indicator, but also links directly to your phone to let you know when and where there’s a problem.
Soon to be the new standard across most UK homes, smart thermostats like these allow you to control your home’s temperature directly from your smartphone or tablet PC. Keep an eye on your thermostat from anywhere and waste no more heat while away from the home.
What’s the purpose of the kettle you can control from your phone? It’s easy really – set it boiling without having to get up and have it ready to make your morning coffee the very second you get out of bed in the morning!
Philips Hue Starter Kit
These are great – advanced lights that can be not only turned on and off using an app, but also let you play with the brightness, the colour and their synchronisation in general. If you want your lights to flash every time you get phone notifications, now you can!
Curved Slim Electric Radiator
Bring additional, incredibly effective and highly efficient heating into the home, without having to mess about with any plumbing. These beautiful curved slimline electric radiators are as easy to mount as a picture frame and do a fantastic job heating the home cheaply and stylishly.
You can buy this curved electric radiator from bestelectricradiators.co.uk
Designed mostly for entertainment purposes, though also useful for security. Simply position the unit anywhere in your chosen room of the home and feel free to access it anytime via a live video link directly to your device. You can even talk through it, if you choose to do so.
iRobot Roomba 620
These things just keep getting better and better – why bother vacuuming the home where there is a perfectly capable robot available to do it for you?
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
This smart refrigerator from Samsung is nothing short of nuts, but in the most positive way possible. Along with keeping food nice and cold, it also has a massive 21.5-inch touchscreen that not only serves as an entertainment centre, but even has cameras to help you keep an eye on what’s in the fridge, without even having to open the door!
Find a retailer via samsung.com that sells this Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
SkyBell HD WiFi Video Doorbell
All the benefits of an incredibly high quality video doorbell system, without any of the messy installation work. It can be set up in seconds and produces a picture that is nothing short of outstanding.
Last but not least, if you already have a 4K TV in the home, you need the necessary kit to make the most of it. For the time being at least, the Roku Ultra is that piece of kit!