Technology is quickly becoming a must in every modern home. Not only is the new generation glued to their smartphones and tablets, but the whole family is now getting in on the action when it comes to the latest gadgets. Every home is packed full of tech gadgets, some of them you couldn’t even have imagined fifteen years ago when people were still texting from Nokia phones and browsing the internet wasn’t a daily occurrence. Despite this, people don’t only want modern technology in their lives, they rely on it for the majority of their tasks throughout their days and in their homes too. below in this article, we will cover the Top 4 Modern Technology Gadgets Every Home Should Have.
If you’re unfamiliar with these gadgets and want to add something new and exciting into your home, take a look at the list of top five gadgets below. Keep in mind, these pieces of technology aren’t suitable for everyone, but they’re still big household items right now, and more people are finding out how useful they can be! Also, don’t judge having one of these smart devices until you’ve tested it out for yourself, since you’re most likely going to love it.
1. Smart Assistant
A growing trend in any UK household has to be the use of smart assistants and speakers. They’re more commonly known through their branded names ‘Amazon Echo’ or the ‘Google Home’. The function of these smart assistants is pretty self-explanatory in that they become your assistant for answering questions, providing music and can also order food. If you own any other smart items throughout your home, then it’s most likely this smart assistant will become the hub of your home. For example, if you have a smart TV or lighting that is compatible with your smart assistant device and you ask it to do a command, you can expect this to happen within just a few seconds of asking. Another nifty feature of the smart assistants is that you can ask them to control the temperature in your home (meaning it can be done from anywhere in the world) as well as ask them to play a particular song or album if you’re feeling musical.
2. Robot Vacuum
A relatively new smart device that is starting to appear in people’s homes is the robot vacuum. Their job is the same as a traditional hoover you run around your house to collect dust and dirt, but it requires no human interaction to work. Simply press a button on the corresponding app, and the vacuum will search your home while cleaning the floor. It’s a great way to clean your home as it takes no effort or time, and you’re able to focus on more important aspects of cleaning such as the bathroom or kitchen while your new smart friend does the chore for you.
The robot vacuums work using sensor technology which means when it hits a piece of furniture, it will turn around and work another way without breaking down. There are countless brand names out there offering their version of a robot vacuum, so it’s up to you which one you choose. We’d suggest looking at different brands available and the reviews that indicate which ones are best.
3. Smart Lighting
Smart lighting is a great feature for anyone who regularly forgets to turn off their lights. Not only will the smart lighting turn itself off when you’re not present in a room, but it will also give you the ability to turn off or on your lights from anywhere. Countless properties now have smart lighting installed as a standard since it’s energy-efficient and helps to keep our homes sustainable. Property company RWinvest implement smart lighting in many of their developments offered to investors and tenants. This is a selling point for their properties as our world becomes more ‘smart-focused’ and devices such as smart lighting become more popular with young people and families.
4. Smart TV
TVs are a staple in every home and have been for the past few decades. However, more people are now utilising smart devices and purchasing a smart TV since it has many benefits. Users can watch online TV shows on apps such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other channels as well as live TV if they wish. The availability and affordability of smart TVs has meant more people are choosing monthly subscription plans from the likes of NOW TV and Netflix over Sky and Virgin Media. Having a smart TV is energy efficient, and it is kind to your wallet too. Smart TVs use a lot less energy meaning your bills will reduce, and they also give you the ability to cancel your traditional TV subscription and opt for a pay-as-you-go contract instead.