Automating everything is getting simpler. The Piper is yet another example; it’s a home security device with a built-in HD fisheye camera that notifies you of security events by call, text, or email. It also features environmental sensors and pairs with Z-Wave accessories like door sensors and smart switches for full control of your home, from your phone.
If you can just press a button to clean your floors, why, in 2014, would you do anything else? The new Scooba 450 robot delivers a pro-grade cleaning process that includes sweeping, pre-soak, scrub, & squeegee for your hard-surface floors.
The Jump is a small, lightweight cable & backup battery for charging your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device. Fully charged it can add over 3 hours of talk time to your phone when you’re running out of juice. When it’s plugged in, it charges your phone & then when you’re phone is at 100%, it automatically begins charging itself.
These activity monitors will track & quantify just about everything you do and remind you to do the stuff you forget about: teeth brushing, taking medication, drinking water, track home temperatures, water the plants, all of it. The sensors feed data back to Mother who crunches the numbers & spits out graphs and charts for you to obsess over.
You’ve got lots of devices and lots of apps. Ideally they should all be connected. From your phone to your TV to your computer, thermostat, light switches, pet trackers and so on, coordinating all your devices will be effortless if you get just one more device. This is it. The Ninja Sphere gives you next-gen control of your environment with in-home location data and gesture control interface. Control your whole life with the wave of a hand.
This 1200mAh big block from Mophie will power up two tablets at once and fully re-charge your phone 8 times before it needs a recharge itself. A total lifesaver for the traveling type.
Here’s one that’ll keep your holidays happy. The Alcohoot turns your phone into a breathalyzer with police-grade accuracy. Better to blow at the bar than risk it at the roadblock. Alcohoot also has an app that tracks your consumption, calls you a cab, and even finds nearby restaurants that are open late.
Smaller and more stealth than a smartwatch, the Smarty Ring connects to Bluetooth 4.0 iOS & Android devices allowing for call notification, text and e-mail alerts, plus real-time updates from facebook, Twitter, Google Hangout and Skype.
You have a smartphone, a smart thermostat, a smart smoke alarm, smart locks, a smart sprinkler but sadly your light switches are still stupid. But get the Goldee Light Controller and your days in the dumb dark are over. Customize your controls for brainless, anytime on/off, dimming, timers, and various modes that you can set and forget.
Every day we move closer toward automated everything. The Lono lets you control your home sprinkler system from your smartphone. Turn it off or on, anytime, anywhere. And it’s not just easier, Lono reports an estimated 22% savings on water.