8 Tech Gadgets For Your Home

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Technology is currently transforming our world. And just when it seems like there couldn’t possibly be another app or device created to make our lives easier, you come across 10 new products on the market. But how many of these killer products go unnoticed by the public? You’d be surprised by the answer. That’s why we’ve decided to show you our favorite smart home gadgets for your apartment or house.

1. Floor Plan Light Switch

With a panel full of light switches, it can be extremely difficult to remember which light switch stands for what light. That’s where this effective Floor Plan Light switch comes into play. The switches are modified according to the floor plan of the room and operate accordingly for your convenience.

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2. Door Handle with Self-Sterilization

It’s currently flu season and the best way to avoid getting sick is by washing our hands. But what good comes from washing our hands when almost immediately we touch the door handle – the ultimate germ attractor. This door handle with a self-sterilization system is the perfect solution. When the handle is not being used, the door handle’s UV lamp continuously sterilizes it to maintain a clean condition.

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3. Smart Garage Door Opener

Have you ever left your house and questioned whether you remembered to close the garage door? For $100, Chamberlain MyQ Garage solves this issue by allowing you to tap your device’s screen to open or close your garage from anywhere. Soon, the company also plans to add geofencing capabilities to automatically open when you’re close by, and close after you’ve parked. The MyQ works with most major brands of garage doors made after 1993, and installs within minutes.

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4. Smart Air Conditioner

Instead of blasting the air conditioning at its lowest temperature and highest speed, the Quirky Aros is a more efficient and budget-friendly solution. This smart air conditioner allows you to control the temperature directly from your phone, and offers automatic preferred settings for a specific schedule or time.

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 4.39.26 PM5. Kwikset Bluetooth Home Lock

With Kwikset’s innovative deadbolt lock, you no longer need to worry about fumbling around your purse to find your keys. You’re able to open and lock your doors and receive notifications of lock activity right on your smartphone.

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6. Remote Control Blackout Shades

It’s Saturday morning and after a grueling work week, you’re trying to sleep in. But, after a night out, your forgot to close the blinds. These classic shades by Hunter Douglas offer automate schedules and configurations to save energy and set the mood.

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7. Pivoting Power Strip

I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve sat at my work desk debating whether I turned off my curling iron before leaving the house. But with the Pivot Power Genius, you’re able to monitor and control your outlets anywhere. With this product, you can control two outlets from your smartphone, program and schedule when you want the outlets to turn on and off and instantly connect the product to your smartphone over any Wi-Fi network. What a find!

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 10.55.48 AM8. Withings Smart Scale

This isn’t just any scale. In addition to measuring your weight, the Withings Smart Body Analyzer tracks your BMI, body fat percentage and heart rate to give a more comprehensive analysis of your overall fitness.

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Looks like you may be spending your weekend online shopping for new tech products!

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