Few people will argue the value of a great gadget - a product that makes your life easier is priceless. It's gadgets like this that make our geek loving hearts go pitter-patter.
Forget the new coat of paint and stylish throw pillows you planned on buying, these savvy gadgets will make you want to redecorate your home, tech-style. Scroll-through to see five tech must-haves for the modern home.
Zuli | Smartplug
The Zuli smartplug adapts to your lighting and temperature preferences, then turns off when you walk away. Working with the Zuli app, you can move throughout the house and have your speakers and lights automatically turn on as you enter a room. Pretty fab, huh?
Oh, and since the app displays energy consumption for all your appliances at a glance, you can make smarter energy choices on a daily basis. It's green all the way around - better for the Earth and more greenbacks in your pocket.
BEDDI | Alarm Clock
If you saw alarm clock and decided to skip past this product, hold up. What if I told you this alarm clock features a dock for your smartphone, USB ports for all your charging needs, a white noise maker (goodbye sleepless nights!) AND a sunrise simulator that gradually brightens the room before the alarm fires. Oh wait, there's more. It's integrated with Spotify so you can wake up to your favorite songs. Score!
Wired describes the August Lock is as "a bouncer for smart homes" and they would be dead right. The August Smart Lock auto-locks behind you and automatically unlocks as you approach (no more misplaced keys!). It's a breeze to install, too. The lock replaces the interior deadbolt so you can keep that stylish doorknob, too.
Who doesn't want to feel more secure and save a little cash? Insert smart lightbulbs, the easiest-to-use smart home gadgets. The bulbs links to an app that allows you to dim lights at bedtime and turn on when you come home. And since you can control the lights remotely, they can be used as an added form of security when you're on-the-go.
If you have a black thumb (I have two) you're going to love Planty. Planty is an internet-connected planter that takes care of your plants for you (are you having a Jetson's moment?). Planty waters and monitors growing conditions, such as humidity and temperature levels. It even sends you a text if the temperature gets too low. Hello green thumb!
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