It used to be that our household appliances simply had one job. However, with the advancements of technology, and the way tech has been rapidly improving and offering new features, it seems our every-day items are even getting in on the action.
Back in the day, it would be considered absurd for a fridge to connect to the internet—in fact, fridges predate the internet—however, today, you can get one tat connects directly to the WiFi.
Below is a list of some of the most useful smart home devices.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Remember when you would ring the doorbell and it would simply make a buzzing sound. Sometimes, it would even produce a fun chime, or a catchy tune. Today, you can get a doorbell that let’s you actually see who’s at the door.
With dimensions of 4.5 by 1.8 by 0.8 the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a significant upgrade over the original, and looks very similar to a regular doorbell. It comes with four faceplates that are interchangeable and come in four colors: black, bronze, nickel, and white.
It also comes with a Pro Power Kit for connecting to an existing chime box in the event that your home’s doorbell wiring doesn’t provide enough power.
In terms of features, it records video at 1080p and has a 160-degree field of view, as well as a built-in motion sensor, a microphone, a speaker, and an interior chime.
When someone rings the bell, it chimes, the camera begins recording, and a push notification is sent to your phone.
Philips Hue Smart Lightbulbs
Have you ever wished you could change the lighting in your house to suit your mood? Maybe you’ve shelled out a little more money to install a dimmer switch, or maybe, you’ve even gone out and purchased different lightbulbs to use in different situations.
With the Philips Hues Smart Lightbulbs, you don’t have to go to great lengths to change the lighting in your home.
The lightbulbs come in several different colors and can be adjusted to suite whatever mood you’re feeling. Do you want warmer lights to help you relax at the end of the day, no problem; what about cooler lights in the morning to help you warm up. The Philips Smart lightbulbs can do that and so much more.
Perfect Bake Pro
If you love eating baked goods, but when you try to make them yourself, they never quite come out right, the Perfect Bake Pro might be the answer to your prayers.
The Perfect Bake Pro comes with a stainless-steel scale that helps you ensure the ingredients you are adding are precise. It also comes with three multi-colored mixing bowls (however, if you have your own you can use them instead), an oven thermometer, and a stand for your phone/tablet so you can easily read instructions off it.
Part of what makes the Perfect Bake Pro so helpful is it connects via Bluetooth to your phone, and provides a free app—for both Android and iOS—you can download that provides step-by-step instructions to ensure your baked goods come out perfect every time.