Did you know there's a whole host of clever “smartified” home gadgets out there, just waiting to be discovered? You might be surprised, delighted, or even a little freaked out by just how many appliances, furniture, housewares, and other items for the home have become digitized in various ways. A lot of them may be silly, strange, or unnecessary, but some actually do make sense and are pretty cool. Either way, it’s fun to know what’s out there.
Here are 5 clever home gadgets you didn’t know existed (but you'll be glad they do).
The Numi from Kohler combines unmatched design and technology to provide comforts you never even imagined possible in the bathroom! Kohler's most advanced toilet now offers personalized settings that let you fine-tune every option to your exact preferences, from ambient colored lighting to wireless Bluetooth music sync capability to the heated seat and foot warmer. Play your favorite music and podcasts - simply stream wirelessly with any device enabled with Bluetooth technology, store MP3 files to the SD card, or plug in your device using the auxiliary cable. Other upgrades include Power-Save mode for energy efficiency, emergency flush for power outages, and an intuitive touch-screen remote.
The Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 electronic toothbrush pairs with your smartphone to enable position detection, which uses facial recognition to help you know where you've brushed, so you never miss a zone. Customizable multicolor SmartRing provides real-time visual coaching on brushing time and pressure to help you brush like your dentist recommends. Pressure sensor technology automatically slows brush speed and visibly alerts you to protect gums from over-brushing. Six cleaning modes allow you to brush based on your needs: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Tongue Cleaning and Pro-Clean Mode. Plus, the Smart Travel Case allows you to charge your toothbrush and your smartphone at the same time!
Flosstime Automated Smart Floss Dispenser
Finally, a solution to the biggest challenge in oral care, remembering to floss! Presenting the world's only smart floss dispenser, from SmilePronto. Featuring award-winning technology and design, Flosstime mounts in seconds to your bathroom mirror or tile. With just a tap you get the perfect length of floss, cut to order. Fun extras include LED lights that frown at you when you forget to floss and animal snap-ons to encourage kids to floss every day.
Eating too fast leads to poor digestion and poor weight control. The HAPIfork, powered by Slow Control, is an electronic fork that monitors and tracks your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast. The HAPIfork also measures how long it took to eat your meal, the amount of fork servings taken per minute, and intervals between servings. This information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to your online dashboard on HAPI.com to track your progress. The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPIfork and HAPI.com apps plus a coaching program to help improve your eating behavior.
Smart Egg Tray
From Quirky and GE comes the Quirky Egg Minder Smart Egg Tray that adds a new level of intelligence to your everyday lives and the kitchen. The Egg Minder wirelessly connects to your mobile device to track the number of eggs you have at home and alert you when they're going bad. In-tray LED lights indicate the oldest egg, while push notifications alert you when you're running low. With Egg Minder, you can check on your eggs while you’re at the grocery store (or any time), so you'll never be in a scramble for a good egg again.
We hope you have enjoyed these 5 Clever Home Gadgets. Do you have a favorite home gadget? Tell us about it in a comment below.
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