Do not be fooled: these tech gadgets are very, very smart.
The appetite for smart home technology has only been mounting, given our inability to detach ourselves from the digital world and being somewhat hopelessly addicted to our smartphones. Connecting homes and smart gadgets are practically becoming a norm and it’s no surprise that almost every gadget now is dependent on a virtual assistant, whether it’s Alexa or Siri. Smart home gadgets are like your home security guard who ensures everything is safe and sound — from turning off the lights to cleaning your floor. Because there are so many out there in the market, to save you some time, we’ve curated a list of the most valuable smart gadgets that will upgrade your abode to another level. Read on for deets.
Dyson V11 Absolute
Let’s admit it, we’ve all been trying to procrastinate our typical Sunday cleaning chores. Enter the Dyson V11 absolute vacuum (THB 27,900) that actually saves you some time and energy. This intelligent cleaning vacuum comes with a three cleaning mode feature which allows us to switch between auto mode, boost mode, and eco mode. Its Dynamic Load Sensor smartly detects the brush bar resistance 360 times and shifts the motor speed between carpets and marble floors automatically. The nickel-cobalt-aluminum cathodes deliver a higher capacity suction power than its previous edition, making it Dyson’s most powerful one yet. Not to forget, it also delivers a report on real-time on its LCD screen. Luckily, it’s ‘point and shoot’ system makes it very efficient and easy to empty all the dust and dirt. A life-saver.
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Goat Story Gina Smart Coffee Instrument
French press, pour-over, or cold drip: can’t decide which coffee you want? Goat Story Gina Smart Coffee Instrument (approx. THB 7,423) is probably the most special coffee brewing experience you will ever have in your kitchen. The vintage-looking coffee maker has a precise valve to control the drip, it comes with a digital scale, and has a brewing app. It’s easily rechargeable with a USB device and you can simply connect it via Bluetooth with your smartphone. Also, the coffee instrument is available in steel, black, and white colours — so pick the one that suits your kitchen’s aesthetics and will tone up your homely ambiance.
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Ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat with Remote Sensor, 2nd generation
It’s time to call Alexa because this smart tech gadget listens to her command. Whilst thermostats have been continuing to be popular, Ecobee3 Smarter Wifi Thermostat (THB 12,915) manages to stand out with his excellent functions and attractive design. The device detects the home’s unique energy profile and the weather outside, to intuitively understand when to turn on the cooling or heating equipment. Consider it your personal detective who makes sure your home is in safe hands. The best part? It could also even lower your energy bills.
Philips Hue Starter Kit
Ever seen a light bulb that can change over 16 million vibrant colours? Philip’s Hue starter kit (THB 6,990) features 3 intelligent colour changing bulbs that keep up with your mood and emotions. This smart bulb is here to change your living room ambiance just the way you like. Want to dim the light when reading your novel? Easily adjust the lighting on your iOS or Android (or use your voice control feature) and keep tabs on whether you’ve turned off your lights before rushing to work in the morning. One-touch of a button and you’ve set the scene.
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iROBOT Robotic Floor Mopping
We all have those hard-to-reach places in our homes, like under the kitchen cabinets. Often times we may also just be too lazy to put in that extra effort to clean here. The Robot Braava Jet mopping robot is a cool one that automatically selects damp sweeping, wet sweeping, or dry sweeping options. This little robot completes its errands and when done even comes back to its starting point. Next thing you know, the dirt and coffee stains on the corner have been all cleaned up. It’s portable, compact, and has a low profile design which allows it to slide around every edge of your home. A dreamy sight for all city dwellers.
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