We’re approaching the middle of 2019, and the term “smart home” has been overused and abused. Perhaps the novelty of not having to lift a finger (read: get out of bed) to switch off the lights, or screaming at your Alexa-powered speaker to skip to the next song from the shower, has worn off.

Yet, we still stand by this fact: the smart home isn’t going anywhere.

Even more brands and tech giants are riding on the futuristic home wave, launching more products that will make consumers’ lives even easier. Tired after a long day at work? Leave the cleaning to your AI-powered vacuum robot. Have your hands full whipping up dinner for the family? Your ever-efficient personal assistant (we really mean Siri) will type a text to your husband for you.

In this fast paced world, being productive has been made easier than ever. Here are the new tech launches to snag for your smart home, pronto.

1
LG 8K OLED TV

Launched as the world’s first 8K OLED TV, the LG 88 inch OLED TV is one of the brand’s latest smart televisions. Not only does it boast an upgraded processor, it is also complete with AI technology that automatically detects its surroundings and intelligently adjust settings to deliver stunning cinematic picture and sound. Additionally, the OLED television is also enhanced with advanced technology such as WebOS, Google Assistant and Apply Airplay.

The 8K OLED TV will be available at selected retailers. The pricing will be announced at a later date. 

2
Dyson Lightcycle Task Light

Ambience and lighting can really affect one’s mood. Dyson’s Lightcycle Task Light makes it easier to control the lighting in your home. The product was engineered to support one’s body clock with local daylight tracking that continually adjusts colour temperature and brightness in relation to the local daylight. The light is controlled with theDyson Link app, which allows the user to intelligently adjust its functions to their daily routine. With over 1,000 Lux brightness, glare protection, and low optical flicker, it is designed to reduce eye strain. Additionally, Dyson’s new launch is not only practical, but also eco-friendly. It maintains light quality for 60 years thanks to Heat Pipe technology.

The Dyson Lightcycle task light is available from July 2019 on shop.dyson.com.sg, and major departmental and electrical stores. Prices start from S$799.

3
Meural Canvas

You can have the world’s most celebrated paintings in history right in your living room, thanks to Netgear’s Meural Canvas. Dubbed as the world’s first smart art frame, it is the first and largest full-service digital platform for exploring and displaying art. It features TrueArt Technology, a patented blend of hardware, firmware and software that render the images as lifelike and textured as the museum original. Additionally, the Meural Frame also boasts an ambient light sensor, which measures the room’s brightness and automatically adjusts the display to match.

The smart art frame is available at selected retailers and online retailer Lazada for S$1,499 (Leonora) and S$1,699 (Winslow). Both includes a complimentary 3-year subscription to the art library. After which, the Meural Membership will cost S$100 a year.

 

 

 

4
Google Nest Hub Max

The Google Nest Hub Max is everything you need in your smart home. The Google Assistant-powered smart home display lets you see and control compatible devices in a single dashboard. The new product works seamlessly with existing Nest products, such as the Nest Hello video doorbell — so you can keep your home safe and secure. What more, it comes with a camera on top that you can use for video calls and home security monitoring.

The Google Nest Hub Max will be available at US$229 (S$314). More details will be available soon. 

 

5
Dyson V11 Absolute

Dyson is back with the V11 Absolute, a cord-free vacuum that intelligently optimises power and run time. This time, hit comes with a high torque cleaner head that intelligently senses and adapts to different floors. Powered by the new Dyson digital motor V11, the new model boasts 20 per cent more suction power than the Dyson Cyclone V10 Vacuum. The LCD screen displays current cleaning mode and allows for easy mode switching between Eco, Auto and Boost.

The Dyson V11 Absolute cord-free vacuum is available on shop.dyson.com.sg, and major departmental and electrical stores at the recommended retail price of S$999.00.

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.