Exciting Home-Tech Devices of 2018
We’ve come into a brand-new year, and along with it, there’s going to be interesting developments in the world of technology. Home-technology has dedicated itself to making residential lives easier every day; and this year is no exception with the interesting devices which are going to be available to make life convenient. Here are several new items which are either being released in 2018, or are expected to become very popular this year.
Flow is an interesting new piece of technology designed for the environmentally-conscious homeowner. This device is a portable air-quality tracker which measures the cleanliness and pollutants in the air around your home. The idea behind the product is to live in a healthier environment by helping people become aware of what’s happening in the air around them. It’s not currently available, but pre-ordering is an option for people who are interested in taking steps toward fighting air pollution.
Retail Price: $139
D7 Vacuum by Neato
Though we already have robotic vacuums which self-drive around our homes, the new D7 Vacuum by Neato is ahead of its time. This self-working vacuum comes with an application that creates a floorplan of your home and allows you to direct the vacuum to where it should and should not clean. This means that your new vacuum will take care not to tip over delicate furniture or be in any area that you don’t want it to travel.
Retail Price: $799 (preorder)
Robomow is much like one of the new robotic vacuums, except instead of vacuuming the floor of your home, this one mows your grass. These robots are designed to take care of the difficult task of mowing lawns for homeowners with enough money, but not enough time on their side. The Robomow is not a cheap gadget, but it most definitely makes life easier for property owners with lawns, by shaving off the time needed to do the job manually.
Retail Price: starting at $699 (depending on model)
Yale Real Living Touchscreen Deadbolt
The Yale Real Living Touchscreen Deadbolt is a new tool with security in mind. It looks almost like an ordinary deadbolt lock, only it works using Z-wave technology. The lock can be operated via smartphone and it goes right along with the many other devices intended to make your home a smart one. There’s also options to use either a standard key or secure pin number to unlock the door. You won’t have to worry about whether you locked the door on your rush to work, either, because this lock can be secured from anywhere with your phone.
Retail Price: $150
Teptron MOVE Bluetooth Blinds Motor
With the Teptron MOVE Bluetooth Blinds Motor you can control the opening, closing, and adjusting of your blinds from your smartphone. The MOVE is a Bluetooth device which controls a small motor to open and close blinds, and it’s compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Though opening and closing the window blinds is generally a simple task to perform manually, the MOVE also has a setting that controls the opening and closing of blinds based on a clock setting, so that even if you aren’t home, the blinds will be set to open and close as if you were. It’s also perfect for people who have either limited mobility, or a plethora of windows (including those in very high places) to adjust.
Retail Price: $69
2018 is sure to be an exciting year, as there are going to be many new and interesting developments coming available in the world of technology. Maybe by 2019, our homes will be even closer to becoming fully smart and reminiscent of futuristic science fiction.
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