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11 futuristic smart home devices that are available now

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From the advent of 3D printing to advances in AI, the way we experience the world is rapidly changing thanks to technology and every year we are presented with a new list of devices that are set to change the way we live. One of the most interesting aspects of such technological developments is how they can impact our everyday life so we’ve compiled a list of some of the latest in smart home devices that are currently out there or en route to homes in the near future.

1. Smarter Fridge Cam

Have you ever found yourself racking your brain in the veg section of your local supermarket trying to recall what’s in the fridge? Well, you can say goodbye to said scenarios with this device, which takes photos of what’s inside your fridge when it’s opened and sends them to your phone, as well as a couple of other features helping you keep on top of your weekly shop.

2. Smarter Coffee

You can roll out of bed and grab your freshly brewed coffee with this nifty gadget. All you have to do is set it through your smartphone to make you the cup, meaning it’s ready when you are.

3. Nest Thermostat

You can take control over your thermostat from anywhere with this smart gadget for smart savings. It learns the temperature that you like and can turn it down when no one is at home, which is a great way to keep on top of those energy bills.

4. PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder

This device allows your furry friend to be fed while you’re away. It can dispense the food as you decide via your smartphone and controls portion sizes too.

5. Lightware RF Smart Sockets

You replace your ‘standard’ sockets and light switches of your home with these smart alternatives. You’re then in complete control of when everything is turned on and off through the Lightwave app on your phone or tablet.

6. Philips Hue Lights

It’s all about ‘personal wireless lighting’ with these and with a garden range out this year, there’s no end to the ambient options at your fingertips to suit whatever your mood is.

7. Vimana Smart Parenting Device

This allows you to take control of what your children consume on the internet. You can manage the content, block keywords and set curfews all in a bid to ensure they have a safe online experience.

8. Kohler Verdera Voice Lighted Smart Mirror

Reduce any potential hassle out of your morning routine by getting the latest weather reports and traffic updates with this device. You can be brushing your teeth while the gadget, paired with Alexa, can also adjust the brightness to your liking giving you a great start to your day.

9. GROHE Sense Guard

This extremely practical monitor can detect leaks in your piping system and turn off the water if required.

10. Ring Video Doorbell

Expecting a delivery but having no way to accept it can now be a thing of the past with this bit of tech. It means you don’t have to be at home to answer the door but instead, you can do it from your smartphone, PC or tablet.

11. Kohler DTV Prompt Digital Shower Interface

This is another example of taking complete control of your experience but this time, it’s the case with your shower. You can manage the temperature, sprays and timer all at your fingertips.

Another smart home tip is having the right insurance cover that’s tailored to your needs. Talk to your insurer today to discuss the best options for you.

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