More advanced home technology is soon going to become a big part of our lives (if it hasn’t already!) and we think you’re going to love it. Home automation is already here, which gives you the ability to do manual tasks at the click of a button on your smartphone. That’s pretty cool, but we found some other incredible home technology products that could completely revolutionize your home and make your life easier.
Aido could be either the cutest or the creepiest tech feature on our list, depending on what you think of robots. Aido is essentially the personal assistant product that old science fiction movies promised, adding another member to the family while making your home life even easier. It’s basically the perfect product for busy families, the lonely and the lazy!
It’s concept shows us the future of robotics and even hints at the future of entertainment. Aido could be as groundbreaking as television and video games were for children at the time, as it can combine both and make it even more interactive and personal.
Aido has many really convenient features such as an LED screen, a projector for playing videos, and it also responds to voice commands and recognizes each member of your family. Aido functions as an all in one hub for automating many functions of your home, such as air conditioning, lighting, and home security. Aido can also access and your calendar and book appointments and write emails for you. See here to learn more about it.
As long as Aido works as it’s described, it could be a real game changer for managing the home and adding another layer of convenience to our daily lives.
Tesla is a revolutionary company doing remarkable things when it comes to electric power. While originally known only as an automobile manufacturer, it has recently branched out into the energy sector (not to be put into a box), with the Powerwall. The purpose of the Powerwall is to power up its batteries with energy from solar panels during times of low power consumption, and then use that energy to power the home during peak hours. It’s relatively small and as the name implies, can be mounted on the wall – so you don’t need a ton of space to start saving power with this gadget.
The Powerwall strengthens Tesla’s commitment to be a leader in renewable energy and its goal to lessen our reliance on more traditional energy sources. With solar energy becoming more and more popular, the Powerwall certainly makes for a worthwhile investment if you’re committed to going green and saving on your energy bill.
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To dive deeper into how the Powerwall works, see here for more info.
Want to know more about solar panels? See Residential Solar Panels: What’s The Catch?
L.U.C.Y is a product that seems ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel. She’s a personal voice activated assistant that can help you to do anything from organizing your calendar, controlling lights and audio, making phone calls, making coffee machine and watching TV! All you have to do is say her name, and then what you want to know or do. It’s a lot like Siri for your home. See the website here
Have you ever decorated a room only to have it not turn out as you had planned? Well, DecoLabs has that problem covered with a handy little app to make the whole visualization process way easier. You can build a model of the room you want to renovate, plus add a whole catalogue of furniture to your room. This takes all of the guess work out of decorating, allowing you to mix and match and find what looks best without any commitment. Finally, it’s like “The Sims” meets your favourite home decor shop for your home. See the Decolabs site here.
Photo Credit: decolabs.com
Home automation is definitely on the horizon for much of the developed world in the near future. It wouldn’t be surprising if most homes had some form of automation within the next few years. Although many of us might not be able to have products like L.U.C.Y or Aido anytime soon, there are other (cheaper) automated home products that you can get without breaking the bank.
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Chris is an editor and writer for Welcome Mat. He is based out of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.