From cleaning to designing to entertaining there are a myriad of home gadgets and tech that can help elevate or help transform your normal home into more of a modern home.
In no particular order are some of our top suggestions for home tech that are sure to raise the bar.
Bottled Sunshine by Sunlight Inside
Staying indoors too long can and will affect you adversely. The Bottled Sunshine lamps can automatically adjust the light temperature depending on the time of the day.
Sunlight is essential for Vitamin D but also for your mental health. During the winter months the days are shorter and it’s not always possible to get outdoors regularly. Fluorescent lighting can give you fatigue and even keep you up at night.
Sunlight Inside LED Lamps are able to project different temperature light automatically according to your geographic location. These pre-programmed light spectrum settings change for Noon, Afternoon, Sunset, Evening, Night to project different optimal lighting temperatures to synthetically reproduce the natural light of that time of day, inside. Absolutely one of the best light therapy lights around. Great for the bedroom and even more so for rooms that don’t see the light of day. Bring the sunlight inside.
“Sunlight Inside supports our energy, mood, metabolism, sleep and general wellness!”
Bottled Sunshine $199.00
Waerator 3 in 1 Wine Opener & W2 Instant 1-Button Electric Wine Aerator: The Perfect Pair
The holidays are always better with some wine and spirits to loosen everyone up to shake off the tensions of everyday life. Waerator’s 3 in 1 Wine Opener & W2 Instant 1-Button Electric Wine Aerator make the perfect pair for the couple that loves their wine. Opening a nice bottle of wine can enhance the evening and elevate your spirits. There’s nothing worse than breaking the cork and ending up having to push the rest into the bottle.
The W2 Instant 1-Button Electric Wine Aerator fits right onto the wine bottle mouth and with a single push conveniently aerates your wine right when you pour. If you’re an aficionado you know that aerating enhances the taste of your spirits. The W2 not only aerates wine but can elevate your Whiskey, Scotch and even your beers! Saves you the time of waiting to consume your favorite adult beverages.
Waerator’s 3-in-1 Wine Opener features 1 touch easy operation with a built-in rechargeable battery that is good for up to 50+ bottles. This isn’t your average electric wine bottle opener. You can use it to uncork the bottle also use it to recork the bottle after with a single push. It comes with a wine bottle Foil Cutter and Two Proprietary Corks. When your ready you can pop in one of Waerator’s Corks, flip the 3-in-1 Wine Opener upside down and marry the points and it will vacuum seal the rest of your wine so it stays delicious! Waerator’s 3 in 1 Wine Opener is a step above the rest.
Breville the Barista Express: Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Coffee Maker
Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Coffee the Barista Express from Breville does it all. Grab your quickest and best cup of Joe ever from bean to espresso in under 1 minute! The Barista Express will grind beans on-the-fly so your coffee tastes as fresh as ever and features Dose-Control to adjust the flavor, size dial, interchangeable filters and even a steam wand so you can make the creamiest Foamy milk for your favorite cup.
Digital Temp control or PID ensures that the coffee is the perfect temperature without scolding the coffee and throwing off the taste. Features a 1/2 lb bean hopper and 67 oz water tank and you can set it to do single or double shots for more intense flavor.
The Breville Barista Express comes in Stainless Steel, Cranberry Red, Black Sesame and looks amazing on your modern kitchen countertop. Best of all, you get a first class coffee maker without the exorbitant cost.
Breville the Barista Express Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Coffee Maker $599.95
Professional Secrets Ultimate Kitchen Thermometer
No self-respecting Gourmet Chef would be caught dead with a meat thermometer, or would they? We’re not Gourmet Chefs but one of the worst things you can do is to invite guests over for dinner and get them ill because you served them under-cooked meat! Worse yet if you’re a professional cook and you serve under-cooked meat. The Ultimate Kitchen Thermometer takes all the guess work out of figuring out if your food is under-cooked and measures the temperature with speed and accuracy.
This modern day electric meat thermometer is the Ferrari of meat thermometers and an essential kitchen gadget to have on hand for the Holidays. It’s comes with a super thin probe measuring just 1.2mm and is water resistant so it’s simple to clean. This thing is sleek and streamlined and easy to handle. A built-in sheath also keeps things safe when it’s not in use.
Whether you’re an amateur Chef or a Professional Chef go ahead, no one will be the wiser and you can serve your food with confidence. Measures 9″ x 3.8″ x 0.047″ and comes in Black.
Ultimate Kitchen Thermometer £88.90 or $112.29 @ time of publish.
Weatherman Connected Collapsible Umbrella
Never lose your umbrella again with Weatherman’s connected collapsible umbrellas. In this day and age everything seems to be coming out with a connected version, why not an umbrella? Weatherman’s Collapsible Umbrella is push-button launched, compact and Teflon-coated to repel water aggressively.
Designed by a meteorologist the canopies are vented to withstand up to 55 mph winds without inverting and comes with a Pebllebee battery powered tracker tile and works in tandem with the Android/iOS app so you can keep aware of the weather as well as where you last left your umbrella. The Collapsible Umbrella measures 19.5″ L x 42″ diameter (opened) and comes in 8 Black, Navy Blue, Olive Green, Orange, Yellow, Lagoon, Limited Edition Pink and LE Red.
Weatherman Connected Umbrella $59.00
Nest Hello Video Doorbell
Porch pirates beware! With all the online shopping that’s snowballing faster and faster are the deliveries that you aren’t always going to be home for. Thieves know this and are ever preying on those would be gifts for your friends and relatives.
Protect your family and your packages with the Nest Hello Video Doorbell. The Nest Hello is the most aesthetically pleasing design of all available doorbells cams on the market today. HDR Video, 160 degree field of view, Night Vision allow the Nest Doorbell cam to be your front door Sentry that never sleeps. Stream live video 24/7, see who’s at the door before you answer it.
Don’t spend a second longer guessing what happened to your packages! Provide video evidence to the authorities and keep your front door safe from these modern day Porch Pirates!
Nest Hello $229.00
iRobot Roomba® i7+ Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum w/ Automatic Dirt Disposal (7550)
Cleaning can be the bane of your week/weekend. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone come and clean your floors automatically everyday while your out? The Roomba i7 robot vacuum does just that. This automated home assistant will help you keep your floors cleaner and free up some of your day so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying life.
The Roomba i7+ can learn, map any room and it’s Wi-Fi connected so you can conveniently control it from your iOS or Android device while you’re out. A three stage cleaning system allows the Dual Multi-Surface Rubber brushes and the 10x suction power to suck up all those dirties off your nice flooring.
To make things even easier, the iRobot Roomba i7+ comes with the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal unit that makes life even easier. The Clean Base can hold up to 30 robot bins and the Roomba i&+ will dock itself when it’s done cleaning, empty and start recharging all on its own.
Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum w/ Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal $949.99
Stanley Tools Cross90 Laser Level
The Cross90 makes it easier to hang things and plumb uprights like walls or doors by casting both a 90 degree horizontal and vertical laser line.
Stanley Tools Cross90 Cross Line Laser Level is ultra-useful around the house. Use it to install flooring or walls without the guesswork. It is accurate to within +/- 3/16” with a range of up to 50 feet. The Locking Pendulum allows you to set angled lines and keeps the internal components secure from knocking around causing damage to the calibration.
Comes with a QuickLink Bracket and Mounting System for conveniently securing it to a table edge or pole. The QuickLink Bracket has an integrated ball joint that can rotate for odd angles or setting a 45 degree angle on the wall. Alternatively a universal mounting hole on the bottom makes it easy to attach to any photography Tripod as well.
Stanley Cross90 Cross Line Laser STHT77341
MSRP $162.50 on Sale $97.28
Edifier S880DB Hi-Res Audio Certified Powered Speakers
There aren’t a ton of computer speakers out there these days but the S880DB Bookshelf speakers from Edifier make the perfect close quarter audio system. The Edifier S880DB is Hi-Res Audio Certified and features Four Equalizer Modes along with a Titanium laminate dome tweeter for crystal clear detailed highs.
The S880DB offers a contemporary design with full range sound and looks great on your computer table or in your living room. Beautifully designed with light Birchwood/natural color wood and white that gives the speakers that upscale appearance.
Beyond the good looks the Edifier S880DB’s are super versatile offering Line-In RCA ports, Optical, Coax, USB and even wireless Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. Capable of reproducing 192kbps audio the S880DB’s come with an XMOS Digital Audio Processor and Built-in Amp that provide clean full sound.
The Edifier S880 DB features 12W × 2 + 32 W × 2 Output with a Frequency Response of 55Hz-40KHz. 3.75″ Bass driver, 19mm Titanium Dome Treble and each speaker measures 5.4in x 6.6in x 9.1in. Comes with a handy little remote.
Edifier S880DB Hi-Res Audio Certified Powered Speakers $299.99
Bike In The Air Motorized Bike Storage System
Figuring out how to store the family bicycles is never a convenient task. Handle bars, pedals, cranks, stands get in the way and can make an usually frustrating mess in your garage. Bike in the Air’s Motorized Bike Storage System makes storing your family bikes neat and easy by utilizing vertical space. Bike in the Air comes in a 10′ and 12′ version and mounts floor to ceiling in your garage. The 10′ requires a min height of 9′ and the 12′ min ceiling installation height is 11′.
Load up to 3 bikes and raise the rack then add in 3 more! Store up to 6 bikes, out of the way so you can keep your bikes neatly stored until it’s time to ride again. Requires a standard and grounded 120 VAC wall outlet to operate.
Bike In The Air: Motorized Bike Storage System $1,295.00