Technology is amazing and seems to be evolving in the blink of an eye. Companies are continuing to develop new and unique items that make our lives easier in ways that we didn’t even know were possible. From shades that slide up with a push of the button to programmable thermostats and even virtual assistants, the world of home tech has grown rapidly over the last several years. It can be hard to tell at a glance which items are worth the price and which will be phased out faster than you can say “Tivo”. We have rounded up four of the hottest Home Tech Trends of 2017:
Standard smoke alarms are a thing of the past. The Nest Protect has been totally redesigned and is better than ever. No longer do you need to test your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, this does it automatically and will also call you to let you know when it’s batteries need to be changed.This alarm“speaks” to you and will even tell you where in your home it is detecting smoke or carbon monoxide. Best of all, it hooks up to your phone, so you can control it all just with the touch of your fingertip or be alerted if you are away from home. Cost: around $99.00.
The Braava Jet is the newest robot vacuum by iRobot. This robot not only vacuums but also mops and damp sweeps as well. Its compact design is ideal for getting into hard to reach places like under cabinets and behind toilets. With it’s Precision Sprayer and Vibrating Cleaning Head it breaks up dirt and stains with ease. And just like it’s cousin, the Roomba, you can program it to run while you’re away so you always come home to a fresh, clean home. Cost: approximately $169.99.
Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorized Blinds
Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization Blinds can be programmed to automatically rotate throughout the day to be sure that your room is always receiving the perfect amount of sunlight. These are perfect for hard to reach windows as they can be controlled by your smartphone or tablet. Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorized Blinds are also cordless, making them ideal for homes with small children. Click here to receive a $100 Hunter Douglas rebate valid until April 10, 2017
The Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa, a virtual personal assistant, to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more. The Echo Dot is small enough that it can be put into any room and is even smart enough to order you some Chinese food. Cost: $49.99.
These home tech trends will surely make your life easier and make you the envy of your tech savvy friends. Pick up a few of this handy gadgets and sit back, relax and let technology do the rest!