10 Technology Must-Haves That Will Change Your Home Forever
If you’re looking for cool ways to liven up your house we’ve got you covered.
There’s always something new designed with the sole purpose of helping to make our lives just that bit easier, and once it’s been bought it’s hard to imagine living without it.
If you want to upgrade your student house this year with tech that will literally change your life, we’ve put together a handy guide for you. We suggest sharing these products in your group chat and getting your housemates to pitch in for the ultimate stress-free living experience.
For fans of Alexa, the Lenovo Smart Tab takes our fave personal assistant to another level. The tablet allows you to stream music, TV, and control your home just by using your voice. The dock means you can enjoy clear and powerful sound at full volume, and of course you can ask Alexa to do anything you want.
We’ve all been on massive online shopping sprees and only remembered about it the next day when we get the email to let us know the parcel will be arriving within the hour. If you’re constantly out of the house while expecting deliveries, Ring allows you to answer your front door from your phone even if you’re nowhere near home. A small camera will show you visitors ringing your doorbell and allow you to speak directly to them. It’s also great for home security as you’ll be able to monitor anyone around your house so you can detect any suspicious activity.
If you want to control everything using just one system, the Harmony Hub allows you to turn your phone into a universal remote. You can change the volume and the channel on your TV, you can control your personal speakers, you can even use it to turn your lights on and off. For people that are too lazy to get up and reach for the remote; this one’s for you.
If you’re addicted to coffee, you no longer have to make it yourself. Yep, the Smarter Coffee machine allows you to brew a coffee straight from your bed. By using your phone you can control the machine and it will know exactly when to brew you a fresh pot of coffee, with zero effort from you. Plus Alexa is built in, so yes, you can say “Alexa make me a coffee” and it will do the business.
If you struggle to get those precious eight hours of sleep a night this is the tech solution for you.
This light is designed to help you relax at bedtime and make sure you wake up feeling super refreshed and recharged. It has a load of super cool features like guided breathing sessions, while the sensors gradually adjust the light to help you prepare for a good night’s sleep. Once you’ve drifted off, the light will fill your room with natural sounds to help you wake up and feel ready for the new day.
Whether your goal is to lose or gain weight, this smart scale can not only accurately track your progress but also give you an in-depth analysis of your bone mass, fat mass, muscle mass, and everything else you could possibly need to know.
With weekly reports designed to help your fitness journey, this is a must-have for anyone wanting to improve and track their health.
If you want to kit out every room in your house, Philips Hue bulbs bring you the ultimate smart lighting experience. The bulbs allow you to play with over 16 million colours to change the lighting in the room to whatever colour you’re feeling. It’s the perfect way to generate mood lighting whether you just want to concentrate on some coursework or relax while watching a film.
This handy device will help you decrease your energy bill as well as being a super cool addition to your house. It can control the temperature of different rooms and will adjust your energy usage based on your habits, so you can help save some money on your bills by cutting back on energy that you didn’t even realise you were using.
You know when you can’t decide between YouTube, Amazon Prime, or Netflix? The Amazon Fire Stick is the easy solution to make streaming just that bit easier for you. If you like to switch between platforms and want to watch everything all in one place you can find what you want quickly and easily using Alexa to guide you.
Have you ever left the house and had that overwhelming fear that you’ve left something turned on that you shouldn’t have? The Hive Active Smart Plug is your solution.
You can turn your devices on and off from anywhere in the world as long as you have a wifi connection. So, if like me you’re guilty of leaving on your hair straighteners on when you’re in a rush you can rest knowing you can quickly turn them off.
If you’re feeling super inspired after reading this list; don’t forget if you’re planning on kitting out your house with cool smart home products to check out our tech student discounts to help you save some cash.