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The start of a new decade is here, and there’s so much to look forward to when it comes to smart-home technology. Each year, experts find new ways to streamline devices, cut down on time and energy waste, and make the daily tasks of owning or renting a home just a little bit simpler. As we look ahead to future at the start of this new year, we’re giving you our list of new technology to look out for in 2020 and beyond.
One of the most popular new year’s resolutions we hear about is the vow to improve sleep hygiene. Getting quality sleep each night is linked to better overall physical and mental health, but many distractions stand in our way to getting the hours of shut-eye we need. This new device from Phillips serves as a nightstand lamp with a host of smart features. As you get ready for bed, the lamp gradually dims the light in your room, helping you to drift off peacefully with assistance from the “relax breathe function” which works to even your breath so you can unwind at the end of a long day. In the morning, wake up naturally with sunrise-colored light that gradually brightens your room and eases you into your day. Check out all the details and order yours today.
The major draw of a smart thermostat is the ability to preset and control the climate in your home without having to fiddle with the settings day in and day out. This compact device is voice-activated for ease of use, and has the ability to control the temperature in different rooms in your home based on occupancy and other factors. Apart from convenience, this technology allows you to cut down on energy waste and utility bills, particularly when you’re out of town or away from the home for long work days. Plus, it’s on sale right now on Amazon!
If you’re looking for a cost-effective smart-home upgrade without having to invest in new products, this tiny gadget is for you. The Mini Smart Plug from Wemo allows you to control appliances like lights, fans, air conditioners, and humidifiers from an app on your smart phone, no matter where you are. If you’re out of town, utilize “away mode” to randomize lights and make it appear as if you’re home. When you’re on your commute home from work, set the ambience or turn your A/C on so that your home is comfortable and inviting when you walk in the door. Find the smart plug here for just $20.00.
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