Wish List: Home gadgets 2020

© August Home

August Smart Lock Pro

Using the August app, this smart lock enables you to control and monitor who is coming in and out of your home. Grant access to your home at the touch of a button or at the sound of your voice remotely from wherever you are. The August Smart Lock Pro will also alert you to the status of your home’s security, and with the auto-lock feature it will automatically unlock the door as you approach and lock when you leave. 

www.august.com

©Awair

Awair 2nd Edition

The quality of the air in our homes can have a direct effect on our health, and keeping track of dust and pollution can help us to control issues such as allergies. Awair is a small device that can analyse the air in your home and give you information about five key aspects; dust, temperature, humidity, chemical pollution and carbon dioxide levels. Using an array of built-in sensors, Awair can offer real-time suggestions on how to best improve your environment and give your home an overall air-quality score. Partnered with home devices like the Nest thermostat, Awair can communicate with other devices to change home conditions. For example, in an instance of increased carbon dioxide levels, Awair can inform Nest when to turn on your fan to tackle the build-up.

www.getawair.co.uk

©Lumie

Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB

Getting up on Monday morning is something most of us don’t take pleasure in doing. However, the Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB alarm clock aims to make you rise from your cosy sheets more comfortably. Replicating a sunrise and sunset, the Bodyclock mimics the gradual increase or decrease of light in your bedroom at a speed you determine. This alarm clock also boasts over 20 wake and sleep sounds, such as bird songs and waterfalls.

www.lumiue.com

©Brilliant

Brilliant

Take complete control of your home with this brilliant smart switch. Sitting in place of a conventional light switch, Brilliant is an all-in-one smart device that can give you a single control for your smart doorbell, music, lights, etc. With the built-in microphone and camera, Brilliant can transform into a room-to-room intercom at the touch of a button or using voice activation, thanks to an integrated Amazon Alexa.

www.brilliant.tech

©Knocki

Knocki

We often refer to our homes as ‘smart homes’ due to the amount of interconnected smart devices we have. However, this portable device turns your physical home into an interactive control. Knocki responds to simple taps on a surface to carry out a function. For example, three taps on a wall could start your TV, or two on your nightstand could snooze your alarm. This device is fully customisable, and with WiFi connection the Knocki can pair with devices all around your home.

www.knocki.com

©Monoprice

Monoprice MP Voxel 3D printer

Bring your digital designs to life with this fully enclosed, high-tech 3D printer. 3D printing has revolutionised the way we manufacture and design commercial goods, but the MP Voxel brings the power of 3D printing to our homes. Lightweight and with a touchscreen, the MP Voxel features 8GB of internal memory for storing digital 3D models, has a USB port and a WiFi-enabled camera, so you can watch and record your prints taking shape.

www.monoprice.com

 


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