So you’re driving up to your home, your lights turn on as soon as you pull into your carpark, you head up the elevator to your floor, approach the door with your hands full, and your doors unlock; you walk in and some calming music plays as you’ve had a stressful day - you walk upstairs, and your bath is already ready, as you turned it on just before you left the office, and it is the perfect temperature…
That is the life of someone who uses Smart-Home technology - sounds enviable right? Well it is a reality, and all this technology is available to the consumer. Below, is part one of the coolest smart home technology pieces for your apartment.
Sleeping is imperative to a healthy mind and body. With Withings Aura, both the sleep and waking process are considered important. This product is split up into two concepts, both of which aid sleeping and waking.
Through sight and sound, the Withings system will suggest sleep by emitting a warm red hue and sleep-inducing music and sounds. To wake you, music will begin to play and slowly increase, as the light on the Withings Aura will reflect sunrise.
Additionally, and for those who want the ultimate sleep experience, the Aura also can come with an under-sheet mat, that will pick up on how well you sleep in certain positions, and at what points of the night you sleep best - additionally through motion and sensor trackers, the mat will know when to wake you up (ideally when you’re out of deep sleep), so that you wake up fresh, rather than groggy.
The August Smart Lock provides intelligent, secure access to your home. Now you can control who can enter and who can’t—without the need for keys or codes. And you can do it all from your smartphone.
Using your smartphone as your “key”, you can control who can use the locks and for how long they can use them - be it 24 hour access for a family friend, or two hours for your house-cleaner.
Additionally you will never wonder whether you locked the front door or not, with remote access relaying to your smart phone. With sensory options, the August Smart Lock can tell you if someone is in your home, and you can also remotely buzz someone in, if you’re running five minutes late with the groceries.
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Available at Apple Stores, on Amazon or at August.
The SmartMat Yoga Mat is ideal for anyone who is wanting to extend their yoga practice outside of class, or use it as a substitute for a class.
Using advanced sensory technology, Smart Mat detects when you’re out of alignment and give you real time feedback on how to correct your pose.
There's no "one size fits all" when it comes to Yoga. That's why we built SmartMat to be unique to its owner. The first time you use your SmartMat, it will take you through a series of movements to calibrate your body shape, size and personal limitations.
SmartMat is available for pre-order now, through their website at a discount of $297USD (will be $447USD after pre-order period).
Our homes have changed radically over the past century. So why do we still use lighting that's based on 19th century technology? Philips Hue lighting can change your decor, keep your home safe, help you relax or focus and much, much more. Lighting has changed.
They turn on when you come home, they turn off when you leave. With Philips Hue, they can even change to any colour on the spectrum, allowing you customise your home without painting the walls.
Stay tuned for part two.