Why not invest in things that make daily life easier and more enjoyable? Between having to tackle everyday routines, chores and obligations, it’s easy to get bogged down by it all. Smart gadgets use the latest technology to put a spin on things and improve daily activities.
If you are looking for the best smart gadgets of 2017, these are the best items to revolutionize your home.
- Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
The Family Hub Refrigerator by Samsung is vastly different from a standard refrigerator. While it’s sleek with a stainless steel exterior, you’ll quickly notice that it also has an impressive, large touchscreen monitor. This screen, which operates using Wi-Fi, can do a range of tasks and activities such as: directly order groceries using an app, administer groceries, coordinate and display different household schedules, stream music (has built-in speakers) and take photos of items in the fridge (which are then sent to your smartphone for easy reference while making a grocery trip).
Not only will you know the status of your groceries at all times, but also you can simultaneously have entertainment at the same time.
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that operates using Alexa, a cloud-based voice service by Amazon. The end result is a smart, voice-controlled device that can answer a range of questions, deliver sports updates & weather forecasts, play music & audiobooks and control a variety of smart home functions on compatible connected devices (such as Nest thermostats, Philips Hue smart light bulbs, Belkin WeMo devices, Fitbits and much more).
The Amazon Echo can detect voices from across the room. And with 360º speakers, it can play music and audiobooks with impressive sound.
- Hello Egg
Hello Egg is a voice-enabled smart cooking assistant that is changing the cooking process—from ordering grocery deliveries, automating food routines and assisting in step-by-step recipes. This device specifically targets people who want to eat out less, but simply need additional support in making dishes at home. Its voice-enabled functions allow it to stream music, deliver news and weather forecasts and provide scheduled reminders.
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro provides a smarter, safer way to answer the door. Its motion-activated camera is triggered anytime the doorbell is rung. And with two-way audio, you can immediately address your visitor. The great thing about this device is that it can operate remotely—alerting you of someone even while you are away from home. It’s a great smart device that provides additional home security.
- Kuri the robot nanny
Kuri the robot nanny is a smart, inventive creation by a startup company called Mayfield robotics. It responds to voice commands & features a built-in camera and laser sensor. The laser sensor allows it to steer around objects in its path by allowing it to learn the floor plan of the house. With 3 hours of battery life, you can easily monitor and keep an eye on your kids (even while you are away). If anything is amiss, Kuri will alert you on your smartphone. Kuri has audio capabilities as well—it can connect to entertainment hubs, and even directly play music, podcasts and audiobooks.