Having a smart house isn’t just the plot to a Disney Original Movie. If you’re looking for ways to make your daily routines run smoother this list is for you. Below are 15 tech gadgets that you need in your life.
1. WiFi Range Extender
This gadget is especially beneficial if you live in a house with a couple roommates, an older building or possibly both. Nothing is worse than when you’re trying to work in your room but can barely load a page. A WiFi range extender is the answer to struggling with constant buffering and dead zones in your home. It’s a cheap and easy way to get the most out of your internet bill, this is one of those gadgets for your home you want to have.
2. Portable Phone Charger
You may think that a portable charger is only beneficial on the go but it can actually help you inside your home as well. If you don’t want to be tethered to a wall when you’re busy throughout your house having a portable charger is a great option. Plus if you have your living room set up to where your seating area isn’t by a wall you can still enjoy the comfort of your phone while binging Netflix.
3. Echo Dot
An Echo Dot is a great gadget for your home because it’s almost like having a personal assistant. You can use it to remind you about events, it’s a speaker, a timer, can tell you a brief overview of the news as well as be used as an alarm clock. There are bigger models out there but this one is perfect for the price and you still get all the benefits of bigger models.
4. Essential Oil Defuser
This essential oil defuser is aesthetically pleasing as well as it will help freshen up your home instantly. What’s great about essential oil defusers is that they don’t just smell great some of the scents can help you relax, be happy, be calm and more.
The quickest way to look unprofessional is by having wrinkled clothes, a steamer can fix that. Ironing clothes can be time consuming and some material isn’t actually supposed to be ironed, it can actually be kind of dangerous if you aren’t using the proper surface either. A steamer is a great gadget for your home because it’s a borderline necessity. Consider getting this small one which is perfect to steam an outfit.
6. Portable Sewing Machine
This little machine can be the difference between throwing away your favorite shirt and saving it. An actual sewing machine could cost you upwards of hundreds of dollars and if you aren’t too keen about sewing by hand this is a smart little investment.
7. Smart Light Bulb
Lighting can be the key to set the mood of a room. With a smart light bulb like the Philips Hue you can control not just the brightness but also the color with your phone. Whether you’re studying, relaxing, or having a party there will be a setting perfect for you.
8. Smart Plug
Smart plugs like this one will make sure you never forget to turn an electronic off. You can control this with your phone and through your Alexa. You can set them to go on at certain times and you can also control when they turn on as well from your phone. For instance if you come home to an empty home late at night you can make sure a light is turned on before you walk into your house.
9. Flameless Candles
Candles are great for ambience and despite how aesthetically pleasing it may be to light a bunch of them at once that isn’t that smart. Instead invest in flameless candles. They will give off the same atmosphere of normal candles without the danger of a possible fire. Some even come with remote controls so you can set them up to run on a timer and they can double as a cute nightlight.
10. Home Security Camera
Living alone or in a rental space can make it difficult to maintain a home security system. Even if you do own home security systems can be very expensive. If you don’t have the money to install a full on system but still want to maintain a sense of safety consider a camera like the one below. It’s relatively cheap but efficient. You will be able to see it from your computer and phone. Even if nothing happens, hopefully nothing will, you’ll still be able to see what your cat really does when you’re not home.
11. Sound Machine
If you have a hard time drowning out the sounds around you this sound machine is a gadget for your home that you want to have. A sound machine can help you tune out the rest of the world and get back on a better sleep schedule.
12. Fire Stick
As long as you have WiFi and a TV with a HDMI port you can use this little gadget to access just about every streaming device there is out there. What’s even better with a Fire Stick is that it’s portable. Meaning that wherever you travel you can take this to make sure you don’t miss out on any shows.
13. Sunrise Alarm Cock
Waking up when your room is still dark can be difficult to do. A sunrise alarm clark will help recreate the illumination of the sun. It’s also great if you are someone who has a work schedule that requires you getting up at night. Your body wants to naturally be awake when the sun is out and this will help your body get accustomed to waking up to a time even if it’s dark still for real.
14. Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Having a portable bluetooth speaker is a must regardless if you’re living in a dorm or in a house. This gadget for your home is perfect for cleaning because regardless of what room you’re in you can bring your music. The one below is perfect for a desk spot because it can also double as a pencil holder or a possible makeup brush holder.
Humidifiers aren’t just for when you’re sick. Having dry skin is something no amount of makeup can cover, in fact it tends to make it worse. A humidifier like the one below will help to maintain a hydrated skin. It’s also small enough to take with you if you travel and want to look dewy wherever you go.