Smart homes that we are used to seeing in movies and in the homes of the rich and famous are now possible for the man on the street. It is all the more necessary nowdays given the amount of time that we spend at home due to the ongoing pandemic where most of us are working from home to stay safe. Technology has come a long way since our parent's generation and you will be surprised at what a little device and gadget can do to change your lives totally, albeit for the better.
Here are some smart devices and gadgets that you can consider to make your home smarter and much better to work in. Welcome to the future of working from home.
Smart Scent Air Machine with Nebulizing Technology
First up, we recommend the Smart Scent Air Machine with Nebulizing Technology. There is nothing quite like a lovely scent that fills the home as you sit through a two-hour meeting or work on that tough proposal that was due yesterday. Using cold-air diffusion technology, the JCloud waterless essential oil diffuser takes the high-quality fragrance oil micro-droplets throughout your home without any heat or water. What's more, it uses less than 0.5ml/h even when you select the highest grade. Not a technie and worried about how complicated this device is? This scent machine extremely easy to use. Simply download the app, connect the waterless diffuser via an app, set the working time and scent grade and voila! The nebulizer makes the scent fill rooms up to 2000 square feet, creating a relaxed and lovely ambience as you work from home.
All-new Echo (4th generation) International Version
The All-new Echo (4th generation) International Version may be the next best thing to having a personal assistant at home. Essentially, what Echo does is that it connects to Alexa, a cloud based voice service, to play music, set timers and alarms, control smart home devices that are compatible, and much more. You can voice control your playlist and stream songs from Spotify without getting off your seat or away from your laptop. You can then enjoy your choice of music and songs in clear highs, dynamic mids and deep bass. Need to quickly catch up on the latest news. Simply let Alexa know though Echo and the news will be played for your consumption. That's not all. You can also set alarms for important meetings and dates, and even check the weather before heading out to grab a coffee or a quick jog around the neighbourhood or park.
Withings Body+ - Smart Body Composition Wi-Fi Digital Scale
All that working from home and sedentary lifestyle may cause you to unknowingly put on some unwanted weight. You will not be caught by surprise again with the Withings Body+ - Smart Body Composition Wi-Fi Digital Scale with smartphone app. This number one selling smart scale in the United States allows you to find out about your full body composition; weight (kg, lb, st), body fat and Water percentage, plus muscle and bone mass, with accuracy down to 100 grams. You can also sync this smart scale with your Apple watch or other health and fitness apps including Apple health, Fitbit and Google fit. Your entire family will get to enjoy this super smart scale as up to 8 users can weigh themselves and access their personal weight histories, as the scale automatically differentiates the users. No more excuses for weight gain just because you have been working from home.
Wireless neck massager
All those long hours hunched over the laptop and working from home giving you aches and pains all over? Then, you should consider getting the White Professional 4 Massage Heads Neck Massager. This wireless neck massager uses 3D smart fitting technology, which can automatically adjust the massage head according to the neck's curve, giving you and your family members instant customisation when using it. How this neck massager works is that it uses low-frequency electric pulses, which transmit electric pulses to the deep layer of the skin, while simulating various massage methods to relax the neck. There are nine levels of intensity so you can be sure to find one that suits your needs. It also has an intelligent safety protection function, and will automatically power down after 15 minutes.
WiFi Baby Video Monitor
You may be working from home mostly nowadays but you still need to keep an eye on your little one or pet who may be in another room or another part of the house. Introducing the WiFi Video Baby Monitor. Now, you can truly set your mind at ease and focus on that zoom meeting with your boss.
Universal Remote Control
Multiple remotes controls for the television (TV), cable, air conditioner, sound system, etc. driving your crazy? It is time to de-clutter and replace them all with the uniplay IR Blaster Universal Remote Control. This bad boy allows you to replace most of the original IR(38KHz) remote controls for your TV, set-top box, air conditioner, VCD, DVD, SAT, FANStreaming Box and Sound Bar. It basically uses the Smart Life App to transform your traditional home devices into smart devices and making life smarter and more convenient around the house. As if that was not cool enough, it is also compatible with Alexa and Google home to voice control your TV, air conditioner and fans etc. to turn them on or off. Welcome to the future of remote controls.
Touchless Automatic Temperature Measuring Soap Dispenser
This product combines the best of both worlds during these challenging times in the form of a Touchless Automatic Temperature Measuring Soap Dispenser. Install this in your bathroom at home and enjoy a hands-free soap dispenser that measures your temperature at the same time. This is possible because this LIEN automatic hand soap dispenser comes with a built-in hand/wrist temperature checking function. How genius is that? You get to eliminate cross contamination when you are using this product as the infrared induction sensor will activate the dispenser, which will dispense the soap or hand sanitiser accordingly. Place your wrist near the thermometer sensor at the top and check your temperature instantly and accurately.
LED Grow Light for Indoor Plants
Now that you are spending so much time at home, it may be time to consider picking up a new hobby like growing some indoor plants. Who knows? You may even start a little indoor garden where you can grow herbs and spices for your cooking hobby too! For a start, you will need the VIPARSPECTRA P1500 LED Grow Light for Indoor Plants. It uses the newest SMD LED Technology to provide high PAR output, high energy efficiency and long lifespan while improving light penetration. It also offers the full light spectrum for indoor plants, which consists of 660nm of red light, IR, 3000K and 5000K of the white light spectrum. This ensures that your indoor plants get everything that they need in the absence of actual sunlight. The silent fan design makes sure that there is no noise disturbance and no overheating so you can use these lights over long hours without any concerns. It's time to get those green fingers dirty at home today!
Projection Alarm Clock
With this Projection Alarm Clock, you do not have to worry about oversleeping and missing that early morning or late night zoom meeting while working from home anymore. The clear view projection clock features a bright backlit screen with time, day of week, indoor temperature, and alarm clock with snooze feature. By pressing the "DISP" button, the projection can be reversed 180 degrees for optimal viewing throughout the room. With the plug adapter, this alarm clock can project constantly according to your own need. It is the ideal bedside companion.
Smart Electric Neck Fan
The weather can be quite unforgiving sometimes when we are working at home but the air conditioning bills can be pretty crazy if we turn it on throughout the day. Now, there is an alternative in the form of a Smart Electric Neck Fan. Basically, this is a product that is shaped like a pair of headphones that you can hang on your neck nonchalantly and enjoy the cool breeze while you work at your home desk in comfort. The neck fan has 78 ventilation holes that keep the face cool and can will not affect your makeup. The wingless design also ensures that it can be used safely by both children and adults alike. It will be able to give you up to 16 hours of use after a single charge depending on your speed selection. No more sweaty and grumpy faces during zoom meetings anymore.
Portable Handheld Smart Bluetooth Laser Projection Keyboard
Since you will be working from home a lot these days, why not jazz up your laptop and get the Portable handheld smart Bluetooth laser projection keyboard? Make working on your computer more fun and interesting with this laser projected keyboard instead of a physical one, not to mention saving space and having more room for other stuff on your home work desk. This innovative product is also compact and super easy to connect either via Bluetooth or USB. It comes with a rechargeable battery and is compatible with all the latest operating systems on the market. Working on your computer just got a lot cooler.
Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light
This motion sensor toilet night light is both functional and asthetically pleasing. This LED bathroom night light combines the night light vision positioning system, using different colours of light (eight colors), to indicate position. With these tech upgrade on your toilet, you will no longer disturb your partner or family when you or your children wake up in the middle of the night to use the toilet. Your children will also thank you for making the toilet look so pretty in the dark and may not wake you up to accompany them to the loo anymore. You can thank me later.