Make a Statement: Tech for Luxury Homes


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Smart phones have brought information and convenience to our fingertips and recent innovations in technology will soon bring this same ease to appliances in the home. Take a look at these high-tech home gadgets and bring your space into the 21st century.

 

The GeniCan

BLOG_GENICANThe GeniCan is the kitchen gadget that you never knew you needed. The device has a small, Wi-Fi-connected scanner that fits easily into most garbage bins and keeps track of products and goods by scanning their barcodes as they are discarded. The handy gadget then adds the items to a digital grocery list that users can access in the GeniCan app. For items without barcodes (fruit, vegetables or hand-boxed candies), the gadget takes a quick photo using the built-in camera and adds the product to the grocery list in the app.

 

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Wireless technology has taken the world by storm, however many users are still buried under a sea of wires when they need to charge their devices. The Grovemade Brass Wireless Charging Pad is a sleek smartphone charger that cuts down on wires and caters to users that value both aesthetics and functionality. The device allows users to charge their smart phone on a unique pad with a chic, minimalistic cork and brass design. This elegantly crafted charging station is compatible with most smartphones, including iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8 and 8 Plus, and all Qi-enabled devices.

 

Vivint Home Security

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Looking to upgrade your home security? Vivint is ideal for homeowners looking to incorporate smart home technology, but prefer to forgo the DIY option. Their comprehensive service enlists a trained professional to install smart locks, indoor and outdoor cameras and monitors, which are controlled using an easy to use touchscreen monitor. The service also has an award-winning human monitoring system, allowing access to Vivint staff. To monitor activity away from the home, users have access to the entire network via the app, which is available on most smartphone devices.

 

Looking for more gadgets to upgrade your home? Check out the Ring Video Doorbell Pro.

 

– Via Luxury Portfolio International Blog

5 Beautiful Tech Products


 

Technology doesn’t just have to be functional. For a luxurious home, it needs to beautiful as well.

 

We’ve collected five tech products that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are useful.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape System | Starting at $4,200

 

Speakers transform into large-scale artwork in Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape System. The hexagonal tiles are completely customizable — from overall configuration and color down to the number of speakers, dampers and amplifiers.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Samsung The Frame 55-inch LED SmartTV | $1,597.99

 

Speaking of art, Samsung’s The Frame TV keeps your television looking like a thoughtful masterpiece even when it’s off. Owners have access to 100 professionally curated art pieces from 10 different genres. The Frame can be further customized with wood bezel frames or golden edges. Feature it alongside your gallery wall or even sitting atop an easel.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Molekule Air Purifier | $799

 

Breathe a sigh of relief with this air purifier that breaks down toxic pollutants on a molecular level to eliminate them completely from your home. Developed over 20 years, the Molekule air purifier has been determined by research scientists to destroy pollutants 1,000 times smaller than what is filtered by traditional air filters.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Uma Sound Lantern | $479.00

 

Light and sound are fused into one elegant, portable lantern. A soft glow emits from the LED lantern, with its sleek, cone-shaped design and full-grain leather strap. Touch-sensitive volume controls offer 360-degree sound.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Conway Electric For Home First Smart Chip Extension Cord | $149

 

Vintage aesthetic juxtaposes harmoniously with modern technology in Conway Electric’s extension cord. Conway claims that the extension cord is one of the fast-charging USB power cords available. The smart USB ports shut off once your device is fully charged, protecting it from overheating. And with a power cord so stylish, you’ll want to display it instead of hide it away.

 

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How to Make Your Home Smarter


 

How to Make Your Home Smart

 

We live in a digital age, and many new homes now include different forms of home automation. If you’re interested in automating certain aspects of your home, it’s easy to add these smart systems yourself. Simple devices you can find in stores come in the form of thermostats, light switches, vacuums, and speakers and will offer you a new level of comfortable living unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

How to Make Your Home Smart

Amazon Echo Dot – $49.99
You’ve probably heard a lot of conversation about this Amazon device and its narrator, Alexa. The Echo Dot is a smaller version of the Echo, a hands-free, voice-controlled speaker that allows you to play music, control volume and smart home devices, ask questions, set alarms, follow recipes, and more.

 

How to Make Your Home Smart

 

Belkin WeMo® Mini Smart Plug – $34.99
The WeMo Mini Smart Plug is perhaps one of the easiest ways to automate your home. All you need to do is plug the switch into an outlet, download the WeMo app, connect to your home Wi-Fi, and start controlling your devices from anywhere. This plug allows you to schedule your devices on a timer, sync lights with sunrise or sunset, and turn on or off randomly to ward off potential intruders. You can also use it to turn control small appliances like space heaters or coffee makers.

How to Make Your Home Smart

 

iRobot Roomba® 960 – $699.99
The Roomba® 960 is an automatic vacuum on the cutting-edge of smart home technology. The device can navigate an entire level of your home, keeping track of its progress and recharging as needed until the job is done. The 960 allows you to use the iRobot HOME App to clean and schedule on the go.

Ways to Make Your Home Smart

iRobot Braava 380t mopping robot – $299.99
Is mopping where your home cleaning falls short? The makers at iRobot have come up with a solution – the Braava mopping robot. This device has the ability to sweep up to 1,000 square feet or mop up to 350 square feet in a single cleaning cycle. For convenience, it’s even compatible with reusable cleaning cloths such as Swiffer® pads.

How To Make Your Home Smart

Petzila Petzi Treat Cam – $169.95
You never have to wonder again what your pet does when you’re not home. With this device, you can see and speak to your pet, as well as launch a treat to keep your pet’s attention. Simply connect to the app to control the device remotely, and give your pet attention even when you’re not there.

How to Make Your Home Smart

Nest – $249
The Nest smart thermostat is the ultimate smart home device that makes living more comfortable and saves money long-term. Not only does Nest learn the temperatures you like and programs itself to follow suit, but it will also automatically turn itself down to save energy when no one is home. And if you already own Amazon Alexa, you’re in luck. Nest can be voice-controlled with the Echo or Echo Dot.

How To Make Your Home Smart

Amazon Dash (exclusive for Prime members) – $4.99
Amazon Dash buttons are perfect for those who are frequently on the go. If you notice you’re running low on a product, press the button to order a pre-set item to arrive in a few days. Dash buttons are available for a variety of products such as food, health, beauty, and pet items. This small button will save you an emergency trip to the store, and you’ll also get your $4.99 back when you place your first Dash order.

How To Make Your Home Smart

Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo® – $129.99
If you’re constantly on-the-go but prefer to eat home-cooked meals, a slow cooker can be a saving grace. Now, they’re becoming more and more high-tech and offer additional features making the process even easier. This slow cooker allows you to control the cook time and temperature from your smartphone. Arriving home later than expected? No problem. If your meal is done cooking, you can change the temperature to the warm setting until you get back.