Technology is continually advancing and impacting how humans communicate and behave. Not only do people want the latest that technology has to offer to signify their status in society, but they want innovations that help them make their life easier. What better way to do that than to start at home? With that said, here are six ways you can turn your house or apartment into a high-tech haven.
Heat and Cool Your Home With the Nest Thermostat
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If you’re looking to optimize your home’s heating and cooling system, look no further than the Nest Thermostat. There are no tricks to taking full advantage of this thermostat; all you have to do is turn the temperature up and down as you normally would and it learns your ideal temperatures, programming itself and building a personalized schedule. Not only does this thermostat eliminate the hassle of adjusting your home’s temperature settings, but it can also save you up to 20 percent on your utility bill.
Clean Your Floors With the iRobot Roomba 790
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Vacuuming your home has never been easier, because the iRobot Roomba 790 lets you kick your feet up on the couch and does the job for you. Although it’s not the cheapest vacuum on the market – priced at $699 – it offers plenty of convenient features and settings. This iRobot Roomba comes with a touchscreen remote so you can steer it toward the dirtier spots from the comforts of your couch. Whether it’s hardwood floors, tiles, carpets, or linoleum floors, the Roomba can do the job.
Use the Bathroom Comfortably With the Numi Toilet
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Although most people don’t ever think of upgrading their toilet, there are many options available on the market that’ll have you going to the bathroom in style. One of the better options available is the Numi Toilet, which features motion-activated technology, advanced bidet functionality, an integrated air dryer, a deodorizer, a foot warmer, a heated seat, illuminated panels, and even a music player. With this toilet, you’ll likely want to stay seated forever, reading your book until you’re completely finished.
Purify Your Air With the Airocide
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The Airocide clears your home’s air of all the Volatile Organic Compounds in it, attracting harmful airborne pathogens and destroying them on contact. Since NASA developed this air purifying technology, you know it’s going to get the job done in the most efficient way possible. Whether it’s bacteria, viruses, pollen, fungi, or VOC’s, the Aircide will neutralize the problem and provide you with air that’s soothing for your lungs and improves your overall health.
Take a Shower With the Oras Eterna Smart Shower
Although this shower attachment was designed for water conservation and efficiency, it includes impressive technology that lets you adjust your water’s temperature to just the right setting – that’s right, no more scalding hot or ice-cold showers for you! A special light indicates whether you’ve taken too long in the shower (red) or if you’ve saved water by taking the recommended two minutes (green). If you care about the environment and need a reminder of how to save it, this is the shower for you.
Get Comfy With the Zeta EcoSmart Fireplace
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Designed by John Dimopoulos, the Zeta combines the perfect balance of leather, glass, and stainless steel to provide you with a modern-looking fireplace that’s portable. The fireplace comes in three colors, including roast, amaretto, and onyx, making it the perfect addition to your mountain view apartment not only for its sleek design, but also for the warmth it provides during the cold winters. If you need validation, consider that this fireplace won an Australian International Design Award in 2009.
Turning your apartment or house into a high-tech haven isn’t exactly cheap, but once you surround yourself in the finest things that technology has to offer you’ll be glad that you did.
Are there any other high-tech gadgets that you’re interested in buying? Leave a comment below and let us know. With so many out there, it would be interesting to read about some other tech items