Install smart lighting
So you want to add smart bulbs throughout your home? There’s always the Philips Hue bulb, but there’s a catch - you also need to buy the hub and install it to get your phone talking to your lights. There’s an easier way. The LIFX range of smart bulbs have WiFi built in, and they give you full control over all your lighting needs through the LIFX app for your smartphone. You get trick features like programmable lighting schedules, and compatibility with IFTTT.com.
LIFX White 800 Smart LED Bulb, from US$59.99 ($78.21), www. lifx.com
If you drink copious amounts of the black stuff, the Nespresso Prodigio&Milk coffee machine could be the most useful smart upgrade you ever make. Why waste valuable minutes when you could be in bed? This coffee king connects to your phone, enabling you to select when you want a hot drink and prepare it while you put your feet up (it’ll also keep track of your coffee pods). You could pay for a dumb coffee machine, or upgrade your smart home life with this baby.
Nespresso Prodigio&Milk, $399, nespresso.com