Smart home aids
What makes your home stand out? Here are eight smart products that can up your home’s style and quality
No more fumbling for keys or hiding them under the mat. August Smart Lock is a great addition to your existing deadbolt. It auto-unlocks your door as you approach and automatically locks your door after you enter. The 24/7 activity log lets you know who opens your door and when from your iOS or Android smartphone. Priced at US$227.45 (RM984) at Amazon.com.
Embrace the future of robotics with the Kuri Intelligent Home Robot. It understands context and surroundings, recognises specific people, and responds to questions with facial expressions, head movements, and unique lovable sounds. It can also be called a nanny robot as it can roam throughout your home to check on your children and pets when you are not at home. Priced at US$699 at heykuri.com.
GESTURE CONTROL DEVICE
No more clutter of remote controls and apps, singlecue is all you need to get full control of the TV and entertainment devices in your living room. Control your home entertainment system with a lift of the finger with singlecue. You can even mute your TV by lifting the finger to your lips in a “shush” gesture. Priced at US$149 at Amazon.com.
SMART OUTDOOR SECURITY LIGHT
Kuna is a smart WiFi camera and intercom that is built into an outdoor light. It detects movement at your door and sends actionable alerts to your smartphone, allowing you to see who the visitor is through the camera’s live feed. You can take action using Kuna’s lights, HD live video feed, twoway intercom, pre-recorded deterrent messages, and 100+ decibel siren. Priced at US$149 at Amazon.com.
LIFX Z smart lighting lets you make drastic decor changes with the click of a button. It is a lighting strip that uses WiFi to create the perfect light for you at any moment. A simpleto-use app allows you to fine tune your lighting experience; control your entire strip or select colours for specific areas. Priced at US$89.99 at Amazon.com.
LaMetric Time tracks time, weather, emails, calendar events, tweets, followers, news, deadlines and any other metric needed for your home or business, and displays them almost in real-time. The clock also eliminates the need to check multiple apps or news sites for the information you need. Instead, you receive key information at a glance, all in one place. Priced at US$199 at Amazon.com.
DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME
Designed to keep all your precious memories in one place, NIX Advance frame allows you to play HD videos and photos in the same slideshow. It turns on when you enter the room to display the most recent photos and videos, and turns off when you leave. Priced at US$79.99 at Amazon.com.
Light up your garden or immediate path around the house without wasting electricity by using these LED Solar Power Bricks. It can be used on any path that can receive solar power and can be easily installed. No extra power required for your garden area anymore. Priced at US$23 at Amazon.com.