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WITH YOUR 12-MONTH DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
IT SEEMS every week there’s a new gadget on the market promising to make your life easier.
From smart fridges that tell you when you’re running out of milk to video intercoms that let you monitor your front door from anywhere in world via your phone, the home technology market has never been bigger.
Knowing which devices are worth your investment can be difficult so we’ve done the hard work for you and found the top five gadgets you do need in your home to make family life as simple as possible.
1. Smart TV: From YouTube to Netflix to Stan to iView, the way we watch movies and television has changed forever.
Rather than squinting into your phone though, a smart TV allows you access all of your favourite platforms in one place so you can enjoy Game of Thrones the way it was meant to be seen – all without the need for a set-top box.
2. Virtual Assistant: Siri, Alexa, Google – whatever you call it, a virtual assistant can free up your hands by playing music, looking things up on the web or switching the lights off all while you’re cooking dinner or pleading with the kids to put their school shoes on in the morning. Once you’ve tried it, you won’t believe how you ever lived without it.
3. Tablet: With the advent of smart phones and tablets, the need for a home PC has virtually been erased.
A home tablet means you can check your emails while watching TV, pay bills while enjoying your morning cuppa on the deck or quickly access that recipe you’re midway through cooking for dinner. And if you subscribe to the Fraser Coast Chronicle for 12 months we’ll give you a Samsung TAB A 8.0 as part of the deal. 4. Smart Fridge: It
sounds like something straight out of The Jetsons but smart fridges are a reality and can change the way you shop for groceries forever. Add things to your shopping list straight from your kitchen, see inside your fridge from anywhere via your phone or get help with a tricky recipe. You can also turn your smart fridge into a virtual family noticeboard, reminding the kids about sport practice or just telling them what to have for an afternoon snack.
5. Smart Lights: Remember when we had to physically get up off the couch to change the TV channel. Soon it will be the same with light switches – as our homes become “smarter”, automation will become more commonplace so you can program your lights to switch on and off whenever you like – even from the other side of the world.
For more information on how to get yourself a Samsung TAB A 8.0, head to www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/tablet. The offer ends on July 24.