Instant smart home

‘Smarten’ up your home in minutes with these three easy-to-install gadgets


1 Soma Smart Shades

Control your blinds from your smartphone with this Android/iOS app-controlled device. Move blinds up or down at the touch of a button, or create schedules for different blinds – great if you’re on holiday and want to out-fox burglars. From $79/£55, somasmarth­ome.com

2 Belkin WeMo Switch

Gain wireless control of your home appliances with this app-controlled smart socket. Download the WeMo app, plug your chosen appliance (say, the kettle or hall lamp) into the WeMo Switch, plug the socket into a power outlet and go. £39.99, belkin.com

3 Witti Beddi

This intelligen­t alarm clock will transform your bedroom into a smart haven. The Beddi offers Spotify integratio­n, works with Nest to control your heating, has a one-touch Uber button, serves up local weather and traffic reports, and boasts a wake-up light and alarm. £69, wittidesig­n.com

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