So much smart home technology is aimed, marketed or sold primarily at the male side of the market. Even universally beneficial products like thermostats all have that male geeky gadget appeal to them. But, the world is changing, girls can be just as geeky as the boys, and women are just as, if not more adept at managing technology these days than men.
Let’s face it, the first generations of smart home products really haven’t been that smart. Most have required a degree of technical knowledge or understanding to get things working, and a degree in patience when they don’t.
We’ve all seen that moment in an advert or infomercial where some glossy-skinned waif is begging us to consume at least eight glasses of water a day. Then, we get on with our lives slugging a few coffees, sodas or beers and wondering why our skin looks like crap in the morning.
Much of the modern home is already smart-enabled, from heating to lighting, and with many gadgets in each room. Yet the humble ceiling fan doesn’t seem to have had much of look in. Perhaps because most models have a speed control at the wall or via a remote, and what else is there to do?
Hot on the heels of the Foobot review comes another air quality sensor to measure just how good or bad the air quality is in your home. Elgato’s EveRoom device comes equipped with an array of sensors to test the indoor air quality, temperature, and humidity.
Internet security is generally something that requires men in sharp suits or pointy hats to manage. It is also expensive, with subscriptions for firewalls, antivirus and parental controls all sucking at your bank balance.
There are times when dog lovers would want to see what their beloved pets are doing at home while they are away, or check in on their canine companions and see what they are up to and then give them a treat for good behavior.
Why should a smart doorbell look just like any other doorbell? That’s certainly not what Jacob Jensen is doing with its new wireless product. What we have here is the doorbell that science fiction writers dream of, at least when it comes to looks and first impressions.
Ilumi A19 Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb is one of those Bluetooth-connected lights that do not need a hub to function. It changes color depending on the schedules you set and even syncs with your favorite beats. It will also automatically turn on when it senses your smartphone nearby.