Smart Home Trends for 2021
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You’ve spent so much time at home in 2020, you’re probably ready for a refresh to kick off 2021. Update your home sweet home with these smart tech additions to make life just a little bit easier. Because, after this crazy year, we all deserve a break. We’ve organized these 10 smart home trends by living area, so you can find the items that are perfect for you and your family.
The Wi-Fi Instant Pot allows you to schedule, monitor, and adjust your slow cooker or pressure cooker meals from your smartphone. And it’s not just for making chili! You can use the Smart Wi-Fi Instant Pot to make rice, yogurt, steamed veggies, and even cake!
Not only does this coffee maker brew 6 different cup sizes of smooth, delicious coffee, it also boasts a separate tea basket and intelligent brewer for time and temperature based on the type of tea you’re drinking. And there’s more! Make hot, foamy lattes with its fold-away frother, or set your coffee to brew over ice, and you’ll have a cup of naturally sweet cold brew in ten to fifteen minutes.
GeniCan attaches directly to your garbage can and automatically scans the barcode of the item you’re throwing away to add it to your smart grocery list. Out of ketchup? No need to make a mental note for later – GeniCan already put it on your list! Need more bananas? Just hold the peel over the scanner until GeniCan asks you what item you want to add.
Sure, Roomba has been around for a while now, but this is the new generation of smart vacuums. The iRobot Roomba has 40x the suction power of its predecessors, and it can empty itself. No more dumping out that tiny dustbin every two days – this robot vacuum can go up to sixty days emptying itself into its Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal. Not to mention, its navigation technology has improved to the point that if it runs our of charge, it will charge itself then come back to pick up where it left off.
Let’s talk luxury for a moment – this Sobro Coffee Table is the ultimate for a connected smart home lifestyle. The table itself houses 2 USB ports and 4 outlets. Bluetooth speakers on either end, LED lights underneath, and a touchscreen on top. There’s also a refrigerated drawer to keep all your favourite beverages chilled to a perfectly controlled temperature.
This sleek alarm clock has the look of a modern art bird on a perch. You’ll wake up to a gentle light that gradually increases in brightness over twenty minutes and the tranquil sound of birds chirping. You can adjust to your preferred nature sound and alarm timing from the Daqi app and use easy touch controls at the clock’s base to change the volume and light settings.
BedJet has been helping us sleep for years with its patented, precision cooling and heating technology for under the covers. But BedJet 2021 is rolling out Smart Home features so staying warm or cool at night will be easier than ever!
These antibacterial and germicidal light bulbs connect with your smart home automation and can be used as regular LED lighting or set to HEV lighting to rid surfaces (perhaps your smartphone or the bathroom or kitchen counters) of bacteria. Their first pre-order batch has already sold out, so put your name on the list for 2021!
You may have heard that bidets were all the rage with this year’s toilet paper fiascos – but this is a bidet you’ll want in 2021 and for many years to come. Use the wireless remote control for its various spray features, water pressure, temp, warm air dryer, and LED nightlight. It also allows different users to save their preferred settings.
The top smart home trend for kids is still Pillar Learning’s Codi Robot. Codi tells over 100 classic stories and sings songs to entertain and educate children without using a screen. You can select which stories and songs you want him to play (or not) from the parent app, set volume controls, and set routines, so Codi knows when to guide your children through clean up time.
Give yourself the gift of ease in 2021 with these smart home tech trends that will make your life just that much easier.
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