Just when you thought you’d seen everything, a blog post like this pops up on your screen.
Here we are getting amazed at what smart home tech has in store for us now.
I know you’ve probably seen lots of smart home gadgets over the past few years or so, but this list of them is beyond what you’ve seen before. I guarantee there will be a few of them that you’ve never seen before.
Spirit of innovation
While there are always a few people who go way over the top when it comes to new ideas, we have to admire their innovative spirit. It is from creative ideas like these that life-altering inventions are spawned.
We certainly can’t overlook the fact that some items on this list may go on to be life-changing – who knows? In many cases, society doesn’t recognize a good thing initially – they have to take root before their value becomes apparent.
Seven unusual ideas for your smart home
Let’s take a look at these bizarre and fascinating devices that are ready to join your smart home technology tree. While these are imaginative, think about the kinds of ideas that will be coming in the near future. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see some of them!
Smart home water leak detector
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Most homeowners will agree that water damage is about as devastating as it can get. Thus, even a slow water leak can quickly do thousands of dollars worth of damage. But this is the big problem with slow water leaks; they’re undetectable until the damage is done.
Water detecting technology is an answer to this potential problem in your home. With this technology, you can install leak detectors in areas of your home where problems are most likely to occur. Put them beneath your sinks, around the toilets, and even in your basement.
The device will alert you immediately so that you can shut the water down for real damage is done. That way, you can get your plumber to repair something minor rather than something significant.
You have to admit that this one is pretty weird. If you were like me when I first heard about a smart toilet, you probably asked, “What does a smart toilet even do?”
Great question. They offer several features such as motion-activated seats and covers, heated seats, automatic deodorizer, and even Bluetooth speakers that are already installed.
No doubt that this idea pushes the luxury meter a bit, but it provides excellent comfort for something that we do every single day of our life.
Smart home cooktops
Here’s one for the cooks in our society. This is particularly nice for those who have small children in their homes since it uses induction heat which is safer.
A smart range doesn’t heat the same way that ordinary cooktops do. They are designed only to heat the food in your pans. This means less energy consumed and lower monthly power bills.
They come with touch-screen control and will make the cooking experience much faster and more precise.
Smart home egg tray
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Now here’s one I bet you haven’t heard about – a smart egg tray. This device will easily sync up with your smart device and let you know your current egg status. They let you know how many eggs you have and if they are still within the expiration date.
While this sounds like a bizarre concept, we should look for more ideas like these in the future. Perhaps a device that maintains your entire food inventory, along with their status.
Why wait for your next dentist appointment to get feedback on the care of your teeth? We can now let a smart toothbrush do this today.
Basically, this device monitors the way that you brush your teeth. It warns you when your technique is not effective and trains you to brush correctly. It also maintains a record of your teeth brushing history.
This one may not be quite as surprising as some of the others on this list. This is because we’ve had other devices that track our sleeping habits – such as a Fitbit.
But a smart bed will track your sleep more thoroughly. Not only that, when it senses when you are struggling with your sleeping, it will take action by making adjustments to soothe you back to dreamland.
It can do many things like adjusting bed angles and firmness, raise or lower foot temperature, and even bolster support on both sides of the bed – all of which are designed to keep you sleeping comfortably.
And then, the following day, it will send you a report to your smartphone each day to let you know how well you slept. The smart bed keeps track of your sleeping habits and tendencies and makes overall adjustments to improve your overall sleep quality.
Smart flood sensor
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Like the water leak detector we mentioned earlier, the smart home flood sensors will alert you if your house starts flooding. This device is perfect for people who live in flood-prone regions.
Unlike leaks, a flood can also be life-threatening, as well as cause tons of damage to your home. As with all smart devices, the smart flood sensor can send a report directly to your smartphone for the quickest notification possible.