Every year CES, commonly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, takes over Las Vegas and presents the newest inventions. It’s the largest tech show of 2020 and features everything from cars to makeup. There are also tons of “smart” gadget to improve your home, or just be amazed by. We’ve rounded up some of the ones that industry watchers find the most intriguing, and that we think will make your entire family happy.
M5 Smart Thermostat – This gorgeous gadget looks nothing like what we’ve come to expect from smart thermostats. Instead of a futuristic touchscreen, it has a retro analog look. Sunset Magazine reports, “The design is an homage to Honeywell’s original The Round thermostat, a T86 thermostat designed in 1953 that can be found today in the Smithsonian Museum.” Despite not having a touchscreen, the stylish thermostat integrates with other smart devices to monitor things like your home’s air quality and possible leaks. Honeywell notes that the device is already an award winner, taking home a CES Innovation Award “for elevating the expectation beyond just temperature control to monitoring a home’s critical systems. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.”
The mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet by the company 4Moms caught the eye of a lot of people, including the folks over at Wired. They note that “It follows the American Academy of Pediatricians’ safe sleep guidelines…It’s Bluetooth-enabled, and you can set timers on your phone.” This smart baby-bed is another winner of the CES Innovation Award. CES says “five unique motions (car ride, wave, kangaroo, tree swing, and rock-a-bye), vibration, and five-speed options. It also includes four, built-in white noises (rain, ocean, fan and a shush). Parents can easily control all of these functions via the 4moms app on a compatible smart device. The app also includes a timer feature, which can be used to help establish a bedtime routine.”
For your four-legged family member, Wayzn has a great product. Or, maybe it’s more for you. Right now, the choices for letting little Max or Daisy outside is either being at their beck and call, or installing a not-so-attractive pet door. If you’re sick of getting up whenever your fur-baby is at the door, or hate the look of a dog flap this is the product for you. The device (pronounced “ways in”) automatically opens your sliding glass door. A little gadget that looks like a low-key bicycle pump attaches to your sliding glass door. You can set it to automatic, so it will open when your pooch approaches, or it can send an alert to your smartphone when your dog needs to do her business. It’s available for pre-order, check out this video to see it in action.
If you really want your home to look and be smart, contact us at KFD to see how we can improve your home’s look. We are always happy to help.