FUTURE HOMES – 5 “ROBOTS” FOR A SMARTER HOUSE – INTRODUCTION TO FUTURE DOMESTIC ROBOTS
Starting from the idea that everything is smart nowadays and we invest a lot of money in gadgets like phones, cars, tablets, cars accessories, jewelry, clothes, and so on, we would like you to meet some gadgets designed to make your home smart. After all, your home is your biggest investment and why not making it think and act in your behalf?
The world is full of ideas and some developers had the courage transforming some of their visions into reality. Some ideas made it to the top while others were a huge fail. We don’t care about the last one, success is our only destination. We have chosen 5 great gadgets for your home. Be smart and live in a smart environment.
- SMART OVENS.
We have written about smart ovens before and we presented you “June”, the smart oven which is an impressive invention. Remember, the talking oven? While some gadgets are really useless, this oven really deserves all the money. Another oven is Breville Smart Oven. Didn’t try it, but the reviews online made us take a closer look.
Having a rating of 8.1 out of 10, the Breville Oven says it’s a smart oven, but to be honest we don’t think it deserves the name. It has nothing special. Comparing with June is way to far from the “smart” technology. Just simple features like any old school oven only designed better. Sometimes you have to pay attention to the features and see if this is what really makes your home smart. Breville Oven is not such a smart choice.
Here’s what a reviewer said about it:
“If you’re in the market for a luxury, large-capacity toaster oven, the Breville Smart Oven is recommendable, even if its “smart” features aren’t immediately obvious. If you don’t need a lot of space, however, it’s hard to justify its price when you can purchase the smaller, equally effective Panasonic Flash Xpress for $100 less.”
We are more into the June smart oven style, so we had to try some other ovens on our way to design a smart home. The journey took us to LG Smart ThinQ. We are a generation addicted to our smartphones and any gadget that can make a connection to our iphone is somehow the best gadget and one of the smartest. The LG smart oven has a lot of simple features but it also comes with a scrolling display and with the benefit of watching from your smartphone everything that is going on o the oven. You can be connected 24/7. If you are on your way and your husband doesn’t know how to cook your favorite food you can easily connect and help him cook live.
Other smart ovens worth mentioning: GE Profile Oven, Dacor Discovery IQ Smart Oven.
- SMART FRIDGE
We are not trying to promote LG, that’s why we are also presenting other brands as well, but we have to tell you about LG Smart ThinQ fridge. I saw it when attending an event for smart appliances. I had the chance to see it closer and see why is it so smart. I must say the promoters were very well trained and they answered any question I had. The LCD present on the front of the fridge is not just for design, it also has the power and ability to tell you when food expires. You can use it to set temperature and see if everything is OK with your food and drinks. It’s a touch screen LCD and it works smoothly. It has three doors; this way LG has managed to increase the storage space.
Here’s what toptenreviews said about it:
“The company has created Wi-Fi enabled home appliances that connect and interact with each other, as well as with your mobile devices. The LG Smart ThinQ series is a line of smart appliances that includes the advanced LFX31995ST french door refrigerator. The LCD touchscreen is just an extra bonus on a refrigerator that is already exceptional. Between the smart features, the professional styling and the storage and organization options, this LG Smart ThinQ refrigerator earns our respect.”
Other smart fridges worth mentioning: Samsung RF 23, Kenmore Elite 74033, Electrolux EW28BS85KS
SMART VACUUM CLEANERS
We have written about vacuum cleaners and we have offered you a presentation of Miele
RX1 Scout Robotic Vacuum. Since then we searched for some other vacuum cleaners to compare it to this one, but no one rises to the expectations. It will be great if you could engage in this article and offer us some worth mentioning smart vacuums. But first, make sure you saw this one. It’s small, fast and it doesn’t make annoying noises.
“The Scout’s lithium-ion battery can clean up to two hours, or 1,600 square feet without needing to be recharged. So when you decide to start and clean your house you will be sure that all the job will be done at a time. While This new gadget does its thing, you can easily do other tasks around the house.”
Everyone is talking about smart homes nowadays but a home cannot be smart if it’s not clean, so we think this should be the first smart gadget to buy for your home. It will offer you more time to spend with your family and they will love the fresh air.
What other smart vacuums do you know?
These gadgets are suitable for both apartments and houses, but now let’s see what the boldest developers prepared for our luxury houses. I don’t want to make discriminations but I think a fireplace and a domestic robot is suitable only for big houses. I could never live with a robot in my flat and I would never build a fireplace in a building full of apartments.
Have you ever thought about having a smart fireplace? Did you know there are smart fireplaces? I am sure you knew. We thought we can exchange some ideas. We will offer you some fireplace ideas for your home and you will share your own ideas or why not send us photos with your own fireplace. Exchanging ideas is the best way of brainstorming new ones.
Here are some fireplaces we would like you to know about:
A smart choice for a simple but luxurious house. The fireplace “includes Diamond-Fyre Burner, interior Accent Lights, Comfort Control Feature, and Porcelain Black Enamel Fire Vessel. Optional 180 CFM Fan and GreenSmart Remote Control.”
Who wouldn’t love a remote fireplace? Welcome to the future. Control everything with a touch of a button.
Avalon is offering a large variety of fireplaces including a dancing fire feature. Relax and let the dancing fire do its thing.
I think this fireplace burns all the luxury related hush tags.
Open your mind and think outside the box. Who said we can’t have a fireplace in our bathroom. For a different approach, this should be a good start when you decide to renovate or upgrade your house.
Your next best friend. We saved the best for last just like any of you would do. We also know that this is the last smart gadget you will buy. And it will also be the last on your list thinking about the price and also about the thing it can be a little hard to get used with.
Let’s make the introductions. Meet Zenbo. I am sure you have heard of him. Big world wide publications have written some tremendous posts about how smart and useful this robot is. If you weren’t sure life is greater than movies, just spend a day with Zenbo and you’ll see that no director had the talent to make you feel the fantasy so close.
Zenbo is designed by Asus and after you will se the movie presentation I am sure you will have a lot of questions pooping into your mind. Therefore, we took the liberty to send you to this link and see all the FAQs from the developer’s website.
Zenbo can tell you stories, will remind you of your meeting, will help you with your tasks and he will be a great companion anytime you don’t feel like being alone.
Don’t worry, he will not turn into a malefic machine that will kill you. We are not in fantasy books or SF movies, we are in the real life and Zenbo is a legit result of modern technology.
Think about it like talking and moving laptop because in fact, that’s what it really is.
Which are your favorite gadgets?
Which gadget do you think it will make your lifestyle easier?
Do you think we need a smart house?
How does your future house look like?