Breville BOV800CRNXL Smart Oven
An 1,800-watt convection toaster oven with Breville’s Element IQ technology determines the most efficient way of cooking based on each of nine preset cooking functions, and uses that knowledge to heat the quartz heating elements for best results.
The BrewGenie and accompanying smartphone app reminds the user to set up for brewing the night before and automatically brews as programmed or on-demand from a phone or tablet, even from bed. It also sends push notifications to the phone when it is time to replenish the coffee supply.
Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor
The SmartThings Motion Sensor can monitor movement in a home and send alerts if there’s unexpected activity when the household is away. It can trigger lights and other connected devices to turn on when there is movement, and monitor temperature. The sensor pairs with Samsung’s Smart Things home hub, and it sends alerts if children access dangerous or off-limit areas.
Instant Pot Bluetooth Multifunctional Pressure Cooker
This kitchen Jack-of-all-trades monitors cooking with a free app, and its functionality can be expanded by accessing other compatible recipe apps. It has 14 built-in smart programs, dual pressure, automatic keep-warm and three temperatures for saute, slow cook and warming.
Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat with Sensor
This second-generation model is compatible with Apple HomeKit and can be voice-controlled with Amazon’s Alexa speakers. It is designed to intuitively understand when to turn on a home’s heating or cooling equipment based on that home’s unique energy profile, the weather outside, and other data points. It senses whether anyone is home and which rooms are occupied to save energy and money. The company said the Ecobee3 saves homeowners an average of 23 percent on their heating and cooling bills annually.
Hanwha Techwin America XND-6010 2MP Network Dome Camera
One of the many options in Hanwha’s Wisenet X line, this 1080p, 2-megapixel dome-style security camera can capture up to 60 frames per second with its 2.4mm fixed lens with a sweep of 139 degrees. It works day and night. It has a USB port for easy installation, advanced video analytics and sound classification, Dual SD card, and a hallway view setting.
Philips Hue Lightbulbs
Combine the Philips Hue connected lighting system with the third-party Hue Camera app and it brings live atmospheric lighting to a home-theater setup using any iOS device’s built-in camera. The $4 app captures the colors being shown on your screen and adjusts the color emanating from the Hue bulb to match.
Big-Ass Solutions Haiku Ceiling Fan
Haiku products respond to human presence. The system incorporates a suite of SenseME technologies consisting of built-in temperature, humidity, light and occupancy sensors that automate the operation of Haiku products. For Haiku fans, for example, fan speed adjusts automatically as the temperature in the room changes, and fans turn on when an occupancy sensor detects people in the room. SenseME also includes scheduling functions, a learning mode, and third-party integration with products such as the Nest Learning Thermostat. Its built-in LED light has 16 brightness settings. It comes with hand-held IR remote, but it accepts an optional Wi-Fi module so it can be controlled via Wi-Fi from the in-wall Haiku Wall Control.
Creative i-light Night Light
This smart night light is a strip of LED lights that adheres to the underside of a bed frame and, via IR motion sensors, provides soft, floor-level lighting whenever someone gets out of bed, so they can navigate their way without turning overhead lights on, then turns off once the user returns to bed. It also includes a timer control and auto on/ off adjusting for 30-second to 10-minute intervals. There are versions for adult and baby beds.
Zencrate Anti-Anxiety Smart Dog Crate
For most dogs, their owner is one of the few things that calms them during times of stress, like during thunderstorms, fireworks and separation. The Zencrate is there when pet owners can’t be. The dog den has proximity sensors that can activate a Wi-Fi-enabled camera, motion-activated music and a fan whenever a dog enters and shuts them off when it leaves. It has a vibration-dampening base to counter the natural frequency of thunderstorm and fireworks noise, and a battery backup for power outages.
Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor
Designed to be placed in any area of a home that is prone to water damage, the sensor sends immediate alerts to a smartphone at the first sign of a leak or increased humidity. It can also be set to trigger lights or sirens when water is detected.