Mobile Future

5 Connected Devices to Boost Your Home’s IQ

According to Business Insider, there are more connected devices in the home than there are people in US residences. Innovation continues to spur the development of faster and smarter devices making them more popular everyday. Check out these connected devices to boost your home’s IQ and keep you up to speed on the latest trends:

Nest Thermostat
The Nest learning thermostat programs itself and learns your preferences—which helps you save energy and money. You can control the Nest remotely using your smartphone, tablet or computer and connect to other home automation devices within the Nest family.

Philips Hue Lightbulbs
These LED smart bulbs can be programed from anywhere in the world through an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the app to change colors, brightness, and functions such as a timer and weekly scheduler.

A super smart option to improve your home security, Canary offers a single system that can monitor and control everything from air quality to home surveillance. Canary learns your patterns and knows when it should be relaxed or on high alert. The best part of this device is the app that allows you to view HD video of your house and call the authorities or neighbors if the need arises – giving you peace of mind when you’re away.

Whirlpool’s Smart Stove
The Smart Stove is a key part of Whirlpool’s Interactive kitchen of the future. It comes equipped with a screen backdrop that suggests recipes, photos and step-by-step instructions. It also connects to your fridge —giving it the ability to tailor recipes depending on the ingredients you already have on hand.

Mr.Coffee Smart Optimal Brew
If you normally wake up with your mobile device to check emails or social media, now you can add starting your coffee pot to the mix. Mr.Coffee Smart Optimal Brew connects to an app on your smartphone or tablet that allows you to set daily brewing schedules, check the status of your fresh pot, adjust settings and sends you helpful reminders. There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh coffee!