By Greer Barnes
For many people technology is a double-edged sword. Sure, technology can make work easier and more efficient but actually using “techy” devices can be frustrating and complicated. Thankfully the newest high-tech gadgets are easier to assemble and use than ever, making this summer the perfect time to give your home an update. Not only will these devices be easy-to-use; they’re also cost-efficient, time-saving, and will give you a little more peace of mind when it comes to your family’s health and safety. Here are our picks for the best of the best in new technology for the home:
Even if you’re not the greatest cook in the world you probably spend a lot of time in the kitchen. That’s why the Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ from Nutri Ninja is going to be your new best friend. This baby does all the hard work for you. Easily and swiftly grind whole fruits, veggies, and even chunks of ice with the power of the Total Crushing Technology and the patented Ninja blade system. Worried about operating a high-tech kitchen gadget? The Auto-iQ technology takes all of the guesswork out of blending and crushing with easy-to-read buttons. Want to make a smoothie? Simply press the Frozen Drinks Smoothies button. Be ready to relax because getting your kids to eat their vegetables has never been easier.
With summer in full swing it can be tough to find ways to get your family members to spend time together while enjoying each other’s company. That’s why the SyrenPro from iLuv will be your new go-to music device. This sleek, weather-resistant wireless Bluetooth speaker is compatible with devices you already have, including the iPhone 6 and most tablets. Plug the SyrenPro into an outlet, or use the rechargeable battery while on a family beach vacation to get 360 degree sound on-the-go.
Need another gadget the whole family will love? Look no further than the Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 from Logitech. This keyboard is compatible with everything from your iPad to your iPhone. Need to write a late-night email to your boss but don’t want to turn on your desktop. Simply connect your iPhone to the Multi-Device Keyboard and type that email in no time flat without leaving your bed.
Moms, you know it’s true: kids are germ vacuums. They suck up bad bacteria everywhere they go and touch everything they can get their hands on. With the Cimarron Touchless Toilet from Kohler installed in your kids’ bathroom, you’ll have one less germ-filled thing to worry about. Activated by a no-touch sensor located in the tank and powered by replaceable AA batteries, the Cimarron Touchless Toilet will help cut down on germs and keep your bathroom cleaner than ever, giving you a little more peace of mind and more time to not clean.
Most parents will agree that there is nothing more important than their family’s, especially their children’s, safety. More than ever there is a demand for home security, but security doesn’t always come cheap. That’s why the Arlo Security System with 2 HD Cameras is an absolute must. For around 350 dollars you get two HD indoor/outdoor cameras, a smart home base station that connects to your WiFi router, camera mounts, and seven days of free cloud recordings. Worry about your home’s security at night? Night vision and motion alerts will give you peace of mind while you sleep. The Arlo Security System even comes with a free app so operating your motion-alerted security system is easy and efficient.
The newest techy toys are the best of both worlds: they’re not too difficult to use but they still give you all of the modern convenience you want in a gadget. Give these devices a try and see if updating your home this summer wasn’t the real vacation after all.