Today, we expect a lot from our homes. Besides providing our domestic needs, providing comforts, and promoting wellness, our homes must also serve as workplaces and learning environments.
To enhance its capabilities, it’s time to upgrade it with the right tools. Here are 12 gadgets and appliances to make your home work, live and play smarter for you.
There are many intelligent features built into this. There is a 108-degree viewing angle, a two-way audio system, a direct video call to a mobile phone, night vision and more. The Arlo Smart subscription service provides security and monitoring for your front door while connected to your Zoom calls.
Available at Arlo
Would you like a TV that doubles as art? LG’s G1 Gallery series features the new OLED evo technology, which delivers better brightness and punchy images with exceptional clarity, detail, and realism.
Its art-inspired frame boasts an ultra-thin bezel and a wall-mounting system that does double-duty as an artwork and a screen. Sizes: 55, 65 and 77 inches.
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Projectors have become a popular alternative to televisions due to their portability and affordability. Epson’s award-winning EH-LS300B Home Projector features an ultra-short throw lens that projects pictures up to 120 inches, a Yamaha 2.1-channel speaker system, and integrated features that provide a cinematic viewing experience within a compact space.
Available at Epson
The flexibility and modularity of house design are two of the most essential features today when changing addresses or upgrading your house. Samsung’s BESPOKE refrigerator line-up includes the 4-Door Flex, the Bottom Mount Freezer, and the 1-Door Flex, whose capacities can be mixed and matched to meet your changing needs.
There is modular furniture, carpentry, and now refrigerators. This series offers excellent customisation options with its customisable panels, currently available in five colours, and more to come.
Available online at shop.samsung.com and major electronics stores, including Audio House, Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Lazada, Mega Discount Store, Shopee and Parisilk and their online platforms.
This award-winning purifier from Korean brand Wells is the world’s slimmest tankless water purifier. There are five hot & cold temperatures settings with 9 steps nano filtration.
Available at Wells Singapore
Imagine if you could set your store-bought coffee machine to brew you a perfect cup of coffee from your app, just like a world-class barista? With its precision brewing control, Singapore-founded brand Morning’s coffee machine achieves that.
No wonder it has earned a cult following since its Kickstarter debut in 2020. Last year, it partnered with fashion brand Beyond The Vines to launch a limited edition The BTV x Morning Machine, available in three retro-inspired colourways: red, olive, and cobalt.
The high sugar content of store-bought soda makes it bad for you. With the Drinkmate Sparkling Water and Soda Maker, you can make homemade fizzy drinks with natural ingredients of your choice.
Its patented fizz infuser technology can be used to add refreshing fizz to not just water, but to a variety of beverages as well. One Drinkmate or SodaStream 60L carbonator cylinder can carbonate 60 litres of beverage. Available in five colours.
Available at Drinkmate, Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10.
If you use the Philips Airfryer XXL with Smart Sensing Technology, you won’t feel guilty (or, at least, significantly less guilty) about eating fried food.
It has the only Fat Removal Technology in the market, which removes excess fat rapidly during cooking to deliver fried delicacies with maximum taste and minimum fat content.
Not sure what to cook? The NutriU App from Philips offers hundreds of healthy and delicious recipes.
Available at the Philips e-store and authorised retailers.
Enjoy delicious home-baked treats with your morning coffee and meals courtesy of this machine. Five automatic baking programmes automatically adjust the oven’s temperature, enabling it to bake everything from muffins and brownies to meringues and custard mousse.
The manual mode is available for those who want complete control over their creations. With a cool-to-touch handle and simple controls, this machine is ideal for baking with kids, too.
Available online at Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10 and Shopee, or in stores at Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Metro, Takashimaya D. S. and Tangs at Tang Plaza.
A soft glow and diffused lights in warm tones increase the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone that helps you relax and rest. Many desk lamps, reading lights, and nightstand lamps have a night mode to emit this relaxing glow.
Dyson Lightcycle Morph helps you adjust your circadian rhythms accordingly by tracking daylight. In the morning, it emits cool blue light to start the day and warmer light at night to allow us to sleep well.
Available at Dyson
Is the pandemic making it difficult for you to sleep? You’re not the only one. There is even a portmanteau for it now: coronasomnia, which refers to sleeplessness due to pandemic-related stress.
For that purpose, Google has updated its Nest Hub with features that track, monitor, and ultimately improve sleep patterns.
New features include a detailed sleep summary showing duration at different sleep stages, sound detection updates, and more. You can also use it with Calm, the famous meditation app.
Available at the Google store.
Drying your laundry correctly is as important as washing it. Steigen, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, has introduced three new colours – White, Graphite, and Ultramarine – for its top bestseller Solar Ultra.
Besides the special app-controlled features such as Solar Drying, a built-in Ioniser, and Dust Mite Repeller, the new systems also include an improved sensor that automatically retracts the rack upwards when a collision is imminent.
There is also the option to add poles with or without built-in clips.
Available at Steigen
This article was first published in Home & Decor.