Geek Up Your Home With These 5 Smart Technologies

Are you tired of living in a home that feels like it was decorated by your 87-year-old cat-loving grandmother? Are you envious of the high-tech amenities and features some of your friends have in their apartments and homes? There’s no sense is drooling over their fortunes – it’s time to give your home a geeky technology makeover.

Here are some ideas to get you inspired.

Geeky Home Technologies

Budgee: Your Robotic Assistant

Were you a fan of the Jetsons character, Rosie? You know, the robo maid that would handle all of the home chores in an automated manner? Well, it may not have all of the same human-like features, but the Budgee is a pretty comparable modern version of Rosie.

Not quite like Baymax, but pretty cool nonetheless.

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Built by Five Elements Robotics, this sleek robot can carry up to 50 pounds, travels 2.4 miles per hour, and has a battery life of up to 10 hours. It also comes with a hefty price tag of $1,399, but that could be a friendly price to pay if it means no more lifting and transporting things around the home.

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Netatmo Welcome

The Netatmo Welcome device is pretty incredible. It’s a sleek camera that offers accurate facial recognition for the home. Why would you want facial recognition in your own home? It’s ideal for parents with latch-key kids. As soon as your child returns home from school, the camera recognizes that they’re home and sends a notification to your phone or mobile device. Is it a little creepy? Yes, but it’s also a cool device that you can bet none of your friends have.

Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat

Did you know the average home spends $2,000 per year on energy costs? That’s a depressing thought. But it’s encouraging to know that you can cut that figure in half with the right smart home automation technologies. One such technology is the Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat, which is consistently rated as one of the top automated thermostats on the market. It’ll set you back a cool $249, but the upfront cost is well worth future payoffs. With remote sensors, the Ecobee3 is able to measure temperature and occupancy, giving you the ability to change individual zones.

Evapolar Personal Microclimate

Does your roommate or spouse like to keep the air at a certain temperature that’s outside of your comfort zone? Instead of making a big deal about it, why not purchase the Evapolar personal microclimate device? This incredibly small cube actually cools, humidifies, and cleans your personal space. “It emulates a soft natural chilling process instead of just producing a cold air thread like the other air conditioners (that often leads to catching a cold),” the company claims. “Moreover, Evapolar doesn’t contain any toxic coolants that makes it absolutely eco-friendly.”

Dyson Bladeless Fan

Sometimes nothing beats the simplicity of a fan. But who wants a vintage looking fan with creaky aluminum blades? What you really need is the new Dyson Bladeless Fan. It’s not exactly new, but if you don’t have it and you’re looking at geeky home technologies, then here’s the fan for you.

It’ll set you back almost $300, but your home will feel great and look cool. And if you have little children or pets running around, you can rest assured this is the safest option. This Dyson Bladeless Fan is approximately 10 inches wide, has the ability to amplify air up to 18 times, and can rotate up to 90 degrees to keep an entire room cool. It also looks like something from the future, so that’s pretty awesome.

You Need These Technologies

Okay, maybe want…

But, is your home or apartment stuck in the 20th century? It’s time to say hello to 2015 by incorporating these five smart technologies into your home. You’ll wonder how you ever did without them.

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