10 gadgets for a high-tech home


10 gadgets for a high-tech home

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Kohler's Numi toilet has a motion-activated seat and lid, deodorizing charcoal filter, multi-option bidet wand and air dryer, illuminated panels and foot warmer. And for the music lovers - built-in speakers play tunes via a (remote) docking station.

This sleek device by Netatmo takes air quality, humidity, and carbon dioxide readings, indoor/outdoor temperature, and even noise pollution. It also sends notifications in real time via your iOS, or Android smartphone, or tablet.

Designed by NASA scientists, the Airocide purifies toxins in the air that can worsen symptoms of asthma or allergies. Instead of filters, the device uses nanotechnology to oxidize pathogens at a molecular level via two catalytic reaction chambers. It's a bonus that Airocide looks like a piece of modern art, complete with discreet touch controls.

Mowing the lawn no longer requires killer triceps. The robot Husqvarna Automower does all the work for you, much like a Roomba for your grass. Plus, in the right light conditions, its solar panel can maintain a battery charge for lawns of up to 6,890 square feet.

These days you're more likely to forget your house keys than your smartphone, so combine the two with CalypsoKey. It lives inside an iPhone case which, when you tap it to its corresponding access point, activates near-field communication technology and a dual-band RFID antenna - unlocking the door.

With this Oras Eterna smart shower, a green light indicates you beat the recommended two-minute splash and a red light shows you've showered beyond your share. A touch interface switches flow from showerhead to spout wash, and precise temperature adjustments ensure you won't scald or freeze.

Place the weather-resistant Sun Table in direct sunlight for four hours to reach a full charge. Then move it anywhere you need power - its inverter will juice your laptops, cellphones, lights, etc.

Buy the kit or create your own - it's all open-source. The Digital Habit(s) mirror slides to dock your iPhone or iPod and play musics. Switch tracks or adjust volume by waving your hand by the motion sensors.

This chic Zeta fireplace looks like something you would bring to work. Encased in leather and molded from a titanium interior, the fireplace is portable, so you can enjoy its looks and warmth in every room.

Simply fill the Winbot with cleaning solution, attach to a window and press power. The little gadget will determine the size of glass and map a cleaning path. It cleans your windows in three stages: spray, squeegee and wipe, all while you cool your heels nearby.

(CNN) -- There's a reason we flip through Skymall every time we board a flight, dog-earing catalogue pages with giant floating trampolines and vibrating bath mats.
We love novelty, and now we expect it from our gadgets, too.
We carry around a ton of digital capability in our smartphones, so now we demand the same intelligence from our homes. These 10 gadgets will optimize, simplify and beautify your home a€” that is, if you can afford the price tags. Yeesh.
What is your favorite tech device for the home? Share your go-to products in the comments below.

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