The Honda Miimo is a smart little machine which will mow your law automatically avoiding obstacles and finding its way around safely and efficiently. Simply setup the boundary wire to define the mowing area, charge the built in long lasting Li-Io battery, set the cutting height between 20mm and 60mm and sit back and let Miimo’s three-blade cutting fan do the job!
The Honda robot features an anti-theft alarm, automatically plugs into it’s base and charges when the battery level dips below 30%, sports bump and lift sensors to help navigation and avoid accidents as well as a clear LCD and an easy to navigate setup menu.
So what are you waiting for? Get Miimo, grab a six-pack and enjoy the lawn mowing as never before!!!
While there are already a couple of models of speaker lightbulbs out there, none of them is so cool and good looking like Sony’s new Sony LSPX-100E26J. Available only in Japan for the moment (hopefully, Sony with bring it to North America soon!!!), the Sony Smart Lightbulb Speaker sports a powerful LED system which outputs up to 360 lumens of light and allows users to adjust or dim the power of the light to create the perfect moment.
The Valta Energy Starter Kit comes with a Valta-Hub which acts as the main unit of the system, two Valta automated sockets which measure electricity consumption and turn ON/OFF connected gadgets and appliances, a free Volta cloud for data backup and info centralization as well as free iPhone and Android apps for remote controlling the Volta System and all connected devices when you’re not home. Other components such as LED bulbs, zonal sensors, radiator valves, meter readers are available as additional accessories and allow the Valta System to better manage your needs and home.
Automate your morning and start your day in style!
The Smarter iKettle is a fancy kitchen gadget designed to always stay connected to your smartphone and allow you automate some basic kitchen chores like water boiling and coffee/tea making as well as to keep you updated via notifications about the water temperature and when the boiling is done. Pretty cool isn’t it?
The iKettle is deemed to be the first ever WiFi connected kettle. It connects via 802.11b/gx to iPhone and Android devices (Android 4+ and Apple iOS7+) and it allows you control the water boiling settings such as temperature, duration, for how long to keep the water warm, 4 pre-set water temperatures for various drinks, multiple users and so on … On the outside, the iKettle has a stainless steel design with soft-touch handle and is available in five vibrant colors, so you can easily match it to your kitchen’s design.
The iKettle is designed for European customers and runs on 220-240V voltage. For usage in Canada and US as well as in other countries running on different voltage, please make sure to also grab a voltage converter to use the Smarter iKettle.
Our homes are getting smarter and smarter everyday! Cool gadgets such as the NEEO Smart Remote, the Goji Smart Remote, the Peq Smart Home Sensor and many others hit the market everyday and use the latest technologies combined with fast internet connections to allow you better monitor, control and interact with your home.
The Withings Home is another such cool gadget designed to allow you better interact with your house and increase your overall comfort. The Withings Home is a features a wide angle 135-degree 5MP HD camera with night vision which allows you to constantly video monitor what’s happening in your home, a 2w high quality speaker and 2 digital microphones, noise and motion detectors which allow the camera to record footage only when something it’s happening in the room, an air quality analyzer which, matched with an iPhone or Android app, can analyze and track the quality of the air inside your house as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity for fast wireless and cable data transfers.
With all technological advances in the past years, our homes become more and more intelligent every day!
But most of these gadgets that harness the power of artificial intelligence and allow us to manage our homes easier and make them more fun, also need to be controlled in a way or another, so a new niche seems to configure for hardware and software manufacturer.
Until now, each individual home automation device used to have its own controller (either an individual remote, an iPhone or Android app or even phone and SMS switches), just like 25 years ago when every gadget in our living room had it’s own remote! Remember that? But times changed and the universal remote (read Logitech Harmony) was invented, ready to allow you to control all your gadgets from one main unit.
Well, history repeats, isn’t it? The NEEO Smart Remote is designed to do for your home what the Harmony did for your living-room – aggregate all controllers under one main unit and help you easier manage all your home automation devices.
The NEEO system comes with two units – the brain and the controller. The brain is a solid aluminum & acrylic glass unit which is able to connect with over 30,000 gadgets via IR (infrared) – the technology used in all classic remote controllers, Bluetooth, WiFi, 6LowPAN, ZigBee, Thread and Z-Wave protocols – basically most remote controller technologies available on the market. Additionally, a learning feature can teach the remote new commands in case the device you want to hook up it’s not in the internal database.
The Controller unit of the NEEO comes with a high definition display designed to help you control all the devices connected to the Brain, an array of sensors which can identify users and load personal profiles, activate and deactivate parental control as well as SOS activation in case you misplace your remote. The NEEO system can also be fully controlled by dedicated iPhone and Android apps.
The NEEO Thinking Remote is in project stage at Kickstarter (already reached it’s funding cap) and you can secure a kit for $219. The delivery is set for May 2015.
Home automation built around connecting your home devices and facilities to your smartphone and mobile devices gets more and more popular with every day! And for good reason … it’s not only cool to be able to control appliances, lights, the heater an the air conditioning and even the water tap, but it’s also convenient and, if you’re one of those persons who always worry about forgetting something on when leaving the house, being able to check each device’s status on your phone can also buy a well deserved piece of mind.
Just as the Goji Smart Lock, the PEQ Smart Home Sensor or the Alyt Self-Learning Home Smart System we featured lately, the Garage Beacon is designed to help you better manage your home.
The Garage Beacon is an universal garage door controller operated wirelessly, via Bluetooth, by iPhone or Android devices. Simply hook up the Garage Beacon by connecting two wires (all instructions included), download the app, hit the one button BLE setup to scan your device and you’re ready to roll! You can securely control one or multiple doors at multiple locations via the free iPhone and Android apps and never again worry about loosing your garage door remote! Cool, isn’t it?