Great Scott, We’re In The Future!

By: Avisia Limato

Today is October 21st 2015, which means we are officially in the future. Well, according to the movie Back to the Future Part 2 we are. We might not be driving in our flying cars or time traveling yet, but there are still many futuristic gadgets for the home available to us right now.

Nest Thermostat 

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The Nest learning thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature to your preferences, it learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. It keeps your home comfortable while you’re there, and reduces energy consumption while you’re away. With the Nest app you can control your thermostat from anywhere. You can also view how much energy you use every month and learn how to use less. Your Nest Thermostat will also send you alerts on your phone if there is something wrong, like the temperature drops so low the pipes could burst.

www.nest.com

UniKey 

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UniKey is the first true smart lock. All you need to unlock your door is your smartphone. You can simply walk up to your door and touch the lock to open it. You can also send, disable, delete keys and manage your Kevo fobs all from your phone. If you do not want to use a smartphone there are also fobs available and with just the press of a button you can unlock your door. No more searching under rocks or fumbling at the front door for your keys.

www.unikey.com

Petcube

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All good pet owners feel guilty when leaving their fur babies at home alone. Petcube allows you to remotely tune in and see what your pets are up to. There is even a built-in microphone so you can talk to them. This is the perfect way to stay connected with your pets while you’re away from home.

www.petcube.com

Netatmo

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The Netatmo Welcome is a smart-home security camera that uses facial recognition technology. It sends the names of people it sees directly to your smartphone and alerts you if it sees an unknown face. You can view a livestream at any time and your videos are recorded to a local SD card. You can also get Welcome Tags to go with your Netatmo Welcome. The Welcome Tags can be placed on doors and windows throughout the house so you receive a notification when they are opened.

www.netatmo.com

iRobot Scooba

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Throw away that mop and bucket, the Scooba 450 is here. This device is the easiest way have your hardwood floors scrubbed every day. The Scooba 450 washes up to 99.3% of household bacteria. It offers complete cleaning coverage of every section of your floor. All you need to do is put your feet up and watch it go.

www.irobot.com

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