As someone who loves technology, you are always on the lookout for the next great product to buy for your home. You also want to be smart with your dollars and focus as much as you can on tech that can save time or money. With that in mind, here are four products that can help make your life easier.
A Smart Thermostat
To help keep your power bills under control, a smart thermostat is a wise investment. For instance, the Ecobee Smart Thermostat can help you save up to 23 percent on your annual energy costs. This intelligent little Wi-Fi thermostat can actually tell when people are home and which rooms are being used, so it will keep those rooms cool and comfortable with a SmartSensor.
A Robo Vacuum
Let’s face it: vacuuming is probably not your favorite chore, but if you have kids, pets or messy roommates, you have to bust out the Hoover quite a bit. Instead of doing it yourself, opt for a robo vacuum that will do all of the work for you; for instance, the RoboVac G30 Edge from Eufy is extra powerful and can be controlled from your smartphone. In other words, you can be in line at the supermarket and get the RoboVac running from the app and enjoy clean floors when you get home. The vacuum also features boundary strips so you can exclude certain areas in the home, like the playroom where some of your kid’s LEGO pieces are on the floor and you don’t want them to be cleaned up by the robo vac.
An Identity Theft Program
Okay, so technically this is not a gadget, but an identity theft program from a company like LifeLock is a wise investment in innovative technology. And it’s also something that’s been on your mind as of late, especially when your aunt told you at Christmas that her credit card was skimmed and she had to spend hours getting hundreds of dollars back.
If the question “should you buy LifeLock?” is still in your head, take this into consideration: the company will scan your data and personal information 24/7/365 and immediately alert you by text, e-mail, phone or mobile app if there is a threat to your identity. Then, with the power of Norton 360 behind it, you will get a VPN for online privacy. If the worst still manages to happen and a crook steals your identity, LifeLock will work hard to fix it, while also keeping your devices free from viruses and ransomware.
A HEPA-Filter Air Purifier
Because of COVID-19, you may be more interested in keeping the air in your home as clean as possible. In addition, now that you’ve been spending more time in your casa sweet casa with your family or roommates, you’ve noticed that things are not always as fresh smelling as they could be.
To alleviate both of these concerns — and also help with allergies at the same time, consider springing for a HEPA-filter air purifier. For instance, Coway offers a Wi-Fi-enabled model — again, another cool device you can run from an app on your phone— that also lets you track the air quality in your house. The unit is also really impressive: it can trap 99.97 percent of airborne particles up to 0.3 microns in size, and the activated-carbon filter removes harmful gases, odors and volatile organic compounds from the air.
Enjoy Your New Tech
Technology does not have to be frivolous. In the cases above, it can solve needed problems while also making life easier. Whether you go for a thermostat that will save you money, a vacuum that does the work for you, an identity theft protection plan that will put your mind at ease and/or an air purifier, you can rest assured you have made wise choices for your home.