As technology advances, more companies are focusing on the home, and how we can improve our quality of life through clever design, voice control or increased connectivity.
We've rounded up some of the best new products for your home, some of which you didn't know you needed... until now.
The X9500G series from Sony offers an amazing viewing experience. Not only does it have 4K capabilites, X-Motion clarity and Dolby Vision to enhance the true colours of what you're seeing, the integration is also seamless between streaming services, making it super easy to switch between shows and even content from YouTube. If you're searchng for further automation, you can connect this TV to Google Assistant, which means you'll be able to control your content with voice activation. Pretty cool, right?
Shark Cleaning have turned the role of the vacuum on it's head, with a benchtop handheld vacuum designed to instantly suck up any spills. It's compact, has a run time of 10 minnutes and sits on a handy upright dock with two different attachments for crevices, benchtops an upholstery. Best of all? it's only weighs 640 grams, which means you'll actually use it all over your home and even in your car, too.
Cooking has certainly changed thanks to the guys at Thermomix, who have made leaps and bounds with multi-cooking. The brand new Thermomix TM6 is available from July, and features a built-in Wi-Fi connection and large touch screen that makes browsing the 40,000-strong online recipe library so much easier. Precise weighing (within 1g accuracy) and slow-cooking, sous-vide and fermentation functions makes the TM6 their best release yet.
If you have trouble sleeping, this handy invention from A.H. Beard can help. Soothing lights mimic sunrise and sunset to help your body clock adjust to a natural sleep cycle and built in sensors monitor your humidity levels, noise and light to ensure your bedroom is in optimum sleep condition. It's also got a built-in alarm clock to help you wake naturally and gently, as opposed to a regular, jarring alarm sound.
Yes, it's a bathroom mirror, but the Philips Hue range offers so much more. The back light gives a beautiful glow to your room which you can control with a handy dimmer switch to suit all activities, including reading and relaxing. The light is especially designed for the bathroom, resistant to humidity, dust and splashing water. Furthermore, it can be connected with the hue Bridge hub, which means you can control it with Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.
Receiving a prestigious design excellence award in the Product Design category at the 2019 Good Design Awards, Arteor with Netatmo allows you to control lights, small appliances, blinds and shutters as well as monitor energy consumption. You can control your experience vis the handy Home+Control App or even though voice command of Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Siri. You can buy the starter kit, which includes the gateway to build and control up to 100 switches in the home.
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