The Living Room
Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Indoor by Koubachi-Your plants will grow nicely while statistics monitored on the dirt’s water content, temperature and light exposure. The sensor can also be set to remind you to water the plants, too.
Retail price is $115.
For more info, check out www.store.koubachi.com .
Cube by Matrix Audio-This is a 1.5-inch cube that has three watts of sound power. You can line the house with them, if desired.
One cube costs $50.
Go to www.matrixaudio.com for more details.
Home Inventory by Binary Formations is an app that can take photos or scan the bar codes of your furniture, fridge or other appliances, then back it up to cloud storage. Should anything happen, you’re covered and accounted for. This app can even find out if you’re insured for each thing you own!
It’s only $20 for the app.
Check out www.binaryformations.com for more information.
The Bathroom/Bedroom/Laundry Room/Hall Closet
AM05 Hot + Cool by Dyson-There are no blades in this heater/fan-instead this item draws in air, then expels it through small slits on the inside of the ring. The fan can process and circulate gallons of air to warm or completely cool down a room in minutes.
The Hot + Cool costs $399.
Log in to www.dyson.com to find out more.
Washable Keyboard K310 by Logitech-There be no more crumbs or residue underneath your keys! Drainage holes help it dry quickly. The laser-etched letters are UV-coated so they don’t fade.
The Washable Keyboard retails for $40.
For more details, visit www.logitech.com.
Starter Kit by Click and Grow just needs four AA batteries; then fill the tub to the water line and place the plant where there’s regular sunshine. The system dispenses water automatically.
Retail cost is $80.
Go to www.clickandgrow.com.
How to Cook Everything by Culinate is an app that contains over 2,000 recipes (from New York Times food writer Mark Bittman). Each recipe also has a built-in grocery list and timers appear on screen when you need one.
Retail price is $10.
Check out www.culinate.com for more details.
Rev by DevToaster-Link this app up to your car’s diagnostic systems, while driving or parked. It’ll explain your “Check Engine” light or view your G-forces while cornering, among other things.
The app costs $40. For more info, go to www.devtoaster.com.
Source: “The Smartest Home” by Alexander George-Dwell magazine, July/August 2013