Tech is everywhere in our lives. We schedule our days with tech, do our work with tech and are even entertained by tech. So what’s left? Tech for your casa, of course.
The ecobee4 thermostat with a sensor comes with built-in Alexa voice service. What makes this gadget so special? You can program it to read you the news, adjust the temperature or set a timer. You can adjust room temps from your Smartphone without having to move anything but your fingertip. It retails for about $250.
The first-generation August Smart Lock works with its namesake free app that allows owners to create keys, grant access and look at activity logs. With this gadget, you don’t have to worry about getting locked out or losing your keys. The Smart Lock system offers safe, key-free access with a Smartphone. It’s an easy, DIY installation to the inside of your door’s deadbolt. The outer deadbolt stays untouched so no one-except for you and your family-will even know it’s there. It’s battery powered so it works even if there’s a power outage. The unit retails for about $150.
Care for a calming soak in the tub? Get a look at the Kohler Archer VibrAcoustic Bath. When it fills with water, waves of music ripple through. It comes with pre-programmed music mixes or you can opt to use your favorite playlists. The tub is freestanding and provides lumbar support for comfort and a textured floor for safety. The unit retails for about $4,700.
Is your kid no longer cutting it, literally? Who wants to spend hours in the sun mowing the lawn? The Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower soothes all your lawn mowing nightmares. It uses a sensor system to navigate around trees, shrubs, rocks and other obstacles. The unit is rechargeable and can mow up to ¼ acre on a single charge. It even returns to its base charging unit if it senses rain or once it’s in need of charging. It retails for about $995.