Sometimes, a home can feel a bit lacking without the right gadgets to complement your home life. Our needs never seem to know when to stop evolving, and thankfully, neither does technology. Here are a few gadgets comprising technology trends in 2015 you may find yourself shopping for:
Automating Your Home With Insteon Hub Pro
With wider adoption of smart home devices like the Insteon Hub Pro, modern home life has become more and more about control and convenience--whether or not we're actually at home. You can control lights and outlets, thermostats, sensors and detectors, cameras and more from your mobile device, regardless of where you are in the world. This automation device is perfect for families wanting a peace of mind while vacationing far away from home.
Take Home A Rainbow With Philips Hue
The Philips Hue line of color-changing light products goes perfectly with your smart home. The light emitted by the LED bulbs range from every shade of white light to all the colors of the light spectrum to suit your changing moods and completely alter your home's interior. Using intuitive technology that seamlessly integrates the bulbs, a wireless bridge, and an app for your mobile device, the home lighting system becomes both a practical and aesthetic centerpiece of the household.
Using Your Heart To Ease Your Mind With The NYMI Band
A device that fits on your wrist, the NYMI Band is designed to make your life a little bit easier and your mind a little less cluttered and at ease by integrating all your security prompts using your heart's unique signature (electrocardiogram or ECG). With a patented biometric authentication technology that confirms your unique identity, you get seamless access to your personal things from devices, your workplace, your car, and even your home--all without having to remember the multitude of passwords that bombard our daily lives.
Reshaping The Smartphone With Project Ara
Project Ara is an initiative led by Google in partnership with Motorola that uses an open hardware concept, allowing for "modular smartphones". This means that users can swap out and upgrade modules (such as the display screen or camera component) as they become available in the market, in effect making each smartphone customizable and unique. This has many implications, such as prolonging the lifetime cycles of handsets (how many of us prematurely discard our perfectly-functioning smartphone because of a simple cracked screen?), reducing costs, electronic waste, and also providing affordable basic handsets to more and more people.
Treating Your Eyes With A 4K Resolution TV
Ultra high definition televisions (Ultra HD TVs) have been in the market for the past year or two, but are said to be made available at much more affordable consumer prices this year due to a steep drop in manufacturing costs. The resolution delivers about four times as much detail as your 1080p or full HD displays, which is perfect for cinephiles and those wanting a comfortable movie theater experience right at home.
Making The Virtual A Reality With Oculus Rift
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset has had everyone (especially gamers) talking for some time now and will finally be available to eager consumers sometime this year. It gives people a groundbreaking, fully immersive experience in the virtual world in ways that mirror the way we see things in real life. Although primarily a gaming device, people are already thinking about its possible uses beyond the realm of gaming, such as in the fields of architecture, design, education, and even psychology.
Keep Your Dog Busy Without Leaving Your Couch With iFetch
The iFetch is an award-winning interactive toy for your dog that launches balls up to a distance of 30 feet. It keeps your pet healthy, active, and entertained, and best of all, you can continue sitting on the couch watching your very own brand new 4K TV (see above) without having to feel guilty about neglecting your happy pet.