Technology has nearly limitless applications and has already made our lives easier in so many different ways. Thanks to smartphones, the internet, TV, computers and cars, we now live in a world that’s almost completely different to the one we knew even a decade ago.
But to me the real excitement of technology comes from that wow factor. You know the feeling you get when you have something completely unique and incredibly high tech and you get to show it off to your friends? That feeling of being ‘ahead of the game’, of being able to do simple things in a cooler way, and of getting to introduce people to something they’d never thought of before. It’s a great feeling, and it’s one that the true tech nerd practically lives off of.
And the best uses for these ‘wow factor’ technologies are almost always around the home. With the right few installations you can make your home into some kind of land of tomorrow, make your life much easier and really impress guests. Often these gadgets will be fun novelties that you don’t need, but they’re still worth it just for that moment when you get to clap to turn on your lights or start the shower from your bedroom…
Here we will take a look at some of the best gadgets to install in your home that will really impress friends and give you that smug, geeky sense of satisfaction…
If you find yourself having arguments with the other residents of your household about sound levels and noise, then audio spotlight might be the answer. Essentially what this is, is a dual speaker array that projects a highly directional sound – meaning that you can only hear it when you’re in precisely the right spot. Sit in your desk chair and it will be as though you’re listening to surround sound on full volume, but sit on the couch opposite and you’ll be able to enjoy complete silence…
Technology is at its best when it allows us to be completely lazy and pass the buck on those horrible jobs that no one wants to do. And if for you that means mopping the kitchen floor, then the Bravva 380 is just the gadget you need – it will mop up to 74 square meters of floor for you using ‘Northstar Navigation’ leaving you to kick your feet up and read a magazine.
Husqvarna Automower 265 ACX
Or if it’s mowing the lawn that gets your goat, you could always get this little gadget to handle that for you too. Though it will set you back a little bit unless your sirname is Branson…
Most men take immense pride in their TVs and immense pride in their arm chairs. The Everything Chair will help you to tick that second box by inflating and deflating for indoor and outdoor use, as well as offering speakers in the headrest, cup holders for mugs and beer and even pockets for your magazines.
Self Stirring Mug
A throwaway moment of smug can easily be achieved in the morning with a ‘self stirring mug’. Does what you would imagine it to…
Cube 3D Printer
If you want a piece of technology that is actually useful though and actually the future, then perhaps getting a 3D printer for your home is the answer? The Cube 3D printer is a consumer grade 3D printer that will let you print objects up to 5.5 inches. But what will really impress guests when they come around are all the things that you make yourself using the technique – from custom printed candle holders to beakers and mugs!
Back to the pure ‘novelty’ gadgets, this wallpaper encapsulates steel powder that will allow you to hang anything you like against it as long as it’s metallic – just like a fridge door!
Cellunon Projector Keyboard
Tony Stark has undoubtedly the coolest home in fiction, so why not copy his holographic interfaces with the Cullunon Projector Keyboard? A keyboard that projects onto any surface allowing you to type with no hardware necessary!
These are just a few of the exciting novelty gadgets you can fill your home with though. Spend some time on the web and you’ll find that these days there’s hardly anything that needs to remain analogue. Why not take your home into the digital future?