Technology for your house is smarter than ever. Lucky for all of us, the newest devices and apps simplify tasks, make better use of resources and transform the way we live.
If you don't want to keep a set of keys under your doormat, the offers keyless access to your home with iOS and Android smartphones. That way you control who enters your home and since it's battery-powered, it's always on.
BUY NOW: $139,
Not only does the have a high-quality picture, but it also allows you to get a great viewing experience from any angle in the room and minimizes the effects of glare from windows and lights.
BUY NOW: $1,198,
This is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Meaning all you have to do is ask and the appliance will play music, make calls, send and receive texts, tell you the weather and more.
BUY NOW: $180,
Amazon has taken its Echo technology to the next level with a dubbed the , which is going to change the closet game. Snap a photo and the device helps you pick out an outfit from your wardrobe, Clueless-style.
BUY NOW: $200,
You can control the lights from anywhere in your home with this Lutron kit, which comes with an in-wall dimmer as well as a remote. Even better: If you own an Amazon Echo you can control it through your voice.
BUY NOW: $60,
Through Wi-Fi, the Vizia RF+ Fan Speed Control can adjust a fan to low, medium or high, switch it off or on and set it to start on a specific speed. No more standing on a chair to grab the fan cord to adjust settings.
BUY NOW: $99,
If you always lower the temperature in your bedroom an hour before bed, the lets you set up satellites in different rooms, then adjust settings through your smart phone.
BUY NOW: $209,
Traveling just got easier if you're a plant owner. Just fill up the Smartpot and it'll dispense water and nutrients for an entire month — no maintenance required. This is also a must-have for people who can't seem to keep a plant alive.
BUY NOW: $60,
Wally sensors detect water leaks and changes in temperature and humidity in your home, then send alerts to your phone or email to help save you from pricy water damage and mold remediation costs.
BUY NOW: $35,
If you sleep better at night knowing your home is being protected, will send you a phone alert or email with photos if it detects any activity outside. Plus, it has a built-in speaker so you can talk and listen through the device.
BUY NOW: $168,
Or, if you want to make sure Spot doesn't chew on pillows inside of your house, you need a Petcube. It streams video to your tablet or smart phone when you're not there.
BUY NOW: $150,
The is a toaster oven that automatically calculates food cooking temperatures and time, using sensors and artificial intelligence to recognize what's inside of it. All you have to do is set your preferred doneness.
BUY NOW: $1,495,
This isn't your average scale. Instead of just weighing your food, it turns cooking into a step-by-step visual experience. Just choose a recipe, decide how much you want to make and the Drop Scale calibrates everything you'll need.
BUY NOW: $80,
If you forgot to set your coffeemaker timer the night before, this lets you schedule your brew to start from bed, using your WeMo smartphone app.
BUY NOW: $138,
Different tea varieties, like green and black, require different brewing techniques. Which is why this pot has a moving basket that will maximize infusion and precisely soak your leaves for their required time.
BUY NOW: $209,
Sometimes it's hard to decipher the water temp in your pot — which is where Taylor's TEMPerfect Floating Rings come into play. They indicate liquids' temperatures for poaching, simmering and boiling.
BUY NOW: $9,
Cross-contamination will be a thing of the past once you own this , which will lift the lid of your trash can with the wave of a hand or foot.
BUY NOW: $150,
This : It has an optional divider that turns it into a double oven if you want to cook two dishes at once and connects to Wi-Fi so you can adjust the temperature from your smart phone.
BUY NOW: $3,060,
The vacuums and mops — at the same time. Plus it tracks its performance (so you don't end up cleaning the same spot twice) and returns to the charging base after a cleaning session.
BUY NOW: $230,
The Drift Light functions as a normal bulb — until you flip the switch twice. Then it softly fades out in 37 minutes (the time of the average sunset) to lull you to sleep. Even better: The warm light tone induces melatonin production.
BUY NOW: $36,
When it's empty, the Archer VibrAcoustic Bath acts as a Bluetooth speaker. Fill it up and the music waves ripple through the water. You can use your own library of music or choose one of the soothing preprogrammed mixes.
BUY NOW: $3,423,
The ThermaSol MicroTouch System uses intuitive-screen technology to adjust heat and steam preferences and lets you pick your preferred setting, too.
BUY NOW: $533,
If you always forget to take your pills at night, the GlowCap will serve as a must-needed reminder. Just fit it onto your bottle, then set an alarm, share info from your doctor and submit orders for prescription refills.
BUY NOW: $90,
These devices go into your plugs and detect motion up to 10 feet away, so you can program your devices to switch on or off in response to movement with the WeMo Switch + Motion Sensor.
BUY NOW: $70,
With the Apple Watch, you can send and receive messages, make calls, access apps and track your fitness all from the comfort of your couch. Believe it or not, it even tells time!
BUY NOW: $252,
This aluminum outdoor device collects weather data (including temperature, CO2 concentration and humidity) and transmits it to your phone or tablet so you'll know what to wear without having to do any research.
BUY NOW: $79,
Skydrop taps into local weather forecasts to assess watering needs and has manual and automatic modes. Don't worry: It'll work with your existing sprinkler system.
BUY NOW: $168,
No more spending hot days baking in the sun as you cut your grass. This Worx robot uses a shock sensor system to mow around obstacles and returns to its base if it senses rain or needs to recharge its battery.
BUY NOW: $917,
Prepare for your flower bed to turn heads this year. The Edyn system assesses soil quality and waters plants based on data such as temperature, humidity and light.
BUY NOW: $65,
This device wirelessly from your smartphone, when linked with your switch or ceiling motor. You can control and monitor it from anywhere using Wi-Fi or your cellular network.
BUY NOW: $119,