Aug 26, 2015

15 Retrofit Gadgets To Make Your Home Smarter.

Collection of 'Retrofit Gadgets To Make Your Home Smarter' from all over the world.

eero WiFi System: eero is a Wi-Fi system designed to provide a reliable Internet connection in your home. A set of three eeros are capable of creating mesh network and covering a typical home; these work in unison to provide hyper-fast, super-stable Wi-Fi to cover every inch of your home. The setup is quite easy; just plug your first eero into your existing cable or DSL modem, just download the app and it will instantly recognize your eero, and prompt you to create your own network name and password. Rest of the eeros can be plugged in standard wall outlets around your home with the guidance of the app. It runs checkups regularly to know exactly what's going on with connected devices of your network, speed, if neighbors' networks are causing any interference, and how your modem and cable service is performing. You can share your network's login information with your guests from your phone via a text message or using its app. The device also alerts you whenever a device joins your network and sends you a weekly digest of all the devices that have connected to your network. eero comes with built-in Bluetooth, which means your home is blanketed in both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth making it easier to integrate it with your smart home.

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Sensibo: Sensibo turns any a/c smart and reduces its energy usage. This tiny device connects your air conditioner to the Internet and can be used with any A/C that has a remote control. The connected smart home a/c cools or heats your home before you arrive, turns off automatically when you leave, optimizes temperature and humidity levels, lets you control it from anywhere and most importantly saves energy and reduces your electricity bill.

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Noki: Noki is a smart doorlock that opens your door when you come home and locks it when you leave. It uses Bluetooth and GPS to detect when you are nearing your home and unlocks the door for you. It can be easily installed on top of your existing lock on the inside of the door without removing or replacing anything. It's based on the same encryption models used in modern Online Banking. Its app is compatible with Android and iOS, you can grant access codes to friends and family, yet remain in control of your Noki as you can restrict access at any time. Using Noki Bridge, its possible to lock and unlock your door from anywhere. It displays the status of your home door right on your smartphone wherever you are.

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Thinking Cleaner: The Thinking Cleaner makes your Roomba robots smarter. All you need to do is change your Roomba's faceplate with the Thinking Cleaner faceplate. With this upgrade Roomba is Wi-Fi enabled, you can control it, schedule it, using your iOS or Android device. Roomba can start cleaning automatically based on geofencing and sends you notification via its app on your smartphone once the place is cleaned.

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Peeple: Peeple is a small camera that can be placed on your existing peephole or sticks on the glass of your door and connects to your home WiFi and sends notifications to you when someone knocks or opens the door. Its app is compatible with iOS or Android smart phones.

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Smitch: Smitch is an easy to install smart switch that lets you control your lights wirelessly via Bluetooth. Using it app you can control all the light switches or simply activate its proximity option, the lights will be turned on automatically when you're close to the switches.

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NextBulb: nextBulb uses Bluetooth Low Energy (iBeacon) technology that measures the distance from your smartphone and turns on when you are in range. This proximity sensing smart bulb uses indoor navigation technology to know in which room you are in and turn on the lights in that room. You can organize your light bulbs using its app; change the colors and brightness as per you requirement.

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Sunport: Sunport is a plug-in device that enables you to use solar energy on demand, without panels.

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Ottobox: Ottobox is a smart home automation device that learns your schedule in 2 weeks and reduces your electric bill. To make it work all you need to do is plug your Ottobox into any standard wall outlet, plug your appliance into the unit, and you are set. It features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and comes with two USB ports for recharging your gadgets. Its an easy to use plug and play system that allows you to access and control your home from anywhere in the world via your smartphone.

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ShutterEaze: ShutterEaze allows you to automate your existing interior plantation shutters and controls them using remote or ShutterEaze app for Andriod and iOS smartphone. It works with nearly all-existing shutters, including 2.5", 3.5", and 4.5" shutter louvers. The installation is easy and takes about a minute. Using the app you can control them in group, schedule them or set it on default setting to open your shutters in morning to let in that beautiful natural light, and close at evening.

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Direct Wireless Smart Lamp Adapter: The Incipio® Direct Wireless Smart Lamp Adapter allows you to take control of every bulb in your home. Using your iPhone, you can remotely take control of your devices at home or on-the-go. Use integrated Siri voice commands to toggle specific bulbs or an entire home.

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Sideclick: Sideclick is a universal remote attachment that attaches onto your streaming remote, and allows you to control the basic functions of your TV and your streaming device all in one.

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Sesame: Sesame attaches to your existing lock, connects to the Internet with a Wi-Fi access point and replaces your keys with your smartphone. It allows you to let the guests in no matter where you are, receive a notification whenever your door opens or closes, check whether your door is locked or not from anywhere in the world, have your door automatically lock as you close it, remote knock on your smartphone or talk to your smartphone to open the door.

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Kohler Moxie - Showerhead and Wireless Speaker: The Kohler Moxie Showerhead comes equipped with a magnetically removable wireless speaker. It uses Bluetooth technology and connects with Bluetooth enabled devices including smart phones, MP3 players, and laptops located up to 32 feet away.

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Water&time: This intuitive valve can be placed onto any regular faucet and it turns off the water automatically after its timer goes off.

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