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10 super gadgets for your high-tech home
Stephanie Buck, Mashable
9:07 AM EDT, Mon June 17, 2013
Eco-friendly toilet —
Kohler's Numi toilet has a motion-activated seat and lid, deodorizing charcoal filter, multi-option bidet wand and air dryer, illuminated panels and foot warmer. And for the music lovers - built-in speakers play tunes via a (remote) docking station.
Personal weather station —
This sleek device by Netatmo takes air quality, humidity, and carbon dioxide readings, indoor/outdoor temperature, and even noise pollution. It also sends notifications in real time via your iOS, or Android smartphone, or tablet.
Purify your air —
Designed by NASA scientists, the Airocide purifies toxins in the air that can worsen symptoms of asthma or allergies. Instead of filters, the device uses nanotechnology to oxidize pathogens at a molecular level via two catalytic reaction chambers. It's a bonus that Airocide looks like a piece of modern art, complete with discreet touch controls.
Robot mower —
Mowing the lawn no longer requires killer triceps. The robot Husqvarna Automower does all the work for you, much like a Roomba for your grass. Plus, in the right light conditions, its solar panel can maintain a battery charge for lawns of up to 6,890 square feet.
Smart key? —
These days you're more likely to forget your house keys than your smartphone, so combine the two with CalypsoKey. It lives inside an iPhone case which, when you tap it to its corresponding access point, activates near-field communication technology and a dual-band RFID antenna - unlocking the door.
Conserving water —
With this Oras Eterna smart shower, a green light indicates you beat the recommended two-minute splash and a red light shows you've showered beyond your share. A touch interface switches flow from showerhead to spout wash, and precise temperature adjustments ensure you won't scald or freeze.
The solar table —
Place the weather-resistant Sun Table in direct sunlight for four hours to reach a full charge. Then move it anywhere you need power - its inverter will juice your laptops, cellphones, lights, etc.
Courtesy Sun Table
Multitasking mirror —
Buy the kit or create your own - it's all open-source. The Digital Habit(s) mirror slides to dock your iPhone or iPod and play musics. Switch tracks or adjust volume by waving your hand by the motion sensors.
Courtesy Digital Habit
Take the fire with you —
This chic Zeta fireplace looks like something you would bring to work. Encased in leather and molded from a titanium interior, the fireplace is portable, so you can enjoy its looks and warmth in every room.