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PSFK’s Gift Guide: Top Accessories For The Connected Home

PSFK’s Gift Guide: Top Accessories For The Connected Home
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True New Year's resolutions start in your personal space.

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  • 28 december 2013
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The New Year is the perfect time to break with old habits and imagine your life differently. For so many of us, our most ingrained habits – like snoozing, yanking the battery out of the smoke alarm, and cooking a little self-indulgently – begin in the home, and whether a friend of yours is a tireless striver toward perfection or needs a gentle push, technology has all kinds of new responses to old problems.

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The Hue Bulb, a smartphone-connected lightbulb that can help you create custom lighting experiences in your home, is an elegant and effective argument for how much of a difference proper lighting in a room makes. Spotter, meanwhile, can notify them about tasks such as laundry or simply make them more aware of their environment with its motion detector.

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Other Connected Home items allow them to control unexpected objects and appliances from far away. If adopted widely, they could become life-changers for many. The DoorBot, for example, lets them answer house calls from plumbers, mail delivery people and the like from anywhere and the world, while iKettle, like a personal butler, coaxes them out of bed with a perfectly warmed cup of tea.

Check out more of our favorite Connected Home gifts here, and be sure to explore PSFK’s Gift Guide for more ideas.

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