22nd Century City Living

Smart Home Ideas


We’ve already established that the future is here, even though maybe not everyone in the world likes this fact. If you’re reading this blog, then I’m sure you appreciate all the different smart devices they make these days and have noticed how much of a difference they make in your life. Who doesn’t want to save precious time on otherwise tedious tasks when you can have a smart device take care of these things for you? Don’t worry, the digital world is not so dismal, and if you know someone who appreciates technology as much as you do, then these suggestions will make your next holiday or birthday shopping much easier!

One of the coolest things I own is a smartwatch. This thing is the best! I love it, and it’s not only because it’s shiny and interactive, but it’s actually been very useful to me. I got access to my calendar on it, it has a pedometer and a heart-rate monitor so I can keep track of my breathing when I do my weekly cardio, and it even has GPS tracking! Before I got this one, I used to own just a regular automatic watch, like the ones at Timepiece Quarterly, but now I only use this device and it works great for me. So don’t have an inch of doubt that this will make a great gift.

If you’re buying a gift for someone who likes to listen to a lot of music, get them a smart speaker. These are more than just speakers these days – they can stream music, but also take voice commands, check the weather, make calls and can even double as an alarm clock. Neat, right? If your friend or relative has their home optimized for smart devices, some models can even control the thermostat or the lights.

Speaking of lights, if you know someone who’s into ambience, then a smart lamp would make the perfect gift. Lighting changes the vibe of a room, and smart lamps can not only be set to adjust their beams according to the time of night and gradually turn themselves off in the morning, but they also have a myriad of different colors for every mood you find yourself in. You can find many different models and they all come in fun shapes and sizes with lots of additional features.

So, there you go, I’m sure you’ll make someone very happy and I’m sure I’ve already convinced you to buy a gift for yourself as well, so you can thank me later!