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Moving into a Smart Home

Moving into your first flat or home can be a daunting and exciting time! Our Client Delivery Project Manager Natasha is doing just that, and moving into her first flat. We thought that this would be the PERFECT time to discuss technology that is new and up and coming, transforming the way we live inside our own homes.

The smart home has arrived and technology is gradually making its way into everything from appliances to thermostats meaning that day-to-day life just isn't as dull as it once was!

Take a look at the examples below and let us know what you think on Twitter using the hashtag #smarthome

The iKettle

An internet-connected kettle perhaps isn’t an essential but it will mean that you’ve got boiling water ready for your tea before you arrive in the kitchen. It can be turned on from the app, and scheduled to warm up ready for when you wake up.

iRobot Roomba 620

Prepare for the robot age by investing in a Roomba. It will drive itself around your home, hoovering up as it goes whatever the surface, and then drive itself back to charge before starting all over again. These clever robots can learn the layout of your home, and get into those dusty corners you never would have been able to.

Transparent TV

The transparent tv designed by Michael Friebe is a great piece of techn that combines conventional LCD and the latest TOLED display technology.

Dimensional Wall Panels

Because of their different and usual look they transmit a nice futuristic look in modern day interiors and exteriors.

The RIMA lamp

The RIMA lamp allows you to control the light via four controller rings that you can slide. It has a processor which controls the heat, intensity, angle of the beam and colour.

Sony Eclipse

This Sony Eclipse is a media player that uses photovoltaic cells situated on its backside to draw in solar power.

On Switch

Minimalistic and elegant. That’s how you define this light switch created by Burakov Denis.

LED Ceiling

This is an interesting concept created by Seo Dong-Hun that allows you to create on the ceiling the light shapes you want.

WAT Lamp

The WAT lamp has the interesting ability to generate light if you fuel it with water. The water combines with a hydroelectric battery to generate an electrochemical reaction that lights it up.