Ten years ago, if you were sitting by yourself having a conversation with a piece of your furniture, you’d have been packed off to the nearest mental institution. Today, however, if you’re found talking to your furniture, you’re that connoisseur who keeps abreast with the latest technology. Confused? Well, like everything else, technology has revolutionised what furniture can do today as well. The word ‘smart’ seems too simple to describe what ordinary things of yesteryear are capable of today.
These might seem like one of those ‘I could have thought of it’ things. But there is a lot of difference between dreaming about something and actually making it happen. And now that’s it’s a reality, might as well order your own! Here are a list of devices smarter than your phone:
I came home. The floors were sparkling clean. I live by myself and don’t have a help.
But what I do have is a floor-cleaning robot. From sweeping and mopping to negotiating those tricky spaces under the bed where no broom has gone before, the Deebot from Ecovacs Robotics, will “leave you floored” (we couldn’t resist). With sensors to detect objects and even negotiate staircases, all you have to do is set it’s schedule. How do you charge it? You don’t! When it’s low on battery, the Deebot makes its way to its charging dock all by itself. Do we see you making the call?
Image Source: Ecovacs Robotics
With this at home, you never really have to get out of bed!
Actually it’s called The Pod, designed and developed by Furlenco. And boy, does it have that Superman-esque aura to it. Why? Because the first thing you will say when you look at it will be: “Is it a bed? Is it a work-station? Is it an entertainment zone?” Well, it’s your singular space to sleep, work, and play. With a master console (yes, we said it) that controls a TV (that’s right, a TV), a reading light, a charging point, and wait for it… inbuilt 2.1-channel bluetooth speakers, the Pod is the first-of-its-kind piece of furniture in India. Bring one home and all the aliens in outer space will go: “Now that’s an Unidentified Furniture Object!”
Wondering why that electricity bill is so high?
One of the reasons could be because you’re still using curtains. Yes, those prehistoric drapes that come in one colour and just hang around there. So, what’s the solution? Switch to Lutron’s Remote-Controlled Shades. And how will that help? Well, it will address the problem of your high electricity bill. How? Programmed to conserve energy and leverage natural light, these smart shades can be controlled with your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Cool, right? The shades come with more features for both home and office applications.
Image Source: Lutron
Think you’re Iron Man? Well, here is your Jarvis!
It’s called the Echo from Amazon. The Echo uses Alexa, Amazon’s voice-control system. On the outside, it looks like one of your regular bluetooth speakers but the Echo can do more than just play your favourite tunes. It can create shopping lists. It can give you cooking measurements. It can order pizzas or even book a cab for you. All you have to do is say the word. Yes, it’s a little bit of Jarvis, a little bit of Genie, and a whole lot of amazing!
Image Source: Amazon
And that was our list of devices smarter than your phone. Liked any of them? Comment below and share with us an amazing piece of furniture that is technologically intriguing. And if you liked the article do not forget to share and subscribe to our newsletter.