A smarter home: Tech innovations for every room

With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, cool gadgets are becoming the norm in many homes. These innovations are so much more than showpieces, and in many cases can provide time-saving solutions to real, everyday problems.

Here are must-have tech innovations for key rooms in your home:

The laundry room: A recent survey shows that 46 per cent of consumers state mould and odour as their top frustrations when it comes to front-load washing machines. If this is a concern for you, consider upgrading to GE Appliances’ new UltraFresh front load laundry pair, which can help prevent the growth of odour-causing bacteria without needing to wipe down the machine or leave the door open after each load. The washer features wider gaskets angled to allow water to fully drain after the wash cycle, and built-in vent systems that remove excess moisture. Antimicrobial material is also incorporated in the seal, gasket, dispenser and pump to further prevent the growth of unwanted – and potentially smelly – bacteria.

The bedroom: Waking up is hard to do, especially with an annoying alarm clock beeping at a jarring volume. Inspired by nature’s sunrise, the Philips Wake-Up Light uses a unique combination of light therapy and sound to help wake you up in a more natural way. The colour of the morning light changes gradually from soft dawn reds through warm orange to bright yellow.

The bathroom: It’s a well-known fact that everyone’s voice sounds better in the shower. Ready to take your skills to the next level? Kohler recently released a spa-worthy showerhead with a built-in wireless speaker that delivers up to seven hours of music, news and more by pairing with your device via Bluetooth. You can even connect it to other speakers, so your family members can listen to the same song when in different rooms in your home.

The home office: Over the last few months, many of us have been adjusting to work away from the comforts of a typical office setting. If you’re looking to up your home office game, check out the HP Tango X Smart Home Printer. This printer connects to all of your devices and works with your voice assistant. Because it uses a two-way cloud connection, you can print from anywhere without having to access your home W-Fi. It comes in beautiful charcoal and indigo finishes.

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