Emberlight: Remote Light Control
Install Emberlight technology around the home and you'll gain the power to control every light in your house from your phone. You can even automate bulbs to flip on or off when you (and your phone) are in proximity. When they light automatically as you move about your space, you’ll finally feel like you’re living in the future. See the Kickstarter.
Homey: Talk to Your Home!
Now, for a homespace that answers your beck and call: Homey connects to all your favorite home appliances, from your TV to your oven, so you can control everything with a simple voice command! You'll never need to leave the couch again. See the Kickstarter.
Garage Beacon: Open Your Garage with Your Phone
Clipping your garage door opener to your car’s sun visor is so 1995. Consolidate—and clear out another unnecessary resident of your junk drawer—with the Garage Beacon. This technology turns your smart phone into your garage door opener. It’s so simple! See the Kickstarter.
Related: 7 Things Every Great Garage Needs
Bookniture: Collapsible, Portable Furniture
This gem redefines the term "coffee table book." With Bookniture, you unfold a side table, night stand, foot stool, or chair in seconds—and then make it disappear again, hidden on a shelf of hardcovers. Bring an extra chair to a picnic! Make your desk a standing desk and then change your mind the next day! You are master and commander of your space. See the Kickstarter.
Coolest Cooler: A Picnic Cooler for the Modern Age
This Kickstarter begs the question, “Why hasn’t cooler technology changed in 50 years?” Well, we don’t know the answer. But we do know that now that we’ve seen a cooler with built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, USB charger, storage for plates, and more—we don’t want to go back. See the Kickstarter.
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Kepler: Home Gas Detector
Sure, home gas detection might not be as flashy as being able to preheat your oven from your office, but it’s a life-saving precaution that should also be brought into the 21st century. You can rest easy with Kepler: This sleek, simple detector not only beeps, but also digitally displays gas levels and sends alerts to your phone. See the Kickstarter.
Ring Weeder: A Better Way to Weed
For the gardener who always ends up just using his hands, this tool that attaches directly to your fingers to make pulling up weeds in smaller spaces so much easier. Be one with the dirt. See the Kickstarter.
Smart Bedding: Never Make Your Bed Again
Is there anything worse than waking up with a crumpled up top sheet wrapped around your feet? No. So bring a little ingenuity to your bed with a product that clips the top sheet to the duvet and make it a place of peace, instead of frustration. You'll even find that making the bed in the morning becomes a snap, too. See the Kickstarter.
Money-saving, time-saving—and yes, sometimes even life-saving—the latest and greatest smart home technologies span from self-programming thermostats to voice-activated TV controls to video doorbells and beyond. Raise your home's IQ!