The All-Time Best Kickstarter Inventions for the Home

So, it’s the 21st century and we’re not living like the Jetsons. Fine. But we can get as close as possible to total home automation with these incredible new inventions debuted on the number one crowd-sourcing site, Kickstarter.

By Kristina Grosspietsch | Updated Aug 18, 2015 01:46 PM

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.

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Homey: Talk to Your Home!

Homey Home Automation

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.

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Garage Beacon: Open Your Garage with Your Phone

Garage Beacon

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

Multifunction 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.

Related:  8 Unique Ways to Build Your Own Table

Coolest Cooler: A Picnic Cooler for the Modern Age

Coolest Cooler

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

Kepler 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.

Related:  7 House Sounds You Never Want to Ignore

Ring Weeder: A Better Way to Weed

Ring Weeder

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.

Related:  New & Notable - 12 Gadgets to Tech Out Your Garden

Smart Bedding: Never Make Your Bed Again

Smart Bedding

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.

Related:  10 Simple Ingredients for a Very Comfortable Bed

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