Live smarter with robot vacuums and essential home gadgets.

by Afterpay
Apr 26, 2023      7 min read

Welcome, friends, to the world of tomorrow! We're living in the 21st century where cars drive themselves, information is (literally) at our fingertips and, most importantly, robots do our vacuuming.

Robot vacuums are just the beginning. Smart home innovations are coming thick and fast, revolutionising the way we keep our homes clean, safe and cosy.

No longer must we endure the physical strain of flicking a light switch or the inconvenience of answering the door. With smart technology, we can control every aspect of our homes with a few taps or simple voice commands. The future is here, and it’s looking pretty cool.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to the most exciting new gadgets to change the way you manage your home. So buckle up in your DeLorean, and get ready to dive in!

Robot vacuums and home cleaning gadgets: take the bore out of chores.

Know what’s better than spending your weekends cleaning? Having a robot do it for you!

Robot vacuum cleaners are a must-have for any busy household. These cute little hoovers will happily zoom around the floor, picking up crumbs, pet hairs and every other bit of muck that you really don’t want to. And some, like iRobot’s Roomba Combo J7+ Vacuum & Mop, even double as mops. Yep, you heard that right – a robot that vacuums AND mops. Does it get any sexier?

While we’re at it, if you’re also sick of changing soggy, week-old bin bags (because, hello, who isn’t?), you can automate that too with Townew’s T-Air Lite Smart Rubbish Bin. Imagine sipping a martini and living your best life while your gadgets do all the dirty work. Love that for you.

And finally, if you’re conscious of your air quality, an air purifier like Dyson’s Hot+Cool™ Formaldehyde purifying fan heater has you covered, capturing up to 99.95% of ultrafine particles and keeping your home cool at the same time. Say goodbye to allergy season and hello to your antihistamine-free days.

Home security systems: don’t mess with my fortress.

Home security systems have come a long way from the ‘Beware of the Dog’ signs of our childhoods. Today you can monitor your home from anywhere and get instant alerts if anything unusual happens.

From smart locks and doorbells to home security cameras and motion sensors, there’s an option for everyone. Some devices even use artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse potential threats, so you can sleep soundly and snugly knowing that your fortress is secure.

Worried that your neighbour’s cat might trigger the motion sensors? All good. These high-tech gadgets can distinguish between a friendly feline and a potential burglar so that it’s absolutely no time out of your day.

With a built-in mic connected to your smartphone, the iconic Google Nest Doorbell means you’ll never have to choose between answering the door in your undies or missing a parcel delivery ever again. And our favourite part? It tells you if you’ve got a person, a package, a vehicle or an animal waiting at your door. How? We don’t really know, but it’s the sorta magic we’d sign up for.

And finally, are you always losing your keys? Or, let’s be real, do you regret giving a copy to your ex? eufy’s Security Smart Lock is here to save the day. With built-in bluetooth technology, you can lock and unlock your door or change the access passcode with an easy-to-use app.

Smart lighting and sound: ambient vibes, engaged.

Smart lighting sets the perfect mood with just a few taps of your phone. Depending on your set-up, you can switch individual lights on or off, change colours and control the brightness levels. Dimmers like the Nano Dimmer Switch from Aeotec retrofit to your existing light switch so that you can create the perfect mood for any occasion.

And here’s a pro tip: smart lighting is more than just a cool gimmick – it’s also energy efficient. When you can easily control your lights from your couch, you’re more likely to turn off the ones you don’t need, saving you money and electricity. An easy win, right?

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot and Bose Smart Soundbar make life easier through voice-activated control. With the personal assistant feature, you can blast tunes through a high-quality speaker, ask for the weather, set reminders or even tell it to make animal noises (our personal fave).

With the ability to integrate with other smart home devices like security systems and cameras, you have complete control over your home from a single device. No more running around the house and turning everything off before bed. Now you can hit the ‘Goodnight’ command, and your smart home will take care of the rest.

The future is now: embrace the power of smart gadgets with Afterpay.

So, we may still be waiting for those flying cars.

But with these smart home gadgets, you can effortlessly take the chore out of cleaning, enhance your home security and create the perfect ambience for any occasion.

Because no one ever wishes they had spent more time vacuuming.

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