Friday, June 26, 2020

Six Home Technology Upgrades for 2020

For years, TV shows have hinted at a glittering future filled with gadgets to enrich our lives and increase free time. Finally, after years of promises, it seems the technology is catching up with the concepts and is starting to deliver. Use these six great technology hacks to improve your life at home and upgrade your tech.

Remote controls

If you find yourself continually hunting for the right remote, you’re definitely not alone. The average living room these days has a plethora of gadgets ranging from screens to Blu-ray players, satellite boxes and sound units – and each with its own dedicated remote. It’s little wonder the controllers get lost from time to time.

A universal remote streamlines everything into one, meaning you can ditch the multiple controllers and instead use one device for all. Universal remotes work by mimicking the signal emitted by multiple controllers and can be programmed to control the majority of common AV equipment. 

Air purifiers

Humans need three things to function: air, water and food. Good quality water and food are both pretty easy to find, but air? Unless you live in the country or take regular hiking trips, chances are the air you breathe is not the best. 

Breathing good air is essential and offers multiple benefits. Properly filtered air slows the aging of the lungs, delays reduction in lung capacity, helps prevent the development of lung diseases (e.g. asthma, bronchitis, etc.) and increases life span. A good quality purifier will clean the air in your home, removing impurities and bad odors while also maintaining the appropriate humidity.


Upgrade your sound system

Chances are, your home already has a pretty good audio system – just maybe not the very latest or loudest technology. If you’re looking for an affordable way to beef up your acoustics, the planet audio 1500 watt amp can be used to add extra depth and bass to your existing set-up at a fraction of the cost of buying a new sound system.

Security doorbells

Physically answering your door is so last century, and these days there is a huge range of innovative security doorbells that operate directly through an app on your cellphone. Imagine being able to see who’s at your front door without even being near your house. Smart doorbells connect over Wi-Fi, turning your phone into a security camera and door-answering system, all in one. 

Memory foam mattresses

Your nights power your days, and if you’ve had a good night’s sleep, you’ll wake up feeling ready for any challenge. Sleep recharges life and is incredibly essential to your well-being.

Problems sleeping are often down to an uncomfortable bed. Still, if the idea of buying a replacement just isn’t within budget, a memory foam mattress could offer a cost-effective solution.

Memory foam conforms to the shape of your body, in turn alleviating body aches and soothing pains to give improved rest. The designs are so advanced that, even in a double bed, the mattress will compensate for you and your partner’s size and weight to provide tailored support and comfort to both of you. 

Improve Wi-Fi coverage

If you find your Wi-Fi signal varies at different points around your home, it might be time to look at upgrading your router to one of the new smart relay devices now available. Intelligent hub routers come complete with multiple relay points which can be placed strategically around your home to boost signal strength and eliminate ‘dead’ points. Moreover, the units can be independently isolated to prioritize (or cut off) internet signal strength – useful if you want to stop the kids surfing into the early hours while prioritizing your own signal.

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