These new gadgets make day-to-day life easier, more efficient and less stressful.
The U by Moen swaps out twist-and-turn handles for a digital controller and app.
The device adapts to your preferred shower temperature and pushes you to cut
your water usage with customizable timers.
U by Moen 4-Outlet Digital Shower Controller, $525, Home Depot, Port Chester, NY
Never lose your important necessities again. By attaching the tiny Tile Mate to your keychain or slipping the ultra thin Tile Slim into your wallet, a downloadable phone app tracks their locations.
Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker, $25,
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This device syncs with your house’s systems, so you can control your home appliances from anywhere. Plus, it can answer questions about the weather, your commute, or your daily schedule.
Echo Show, $300
These smart bulbs will learn and mimic your
typical lighting patterns, so when you’re away from home nobody will know. Plus, lights go on when the doorbell rings and if there’s a blackout, the lights will still work for up to five hours.
BeON Security LED Bulbs, $129 for a package of three bulbs and key fob
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The main focal point of this futuristic fridge is its incredible Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen.
A downloadable app keeps you updated on the refrigerator’s contents; its three interior cameras snap pictures every time the doors close. You can also display different photos or use the digital calendar to organize your family’s schedule.
Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerator, $3,200
This handy switch allows you to control your electronics from anywhere. Sync it up with your smart phone and turn on the lights before you get home, schedule the recording of your favorite TV shows while on a business trip, or start your coffee machine while brushing your teeth.
Belkin Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug, $35
By Monika von Brauchitsch & Elizabeth Swindell