We are going from “Home Sweet Home” to “Home SMART Home” as the home continues to be the main hub for new tech and innovations introduced each year that can help people during their daily lives. Technology Expert Marc Saltzman and InTheNews.TV partnered with a handful of great brands to showcase new technology that’s making its way into the home this summer, and beyond. From new devices for the home and virtual office, controlling flying pests without insecticides, swimming pool robots, to the latest smart lighting – Check them all out below!
Three new tech devices you’ll want to add to help create a better smart home office.
Amazon Echo Devices – Echo Pop, Echo Show 5, Echo Buds
Echo Pop is a new addition to the Echo family in a loveable semi-sphere form factor. It features a custom-designed, front-facing directional speaker, delivering full sound that’s great for bedrooms, dorm rooms, apartments, or any small space. The eero feature is built-in, adding up to 1,000 square feet of coverage to your existing eero WiFi network.
Echo Show 5 combines the utility of Alexa with the convenience of a glanceable screen. Simply ask Alexa to watch the morning news, check Ring cameras, view shopping lists, or set a reminder to stand up and take a walk. This features an entirely new speaker system, for double the bass of the previous generation and clearer sound when listening to music, Audible, video content, or a podcast.
Echo Buds are wireless earbuds with a semi-in-ear design, built to deliver rich audio, long-lasting battery life, and hands-free access to Alexa. Just ask Alexa to make a call, cue your favorite music, or set a reminder while on the go. Features included are customizable tap controls, VIP Filter, and multipoint pairing, so the earbuds can pair and switch audio between two devices simultaneously.
- Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.Amazon.com/echodevices.
It’s summer and that means doors and windows are opening more, so here is a smarter way to get rid of flying pests without the use of insecticides.
Raid® Essentials Flying Insect Light Trap
The Raid Essentials Light Trap harnesses continuous light technology to attract flying pests without the use of insecticides. Once attracted, flying insects are trapped by an adhesive backing hidden by the Essentials Shield. It is effective against fruit flies, mosquitoes, gnats, and moths and provides 24/7 continuous attraction for up to two weeks.
- Available for purchase at Amazon, Target and Walmart.
- For more information, visit www.raid.com/en-us/products/raid-essentials-flying-insect-light-trap.
This summer, work on your tan and not on your pool…yes, there is a robot for this!
Aiper, the leading global creator of innovative, cordless robotic pool cleaners, is on a mission to bring vacation home to your backyard. Unmatched in power and performance, the Seagull Pro is Aiper’s most advanced cordless, robotic pool cleaner. It features the world’s first powerful quad-motor and is equipped with patented WavePath™ Navigation Technology to systematically clean both your pool floor and walls in about three hours! The Seagull Pro does the dirty work of cleaning up dirt, leaves and debris so you can enjoy your pool instead of spending time cleaning it.
Change the vibe of any room with smart lighting—with a bulb that syncs to music and displays multiple vibrant colors at once.
Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Bulb
Want to take your lamps and fixtures to the next level? With the new GE-branded Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Bulbs you can display up to four colors at once, play vibrant light shows, and sync bulbs to move with your music.
Cync Dynamic Effects Smart Bulbs feature millions of vibrant colors (plus white tones, too) light shows and on-device music syncing to create the perfect atmosphere—ideal for kid’s bedrooms, entertaining, and gaming.
The Cync app, powered by Savant, puts convenient control at your fingertips while home or away.