In April this year, it was reported that the Public Utilities Board (PUB) is seeking proposals for the supply of smart shower devices for 10,000 new homes. With the increase in smart gadgets in the market, it is likely that this is only the beginning of a more technology-centric way of life and there is only more to come from here on out. Here are some useful smart home appliances that you should invest in.
The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more. With its seven far-field microphones, it can hear you from across the room and even in noisy environments and can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Basically the mother of all smart home gadgets, you’ll have a centralised device to keep all your other home appliances in check.
Available at $49.99 from Amazon.
iRobot Braava 380t
The iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot dry and damp mops your floors for you using disposable or reusable microfiber cleaning cloths. Braava 380t’s NorthStar® Navigation System helps the gadget keep track of where it has cleaned and where it needs to clean. In a single cleaning cycle, Braava 380t dry mops up to 1,000 square feet and damp mops up to 350 square feet.
Available at $598 from Harvey Norman Singapore and www.irobot.com.sg.
Tefal’s Tweeny 2-in-1
Providing crisp results even on the thickest garments and most delicate and sophisticated fabrics, the Tweeny is a revolutionary iron for both flat ironing and vertical steaming. Its smart technology ensures the perfect combination of temperature and steam output for the efficient ironing of all fabrics and also automatically enters standby mode when left idle for eight minutes, preventing the risk of fabric burns.
Available at $189 from Courts.
LG InstaView Fridge
This mega fridge has cameras on its interior which allow you to see through the doors and check if you’re low on any items, just by accessing the touch panel. Recipes are also available right on the fridge’s door and all this information can be accessed on your smart phone. In addition, its Auto Open Door feature is a smart sensor detector at the refrigerator’s foot. Just step on the “Door Open” light projection on the floor in front of the refrigerator and the door will gently open.
Available at $4499 from Harvey Norman and Courts.
EvaDrop Smart Shower
EvaDrop is the world’s first smart shower. It has a specialised sensor which cuts oﬀ water ﬂow when the desired temperature is reached. It also comes with a built in timer so you can set your desired shower length and track your water usage from your smart phone too.
Available for pre-order at $199 from evadrop.com.
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Eva Drop is a $200 smart-shower device designed to save you water! . Give the Eva Drop your desired temperature and when you turn your shower on it will stop the flow of water once it reaches that temp. The water flow will change depending on what you're doing and where you are in your shower. When you're directly under the shower head, perhaps washing your hair, it will be 100% water flow. When you stand towards the back of your shower, Eva Drop will turn off the water. . Eva Drop is not a replacement for your shower head, so you can continue using your favorite one. The mobile app allows you to set time goals for your shower and will track the amount of water you use. Eva Drop will remind you when you are approaching your goal time in the shower.
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