Planning a short vacation or even a weekend away, we often feel that we are either missing to bring something to occupy the kids or want to keep a little close eye on the home virtually.
Depending on how long you are away, here are a couple of tech gadgets you can invest in to give you some peace of mind. The ideal smart home that offers convenience and security.
Keep an eye on the house with these:
ECOVACS DEEBOT N8 PRO
AUD $799 | Godfreys, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, The Good Guys
Meet your new handyman, the DEEBOT N8 PRO. Jampacked with the latest tech from ECOVACS, such as the TrueDetect 3D, TrueMapping Technology and OZMO Mopping System. This soon-to-launch robot vacuum has a powerful cleaning performance with ultra-high 2600Pa suction power and a surprisingly low noise level. The TrueDetect 3D Technology gives precise object avoidance for undisrupted cleaning alongside the OZMO™️ Mopping System, which can efficiently clean the whole house without repeated stops to top up the water tank. Compatible with your favourite smart speaker, experience convenient, hands-off controls by simply asking your robot to clean or use the smartphone app for personalized cleaning and scheduled control.
+ Auto Emptying Station sold separately for $399
Tech 4 Pets 7L Smart Pet Feeder with Camera
AUD $299.99 | PETStock, Laser Co
The Tech4Pets Smart Pet Feeder with Full 1080P HD Camera (7L) gives your pet a full meal each day even if you are not home. The food bucket has a capacity of 7L, enough to provide up to 10 meal portions every day. With the Laser SmartHome App on your mobile phone, you can automatically set up your pet’s mealtime and do them remotely. You can also send push notifications, record footage, send a live video feed to your phone, and listen and speak to your pet. You can also set up motion detection to alert you when your pet is around the feeder, so you’ll know if they need your attention.
Tech 4 Pets 4G Smart Pet Tracker
AUD $199.99 | PETStock, Laser Co
The Tech4Pets 4G Smart Pet Tracker allows you to keep an eye on your pet anytime, wherever you are. With the SeTracker2 App, you can use a geofence to send an alert to you if your pet leaves a preset safety area. In case of an emergency, press and hold the SOS button to call you immediately, and if you do not answer, the pendant tracker will circularly call three preset emergency numbers. The GPS and historical route tracks your pet’s exact location anytime. The power-saving mode pauses the tracker if your pet is not active or resting to save on battery.
Laser SmartHome Wireless Pan & Tilt Smart Security Camera
Discrete and compact, the Laser Smarthome Full HD Pan/Tilt Camera is the perfect security solution to keep an eye on kids & pets at home or as an indoor surveillance camera for a small business. Rest assured with the advanced motion detection and night vision capabilities of the Laser Smarthome Full HD Pan/Tilt Camera. Unexpected movement day or night, the camera will send you an alert via the app. If something happens in your home, you’ll be the first to know about it. With Pan/Tilt functionality, you can control the camera to show exactly what you want.
CONNECT Water Controller
AUD $179.95 | JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman
Maintain your lawn or garden intelligently with the CONNECT Smart Water Controller. Simply install the CONNECT SmartHome app, and you can ensure your plants receive the right amount of water from anywhere and anytime at the touch of a button. Set smart schedules and timers to keep your plants healthy and minimize water wastage. The CONNECT SmartHome app also allows you to automate watering based on your local weather conditions, sitting back and enjoying the results.
Buckle up and don’t forget to bring these:
Belkin SoundForm Mini On-Ear Wireless Headphones for Kids
AUD $39.95 | Big W in Black, Blue or White
Perfect for when your kids are watching videos or listening to music from the back seat, these premium kids’ headphones are designed especially for them. They feature easy pairing and intuitive controls, a volume cap of 85dB* that keeps them safe during longer listening sessions, and a battery life of up to 30 hours.
Belkin Magnetic Car Vent Mount
AUD $54.95 | JB Hi-Fi, Belkin and other leading retailers across AUS & NZ
For those looking to keep their eye on the road for the long drive this Easter, the Magnetic Car Vent Mount safely keeps iPhone 12 models conveniently and securely on display through all the road’s bumps and bends. The sturdy base and vent clip keeps the user’s mounts safely in place, while a powerful magnetic module provides easy one-handed mounting. Users can start their playlist in portrait and flip to landscape with a wrist twist for navigation. When the trip gets long, plugging in is easy with intuitive cable management that keeps the charging cable out of the way while still within reach.
Belkin BOOSTCHARGE Powerbank 10K Multiport
AUD $59.95 | Belkin, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and other major retailers
The Belkin BOOSTCHARGE Powerbank 10K Multiport comes equipped with a 10,000 mAh battery to give up to an additional 36 hours of battery life to your smartphone and charge multiple devices at once. The 10,000 mAh battery delivers 15W across one USB-C and two USB-A ports to keep you linked in and powered up; together.
Laser Portable DVD Player 10” Screen
AUD $119 | Big W
Laser’s Portable DVD Player is sure to be a hit if a packed back seat is always a recipe for sibling arguments. Able to play movies from DVDs or a USB drive, the options are endless for hours of entertainment. With large 7-10 inch LCD screens, the DVD Player can be recharged via a wall or car power adaptor and complete with earphones in the box, you can enjoy the peace in the car while the kids quietly watch their favourite show in the backseat.
TCL TAB 10S 2022
AUD $399 |Big W, Bing Lee, Mobileciti
Featuring a powerful chipset for great performance, 64GB of internal memory that can be expanded, intelligent eye protection and the stunning NXTVISION Display that TCL Mobile is known for, the 10-inch TCL TAB 10S offers a portable entertainment alternative no matter where you are. Standard inclusions of a Stylus Pen and Flip Protective Case mean it’s ready to go straight out of the box!