Home tech gadgets to smarten up your 2020

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A new wave of tech ‘smarts’ is coming to our home and everyday lives. While embracing new technology can be daunting, some of these gadgets help with our everyday living.

From cleaning, lighting, security, entertainment and even fitness, there are many useful devices perfectly poised to smarten up your lifestyle!

With so many options to choose from and the list will continue to grow. Let’s start with some of the basics we’ve found.

LASER Smart Doorbell

Respond to your visitors anywhere and anytime with the Laser Smart Video Doorbell. Get alerts at work via the free Smart Life App when a visitor is at your door, see and communicate with them via two-way audio and obtain video footage in case your next delivery is stolen. A useful addition to your home offering both convenience and security. $149.95 | Stockist: Big W, laserco.com.au

Ecovacs Robotics Deebot Ozmo 950

Cleaning up after us so that we don’t have to, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 is providing you with the ultimate combination of premium features. (You can revisit my previous review of the DEEBOT OZMO 900). A clever robot cleaner to deep clean your home/apartment of all sizes, this robot’s optimized cleaning system can mop and vacuum, picking up more dirt and reaching more areas. It has a longer battery capacity, allowing it a 3 hour run time and will charge and resume cleaning when it runs low. All controllable via the ECOVACS app or with voice command through Amazon Echo or Google Home, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 is your ultimate, slim design, wet and dry, cleaning companion. $999 | Stockist: JB Hi Fi, ecovacs.com

Smart Diffuser

Let the aromatic mist permeate through your home or office with the touch of your smartphone or voice command via virtual assistants thanks to the Connect Smart Diffuser. The diffuser can be used with or without essential oils to either distribute relaxing scents or increase moisture levels to make any stale room feel more lively! Complete control allows you to set the timer, intensity and schedule of your 150mL capacity diffuser. Relax as stress and worries melt away with soothing scents from your Connect Smart Diffuser. $99.95 | Stockist: Harvey Norman

Belkin BOOST↑UP™ Wireless Charging Dock

Charge all of your devices at once, without the fuss! The BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Dock provides 3-in-1 charging to power your essential devices while you sleep. A 7.5-watt wireless charging pad fuels your iPhone at the fastest possible wireless speed for iPhone, while a 5-watt Magnetic Charging Module powers your Apple Watch. The dock supports Nightstand mode for the Apple Watch to enable the alarm clock feature as it charges. An additional 5-watt USB-A port allows you to simultaneously charge another device like AirPods or power bank, to create a three-device charging station all from a single AC outlet. $249.95 | Stockists: belkin.com/au

Laser Smart WiFi Plug

Automate and control your favourite household gadgets and appliances with the Laser Smart WiFi Plug with Dual USB Charger. The Smart Plug works with all of your devices to make your life easier, saving time, energy and giving you peace of mind. Gone are the days where you forget to turn off the lights. Monitor your devices via the free Smart Life App, you can also use your favourite virtual assistants to issue voice commands, giving you more time for your busy lifestyle. Included are 2x USB charging points to keep your mobile devices juiced up and ready to go! $29.95 | Stockist: Big W, laserco.com.au

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