6 AI-Based Gadgets To Make Your Home Smarter
In the tech industry, the terms “Internet of Things” and “Artificial Intelligence” are used. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Google, Microsoft’s Cortana, and even Samsung’s Bixby are the first voice-activated personal home assistants. But you’ll be surprised to see how these technologies are making their way into things you use every day at home.
Many of these are synced through the above assistants to make devices work better, and we’re not just talking about smartphones. Suppose you are a tech-savvy Indian who wants to stay on top of the latest smart home devices. Here are six smart devices with AI that you need to put on your wish list:
Mi Smart Water Purifier
Xiaomi, a Chinese phone company, is now selling white goods in India. The Mi Smart Water Purifier is their best-selling product. The reverse osmosis and UV purification system uses 42 watts of power and can hold up to 7 liters of water.
In a market full of different models, Xiaomi’s water purifier stands out because it has smart technology that lets you track the TDS (total dissolved solids) level in the water. Not only that, but with the Mi Home App on your phone, you can also keep track of how long each of the three filter cartridges will last and get other information about how well the water is being cleaned.
Samsung The Frame TV
What could be better than a TV that can also be hung on your walls as art? Samsung’s The Frame TV comes in three different sizes and uses QLED technology. It also comes with an art mode that lets it show some of the most famous works of art worldwide. But the smart AI technology is what gets us excited. The Frame TV has an Active Voice Amplifier that automatically adjusts the volume and clarity based on how loud and clears the sound in the room.
With the MultiView function, you can also put two streams on the screen simultaneously. Once your TV is connected to your smartphone, you can cast or mirror videos, songs, and pictures to it. Voice assistants were the first AI devices to be used in the home, so The Frame TV can also be connected to your favorite voice assistant, like Google, Alexa, or Bixby, for easy integration. The sleek One Remote Control lets you search for your favorite content, from your set-top box to game consoles, apps, and even live TV.
Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Fire Stick is a best seller worldwide with more than 40 million active users. It is a good value for the money and has become a household name in urban India. With so many smart TVs on the market, Fire Stick has gone a step further to add more features, with Alexa being the most important one. You can use voice commands to find specific content on apps like YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar, Zee5, Voot, JioCinema, and Apple TV. You can also play games like Candy Crush and Minion Run, which have a lot of fans.
Crabtree Home Automation
Basic home automation would be the next step that makes the most sense in a home that can use AI. Your lights, fans, security, and other electrical devices work when you speak to them or press a central button. Crabtree, made by Havells, has a full home automation system with sensors, customizable panels, wireless modules, and video door phones.
It has a wide range of smart sensors, such as outdoor, temperature and humidity, air quality, and PIR sensors that can be mounted on the ceiling. Aside from the comfort and convenience of the system, one of the most important benefits of home automation is that it saves energy by using tools like logic control, which can sense your presence and turn devices on or off.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cold
Dyson has become a big name in the home appliances and small appliances market. Their hot and cold air purifier is a good example. It is a heater and fan without blades that also cleans the air. Dyson says that the unit can get rid of 99.95% of harmful pollutants in a room.
It performs this with the support of three smart sensors built-in and tells you the air’s temperature and quality in real-time. The Dyson Link app also gives you real-time reports on the quality of the air inside and outside and the temperature, humidity, and filter life. Dyson Pure Hot + Cold works with Alexa, so you can use voice commands to change the temperature settings.
US company iRobot made the first Roomba, a robot that cleans floors, in the early 2000s. It was a moment hit and has since gained a cult following. The little round robot scurries around the house and vacuums up dust, dirt, and fur, which amazes and entertains you. As technology got better, Roomba got better, too.
Today, it can map your room and its furniture to figure out how to clean around them. An app will let you set a timer to turn on the device, and the device will transmit you a letter when it’s done. Even better, it will clean itself. We don’t know what else would be smarter than that!