Everybody and their mother has got a smartphone today (quite literally). However, if you think back mere 10 years back, could you have imagined almost an entirety of our planet carrying a touch-screen computer in their pocket?
It is evident, therefore, not only that the world is perpetually evolving, but that it is doing so at an ever-increasing velocity.
Home technologies are following in suit – ever since the microwave has become mainstream, we have accepted it as a trend, often taking for granted the fact that we don’t have to wait for our meals to be ready for longer than a couple of minutes. The dawn of the microwave, however, was over 6 decades ago and many new technologies have entered our homes in the 21st century.
Ever seen a futuristic movie where the actors use clapping in order to turn on the lights? You have probably even seen non-futuristic footage that have displayed the clapper lights technology! This is because it has been around for quite some time now. Today, the clapper lights have become somewhat affordable. But what about smartphones? Well, now you can control lighting remotely from your pocket device! How neat is that?
On the previous note, not so long ago, phones were used only for making calls. Then they turned wireless and then, suddenly evolved from our homes into the world. For a while, mobile phones have been used for calls and texting, slowly being introduced with new features, such as alarm clocks, calendars, etc. About a decade ago, their use significantly widened, once the apps were introduced and, nowadays, your phone can be used even for controlling your A/C! Sure, the regular remote control is great, but with your smartphone constantly by your side, now you can easily tweak your air conditioner!
Temperature control sheets
While on the subject of room temperature, let’s discuss the other polarity: the winter. Sure, most A/C devices have the heat setting, but nothing beats warm sheets. You can always wait a couple of minutes under your bedsheets to get warm, but how cool would it be to experience warmth as soon as you touch them. We have NASA to owe for the invention of temperature control sheets, with the idea having been developed for astronauts. It has finally been streamlined as of recently and it costs as little as $150! Quite an affordable price for this luxury! Leave the window open during the winter, without ever being cold in bed!
Ever been jealous upon seeing an episode of MTV’s Cribs? Tired of looking at celebrities bragging about their perfect home theatre? Well, in truth, these are no longer all-that expensive. Buy a couple of comfy chairs, a quality projector and paint the room in darker colors and voila! You’ve got a theatre in your very own home!
The life of entertainment has never been easier! TV was once a TV and a computer screen was, well, reserved for computers. Introducing the technology that will connect every screen into one, the smart TV is a brilliant (literally, HD-level brilliant) solution for every display within your home. Opt for a TV wall mount, in order to enjoy console games, PC games, movies, television even many other apps on your very own wall!
Sure, the top-notch 20th century security measures can easily prevent a 20th century burglar from entering your premises. The 21st century criminals have resorted to new means of robbing houses and your answer should be the same. Although the secure windows cost double the price of the regulars, safety cannot be measured in money. Additionally, these windows were made with hurricanes in mind, so your common burglar is no match for them.
The listed technologies aren’t something that only the rich can enjoy – Average Joe and Jane can easily afford them. If you too are the part of the Average family tribe, feel free to look into these technologies and make your life easier!