GEAR THAT MAY JUST MAKE YOUR DOMICILE SMARTER THAN YOU ARE
BY EVAN MONROE
An industrial-grade smoke and C0 sensor, the Nest tests itself automatically, lasts up to a decade, and alerts users to problems with a human voice and smart phone prompt. $99 nest.com
U by Moen Smart Shower
Save that eternity waiting for the morning water to warm up by customizing your shower while still in bed. Just punch in settings from a smartphone, and the Moen will apply the preferred temp. $460 moen.com
The “first toothbrush with embedded AI,” Ara’s sensors monitor how long you use it each day and which areas of your mouth are brushed. This data is analyzed and recommendations made on how to up your oral hygiene game. $79 kolibree.com
It was only a matter of time, we suppose, until a smart mirror offered its own opinion of us. This one helps assess skin conditions like wrinkles, fi ne lines, dark circles, and spots, so that users can effectively and efficiently target problem areas.
Helia Smart Bulb
Just released, this new line of LED bulbs from Soraa aims to recreate the feel of natural sunlight. They emit bright blue light in the morning when you’re waking up and then slowly reduce the amount of blue (which can disrupt sleep patterns) until the sun sets, when it is eliminated entirely. $49 helia.com
This Wi-Fi-integrated cat feeder dispenses food and filtered water at the prompting of a mobile app. It senses rates of consumption and transmits data, alerting when holders need refilling. Currently in Kickstarter, but best guess is $199 when released. catspad.com
This German-made automated multi-cooker can weigh, blend, stir, whip, chop, and boil, combining, as its maker says, the work of 12 appliances in one.