GEAR THAT MAY JUST MAKE YOUR DOMICILE SMARTER THAN YOU ARE

BY EVAN MONROE

Nest Protect

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

Nest Protect

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

Moen U Shower

Ara Toothbrush

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

Ara Toothbrush

Herve Spread

HiMirror

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.
$259 amazon.com

HiMirror Plus

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

Helia Bulb_1

Catspad

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

Catspad

Thermomix

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.
$2,100 thermomix.com

Thermomix