Smartphones aren't the only devices tech-savvy people swear by. In fact, their homes are chock-full of gizmos and gadgets that make life easier and more fun. From the alarm clock to the coffee table, here's our roundup of the smartest home accessories on the market.
1. An Alarm Clock You Can Shoot With a Laser Gun
This alarm clock comes equipped with a target you can shoot from under the covers with a plastic laser gun. The alarm won't stop until you hit the bullseye — a task that requires real brain function. If you're too blurry-eyed to hit your mark, you can crawl out of bed and silence the noise manually. Either way, you'll be alert and ready to start your day.
2. A Keurig Coffee Maker
No mess. No grinding. No clean-up. Simply input the Keurig cup featuring the coffee flavor you fancy and watch it brew instantly — and neatly — before your eyes. It's sort of like a robot that makes your morning cup of joe.
3. A Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker in the Shower
No wires. No worries. Just great sound quality and all your favorite songs on deck. Not only that, but the Splash Tunes by FRESHeTECH also takes phone calls, allowing you to talk and listen through the same speaker that plays your wake-up playlist.
4. A Wireless Phone Charger
Simply drop your phone down on the circular pad and watch as it juices back up to full battery life. This charger by PowerBot is equipped with anti-slip grip technology to keep the phone from slipping or scratching off its home base.
5. A Lock You Can You Bolt From Miles Away
Introducing Lockitron, a slipcover for your front door deadbolt that can be locked and unlocked from anywhere in the world. The lock has built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to check the status of the lock while you're away at work or at play. You can even share the lock code with friends and family you trust. Unexpected visitors dropping by when you're not home? No problem. A quick unlock and relock is at your fingertips, even when you're on-the-go.
6. A Crock Pot You Control With Your Smartphone
This WeMo-powered crock can cook a mean pot roast — and you don't even need to be in the kitchen to supervise. Simply adjust the temperature and cook time from an app on your smartphone, or check the status of your meal so you know when you start setting the table.
7. A Thermostat That Learns Your Temperature Preferences
The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers the temperatures you like and programs itself to adjust to those temps at whatever time of day that you like. You can further control the device using your smartphone, telling it when to kick the heat up or down from wherever you may be. Never again will you come home to a chilly house.
8. A Light Bulb That Plays Music
The PlayBulb by MiPow is an LED light fixture that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. Using an app on your smartphone you can easily program the bulb to brighten and play vibrant music at your regular wake-up time or soften and play soft classical songs as you start to fall asleep.
9. An Electronic Spoon Scale
This spoon digitally measures up to 10 ounces for precision-perfect cupcakes. And it comes complete with a detachable scoop for easy cleaning.
10. A Coffee Table Embedded With A Touchscreen Computer
This coffee table by Mozayo has a 32 inch LCD HD screen with touchscreen technology as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet, and a hookup for your personal computer. There's even an anti-glare overlay so you won't have to squint while checking your email as the sun streams in through the living room window.
Anything missing from this list? What tech wizardry do you have in your house?