Space is at a premium in a condo and every inch counts. Some of these gadgets are space savers and others are more convenience-oriented. And some are just plain cool.
If remembering to set the automatic timer on your coffee maker the night before is too much of a hassle, this coffee pot is for you. Set the timer from your smartphone with this coffee pot with Mr. Coffee. You can start the brewing process, adjust timers and set up reminders from the free WeMo app.
A Smart Plug, like this one from Aukey, can turn any device into a smart device. Connect it to the app and control whatever is plugged into it. It also works with Amazon Alexa so you can ask your coffeemaker to start up while you're still lying in bed.
Space is at a premium in a condo and if you happen to live in an older condo with a galley kitchen, you might not have a dishwasher. You also might not have any room under the counter to install one. Here is your solution - a countertop dishwasher.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the Amazon Echo and it's built-in, voice-activated, assistant, Alexa. She can order pizza, make a shopping list, play music, order online, tell you the news & weather, and much more. Alexa will even sing to you, play games with you, and tell you jokes. The Amazon Echo Dot is a smaller and more affordable version of the Echo but has the same functionality.
With a Smart Light Bulb, just screw it into any existing socket, download the app onto your phone, and connect the light bulb to your Wi-Fi. Now, you can dim the lights, schedule when to turn lights off and on, and make other adjustments all from the comfort of your smartphone. And if you have an Amazon Echo or Dot, you can just say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” and your wish is her command.
This slow cooker from Crock Pot comes equipped with WeMo technology which allows you to control the crock pot’s cooking settings from the free WeMo app. You can even switch the crock pot from “cook” to “warm” so that your dinner won’t get overcooked if you’re running late.
A Nest thermostat allows you to control the WiFi-connected thermostat from anywhere, home or away, via the Nest app. You can set it to learn mode and it can learn your schedule, setting the temperature accordingly. Either way, you will save money on your next heating or cooling bill.
Do you enjoy a glass of wine but don't want to open a whole bottle because you know won't drink it all and what you don't drink will go to waste? Then the Coravin wine preserver is for you. Drink any wine, any time, without ever pulling the cork. Whether you want a sip, a glass, or more, your last glass will taste just as amazing as your very first. How does it work? With an incredibly small needle and a touch of Argon gas, which allow users to pierce a cork, pour a glass and preserve the bottle like they never opened it.