There are some gadgets and gizmos out on the market today that we could live a thousand years without and not know any different, even if we had given them a try before. On the other hand, there are some things that once you have tried will leave you wondering how you ever got this far without them. 

Here are the top three things which everybody needs to invest in as quickly as their pockets will allow. Forget the Smart Car or the Smart Phone - this is the age of the Smart Home. It’s worth it.

Wireless Speakers

If you haven’t got them already (or haven’t heard of them - where have you been?!) they are a definite investment. Not only can you transfer them with you from room to room, but you are not tied up with cables and having to find the right port for your phone or whatever else you’re plugging it into. Bluetooth has come quite a way since the gold old days of sending background images on your Nokia 3310, and your music can be playing in one room while you’re on the other side of the house with the device it’s picking it up from. Wireless speakers can also connect to your TV, giving an instant surround sound effect. You’ll never need to go to the cinema again! 

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Doorbell Cameras

Forget answering the door to uninvited guests salespeople or even the dreaded Mother-in-Law - the solution has been invented. Doorbell cameras transmit images to your smartphone, so you can check who’s knocking from the comfort of your own sofa. You can even set it up to talk to whoever is stood on your doorstep; long gone are the days of missed packages. It has other security uses too, as it the motion sensor will trigger an alert to your phone, which is perfect for letting you know if anybody is snooping about who shouldn’t be. Look at the best Alarm Reviews and compare for something that suits both your needs and your budgets. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without one! 

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Smart Thermostats

Technology is advancing to the point where not only can you control the heating in your home from your phone, but the thermostat will learn your patterns as best as it can and stick to them to save energy, money and your time. Pretty soon you’ll probably be able to walk in the door and a gadget will be able to sense your heating preferences from your aura (maybe this isn’t a joke…), but until then you can it’s easy to do with the click of a button.

There are a wealth of products that you can purchase to boost your home up to speed with the ever-changing times. You have nothing to lose from it, but instead everything to gain, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to transform your life bit by bit. When the options are there to make things easier, sometimes you’ve just got to take the plunge and go for them!