At Walker Real Estate, we’re passionate about technology and innovation. That’s one of the reasons why our digital presence is so strong, and we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to improve. We love cool gadgets and tools that make life easier, so we thought we’d share four gadgets that you need in your Kelowna home today…
The Nest Learning Thermostat is not only good for your wallet, it’s good for the planet too. This device learns your ideal temperature and then creates a schedule that fits your needs. Studies have shown, as you might imagine, that this helps reduce energy costs. You can also look to see how much energy you have used/saved. This awesome thermostat is very ‘Jetsons’ and will make your home cool in more ways than one.
I’m sure we’ve all seen a version of a robot vacuum by now, but the Neato Robotics product line takes things to the next level. Neato’s robot vacuums are Wi-Fi enabled meaning you can use an app on your smartphone to clean from anywhere at anytime. How cool is that? You can review where the robot has cleaned, start, stop, pause and schedule cleaning all from your smartphone.
Google is often at the cutting edge of innovation, and their Google Home product is no exception. Google Home is essentially your very own hands-free Google assistant. You can do so much with this voice activated speaker, from asking questions and getting answers, managing tasks, scheduling events, getting travel and news updates and performing calculations to listening to music. You can do so much with this great piece of technology!
Nest get a second mention on our list, but they really do make some incredible gadgets for the home. Their indoor security camera provides 24/7 live video of your home straight to your smartphone. It has a great night vision feature and also enables you to speak and listen through the camera system via the app (it has a built-in microphone and speaker) – Rover might think he’s ok to jump up on the couch, but you’ll be able to tell him otherwise. It will also send you activity alerts and snapshots straight to your phone.
Our world moves at a fast pace, and that’s just one of the reasons why you should talk to a Kelowna real estate expert before buying or selling your home. We keep our collective fingers on the pulse, so you can relax in the knowledge that we’re in your corner and we know our stuff. If you have any questions about the Kelowna real estate market, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.