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5 Smart Home Gift Ideas

Searching the Internet to find unique gifts for that special friend, family member or colleague? We’re here to help! In this section we provide you with five hand-picked smart home gift ideas perfect for every occasion. Browse our list to discover innovative products that match many special interests.

For Trendsetters: Know your home kit from SmartThings

SmartThings Hub and Sensors
SmartThings Hub and Sensors

The SmartThings starter kit is the ideal gift for your trendsetting friends. What started as a Kickstarter campaign quickly developed to one of the most advanced home automation products out there. The “Know your home” is the company’s basic kit designed to monitor everything that is going on in your home. It informs you when people, cars and pets arrive and leave or tells you if doors, drawers or valuable items have been moved.

The Animal-Lover: Petcube

Petcube with Labrador
Petcube with Labrador

Meet the Kickstarter backed project called Petcube. It’s much more than a virtual pet-game device. This smart gadget will help every stressed pet owner to maintain a viable long distance relationship with their furry friends. Watch, talk and play laser games with your furry friends through the mobile app anytime, anywhere. Go to www. Petcube.com to pre-order the perfect Christmas gift if you want to support this idea.

The Romantic: Free Goldee App + Phillips Hue

Philips Hue Wi-Fi LED Lamps
Philips Hue Wi-Fi LED Lamps

Get the most out of your Phillips personal wireless lighting system by combining it with the new lighting app called Goldee. Design beautiful light scenes or add dynamics to your light through this free and easy to use app. All light scenes are created by visual artists and will transform your home into a piece of art. Choose your favorite mood setting from hundreds of light scenes in Goldee’s lighting library.

The Chef: iKettle

iKettle © Copyright Firebox.com Ltd.
iKettle © Copyright Firebox.com Ltd.

Can’t start the day without your cup of coffee? Imagine you could stay in bed just a little longer and tell your kettle in the kitchen to start boiling the water? Whatever your hot-drink scenario might look like, the iKettle’s simple one-touch setup allows you to instantly control it from anywhere in your house with your smart phone. Plus, the four precise temperature settings will make sure you can enjoy an absolutely flawless brew, regardless of whether you prefer coffee (95°) or green tea (80°).

The Home-Builder: Smoke + CO Alarm Protect from Nest

Nest Protect: Wave your hand to hush the alarm
Nest Protect: Wave your hand to hush the alarm

Nest’s newly released Smoke and CO Alarm called Protect makes an excellent gift for the safety conscious home owner. The Protect is an innovative product. It does much more than alarm you in case there is danger in your home. Instead it lets you know where and what the problem is. And before it sounds an annoying alarm, Nest Protect gives you a friendly Heads-Up warning that you can silence with a wave of your hand.

Copyright Acknowledgements

Headline Picture: Withings Pulse (http://www.withings.com/en/press/mediakits) SmartThings: http://www.smartthings.com/about/media/ Petcube: http://petcube.com/mediakit/ Goldee: http://getgoldee.com/app/press_jan/ Philips Hue: http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/standard/news/resources/index.wpd iKettle: © Copyright Firebox.com Ltd (http://www.firebox.com/admin/press) Nest Protect: https://nest.com/press/

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