As technology becomes more ingrained in society, manufacturers are delivering innovative products that incorporate technology into many aspects of the house. From smart mirrors and thermostats to technology-forward appliances and video garage doorbells and keypads, new products on the market deliver the technology that homeowners are accustomed to in other aspects of their day-to-day lives.
From the new Zencha collection by Sebastian Herkner (shown above) to the circular shape of the Happy D.2 Plus collection by Sieger Design, Duravit’s smart mirrors are offered in a variety of sizes and shapes with dimmable light, defogging, and lighted-temperature variation features. Designed with technology rooted in circadian rhythm research, each mirror is equipped with light temperature variation ranging from 2,700 to 6,500 Kelvin and includes a contactless integrated panel. duravit.us
With a versatile, sleek design, the Innate Smart Toilet offers integrated bidet functionality, including front and rear wash; water pressure and temperature control; electrolyzed water rinsing; and automatic UV cleaning of the bidet wand. Innate also features an automatic open and close lid, automatic deodorization, and an automatic flush for a hands-free experience. Additional features include a night light, a warm air dryer, and an adjustable heated seat. kohler.com
Resideo’s Honeywell Home T10+ Smart Thermostat Kit offers control over humidification, dehumidification, and ventilation. The kits include the Honeywell Home T10+ Smart Thermostat, a floor/slab sensor, an equipment interface module, a wireless smart room and outdoor sensor, and a return and supply air sensor. RedLINK 3.0 technology enables a customizable solution from a single device. resideo.com
A cross between a video doorbell and a garage keypad, the myQ Smart Garage Video Keypad allows homeowners to see and control who opens a home’s garage. The keypad works with the myQ app, where users can create and manage PIN codes, set limits on when codes can be used, get notifications when the garage is accessed, and be alerted when someone or something is detected in the driveway. chamberlaingroup.com
The RG750 smartphone from RuGear is specifically designed for worldwide mission critical push-to-talk use. The RG750 is compatible with the 3GPP Release 12+ standard, features a topside channel selection tuning knob and a large push-to-talk button, making it ideal for use on the jobsite. The loudspeaker on the front of the smartphone is designed for noisy deployment scenarios and guarantees interference-free push-to-talk communication at 105dB output. ruggear.com
Fischer & Paykel
The Series 9 74-inch Integrated Triple Zone Refrigerator from Fisher & Paykel applies three evaporators to independently control three different areas of cool storage. Each zone can be configured to match the ingredients on hand with three modes: Chill (29 to 32 degrees), Fridge (34 to 44 degrees), and Pantry (52 to 56 degrees). The technology allows users to extend the shelf life of foods and reduces energy consumption by creating optimal environments for the food care system rather than employing a one-size-fits-all temperature. fisherpaykel.com/us/