We all need to go greener and reduce our carbon footprint, but this doesn’t mean that we need to suffer or spend a lot of money. There are some great eco-friendly smart gadgets out there; everything from a water or air powered cooling system for your bed to an electronic smart plug.
Check out our 8 top eco-friendly smart gadgets for the home designed to help you live a better life and to save you money as well.
1) Smart Plug Wemo
Leaving electrical appliances on in your home when you don’t need to is a massive waste of energy and money. The Wemo switch from Belkin is a simple plug that you control by an App. It gives you control over your electric appliances from afar and enables you to switch on and switch off whenever you need to. Whether you need to check that you have switched off all your appliances safely or you just want to avoid waste, the smart plug gives you peace of mind and helps you save money.
2) Rainbird Sprinkler System
This home watering system enables you to irrigate your garden without wasting water and only when needed. With the rainbow sprinkler system, you can maintain your garden and keep it looking lush even when you are not at home to do it yourself. The system is fully compatible with ios or android and is easy to set and program. You can set up irrigation schedules, and there is a humidity and temperature reading so you can know when to water and when to leave it. Rainbird is an established agricultural irrigation company founded in 1933 in the USA, so you have the confidence that you are buying from a well-known specialist in irrigation.
3) Ooler Sleep System
Keeping cool in your bed when the weather is hot can be expensive, especially if you need to run the ac or use an energy-consuming electric fan. The Ooler Sleep System is a hydro-powered cooling system for your bed that enables you to regulate bed temperature via the control pad or App. The temperature range is between 55 degrees to 115 degrees F (13-46°C), providing the perfect temperature for sleeping whatever the weather conditions and whatever your personal preferences.
Easy to fit any size of the bed, you can choose from 1 person or 2 person settings. If you are not sure, you can try a free 90 day trial period before you buy.
4) The Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat
Regulating the temperature in your home with the Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat will keep you comfortable and save you money as well. The smart thermostat can detect cold spots and warm spots and automatically self adjusts to keep things at the level you want. It also detects whether a room is occupied or empty and adjusts the temperature accordingly. The smart thermostat is suitable for use with your heating and with your ac and comes with built-in Alexa.
5) Anker PowerPort SolarPanel
These days we all spend too much time and energy charging our devices and phones, and in most homes, somebody is always charging their phone. The Anker PowerPort Solar Panel helps you harness the power of solar energy with this portable and fully foldable solar panel. Suitable for charging two devices at once, you can take it with you or leave it at home.
6) Pur Ultimate Faucet Filtration System
We might all want the benefits of bottled water, but buying all those plastic bottles is not suitable for the planet and is expensive as well. The Pur Ultimate Faucet Filtration System fits onto your kitchen tap and removes contaminants such as lead, mercury, and pesticides from your water. Fully controllable via an App, the filtration system also enables you to monitor your water consumption.
7) Waterhawk Smart Rain Shower Head
The Waterhawk Smart Rain Shower Head helps you monitor your water consumption in the shower. It features an LED display that tells you how much water you are using and the temperature, and because this information is stored for 10 minutes after each shower use, it means you can find out just what is going on in your bathroom. Ideal for families and mixed occupancy homes, it helps you keep on top of your bills and reduce water waste and heating costs.
8) The Caia Robot Lighting system
This one isn’t fully in production yet, but it may help transform your home lighting of the future. This eco-friendly smart gadget promises to wow you with its modern-day technology. The Caia works by harnessing sunlight via a moveable solar panel that tracks the sun. The power is then sent into your home, where it is used to provide lighting. This means it is free to use and will save energy as well.
Although the Caia is currently only in development, this attractive light solution looks like one of the most popular eco-friendly smart gadgets to note for the future.
There you have it. A list of eco-friendly smart gadgets for the tech and environment enthusiasts.