In the 1999 movie, Smart House, high school science whiz, Ben Cooper, win’s a computerized “Smart House” in an online contest. The house is designed to make his widowed father’s life easier but when Ben tampers with the house, it takes on a personality of its own – one that quickly becomes out of control, using Personal Applied Technology this “mother figure” is possessive, stubborn and uncontrollable. Leaving Ben in a hilarious battle of wits to “out-smart” the Smart House.
Back then, the idea of a Smart House seemed like a far-fetched notion – and a scary one at that. Today, that notion is coming ever closer to reality. In fact, Best Buy has brought to life a smart Tech Home in the Mall of America where people can touch and try the latest technology products in a homelike environment. It’s packed with products like Samsung, Canon, NETGEAR, Philips Hue, Sony, Sonos, and Savant. One of it’s coolest lineups is Samsung SmartThings. With Samsung SmartThings, you can make life easier and control and monitor from anywhere – with your smartphone. Pretty smart, eh?
9 Smart Home Products Every Techie Family Needs
Samsung – 65 LED Curved Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
This gorgeous 64.5inch Smart TV with a curved screen and 4k quality means you get a gorgeous picture from any angle.
Savant Universal Remote
We are forever losing the remotes in our house. There are just too many of them. Eliminate a few or a bunch with this curved Universal Remote – it connects with over 380,000 entertainment device and offers voice-command buttons.
Samsung SmartThings Hub
With the Samsung SmartThings Hub you can use your smartphone as a remote for your home’s smart thermostat, locks, lights and other smart devices when you download the SmartThings app.
Samsung SmartThings Smart Outlet
Use your smartphone to control a light, electronic device or appliance that’s connected to this smart outlet. Just pair the outlet with your SmartThings hub and plug it in to get started. You’ll also receive alerts when lighting or electronics are left on. You won’t worry about whether or not you unplugged your flat iron ever again!
Samsung 4-Door Flex Smart French Door Refrigerator
We. Love. Ours. The Family hub is genius and helps manage our home and life with Food Management, Family Connection and Entertainment capabilities – all controlled from a 21.5 Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen on a beautiful 4-Door Flex Refrigerator.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit
Set custom home lighting preferences with this Philip’s Hue white ambiance starter kit. A single bulb provides various shades of natural white light that ranges from warm and relaxing to cool and energizing. Connect up to 50 lights and seven dimmer switches with a Philips Hue bridge, included with the kit! Check out our video and review here.
NETGEAR Arlo Smart Home HD Security Cameras
Safeguard your home or business with this 4-pack of motion-activated NETGEAR Arlo Smart Home VMS3430-100NAS security cameras, which enables you to capture 720p video footage both during the day and at night. Check out our review here.
Samsung Curved Soundbar System
This Samsung Curved Soundbar boasts 320W of power to deliver crisp, clear sound. Pair it with additional side speakers for a larger listening area.