connectVideoHoliday tech gift guide: The Do’s and Don’ts of the use of smart gadgets for your home
Of SodaStreams and a coffee machine robot vacuum cleaners, there are a lot of smart gadgets for your home. Fox News delivers the do’s and don’t of buying and using these gadgets for your house.
The rooms of the holiday season are usually decorated with family, fun, and GIFTS. Many of those presents will likely include technology to streamline your daily life in a myriad of ways. Of smart lighting of the rooms in your house brewing and grinding your coffee at any time of the day, here are a few gifts to give to a loved one or yourself!
1. AURA DIGITAL PHOTO FRAMES
The number of photos you snap on your smartphone can be overwhelming, but Aura has a way for you to seamlessly enjoy all of your selfies with the digital photo frame line-up and app. Aura delivers on the ‘smart’ Wi-Fi photo frame with the highest resolution of a digital photo frame in the market.
The Aura app lets you choose which photos you want to appear on your frame, and they appear with NO memory card required. A fun feature of the frame a ‘gesture control’, so if you’re not in the mood for the photo you are viewing, you can simply wave your hand in front of the frame, and the photos switch. No sweat if you are worried about the fact that energy is aware, there is an auto-dimming function with an auto-sleep setting so that the frame is not the scroll through the photos in the night.
Price: from $250-$399, available on auraframes.com
2. EUFY ROBOVAC 30C
Clean up materials, keep your already-clean house, and endlessly entertain your furry friend with the Eufy RoboVac 30C. The Eufy 30C is powered by an app-remote control, which allows for a multitude of convenient features, such as a weekly schedule, and my robot.’ In addition, the integration of the EUFY 30C with your smart home, because it connects to Wi-Fi. It has Alexa and Google Assistant Voice Control integration, which makes it compatible with most smart assistants.
Price: $299.99, available on Amazon.com and eufylife.com
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3. GOURMIA GCMW4750 COFFEE MAKER
For a beverage that no one wants to wait, Gourmia has you covered in multiple ways. The company GCMW4750 COFFEE MAKER is a all-in-one and combines a grinder and brewer to deliver fresh coffee to start your day with a fresh foot. The coffee maker is for the program button allows you to program your coffee even when you slumber.
Price: $139.99, available at www.gourmia.com
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4. PHILIPS HUE SMART COLOR LIGHTS
Philips Hue provides an easy way to light up the dullest room in your house (and/or the light from that special mirror you may or may not use for Instagram photos). The Philips Hue app controls the Lightstrip Plus, which makes the lighting suitable for even the most hard-to-reach places. The app offers you the option to change the brightness and colors, that is also ideal if there is a certain mood or scene that you are trying to set.
Price: $69.99, available at www2.meethue.com
5. SODASTREAM FIZZI ONE TOUCH
Watch your water carbonate within a few seconds, and never without a vodka-soda mixer with Sodastream is Fizzi One Touch. The Fizzi gives you three choices of carbon dioxide levels with a slimmer than the previous SodaStream machines. The machine is easy to use, from the drawers for the operation and that makes it a great gift for hosts of all ages.
Price: $129.99, available at sodastream.com
Emily DeCiccio is a producer for Fox News Digital Originals. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyDeCiccio.