Since we’re spending so much more time at home, why not consider giving it a smart upgrade? From the minute you wake up to the second you doze off after a busy day of WFH, we’ve compiled a list of smart products that’ll make life that much easier. Whether you need the kind of savvy technology that can whip up tasty (and healthy!) after-school snacks with the click of a button, alert your smartphone of allergens in the air or work to relieve aches and pains while you snooze, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to see our list of clever picks you’ll want to consider adding to your everyday routine!
The Eco-Friendly Mattress
Casper’s most supportive mattress is both good for you and good for the environment. Layers of breathable foam and cooling gel promise to keep you in the comfort zone, while a host of ergonomic zones cleverly relieve aches and pains while you slumber. Did we mention each mattress cover is made with up to 121 recycled bottles?
Wave Hybrid Mattress, from $1,845,
The Air-Purifying Fan
Say goodbye to pesky pollutants and hello to cleaner air with the help of this purifying tower fan by Dyson. Not only does it conveniently detect and report changes in air quality levels in real time to your Dyson Link app, its filter system works hard to remove gases and capture microscopic allergens and pollutants while you cool off.
Dyson Pure Cool HEPA Air Purifier and Fan Tower in White/Silver, $700,
The Futuristic Diffuser
This minimal Bluetooth-enabled diffuser uses cold-air diffusion technology to enhance the ambience of your home while providing all the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy. By connecting to your smartphone, you can save both energy and oil by setting the desired run time and scent intensity.
AroMini Bluetooth Home Diffuser in Gold, approx. $451,
The Energy-Saving Thermostat
Bring down your monthly energy bill with this intelligent indoor climate ecosystem. The smart thermostat retrofits any air conditioner or heatpump, and lets you turn off the AC via the app when you’re not home. Plus, its room sensor monitors temperature and humidity levels in every corner of the room, so you’ll be perfectly cozy wherever you are.
Sensibo Air + Room Sensor, approx. $258,
The Hidden Television
A TV that doubles as a work of art? Sign us up! Samsung’s latest smart TV — complete with a sleek, interchangeable frame that hangs just like a real one — lets you display your art collection in high definition. A motion sensor turns the display on when you’re around and off when you leave, to save energy.
43” 2020 The Frame 4K Smart TV, $1,400,
The Tech-Savvy Indoor Garden
Get used to a year-round supply of fresh veggies with an indoor garden that uses a method similar to coffee pods, except its biodegradable plant capsules are filled with NASA technology–inspired smart soil instead of your daily cup of Joe. Just plug it in and remember to fill the water tank every three weeks — in no time you’ll be munching on
homegrown salads for lunch.
Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden in White by Click and Grow, $130,
The Musical Lamp
Create the ultimate relaxation station with this two-in-one speaker and lamp — play your favorite tunes or podcasts from the palm of your hand with the Sonos app and control just how soft and glowy or intense you want the dimmable smart lighting to be.
Symfonisk Table Lamp with WiFi Speaker in White by Iina Vuorivirta and Andreas Fredricksson, $250,
The Smart Faucet
Washing your hands in the age of COVID-19 has never been more convenient. Moen’s clever kitchen faucet offers voice and hands-free activation; you don’t have to touch the handle to start or stop water flow. You can also precisely dispense water at any desired temperature up to 49°C — it’s as easy as saying, “Alexa/Hey Google, ask Moen to dispense 1 cup of hot water.”
Source: The Home Depot
Sleek Pull-Down Smart Kitchen Faucet in Matte Black by Moen, $720,
The 5-In-1 Air Fryer
Craving the crispy, golden brown texture of your favorite fried foods minus all of the calories? Thanks to this versatile kitchen gadget, which lets you air fry, roast, bake, dehydrate and reheat all in one, you can turn your guilty pleasures into healthy everyday meals (we’re looking at you, French fries). The built-in smart processor automatically adjusts cooking speeds for perfectly crisp results every time.
Source: Canadian Tire
Ninja Air Fryer, $190,
The Mindful Journal
Whether you want to dedicate more time in your day to exercising, practising
mindfulness or simply make sure you’re drinking enough water, the Habit journal can help. Toronto entrepreneurs Lulu Liang and Allie Mastoras’s science-based set of tools and exercises turn the art of making new habits (and breaking old ones) into something you can achieve in just one month — with just five minutes of journaling per day.
Source: Evergreen Journals
Habit Journal, $33,