Everyone loves a good gadget. Sometimes it can be absolutely mind-boggling to see what human genius and innovation is capable of. And when you find out what some of these gadgets can do for you, it is amazing that they have flown under the radar. After all, what is the point of a cool gadget, if not to make our lives easier? Well, they are under the radar no more, as here is a rundown of 10 gadgets that make for a more efficient life.
The Waterpebble is a gadget that is designed to help you to be more efficient in the shower. The point is that it helps you to save water by gradually cutting back on the time that it takes you to shower each day. It will record the length of your normal showers, and cut back on the time gradually using a traffic light system.
Home Security App
Home security company Vivint provides a free app with its home security systems that allow you to control every feature with your iPhone or other device. The cool thing about it is that you can also integrate your security with other features, such as your thermostat and lighting, making your home even more efficient.
When you are travelling, trying to find a wifi connection can be like searching for the holy grail. But imagine if you could carry one with you in one compact device. That is what a mobile hotspot will give you, and you can use it for up to five wifi-enabled devices at any one time.
Smart technology and fashion has been merging ever since the release of the iPhone, but this latest gadget really takes it above and beyond. USB cufflinks are now available for purchase, and they are available for any price range. Top of the line editions are silver, and act as a wifi hotspot as well as a USB flash drive. These run close to $300 however, so be careful not to lose them!
Virtual Keyboard Keychain
You could be forgiven for thinking that this was something out of a sci fi movie, but this virtual keyboard lets you type on any flat surface, and fits perfectly on a keychain, making it ideal for efficient travel.
HDMI pocket projector
Another excellent gadget for efficient travel, this High Definition projector will project the picture on your device up to 60 inches. If you have an iPhone or Apple product however, you will need an adaptor.
Mini Surge Protector
This surge protector is light and compact, and even has outlets for USB charging.
Now our homes can even clean themselves. Don’t have time to vacuum? No matter, set the Roomba to work, and it will clean your floors for you. It works on just about any surface, and requires minimal supervision.
The Nest is a smart thermostat that takes energy efficiency to a new level. It allows you to program your habits into it, and it will remember them in the future, adjusting the temperature accordingly. You can also link it to your iPhone and control it remotely.
Solar Power Window Blinds
Surprisingly, there are actually a few variations on the theme of solar-powered window blinds. These particular blinds move with the sun, allowing maximum sunlight, keeping the room cool, and converting to solar light when it is dark.
Lindsey Patterson is a freelance writer who specializes in technology and the latest social trends, specifically involving social media.