Top 3 New Home Gadgets You Need Now

Google Home

Google just released its latest project, Google Home in Canada. This is a definite must-have gadget for your home to start designing your smart home. It’s similar to Siri and is impressively smart at answering contextual questions, including “what time is Tap and Barrel open until?”, followed by, “how long will it take to drive there now?”. It’s really quick to familiarize itself to your favourite things including music and podcasts. Its speaker can play a good quality of music without the touch of a button. You can pick them up now in Canada at most local tech spots including the Google Store, Best Buy, and Staples. It retails for $179.00.

Nest Thermostat
The Nest thermostat has a sleek design and will help you navigate through the different seasonalities of the year. It allows you to program temperatures in your home for different times of the day and night, as well as allowing you to quickly adjust the temperature on the fly from your smartphone. It is super convenient to tell you the exact temperature at your home and has features to help save energy such as automatically lowering the temperature when no one is home. It is available from the Nest Store, Amazon, and Home Depot. It retails for $329. 

Kevo Smart Lock
Another handy device for your home is the Kevo Smart Lock. How many times have you left the house only to second guess if you’ve locked the door? This handy gadget allows you to lock or unlock your door remotely with your smartphone. It is really helpful when your hands are full of groceries or if you need to let someone into your home but aren’t around. If you have kids, it can be really helpful to track who is home by checking who is opening the door. It is available through Home Depot, Home Hardware, and Canadian Tire. It retails for $249.99.

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