The Latest Smart Home Trends.
POSTED: July, 24, 2019
There was a time not too long ago when the notion of a completely ‘smart’ home seemed all too futuristic and technologically advanced. Products like Amazon’s Alexa skyrocketed in popularity as the latest must-have gadget but it still seemed as though they were being used for fun and possibly just a gimmick. Jump forward to 2019 and not only is the fully integrated smart home a reality; it actually has a lot of benefits in helping us with our day-to-day lives. From fridges that display your calendar to energy-saving gadgets and smart furniture, there’s no denying that the trend for smart home technology is on an upward trajectory and shows no sign of slowing down.
THE ERA OF THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Alexa, Echo, Google Home, Siri… the past few years have seen the introduction and integration of the virtual assistant into our lives and homes. Whilst we might still be using them to play music or answer amusing questions, there’s no denying that they have become an integral part of the smart home. With the ability to control the lighting, heating and sound in your home as well as do your online shopping for you, the virtual assistant is fast becoming the number one smart home device.
Forget about ugly cables and bulky devices, smart furniture has taken a turn for the better. From sleek desks to intelligent sofas, clever furniture design has become increasingly tasteful, meaning you don’t have to compromise on style. Take the San Francisco Smart Scandi Desk for example; the perfect combination of practicality and style, this elegantly shaped desk features Bluetooth-compatible speakers, two USB ports, an AUX port, and wireless charging. Here at ROM we pride ourselves on offering our customers the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and style, and there were no exceptions when we developed our smart sofa control app Aladin or the EasyTouch remote control for our latest ranges.
SMART LIGHTS & ENERGY SAVERS
As we become increasingly aware of our energy consumption, tech companies are developing intelligent ways to help us manage our home lifestyle. From programmable thermostats that can be controlled via an app to automated lighting technology, it seems as though smart home technology is becoming smarter than ever and will soon tie up every aspect of our home life.
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