Smarter Devices

A wide range of connectivity standards like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, or Thread are used by the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices to establish data connectivity with a local network.  The number of smart devices and the technology demands Americans placed on their homes jumped dramatically in 2020 and it is expected to keep on increasing.  Smart products connect to the internet, so you can control them from your phone via a companion app.  Most will also work with various forms of voice control.  Connected devices includes laptops, tablets, and smartphones, along with video streaming devices and smart televisions, wireless headphones and earbuds, gaming consoles and smart home devices, fitness trackers and connected exercise machines, and endless others.  People make use of smart devices to adjust the temperature and lighting inside of their homes and to automatically close their garage door every night at a specific time.  Tomorrow’s smart homes are being built today, since new gadgets are popping up every day that will take innovation to the latest level because we can easily program them to respond to real-world events.  IFTTT (If This Then That) technology can link various internet-connected devices together so Amazon Alexa can communicate with Google Assistant.

Smart devices encompass much more than lights, cameras and door locking mechanisms tied into a home security system.  Most people do not need a Smart Toothbrush, as even the smartest toothbrush still relies on the person holding the brush, to manually correct any errors, but using this type of device can improve your brushing technique which should help you to achieve a healthier and cleaner smile.  Several companies are marketing these devices that work along with intelligent apps on your phone to monitor your brushing habits, brushing pressure, and guide you to brush better.  They allow you to choose the vibration level that suits you best and some have smart sensors that help you target spots that need extra care.

Robotic vacuums are more popular than ever as these self-propelled devices are good at picking up dirt and debris from carpets and hard floors.  A Lawn Smart Sprinkler system controls your sprinkler helping you to maintain your lawn.  An automatic self-cleaning litter box with a disposable litter tray can detect when your cats have done their business and it will do the cleaning for you, eliminating the need for daily scooping.  Electronic textiles or e-textiles are fabrics that enable electronic components such as batteries, lights, sensors, and microcontrollers to be embedded in them.  These are being used by people concerned with fitness, as these electronic devices will communicate with connected devices using a variety of sensors to gather the wearer’s biometric and physical data, such as body temperature and heart rate.  They can gain insights into your health status, sleep, and personal daily activities.

White tunable lighting systems give us the ability to control a light source’s color temperature output, by combining LEDs of different color temperatures into single bulbs or strips.  This groundbreaking lighting technology is also referred to as variable white, dim-to-white, hybrid white, or custom temperature lighting lets us use a remote control to select the desired color of white anywhere between the available range, or a different color.  Voice command tech will allow you to watch your favorite movie or listen to your favorite music and even let you change the volume.  A lot of people have smart beds with a mattress that has sensors to monitor sleep patterns, but there are also smart pillows that will wirelessly stream your choice of music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more through a set of speakers.  The smart coffee table has been designed to support our connected lifestyle with a refrigerator that makes chilled drinks handy Bluetooth speakers, USB charging ports, 110V outlets, and LED lights.  Smart devices can warm up your toilet seat or alert you when the bath water is at the perfect temperature.

We all have smart phones and smart TVs, and many people have smart watches, but smart technology is incorporated into almost everything now.  People have smart cars, smart refrigerators, smart washing machines, smart mirrors, robotic chefs that will cook for them and even smart air fryer ovens that will ensure their food is cooked evenly on the outside while remaining moist internally.  Respond to this Friday Faithfuls challenge by writing about the smart devices that you have, or the ones that you would like to own, or any story that involves smart devices.

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  1. Reblogged this on A Unique Title For Me and commented:

    I bought this software called Droid Transfer and then I downloaded the app to my phone. This is a Windows application which allows me to transfer my text messages, photos, music, contacts and calendars from my Android Phone to my PC. I have a smart watch, but I really don’t use it. I love my smart TV and I have an Echo Show 10 that I don’t use that much. What is your opinion about smart devices?

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  2. I love all these new devices, and the way they are connected. But honestly i do not want to become a part of a future Internet of Humans. 😉 So i also have a backup of all these old fashioned vintage devices too. Be prepared! 🙂 Best wishes, Michael

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