17 Jun Bright Ideas: The Best New Household Gadgets
The world’s richest entrepreneurs may be obsessed with building fancy spaceships, but we’re more interested in tech that makes everyday life easier.
Thankfully, there is an array of useful new household gadgets on the market. Here are four of the best.
With iRobot’s Braava Jet M6, you’ll never have to mop up spilt milk or sweep up biscuit crumbs again. This nifty robot can wet mop or dry sweep your hard floors all by itself, meaning you can relax while it manoeuvres around furniture and into hard-to-reach corners. It has a timer, too – so you can set the M6 to clean the floors while you’re out. Result!
The key to remote security
Have you ever gone out for the day and panicked, thinking that you may have forgotten to lock the front door? With the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, you’ll never worry again. It’s a sleek gadget that you retrofit to your existing deadbolt. It then tells you, via an app, if your door is locked or not. You can also use the app to lock or unlock your door remotely, so if you have forgotten to lock up, you can rectify this immediately. It also means you can let tradespeople, cat sitters or dog walkers in when you’re out.
Say goodbye to waiting ages for your phone or laptop to charge; with the latest chargers, you can get the job done in half the time. There are many products on the market, but if you have Apple devices, check out Belkin’s USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger. PC Magazine recently named it Best Product for Charging Apple Devices as it can bring an iPhone back up to 50% battery in just 30 minutes.
The Sage Combi Wave 3-in-1 is ideal if space is tight in your kitchen. The ultimate multi-tasker, the Sage Combi is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven. The air frying function means you can cook crispy fries (without deep-fat frying), while you can whip up crunchy cookies or brownies with the convection mode. You can also defrost, reheat and grill, so most of your cooking bases are covered with this piece of kit.
So, what’s your favourite household gizmo, then? Tell us in the comments below.