4 Fun Home Technology Gadgets From CES
While it started out as a purely electronic display, it has grown to include everything from automobiles and kitchen appliances to advances in health care and finance. This year was no different, with thousands of companies showcasing new technologies that range from the practical to the fanciful. However, some of the home technology gadgets stood out from the rest.
GE Appliances: Shift
GE Appliances unveiled two innovative kitchen concepts at CES: Shift and HomeGrown. These concepts combine unique design elements that are meant to enhance the human experience.
The “Shift” kitchen is designed to adapt to users of varying heights and abilities. For example, the counters change height for different users, who can log in with facial or voice recognition. This allows able-bodied adults to comfortably use the same kitchen that a child or someone in a wheelchair uses.
GE Appliances: HomeGrown
The “Home Grown” kitchen, on the other hand, focuses on sustainable living. This kitchen allows its owners to grow their own food in specialized areas. Once you have harvested your homegrown vegetables, you will be able to prepare and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Then, the state of the art technology will recommend the best way to compost your leftovers, allowing you to continue fertilizing and growing new fruits and vegetables for future meals.
Self-sealing trash can
If you are looking for a more practical kitchen gadget, you might be interested in the self-sealing trash can. With the press of a button, this trash can will tie off the current bag and replace it with a fresh, empty trash bag. Your trash will never overflow again, cutting down on the mess created when you try to tie off an overflowing trash bag yourself.
U by Moen Smart Faucet
If you often have your hands full when reaching for the sink, this might be the faucet for you. In addition to the traditional handle, this faucet can also be activated with a smartphone app or your voice or via a motion sensor.
Not only can you ask your faucet to turn on, but you can also even request that the water be a specific temperature or a specific volume. Making a recipe that calls for one cup of water? No need for a measuring cup. Simply use the connected Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to request the necessary amount of water.
If you frequently use the same temperature or volume of water, you can even ask it to remember these customized settings. For example, you can save your “baby bottle” settings and ensure that your sitter will always have the correct temperature and ratio of water to formula.
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