Chances are, your life is full of technology already! You undoubtedly have a phone in your pocket right now, you probably use a computer or a tablet at least once a day, and you rely on your microwave to cook a quick dinner when you get home late from work.
Technology is changing all the time, and because its primary job is to make our lives easier and better, you can bet that it has the ability to touch every area of our lives.
Even a few areas you might not expect! Here are five tech gadgets that you didn’t know you needed.
Smart Alarm Clock
Setting an alarm is something you probably don’t think a lot about. You simply flip the switch on your alarm or let your phone do all the work.
However, you’re really missing out if you don’t have a smart alarm clock.
There are many on the market to choose from. For example, an alarm clock with a USB port makes it easy to charge your devices while you sleep. There are alarms with Bluetooth capabilities, which means you can play your favorite music through its speakers, and all they automatically adjust after an outage or after daylight savings time.
Looking for a more peaceful way to wake up? Consider an alarm clock with a crescendo feature. One that simulates the sunrise is perfect for people who have to wake up before the sun does.
GPS Keychain to Keep Track of Your Keys
Even though the technology exists to make keys obsolete, many of us continue to rely on keys in our daily lives. Whether it’s a car key or a house key, losing an important key can completely ruin your day.
There are a lot of ways to decrease the likelihood of losing your keys ever again:
- Put them in the same place inside your home
- Put them in a special pouch inside your purse
- Use large keychains so they’re impossible to lose
Still losing your keys? Go for the big guns and use GPS technology to keep track of your keys. Not only can they show you exactly where they’re located with an app, but some will also even sound an alarm if your keys and your phone get separated!
It’s true that typing on the computer is convenient. It’s faster than writing by hand too, but there are a lot of great benefits you’re missing out on if you stop handwriting.
The benefits of writing by hand include:
- It increases creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving
- It can increase comprehension and help you formulate conclusions
- It increases memory recall and retrieval of past information
- It improves fine motor skills and enhances neuro-sensory experiences
What if you could enjoy the best of both worlds? A smartpen can help you do just that.
A smartpen enables you to take notes on paper, allowing you to get the benefits of handwriting, but it catalogues everything you write digitally. That way, you can retrieve it easily later.
Smart Power Strip
There’s a lot of really great smart home technology out there. You probably already have a smart thermostat, and you might have a doorbell camera, but what about a smart power strip?
Using one can actually lower your electric bills. That’s because it completely cuts the power off to devices when they aren’t in use.
Some enable you to control the outlets with a timer, which means you can control the lights and other electronics in your home, even when you aren’t there.
Temperature Controlled Mug
Chugging your coffee in the morning before it gets cold? Drinking coffee too fast makes the entire experience unenjoyable, but drinking coffee too fast can also be dangerous. It’s much better to slow down and enjoy every sip.
If only you could enjoy every sip… You can’t when your coffee gets cold!
A temperature controlled mug can change all that. One of these devices can maintain a drink at the perfect temperature, so you can nurse your coffee as long as you want, without worrying about having to pop it in the microwave to warm it up again.
Technology can make your life better in a lot of really big ways, but it can make life better in plenty of little ways too. The technology on this list isn’t anything you need to survive, but by giving one or more of these gadgets a try, you’ll definitely see how they can make the little moments in life more enjoyable.