Remember when we were kids watching the Jetsons on TV thinking how cool would it be to live in a house like that? I’m speaking to my generation of borderline millennials and Xers now. Well, that feeling pretty much sums up my experience viewing the brand new tech home at Best Buy. It was the ultimate in modern living and the futuristic home we could have only imagined.
I’ve heard bits and pieces about some of these new tech or “smart” products Best Buy has been rolling out over the past few months. I shared with you all my experience with the DASH Robot, for example, but there were so many more truly innovative ideas. Through their tech home set up, I was able to see how all of these products work together to make your entire home more sensible and efficient.
Here are just a few of the must have items I discovered during my tour:
Ring Wi-Fi Smart Video Doorbell
One of my absolute favorites! You can find out who’s at your door, even when you’re away from home, interact with visitors, review footage of your front door and more! When I think about the holidays coming up and all of those instances you hear of people stealing stuff from doorsteps, I just have to have it! Just connect the doorbell via Wi-Fi and use the Ring app on your iOS or Android device.
Samsung – Family Hub 22.08 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth 4-Door Flex Smart French Door Refrigerator
This refrigerator is out of this world! It contains a family hub station to help you manage everything in your home – family calendar, whiteboard, music station, recipes, and even a food management system that takes pictures of everything in your fridge! To take it a step further, it is compatible with food delivery subscription services! It’s all controlled from a 21.5 Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen on a beautiful 4-Door Flex Refrigerator.
Samsung – 5.8 Cu. Ft. Electric Flex Duo Self-Cleaning Slide-In Smart Range with Convection
So many cool features on this oven! First, it’s a double oven, so you can actually make 2 different dishes that cook on 2 different temps at the same time! There’s also built-in Wi-Fi that you can program to turn to oven on and start your dinner before you even arrive home. This Samsung self-cleaning double oven includes a warming drawer so you can feed late arrivals to the table.
Samsung built-in dishwasher
The coolest thing about this dishwasher was its ability to adjust water pressure on both sides, enabling you to was your pots and pans on one side, while simultaneously washing your “delicates.” Plus it’s completely quiet
Canon – Connect Station CS100 1TB External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive
When our Best Buy Advisor showed us how you can simply tap your Canon camera on this connect station and it will automatically transfer your photos to the computer, I was amazed. When he told us that it also worked with certain cell phones, I was floored! Maybe this will finally help me get some old pictures off of my camera!
Samsung SmartThings Smart Outlet
I can’t tell you how many times we leave the house and get in a panic wondering if we left the light, curling iron, drone charger, etc. on. With this outlet, you just use your smartphone to control any appliance that’s connected to it. Just pair the outlet with your SmartThings hub and plug it in to get started. You’ll also receive alerts when lighting or electronics are left on, so you can work to conserve energy.
Philips hue Go Personal Wireless Lighting System
Ok, maybe this is less of a need and more of a want, but these lights let you enjoy 16 million different colors of light! It’s controlled from your compatible smartphone or tablet and taken along with you for indoor and outdoor use.
Samsung – 65″ Class (64.5″ Diag.) – LED – Curved – 2160p – Smart – 4K Ultra HD TV – with High Dynamic Range
Last but not least, this Smart TV has to be one of the sleekest and most stunning I’ve ever seen! Quantum Dot Color and UHD dimming deliver stunning picture quality with larger than life color that captures all the details. This 64.5 inch curved screen and the sleek body helps to keep the content visible from any viewing angle.
Paired with the Samsung curved soundbar and be prepared for the ultimate in home entertainment!
If you want to see how you can start planning for current and future needs, Best Buy does offer a free consultation with an In-Home Advisor who can visit your home and help you to optimize your home’s tech set up. Learn more about Best Buy Tech home here: www.BestBuy.com/TechHome
Disclosure: I have been compensated for this review in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.