In this digital era, it’s rare to meet someone without a connected device. Whether it’s your mobile phone, watch, home appliance, or vehicle, every inanimate object seemingly comes to life with connectivity. And truth be told, people are loving every ounce of it. Why?
Because we live in a time where technology is progressing at an ever-increasing rate. And getting with the times means having everything automatically done for you.
We see the latest models from your favorite gadget shop released only to be outclassed and outdated by the next one released a few months or a year later. We, as a population, are gaining all the benefits. Humanity has never experienced such convenience as we do now. Below are only a few of the gadgets that make our life easier.
1. Robot Vacuum
Gone are the days that you have to spend a couple of hours a day cleaning your house. Now, we can relegate that task to technology. We might not have robot maids that will do all of the chores at home, but we have the closest alternative, robot vacuums. These are automatic vacuum cleaners that roam our homes, sucking up dirt and debris. They can be turned off and on with a touch of a button or controlled through an app on your phone.
2. Smart Homes
We are getting closer and closer to the future, where we don't have to lift a finger to operate gadgets and appliances at home. Many of the domestic gadgets we buy for our homes are termed smart, meaning they connect wireless which means we can control them through our phone or a remote controller. These gadgets make our home life easier and far more convenient.
3. Sleep Trackers
Even our phones are equipped with an app that's able to track and record our sleep. This is to better monitor our health by encouraging us to get a minimum number of hours of sleep per day. Other apps offer tips and suggestions to achieve restful sleep better. By knowing your sleep cycle better, you're better able to take steps in improving it.
4. Wireless Headphones
Apple can take some of the credit why the popularity of the wireless headphone has increased. By removing the audio jack on their phones, they essentially forced people into getting wireless headphones, a move which I think will benefit us in the long run. Connecting via wire is something gadgets have been trying to move away from, so the transition to wireless headphones is a step in the right direction.
5. Battery Packs
With the number of gadgets we need to carry around, it only makes sense that we have the means to charge all these without relying on a power outlet. Battery packs are a convenient solution to our desire for more power. Imagine traveling in a foreign country with a phone that's about to die. Scary, right? A portable battery pack means you never have to worry about disrupting your work or connection online.
We are slowly transitioning to a paperless society, and that's a good thing. The novelty of books and printed copies will always be appealing but increasingly less and less practical. With our phones capable of reading documents and E-Readers and tablets capable of storing hundreds if not thousands of books, carrying such gadgets is far more convenient than storing printed copies of documents and books.
7. Smart Appliances
From smart fridge to smart TVs, we are in an era where almost everything that's being released has the moniker 'smart' attached to it. Smart, in this case, means the ability to connect wireless and communicate as such. Smart TVs can be connected to WiFi and access the internet. It can also communicate with our mobile devices. A smart fridge can send notifications of which supplies are running low. It can even send a text message of your grocery list. The list of smart appliances is getting longer and more complex. Pretty soon, our homes will be populated by such smart devices.
Now is not the time to hold back our desire for connection and convenience. If you get left behind, chances are, you’ll miss out on life’s simple daily luxuries. Grabbing at least one or a couple of these gadgets will surely make it worth your while. So what are you waiting for?