Whether you’re a super techy couple or not, adding some “smart” gadgets to your registry will be a sign of your wedding times. Plus, your guests will be geeked up to shop outside the box. After all, how many times can they buy a set of China anyway? Here are a few smart gifts to consider.
Mr. Coffee’s Got Brains
Who says you have to be right in front of your coffee maker in order for it to make your favorite Cup of Joe? The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Wemo allows you to program it to brew a cup from anywhere right from your smart phone. All you have to do is download the free WeMo App to schedule or adjust brew time and set up reminders so coffee is fresh and hot whenever you want it.
Keep Your Nest Cozy
There’s no better way for you and your spouse to arrive home than with the temperature exactly the way you like it. The Nest Learning Thermostat allows you to connect it to Wi-Fi so you can adjust the temperature from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. The device even “learns” the temperatures you like and programs itself accordingly; turns itself down when you’re not home; notifies you when you’re being energy efficient, and much more.
Make it a TV Date
It’s about time you step into the wonderful world of streaming to your television. After all, there’s nothing like cuddling up on the couch and watching a good show together. That’s what married people do. The Google Chromecast 2 lets you stream a wide variety of content from any smartphone, tablet or PC. All you have to do is plug it into your TV’s HDMI port, and just like that you can get Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and lots of other services streamed to right to your TV.
Friend a Fancy Fan
All newlyweds need a way to cool down their bedroom quietly. The Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan uses QuietSet technology that has eight sound settings to suit your mood. This is not your mother’s fan as it includes a remote control, digital thermostat and auto shut off timer. Plus, its sleek design takes away the bulky look of standard fans.
On Your Command
If you’re looking for a super responsive device, the Amazon Echo may be a good fit. It’ll listen to your requests to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more; answer your questions; read audiobooks and the news; relay traffic reports and weather; and provide more information using its Alexa Voice Service. You can also controls lights, switches, and thermostats with the compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest and ecobee smart home devices.
Let a Robot Do Your Chores
The last way you want to spend your just married days is vacuuming. Don’t settle for splitting the chore, pass it on to the Neato Botvac Connected. This Wi-Fi enabled robot allows you to control it from anywhere with the Neato app, compatible with iOS and Android devices. Set a schedule, command your vacuum to clean your whole house or spot clean. You can even program a deep clean on extra dirty spots with Neato’s two cleaning modes: Eco for a quieter, longer cleaning run and Turbo for a super powered cleaning.