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Spotted: Cool gadgets for your home

We’ve compiled a roundup of cool gadgets for your home that we love that won’t break the bank! Just as technology is such a huge part of our daily life, it’s becoming an integral part of the home building industry and our team is always on the look out for the coolest new gadgets.  These innovative technologies are solving issues and improving the functionality of homes.

RING Video Doorbell

Image courtesy of RING

Image courtesy of RING

The Ring Video Doorbell lets you answer the door from anywhere using your smartphone. It features an HD camera with night vision, providing a clear view from your front door, day and night.

The Ring Video Doorbell installs easily in minutes, with no professional help or additional tools required. A built-in rechargeable battery lets you install the doorbell anywhere, or connect it to existing doorbell wiring. Motion-triggered alerts sent via the free Ring app notify you of arriving guests and deliveries.

Our co-founder Natasha found the RING Doorbell on Kickstarter when it was in the beta phase and installed the RING Video doorbell at her home. She loves it.  Check out the video below to see how it works.

AXIS Gear

AXIS Gear motorizes any window shade with a beaded chain or cord loop. Using built-in sensors, AXIS’s Gear turns your existing window shades into smart window shades, and integrator motor and Bluetooth allows you to control your window shades via your smartphone. Check out the video to see how it works.

NEST Learning Thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat learns what temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from anywhere over Wi-Fi.

Lutron Caseta Wireless In-Wall Dimmer

Control them with dedicated apps, or link them to a hub. Compatible with incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs.

Image courtesy of Lutron

Image courtesy of Lutron

Garage Opener

Chamberlain products enabled with MyQ smartphone control now allow you to easily control your garage door, outdoor lamps and house lights from your smartphone.

Image courtesy of Chamberlain

Image courtesy of Chamberlain

Skydrop Sprinkler System

Skydrop taps into local weather forecasts to assess watering needs and has manual and automatic modes. And the best part about it is that it works with your existing sprinkler systems.

Image courtesy of Skydrop

Image courtesy of Skydrop