April 7th is No Housework day, a special day to kick your feet up and enjoy a break from household chores.
Fortunately, home automation has made great strides in recent years… which means you can take some well deserved time off, knowing that your house will do some of your work for you!
Whether it’s washing your windows, scrubbing your floors, regulating your temperature, cleaning your grill, or a myriad of other household tasks — we have 13 useful gadgets for the home, to help you breeze through No Housework day!
Don't do windows? No problem! The Winbot will clean them for you, plotting a zigzag-pattern across your panes to ensure maximum coverage of the area without repetition. Winbot combines wet cleaning, to remove dirt from your windows, and dry cleaning, to get rid of any water marks.
Make tough stains and odors disappear with this hands-free carpet cleaner from BISSELL, which removes up to 99% of odor-causing bacteria. Then, use the hand-held hose and cleaning tool to freshen up your upholstery, stairs, and auto interiors.
If you have an automatic underground sprinkler system, you can save water and money with this clever wireless gadget. This sensor will detect when your lawn needs moistures and prevent your sprinklers from over-watering and under-watering your lawn.
This thermostat can be taught to remember what you tend to forget - such as adjusting the temperature when you leave the house! Once your Nest Learning Thermostat learns your schedule, it will program itself to lower your heating & cooling bills by up to 20%. You can also control it remotely from your phone.
Scrubbing your hard-surface floors can be hard work, but not when you enlist the help of the Scooba 450. Just fill the tank and press CLEAN and the Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process will automatically sweep and pre-soak, scrub, then squeegee your floors, washing away stuck on messes and more than 99.3% of bacteria.
Whether you are across the room or across the globe, you can turn your lights on and off from your smart phone, thanks to the Wi-Fi® enabled WeMo Light Switch. Easy to install yourself, the light switch works with your existing Wi-Fi® network, and anywhere your smartphone or tablet has a 3G or 4G Internet connection.
Keep your gutters free of leaves, dirt and clogs, with the iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot. On its own, Looj travels down your gutter, sensing and adapting to debris in order to provide the most effective cleaning.
Meet tado°, a new intelligent solution which helps you reduce your energy and heating costs by up to 31%, by making sure that no energy is wasted. With the help of a smartphone app, tado° automatically knows how far you are away from your home and carefully reduces the temperature to an optimal level as soon as the last person has left the house. Moreover, it works to pre-warm your home most efficiently for your return.
Take the work out of cleaning your pool with the iRobot Mirra™ 530 Pool Cleaning Robot. Whatever type of in-ground pool you have, the robot uses enhanced technology to deep clean its water and surfaces, without relying on the pool's own filtration system, hoses or booster pumps. Leaves, hair and dirt, as well as algae, pollen and bacteria won't stand a chance against this powerful cleaning robot.
Tired of scrubbing the grit and grime off your barbecue? Just call in the Grillbot to the rescue. This fully-automated device will make grill cleaning a cinch ... so you can spend more time planning your next barbecue!
Remove dirt, dust, hair and debris from all floor types by using the new Roomba 880 to tackle daily dirt build-up. Roomba 880 even cleans one room before moving on to the next for effortless, room-to-room cleaning.
Reduce your energy consumption and save money, thanks to the smart and energy-efficient Easybulb™ lights, which you can fully control from your smart phone or tablet.
Keep your lawn manicured without the sweat of regular mowing, thanks to the new Indego Connect robotic lawnmower, which can be controlled from the convenience of your mobile devices. The Indego's intelligent “Logicut” navigation system calculates an efficient cutting route and mows in clean, parallel lines, while you sit back, and enjoy your summer.