Have you visited an interactive home™ by Taylor Morrison yet? It’s the smart house of the future you can experience right now. The interactive home™ is equipped with the latest in home technology that you can control with your smartphone, tablet or any Internet-connected device. It was inspired by the Disney Innoventions Dream Home developed in coordination with Disneyland Resort®, Taylor Morrison, Microsoft and HP. Check out the interactive home and learn about the features and benefits.
After walking through an interactive home™ model, I was thinking about all the amazing home automation products and home automation systems that we have to choose from now. Here are a few of my favorite high tech gadgets. Have you come across something that made you say wow? Share it with us!
The Design Your Way blog has a bunch of mind-blowing gizmos like the transparent TV shown here. Designed by Michael Friebe, it’s a marvelous piece of technology that combines conventional LCD and the latest TOLED display technology to provide an amazingly life-like picture.
LG has developed a whole line of Smart ThinQ appliances including a washer/dryer, oven and this Android-based refrigerator. It keeps track of your grocery inventory, recommends recipes based on what you’ve got and includes a blast-chiller that can cool a can of soda or a bottle of wine in eight minutes. Now if it could just clean itself out and get rid of those moldy leftovers!
Also part of the LG line is this Tromm Styler Steam Closet. It uses steam cartridges to freshen your clothes, remove wrinkles and icky odors in under 40 minutes. I hate to iron. I’m in! Bonus: it will sterilize toys, pillows and other stuff.
Power outages happen. If you find yourself off the grid or just stuck somewhere without an outlet, The PowerTrekk can generate enough electricity to power a phone, camera or GPS device using a tablespoon of water. How cool is that!
The thumb-drive-sized Roku Streaming Stick turns just about any TV into a smart TV that can stream content from hundreds of channels. All that in a gadget that’s the size of a USB thumb drive.
The dog-lover in me loves Twine, a tiny gadget that will alert you via text, email or tweet that your dog’s food or water bowl is empty. It will also tell you when the refrigerator door is open, the basement is flooding and lots of other handy at-home alerts you can customize.
The Eco Cleaner from Electrolux is a portable, compact dishwasher that uses ultrasonic waves to get dishes squeaky clean by ionizing food particles and converting them into reusable compost.
Go way beyond merely filtering gunk out of your drinking water. For a mere $4,000,the Tyent Extreme 9000T water ionizer does all that, while also letting you control the pH level. Use high acid to disinfect, strong alkaline for general cleaning and pH neutral for drinking. There’s a touch screen control panel and voice prompts, along with two spouts to keep your drinking and cleaning water separate.
Got a tiny bathroom and no room for a washer/dryer. I’d suggest you look into a spacious new Taylor Morrison home. Or you could opt for this futuristic home technology solution. WashUp installs above your toilet and uses the water stored in the tank to wash clothes, then recycles the gray water to flush. On second thought, you really should take a look at our interactive homes™.