Must have smart home comforts

Renovating is the perfect time to consider installing smart home devices to make living easier. Technology through the Internet of things is not only improving efficiency in the home, but also creating a safer environment. We provide options for smart home comfort.

White Sonos wireless speaker and iphone with Sonos Play 5 app.
ARTICLE Nicole James

Making your home comfortable is what the connected home is all about. You can monitor and control all aspects of the home with accessories ranging from heating right through to keeping fit and healthy. It’s exciting to see the range of smart home products expanding each year. Here is what is available currently in New Zealand.

Fitbit Aria Wi-fi Smart Scale

Aria tracks your weight, body fat percentage, and BMI by wirelessly syncing your stats to the Fitbit app on your smart device. $129.95 from Fitbit.
Black fitbit Aria Wi-fi Smart scale on wooden floor

Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pump Wi-fi Control

Arrive home in comfort by Managing your heat pump through your smart phone, tablet or online account, no matter where you are. Starting from $2,299 from Mitsubishi Electric.
Balck Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pump with wi-fi control, against patterned black wall.

Elgato Smart Key

Connects your keychain to your iPhone so your iPhone can let you know where it was last seen and help you find it by playing a sound. $39.95 from Elgato.
Elgato Smart Key on silver key ring with three keys

Sonos Play 5

Browse and play from any device. Built for mobile, tablet and desktop, the Sonos app connects you to all the music on earth, all over your home. From $399 from Sonos Audio.
Black Sonos wireless speaker

Amazon Echo

The Echo answers questions, plays music, reads the news, checks weather and plays ultimate sounds. Compatible with select Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue connected devices to control lights and switches. $179.99 from Amazon.
Black Amazon Echo


Turn on the kettle from the comfort of your smart phone. You can even schedule a wake up call! From $112 from Smarter Store.
Stainless steel ikettle with black smart phone displaying ikettle app

Read “Smart Home Controllers” for more smart home gadgets and prices, that will help manage your wireless products.

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This article by Nicole James featured on page 21 of Issue 016 of Renovate Magazine. Renovate Magazine is an easy to use resource providing fresh inspiration and motivation at every turn of the page.

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