Every day, we wish our lives can get easier. Thankfully, advancement in technology has got this covered by offering you solutions to minor tasks throughout your day. The latest gadgets available today, have a wide range of tasks from helping you find your keys, to adjusting room temperatures and viewing what’s happening in your home while you’re away, all the way to helping with your pet.
The smart home obsession has taken off the past few years with an array of products for you to create the perfect smart home. Below are some gadgets that are not only cool and futuristic, but also very beneficial.
Bluetooth Item Tracker
The market is filled with these tiny and beneficial gadgets to end the dismay of losing your items. All you have to do is attach this tiny gadget to an item like your keys or bag, set it up on your phone through the gadget’s app and voila! They’re connected to your phone so when you lose them, notifications will be sent to your phone as long as you’re within its Bluetooth range. Item trackers also help you find your misplaced phone.
Suggested Opensource Bluetooth hacking tools:
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) peripheral assessment tool
- MITM attack against a Bluetooth keyboard
- Blueborne CVE-2017-0785 Android information leak vulnerability
Security Home Cameras
For parents who would like to keep an eye on their children while they’re away, or parents who are worried about the nanny, or even if you’re just worried about possible break-ins, then consider a home security camera. According to Gadgets Spy – Tech Reviews & Updates, a few years ago, the price of home security cameras would’ve been an excuse not to get one. Today, though, that’s not the case. You can get a good home security camera for an extremely reasonable price, and it will still be a quality one.
Unsure of which camera to buy for your home? Many tech developers review the latest spy gadgets and make recommendations according your needs, offer up guides on which camera has the best quality as well as instructional guides on how to operate them. Many of these “spy cameras” are tiny and easily concealed. A lot of them are Wi-Fi enabled where you can easily check from your phone, and others have a wide camera angle range and transmits audio as well.
Tips and Tweaks to Safeguard Wireless Webcams and IP Cameras:
- Make sure that your home wireless network must be fully secured with latest security protocol i.e WPA-2 or WPA-3 with either AES or TKIP encryption.
- Always create a strong password for Wi-Fi Cameras because when you purchase a new device then the default password comes with device is not so strong.
- Man Wi-Fi based cameras support remote viewing, which means that you can monitor it from anywhere but it can be exposed to hackers so to prevent from these remote attacks, your remote online monitoring feature should be disabled.
- Update your camera’s firmware on regular basis to enhance the performance and security.
- Always purchase the camera from trusted source like Walmart, Amazon etc.
- You should turn off the camera device if it is not in use and also protect your camera lens with any tape or cover.
- Do not believe in spam or password recovery mails.
Smart Home Speakers
Alexa and Siri have gotten new homes! The smart home speaker has become a staple for tech geeks looking for edgy home gadgets. These wireless speakers with a virtual assistant will help you search for anything from information on a topic, to a specific recipe you’re looking for, or give you traffic updates and book a car ride, or it can play the song or playlist of your choice just by voice command. It can also connect to other home smart devices and you can use it by turning on your lights or adjusting the temperature.
Sonos one, Riva Concert, JBL Link 20, Sonos Beam, JBL Link View, Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen), Google Home Mini, Google Home Max
The Pet Assistant
If you work long hours or have to be away from home for a while and you’re worried about your pet, then technology has got you covered. There are many automatic pet feeder devices available to help any pet owner when they’re worried about feeding their pet on time. This Wi-Fi enabled device allows you to feed your dog or cat through your smartphone. You can set up the amount of food it dispenses and even communicate with your pet as many of these devices come with a built-in camera.
Smart Watch and Fitness Tracker
These useful gadgets have been making waves in the fitness and business world. Smart watches come in many shapes, sizes and functions. Smart watches are here to help with your fitness needs as it tracks your daily steps, sleep schedules as well as monitors your heart-rate. Other smart watches have 4G connectivity and will facilitate your calls and messages if you’re away from your phone. Smart watches are also water-proof and can play the music of your choice.
Geek it out
Whatever your needs are, there’s probably a gadget created to facilitate your tasks and activities. These are just a few of the latest gadgets out there that will make your life easier. From fitness trackers to smart home devices, technology today has gotten almost everything covered. Everything is ‘smart’ these days, so we might as well enjoy it and benefit from it. Welcome to the future!