Being the coolest friend is something we all aspire to be, and moving is certainly a key time to shine. On one hand, you could be the friend who volunteers for that 16-hour grueling moving day marathon, earning you some beer, pizza, and your place in the “Big Book of Best Friends Ever.” On the other hand, you can save yourself the aches and pains by getting your pals a great new housewarming gift – which in my opinion (and experience) is the far easier way to go. But to put yourself in the absolute upper echelon of friends, look no further than these four cool pieces of helpful home tech for housewarming gifts!
We live in the gilded age of LED greatness and web-connected everything, so finding that perfect gift shouldn’t be difficult. But just in case you need a nudge in the right direction, I’ve pulled together a list of four really fun home gadgets.
Techno-security is an emerging trend combining safety with amazing features. Z-wave technology allows you to control your whole home with a touch of a button, and security is no exception.
For the tech-savvy homeowner who has a z-wave hub, consider giving your friends a Danalock. This nifty device allows you to control your lock from anywhere with a web connection, and lets you assign entry to other people without handing them a physical key. In addition to the web-enabled z-wave control, it also allows for the convenience of Bluetooth control and the use of your existing physical key.
Another fun and useful z-wave tool is Ring, a video doorbell permitting you to see and interact with anyone at your front door, even when you’re not home!
We’ve discussed the eco-friendly advantages of LED bulbs before, but now the bulbs themselves are joining the ranks of the connected home. One such bulb is the ilumi. This technological marvel gives you control over the timing, brightness, and color of a single light or a whole home with its free smartphone app. If that wasn’t cool enough, there is a suite of other functions including “Torch” which can turn lights on and off as you enter and leave a room.
For something a little less functional, but just as techno-cool, try the O-Lite Concrete Table Light. This handsome piece of aesthetic awesomeness is surprisingly easy on the wallet and will not easily be outdone.
Technology can be a great inspiration for cool, useful, or even simply beautiful housewarming gifts. They say that it’s the thought that counts, but let’s face it, the true heroes of gift giving have that special edge, and with these ideas, you’ll be ranked at the top!