4 Smart Home Technology Gifts for the Holidays
Choose Your Perfect Present
It’s already December, and by the time you’re reading this, the holidays are just days away.
How’s the shopping going? If you’re struggling to find gift ideas, we can help.
Below, we’ll share four last-minute smart home technology gift ideas that range from a do it yourself product, to a large media installation that the entire family can enjoy.
Starting at just $29.99, Amazon Echo is the perfect introduction to smart home voice control.
Just by speaking a command to Alexa, Echo’s built-in and cloud-based voice service, your Echo device can do anything from checking the weather to turning on lights.
Echo also can connect to control systems, including Control4, so that you can manage your entire smart home just through your voice.
Some other cool features of Amazon Alexa: It recognizes commands to stream music, call or message someone, order pizza or even catch up on the news.
Sonos Wireless Speakers
With a Sonos sound system, you can revolutionize your home audio experience.
Simply connect a speaker (or many speakers) to Wi-Fi, and you easily can control it from a smartphone or tablet application.
You can play any content stored on your devices or from one of more than 30 streaming services compatible with Sonos.
Best of all, you can build a whole home audio system of Sonos speakers and soundbars. You can manage each speaker from the Sonos application and even play multiple streams simultaneously throughout different areas of your residence.
Sonos speakers also work with Amazon Alexa and Control4, meaning you can control your entire audio system just using your voice.
4K OLED Smart TV
If you want only the best of the best for your TV needs, consider a 4K OLED Smart TV as a holiday gift.
The 4K resolution provides an instant, massive upgrade over 1080p HD picture. But there are many 4K TVs already on the market.
OLED pixel technology, however, remains the premium option for image quality. Each pixel is individually controlled and self-illuminated, meaning you see real blacks, lifelike colors and incredible contrast – no matter what angle you view the TV from.
Your TV will produce vibrant and clear images, meaning you can watch anything like it was truly intended for you to see.
Televisions with smart capabilities also will allow you to browse the Internet or watch from your favorite streaming service without needing any additional plug-ins to do so.
The Ultimate Surprise Present for the Entire Family
For our final holiday gift idea, we’re going to go a bit outside the box. Literally.
Consider a gift so special and so exciting that it’s OK if it’s not complete by the holidays…a home theater! No longer considered an extravagance for the rich and famous, you too can spend date night at home cuddling with your loved ones, or host sleepover events for your kids and their friends, in front of a 120” screen with 4k resolution.
If you don’t have a dedicated room for a theater, you can get creative. We recently completed a project on the Main Line with a customer who fully embraced technology for his “man cave”.
We customized his basement area with TVs in the poker area, bar and exercise room – all equipped with smart products, plus a motorized drop-down projection screen over the television that has a tiler to watch multiple football games simultaneously.
He and his family have maximized the usability of that area, and it’s become their favorite room in the house. They’ve spent more time together because of it.
Even if the project isn’t finished in time for the holidays, you can generate tons of excitement with the surprise of a customized area fit to your exact wants and needs.
If you are interested in learning more about smart home technology products for your residence, simply reach out to us.
You can call us at (717) 490-1777, or fill out a short form on the page linked below. We look forward to assisting you!