Tado Wifi Thermostat
Soon to launch in the UK, the Tado is a replacement for your thermostat. The way it works is by connecting to your router - thus enabling you to control it using a smartphone app. But it’s not just simple temperature up or down - you can use the Tado app to programme when you want it to warm your house up, and the developers claim that it will even learn your behaviour so will know when you get home from work, and will switch the heating on just before. They even reckon that the Tado will be able to detect when you’re heading home (using your phone’s location settings), so can optimise the temperature. Pretty damn clever if you ask me - we hope to be testing one out soon!
We’re used to living in a world where we upgrade our phones, computers and TVs… but what about some of the more boring technologies around the house, that have been the same for years? Would you ever think to buy a new thermostat? Probably not – but maybe you should. Here’s five top wifi gadgets to make your home more exciting.