Smarter iHome: Ube iPhone Dimmer, SkyBell Wi-Fi Doorbell for iOS2
Our homes are going to become a lot smarter in the near future. You can already pick up WiFi lights, garage door openers, and door cams to get things done with the help of your smartphone. The SkyBell Wi-Fi Doorbell is another cool product that makes your home smarter. It lets you answer your door from Android and iPhone devices (just like DoorBot). It has a motion sensor that start a call even when the person at your door is not pressing the button.
SkyBell is compatible with your existing doorbell’s wiring. Once you are done installing this, you will be able to see your visitors day or night, hear them, and speak to your guests. You will be able to manage multiple cameras and users from the same device. There is a Silent Mode, which can be quite handy. SkyBell sets you back under $200.
Speaking of smart gadgets, the Ube U1000 is a smart WiFi dimmer that allows you to control your lights from your smartphone. Whether you are home or away, this dimmer has you covered. What’s neat is the dimmer measures your electricity usage, so you can reduce your costs. It works for incandescent dimmable LED and dimmable CFL bulbs. Lighting scheduling based on the time of the day is supported.
The Ube Smart Dimmer combines with the Ube Smart outlet and Smart Plug to allow you to control lighting and electricity usage in your home.
The $79 Ube Smart Dimmer is probably the easier investment to justify and could pay for itself in just a few months, depending on the size of the home and what type of bulbs are already being used. Smartphones connected to home appliances and electronics should become an even bigger business as the technology is developed.
The door cam thing, I need to test a few more to see how well they work. I don’t want to have to keep replacing those