7 Tech Must-buys for the Ultimate Smart Home

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Most of us are wired to our phones 24/7 as it is, but rather than using that connectivity for aimless scrolling, a much more productive application is being able to control and influence our home surroundings with just the tap of a button. Who doesn’t want a futuristic smart home setup? From the climate to lighting, music to kitchen appliances, these must-buy gadgets are just the thing to deck out your ultimate smart home.

Sonos Beam

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If you’re an audio- or cinephile, chances are you dream of the perfect audio setup at home. Build your own 3.1 home theatre system by mixing and matching from Sonos’ suite of smart audio gear. Whether its the all-in-one home entertainment system Sonos Beam or the Sonos One speakers, or the Playbar, adjusted by Oscar-winning audio engineers themselves, the speakers are all equipped with auto-sound tuning system and are also compatible with Google Assistant or Alexa.

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Samsung Cube Air Purifier

Unveiled recently at CES2020, the Samsung Cube Air Purifier is a stylish, modular-shaped air purifier that blends in with any chic and contemporary surroundings. The three-layer filtration system works to purify and deodorise air. It’s also Wi-Fi enabled, so you can deftly monitor your indoor air pollution levels from everywhere as well as control it from an app.

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LG Steam Styler

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Save your coins when it comes to dry cleaning and place your clothing in the handy new LG Steam Styler instead. Smart dressers have been setting a new bar for clothing care in the next generation smart home, working to efficiently refresh and revitalise clothes between washes, and remove dust and germs deep within the fabric — especially important for items that can’t be thrown into the washing machine. The gadget stores user data, including your preferences and usage patterns, and you can even download the latest software updates for new garment care cycles.

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Miele KM7897 FL Induction Hob

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The eternal struggle to multi-task your cooktop will plague you no more when you invest in the ultimate Miele Induction Hob. This new innovative cooktop features a full-surface induction, so you can have maximum flexibility for up to six pots and pans at the same time. Need an extra sear? The Induction Hob also comes with Miele’s exclusive TwinBooster function, so you can combine the power of two cooking zones into one when needed. With the Con@ctivity function, the hob connects automatically to the cooker hood to apply the proper settings.

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Philips Hue Lighting

A futuristic home just doesn’t seem complete without snazzy high tech mood lighting. Get your hands on a set of Philips Hue Lighting and the Apple Homekit compatible Bridge, and control the lights and colours all from the convenience of your Apple devices. 

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Nanoleaf Canvas

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Speaking of swish lighting systems, the Nanoleaf Canvas is made for those who want an ethereal, glowing artwork mounted on their walls. These delightful panels play on our senses of sight, sound and touch for a fun and interactive decoration at home. There’s real-time rhythm technology so it pulsates to your chosen tunes, across a spectrum of 16.4 million colours. 

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Ambi Climate Control 2 

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The world’s first smart indoor climate control accessory — designed and headquartered in Hong Kong — can help you regulate the air conditioning in your home to prevent overcooling and overheating, saving up to 30 percent of energy at the same time. Using AI and machine learning, your preferences are taken into account to auto-adjust the temperature and humidity in every room in the house to your desired comfort level.

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Evelyn Lok
When not trying out the latest beauty and wellness trends, Evelyn is likely enjoying a perfectly balanced negroni or exploring some of Hong Kong's best new places to eat and drink. She covers everything from the biggest events in town to interviews with Hong Kong specialists, with topics spanning art, food and drink, health, tech, and travel.