Tech Guide
Oct 26, 2015

Top 10 tech toys for your home

By: Lauren McPhillips

Top 10 tech toys for your home Author: Style At Home

Tech Guide
Oct 26, 2015

Top 10 tech toys for your home

By: Lauren McPhillips

Just like the sofa is a staple in the lounge room, technology has become a standard part of how we live within our homes. Our kitchens are stocked with smart appliances, our offices are home to our can’t-live-without devices and our living rooms are starting to resemble movie theatres with huge screens and surround sound. It seems that we can’t get enough of the tech toys that make our lives more vibrant and convenient, and brands are working around-the-clock to create more seamless ways for technology to be integrated into our homes.

Not sure where to start when upgrading your old gear? Here are 10 of the hottest gadgets on the market today that will take your home from antiquated to tech savvy.


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Top 10 tech toys for your home

SONOS Play:1 speaker

The new Play:1 from SONOS is everything you’ve come to love from the speaker brand combined into one compact little device. Portable, sleek and pumping out top-of-the-line sound quality, this versatile wireless speaker is perfect for everything from backyard barbecues or Sunday game night with the family. Play:1 speaker, SONOS, $219.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: SONOS Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Champagne Beats by Dre

A great pair of headphones has always been dream-worthy for serious audiophiles, but Beats by Dre makes headphones that everyone can drool over (even more so when they’re cast in a gorgeous champagne hue!). The Bluetooth on these beauties stays connected up to 30 feet so you can roam freely, take calls, skip songs and change the volume right from the headset. Beats Studio Wireless, Indigo, $400.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Indigo Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Roku Streaming Stick

We’ve all been there – fresh out of Netflix shows to watch after a weekend binge. Say hello to Roku – it’s the latest in streaming devices and offers the widest selection of streaming channels on the market, so you’re never at a loss of what to watch. Plus, their tiny streaming stick is inconspicuous enough for wall-mounted TVs, meaning no unsightly cables. Streaming stick, Roku, $60.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Roku Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Gold MacBook

A little bling never hurt anyone! Add some luxury to your home office with Apple’s gold-coloured MacBook – all the same great features as the standard model, but with a little extra personality. Gold MacBook, Apple, from $1,549.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Apple Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Petcube

It’s never easy leaving pets at home alone. But like they say – there’s an app for everything! – and Petcube is the perfect gadget for keeping an eye on your furry friends throughout the day. The camera not only lets you check in on them using your smartphone, but it also lets you play with your pet remotely using the built-in laser toy. Camera, Petcube, $199.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Petcube Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Polaroid Zip mobile printer

Polaroid is making instant photos fun again, but this time, without the need of a camera. The classic photography brand has released a mobile printer that connects wirelessly to your smartphone, so you can print off Instagram pics, well, instantly. It’s a must for the next party you’re hosting – did someone say ‘photo wall’? Polaroid Zip mobile printer, Amazon, $160.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Amazon Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Flower Power

Green thumbs with hectic schedules – rejoice! Flower Power is a savvy device that assesses the four things essential to your plants’ survival – sunlight, temperature, fertilizer and moisture – and sends alerts to your smartphone when attention is needed. It’s basically a babysitter for your prized petunias! Flower Power, Parrot, $59.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Parrot Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Smart Home

Convenient, innovative and intuitive, Smart Home is an all-in-one solution for managing your household. Sync any number of devices and appliances with the hub and it will do everything from changing the brightness of your lights based on the weather outside, to adjusting the thermostat as people come and go, to starting the oven for dinner as you make your way home from work. Smart Home hub, Samsung, $99.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Samsung Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Sony TV with Android

Sony has always been miles ahead in the TV game, and their newest flat screen is thinner and smarter than ever. The latest BRAVIA televisions take everything you love about your smartphone and amplify it onto the big screen so your whole family can enjoy their favourite apps. W850C / W800C Full HD with Android TV, Sony, starting at $1,200.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Sony Credits: Style at Home

Top 10 tech toys for your home

Kindle Paperwhite

Take reading to the next level with Amazon’s coolest e-reader yet – this high-resolution Kindle reads like paper and holds a charge for up to six weeks. For a personal touch in the guest bedroom, leave one of these petite tablets in the bedside drawer, stocked with some of your favourite reads. Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon, $139.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Amazon Credits: Style at Home
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