3 Awesome Gadgets That Are Worth Every Cent

3 Awesome Gadgets That Are Worth Every Cent

The following is a contribution from another author.

When you think of how the world of technological wizardry has come on leaps and bounds over the past decade, you’d be forgiven for only considering the internet, WiFi, cloud storage, and smartphones. However, the gizmos that we have at our disposal aren’t solely those that are billion dollar industries. There are so many more pieces of technology that are produced on a smaller scale, yet can help make our lives more efficient and save us money within the home. Take a look at these three incredible gadgets that are worth every cent.

For The Kids

If you are stuck on what to do over the course of summer break, you need to think about investing in some technology to keep the kids busy. While games consoles and tablets are so advanced now that little ones could whip on a virtual reality headset and be walking with dinosaurs in an instant, you might be eager for them to get outside to enjoy the sunshine rather than be cooped up indoors all day.

Drones have become more accessible to the masses over the past couple of years with specific beginners kits now readily available. There’s nothing better to engage your offspring with technology than trying to fly a rotary or fixed wing drone down at the park. How far can a drone fly is down to how big a battery you want for your craft. Go bigger, and you’ll inevitably fly for longer. Far from staring at a TV screen bewitched by a 3D first person shooter, your kids will relish the prospect of recording some outstanding bird’s eye view footage.

For The Kitchen

If money was no object, you could buy a prototype interactive Wifi enabled kitchen stovetop for your smart home that can suggest recipes for you based on what you have in your cabinets and fridge. Sure, you’ll have to purchase the ingredients, but then your stovetop will take you through a recipe step-by-step, and you can have a gourmet feast for your family an hour later. Alternatively, you might be keen to pick up one of the more readily available smart slow cookers. With hundreds of inbuilt recipes, you can load up the ingredients, find the most suitable setting, and switch it on. It cooks your food perfectly and lets you know when it’s ready. It might take a little creativity out of the culinary process, but it’s an outstanding gadget for those busy and hectic days.

Smart Speakers

Plenty of companies are now bringing out smart speakers that allow you to ask questions, seek answers, play music, and control your lighting. By synching your smart thermostat, stereo and smartphone through the speaker, you have a networked entertainment and information system at your fingertips. All you need is the power of your voice to control the technology.

While the early versions of many gadgets are still expensive, the inevitable demand and competition soon sees the retail prices slashed to make them more accessible to the masses. For gadget lovers everywhere, there is always a piece of kit that you can add to your armory.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).