In this contemporary digital age, technological innovations are becoming increasingly more common in everyday life, and hi-tech furniture pieces, gadgets and apps are just a few examples of how advanced technologies are becoming the new mundane.
While some people purchase furnishings that are both utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing, tech-savvy individuals generally opt for accoutrements that are more sleek, multifunctional and futuristic: the ultimate Oz-like, luxury trifecta. Why purchase an ordinary bed or table when you can have one that features a massive, built-in iPad that easily transforms into a touchscreen device?
The future has, indeed, arrived and the following tech advancements exist for you to effortlessly personalize your home and easily transform it into your own individualized Land Of Oz.
Coffee Table Touchscreen
This coffee table from Hammacher Schlemmer easily transforms into a giant touchscreen computer. The table actually incorporates a fully functioning Windows 8 PC with a massive 32" touchscreen, has six touch points and is similar in function to a tablet screen. The screen itself is LED and has anti-glare filtering.
Also, the tempered glass finish allows you to place books, cups, remote controls and additional clutter atop the table touchscreen. It's also resistant to everyday spills, as it's been tested to withstand thirteen gallons of water over a five-minute period. The ultra-durable table also has four USB ports and is wi-fi and bluetooth equipped.
This coffee table would be the focal point of any living room and is ideal for a fun and festive game night at home that involves multiple people trying to look at the same pictures and games.
Smart Vanity Mirror
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? The HiMirror Plus.
This smart mirror is capable of simulating five different lighting scenarios (sunset, restaurant/party, mall, office, sunny day) so you can apply the appropriate amount of makeup or emollients specific to your needs and environment. It can be controlled via remote, voice or gesture. This mirror is dedicated to making sure you effortlessly look your best.
And the HiMirror Plus is about more than just cover-ups. Equipped with a camera, this brainy mirror will help analyze your skin’s condition, monitor wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and pores by storing data so you can accurately track the effectiveness of your skincare routines. The HiMirror Plus can handle up to six different user profiles, allowing everyone in your home to track their beauty progress.
All for one, and one for all. And, by all means, there's one washing machine/dryer that accomplishes this sentiment. The Whirlpool All-in-One is a time and task saver. The combination washer/dryer is a single machine solution that transports garments from wash to dry without interruption. In addition to cutting down the need for transferring clothes, the Whirlpool All-in-One allows you to preload up to twenty cycles of detergent and fabric softener, meaning doing a wash is as simple as tossing in your clothes.
The All-in-One’s stellar feature is made complete with a smart phone control. You can manage all the functions of this hybrid machine, as well as receive cycle and detergent-level alerts, via the Whirlpool app, allowing you to go about your day without disruption or worry. You'll always effortlessly have clean clothes.
Hi-Tech Luxury Bed
The HiCan is a canopy bed that comes with a state-of-the-art sound system, reading lights and a built-in PC so you can easily surf the internet from the comforts of your own bed. It includes a multimedia system with game and entertainment consoles that connect to a projector, allowing you to enjoy high definition movies and images on the big screen. The projector slides down at the front of the bed and can easily be hidden away with the press of a button.
Concierge Mobile App
The concierge mobile app enhances the experience for residents of sophisticated high-rise apartment buildings in a number of ways. Using this versatile app, residents can: book property amenities, such as personal trainers and massage therapists; view a calendar of events at the property, such as yoga classes; view and track package deliveries; browse and obtain discounts from nearby restaurants, retailers, spa services, and house cleaning services; easily interact with management, concierge and valet services; pay their rent; arrange for visitors; request work orders and repairs.
As Glinda the good witch in the Wizard of Oz reminded Dorothy that she's always had the power to go home, these furniture pieces, gadgets and apps remind you that you too have the power. However, instead of clicking your heals, you need only use your finger and tap a touchscreen. Then you close your eyes and think to yourself, "there's no place like home." Your hassle-free, hi-tech luxury home.
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