Top 10 technology gadgets for the modern hotel room

Have you ever noticed all of the tech gadgets in a hotel room? There are about 10 different types of technology gadget that every hotel room should have. These range from the very usual to the very different. .

  1. HD TV

A high definition TV is the focal point of a hotel room and there are an innumerable number of brands and sizes to choose from. There is one for every budget and every room size.

  1. High Speed Internet

A hotel is no longer a hotel room but a boarding house (and even that is questionable) without high speed Internet. In many cases a hotel should offer both wireless and wired options in rooms, as this covers most usage needs.

  1. An MP3 Docking Stations

Most people now travel with an iPod or some other type of MP3 device. Hotels that offer an MP3 docking station with speakers offer better service as guests can listen to their favorite tunes, use it as an alarm clock and even watch movies.

  1. Additional Power Sources

Now this may not be an actual gadget but can be when you have to use an adapter or a surge protector to give these power sources. People need access to connections to charge their smart phones, MP3s, video recorders, cameras and laptops.

  1. Mirror TV

A really high tech gadget for the bathroom, sauna and swimming pool area, these TVs are equipped with high definition, digital tuners and touch screens.

  1. Automatic Lighting and Climate Control

While this may not seem like advanced technology it really is. This is a remote device that allows guests to place settings according to their mood;; bright lights for work, low lights for romance etc.

  1. Radio Frequency Identification

We all know this one as keyless entry systems for hotel rooms and other areas of the hotel. But developed technology of this same system now allows guests to use their mobile phone to gain access to their hotel room.

  1. Automatic Detection of Guest Habitation

While this system may not affect guests directly it certainly helps lower costs of hotel energy costs. These systems detect when guests are in a room and when they are not, thus adjusting the temperature when the room is detected as being empty. This can reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint by as much as 70%.

  1. Infrared lights

Infrared signals monitor when a guest enters and leaves so housekeeping can tell if a room is ready to be made up.

  1. Building Rotation

Although not a common technology, and not used in any hotel but one, this is being developed. It is the ability to rotate a building once a day so guests can get an ocean view during their stay.

Top 10 technnology gadgets for the modern home

Technology is a part of our lives. Even though we may assume that it’s not. We use different types of machines that accomplish many different tasks at home – and all of these use the latest in technology. Let’s look at the top 10 coolest gadgets for the home.

  1. The high-powered cordless vacuum cleaner

Okay, I gotta say vacuum cleaners are not a new technology, they have been around since the 1940s and 50s. But now there are these new cool cordless vacuum cleaners that have no wires and are much more effective, lighter than their bulky, noisy and will take vacuum cleaner cousins.

  1. Ion  Air Purifier

These new air purifiers allow you to keep your home environment clean and free of allergens.

  1. Sensor LED Light and Lamp Controller

These allow you to control the lights in your home automatically, even when you’re away from home. This gives you added security and lighting.

  1. Rechargeable Laptop Battery

This is an external rechargeable laptop battery that will take you anywhere you need. So when the power cuts out at home, this rechargeable laptop battery can give your laptop a charge.

  1. Countertop Water Filtration System

We all need to drink more water as it be that my metabolism and removes toxins from our body. However, tap water can be full of minerals and other toxins. So you want to filter the water before you drink it, and the easiest way of doing this is through countertop water filtration system.

  1. Motion-Activated Candy Dispense

While this may not be a needed a home tech gadget, is sure is cool. Just put your hand under the dispenser and you’ll get just the right amount of nuts, seeds, or candy.

                                        

  1. The Bluetooth Speaker

I don’t care what anybody says, you just that I have a Bluetooth speaker in the house. These may look small but carry powerful sound, and best of all, they can be connected to your cell phone, your laptop, your computer, and sometimes even your TV.

  1. The Dog Exerciser

as someone with dogs, I’d say that this is a pretty needed home gadget. It’s a treadmill for dogs. Yes, your dog can get is needed exercise on a regular basis without your having to take three-hour long walks and time out of your day.

  1. The Bluetooth Shower Speaker

This really is nothing like listening to music as you bathe. A bluetooth shower Speaker just makes shower time more interesting.

  1. Automatic Door Locker

Don’t worry, if you forgot to lock the door or misplaced your door keys. Now you can lock your front door from anywhere in the world using your smartphone and an automatic door locker.

Three Unusual Uses For Your Tablet

Tablets are marvelous and versatile devices, but chances are that you are not using yours to its full potential. Playing Angry Birds, surfing the Internet, checking your emails and listening to music are all valid and entertaining ways to use your device, of course…. BUT it is capable of doing so much more. All you need to do to use the right apps and apply some imagination. If you lack the imagination, we came up with a couple of ideas for you:

Control Your Environment

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Ever watched one of those science fiction movies where people control everything around them using a touch screen device? Well, with the right applications that could be you. Although you can achieve similar results with your smart phone, it is just more convenient with the large display offered by your tablet. Just think of all the money you will save by not having to recharge the batteries for all your remotes all the time, plus you don’t have to hunt for the right remote down the back of the sofa either.

Applications such as the One For All NEVO Tablet Remote or Smart IR Remote aren’t free, but come with a bewildering array of supported devices and features (we are talking 800 000 devices and growing.) You can even combine remotes for the ultimate in customization, so controlling the BluRay player, amplifier and air conditioner from a single touch screen is no longer the stuff of science fiction novels. All that is required is a tablet with an IR Blaster and devices that can receive InfraRed commands (which is just about anything these days.)

If you are averse to spending money, or you are still rocking a tablet without IR blaster functionally, you can still root around the Play store for product specific apps to control your devices. Most of the big name brands have something to offer and typically at the very reasonable price of free. Once you start connecting your tablet to everything in your house, it can become addictive figuring out what else you are able to control. Some people even connect their tablets to their dSLR cameras (albeit with a USB OTG adapter) to unlock its full potential. Once again, if you have the money to throw around, paid apps such as DSLR Controller can take you further. Fans of free, on the other hand, can get pretty far with apps such as DslrDashboard.

Beef up Your Security

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To feel like the star of your own spy thriller use your tablet to keep tabs on your home security setup. Once again, you could monitor the video feeds of your home using a smart phone, but thanks to the larger display size of your tablet you get to check out multiple streams on one screen. You can set up a few webcams and use an app for a cheap solution, but many security cameras have their own apps tailor made for monitoring the feeds on your tablet.

Functionality obviously differs depending on the app or service you use, but being able to check out what is happening at your home or business when you are not around is undeniably cool. Checking in on your cameras using your tablet isn’t just for the security conscious either, it also works great as a baby or pet monitor.

Try Out Some Augmented Reality Apps

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Nothing screams “Science-Fiction” louder than augmented reality apps and, thanks to your tablet, you don’t have to be wearing Google Glass to experience it. For a taste of what is possible, download the free Google Goggles app to your tablet and point it at something interesting such as a painting, product or famous landmark. For extra entertainment value you can make Star Trek tricorder noises yourself while doing so and then check out the information that Google is able to pull out of its database.

Marketing people have also caught on to the fact that augmented reality is cool and many stores, posters and magazines now feature all kinds of scannable objects such as QR codes that produce interesting results on your tablet. Layer has been one of the pioneering apps in this area and can be grabbed for free from the Google Play store. If you don’t just want to observe all the possibilities of AR you can jump in and create some of your own with the Aurasma application.

Forget all the practical applications though, sometimes you just want to use your tablet to hunt down some pesky ghosts. The answer? SpecTrek, an augmented reality location game where you set your playing field radius and duration before getting on with hunting down the ghosts. The game tracks how much calories you burn, so you can justify the fun by using the “exercise” excuse, but brace yourself for some strange looks if you go ghost busting in a public area such as a park. For added fun you might even be able to convince unsuspecting friends, family or innocent bystanders that the ghosts are real and you are performing a public service. Unfortunately, SpecTrek doesn’t come with a proton pack, but there is a “Lite” version to trial if you don’t’ want to pay for the full version.

The Sky Is The Limit

The three examples listed here are just the tip of the iceberg of what your tablet can do. The best part is that you don’t even have to hack or root the tablet either as you’ll be able to find apps for just about anything.