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Unique Techie Gifts for the Home

Gift-giving season is nearly upon us, and for some, finding the perfect gift is nothing short of an arduous task. If you’re looking for something that will really wow your receiver, you might want to consider tapping into the burgeoning world of home automation – otherwise known as: toys for adults. Keep reading for four gift-worthy picks.

ELA Smart Lighting System by Lumenari

If you’re in the market for a highly customizable networking system, which will sync up all your lighting hardware, look no further than the ELA Smart Lighting System by Lumenari. The ELA system can manage up to 80 devices and has the capability to transcend internet dead spots and actually boost your Wi-Fi signal. If you need any more convincing, consider this: there is no re-wiring necessary to install the ELA System. Installation is as simple as swapping out a light bulb.

Visit Lumenari to read more about the ELA Smart Lighting System and to shop it.

Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control

Powerful, intuitive, and versatile are three words you could use to describe the Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control. This universal remote control encompasses an all-new design, color touchscreen, motion sensing, and vibration feedback. It is the perfect novelty gift to give to your tech-driven friends. 

Visit Amazon to read more about the Logitech Harmony Elite and to shop it.

Securifi Almond Touchscreen Router

For your less-techie friends, this unique touchscreen router is advertised as being easy to set up and easy to use. This product also promises to extend your Wi’Fi range up to 30 percent more than its predecessor. The “Almond” also acts as a smart home security and automation hub – just add the compatible sensors.

Visit Amazon to read more about the Securifi Almond Touchscreen Router and to shop it.

Wink Relay Touchscreen Control Panel

The Relay wall-mountable controller and the Wink app work in conjunction to provide a user-friendly interface, with which homeowners can use to manage the smart products in the home. The Relay Touchscreen Control Panel comes with two smart light switches, in addition to temperature, humidity, and proximity sensors, for an all-encompassing smart experience.

Visit Amazon to read more about the Wink Relay Touchscreen Control Panel and to shop it.


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