PROBLEM-SOLVING HOME GADGETS: Here from the Consumer Electronics show are a few products that prove their tech usefulness in any household

Saturday, February 2, 2019
David Novak, The Gadget Guy

Never a dull moment when managing a household. So much technology out there, and many of the new home gadgets introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show had a lot of bells and whistles, but not necessarily compelling and necessary for an efficient smart home. However, there were some goodies, and we've lined up a few products that prove their tech usefulness in any household:


Capsulier Lite is the world's first single-push, reusable, mess-free capsule maker. You can create your own capsule with exotic beans and handpicked spices. Load the roasted and ground beans into the Capsulier, close the lid, push the lever, and you’ll have a coffee or tea capsule ready for use in seconds. It gives you a capsule that’s reusable and Nespresso compatible, which means you can create your own custom blends in pods that are eco-friendly, easy to clean and economical. $100.


Saving the world from plastic pollution has never been so easy – stylish – or refreshing. The sleek Soda Stream Fizzi One Touch is the company's newest model and carbonates tap water at the touch of a button. With three levels of automatic carbonation, you can perfectly customize your sparkling water and there’s no worry of accidentally fizzing all over yourself. $130.


The Kwikset Obsidian, patterned after the volcanic rock, is a slim, modern, key-free electronic deadbolt designed for homeowners who love contemporary design. It is the lowest profile electronic lock in the industry, with a dark, sleek interface that pushes the boundaries of design in the touchscreen lock category. It features patented SecureScreen technology to prevent code detection from fingerprints. $230.


Video-verified alarm for prioritized response and no false alarms, user can directly dial from the Home8 app to contact local first responders in an emergency. User can watch the live video from anywhere at any time. No professional set-up requited for the Home8 Alarm Security System– zero pairing for easy installation. Easily monitor and manage multiple locations like vacation homes, businesses, and overseas properties from a single Home8 app. $400.


The Sienna Luna Plus is a steam cleaning system that cleans virtually every surface in the house: floors, fabrics, countertops, etc. It is the first steam cleaning system of its kind combining sonic micro pulse vibration technology and three levels of adjustable steam control with illumination from a powerful LED light source. What’s more, it not only cleans, it sanitizes, killing 99.9% of all bacteria on germs with no caustic chemicals – only the power of steam. $150.


Rotimatic is the world’s first fully integrated solution that measures, mixes, kneads, flattens, cooks, puffs and delights. All in one. You are in charge of what goes into your flatbread. All you need is flour, oil, and water. No more hidden additives, chemicals, or preservatives from frozen food. Pick every last ingredient, so everything is fresh. $1000.

Capsilier lite


Editor's note:
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