Having a smart home is becoming quite normal and every year incredible new technology comes out that you can use in your home. We’re familiar with lights that are controlled by an app on your phone and pieces of tech like Amazon’s Alexa that respond to voice commands. More and more people are updating the technology in their homes and many of these updates make life simpler. Check out some of the most recent pieces of tech you can put in your home.

Amazon Echo

You may think Amazon Echo is merely a Bluetooth speaker, but it’s honestly so much more. It’s been around for a while, but over that time, Amazon has added various features to the Echo, which has turned it into an incredible piece of tech to own. Since the Echo is voice activated, you can use it to access a wide variety of features; it also integrates well with other smart home devices, like tech from Samsung. Equipped with Alexa, you can listen to music, control aspects of your home, check the weather, and complete various other tasks simply using your voice.

Chamberlain MyQ Garage

Garage door openers have been around for quite a long time, but now there’s incredible technology that can be used to open your garage and more. The Chamberlain MyQ Garage allows you to control your garage door from anywhere. All you need is your cell phone and/or WiFi. No more forgetting whether or not you remembered to close the garage door or having to use a remote to open it. This piece of tech lets you simply tap on your screen and your door opens. The company is planning on adding features that let the technology recognize when your car is near your home and then automatically open and close the garage door.

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator

If you thought refrigerator’s were just for food, you’re sadly mistaken. This fridge helps you keep your life organized in ways you never thought possible. You can program it to send you a picture every time the door is opened, which makes it infinitely easy to check what you need to buy while you’re at the grocery store. It also has a touchscreen on the front that lets you add your family’s schedules, a to-do list, and even play music. The fridge of the future!

EcoBee 4

As shown by the numeral behind its name, EcoBee is not the first in its family, but it is the most recent. The device comes with a nice touchscreen that allows you to control the temperature and includes a sensor that checks the status of all your rooms. The EcoBee 4 is now compatible with Alexa, which means you can use the two together with ease.