In our home, Alessia and Mirabela love finding ways to use innovatively designed gadgets to make our lives more joyful, easier, and more sustainable. As you start shopping for all the most important people on your holiday list, here is a guide to the top 10 gadgets we can’t live without in 2021:
1. VR HEADSETS
Like kids across the world, one of the ways Alessia loves to kick back and relax is through gaming. That’s why for Christmas this year, she’s asking for a virtual reality headset! Virtual reality technology gets more exciting every day, and there are so many options on the market to choose from. With an ever-increasing range of games and activities, VR experiences aren’t just for kids- they can offer immersive fun and wonder to the whole family.
2. SMARTHOME DEVICES
With so many of us spending a lot more time at home in 2020, smart home gadgets are only increasing in popularity. Smarthome gadgets can be excellent tools for convenience and learning in busy families. Alessia loves talking to virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa just like they’re her best friends. Having the expansive knowledge of the internet at their fingertips can help your family explore the world around you, learning and growing as you go through your day-to-day tasks.
3. UV PHONE SANITIZERS
Did you know that the surface of your phone likely is home to more pathogens than a public toilet seat? As our lives are reshaped by pandemic, we need innovative solutions to keep ourselves and our belongings free from infection. That’s why, in 2021, UV phone sanitizers will likely be popping up in homes and businesses across the world. Many companies, like CleanPod, offer a simple, handheld version of this technology that is perfect for home use, so you can keep your family’s belongings free of viruses and bacteria.
4. WIRELESS LIGHT-SWITCHES
From headphones to speakers to electric kettles, “wireless” tech has been all the rage these past few years. Wireless light-switches mark another exciting entry into this category. For instance, the Iotty Smart Switch- a simple, sleek, and beautifully designed light switch that you can attach to any wall in your home. For busy families, especially with small children, this device can be a life-saver. Attach the switch at bedsides to minimize late-night accidents caused by fumbling in the dark, or place the switch closer to the ground to give even your littlest humans full control over the lighting of their space.
5. ELECTRIC BIKES
It’s clear that in order to build a more sustainable future, we need to re-think transportation. If you’re looking for a greener commute, then an electric bicycle might be the solution for you. Brands like Lectric, Radpower, and Urban Arrow have all released their version of this pollution-reducing transportation option, so these days, electric bikes come in a wide variety of styles and price points. And at AlessiaAdora, we are always in support of anything that gets your family outdoors, and these nifty green gadgets are a great way to experience the beauty of nature.
6. CONFERENCE CAMERAS
Before 2020, many of us probably didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about the quality of our web-cams. Now, however, we have all come to understand the frustrations and specifications of the video conference call. If your career has you working from home and conducting a lot of your business on video chat, then it might be time for you to invest in a high quality web camera designed to be your conference-call partner. Leading tech brands like Logitech produce a wide variety of cameras for enhancing professionalism and time management while minimizing glitchy frustration.
7. SMART DOORBELLS
The COVID-19 crisis has many of us receiving more at-home deliveries of groceries, food, and other items than ever before, and smart doorbells can be a great way to deal with your increased front-porch traffic. Take the Arlo video doorbell, a cutting-edge device which uses motion sensing technology to detect activity on your porch. The Arlo’s innovatively designed camera can distinguish between people, cars, and animals, and can even detect whether you have gotten a package! The Arlo alerts you through your phone, so you can see who’s at your door even if you’re away from home.
8. KIDS TABLETS
Kids love to play on tablets, but they aren’t always the most careful with fancy devices, and unrestricted screen time can lead to all sorts of issues. Luckily, devices like the Amazon Fire 8 For Kids offer all the fun of a tablet in a durable, damage-resistant case and also comes equipped with controls that allow parents to control exactly how long their children can use the tablet, and what they can use the tablet for.
9. MEDITATION TRAINERS
Who says technology can’t be mindful? As we all cope with our own stresses and anxieties, learning to practice meditation techniques can be a great way to enrich our lives. However, it can often be difficult to learn proper relaxation techniques on your own.
That’s where meditation trainers like the Core Meditation Trainer can help. This beautifully designed product rests on a base of natural wood, that fits seamlessly into the palm of your hand. The Core Meditation trainer pairs with an app on your phone to educate you about meditation practices, and uses lights and vibrations to guide you through a wide variety of immersive meditation, monitoring your heart rate and breathing to provide feedback on your developing mindfulness skills.
10. SUSTAINABLE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS
Water is one of our planet’s most precious resources, and water conservation is essential to sustainability. You can do your part to conserve water by implementing water-saving technology like the state-of-the-art Hydroloop water recycler. The Hydroloop filters and purifies “grey water” used in baths, showers, and washing machines and re-purposes it for safe use in toilets, pools, or irrigation systems.