People are spending more time than ever at home. It’s the perfect opportunity to use smart technology to transform your deck, patio or other outdoor space into a connected oasis. All you need is a strong internet connection from Chariton Valley and a few fun extras, like those listed below, to become the envy of the neighborhood.
Provide entertainment with an outdoor speaker
Whether you’re enjoying some downtime in your backyard or hosting just a few friends for a “socially distanced” get together, music should be part of the mix. Choose a smart speaker that will do justice to your playlist.
A speaker worth checking out is the Sonos Move. It produces unrivaled, stereo-quality sound for up to 10 hours. Its wide soundscape and easy switch from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi make it easy to see why it’s the leader of the class. But keep in mind, this speaker is an investment at about $400.
Keep your landscaping looking lush
No backyard paradise would be complete without beautiful, lush landscaping. But who wants to keep up with the watering? That’s where smart watering apps come in. For example, the Eve Aqua Smart Water Controller will activate your sprinkler system anytime from anywhere and only costs about $100. Its app will give you insight into water consumption from your iPhone or iPad. Want to change up your irrigation schedule? Siri will take your voice command and get it done.
Keep your paradise cool
Outdoor spaces can quickly become unusable during a hot day. Too many homeowners must crawl behind patio furniture or through bushes to turn on their fans, misters and other small appliances.
There’s a much better way thanks to a growing line of new smart plugs, including the iHome control iSP100 outdoor smart plug. Pair this water-resistant plug with Alexa, Siri, Nest or other platform to turn on your device with a voice command. You can also set it for specific times on certain days.
Plugs aren’t the only things getting in the smart game. Smart bulbs, like the Eufy Lumos, offer on-demand dimming and can even create color schemes.
Light up the night
When the sun goes down, it’s time for outdoor areas to shine. A growing line of smart lighting can highlight your foot paths, flowerbeds and water features. Some can even turn your outdoor area into a wonderland of color.
One of the most popular choices, Philips Hue, can be set to change brightness and yes, even color. Choose from Tropical Twilight, Arctic Aurora and others to set your backyard mood.
Enjoy movie night with a big screen
Whether it’s snuggling up to stream a romantic movie or laughing at silly YouTube videos with the kids, outdoor TVs are quickly becoming outdoor must-haves. Weather-resistant models, such as those made by Sunbrite, allow you to enjoy a program without worrying about rain, humidity or the sprinkler system destroying your TV. If you’re looking for something bigger, check out the popular Sony XBR85X900F. At a whopping 85 inches, this smart TV will make you feel like you are at the movie theater!
These outdoor devices, paired with fiber internet from Chariton Valley, will ensure you have fun, while at home. With speeds up to a Gig, Chariton Valley’s SuperFast, super affordable and super reliable internet will easily power your backyard paradise! Contact us today!
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