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Have a great day, with connected objects that simplify your everyday life!

You know this song from SpongeBob SquarePants? Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee, take a shower to music, do housework and cook dinner without raising a finger or watch your cat playing from the office… The Collective has put together a selection of connected objects that will help you, if not to have the best day ever, to improve it from sunrise to sunset.

published on 02.23.16
by Wiggin-v

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Aura

Aura

You could hardly have a better start to the day (though you could have breakfast in bed, of course). The Aura Connected Alarm Clock from Withings combines a sleep sensor that analyzes your nocturnal environment, a customizable light and sound device to help you fall asleep and wake up gently, and offers the option of a second sensor that can be slipped under the mattress to measure your movements, breathing and heartbeat. It all works with an application to visualize and understand your data.

€189.95
www.withings.com

Aura
Smarter coffee machines

Smarter coffee machines

We’ve been hearing about smart coffee machines for years, but it took until 2015 to be able to get one! We’ve dreamed about it for a long time… Making an espresso from under the duvet and adjusting the blend, intensity and amount of coffee directly from an application on your smartphone. You can even schedule it to ensure that you wake up to the sweet smell of fresh coffee.

€245 (£179.99), available for delivery from October 10, 2015
store.smarter.am

Smarter coffee machines
Smart Body Analyzer

Smart Body Analyzer

Connected scales are something of a double-edged sword: they make you smile when your efforts have paid off (you went jogging and politely declined some cheesecake), but they put you in a bad mood when you’ve slipped up (you politely declined to go jogging and enjoyed some cheesecake). What we really like about these scales from Withings is that they display the day’s weather forecast to remind us to go out with our umbrella.

€149.95
www.withings.com

Smart Body Analyzer
Kohler Moxie

Kohler Moxie

It looks like a gimmick, but is in fact a musical showerhead that will change your life. Moxie is a small 1.5 W Bluetooth speaker, integrated in a round showerhead that will transform your painful awakenings into mornings full of song.

€179.00 (157,59£)
www.amazon.co.uk

Kohler Moxie
Dyson 360 Eye

Dyson 360 Eye

When Roomba, iRobot’s domestic robots, entered the market, we finally understood the meaning of innovation: sending humans to Mars and ensuring they don’t have to lift a finger. Today (well tomorrow, in a few weeks or months), the Dyson 360 offers us what the Roomba does not: the ability to be controlled remotely from our smartphone.

The Dyson 360 Eye should be priced at €899
www.dyson360eye.com

Dyson 360 Eye
CatFi

CatFi

Have you fed Ulysses this morning (Ulysses is your slightly overweight Chartreux)? Don’t fret, his bowl is connected! Equipped with facial recognition, scales and a camera, CatFi delivers the right portion of your cat’s dry food and therefore allows you to monitor his diet, weight, and health and see him while you’re at work. It is ultra high-tech, maybe a little too much so… We’ve still not heard of a technology that can change his cat litter, though.

Not available yet
www.indiegogo.com

CatFi
IZY

IZY

Izy is a virtual shopping list service created by a French company Chronodrive in the form of a small, white, round connected object. Throughout the week, whenever you run out of a product, just scan the bar code with Izy, or say its name aloud, and it will be automatically added to the shopping list (sent to your smartphone). When it’s time to go shopping, simply confirm your basket and collect your groceries from the store’s collection point. It’s that easy!

€29.90

IZY
June

June

Ah, the lamb is nice and pink! That’s as may be, but you’ve got better things to watch than the meat cooking. You might be relaxing in front of a lip sync battle starring Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, for example. Soon (although we do not yet know when exactly), you will be able to count on June. June is not just your new cooker; it is a connected and intelligent oven that is capable of calculating the cooking time of food and the ideal temperature. You only have to press a button.

It will be available for delivery to the United States from spring 2016 and later for the rest of the world.

Around €1,300 ($1,495)
juneoven.com

June

published on 02.23.16
by Wiggin-v

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