Smart Home Accessories as Chic as They Are Helpful

The future is now, and it looks good.

It’s true. We’re halfway through 2017, and even though we all thought there would be flying cars, teleportation and time travel by now, we were wrong on all counts. Bummer? Not quite.

There have been plenty of impressive technological innovations over the years, and although we’re not quite the Jetsons IRL, the newest smart home options are getting us closer and closer each and every day.

Not only are some of the latest smart home accessories helpful and multi-functional, they’re also chic. If you were worried about turning your house into a computer lab, these inventions will fit right in with your decor.

1. The Healthy Home Coach

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NAPER2

We all need a little extra coaching and motivation from time to time, and this little addition helps keep your home as healthy as possible. It measures the air quality, temperature and other factors of your home and makes the results available in an easy-to-use app, all while looking like a glamorous gold vase.

2. Google Home

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Google

If you continuously feel that there aren’t enough hours in a day or you don’t have enough hands to take care of everything on your to-do list, this small gadget can serve as a much-needed personal assistant. Use the cute, compact device to listen to music, find recipes, get updates on your schedule, and so much more.

$129.99; target.com

3. The Neato Robotics Botvac

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Neato

Vacuuming isn't exactly the most thrilling activity, but it's something that you can't really neglect. Luckily this helpful gizmo takes that chore off your plate as it keeps a cleaning schedule, self-charges and connects to wifi. You’ll be thanking yourself for buying this as you say goodbye to the noisy, old vacuum in the closet.

$629.99; bestbuy.com

4. The Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Light Bulb

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Philips

Mood lighting makes all the difference, whether you're selfie snapping or interior decorating. The latest light technology from Philips is photo- and design-friendly, helping set the mood with an array of fun hues and shades to complete your color scheme.

$41.07; amazon.com

5. Mother & 4 Motion Cookies

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063024021354

Sadly enough, your mom isn’t always there to remind you what to do. This adorable device, along with its compatible "cookies," uses universal monitoring technology to keep track of just about every aspect of your life, from how much you're walking to which of your family members are home at any given time, all while keeping a smile on its face. 

$299; ebay.com

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