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Top 10 Smart Home Innovations we are looking forward to this Year

By Nabanita Maji

The advanced smart home revolution is making baby steps to hit its stride amongst the mass. While it has succeeded in making a good impact in a few countries, we believe, this smart theory still has a long way to go.

But given the circumstances, it looks like the smart theory is all set to make it big this year. And we believe, it has every reason to! After all, we all love to enjoy luxury at its best. Here are some of the most expected smart home innovations to look forward this year:

Samsung Family Hub fridge

Kitchen work gets so much easier, when your refrigerator lets you see what’s inside it, without even opening the doors. Well! The concept may sound insane. But, Samsung has made it possible with its newest Family Hub fridge. With an enormous touchscreen, web-connected cameras, and a smartphone app, this fridge looks like an amazing concept. The idea surrounding this latest appliance is to assist families in organizing their kitchen activities.

LG flexible screen

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We're yet to embrace the bendable screen concept. But, there's no denial that this technology has its own benefits too. Just imagine, it would be so good to roll up a full size laptop into a small case, and store it safely. Also, bendable gadgets and televisions are much easier to transport. LG seems to be harping constantly on this theme. At the CES 2016, the company will be demonstrating an 18-inch colour screen that can be rolled up just like a newspaper.

Smart Control remote

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As the world of TV is changing constantly, we get to see a lot more advanced and sophisticated technologies making its way into the market today. Samsung's Smart Control remote is an all new concept that "serves as a single control unit for nearly all devices connected to a Samsung Smart TV". The idea is to allow control not just over your TV, but also over your entire living room or maybe more.

Sony 4k HDR TV

2016 belongs to the High dynamic range theme for televisions. The HDR support offers improved colour accuracy, contrast and clarity across all content. Sony is all set to launch three of its 4K HDR TVs, powered by Android TV and offering HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatibility.

Wi-Fi HaLow

A new type of Wi-Fi will be soon announced at the CES 2016. It has been designed to "meet the unique needs of the Smart Home, Smart City, and industrial markets because of its ability to operate using very low power, penetrate through walls, and operate at significantly longer ranges than Wi-Fi today”.  Named as the 'Wi-Fi HaLow', this new standard can be used in smart homes, connected cars, digital healthcare, as well as in agricultural, industrial and smart city environments.

Sensorwake alarm clock

Do you hate waking up to those harsh, loud, annoying alarm clock buzzers? If yes, here's good news for you. Alarm clocks are no longer annoying. Sensorwake promises to make your mornings smell like chocolate aroma, or the sharp smell of mint, or maybe the bracing scent of the seaside. The SensorWake's latest alarm clock concept uses scents to get you out of bed in the morning.

Honeywell's Lyric Round Thermostat

Do you want to cut down on your heavy energy bills? Well! Intelligent thermostats can pretty much help you to achieve it. Honeywell wants its users to control the temperature in their homes, via an iPhone app, or with a voice control via Siri. Its second-generation Lyric Round Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat does it all for you.

Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen Smart Lock

Smart door locks are arguably the best of all the smart home comforts. After all, its spares you from the hassle of rummaging for keys in your bag or pocket. And this time, Kwikset has taken the smart lock theory a notch higher with the 2nd Gen Kevo lock. It represents the best smart lock option in the market today.

Amazon Echo

This New Year, Amazon has come up with something very ambitious that has pretty well kicked-off the smart home revolution. The company has planned to provide you a personal assistant, along with an impressive voice command system. Yes, we are talking about the Amazon Echo, "one of the better voice-controlled devices when it comes to understanding the commands you bark at it". This product serves as a voice-enabled computer and a speaker at the same time.

LG Signature fridge

"Opening fridge doors is for humans stuck in the 20th century". It looks like LG has taken this statement way too seriously. Hence, the company brings in the concept of see-through fridge door that opens on its own. LG's signature fridge open its Auto-Door when your foot trips the sensor. Sounds interesting, right?