If you're a technology fiend you might agree that smart home gadgets are really rather cool. Vastly overpriced and largely nonsensical, sure, but still really rather cool.
Thermostats that control the temperature automagically. Plug sockets you can turn off without leaving your seat. Front-door locks that require no keys. Vacuum cleaners that require no human. And light bulbs that flash red when the mother-in-law sends you an email. The world is our oyster.
We're still missing a hydrator, granted, but the home of the future is getting closer each day. Opportunity knocks and the tech industry is itching for us all to make the switch from dumb devices that have worked all along to smart alternatives that need maintenance and are likely to be hacked.
Doesn't sound quite so tempting when you put it that way, but we're all gadget enthusiasts around these here parts, so let's open up the discussion by asking: which smart home gadgets do you own? We'd love to know, and we're eager to hear about your real-world experiences.