A Self-Making Bed (!?) and More Smart Bedroom Tech

A Self-Making Bed (!?) and More Smart Bedroom Tech

Julienne Lin
Aug 17, 2012

We've analyzed the pros and cons of having tech in your bedroom. If you were one of the people who advocated having as much tech as you want, here are three awesome devices that will make any bedroom more efficient, and a bit cooler too.

Ohea Smart Bed: For people who hate making the bed or are always running late, Ohea could solve your problems. It's a smart bed equipped with a mechanical arm and two rollers that pull your duvet up to the head of the bed. Cords attached to the pillowcases simultaneously straighten your pillows. You can either manually tell your bed to make itself each morning or put it on automatic mode. After you get out of bed for 3 seconds, the bed will automatically make itself.
Personally, I don't mind making my bed but I'm sure there are a few out there who would love to spare a few minutes and have their bed make itself.

Insteon Light Bulb: Much cooler than the Clapper, Insteon lets you control your light bulbs using your smartphone, among numerous other devices. Insteon is compatible with both Android and iPhones. Just like many other app-assisted devices, you need to download the app on your phone to control the your light bulbs. The app automatically syncs to the Isteon network, allowing you to customize settings with your phone, including dimness and when the lights turn on. Another plus is that these bulbs are LED and provide the same amount of brightness as 60 – 100 watt bulbs at just 8 watts.

Biome: Samuel Wilkinson created Biome, which is a flora terrarium that can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet. We love having a plant or two in the bedroom to give the room a fresh and live characteristic. The Biome is even more awesome because it's like a live Tamagotchi. You control the Biome's climate, water level and nutrients through an app on your smartphone or tablet. By pairing plant life to your tech, Wilkinson is entertaining the idea of "digital downtime" and living a slower life at an age where we are so used to realtime tweeting, texting and messaging. Besides the cool concept, the design of the Biome itself is gorgeous.

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