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    24 Smart Technology Buys That Will Genuinely Improve Your Life

    Soon your life will be as brilliant as the geniuses who invented these items.

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    1. This at-home teeth whitening kit that's actually backed by dentists and promises whiter teeth in just six days.

    2. This Phillips Hue lightbulb that you can control from your phone and has, without any exaggeration, 16 million colour options for you to choose from.

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    Turning the lights on and off without needing to get out of bed? Yes please. The best part is that there's no special configuring or re-wiring needed – use these lightbulbs as you would any other.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $73.14+ (available in two sizes and three styles).

    3. This wireless thermometer that measures both temperature and humidity.

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    Whether you're managing a medical condition, cultivating an indoor jungle, identifying a skincare culprit, fermenting your own foods or simply curious, this nifty little sensor will help you gain a better understanding of your surroundings. It constantly monitors the environment where you place it and will push through the information you want to your phone, freeing you up to simply set and forget.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $79.34.

    4. A Cricut Joy machine — which is every DIY-addict's dream tool and encourages endless at-home creativity.

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    Step away from your inspiration boards and turn your best intentions into action with a little help from Cricut Joy, your DIY best friend! This smart little cutting and writing machine is ridiculously easy to set up and use, so you'll find endless excuses to personalise, organise and customise every single day. What better form of self care is there than nurturing your creativity?

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $289.

    5. This wireless video doorbell that lets you see who's at the door from the security of your phone.

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    Any and all video footage from this video doorbell is downloaded securely to an encrypted cloud, which is reassuring given the camera's 166 degree wide-angle lens that records in HD. The camera's sensor can also detect movement, alerting you if someone is in the vicinity, and is equipped with advanced night vision so you can see who's at the door when it's pitch black out.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $129.99

    6. This remote controlled floor lamp that is guaranteed to mix up the vibe of your space.

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    Who among us doesn't have a room with a sad, lonely corner? This super sleek floor lamp will spruce up any lonesome corner and bathe your entire space in multi-hued light. Curate your lamp's colours via the included remote – which will work at a distance of up to 30 metres away.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $148.78.

    7. This three-in-one wireless charging station, so you'll never have to wake up to a flatlined device ever again.

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    Say good morning to a fully charged Apple Watch, iPhone or Samsung Galaxy or Note and AirPods, every day. This dock not only charges all three items simultaneously, it's super compact and will barely take up any counter space. 

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.99 (available in two colours).

    8. This dog camera that is basically from the future because not only does it let you check in on who's being a good boy, but also enables you to speak to your pet in real time.

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    Did I mention it can also toss out treats at your command?

    That's not all – this pet-cam by Furbo also comes equipped with night vision and a barking sensor which will send notifications through to your phone. Day or night, rain or shine, this is the gadget that will make you feel like the world's most attentive pet owner.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $359.

    9. This Apple Watch if you're an Apple ecosystem die hard, but not yet a smart watch convert.

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    Wear it while running errands, walking, running, swimming, surfing, showering, sleeping or just about anything else. Waterproof and therefore also sweat-proof, this smart watch will monitor your heart rate, step count and even how often you stand up.

    Paired with your iPhone, you'll also be able to receive calls and messages on-the-go, alongside a whole suite of other compatible apps. How's that for convenience?

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $285.95+ (available in two colours).

    10. Or, this Fitbit if your primary motivation for acquiring a smartwatch is fitness-related.

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    Slim, sleek and designed for every activity, this Fitbit Charge 4 has a built-in GPS and will track your sleep, heart rate and swims. Its heart rate tracker can also give you a little buzz to let you know you've hit cardio mode, the fat burning zone or even if you're at your peak.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $168+ (available in four colours).

    11. Or, this smart watch that will do exactly what you expect it to: track your steps (and then some).

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    Rounding out the smart watch options is this uncomplicated number.

    In addition to tracking your steps, this affordable smart watch also has sensors that can monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen levels, which you can access in its companion app. 

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99 (available in three colours).

    12. This digital meat thermometer because barbecuing and smoking meats are scientific endeavours.

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    If the very thought of leaving something to grill or sit in a smoker and potentially burn or dry out gives you anxiety, consider this smart thermometer your new therapist. It comes with a hands-free monitor that lets you keep an eye on what's cooking from afar and will even alert you when your food hits a certain temperature.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $64.99.

    13. This smart sprinkler system by Netro that you can control and monitor from your pocket, but is designed to be fully automatic.

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    Get ready to take your home garden to the next level with this Netro smart irrigation tracker. The system tracks sunlight, temperatures and moisture levels, helping you to not only save water but to create a more lush garden by delivering water where it needs to go when it's needed.

    You can also control your sprinkler system remotely from your phone, so your plants keep on flourishing even while you're out of town.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $149.99+ (available in two sizes).

    14. This air duster to keep all your shiny new toys spotless.

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    Okay, so technically this isn't a tech product per se, but your new tech products will suffer without one of these bad boys to blast away the dust that's definitely accumulating in them.

    This rechargeable duster is one of the more powerful dusters you can own, can be used up to 5000 times and will generate a gust that clocks in at 28 metres per second.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $79.04+ (available in two colours).

    15. Or, this UV-light sanitiser that'll literally clean up your phone, sunnies, keys and just about anything else harbouring bacteria.

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    Not only is this an inspired way of using UV rays for good, it's also great for all those little devices and knick knacks that can be hard to properly disinfect. This contraption will have your wares germ free in as little as three minutes, and its lid even doubles as a built-in charging station.

    Oh, and did I mention it also triples as an aromatherapy diffuser? That's right, if you happen to be disinfecting a mask or two, you can also infuse them with the sweet, sweet smell of well, whatever you please.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.99.

    16. This Kindle that opens up a whole new library of books to you from the comfort of your couch.

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    This Kindle is the thinnest and lightest one yet, can be read even in direct sunlight, and connects to Wi-Fi so that you can access over 5 million titles instantaneously.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $199+ (available in three sizes).

    17. This robotic vacuum that will keep your floors clean without you ever needing to lift a finger.

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    With four cleaning modes and an accompanying app to customise, schedule and monitor cleaning sessions, this is the vacuum to rule them all.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $279.

    18. This Oculus Quest 2 VR headset if gaming in the real world just isn't cutting it anymore.

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    The newest model in the Oculus range boasts an all-in-one set up that requires nothing more than the Oculus app and internet connection. With souped up audio and visual specs, get ready to get lost in a whole new virtual setting.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $479.

    19. This Fire TV Stick so that you can binge watch Friends for the thousandth time on the big screen rather than hunched over your laptop.

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    It's also compatible with every other streaming platform under the sun – use it to watch your fave YouTube channels, Disney+ movies, iview shows, and whatever else tickles your fancy.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $99

    20. This smart digital body scale that will tell you things about your body you may have never known before.

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    The scale offers full composition analysis, meaning that – in addition to telling you your overall weight – it can also measure your body fat and water percentage, muscle and bone mass. 

    With its companion app, it can also synchronise the data instantly, enabling you to track longer term weight and composition trends to gain a better picture of your health. 

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $153.54+ (available in two colours).

    21. This digital picture frame that displays photos and videos uploaded from your phone.

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    Can't decide which holiday snap or major life moment to hang up? Now you don't have to. 

    This photo frame makes it easy to upload a rotating roster of images and moving pictures thanks to its built-in 16 gigabytes of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. 

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $139.99.

    22. This Oral-B electric toothbrush that has sensors which will very helpfully inform you if you've missed a spot or are brushing too hard.

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    With six cleaning modes and an accompanying app, this toothbrush is all about helping you finesse your teeth cleaning routine to maximise oral health.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $169 (available in three colours).

    23. This set of four smart plugs that you can remotely manage from your phone, making it easier to control the various gadgets in your home.

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    There's nothing worse than the perilous journey between entering a pitch black home and running to turn the lights on. This smart plug makes dashes in the dark a thing of the past as it lets you control anything plugged into a power point remotely or even pre-set an on and off schedule.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $64.99.

    24. And finally, this pair of blue light blocking glasses to help balance out all the time you're going to spend looking at your phone screen once you've smartened up everything else.

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    Don't let the blue light from your phone keep you up after you've turned the lights off for bed (from your phone). These blue light blocking glasses will keep eye strain and sleep-disrupting excess melatonin at bay.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.95.

    You, on the journey towards transforming your life into its new, smarter version:

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