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    20 Futuristic Appliances That Are Totally Worth The Splurge

    Send your home straight to the future.

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    1. A Lilumia electronic makeup brush cleaner that looks like it could start levitating while resuscitating your dirty brushes.

    Promising Review: “I love my brush cleaner! I use it twice a week, and it has my brushes looking and smelling like new after every wash!” —Marcus Dampier

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in four colors).

    2. A Turbo Dog treat-tossing camera to keep an eye on and reward your pup — because sometimes it’s tough leaving your bestie all alone.

    The camera can hold as many as 30 treats. It also features a night vision camera, two-way audio, and will alert you with a phone notification if it senses your dog barking.

    Promising Review: “We're loving this camera! We're using it to train our dog to be okay alone. He doesn't care at all about us leaving when the treats start coming out!” —Katherine Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $230.

    3. A battery-powered GeniCan that'll create a shopping list out of the items you toss in the trash — making sure you always know when you’re out of necessities like trashbags or dish detergent.

    To create your shopping list — which you can access on the GeniCan app — swipe the item's barcode with the barcode reader. If your item doesn’t have a barcode, you can hold you item in front of the GeniCan. And after two seconds, it will ask what you want to add to your list, and you can tell it what to put on it.

    The GeniCan also partners with AmazonDash, so you can have items on your list easily sent to your home.

    Get it from GeniCan for $149 (available in three colors).

    4. A smartphone-linked Quirky Egg Minder to monitor the freshness of your eggs and update you on how many you have in your fridge.

    Promising Review: “Have you ever been out on a brisk walk trying to work out the stress from the day and then suddenly been hit with a wave of anxiety wondering just how many eggs are in the fridge and what condition they might possibly be in? Well, with the egg minder those panic attacks are forever behind us. This product works anywhere too, so we can check on our eggs from the John, or the back of a police car, or even from in the emergency room, because those warning signs to turn off all cell phones are just stupid.” —W. Giant

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99, and read more details about the system on SmartHome.

    5. A portable Invoxia Triby smart speaker you can link with your Amazon Alexa voice service to set alarms, control devices in your home, and play your favorite tunes.

    Promising Review: “This is a great device! I use it to send messages to my kids and call them when I am out of the house. We also stream music from the phone to Triby. I typically have to charge the battery about every two days. But that’s mainly because I use it a lot on radio mode.” —Romain

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (available in four colors).

    6. An Instant Pot multi-use cooker that combines seven kitchen appliances into one boss pot.

    The Instant Pot can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Read a detailed review of the Instant Pot here.

    Promising Review: “This pot saved my life. I love beans and they cook so quickly now. My lentils are cooked so evenly. It saves me so much time and my food tastes so much better.” —Raj Dayal

    Get it from Amazon for $97.94+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A Gourmia sous vide circulates water to evenly cook bagged meat, fish, poultry, and other foods. And it has Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can control it from your smartphone.

    Promising Review: “This tool is really impressive! The day it arrived, I got an email explaining how to do the Wi-Fi connection. Cooking with the Sous Vide brings a whole new level to my foods. Even my simple recipes taste amazing now. So far I've been really happy with it!” —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in two colors).

    8. A sleek GoWISE USA electric air fryer so you can enjoy the magic of a crispy batch of fries without the calories oil adds.

    Promising Review: “This fryer is very easy to use. The texture of some foods may be different from what you are familiar with when frying with oil. But if you are creative, you can make up for that. Cleanup is a breeze. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to reduce the amount of fat in their diet!” —R. Branson

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    9. A Bissell BarkBath to give your favorite pup a scrub no matter where the day may take you two.

    Promising Review: “I have a Lab and a great dane-English mastiff who both hate baths. Not to mention, it's a pain to bathe them due to their size. This tool cleans them quickly and easily. And it leaves them smelling fresh. They are both scared of my floor vacuum. But this gadget doesn’t seem to bother either of them at all!” —Sweetfreedom

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    10. A WeMo-enabled Crock Pot you can pair with your phone to easily monitor your meals and adjust the heating settings of the pot.

    Promising Review: “I have had no connectivity issues with this pot at all, and the setup was very easy. The other day, I had completely forgotten a slow cooker dish I was cooking when I met friends for drinks. My phone notified me when the slow cooker was done, and it automatically put the setting on warm!” —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $129 or Crock-Pot for $103.99.

    11. A Petnet SmartFeeder to personalize food portions and set up a food schedule for your dog or cat.

    Every purchase includes a free SmartFeeder Ramp, which is designed for kibbles that may need assistance sliding into your pet’s bowl.

    Promising Review: “Petnet has given me back a good night's sleep! Our cat's morning alarm clock for breakfast was going off way too early. With Petnet set to go off at 5 a.m., our cat gets her morning feeding when she wants, and we get our sleep. It's also been great for when we travel. Our petsitter comes every day. But we are also able to push snacks through the app to give her treats between feedings.” —LA

    Get it from Amazon for $129.

    12. A portable ice maker that quickly makes batches of cubes so you can chill your beverages basically anywhere you’d like — no refrigerator required.

    Promising Review: “We received our ice maker a couple of weeks ago and we love it. When the first ice cubes dropped into the bin, it happened so fast that we both looked at each other in surprise. After using this for a few weeks now, I find it to be one of the most handy appliances that we have ever owned!” —Amazon User

    Get it from Amazon for $82.99+ or Bed Bath & Beyond for $124.99.

    13. An iDevices iGrill2 digital thermometer for monitoring as many as four temperature probes from your phone — a grilling fiend's dream.

    The thermometer includes four probes and magnetic mounting.

    Promising Review:
    “This thermometer is pretty awesome! The Bluetooth range isn’t the strongest. But it still beats having to lift a lid and lose heat to check the temperature of the meat. And it is great at monitoring ambient grill temp if the probe is placed correctly!” —Sad Duck

    Get it from Amazon for $134.99.

    14. A powerful 40-watt FLIway Charge pad kit for charging as many as eight devices at one time — and it can even sense if liquid or metal is detected on the pad’s surface.

    The FLIway system can be used with a FLIcase or wired FLIcube or FLIcoin adapter — all of which come with the starter kit. The pad has the ability to charge a range of tech items, including headphones, mini drones, gaming controllers, cameras, and tablets.

    Promising Review:
    “FLIway 40 is a superb device for charging phones, tablets, watches, and iPods. It works great!” —William M.

    Get the four-piece starter kit from FLI Charge for $149 or a two-piece iPhone 6 kit from Amazon for $138.

    15. A Perfect Bake Pro app-controlled scale to make you a baking legend — at least in your own kitchen.

    The gadget auto scales recipes for servings and pan sizes. The app also includes a virtual bowl on screen that fills up as you add ingredients, alerting when you need to stop pouring.

    Promising Review:
    “This is a life-changing system! It makes baking so easy and fun. You can pour ingredients directly into the bowl on the scale. There’s no pre-measuring needed. The scale will notify you when you have added a sufficient amount and will automatically move to the next ingredient. I also love having the ability to add your own recipes to the app!” —Sleeping Thru

    Get it from Amazon for $71.98 or Bloomingdale's for $50.

    16. A self-charging Eufy RoboVac that will vigilantly keep your home clean with the simple click of a button.

    The vacuum includes an anti-scratch tempered glass cover, an infrared sensor to avoid bumping into obstacles, and drop-sensing tech so it can avoid falls.

    Promising Review:
    “This is a great vacuum! It scared our dog for a couple hours, but now she ignores it. It cleans a crazy amount of dust and dirt that you wouldn’t think would accumulate that fast!” —Hsw55

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

    17. A Perfect Drink PRO to make your bartender dreams reality with the help of a handy app — and a scale that automatically weighs ingredients as you pour.

    The app allows you to choose a drink recipe and serving size. You then place a glass — or the included shaker — on the scale to begin your drink making experience. The scale even lets you know when you need to stop pouring each ingredient.

    Promising Review: “This gadget is very easy to use and super fun. There's a small learning curve when trying to enter your own recipes into the Perfect Drink app. But once you learn the tricks, it's very easy to use. I also like that you can add your alcohol collection to the app, giving you the ability to see what drinks you can make with what you have on hand!” —Philip P.

    Get it from Amazon for $76.55.

    18. A Mr. Coffee Wi-Fi enabled coffeemaker so you can start brewing a pot of Joe straight from your bed.

    Promising Review: “I love waking up and pushing a button on my iPhone to tell my coffee maker to get started. It's great to start the day with a text from my coffee maker telling me it's ready! Plus, it makes a darn good cup of coffee!" —C. Embree

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    19. Or really show off with a Bonaverde coffeemaker to roast, grind, and brew your own coffee — basically making your kitchen counter a real-life coffee shop.

    As part of the Bonaverde community, you will receive ready-to-use coffee beans straight from partner coffee bean farmers. The beans are harvested, packed, and shipped by the farmers, allowing them to have full control over their bean business and brand in the Bonaverde marketplace.

    If you are really serious about your coffee life, you can currently reserve one of the $800 machines on Bonaverde for $20. The first batch of machines is scheduled to ship in mid-2017.

    20. And then there’s the exceptionally aspirational June Intelligent Oven — which uses artificial intelligence and sensors to identify what you are cooking and monitor it for the perfect meal every time. #KitchenGoals

    The June Intelligent Oven features an HD camera, touch screen, and a June app that sends you customized alerts about what you’re cooking and will let you control the oven from any location.

    Promising Review: “I must say, I am extremely impressed with this intelligent oven. It is pricey. But that is the cost of admission for a peek into the future. This oven is designed to grow and adapt over time due to user input. Basically, it learns. As with any new piece of technology, you have to allow it time to grow and be refined. I am extremely happy with my purchase, and I look forward to many happy years of cooking in my June oven.” —Terrence L. Williams

    Get it from Amazon — prepare yourself — for $1495.

    You're going to have the coolest home ever.

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