What makes a house a home? what will our homes look like in the future? These nifty new gadgets, designed to make our lives better, easier and more fun, give us a taste of just that – and the best thing is, they’re available now.
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Picture Perfect // LG’s new ‘wallpaper’ television may just be the most exciting thing to happen to TVs since…well, ever. This 65-inch wonder machine lies flat against the wall, blending seamlessly into its surroundings while providing a cinema-quality picture.
Wired for Sound // With the new Sonos Playbase, you can get that epic full-cinema sound from just one speaker. The sleek design sits discreetly underneath your TV, so it slots seamlessly into any interior. Plus, it’s hooked up to an app on your phone so you can even stream music to it when your TV’s off.
Reality Bytes // At first glance, they look like a pair of headphones (which they are, too, with exceptional sound quality) but pull the headband down and – voilà! – you’ve got your own portable cinema. How does it work? Built-in optics in the headband beam your favourite movie or game from your smartphone or tablet straight in front of your eyes, wherever you are. The future is now.
Fine Prints // This genius phone case from Prynt allows you to print Polaroid-style photographs straight from your iPhone.
Sizing Up // Throw away that old measuring tape now; this nifty little pen is here to make the onerous task of measuring things up a total breeze. The pen is rigged with a laser in one end that you can run over any surface (including curves, corners and irregular shapes) and it will tally up the measurements and send them straight to a special app on your phone. Job done.