Four affordable tech products to smarten up your home


I'm excited about the notion of living in a smart-home, but something tells me it'll be a while before that happens. Here are my top four products that make my apartment that bit smarter and that don't cost an arm and a leg. 



I am a longtime fan of Chromecast. I bought one some years ago and upgraded to the newer version last year when it was released. For those who don't know, Chromecast is a device which plugs into the HDMI port of a television, allowing users to stream content from their phones onto the big screen. 

At just €39, these devices are incredibly affordable and my top recommendation for anyone ever looking for gift suggestions. 



Aside from my Chromecast, this Phillips Airfryer is the most used device in my home. I have yet to find a food that cannot be put into the airfryer. It means I no longer use oil when cooking and it's a dream to clean. This particular model retails at €149. 

Nespresso machine:


As a big coffee drinker, this machine matters. The Nespresso Inissia is a neat pod coffee machine. Its size is ideal for those without much counter space. It retails at €99.

Smoothie maker:

This is the latest addition to my home, the Kenwood 2GO Sport Smoothie Maker. Like the Nespresso machine, this device is very neat for those with limited counter and storage space. This costs less than €50 and does exactly what a user would expect: make delicious smoothies. 

Jessica Kelly, 

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