This post is sponsored by Samsung.
Years ago if someone had told me that I would have a phone that can control parts of my house I never would have believed them. Not only did I grow up in a small town, we were always last to catch on to any new technology. Fast forward to today and I live in one of the most tech-forward parts of the world, the Silicon Valley. Everything is connected, from our cell phones to everyday items in our home. Today I’ve partnered with Samsung to share some of the ways we keep our (rental) home connected to the outside world.
With our recent move we’ve been experiencing some trouble with Wi-Fi reaching everywhere we need it to. Though our new place is much smaller, it’s pretty long and narrow in shape with a detached workshop and garage space. I always thought that we needed to own a home to utilize any smart technology, but with how quickly smart things are advancing, even in a rental we can be connected. Along with our Frame TV, we use a robot vacuum, wireless speakers, security cameras, and need Wi-Fi to work well on all of our devices since we both have businesses run out of our home. Connect Home not only expands our Wi-Fi reach, it offers a SmartThings Hub (and app!) so that we don’t have to have a different application for each of our smart things.
Part of making my life easier is that I have everything I need at the end of my fingertips and Connect Home helps keep all of these devices and life-tools running smoothly and as easy as pushing a button. Our old Wi-Fi unit was pretty large, so I’m glad the new Connect Home is sleek and looks great even just sitting on a shelf. Isn’t it amazing that right now, today, you can control items in your home with your phone? The Connect App makes managing all of our smart devices so easy and the ability to control everything through one app is so magical to me.
Our Favorite Rental Compatible Smart Things:
- The Frame
- Arlo Security Cameras
- Ring Doorbell
- Cree LED Daylight Bulbs
- Phillips Hue Lightbulbs
- Sonos Wireless Speakers
- Roomba Vacuum
- Samsung Smart Appliances
- Alexa & Echo Dot
- Nest Thermostat
- Samsung Smart Plugs (make any device smart!)
This post is sponsored by Samsung, a company that we’ve owned household electronics by for years (see our Frame TV here). Thank you so much for helping to support the sponsors that make life here at Hej Doll a little sweeter. All opinions are my own.
Do you have any connected items in your home? What are some of your favorite smart things?