Friday, September 26, 2014

Home Is Where The Gadget Is

Home Is Where the Gadget Is

When people think of innovation in the household, they typically think of a huge TV screen in the living room or a new, techy appliance in the kitchen. However, innovative products can be used everywhere in your home, even in places you wouldn’t expect.

Master Bedroom

No one likes to wash clothes. Whether you take a trip to the Laundromat or haul your laundry to the basement, the chore takes all day once you’re done drying and folding. Whirlpool’s new product Swash can help you, though. Swash is a standalone “clothes refresher” that doesn’t replace your washing machine, but can refresh and de-wrinkle your clothes in between washes. In 10 minutes, you can have your favorite outfit reshaped, de-wrinkled and smelling fresh. The design is so appealing that most users even keep it in their bedrooms for convenience. Users say that Swash is perfect for your delicates and clothes that you would typically hand wash or dry clean, or items like blazers that don’t get washed often, but may need freshening up in between wears.


Toothbrush technology has come a long way in the past few decades. Oral healthcare went from a standard manual toothbrush to large, clunky, AA battery operated toothbrushes, to slimmer electric toothbrushes with rotating heads. Don’t even mention the changes that toothpaste and mouthwash have undergone. Just when you thought brushing your teeth couldn’t get any more innovative, along comes Kolibree, the first sonic connected toothbrush. Kolibree features 3D sensors that connect to an app and give real time feedback about the quality of your brushing. The product is especially helpful for parents and children to learn good brushing habits.  Kolibree says that their toothbrush is educational, fun, and useful for the whole family.


Healthy food is now trendy food. Foodies all over the world are simmering, braising, and toasting to find ways of making healthy and delicious foods a reality. Cauliflower pizza crust, portabella burgers, and Greek yogurt ice cream are making their way onto our dinner tables. For all you pasta lovers out there, there is an alternative to carby noodles: veggie noodles. The Spiralizer is a tabletop appliance that shaves whole vegetables into spiraling shapes that can be boiled (depending on the vegetable) or eaten raw.  Put a veggie, such as a zucchini, a sweet potato, or even a carrot into the device, turn a handle and ribbon-like spirals will come out. There are many recipes online that can give you ideas for low-carb meals with the help of the Spiralizer.

Kid’s Bedroom

Couch cushion and blanket forts were the ultimate toy as a child. You could hide for hours in your own little world, playing with toys or reading a book. But eventually, Mom, Dad, or a babysitter would tell you to put away the mess you made and the magic would be over. SquashBlox is a new product that allows kids to make their own forts without tearing up the living room. They are made of colored cushions that attach to each other to make tunnels, doors, castles, or anything else your child can dream of. The creators of SquashBlox say that the toy is appropriate for many ages. Infants can use it as a play mat, toddlers and preschoolers can create with the help of a grown-up, and older children can unleash their inner architect and create their own designs.  

Living Room

Living rooms are multipurpose rooms. Sometimes it’s the dining room, other times it’s the gym, and occasionally it’s a lounge.  Ideally, your furniture would be able to change along with your living room’s purpose. Sofista is a new interlocking modular sofa that can serve as one sofa, or break into a combination of different seating arrangements, such as an armchair, chaise lounge, and a bed. The minimalist design comes in a variety of neutral colors that will fit most living spaces. This furniture is perfect for a family that does a lot of entertaining or likes to redecorate frequently.

New innovations keep your home feeling fresh and up-to-date, as well as add fun flair to your everyday life. From the kid’s room to the bathroom, there is a new invention that will fit into your lifestyle. 

Which of these products are you most likely to buy? Do you have any you’d like to add to the list? 

Please Note: The products mentioned in this article are not InventHelp client inventions.

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