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5 affordable home tech products that will make your life easier

By Catherine Rayward

Technology is here to make life easier. Have you paused to ask yourself if you have the right products for your home?

Home tech has come a long way. Remember when you had to wait for your family to get off the phone so you could use the internet?

Fortunately, that’s no longer the case! These days, everything is automated, personalised and – when used properly – here to make life quicker, easier and better.

And the best part? Home tech no longer has to cost an arm and a leg.

Find out which tech is at your fingertips to help improve your home life.

1. The must-have kitchen tech

A smart tablet has many uses, from watching something on the go to reading in bed. But, we would argue, the area where it really has a chance to shine is in the kitchen.

Look-up and follow recipes with ease off a tablet screen. Prop it up on a cookbook stand and either cook along with an instruction video or keep it handy while working off a recipe.

Bigger than your phone screen and less clunky than a laptop, tablets are the ultimate cooking assistant.

iPads and Galaxy tablets are well known, but there are far more affordable options with similar standard functionality, such as this one available online at Australia Post for $79.

2. Improve your home security

A safe and secure home is fundamental. Thankfully, new home security tech is making it easy and cost-effective to protect your home.

While you can hardwire cameras and security systems to your home, the easier route is to find a portable camera that is re-chargeable or battery operated.

The Cop Cam ($39.95) offers HD visuals and clear audio in a wireless, one-cubic-inch device.

It has an SD card for proper recorded footage that you can review and upload to your device later.

3. Get crystal clear visuals

Watch TV on a clear flat screen to make your evenings even more pleasurable.

With so many blockbusters being released straight to streaming services nowadays, you need a big screen to get the full effect.

The size of your living space will dictate the size of your screen. If you can handle the size, the Soniq 42″ screen is available to purchase for just $279.

4. Something to treat yourself

What better way to relax at the end of a hard day than with a massage. For those of us who can’t have a professional masseuse on staff, the next best thing could be an electric massager.

The Hy-Impact Muscle Massager ($109.95) is both cheaper and far more portable than a massage chair. The handheld electric massager allows you to target muscles with precision.

At the end of your day, just switch on that big screen TV, sit back in your comfy couch and relax with a DIY massage. Heaven!

5. Power outlets to make it happen

The problem with filling your home with great tech is that it all needs somewhere to plug in. Finding a powerpoint for everything can become a burden unless you have some quality power boards.

The Spin Power ($59.95) power board allows you to charge up to 10 devices at once, with both traditional outlets and USB ports ready for charging.

Thanks to the vertical positioning of the powerpoints, its ability to rotate 360 degrees, plus built-in surge protection, makes it easier to plug in multiple products at once.

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