Technology now allows people to do things inside their home that they could not have dreamed of a decade ago. From voice assistants to smart lighting, people have no shortage of gadgets to help them complete tasks.
Now that technology extends to the backyard as well. New products introduced over the last few years have cut down on manual labor and just made it more fun to entertain outdoors.
Lawnmowing is one of those tasks that no one especially enjoys but they cannot ignore either. Now they no longer have to wish they could stay indoors in air-conditioned comfort instead of spending an hour or more outdoors cutting grass. The robotic lawnmower is here.
Robots for mowing the lawn are similar to self-propelling vacuum cleaners indoors. Once a homeowner programs the robotic lawnmower, it finishes the job without any supervision.
These automated lawnmowing machines cut neatly around corners, trees, and bushes. They also come equipped with sensors to help them avoid a collision with people, animals, or trees.
Barbeque Food from Inside the House
Some manufacturers of grilling equipment have developed technology that enables people to control grill temperature remotely. Additional components of the technology allow for a faster start-up time and consistent temperatures throughout the grilling session. The phone app also sends an alert when the food has finished cooking and is ready to eat.
Outdoor Umbrella Complete with USB Charger and Lighting
Smartphones and other devices go everywhere with people, even outside. This 3-in-1 technology provides the shading of an umbrella during the day, lighting at night, and a USB charger with multiple ports to keep devices powered up. This can come in handy when watching movies or listening to music outside in addition to charging phones.
Patio Space Heater
Outdoor fun does not have to end when evenings start to become cooler for homeowners who install a patio space heater. While they provide plenty of heat, patio space heaters are also easy to conceal.
Common places to install them include inside a patio umbrella or coffee table. Some models have the capacity for solar charging instead of battery or electric. Using solar energy to generate heat on the patio can save a considerable amount on the energy bill.
Coolest is the name brand of a new style of cooler than can keep food and drinks cold for up to five days. Other features that help this cooler earn its name include:
- Shockproof and splash-proof cooler
- Bottle opener
- Secret compartment to hold small items like a smartphone
- Plates and other picnic items
- Customizable lid can include spaces to put a blender, bar top table, or cell phone charger
Bluetooth Sound Speaker
Speakers can be bulky and unsightly in the backyard, but they are necessary to amplify music for an outdoor gathering. A new Bluetooth sound speaker made by the Alpine Corporation comes in the form of a large rock with cutouts to release the sound. Guests are sure to look surprised when music starts coming out of what they assumed was an innocent rock.
With the official start of summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to invest in some of these fun new technologies for the ultimate contemporary backyard.
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