5 Inexpensive Ways to “Tech-Out” Your New Home

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You’ve just moved into your new home and you’re ready to make it your new paradise! Of course, it will need to include awesome tech gadgets to impress guests and set the perfect stage for comfort and relaxation. The problem is, you don’t necessarily have an unlimited budget to work with on your mission to create a tech-forward home. That’s why we’ve created our list of 5 ways to tech out your new home without breaking the bank. Check them out!

1. Amazon Fire stick


This is a great staple for every homeowner. It allows you to stream Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and more. Compared to similar products, Amazon’s version has 4x the storage and 2x the memory, as well as a dual-core processor and 1GB of memory. It falls within the same price range as its competitors at $39.99.

2. Smartphone projector 2.0


Create the ultimate movie night with your smartphone and this projector! Simply stick your smartphone in the projector and watch the retro-styled gadget project your movie or show of choice. $31.95.

3. No-plug charging stations


These little gadgets are not only handy for you, but great for your guests too. You can place them around your home to make charging simple for everyone in your home. You can purchase these from Verizon for $49.99.

4. The izon self-monitoring system


Ever wish you could check in on your home, anytime and from anywhere? Now you can! Whether you’re on vacation or at the office, izon sends you push notifications and live streaming to keep an eye on things while you’re away. The izon view model is available for $99.95 and the izon 2.0 is $79.95.

5. Polk Omni S2 wireless speaker


Polk speakers have a very rich sound and allow you to easily pair your tablet, phone or computer. Once connected, you can control one or more Polk speakers using the Polk Omni app to play all the music you love. Plus, if you buy more than one speaker you can choose to stream the same songs throughout the house or stream different songs to each speaker. One speaker is $174.99 on Amazon.

Now that you’ve got the gadgets, it’s time to get to work! Once you’ve determined which items you’ll be adding to your teched-out home, you will need to determine your needs for internet connectivity to ensure that you and your guests will have enough speed to stream and connect through each device. Once you’ve done the leg work in installing your new products and hooking them up to a solid network, sit back and enjoy the bliss that is living in a tech savvy home without fear of pending invoices ahead!