Smart fridge, smart lamp, smart baby bed… New smart home devices are released onto the market every week. However, most such devices are quite expensive, have limited functionality, and encourage waste because consumers are increasingly tempted to upgrade from their old devices for those with more brain cells. But why discard perfectly functional, efficient products when you can transform those very same devices into smart ones?
This question occurred to guys from FROLIC studio, resulting in developing Smartians – a product that enables users to retrofit their existing home appliances, turning them into smart ones. No more waste, and the benefit of complete flexibility – you become the creator and can be as inventive as you want.
Smartians are cloud-connected, smart actuators that let you control your home from wherever you are. They consist of a small motor, onto which you can add a dozen different add-ons. Each add-on converts the movement of the motor into a different motion to enable you to press buttons, turn knobs, pull strings, and move objects. You are only limited by your imagination.
They work remotely through the app, which enables you to set timers and even make routines – for instance, switch on your heater and open your blinds every morning before you even get out of bed. By using IFTTT, you can also integrate Smartians with other services and devices such as Google Home or Amazon Echo.
Smartians are made both for those who love to hack things, as well as people who just want to improve their old devices as easily as possible. Save money by not buying the newest gadgets and add a little quirkiness to your home, while having a bit of fun in the process.