December 22nd, 2020 by
Smart technology is changing the way we live. Using it we can turn our heating on from work, play any song we want on-demand, monitor how much it costs to boil the kettle, and detect when someone approaches our front door from wherever we are. And much more of course.
These smart systems can help us save money, reduce the impact on the environment, and they make a host of tasks and activities much easier.
We’ve all heard of smart home assistants such as Alexa, and smart heating systems such as Hive, but did you realise you can get smart electric blankets? You may not have appreciated that you needed one but they really are a game-changer when it comes to cosy nights!
Warm your bed without leaving your sofa
The biggest advantage of a smart electric blanket is the ability to turn it on, and therefore start warming your bed, without having to physically go upstairs and do it. Models such as the Beurer Monogram Konnect Smart Electric Blanket are compatible with both smartphones and Alexa so with a tap of a button or a simple voice command you can set it to start warming without even leaving your seat.
More than just convenient
You may think “that’s convenient but a bit lazy” but it does have real value for people beyond basic convenience. If you, or a loved one, has some mobility issues then this is a real godsend. It not only saves you from going up the stairs more than is necessary, but it also offers the opportunity to get into a nice warm bed which can soothe away any aches and pains you have (heat has long been used as a very effective remedy for pain). This can not only bring you relief, but it can also help you get to sleep quickly and peacefully.
Turn it on from anywhere
Don’t just think about the convenience of being able to turn it on from the sofa as you can operate it from anywhere. If you have been working a night shift, coming back from holiday, or just been delayed somewhere and returning home late, think how nice would it be to come home to a lovely warm bed. You don’t even have to worry about being delayed as you can equally turn it off using your phone or use the timer to switch off after a given period.
With a model such as the one included here, you can create a range of heat programmes for different scenarios. This can reflect different temperatures and zones of the blanket. For example, there is a foot warmer setting and because it has dual controls, you can each choose a different programme so it doesn’t need to be a source of consternation!
Beurer Monogram Konnect Smart Double Electric Blanket - WIFI/Smartphone Control
Price: £160.00Buy Now
Great for large houses
If you live in a townhouse or have a loft conversion, your bedroom may be 2 storeys above your living room (sometimes even 3 if coming up from the kitchen). It’s not at all lazy to be deterred from traipsing up 2 flights of stairs just to turn your blanket on. A smart blanket means you don’t have to!
As with most other electric blankets, this one is machine washable, and for those who like to watch the pennies, the app will even tell you how much energy it’s using (it won’t be much as it’s really economical to run!).
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