FEEL THE RUSH
If you fancy yourself the next Schumacher or Webber, test out your driving skills on the G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel. Designed for Playstations 3 and 4, you’ll never go back to a regular controller again! It has foot pedals and dual-motor feedback so you’ll feel every bump and turn.
And if you want to kit out the ultimate man cave, there is a range of accessories including gear shifters and a racing seat. Gentlemen, start your engines! $499.95 from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman, logitech.com/au.
FUTUREPROOF YOUR HOME
Soon, you’ll be able to keep an eye on your place, even when you’re far away. The Telstra Smart Home system allows you to control windows, doors, appliances and cameras anytime, from anywhere.
The ‘Watch and Monitor’ kit includes an outdoor wi-fi HD camera and motion sensors, which send instant alerts to your phone or tablet. You can also remotely turn off appliances or the thermostat, saving you money on energy bills.
The system will be available later this year. Register your interest to receive updates at telstra.com.au/smarthome.
THE CONTROLLER TO RULE THEM ALL!
With so many different devices at home, controlling all of them can be tricky. Streamline your life with an advanced universal remote control.
Easy to use, the Logitech Harmony Elite works on everything from your TV and sound systems, through to lights and air-conditioning, all without leaving the comfort of your couch! You can also turn your smartphone into a controller using the app. $549.95 from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman, logitech.com/au.
THE KEY TO HOME SECURITY
Keeping your possessions under lock and key used to be the best way to keep them secure. Now you can have the same peace of mind without a key! The Lockwood Keyless Digital Deadbolt can unlock the house via a weatherproof keypad. Plus, you can integrate the device wirelessly into your broader security system.
For added protection, it’s possible to disable the keypad so no one can access your property while you’re at home or asleep, even if they know the code. $249 from Bunnings and most locksmiths.
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
Don’t be fooled, these high-tech light bulbs do much more than just illuminate your house! The Sengled light bulb range can act as stereo speakers to stream music around the house, and monitor what’s going on via an inbuilt HD camera streamed straight to your smartphone
via an app.
Annoying internet dead spots will be a thing of the past, too. The Boost globe extends your wi-fi signal up to 30 metres! Plus, you can control your lighting from your phone. From $129 at Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee and most electrical suppliers, sengled.com.au.
Prices are approximate and a guide only.