From Personalizing Smart Beds to Connected Rooftop Wind Turbines

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 22, 2016
From smart beds that adjust to each user's body to rooftop wind turbines that track energy consumption, the May 2016 tech trends reveal a clear demand for high-tech products that improve the efficiency of the home from the inside and out.

When it comes to connected home products used indoors, there is a clear emphasis on automation. Indeed, many consumers are now looking for products that will perform basic tasks automatically in order to save them more time each day. Some examples of automated home products include window blinds that adjust based on variations in light, smart beds that conform to the shape of each user's body and night stands that provide a natural wakeup call according to each individual's sleep cycle.

However, the May 2016 tech trends reveal that smart devices are not just limited to the confines of the home. For example, there are now motion-activated gardening devices that spray water at animal intruders. There are also connected rooftop wind turbines that track a home's energy consumption to save consumers money.