Planning on starting your own superhero group? You can now shop for your own Iron Man suit online. Well, it’s not quite an Iron Man suit, but it’s the closest thing yet. Gravity.co founder Richard Browning is now selling the Gravity Jet Suit, which uses five jet engines delivering 1,050 horsepower to propel the wearer above the ground. A heads-up display shows remaining fuel levels so you know when it’s time to land. The suit goes for $447,000, so you almost need to be Tony Stark to buy it.
As this illustrates, you can buy almost any type of technology online these days; and fortunately, many of the coolest items aren’t as pricey as the Gravity Jet Suit. Here are three cutting-edge tech products you might not know you can buy over your smartphone.
1. Wire-Free Cameras for Home Security
Smart home technology is in high demand today, with smart security systems topping homeowners’ wish lists. Four in 10 home buyers want smart home technology, with security features such as smart locks and cameras most desired by homeowners, a National Association of Realtors survey shows. While this type of technology once seemed exotic, you can now buy cutting-edge smart home security equipment right from your smartphone.
For instance, leading security provider Lorex sells next-generation, wire-free cameras for home security. For about what you’d pay for a new TV, you can get a 1080p resolution wireless system including anywhere from two to six cameras to monitor up to six channels on your property. The cameras are powerful enough to provide night vision surveillance at up to 150 feet. The system comes with a DVR that lets you save up to 1 TB of surveillance footage. Because the system is wireless, it’s easy to install and you can use your smartphone to monitor your surveillance cameras as well as buy them.
2. Home Theater in a Box
You probably know you can buy smart TVs and speakers online, but did you know you can buy a whole home theater in a box? For example, the Bose Lifestyle 650 Home Entertainment SystemSystem comes with everything you need to turn your TV into a home theater. The system includes two OmniJewel front speakers and a center speaker, plus two OmniJewel wireless rear speakers and an Acoustimass wireless subwoofer, making it easy to install your system without drilling holes in your house.
The system supports 4K Ultra HD resolution, so you can easily hook it up to your favorite high-end TV, and it enables Dolby processing for superior sound quality. The Lifestyle system includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and it can integrate with Amazon Alexa for voice control. The price tag runs around $4,000. If that’s too rich for your blood, you can find quality home entertainment systems online for less than $1,500, or if you want to go all out, you can spend $12,000 for a full Dolby Atmos set-up.
3. Home Robots
Home robots were front-and-center at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. While many of the models displayed are not yet commercially available, you can already buy a wide selection of home robots over your smartphone. One of the most popular categories on today’s market is robot vacuums. Equipped with sensors and artificial intelligence, these convenient devices will vacuum your floor without you having to lift a finger.
You can control them with a remote control or your smartphone, or schedule them to run automatically. The only thing you have to do manually is periodically empty a removable dustbin. Robot vacuums currently run from about $150 to about $800. Other home robots are already available for tasks from making meals to folding clothes to lawn mowing. As more models hit the market, expect to be able to order home robots for virtually any household task from your smartphone in the near future.
Wireless security cameras, home theaters and home robots are just three of the cutting-edge technology gadgets you can order from your smartphone. No matter what you’re shopping for, chances are you can find it from your phone.