Despite its intention on transforming houses, the smart home boom came with one important caveat: To upgrade to the latest trend, people needed to buy entirely new gadgets. Thankfully, this unfortunate smart home reality looks to have finally met its match with the upcoming release of the Bond infrared blaster. Geared toward outfitting ordinary appliances with Internet of Things functionality, the Bond IR blaster is nothing but a small plug-in tool which features smartphone and smart device integration via Wi-Fi. Think of it as a universal remote but instead of using it for a TV, cable box, and Blu-ray player, it works with any home appliance.
Find out what else Digital Trend’s Rick Stella had to say about the BOND Home here: