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A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

This post is sponsored by Cox Communications.

A couple days ago, I spent some time in a smart home that included over 60 devices powered by Cox Communications. This beautiful home, provided by Homes By Taber, was a tech-lovers dream with wifi-connected products of all shapes, sizes, and purposes.

A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

Soooooo, in today’s recap post, I’ll be sharing my favorite smart home devices and services that I fell in love with during my tour. Let’s get started, shall we?

DIGITAL FOOD

Popular food blogger Whitney Bond demonstrated a couple of high-tech kitchen appliances during the tour, both of which I absolutely need to have IMMEDIATELY.

A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

This Crock-Pot slow cooker can be turned on and off, as well as set to high, low, and warm via an app on a phone or tablet. For busy moms like me, this is a brilliant way to get dinner started and controlled while I’m on the go. Power in my hands!

A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

And this coffee maker, another app-controlled device, is the perfect solution for sleepy mornings when you just want to stay in bed a bit longer while someone (or should I say something) else makes you a cup of joe. Simply load up the coffee maker the night before and brew it the next morning from your smartphone. So smart!

ONLINE LESSONS

With the power of Cox Communications’ wifi, real-time video lessons were taking place during the smart home event as well.

Jason Wang, Madonna’s very own violist, was busy teaching online violin lessons and it was an absolute delight watching him in action.

In addition, DeBartolo Sports was on-site teaching quarterbacks how to properly throw the football (I even witnessed a lesson in real-time) across the country. Ah, the power of technology!

VIRTUAL REALITY

My kids have been bragging about the advances of virtual reality gaming for some time now, but I hadn’t tried it out for myself until I attended the smart home event. I will admit that I was a bit nervous that my senses would be too overwhelmed, but that wasn’t the case at all.

A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

For this particular experience, I was taken deep beneath the sea. The colors, details, and movement of jellyfish and underwater animals were simply stunning and life-like. I even “touched” a few fish as well! The gaming team at Oklahoma Christian University were simply genius in their programming.

A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

My boys are now asking me when we’re getting our system now, ha!

MEDICAL CARE

One of the most impressive demos during the tour was seeing a heart failure patient take her vitals and speak directly with her nurse at Mercy Hospital via live video for a regular check-up. The nurse had access to the patient’s weight, blood pressure, and heart rate through the power of wifi.

A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

The patient was also able to answer questions in real-time, address some concerns, and get valuable feedback from her nurse all without having to leave the house!

HOME SECURITY

You may have seen Cox Communications commercials in the past describing their home security products and services, but it’s nothing like seeing it in person. Of course, I only scraped the surface of all of the features Cox offers, but a few that stand out were the wifi controlled door locks and home cameras which are accessed through an app.

A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

As a parent, I appreciate the opportunity to access cameras inside of the home and lock the doors from a smartphone or tablet when my kids are home with a sitter, or when I’m out of town and just want to check in on them.
A Tour Through a Real-Life Smart Home

Having the peace of mind that my children are safe, I can lock the doors, check the thermostat, and turn on/off lights in the palm of my hands is pretty awesome!

A VIDEO WALK-THROUGH

Want to walk through the smart home yourself? Check out my video below!

A big THANK YOU to Cox Communications for having me for this amazing event! In addition, kudos to Trapollo3D Print OKC and Trifecta Communications for offering their services, too!

This post is sponsored by Cox Communications.