Kitchensurfing New York City, NY
Kitchensurfing is a global marketplace for people that love food. Kitchensurfing match-makes customers who want restaurant-quality food made in their home (or office) and some 1,500 chefs who want extra work. Bookings are all-inclusive: payment is up front and includes tip. Cooks do the shopping and clean up before they leave. Every Kitchensurfing chef receives basic training and ongoing coaching from the dedicated Chef Team. Chefs are ready to customize their menus to suit your requirements. Payments are secure and your booking is guaranteed. Customer service is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Bidgely Mountain View, CA
Bidgely tells you how much energy your appliances use and crafts personalized recommendations for ways to save. With patented cloud-based disaggregation algorithms, Bidgely extracts energy signatures that are unique to appliances in any household, measures energy consumption by each appliance, and identifies the source of highest inefficiencies, whether it’s an appliance replacement or a behavior modification. Bidgely then give you simple, actionable ways to reduce your energy consumption and your bill. Meet your goals with Bidgely's proven methods, educate customers, manage peak demand, and fully leverage your smart grid with Bidgely analytics.
Zuli San Francisco, CA
Lights and appliances adjust to who you are, what room you’re in, and what your preferences are to make you more comfortable and energy efficient. The Zuli smartplug communicates with your smartphone using Bluetooth Low Energy, giving you unmatched control, monitoring and automation at an affordable price. Just plug a Zuli smartplug into any standard US outlet, connect any light or appliance, and download our free app. Set up your smartplug and you’ll instantly have control of your devices from your smartphone. With on/off control, dimming, location based automation, power monitoring, away detection and scheduling.
wattvision Princeton, NJ
Wattvision makes it easy for your to save money on energy by giving you a live view of your building's energy use on the web or on your mobile device. Make changes to your building and watch them influence your real-time energy graph to know exactly how much of an impact you're making. Receive e-mail and text message alerts when your energy use spikes to ensure you never go over any consumption limits you set for yourself. Compare your energy habits with that of similar homes all around the world and get a Wattvision Score that accurately describes how positive your daily energy use has been. Download your energy data into Excel or develop with Wattvision using the API.
Nest Palo Alto, CA
Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and smoke alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services. Devices are sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled, self-learning, and fully programmable. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services offerings address home energy consumption, and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ will help keep people safe.
Goldee San Francisco, CA
A reinvention of the light switch that redefines how people interact with light, Goldee translates information from your surroundings into smart functions that respond to your lighting needs. Users will enjoy smart features such as the Sunrise Alarm, which simulates the morning sunrise to make your morning rise easier. Sleep Timer naturally fades your lights to prepare your body for a good night’s sleep. If you wake up in the middle of the night, Night Mode helps you to get around by automatically turning on dim light. When you return back to bed, Goldee turns it off again. Goldee automatically turns your lights off when you leave home and turns them on when you return. The Smart Security feature simulates your presence if Goldee notices you have been away from home for more than two days. You can also control your lights with a wave of your hand. Goldee installs like any standard light switch and is compatible with regular bulbs.
Sookbox Cambridge, MA
Sookbox, the innovators behind The Personal Cloud, challenges you to change the way you approach Whole Home AV, internet streaming, cloud access, stored content, and personalized control. Sookbox offers an affordable solution that provides homeowners the ability to simultaneously deliver different types of content (audio, video, and online media) from varied sources to different entertainment zones – all through one single, easy to use interface on a tablet or smartphone. Sookbox provides users with seamless multi-directional feedback via the comprehensive control app. With 16 audio and 4 video zones, the Sookbox BDS boasts 2TB of onboard storage as well as IP-addressable Ethernet connectivity, allowing homeowners access to in-home, cloud-based, and other online content sources.
SmartThings Washington, DC
SmartThings lets you know what’s happening at home wherever you are–and at a fraction of the cost of traditional home security systems. Wireless, affordable, flexible, and portable, SmartThings reacts automatically to potential threats and lets you customize it to protect what matters to you. The SmartThings app and Hub will instantly connect to different sensors, locks, light switches, outlets, thermostats, and other compatible devices in your home. These devices can then communicate with you and each other to offer you security, peace of mind, and limitless possibilities. Since SmartThings is compatible with hundreds of smart devices from a variety of manufacturers, once you have a SmartThings Hub and free app, you can add as many other popular smart devices as you want to create a fully connected home.
hue Amsterdam, Netherlands
hue is a home LED lighting system that lets you control your lights and change their colour using your smartphone or tablet. These Philips lightbulbs can be screwed in to your existing light fittings and then use your iPhone to control them, set a timer or create multi-coloured lighting 'moods'. Bringing endless possibilities to help you get creative and help you personalize your lighting to suit yours and your family’s lifestyle. hue can be set up in minutes. The intuitive app allows you to remotely control your home lighting to help secure your home, personalize your home lighting experience with custom settings and program timers to help manage your daily schedules, all through the convenience of a smart device. An intuitive and seamless system, hue is upgradable and future-proof, with the potential for more features to be downloaded and enjoyed in the future.With its high quality energy-saving LED light, hue allows you to tune shades of white light or create any color.