For those who already regard smart home devices as rather creepy, they would be happy (or rather creeped out) to know about a more creepier yet effective smart home tech; the Moon. Shaped like an eye-ball it can float around and rotate to follow what you are doing! It’s not just creepy for the superstitious but rather exciting for the tech-savvy as well.
The Moon can also function as a smart home hub from Delaware based startup 1-Ring. The best thing is that you don’t have to put it on charge yourself since the base of The Moon enables it to charge wirelessly. It does so even while The Moon is levitating in the air. It’s easily accessible through it app too by which you can manually steer the camera on The Moon to where you want it to record. Apart from this, it is smart enough to acknowledge where a sound is originating from courtesy its motion sensing technology and microphones on its either side.
The Moon is able to send you a notification, whenever the camera detects something peculiar, but this is currently under the company’s Indegigo Campaign. Moreover, you have two options to choose from as the base storage for the recorded footage; either on the MicroSD card inserted in The Moon or a backup on any cloud storage company you prefer ranging from your OneDrive to a Google Drive account or heck even your own FTP Server!
Phillips Hue, SmartThings, and Honeywell along with some others are expected to be the smart home partners for the launch of the Moon. Therefore, this necessarily means, that you can use your Moon app to easily control lightbulbs and other smart home gadgets, though currently it’s not revealed by 1-Ring as to what the Moon app would be compatible with.
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Another bonus feature is its IR blaster, which the Moon can use to control your TV or Speakers. Furthermore, the Moon is going to be compatible with the voice-assistant giants: the likes of Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and the Amazon’s Alexa. Plus, there are a plethora of other features as well. The Moon is able to continuously look out for Carbon Dioxide, temperature, and the humidity levels, and can alert you based on your pre-set notification settings. Further, video calls are only ‘one call away’ with the built-in speakers the device offers. Also, sounds can be easily distinguished by its microphones and its cam is pretty good too.
The cam is able to record at 30 fps at 1080p and has a 130-degree viewing angle. For night-vision, there is an added infra-red light to detect surroundings. Further, the Moon’s cam has a pretty good battery life, lasting up to 5 hours when away from the base. Moreover, if you are a big fan of Time-Lapse videos, it can also create them for you for the whole day.
Now we all know how we earn our hard-earned money, but this is something worth spending on. The Moon isn’t launched yet, but it can be preordered via the company’s very own Indegigo Campaign where it will cost you much less because of a discount. Plus, you don’t have to worry if you live in another corner of the world since 1-Ring is determined to ship it to you internationally as well. If you would want to buy it yourself, it will cost you a hefty $330, but which is still worth its money.