How to Have a Smart (But Not Too Complicated) Home

August 3, 2015

Many household gadgets are now smart, with the capability of connecting to the internet for an ultimate user experience. That’s great, but what if you just want to do something simple like set your slow cooker without getting a headache?

The Wall Street Journal found five devices that are “just smart enough”: They have more advanced settings than the products of yesteryear, but not enough to overwhelm you.

One item is a user-friendly mechanical timer that schedules on/off times for any appliance (but doesn’t need a Wi-Fi connection). Another is a Crock-Pot that calculates cooking time based on when you want your food ready.

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