If you've followed Komando.com for a while, then you already know that the Internet of Things is changing the way people live. The "Internet of Things" is just a fancy way of saying "a bunch of smart gadgets that can work as a group, or individually." Most of these gadgets are designed for your home, which is why they will change how you live, quite literally.
When smart gadgets first hit the market, consumers naturally had their concerns. As with any new piece of technology, there were hiccups and risks. Network security being one of them. Pricing being another. Convenience of operation being a third. But as the technology progressed, popularity for these smart gadgets grew significantly.
In fact, interest in these products has skyrocketed over the past few years. And in 2016, we expect that trend to continue climbing. According to Mediapost, 9 million smart gadgets are estimated to be sold this year alone.
The category comprises smart thermostats, smart smoke and CO2 detectors, Wi-Fi cameras, smart locks, smart home systems and smart switches, dimmers and outlets. This will be an increase of 21% from last year and will come with $1.2 billion in revenue.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Here are five additional items we think everyone will be using by the end of this year.