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Smart devices that look smart, too

Every year we’re seeing more and more smart devices hit the market as the internet of things continues to gather momentum and shows no signs of slowing down. Although we’ve come to expect a certain degree of aesthetic appeal from our electronics, some devices are simply a cut above. So we partnered with our friends at Marshall to compile a list of smart devices that would feel right at home at the MoMA for their timeless and tasteful design.

Marshall – Voice Speaker

Taking cues from their legendary guitar amplifiers, the Marshall Voice Speaker combines a timeless cool design with modern technology. With Amazon’s Alexa built in, far-field voice technology for better voice recognition, and an accompanying app that even lets you adjust the audio EQ, this Wi-Fi speaker is as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears. Depending on which ecosystem you choose, you can play music, schedule reminders, control your smart home and more, all with the power of your voice.

Smart Garden

Inspired by NASA technology, this planter grows fresh herbs, flowers and produce for you. Featuring clean space age design, the Smart Garden automatically dispenses the optimal configuration of water, oxygen, and nutrients, while special LED grow lights ensure your plants get everything they need to thrive. Plants are a great way to liven up a space and this planter is the perfect choice for those of us born without green thumbs.

Nanoleaf Light PanelsAdd a unique flair to your home with these modular multi-color light up panels. Show off your creativity by arranging the panels anyway you can think of, and bask in the glow of this functional art piece. With the Nanoleaf light panels you can automate your home lighting throughout the day, and the panels can even respond to your music creating a custom lightshow for your dance parties. The perfect pairing for the Marshall Voice speaker.

Samsung Frame TV

The Samsung Frame TV is literally a work of art–pretty much any art you want, actually. When not in use, this smart TV features functionality that turns the screen into a digital canvas displaying curated collections or any photo you please. When in TV mode, the Samsung Frame delivers 4K Ultra HD and connects over WiFi for all your favorite media apps like Hulu and Netflix.

Norton Core WiFi Router

Elegant design and posh color options are probably the last thing you’d expect from a WiFi router, but the Norton Core delivers just that. Shaped just like a piece of modern sculpture, this router also touts machine learning and built in threat detection software to keep your network as safe as it is beautiful.


From Marshall:

Sometimes you want everything from a smart home, but don’t want feel like you live on a spaceship. Enter a legend: Marshall speakers – where explosive sound meets voice activation with classic Marshall looks. Find your voice and revolutionize the way that you listen to music.