With 14.8 million iPads sold worldwide we know the Apple iPad is already pretty cool all by itself. This device is so much fun you take it with you everywhere but can yours do this?
In those last few moments before your guests are scheduled to arrive, you’re flying around the house still prepping hoping they don’t arrive until everything is ready. While we haven’t figured out a way for the iPad to mix a cocktail or make a really good dip we can give you the power to party at the touch of a button from your iPad. Use “Party Mode” and you can get music going in all the zones of your home. You specify at a predetermined volume and musical selection of your choosing and at the same time setting the lights and shades, opening the front gate and more. Ready. Set. Party.
2. Exert parental control.
The kids have homework to do but the PS3 is calling their name. It’s time for bed but they don’t want to turn out the lights. We love our kids and usually they do what you ask them to do. Right? Well from your iPad you can easily see what’s on in the house- TV, lights… you name it. What’s better? You can turn it any of it off from your iPad. Thinking they might be sneaky and turn the TV right back on after you leave? Turn off the power to the entire home entertainment system with one button. Oh the power and the energy cost savings!
You’re going on vacation. You had a list a mile long of the things you needed to do before you left. Did you remember to lock the front door and set the alarm? Did you shut all the lights off? How about the HVAC? No one wants to worry about these things on their vacation and no one is jazzed about having to turn the car around just to make sure so why not set your house to a “Vacation” mode right from your iPad. This mode can turn off your home entertainment system, set the HVAC, arm the alarm, lock the door, and turn off the lights and more with one button.
4. Check off a couple of items from the “Honey-Do” list.
It’s true. You may have a gardener or a maid. But maybe you don’t. Or maybe you’re just like us and you’re getting a kick out of what you can do with this iPad. Well, the next time you need to water your lawn or even clean the toilets… try it from your iPad. Among all the things we can automate you can include a self-cleaning toilet and your sprinkler system. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.
5. Be your TV on the go.
Going on a long car ride or stuck in an airport? You may already have that awesome Netflix app on your iPad but what about the movies and music you own at home? Or the shows you recorded on your TiVo? You can watch those too anytime. You’re iPad can be an endless source of entertainment (at least until it needs to be charged).