/>

CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

11 fresh appliances that look super-futuristic (pictures)

These smart home products don't just have innovative features, they also look the part.

meganwollertonportraits0719-23a
Megan Wollerton
sensecharcoallit.jpg
1 of 12 Hello

The design-focused smart home is here

While traditional appliances tend to "play it safe," the smart home is all about taking risks. These 11 products manage to deliver both innovative features and forward-thinking design -- now that's smart.

korner.png
2 of 12 Korner

Kornering the market on cool

Korner is a sensor that you can stick on a door or window to track movement. If you add the Zigbee fob into the mix, a siren will accompany any security event and the police or a preapproved list of contacts will be alerted to the breech. It's a simple, streamlined take on DIY home security.

medium-carousel-nanleaf-bloom-product-photos-1.jpg
3 of 12 Colin West McDonald/CNET

This kooky LED design isn't dim

The Nanoleaf Bloom is a $40 75W replacement LED. But instead of those plain ol' incandescent clones, this bulb reminds me of origami -- fancy, diode-exposed, 3D puzzle origami.

ge-micro005.jpg
4 of 12 GE

Reimagining the kitchen

Not long ago GE's FirstBuild microfactory had a competition geared toward compact kitchen innovations. Entrants took the idea of a basic kitchen and compressed it for urban dwellers or anyone with space-saving needs. Behold, the micro kitchen -- a sink, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, and stove all in one.

medium-carousel-homey1.jpg
5 of 12 Athom

At home in a modern house

Netherlands-based company Athom took a standard multiprotocol hub and turned it into a glowing voice-activated sphere it dubbed Homey. Homey was fully funded on Kickstarter and is expected to retail for roughly $243.

brightswitch_nline-switch-03.jpg
6 of 12 Bellatrix Systems

Give your smart switches a boost

Program Bellatrix Systems' $96 nLine Switch to automatically turn your lights on and off via infrared sensors that tune into motion activity. You can also use this device to stream music, set an alarm or nightlight, and initiate a conversation via a built-in speaker and microphone.

sentri-9954.png
7 of 12 Kronosight

This security system has style

The $249 Sentri might just be the most futuristic security and automation system we've come across. You'll notice something distinctly Apple-esque about Sentri that takes it from a utilitarian camera and environmental and security tracker to something that you wouldn't mind showing off in your home.

reddish.jpg
8 of 12 Advanced Lumonics Labs

Color-code your day-to-day

Orbnext is a $99 device that was funded on Kickstarter back in May 2014. Thanks to built-in LEDs, this cute glass cube can change colors based on custom settings, like weather alerts or changing stock prices.

medium-carousel-bloomsky-weather-0452.jpg
9 of 12 James Martin/CNET

A weather geek beacon

If you like to stay up-to-date on all of the latest weather happenings, the BloomSky personal weather station wants to help. For $169, this handy device will measure temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, UV light, and precipitation.

lyricsmartthermostatrstill.jpg
10 of 12 Colin West McDonald/CNET

Dialing up the heat

Like the $249 Nest Learning Thermostat, Honeywell's $279 rounded Lyric puts a unique spin on the smart heating and cooling market. While the Lyric's geofencing feature was a bit glitchy, this fresh-faced appliance won't disappoint in terms of modern design.

medium-carousel-climetable21600x1029.jpg
11 of 12 Vorm Lab

When in doubt, candy sells

Smart home sensors that look like Chiclets may not seem super futuristic, but Vorm Lab certainly injected some modernity into this a classic candy aesthetic. The $15 Clime sensors are supposed to be able to track temperature, humidity, light, motion, CO2, pressure, and color and alert you to anomalies on the related app.

medium-carousel-sensehandcottonlit.jpg
12 of 12 Hello

A modern minimalist marvel

Hello's Sense is a $99 system designed to give you a better night's sleep. The Sense sphere sits on your nightstand and tracks environmental triggers that could be interrupting your slumber. A separate movement and motion sensor goes on your pillowcase to monitor your sleep pattern, and the Sense app gives you a report of your Z's so you can pinpoint specific interruptors.

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

37 Photos
Volkswagen's new T7 Multivan looks awesome

More Galleries

Volkswagen's new T7 Multivan looks awesome

10 Photos
New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and more

More Galleries

New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and more

65 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos
The 2021 Lamborghini Urus stands out even on a gloomy day

More Galleries

The 2021 Lamborghini Urus stands out even on a gloomy day

41 Photos
2021 Mercedes-Benz S580 blends wild tech, mild style

More Galleries

2021 Mercedes-Benz S580 blends wild tech, mild style

49 Photos
2020 Toyota Tundra: Still thundering along

More Galleries

2020 Toyota Tundra: Still thundering along

39 Photos