By Eric Thies
After The Agency finds that perfect dream estate for you, how do you outfit it with the latest technology and bring it up to date for the 21st Century? Here are a few suggestions of how to take your home technology system to the next level.
The Porsche designed C-Seed TV is a modern day marvel. Imagine a column that emerges from a 3’ x 3’ hole in the ground and unfolds to become the world’s largest outdoor residential TV. This one’s a must for your backyard or yacht. Amaze your friend for only $750K.
Now for a cool $2.25M you can enjoy a no-compromises IMAX experience right in your home. The IMAX designers will attend to every detail to ensure that you have that complete IMAX theater experience. There will be a limited number of private theater projects that IMAX accepts, so get in line now.
Don’t have enough industry caché to get on the Bel-Air Circuit? No problem. With the Prima Cinema Player, you can enjoy first-run movies in your home theater the day they are released in cinemas. The hardware runs $35K and the movies are 500 per run. Plus, a high-tech fingerprint reader ensures that your au pair does not purchase 5 grand worth of Zac Efron movies without your knowledge.
If you are a music lover, look no further. The Steinway Lyngdorf Model D Speaker system is the first speaker that the great Steinway and Sons would put their name on. The criteria? They demanded that the speaker be good enough to be indiscernible from a live Steinway piano. You can enjoy live performance quality starting at $175K.
Every luxury home should have a little bling. From the people who created cool Range Rover bling comes the Strut Launchport, the most stylish way to charge your iPad. Available for $1,500 in luxurious finishes like carbon fiber, walnut burl, and sparkle pink.
Now you see it, now you don’t. Every luxury Master Bath must have the elegant mirror TV solution that disappears when turned off. The Seura Mirror TV starts at $3,500.
Do you remember that scene from “The Holiday” where Kate Winslet touches a button to enjoy a decadent mid-day slumber in complete darkness? Motorized blackout shades by Lutron are ideal for every luxurious Master Bedroom. Starting at $1,500 per window.
You need an easy way to adjust climate, lighting, music, TV, pool, shading, security – everything in your home, all under one system. The new kid on the block is Savant, a Mac-based control system that takes all of the complication of technology and makes it easy to use on the devices you love… your iPhone and your iPad. Want to turn on a light? Just tap the picture of it.
The kitchen is the hub of the home. Wouldn’t it be nice to use your backsplash as a TV? A baby monitor? An internet browser? How about a way to showcase your kid’s art? How about being able to do that all at the same time? You can do exactly that with the Mosaiqq digital backsplash starting at $20K.
As a busy mover and shaker, you need someone to manage the technology in your life and make sure it is improving your life and not getting in the way of it. You need a digital concierge to provide you with the latest and greatest technology and be at the ready to service you in the event of a problem. You don’t need just an A/V guy, you need someone who can manage all of your technology for you in all of your homes.
Eric Thies is a founding partner of the award-winning firm VIA, the only nationwide luxury technology service provider with twenty offices from Houston to Honolulu. In addition to assisting his elite client list with technology advice, Eric is a thought leader in the luxury technology space and has been sought out by publications such as Forbes, Worth, the London Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Click here to find out more, or email Eric at email@example.com.