The typical things real estate ventures advertise about is the rate per square foot, its proximity to airport – though you hardly travel, its proximity to railway station, its vaastu compliance and so on. This advertisement for a space in Gurgaon by Ireo is different. The buildings are 39 storey towers and it boasts of space age living. At the center of it is a tablet to control everything.
The tablet, specs unknown, is called as iHomePad and will control everything in the house from curtain control to opening the front door and from mood lighting to providing the right ambience, iHomePad in this Gurgaon habitat does it all. It can even act as a video phone. Along with this there are other features like sweeping balconies, Golf park and club house but none of them piqued our interest as much as the iHomePad did.
If you are dying to know the price per square foot, it is Rs. 7500. It doesn’t come cheap. I can tell you that. Now may be you are thinking, may be I can adjust the curtains myself when I get up to open the front door. As for the right ambience, isn’t ambience in home a state of mind. That’s just me but if you want to control your home through a pretty tablet, then you should book a flat at Ireo Skyon. I never inquired about the monthly maintenance. I expect it to be mighty generous.
There are somethings which still requires you, for everything else there’s iHomePad in this ireo Skyon.
When iPad was introduced and a new tablet category was born, I thought, it would take a while for India to catch up. It only took one year to catch up and a spate of tablets are flooding Indian shores. From the most expensive to the outright cheap, there is place for every tablet in India. It’s not just the range of tablets that are available but the umpteen uses these devices are finding in India. The tablets were immediately seen as an elixir to India’s education woes and the education industry embraced it.
With a Solar Tablet and subsidized $35 tablet, the mass adoption has just begun. Infosys has a tablet to rule the home through some smart energy management solutions built in to the tablet. Bangalore has installed quite a few tablets as entertainment devices in airport bound buses. Karan Johar has ingenuously used a Galaxy Tab to quiz celebrities in his show Koffee with Karan. Ok. the last part isn’t that innovative. Mr. Johar could has have used a bunch of flash cards.
Until the world runs out of touch screens, I expect innumerable uses for tablets in unthinkable ways.