Living in a new country can be tough, especially when you have to leave some of your favorite things behind. America, the birthplace of innovation, has some of the World’s most cutting-edge technologies to offer. Moving abroad for work, for love, or for new experiences often comes with sacrifices. Well, thanks to PostFromUS, not anymore! Let us show you our favorite American tech products that aren’t available in Europe. Plus, we will show you how to get your hands on them.
So, without further adieu, let’s get started!
The Amazon Echo Show is a smart, voice-controlled device that you can perch on the countertop. It allows you to interact with Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant via an HD smart display. With the Echo Show, you can ask for directions, play music, log on and off video calls, and even execute home security sweeps. Truly, the Echo Show, with its digital assistant and seamless integration into your home, is an essential buy for anyone looking to create the perfect smart home.
True, not everybody needs a professional stand mixer. The term “professional” is loose here. Anybody passionate about their food, or about their family, needs one of these bad boys in the kitchen. Whether you are baking fresh bread to last you all week, or making cakes and pies for special occasions, if you want this countertop workhorse for an affordable price, you’d probably better buy it in America.
If you’re used to having a full-sized fridge, oven, and microwave in your kitchen, you’ll be in for a big surprise in your new home overseas! European kitchens are often much smaller than American ones, so you may have to downsize your appliances. But if you want your cooking, laundry, or even your coffee to be done at American speeds and sizes, PostFromUS can help you retain the important parts of your American lifestyle.
Speaking of big appliances…
Most of Europe uses 220-240 Volt power, significantly higher than the American standard. To ensure that your big appliances stay healthy in the long run and avoid burning out your most essential home tools, invest in transformers to keep your fuses safe.
You’ll be out of luck if you’re looking for incandescent or CFL light bulbs. These are not available in Europe as most of these countries have switched to LED lighting, so that’s primarily what you’ll find on store shelves.
The Withings Smart Scale is a top-of-the-line body composition scale that helps you determine accurate metrics beyond how many kilos you’ve put on or off. It can give you information such as how much muscle you have on your frame, your BMI, and even the daily weather report. It was rated by Men’s Health as the most user-friendly scale on the market. However, if you’re anywhere along the Mediterranean, or in Germany, it is not available. Let PostFromUS help you get started on your fitness journey.
True, Weber, the classic American grill company, recently opened a factory in Europe. That doesn’t mean every Weber product will be available straight from the manufacturer though. The SmokeFire Wood Pellet Grill is an All-American exclusive, with temperatures that can soar up to 600F. With Weber Connect, you can get up-to-the-minute readings on your phone, allowing you to master that perfect brisket. So if you’re missing your Dad’s grillwork, this is the perfect way to get a slice of home anywhere.
Few things feel as continental as the perfect bath, not too cold, not too hot. The Kohler PerfectFill helps achieve this with active smart monitoring and feedback that tells you when the bath is full, and when it has reached the perfect temperature. Kohler doesn’t ship to Europe, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting the perfect evening wind down.
The Outisan E-Wagon, which recently just secured funding on Kickstarter, is the ultimate tool for bringing along your pack when you’re heading a little ways off trail. This motorized wagon is waterproof, with 7 miles of battery to power its all-terrain wheels on any kind of slope. The Outisan will be sure to take you and your hiking buddies anywhere you can dream off in the European backcountry.
Timepieces are an honored Swiss tradition, which is why Cameron Weiss studied under the best Swiss masters to open the Weiss Watch Company in 2013. The Weiss Watch Company creates American-made luxury watches. Precise, nimble, and beautiful, these US (and Japan) exclusive timepieces put American watchmaking, and yourself, on the map. Get an estimate now from PostFromUS for all your style needs!
As stylish as it is useful, the Ring comes from Movano, a California based company. Movano takes the health-tracking technology of smart watches and further shrinks it down, while expanding its capabilities. This incredible piece of gear is offered in four dynamic looks. The Movano Ring is currently being beta-tested in the US, but you can get it onto your finger anywhere, and be a part of the fitness revolution.
Ring Alarm Glass Break Sensor helps keep your home safe by quietly listening, and with great discernment, can identify and differentiate between the sounds of broken glass. This sensor can hear up to 25 feet away and can tell whether you’ve accidentally dropped a wine glass in the sink, or if someone is trying to break their way into your home. This product is such a US exclusive it’s not even available in Canada! But we know that it won’t stop you from investing in your safety.
If you still want to purchase these products while abroad, don’t forget that you can use PostFromUS to bring American conveniences into your home. PostFromUS can get you packages to over 160 countries! Let us help you get your favorite American brands delivered right to your doorstep, no matter where in the world that may be!