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Detects Leaks and Overflows

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Product Title (In box)

  • Warns of leaks and overflows in bath, kitchen, laundry, furnace, computer rooms, etc.
  • Low battery signal tells user when it’s time to replace the battery
  • Circuit test bar ensures system is working
  • Alerts user within hearing range that water has reached desired level when used to monitor the filling of pools, tubs, sinks, aquariums and more
  • An ideal backup system for sump and bilge pumps in residential, commercial and marine applications
  • Can be table, shelf, or wall mounted away from the sensor
  • Price: $18.94
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    Fall Asleep to a Deep Sleep Faster Than Ever Before

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    Product Title (In box)

    The AcousticSheep SS4BM SleepPhones Sleep Aid System helps you fall asleep to a deep sleep faster. If you have trouble falling asleep, the relaxing Music for Dreams classical piano songs will help you get to sleep faster. If you have a snoring partner, listen to a flowing stream instead on the Nature Sounds CD. If you have loud neighbors, the birds on the Nature Sounds CD will help you ignore them. If you have tinnitus, the stream on the Nature Sounds CD distracts your ear so the noises seem less loud.

  • Helps you fall asleep faster to wake up more refreshed
  • Works against loud neighbors, tinnitus, and snoring partners
  • Doubles as a sleeping mask
  • Price: $64.95
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    Eliminates Water Waste at the Faucet and Saves Up to 15,000 + Gallons Per Unit Per Year

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    Product Title (In box)

    TheOne2tap is the one touch faucet that is the easiest way to begin conserving water. With practical uses for children, the disabled, and the elderly is perfect for homes, recreational vehicles, boats, hospitals, and nursing homes. Eliminate the potential for leaky faucets and avoid costly water bills with this hygienic and easy-to-use faucet. Installing One2tap is simple and fits most standard faucets – no need for a plumber or special tools. Start conserving water (and thus saving money and the planet) today by using this smart faucet. Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to keep up with and reduce our demand for fresh water. By conserving water we can reduce the pressure on our lakes, reservoirs and sewage treatment facilities and serve more people. Water conservation also saves energy and reduces carbon emissions, which helps in the effort to stop global warming. It is estimated that leaving the hot water running for just five minutes is the energy equivalent to using a 60W light bulb for fourteen hours.

  • BULLET
  • Integrates with most bathroom faucets in seconds
  • No sensors, electricity, plumber, or special tools
  • Antimicrobial handle, means that it’s germ resistant (Meets NSF 51 standards)
  • Saves over 80% of the water from your sink
  • Stops drips and leaks
  • Price: $39.95
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    Developer’s dream: Androids…in space!

    June 14, 2010 Leave a comment

    Danny Pier wants to send a smartphone into space. An Android smartphone.

    Why? Well, because. Also, he is concerned that U.S. space exploration might not be progressing apace. His parents and grandparents got to witness an astronaut land on the moon, while Pier, 25, worries that he will have to wait until 2035 to see a man step on an extraterrestrial surface (Mars, according to plans laid out by President Obama).

    Astdroid Project screenshot
    (Credit: Screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET)

    So while Piers waits for middle age, he wants to try shipping the first smartphone into the stratosphere as a symbol of his belief in the importance of the space race. Preferably, that phone will be his HTC Evo 4.

    “Great phone,” he says. “I think it’s meant for something greater.”

    The phone would be attached to a helium-filled weather balloon, which should, if all goes according to plan, burst at its maximum altitude and be easily recovered via location information logged by the phone and sent Earth-ward. The handset would also take pictures and video.

    The end goal of the “Astdroid Project,” Pier says, is “to have a stable Android application that has been proven to aid in getting a smartphone high into the atmosphere, taking pictures and video along the way, and subsequently retrieved.”

    Pier–a Denver software engineer who created the browser extension TwitterEyes–is currently seeking financial backers to help pay for Astdroid Project materials, with different contribution levels yielding various rewards.

    For a pledge of $5, for example, your name will show up online and in the Astdroid application. And so on, up to $150, which also nets you an 8×10 photo taken from an Astdroid flight, the Astroid app, plus a weather balloon, recovery parachute, and other materials needed (excluding helium) to replicate the smartphone-in-space project if you are so inclined. Who knows? Maybe he will even follow NASA’s lead and send your mug into space along with the smartphone.

    Pier says he will blog the project as it progresses, as well as share video, and, if possible, use UStream for live launches, and maybe even live video from the craft itself. And yes, phones may be harmed in the making of this project.

    Read more at CNet News

    Categories: Smarthome

    Heavy-Duty In-Ceiling Kevlar Speakers

    June 14, 2010 Leave a comment

    Product Title (In box)

    Dual-voice coil speakers provide inexpensive, two channel stereo sound from one single speaker. They are a great choice for those on a low budget, or those who prefer only one speaker in a smaller area (ex. hallway, bathroom, closet, etc.). Each dual voice coil speaker has two inputs (one for the left channel, and one for the right channel of an amplifier). BIC America dual voice coil in-ceiling speakers are not suitable for one channel use. The state-of-the-art VK-6DUAL stereo speaker includes a Premium Grade 6 1/2″ Kevlar woofer (made from the same material as bullet proof vests). Kevlar offers incredible strength and dispersion advantages compared to traditional woofers. Kevlar cones enable superior acoustical quality, improved mid-bass, extreme durability under high stress conditions, and are less susceptible to blow out, even when being driven at the highest levels. VK-6DUAL speakers include dual 1″ ferrofluid-cooled titanium tweeters. Weather-resistant for bathroom or outdoor use. Each speaker is packaged with both a weather-resistant metal paintable grille, and a white cloth decor grille with Scotchguard. Dog-leg mount style for easy installation.

  • 150-watt 2-way speaker
  • 6.5-inch kevlar woofer with high-power magnet and 2 liquid-cooled titanium dome tweeter
  • Weather resistant
  • Gold-plated terminals
  • Includes metal paintable & bonus cloth decor grills
  • Price: $102.98
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