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Perfect Gift for the New Driver in Your Family, Maybe Even the Experienced Ones!

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Smarthome Dual Laser Garage Parking System
Smarthome Dual Laser Garage Parking System

How many times have you pulled into your garage and parked too close to the wall? You open your door and smack, now you have a ding or a scratch. How frustrating! Each of those dings and dents takes hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars off the value of your car.

The Smarthome Laser Garage Parking System is an inexpensive and easy solution to this common problem. Available in a single laser (for one car garages) or dual laser (for two car garages) models, the Laser Garage Parking System helps you identify the perfect parking spot in your garage each and every time you pull in by simply tracking the laser beam until it hits a pre-selected spot on your dash or hood. The easy-to-install Laser Garage Parking System mounts on your garage ceiling and projects a bright red laser beam toward the garage floor. As your car enters the garage, a motion detector triggers the laser beam to project onto your car’s hood and continues toward the dashboard. You determine the ideal parking spot and match that with where the laser beam projects onto your car.

The Smarthome Laser Parking System’s motion sensor detects when your car enters the garage. It triggers the laser to shine from the ceiling mounted unit to a predetermined spot. Once you pull your car to that spot, you know you’ve safely parked in the correct location of your garage. Easy installation with all mounting hardware included. Can be power by either the included AC adapter or a 9V battery, sold separately. Read more

Provide Freshly Ground Salt and Pepper With the Press of a Button

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Peugeot Zeli Illuminated Electric Grinder Salt and Pepper Mill Combo Set, Brushed Nickel
Treat your guests to the elegance of fresh-ground pepper and rock salt without the workout. This set of Peugeto Zeli salt and pepper mills are battery powered and eliminate the need to grind pepper or fresh rock salt by hand. With a simple press of a button on top of either mill, the electric grinder starts and an LED light turns on to give you the perfect amount of spice in just the right place. The pepper grinder has an adjustable wheel that lets you decide how fine or coarse you want your seasoning to be so you can easily add the right spice texture over your simmering sauce or onto individual salad plates. A supply of peppercorns and rock salt as well as the necessary AAA batteries are included. With push button automation, an adjustable grind setting, illuminated use and a brushed nickel finish, this contemporary set of salt and pepper mills is ideal for any home.

One-Handed Operation
You’ll appreciate the Peugeot Battery-Powered Mill’s one-handed operation. Cooking with fresh-ground pepper or rock salt is made easy since you can use this device to add spice as you stir with a simple press of the grinding button. A built-in lamp shines down during the grinding process to light up the area you’re seasoning, so there’s no need to turn on overhead lights just to avoid over-seasoning food.

Individual Mills Available
These can also be purchased as an Individual battery-powered salt mill or pepper mill, each sold separately.

Salt Mechanism
The salt mechanism is designed to crush dry sea salt. It is made of stainless steel and is not sensitive to corrosion from dry salts.

Pepper Mechanism
The pepper mechanism is equipped with a helix-shaped double row of teeth that guide and hold the peppercorns for a perfect grind. It has a patented treatment that protects the steel from corrosion while maintaining its sharpness and wear resistance.

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Phone Charger that Automatically Disconnects from AC Power Once Your Device is Fully-Charged to Save Energy

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Volt-Star EPC-1000-7 EcoCharger with Apple Adapter
The Volt-Star EcoCharger with Apple Adapter is the most convenient way to charge your portable Apple devices while eliminating the wasted idle power that the typical charger consumes when left plugged-in all the time.

Unlike other chargers that claim reduced idle current when left plugged in, The EcoCharger consumes ZERO idle current. You no longer need to unplug your charger to save energy. The EcoCharger also saves energy while charging your device due to its high efficiency Energy Star II compliant design.

Just press a button conveniently located at the end of the charging cable when you want to charge your portable device. The EcoCharger will charge your device and automatically disconnect the charger from the AC outlet when it senses that the phone is charged. A small LED status indicator turns off when charging is complete. This automatic shut-off also lengthens the life of your Li-Ion battery by limiting the topping-off charging time.

The EcoCharger has built-in heavy-duty surge protection not found in typical chargers to protect your portable device from damaging power line surges that can cripple your portable device.

Unlike the throwaway chargers you receive with each portable device you buy, the EcoCharger has been designed to last for several generations of portable devices you may own. Most major portable devices manufacturers are standardizing on a common charging interface for future cell phones and other portable devices. The goal is to reduce the huge number of throwaway chargers entering the waste stream. Future portable devices may not be packaged with chargers. The EcoCharger is compliant to this industry standard making it a wise choice for future devices you may own. Read more

Mount Your TV Less Than Half an Inch Away from the Wall

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KanexPro WALLM344 Low Profile Ultra Slim HDTV Wall Mount, for 23

  • Saves surface space and leaves only 0.35″ of space between the wall and your TV
  • Quick assembly and hassle-free installation
  • Easily insert and remove TV for effortless access to cables
  • Use on concrete, solid block, and wooden studs
  • Mounting hardware included

This wall mount is perfect for living rooms with limited space or adding an upgraded look to a theater room. It leaves a minimal amount of space between the television and the wall for a look that emphasizes the sleekness of LCD and LED HDTVs. Attach the wall mount to various surfaces, including concrete, solid block, and wooden studs. All mounting hardware is included. Lateral shift allows for precise placement during installation. Once installation is complete, the television can easily be removed and reinserted into the mount, allowing for hassle-free access to your cables. The mount is constructed from scratch resistant steel for strength and durability for years and years of service. Read more

Tips for Safe Holiday Decorating

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We all love festive holiday decorations, but nobody likes the disaster of a home fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there is an increased risk of fires due to the use of decorations, candles, and Christmas trees in residential structures.

Decorate safely during this holiday season by following a few simple safety tips:

 

1.Equip your home with fire extinguishers
BRK AF400-2 Compact Fire Extinguishing Spray (Pair)

Fire protection experts recommend one for the kitchen, the garage and workshop. During the holidays, it is smart to place one by your Christmas tree as well. Make sure you and your family members are properly trained how to use a fire extinguisher in case of an emergency. Most extinguishers should come with detailed instructions, so be sure to read them carefully.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Switch to flameless candles
Battery-Operated Flicker LED Huckleberry Scented Candle with Timer - Glacier Cranberry, 4x8

Candles are used in approximately 7 out of 10 homes (more frequently during the holidays), and the National Candle Association says there are approximately 18,000 candle-caused fires annually in the United States. By switching to flameless candles, you eliminate the stress of monitoring open flames around the home. Many flameless candles come in different designs and sizes, making it easy to find one for any occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

3.Use LED lighting for your holiday decorating
Flipo SOL-50LED 50 LED Solar Light Strand, White

Between 2005-2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 240 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 13 deaths, 27 injuries, and $16.7 million in direct property damage annually. Lower the risk of Christmas tree fires by using cool-to-the-touch bulbs or LED lights. Also, never hang indoor holiday lights outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Control your fireplace
Fireplace Remote

Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. This can be due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes, as well as flames getting out of control. For gas fireplaces, you can manage the level of your fireplace flames with a fireplace remote. Be sure to regularly maintain your fireplace with frequent chimney sweeps to avoid buildup.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy (and Safe) Holidays everyone!

Automatically Control Your Outdoor Holiday Lights!

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Woods 17321 3-Outlet Power Stake with Timer & 6' Cord

  • 3-Outlet Power Stake with Timer
  • Auto on/off at dusk and dawn
  • Programmable auto on at dusk and off 2. 4, 6, or 8 hours later
  • Settings repeat daily
  • Works with lamps, fans, and other appliances
  • Lowers energy cost
  • Easy to install

The Woods 17321 3-Outlet Power Stake with Timer & 6′ Cord automatically controls your landscape lights, holiday lights, and more. When it’s cold and dark outside, the last thing you want to do is run out to turn off your lighted yard decorations or turn on your security lights. Let the timer on this power stake do the work for you. Seven different timer cycles let you set a schedule; once set, the cycle repeats daily until changed. It can use the sunlight (with photoelectric eye) to automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn, or 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours later. It saves energy and electricity costs by only turning on lights when needed. Accommodates up to 3 different plugged-in items. Hardy, weatherproof 14 gauge, 6′ cord and rain tight timer and outlet covers make this power stake ideal for all four seasons, it keeps rain, snow, and animals away from the timer and outlets. Read more

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