Solar panels are beginning to find their way in to everything these days and I say it’s about time. This unique home decoration is such an example. Add a touch of light to your pond, pool…or bathtub if that’s your thing, with the St.Peterburg Floating Frog and Water Lily Solar Light. The multicolored LED slowly changes to add a splash of mood to wherever you choose to float this modern marvel. With its integrated self-maintaining solar panel, you can enjoy a light spectacle night after night, just as long as the Sun doesn’t explode in to oblivion.
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Add to the decor of a pool or pond with the St. Petersburg® Floating Frog and Water Lily Solar Light. A color changing LED in the frog is powered by a solar panel which is encased in a clear waterproof housing on the lily pad. Over the course of the day the solar panel will take in sunlight which will in turn allow for the frog to automatically illuminate at night. The frog sits atop a lily pad which is also waterproof and floats making it a fun way to spruce up any pool or pond. Read More
- Self-maintaining solar panel
- Waterproof casing
- Frog rests atop floating lily
- LED frog slowly changes color
Ensure you have the Right Audio Connections for your Home Theater
If you’re an audiophile like me, then you’re probably always on the lookout for ways to connect this source to that output to further delve deeper into audio bliss. Today I present to you, my fellow audio fiend, the Vanco 280512 Digital-Analog Converter (DAC). This little guy (almost pocket sized) can connect a digital source via Optical or Digital COAX input to an Analog output. Simply put, if you have the need to convert a digital input over to an analog output, then the Vanco 280512 DAC will deliver the goods. It supports 32-96KHz and sends all the audio goodness in an electromagnetic noise free transmission to analog left and right channels. Simple yet effective. I couldn’t ask for more.
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If your home theater stereo receiver or amplifier only has composite RCA audio inputs, but your cable/satellite receiver, Blu-ray player or other component uses a more modern digital and optical audio output, this product is the solution. The Vanco 280512 Audio Converter allows you to connect a Coaxial Digital Audio Cable or Toslink Optical Audio Cable to the Input and connect an RCA Composite Audio Cable to the Output, so you can connect the audio of virtually any new component to your home theater system. Read More
- Converts Coaxial or Toslink digital audio signals to analog L/R Audio
- Supports sampling rate at 32, 44.1, 48, and 96 KHz
- 24-bit S/PDIF incoming bit stream on left and right channels
- Provides electromagnetic noise free transmission
April 13, 2012
Smarthome® Launches New Wireless Outdoor IP Camera
Second Camera Adds Weather Resistance to Simple, Affordable Surveillance Solution
Irvine, CA – Smarthome announced the release of its new Wireless Outdoor IP Camera, which is expected to begin shipping at the end of May. The Smarthome Wireless Outdoor IP Camera (part number 75791) offers do-it-yourselfers the ability to monitor their homes or businesses from anywhere in the world with Internet access.
“We are rapidly expanding our Smarthome line of IP cameras,” commented Mike Scharnagl, Director of Marketing for Smarthome. “Our customers love the products – they are easy to set up and install, affordable, and can be used in a wide variety of applications.”
The Smarthome Wireless Outdoor IP Camera delivers peace of mind; something every home and business owner wants. Whether a user wants to know when their children get home from school or they want to see what products are leaving their loading dock, the Smarthome Wireless IP Camera provides and easy and expandable surveillance solution. The camera not only provides real-time video to any web-enabled device, but can also be programmed to email images to the user any time it motion is sensed.
“We have done extensive testing with the product before releasing it and have been impressed with our results,” noted Scharnagl. “As a home owner, knowing who and when people are at my house when I’m not home is priceless. Since each camera can be used stand alone or in conjunction with other cameras, the scalability is perfect for the budget conscious home or business owner.”
With a multitude of IP camera viewing applications available for both the Apple and Android platforms, and compatibility with HouseLinc – INSTEON® Desktop Software and SmartLinc – INSTEON Central Controller, the Smarthome line of IP cameras are easy to install, view and include into home automation scenes.
Smarthome IP cameras are available online at www.smarthome.com/smarthomeipcameras.
Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 15,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning INSTEON technology. Smarthome sells online through its award-winning website at Smarthome.com, its direct mail catalog, its partners – such as Amazon, New Egg, Crutchfield and Tiger Direct, and its brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.
For more information, visit:
Mike Scharnagl, 949-252-6962
The one-of-a-kind LED Levitron Lamp from Fascinations is a truly unique addition to any room and is sure to leave a lasting impression upon all guests. The Levitron Lamp pits gravity against magnetism which allows the lamp shade to magically levitate more than 3 centimeters above its base. Around the rim of the lamp shade base are 6 high intensity LEDs with a cool white light output. The Levitron Lamp is 20.5 inches tall and the lamp shade base is 11.5 inches in diameter making it a great fit on any desk or table. It is powered by a low voltage adapter (included) with an input of 110v/220v and an output of 15 VDC. This lamp will act as a piece of functional art where ever displayed with its mesmerizing futuristic design and energy efficient accent lighting.