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Remotely Switch and Distribute Three Separate HDMI Inputs to One HDMI Output

May 16, 2012 1 comment

Sewell SW-28818 3x1 HDMI Switch with IR Remote (HDMI 1.3b Compliant)

The Sewell SW-28818 3×1 HDMI Switch with IR Remote allows you to connect High Definition 1080p source components such as a Blu-ray Player, Play Station 3, audio/video receiver, cable or satellite receiver and computers equipped with HDMI output interfaces with a short high-speed HDMI cable to the HDMI Selector Switch inputs. Connect the HDMI output from the Selector Switch to an HDTV or other high-definition displays. Be sure to use a quality HDMI Cable to connect all of your HD components to this switcher. This switch is operated off of the power provided in the HDMI signal and requires no additional power supply. By use of the included IR remote control or the manual push button, you are able to switch between devices with ease.

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Make Speaker Wires Disappear Right on the Wall or Under the Carpet

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Sewell SW-29819 Ghost Wire 16-Gauge 2-Conductor Speaker Cable, 50 FootThe Sewell SW-29819 Ghost Wire 16-Gauge 2-Conductor Speaker Cable is a super flat speaker wire that can be used on almost any flat surface. Perfect for running stereo signals across rooms, around corners, in automobiles, under flooring, or any situation where wires cannot be run through walls. White backing allows wires to be simply attached and left uncovered, or it can be easily covered with paint, wall paper, or flooring making the wire virtually invisible. Easy stick on installation saves you from the difficult task of pulling wires through walls or attics. Simply peel back the yellow adhesive covering and stick the industrial strength self-adhesive side wherever you want it. No screwdrivers, hammers, or jigsaws required. This product also available in a 100 Foot length, sold separately.
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Modern Style PC/Laptop Speakers Deliver Quality Audio

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Edifier E3350-Burnt Gold Prisma 2.1 PC/Laptop Audio System - Burnt Gold
The unique pyramid shape of the Prisma 2.1 Audio System delivers clear and crisp audio from your PC or laptop. The down-firing 5 inch subwoofer provides a full 32-watts of powerful bass. Each of the 9-watt satellite speakers are enclosed in an anti-resonant composite material, and features a 2-3/4-inch oval mid-range as well as a 19-millimeter PV dome tweeter. All the units are magnetically shielded and offer an impressive 50 watts of total sound. The glossy finish enhances any environment and compliments the latest designs of laptops, desktop computers, and monitors. The installation of this system is as easy as plugging in the included 3.5mm audio cable into your laptop or PC. This system also works with your iPod, iPhone or MP3 player. The wired remote makes adjusting the volume easy and the power can be turned on or off with the simple push button on top of the subwoofer.
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Appliance Energy Monitoring System that Runs on ZigBee Wireless Mesh Network

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Plugwise Home Start Zigbee Wireless Energy Monitoring Kit, 2-Zone

ThePlugwise Home Start Zigbee Wireless Energy Monitoring Kit, 2-Zone is a ZigBee communicating system that is designed to help users see the energy consumption of connected appliances and then cut down on wasted energy. The kit comes with 2 smart plugs, also referred to as “Circle’s”, which connect to a wall outlet and then simply connect the appliance for tracking by plugging it into the Circle. Data will then transmit over a ZigBee wireless network to a connected computer and provide usage information while also allowing for the creating of “switching schemes”. The switching schemes are periods of time in which a connected appliance is to be turned off as a result of noticing large amounts of energy usage during specific periods when the appliance is not actually being used. Once recognized, an event can be created that will automatically turn off power to the appliance for the decided upon amount of time and then turn it back on afterwards. It is important to note that a switching scheme can only control an appliance that is connected to a circle.

Creating switching schemes is a function that must be done via a computer that has the Plugwise installed software. The software is a free download using the license code that is included with the purchase of the Energy Monitoring Kit. System requirements for installing the source software are a computer with Windows XP/Vista/7, 30 MB of free disk space, 1 GB memory, 1 GHz processor, 64 MB graphics card and a valid internet connection. Upon downloading the software connect the USB flash drive (included) to your computer USB port to complete installation and launch the Plugwise network.
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Light and Motion Detector Ideal for Lighting as well as Appliance Automatic Turn On/Off

May 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Plugwise Scan Zigbee Wireless Light and Motion Detector
Looking to expand your Plugwise network to do more than just monitor appliance energy consumption? With the Scan Zigbee Wireless Light and Motion Detector you can do just that. The sensor will aid in energy conservation by recognizing when someone is in a room and then automatically turning the lights on and then off once the room is empty. Another benefit to the Light and Motion Detector is that it can provide insight into home or building occupancy. Because it detects people the Scan will provide data showing how often people are in a given room and send this information to the Plugwise network. This will then offer the owner an overview of which rooms are used more than others as well as how often. The Scan will communicate with the nearest Circle in Plugwise ZigBee network. While the Light and Motion Detector is great for use with room lighting it can also be used with other appliances that do not need to be on when no one is around such as a printer or computer. This product is powered by 1 AA battery which is included with purchase. It is important to note that this product requires an existing Plugwise network to be setup in order for use.
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