The coolest things keep coming out for the home, both useful and efficient! Our gadget guy Steve Greenberg has the terrific job of trying out all these new inventions first, and then telling us which ones are worth it!
MotionSense™ from Moen provides an intuitive, hands-free kitchen faucet experience that offers an intuitive, hands-free kitchen faucet experience that is easy and efficient, while offering germ control and water savings. The faucet operates in three simple ways: the Wave Sensor at the top of the faucet starts and stops the water flow with a simple hand movement above the faucet; the Ready Sensor near the base of the faucet identifies when an object, like a cup or the user’s hand, is placed beneath the spout, and runs water for as long as that item remains in range of the sensor; or the handle on the side of the faucet offers familiar, manual operation, letting users adjust flow and temperature. MotionSense is available on three different Moen® faucets: Arbor®, Haysfield™ and Delaney™ starting at $399. It's available at Home Depot, Lowes, and wholesale showrooms. For more information visit www.moen.com/motionsense See MotionSense in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmz_-KwXl7g&feature=youtu.be
Waterpik® Complete Care—it's the first product to combine sonic brushing with water flossing in one convenient space saving place. The Waterpik® Complete Care bundles the clinically proven technology of the Waterpik® Water Flosser with the state-of-the-art Sensonic® Professional Plus Toothbrush, for superior oral health benefits. In a recent clinical study, the new Compete Care was up to 70% more effective than Sonicare® FlexCare, and up to 159% more effective than a manual toothbrush alone for improving gum health. The Waterpik® Complete Care requires only one electrical outlet and features five tips, a high-volume, covered reservoir, a hygienic tip storage compartment and an advanced pressure control system with ten settings. Available for $99.00 USD online at Waterpik.com, Best Buy, and select Target and Walgreens stores. To purchase or for more information visit Waterpik.com or search ‘Waterpik Oral Health’ on Facebook and Twitter.
Brondell Swash --Pure water is the most effective and refreshing way to clean every part of your body. Better than a conventional toilet seat or stand alone bidet, the Brondell Swash advanced bidet toilet seat provides a cleansing, soothing personal warm water wash at the push of a button - keeping you feeling shower-fresh all day long. The Swash quickly and easily replaces your existing toilet seat and can be installed without a plumber directly on your toilet in about a half hour. The award winning Swash 1000 bidet seat features endless warm water washes, an adjustable heated seat, warm air dryer, deodorizer, dual stainless steel nozzles, automatic deodorizer, wireless remote control, and much more. Swash electronic bidet seats retail for $249 and up depending on features and are available at the brondell website and at leading national retailers including: Home Depot, Amazon, Overstock, and Lowes. Non-electric bidet start at $59. Learn more at www.brondell.com To see Brondell Swash in action check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDC7WRM8uDY
xPrintServer Home Edition-- is the fastest and easiest way to print from your iPad or iPhone. With no apps to download, no software to install, and no need to buy a new printer, the award winning xPrintServer makes printing hassle-free. Simply open the box, plug in power, attach a USB printer and print -- from any iPad, iPhone or other iOS device such as an iPod touch. Whether at home or on the go, now you can print everything you need from boarding passes, event tickets, photos, web pages, emails, documents, and more. The xPrintServer is available for purchase for $99.95 at the Lantronix website and at leading e-tailers including Amazon, BestBuy Online, NewEgg, Buy.com, MacMall and more. For a limited time, use promo code ‘GreenbergTV’ to receive free shipping on the xPrintServer at the Lantronix website. For more information visit: www.lantronix.com.
Fitbit Zip is the new Fitbit tracker launched this month. Fitbit Zip is a small, easy to use, wearable wireless activity monitor that tracks steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. This device unlike previous Fitbit will sync with your smartphone. This small device will keep you motivated to move and help you get fit throughout the day – so you don't have to feel guilty about not going to the gym. With the Fitbit account —whether online or on the Fitbit App — you can log food, weight and other physical activities and also connect and compete with friends and family to track progress and meet goals. www.fitbit.com $59.95
Tagg—Pet Tracker and Activity Tracker – is a wireless and GPS device that combines Location and Activity Tracking to help owners be more connected to their pets every day. The lightweight device, which easily clips to a pet’s existing collar, monitors a pet’s location and its activity, providing pet owners unprecedented insight into where their pet is and how active it has been throughout the day. Tagg will notify pet owners via text or email if a pet becomes lost or isn’t where it’s supposed to be, allowing them to pinpoint the pet’s location on a computer or mobile device so they can bring the pet home quickly. Tagg’s Activity Tracking feature monitors a pet’s daily movement and assigns each activity a Tagg Point value based on its duration and intensity, ranging from resting to highly active. Daily and historical data is delivered in easy-to-read charts that give pet owners a snapshot into how active their pet is and enables them to proactively manage its exercise, health and wellness over time. Tagg is sold for $99.95 at nationwide at Apple, Target and specialty pet stores, online at Apple.com, Amazon.com and Tagg.com, with a monthly service fee of $7.95 per month. Free iPhone® and Android® applications are also available for pet parents who wish to locate their pet and monitor its activity via smartphone. For more information please visit www.tagg.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/taggthepettracker
Bracketron’s Mushroom GreenZero --wall travel charger is an eco-friendly and efficient way to charge mobile devices. The Mushroom GreenZero totally eliminates wasteful stand-by consumption, which other chargers consume when they are left plugged into power outlets, saving you lots of money per year. The Mushroom GreenZero immediately starts charging when connected to a device with low battery levels by pressing the “mushroom” button with your hand or foot. When the device is fully charged or unplugged, the charger automatically shuts off to save energy and your battery. The charger also has a convenient built-in cable reel for cord management and can be used with portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, tablets, cameras, and other smartphones. It’s $27.95 And now you can save 20% off the Mushroom GreenZero from Oct. 15, 2012, to Nov. 15, 2012, by entering promo code Save20 at: http://www.bracketron.com/products/mushroom-greenzero-wall-travel-charger.
Bondi--The Next Big Zing.com Award winning product for 2012, and a winner of its first SkyMall catalog contest. Bondi is your cell phones new best friend. Made from silicone, bendable, flexible and with tons of great uses, the only limitation is your imagination. Bondi comes in lots of great colors, and priced just right, at just $15. Find it at www.thenextbigzing.com
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