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Gadgets for your Health & Home

published on September 27th, 2011 . by Steve Greenberg

Products the aid in the care of You, Your Home, Your Pet and Your Technology

Fitbit Ultra—is a wearable, wireless activity monitor that tracks steps taken, flights of stairs climbed, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep quality to give you a 24/7 picture of your health. Online 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  $99.95

Itron OpenWay Centron—is the future of energy meters—it gives a safe, accurate two way communication between your home and the energy utility.  The outside smart meter sends a signal to the “In-Home Display” –giving real time date on energy usage AND the actual costs.  As the Kilowatt/hour rate changes throughout the day—homeowners see those changes—so really know how much energy you’re using and what it is really costing you.  This smart meter empowers you to manage your life accordingly to save energy and money.  www.Itron.com  

EcoSmart Eco-11 Tankless Hot Water Heater—it’s the only patented electric self modulating tankless hot water heater—meaning there are no electric spikes or changes in temperature—it calculates how much power is needed  based on the hot water demand at that moment—making it the most energy efficient electric hot water heater on the market.  It’s also the only electric tankless hot water heater with a remote control so you can adjust the water temperature from anywhere in the house including the shower. By going tankless you can save up to 60% on your hot water heating costs—for a family of four it could be as much as $200/year in savings. http://www.ecosmartus.com/   $269.00

Energizer Universal Double USB Car Charger—our cars have become the place to charge so many of our tech toys. This new product from Energizer lets you charge two tech products at once in the car, perfect for charging your smartphone and GPS at the same time  http://www.energizer.com/products/usb/Pages/usb-charger.aspx    Under $20

Skinny Fitted iPad Case—cool thin case with auto on/off front cover that automatically wakes up the device and puts it to sleep and it’s foldable front cover folds for both typing or viewing positions.  The Skinny is complete protection for the iPad 2.  http://www.stmbags.com/catalog/bags-for-ipad/skinny-ipad2/  $40  

DC-41 Animal Vacuum—it’s the newest vacuum from Dyson—just out this week—it’s does all surfaces without turning a dial or touching a button.  It automatically adjusts from thick carpet to hard floors in home and car.  Specifically designed to pick up pet hair and dust, and by significantly reducing allergens in the carpet and floor—it improves the air quality in the home and car.  http://www.dyson.com/store/product.asp?product=DC41-IRSPU   Under $600

Litter Robot— is the only automated, self-cleaning litter box product made in the USA.  The Litter-Robot makes life easier for cat owners by eliminating the daily hassle of litter box scooping. It also reduces smells and works with any type of clump-able litter.  http://www.litter-robot.com/  $340.00

The Callet– is an all in one– smart phone case and wallet for your iPhone of Blackberry.  Made from durable and flexible, high quality Gel-Polymer.  Perfect for protecting your phone and holding your cash and cards.  Comes in 4 colors include Pink, Blue, Black and White.   Available at www.thecallet.com  for $19.99

Blendr Blends Social Media and Friendship

published on September 14th, 2011 . by Steve Greenberg

Met with Joel Simkhai –the inventor of the new social media app Blendr
It’s a very cool app that helps you meet other people with similar interests. Walk into a restaurant, bar, anywhere and meet other app users who are interested in the same things you are–biking, cooking, French speaking–whatever–so far 200 interests–and more being added everyday. Check it out.

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