With Katie Linendoll, Technology Expert, Show Host, Emmy Award ™ Winner
The temperature may be rising, but “coolness” isn’t always measured in degrees. From gadgets and gear to toys, and even vacation rentals, Tech Expert and Emmy Award TM winning show host, Katie Linendoll will keep you cool, calm and collected with summers’ hottest new stuff.
Piper, powered by Icontrol Networks, is the first all-in-one home security and automation device that combines an HD camera, HD panoramic video, Z-Wave home automation, lighting scheduling and control and environmental sensors into a single, elegant product that you interact with via the Piper app on iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. The device allows users to easily monitor their homes while away, record video and receive alerts to notify them of unusual activity.
There are no monthly contracts, fees or installation. Piper is ready out of the box. It boasts a unique, compact form that offers a sleek, elegant design to complement any space. Piper delivers to users a new and smart way to interact with their homes and monitor what’s important. Piper comes in white and black.
AND NOW YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A NEW, LOWER PRICE AND TWO NEW FEATURES.
Piper now $199: Piper is eager to continue serving customers that are passionate about monitoring what’s important in their lives, which is why the price changed from $239 to $199 as of June 25, 2014. Piper is offering a $50 gift card for the Piper store to all buyers that purchased Pipers between May 25 and June 25 as a way to show you we appreciate your business.
Bedside mode: Featuring an active panic button, Bedside mode lets users manually turn on a siren in case of an emergency. Easy to reach and quick to access for fast action, users can now set Piper to Bedside mode before going to sleep for a more secure environment at night.
Support for Z-Wave Light Dimmers: Piper is also expanding its home automation support to include these devices so users can set the mood and control the lighting in their homes directly from the Piper app on their mobile device.
Available at getpiper.com starting at $199 USD.
Children (and adults) can now bring some of the most beloved characters from The LEGO Movie to life with the new Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP construction set.
New this month, both The LEGO Movie DVD and this collectible set hit shelves, giving families the chance to relive the big screen fun they had in February. With this 940 piece set, builders get to reconstruct this classic ship and some of the film’s most popular characters including Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny and Astro Kitty.
Once built, zoom around the room and explore features such as detachable wing flyers, opening cockpit, spring-loaded laser shooter, flick missiles, control room with opening roof and more!
SRP $99.99 at shop.lego.com
LG’s new Lifeband Touch features an OLED touch display that allows users to monitor key performance indicators on a real-time basis with a high-quality display. These indicators include heart rate, time, distance, speed, number of steps taken and more.
Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth allows users to check incoming call and text notifications, control their music, and transmit data straight from the device to the corresponding smartphone app for an even more in-depth analysis of their activity.
This “life device” has two built-in sensors to provide the most accurate data at all times, which allows users to see how much harder they need to push themselves in order to meet their goals, or if they have already succeeded.
Lifeband Touch is compatible with heart rate monitors already on the market as well as the LG Fitness App and other popular fitness apps, allowing users the convenience of choice.
LG Lifeband Touch retails for $149.99
The ZTE Grand S Pro offers off-the-charts quad core power and LTE speed designed to provide a captivating entertainment experience, whether streaming a video, playing games or listening to music. Its long-lasting battery keeps the party going with 10 hours of talk time and quick charging. The bright and crisp 5 inch HD screen is paired with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound delivering an experience you never thought possible with a smartphone.
Its 13 MP rear-camera delivers professional-like photos when in Pro Mode. Advanced settings are similar to a professional cameras such as metering and focusing separation and compass assisted composition. Its front-facing 2 MP camera takes the perfect selfies with self-adjustable lighting capabilities.
At only $99.99 with two-year contract on U.S. Cellular’s LTE network, the Grand S Pro is an upgrade on all fronts.
EveryDrop™ is the revolutionary new water filtration brand developed by Whirlpool® Water. Its fast flow filtration technology and compact, contoured shape makes it the perfect at-home and on-the-go water filter. The EveryDrop™ Water Filter will simplify your life and revolutionize where, when and how fast you enjoy freshly filtered, great-tasting water. Discover the EveryDrop™ Water Filter at www.everydropwater.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
EveryDrop™ Water Filter – Starting at $19.99. (comes in blue or white)
Good news for travelers! HomeAway has officially hit a landmark one million vacation rental listings, firmly establishing it as the world’s largest provider of alternative accommodations with an inventory nearly twice the size of any other vacation rental company.
By renting an entire vacation home, families and groups have access to nearly three million bedrooms, more than the world’s four largest hotel companies have combined. This ultimately means travelers now have even more choices than ever of where to stay. From condos to castles, there is something for everyone and every budget.