Home Improvement

Aug 222015
 

OnHub Wireless Router by Google and TP-LINK
The OnHub is Google’s newest initiative on the hardware segment. Built by TP-Link, the OnHub sports features 13 high-powered antennas to provide reliable Wi-Fi connections and coverage, supports both 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies, automatic software updates for increased security and easy new functions additions and allows Wi-Fi speeds up to 1,900 Mbps. The OnHub can be easily managed and monitored via the free Gogole On app (compatible with devices running on Android 4.0+ and iOS7+)

$349.98 | BUY NOW
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May 162015
 

Sony Bluetooth Speaker Lightbulb - LSPX-100E26J
While there are already a couple of models of speaker lightbulbs out there, none of them is so cool and good looking like Sony’s new Sony LSPX-100E26J. Available only in Japan for the moment (hopefully, Sony with bring it to North America soon!!!), the Sony Smart Lightbulb Speaker sports a powerful LED system which outputs up to 360 lumens of light and allows users to adjust or dim the power of the light to create the perfect moment.

ALSE READ about the Flyte Levitating Lightbulb and the PEQ Smart Home Sensor.

The LSPX-100E26J connects to iPhone and Android devices via Bluetooth for easy setup, light control and music streaming.

$200 | BUY NOW
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Mar 252015
 

Valta Energy Management, Or How To Transform Your Home Into A Smart Home
Just as the PEQ Smart Home Sensor, the NEEO Smart Remote or the ALYT Self-Learning Smart Home System, the Valta Energy Management kit is design to automate some of the stuff going on in your home and allow you to easier interact and control your electric gadgets or appliances.

The Valta Energy Starter Kit comes with a Valta-Hub which acts as the main unit of the system, two Valta automated sockets which measure electricity consumption and turn ON/OFF connected gadgets and appliances, a free Volta cloud for data backup and info centralization as well as free iPhone and Android apps for remote controlling the Volta System and all connected devices when you’re not home. Other components such as LED bulbs, zonal sensors, radiator valves, meter readers are available as additional accessories and allow the Valta System to better manage your needs and home.

$149 | BUY NOW
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Nov 272014
 

Ryobi Phone Tools Or How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Smartool
Your smartphone is already amazing and capable of helping you achieve extraordinary things countless times every day! But how about making it even more amazing and extend it’s arrays of magical powers?
The Ryobi Phone Works are a a kit of smartools that, once hooked up to your iPhone or Android device, extend your smartphone’s capabilities of pro-measuring and analyzing information to better manage home improvement projects. As the guys from Ryobi well say : “Upgrade from expensive, single-function hand tools and work smarter with RYOBI Phone Works Mobile App and Devices.

ALSO CHECK the Leatherman Crunch Pocket Multitool and the Swiss+Tech Micro-Max 19-in-1 Key Ring Multipurpose Tool we told you about earlier.

The Ryobi Phone Works are compatible with most iPhone and Android phone models (check the compatibility list here), come with dedicated iOs and Android apps and feature the following tools: laser level, moisture level, inspection scope, laser distance measure, stud finder, infrared thermometer, laser pointer, noise suppression earphones.

$29+ | BUY NOW
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Oct 282014
 

Bluetooth iPhone and Android Tempo Monitor By BlueMaestro
A while back we featured the Blue Maestro Tempo Monitor. Today, we’re back with news from Blue Maestro – they upgraded both the monitoring device as well as their mobile apps, making them even cooler!
For first, the monitoring device, which used to track only temperature, now also tracks barometric pressure stats as well as humidity info. On the software side, both Android and iOs apps got redesigned, making user interaction even easier.

The upgraded Tempo Monitor connects to your devices via low energy Bluetooth 4.0 and iBeacon for iOs gadgets, works up to 165ft (that’s 50 meters) distance, is water and weather proof (which makes in a perfect choice if you want to track outdoors stats), stores historical data for the last 30 days, allows temperature alerts triggered by high and low thresholds and has a battery life of around 12 months.

What I really liked about the Tempo is how simple the setup process is. Simply instal the free iPhone or Android app, turn on the monitor and wait a couple of second for it to automatically connect. That’s it, after a couple of seconds, the barometric pressure, temperature and humidity data starts to download on your phone and displays on the main dashboard.
The Tempo Monitor works locally via Bluetooth and, because of this, does not need to be hooked up to your wireless or wired internet network. Another cool feature is that the unit continues to monitor and track the setup parameters even if you’re not around, allowing you to download the recorded data as soon as you get into the Bluetooth range of the device. Available in white, black, gray and pebble (marble).
Cool, isn’t it? Check out the review video bellow and let me know your thoughts in the comments bellow.

$65 | BUY NOW
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Oct 202014
 

LoggerHead Bionic Grip 13-in-1 Adjustable Wrench
Designed with usability in mind, the LoggerHead 8″ Bionic Grip is an universal wrench which covers metric and SAE sizes 1/2″ to 3/4″ and 13mm to 20mm. The multi-tool is made in US, features lifetime warranty and can help you screw and unscrew fasteners, grip and hold tubes and pipes and, because Bionic Grip‘s jaws surround two-thirds of the surface for a distributed and balanced grip, the chances to damage or distort pipes are minimum when compared to traditional gripping tools – also check Gator Grip Universal Socket (ETC-200MO) and the Makita Cordless Autofeed Screwdriver Kit we featured earlier.

$20.51 | BUY NOW

 

Oct 102014
 

Fly-Goodbye Bug Vacuum Gun
Getting rid of occasional bugs and flies is not that easy as it looks!
Most of them seem to have a sixth-sense, some kind anti-human-catch-intention-detection-sensor that makes them fly away as soon as they feel you closing in with bad thoughts!

A while back we featured a very cool bugs fighting gun – the Bug-A-Salt which shots flies and mosquitoes with small grain of table salt. Today, we’re back with another cool gadget for your bugs fighting arsenal! The Fly-Goodbye Bug Vacuum Gun.

Based on the same principle as a regular vacuum cleaner (which many people already use to suck-away bugs, spiders and other small unwanted intruders), the Fly-Goodbye Bug Vacuum Gun is battery operated and literally sucks bugs away into capture tubes designed to not allow bugs exit. Once you captured all bugs around, be merciful, take them out and let them live … so you get to your cool gun again and again and again …!

$19.99 | BUY NOW
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