SMARTHOME OFFERS BACK TO SCHOOL PRODUCTS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
| IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2005--Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of electronic home improvement products and personal gadgets, today announced hip and innovative products for back to school. These fun photo, frame and music products include the Wave Magnetic Track, Digital Photo Receiver, Tivoli iPod PAL (Portable Audio Laboratory) AM-FM Radio and Monster iPod FM Transmitter and Charger"After accessing trends in the marketplace, we decided to offer products that meet the needs of today's students and parents," said Matt Dean, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Smarthome, Inc. "By offering these products, Smarthome is continuing to provide our customers with products that enhance an active lifestyle and provide an entertaining experience."The following products can be purchased through Smarthome's Web site at www.smarthome.com/ggstudent.html, by phone at 1-800-SMARTHOME, or at the company's home automation store based at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif.|
Wave Magnetic Track - Post pictures and outstanding schoolwork on the The Wave Magnetic Track. The Track can be mounted on a wall in a myriad of designs and holds pictures or other important school documents with the included magnets. It comes in two arced pieces, each Wave Magnetic Track can be mounted next to another for a wave effect. Additional pieces can be mounted above or below for multiple waves. Five strong magnets are included, however one's favorite refrigerator magnets will adhere just as easily. Price: $24.99.Ceiva 2 Digital Photo Receiver - The Ceiva 2 Digital Photo Receiver may resemble a traditional picture frame, but it is actually equipped with an LCD screen that receives and displays digital photos without a computer! A PicturePlan? subscription is required for receiving pictures (this service requires a monthly fee). The Ceiva 2 Digital Photo Receiver is easy to set up and use, just plug in the power and phone cords and press the white button. Each night, the Digital Photo Receiver automatically and silently dials in to access any pictures sent to the Receiver. There is no need for a computer, photos are received through a phone line without any interruption or charge to a phone service. The next morning, wake to a slide show of up to 30 new photos. Price: $149.99.Tivoli iPod PAL (Portable Audio Laboratory) AM-FM Radio - The Tivoli iPod? PAL AM-FM Radio is designed to be the perfect complement to an iPod, so MP3s can be played on the go or in the comfort of home. Connect the iPod, CD player or other device to the iPod PAL's auxiliary input, and prepare to be amazed at the expansive sound the PAL's speaker emits. Use the AC adapter or enjoy hours of cordless playback, thanks to the environmentally friendly NiMH battery, which fully charges in about 3 hours. The iPod PAL's ultra-precise 5:1 ratio dial allows easy, accurate tuning. The tuner features Automatic Frequency Control (AFC), which locks on to the center of the station for lowest distortion and best reception, while the adjustable telescoping FM antenna extends and rotates for improved FM reception. A built-in AM antenna is also included. The provided headphone jack also acts as a recording output or to use the PAL as a high-quality outboard tuner. Additional features include a weather-resistant rubberized cabinet coating designed to provide a nonslip grip, making it safe and durable for outdoor use. Price: $129.99.Monster iPod FM Transmitter and Charger - Now bring an iPod along for the ride. The Monster iPod FM Transmitter and Charger connects to the iPod's Dock Connector with a car's cigarette lighter socket to charge the iPod while tunes are played over the car stereo. Using a digital FM tuner for great sound anywhere, select virtually any FM radio station to hear songs. Price: $79.99.About Smarthome, Inc.Founded in 1992, Smarthome, Inc. is the world's largest home automation and home control supplier and a leader in enhancing lifestyles through electronic home improvement projects. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retail outlets as well as to professional dealers and installers through its SmarthomePro division. Its SmarthomeDesign division is responsible for OEM and distribution sales channels. Smarthome, developers of a new home networking technology called INSTEON?, (www.insteon.net), is dedicated to making life more convenient, safe and fun. The company's on-line catalog can be found at www.smarthome.com Newsweek magazine called Smarthome.com "the Amazon.com of electronic home improvement." On Dec. 1, 2004, Smarthome shipped products to its 1 millionth electronic home improvement customer.