IRVINE, Calif., May 14, 2002 - Smarthome Inc., a leading provider of home automation products and personal gadgets, today announced its gift recommendations for the 21st-century high school or college graduate.
         "Graduates usually receive money for graduation, but often it's gone by the end of summer," said Leo Soderman, director of marketing for Smarthome, Inc. based in Irvine, Calif. "These gadget gifts are useful alternatives, whether the grad is moving to the dorms or into the 'real world.'"

         The following are available from Smarthome's special graduation online gift guide at or at 1-800-SMARTHOME.

         Solar Wireless Cell Phone Batteries - These batteries allow the grad's cell phone to charge while studying outside or taking a lunch break. No more worrying about missing an important phone call from parents or the boss, or being in a dangerous situation with an uncharged cell phone. These batteries double the talk time of fully charged batteries and are available for the Motorola StarTac and Nokia 5100/6100 series phones. Price: $49.95

         Voice-Activated Clock Radio - What busy young person hasn't dreamed of telling their morning alarm to "Shut up!"? This clock radio can be programmed to turn off with any voice command. The station programs can also be set with voice commands such as oldies, rock and rap. The clock radio recognizes spoken commands in any language and accent, and the alarm can be programmed to turn on the TV, radio or traditional alarm sounds. Price: $59.95

         Pocket Breath Analyzer - For the older grad, this gadget can prevent friends from driving home from a party or bar under the influence. The breath analyzer is approximately the size of two fingers for discreet carrying in a pocket or purse, and a reading takes less than 10 seconds. If the test fails, the analyzer asks the person to repeat the test. If the second test fails, it's time to call a cab. Price: $49.95

         Motorized CD Skip Doctor - How many CDs and DVDs will your grad throw away because of scratches? The skip doctor repairs scratches, abrasions and removes fingerprints and dust, saving the grad needed money. The surface is left smooth and clean for skip-free listening enjoyment. Price: $54.95

         RF Wireless Keyboard and Mouse/ VGA/TV Converter - The radio frequency keyboard and mouse gives a grad the freedom to be anywhere in the room while typing, doing homework or surfing the Net. When used in conjunction with the VGA/TV Converter, the grad can play computer games and use computer applications on a TV screen. RF Keyboard and Mouse price: $69.99; VGA/TV Converter price: $229.95

About Smarthome, Inc.
Smarthome, Inc. is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and online retailer of home automation products and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome's international customer base includes retail customers as well as professional dealer/installers through its SmarthomePro division. Smarthome, Inc. has dedicated itself to making life more convenient, safe and fun. Smarthome's on-line catalog can be found at

Michelle Laird
O' Leary and Partners
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