IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2003 - Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of home automation products and personal gadgets, today announced "smart" gift ideas for dad this Father's Day, June 15 from its "Father's Day Gift Guide 2003."

         Filled with more than 100 products of interest to dad, the 32-page guide is available for download or mailing at

         "Most men love gadgets and dads in particular generally like anything that will make life more simple," said Matt Dean, vice president of sales and marketing for Irvine, Calif.-based Smarthome, Inc. "We've cut out the guess work of what to get dad to make him feel appreciated this Father's Day."

         The following products can be purchased through Smarthome's Web site, by phone at 1-800-SMARTHOME, or at the company's first home automation store in Irvine, Calif. Gift certificates are also available.

          Pre-Programmed & Learning IR Remote - This infrared (IR) remote controls up to eight audio and video devices. It is pre-programmed with IR codes for most brands of home electronics. In addition, the remote sends radio frequency (RF) signals to any X10 devices to control home automation products, including lighting and the home alarm system. Price: $34.99; consumers may type in product number 4048 in the search field for easy retrieval on Smarthome's Web site.

          Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Canceling Headset - These travel headphones are ideal for frequent-flying fathers. The headset eliminates virtually all engine noise, allowing the user to listen to music, a movie or simply enjoy the pleasures of silence. Price: $299.99; product number 97249.

          Power Tool Box - This toolbox not only doubles as a stepping stool, it includes a retractable extension cord and stacking trays perfect for organizing dad's tool collection. Price: $39.99; product number 9029.

          Home Lighting Automation Starter Kit Deluxe - This kit provides an easy and affordable way for dad to get started in home lighting automation. Using a controller that can be placed in any room in the home, this kit can automate a single light in the living room or all lights in the home with the touch of a single button. In addition, a wireless remote control is included in the kit, allowing users to control house or porch lights before entering the home. Price: $222.80; product number 1149.

          AutoPower - The AutoPower is a seven-in-one product offering a solution to almost any car-related issue. This device includes a vacuum cleaner, car-battery charger, power-supply to recharge a cell phone, an air compressor, a flashlight, three-level power indicator and flashing roadside warning light. Price: $54.99; product number 9297.

          Wonder Winder - Give dad's back a break with the Wonder Winder that mounts on a wall and easily rewinds electrical cords with a turn of the handle. The Wonder Winder can also be used outdoors for gardening needs. Price: $24.99; product number 9003.

          Compact High-Intensity Flashlight -The flashlight's LEDs will illuminate for thousands of hours before burning out, ensuring years of use. The flashlight is waterproof up to two feet under water and can be dropped on concrete from 10 feet without breaking the light bulb elements. Price: $29.99; product number 9201.

          SmartLinc Home Theater Control Kit - Dad will love this kit that allows him to control his entire home theater system, dim lights in the room, turn down the thermostat and control other electronics within the home with a touch of a button. The controller features graphical desktop icons, as well as completely customizable text-based sub-menus for simple one-touch automation. The kit comes with pre-configured home theater control software allowing users to automate, after minor modifications, components they want to control. The home theater control kit plugs into existing outlets for easy installation. Price: $749.95; product number 1144.

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 online catalog can be found at

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