Smarthome Offers Gifts for Mom this Mother's Day
     IRVINE, Calif., April 27, 2004 - Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of home automation products and personal gadgets, based in Irvine, Calif., today announced its gift recommendations for the tech-savvy or gadget-loving mom this Mother's Day, May 9."We offer a wide array of products that are both fun for mothers and make their lives more convenient," said Joe Dada, president and CEO of Smarthome, Inc. "Moms are so busy with work and raising kids, that we want to provide them with ways to relax and have fun while at home or traveling." The following are available from Smarthome's special Mother's Day online Gift Guide or at 1-800-SMARTHOME:     MemoryFrame USB Digital Photo Frame - Mom can proudly display new pictures of her children at home or in the office, using this high-tech picture frame. Using a digital camera and high-speed USB interface, photos are easily transferred to the frame, where they can be showcased in a slideshow. The frame features an LCD display, which produces high-resolution images, and fits into most 5x7 and 8x10 wood frames, so mom can change colors to match her d?cor. Price: 5x7 $349.99; 8x10 $499.99; $30 mail-in rebate available if purchased before May 31, 2004.     Heated Towel Rack - Give mom the luxury of a warm towel to dry off with after a hot shower. Used by exclusive hotels and day spas for years, this device has now been designed for homes. With classic, sleek lines, these units fit right into any bathroom d?cor and can be used to warm robes or dry delicate clothing instead of using a dryer. Mom will also combat germs, mildew and musty smells that form in wet towels, and wash towels less often. The electrical heated towel rack uses less power than an average light bulb and is safe for children because it doesn't get too hot to touch. Price: $49.99-$219.99.     Universal Cord Adapting Drapery System - Want mom to be able to open the drapes from bed in the morning to let the sun shine in? This device opens draperies, up to 50 pounds, using the touch of a button, on a remote control. With 10 speed choices, this device works with center, left or right pull drapes. Price: $279.99.     Single Bottle Wine Chiller - Prepare mom for romantic summer picnics or pool parties with this energy-efficient wine chiller. The 3.5-inch aluminum container chills white wines and champagne in only 20 minutes. With this thermoelectric wine chiller, there is no need for mom to carry a heavy cooler filled with ice to transport wine. This new product incorporates Peltier technology to keep a constant temperature, down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Price: $79.99.     Hands-Free Soap/Lotion Dispenser - Mom can help prevent germs in the kitchen or bathroom by encouraging the family to use this automatic soap dispenser. Available in a white or chrome colored finish, the dispenser is easy to use-a small amount of lotion or soap will come out when a hand is waved underneath the spout. There will be no more germs, messy soap dispensers or clean up from leaky dispensers. The dispenser, which requires four AA batteries, features a low-battery indicator and a one-year manufacturer's warranty. Price: $24.99.      WaterDog - Let mom take a break from filling Fido's water dish. Plugged into any spigot, the WaterDog uses sonar technology to detect the presence of an animal and releases a stream of fresh, cool water. Dogs can drink straight from the stream; no bowl is needed. The WaterDog also includes a flood protection feature-it will shut off if the dog stays in the unit's active area for longer than five minutes. With the WaterDog Automatic Water Stream, a pet owner doesn't have to worry about stagnant, frozen or dirty water, often associated with leaving a water bowl outside during hot or cold weather. The system is easily installed into any spigot, without the use of tools, and features an additional opening to attach a garden hose. Price: $69.99.About Smarthome, Inc.Founded in 1992, Smarthome, Inc. is the largest home automation and home control supplier in the world. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Smarthome products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retail outlets as well as to distributors through its SmarthomePro division and to professional dealers and installers through its Smarthome MFG division. Smarthome, Inc. is dedicated to making life more convenient, safe and fun. Smarthome's on-line catalog can be found at

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