Smarthome Announces Latest Gadgets for Dad in Father's Day Gift Guide 2004




     IRVINE, Calif., May 21, 2004 - 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 20 from its "Father's Day Gift Guide 2004."     Filled with more than 100 products of interest to dad, the 68-page guide is available for download or mailing at      "This Father's Day we're offering a range of products for dad, from practical to fun," said Joe Dada, president and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based Smarthome, Inc. "We believe the gift guide offers something for every gadget-loving dad."     The following products can be purchased through Smarthome's Web site, by phone at 1-800-SMARTHOME, or at the company's home automation store based at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Gift certificates are also available.     Xpert TV To VGA Hi-Res Converter - Let dad watch the game while he works on the computer by turning any LCD or CRT computer monitor into a television with a crystal clear image. Installation is completed in a few minutes with no additional software or drivers required and no PC compatibility problems. Adjust for brightness, contrast, saturation, gamma and sharpness with the full function remote control. Price: $89.99     Dynamo Tri-LED Flashlight - Whether it's the batteries or the bulbs, don't let an old flashlight leave dad in the dark again. With three LED settings, dad can choose the level of brightness he needs. Forget about replacing batteries or keeping back-up bulbs around, this flashlight can generate power anytime and anywhere with the built-in wind-up handle. Just one minute of winding yields 30 minutes of power. Price: $29.95     Xpert DVD Maker USB 2.0 - Let dad take those home movies and turn them into treasured memories that will last a lifetime. This product enables transfer of old tapes (V8, VHS, Hi8) onto a desktop or notebook for editing or DVD burning. The Xpert DVD Maker USB 2.0 converts analog signals onto any hard drive, allowing for easy editing and saving with software included. Price: $59.99     The Ambient Orb - Has dad ever wished for a crystal ball to see how the market is doing? Make his dream come true with this barometer that tracks the Dow, the weather, and online friends. There is no computer or Internet connection required for the Orb, just the nationwide wireless cell phone network that makes the Orb ready to go right out of the box. It glows green with market activity, yellow when the floor is calm, and red when it's time to call the broker. Also, keep an eye on local weather and who is online at just a glance. Price: $149.99      128MB USB Watch Drive - Though he may just be on a business trip, let dad get the secret agent feeling when he carries his files in his watch. With a storage capacity of 128MB, dad can take his pictures, presentations or MP3s with him wherever he goes without a bulky external drive or vulnerable CDs. Password protected, the watch plugs into the USB port on a laptop or desktop for easy transfer and storage. The watch is compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP, Mac OS 8.6 and higher and Linux 2.4 and higher. Price: $94.99     Optical Measuring Ranger - Get that heavy tape measure off dad's tool belt and replace it with this compact and portable optical measurer. The viewfinder makes it possible to measure something without having another person on the other end of that saggy tape. Whether it's his chip shot from the fairway or the dimensions of a room, let dad always have the right numbers with this battery-free, portable measuring ranger. Price: $59.99About 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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