Smarthome Makes Holiday Decorating and Gift Giving Easy

Smarthome Makes Holiday Decorating and Gift Giving EasyFrom festive lights to cool gadgets, Smarthome has the holidays coveredIrvine, Calif. - November 13, 2006 - SmartLabs Inc., the world's leading provider of home automation products via its Smarthome catalog and website, offers a host of festive holiday decorations and creative gift ideas.Lights and decorationsFor safe, energy-saving holiday lighting, Smarthome recommends LED lights, which are brighter, more energy efficient and longer lasting than standard holiday tree bulbs. Options include either white or multicolored lights, in strings of 35 (C0614 white, C0615 multicolored/$14.99) or 50 (C0612 white, C0613 multicolored/$19.99).For those looking for an alternative to a traditional artificial tree, Smarthome offers a 4-foot Christmas cone tree made up of strings of LED lights that soar up to a holiday star that changes color continuously. The easy-to-assemble tree is available with either multicolored (C0607/$69.99) or white (C0610/$69.99) lights. The lights are extra bright, do not burn hot, and last over 100,000 hours.Smarthome's popular battery-operated flicker candles create a glow that flickers, rolls and casts dancing shadows just like real candle flames. These candles, which look and feel like they are made of real wax, are long lasting and do not create a fire hazard. Two new colors are available for the holidays this year, burgundy (C0603/$19.99) and green (C0604/$19.99).Snow globes are a perennial favorite during the holidays, and Smarthome offers a unique twist on this classic theme: a 20-inch inflatable, lighted snow globe that sprinkles snow on a Santa and snowman (C0618/$34.99). When a motion sensor is triggered, the snow globe plays holiday carols.For those looking to create a real showstopper, the recycling snow machine (C0108/$199.99) is always a huge hit. The machine gently blows realistic-looking faux snow over holiday scenes (including trees up to 7 feet tall), creating a magical, mesmerizing effect. The machine automatically collects the snow and redistributes it, so no cleanup is necessary. The included 2-pound bag of faux snow is all that is required for an entire season of operation, but extra snow can be purchased if desired.Flickering lights (C0124/$14.99) that look like real candle flames can add a festive touch to any room. Each 14-foot string contains seven flicker lights, and multiple strings can be connected together to highlight Christmas trees, mantels, windowsills, and holiday displays.For unusual outdoor lighting, Smarthome suggests lining a path or sidewalk with 24-inch pre-lit walkway trees (C0120/$19.99). Each tree is mounted on a stake and decorated with 35 brilliant lights, and has an 8-foot power cord that allows it to be easily connected with other trees.Gadget GiftsSmarthome's vast collection of electronic devices and gadgets can make quick work of virtually any gift list. For those who like fresh vegetables and herbs but don't have a garden (or a green thumb), the AeroGarden hydroponic vegetable garden system (91897/$149.95) is the perfect solution. It grows greens up to five times faster than soil, for a harvest in just 21 days. For road warriors, Smarthome recommends the heated travel mug (91310/$19.99), which plugs into a car outlet or a USB port on a computer to keep beverages hot for hours, and the Magellan RoadMate 3050T Portable GPS (92233/$599.99), which provides voice and visual guidance, real-time traffic reports, and an automatic rerouting feature to avoid slow traffic (and the device also doubles as a digital music player and photo viewer). The Power Station Traveller (90053/$44.99) allows users to charge up to three devices from one car outlet (or, with the included AC adapter, in a hotel room), making it ideal for those who travel with iPods, cell phones, digital cameras, and other electronic gadgets.Everyone is interested in the weather forecast, and with the Honeywell Professional Weather Station (19541/$299.99) there's no need to watch the local newscast or check the Internet for predicted conditions. Wireless sensors deliver temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall and forecast data to an attractive display that can be kept on a desk or nightstand for easy reference.Photo frames are a classic gift, and the NuVue Digital Photo Player (91870/$139.99) updates the concept by displaying dozens of JPEG images on a 5.6-inch color LCD screen when a memory card is inserted. Slideshows are easy to set up, and the digital picture frame is compatible with most major memory cards (sold separately). The digital photo/video/music player version (91871/$199.99) allows users to add MP3 soundtracks to slideshows or play MPEG videos.For kids and the kids at heart, Smarthome suggests the remote-control spy car (95005/$139.89), which transmits video wirelessly, even at night, or the Flightmaster ROG Remote-Control Plane (95623/$84.99), which has a 750-foot flying range and can take off from and land on the ground. Educational gift options include the Smart Globe (19381/$119.99), which offers geographic and cultural information and includes a wide variety of activities and games for various age groups, and the SkyScout Personal Planetarium (33515/$399.99), which uses GPS technology to identify any of 6,000 celestial bodies and provides facts, trivia, history and mythology relating to whatever star or planet the device is pointed at.These and many other products are available via the Smarthome catalog or website (, or by calling 800-762-7846.

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