Akash on CityTV’s Breakfast Television – April 6, 2009, Renovation Tech – Part 1 of 2

Watch Akash Sablok on Citytv(Vancouver)’s Breakfast Television, with Riaz Meghji, talking about the latest home renovation and travel tech. 
 ** Aluratek Internet Radio Wi-Fi Alarm Clock (& mp3), www.aluratek.com  $200

Large clock display, plays thousand of internet stations, USB port for mp3, streams music from your network, FM radio.  Set any as your alarm. Comes with a remote.

** Bissell Versus Vac, www.bissell.com  $99

V shape directs large debris into center suction path while suctioning fine particles along the arms. Great for bare floors and low pile area rugs. 12 amps of power, bagless. Edge to edge cleaning.

** Logitech diNovo Mini Keyboard, www.logitech.com  $199

Palm-sized mini-keyboard with backlighting: Fits in your hand. Backlighting makes text entry effortless, even in low light.

Integrated, dual-purpose ClickPad: Use as a touch pad to point and click – or as a directional pad to navigate menus and make selections. Rechargable.  Works with Windows XP, Vista and even the Sony PS3.

** Milwaukee M-Spector Camera, www.milwaukee.com  $299

2x Digital Zoom, White LED with 3 Levels of brightness, Kit includes charger and a 12v Lithium Ion battery

12v Lithium Ion Battery provides up to FIFTEEN hours of run time / 38″ Extension gooseneck

** Honeywell Prestige Wireless Digital Thermostat, www.honeywell.com  $300

World’s first high-definition, full-color thermostat, Patented, interview-based programming and installer set-up

RedLINK-enabled to work with the Portable Comfort Control and Wireless Outdoor Sensor

Displays outdoor temperature and humidity, Wireless humidity control with TrueSTEAM™

User Friendly – consumer rated up to 10 times easier to use than other thermostats

Tri-Lingual – English, Spanish and French installation and display options


** Heys xScale Portable Scale, www.heys.ca   $30

World’s smallest portable scale.  Can handle up to  50kg. (110lbs) weight.  Easy to read display.  Battery powered (batteries included).

** Control4 Home Automation System (setup by www.SmartHomeShop.com), www.control4.com  starts at $600

16×9 large viewing area / easy-to-use navigation and four custom programmable hot keys.

Dynamic color graphics featuring tabs and icons for simple touch access to intelligent technology.

Four programmable buttons allow customized, quick access to common or critical functionality and lighting scenes.

Can replace all your remotes.  Vacation mode.  Can play iPod, DVD.  Can control blinds, temperature, TV, etc.

Start with basic and build-up what you need.

Power over Ethernet capability or hard wired (requires professional installation, ie, from Smarthome in North Van.)

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