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Got pets and kids? Check Out These 3 Air Purifiers to Keep Your Home’s Air Clean

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An air purifier does what your air conditioning and vacuuming can’t do – take the extra step to remove all possible particles from the air in your house. Whether your vacuum cleaner is kicking up a little bit too much dust from your carpet, or you need to get rid of as many allergens as possible for an asthma condition, these beauties can help out. If you’re looking for the best air purifiers of 2017, then we’ve got the list you need to see!

These standalone models (as opposed to units installed in your HVAC system) tend to work best when placed in a large living room or bedroom where they have access to the most air. We tend to prefer “mechanical” air purifiers, which use physical filters to “strain” the air and remove the smallest particles possible. Of course, that’s only a small part of the story, so let’s take a look at our top picks and the features that set them apart.

Honeywell HPA300 – $194

Top Air Purifiers

Honeywell’s slim and affordable model is an excellent air filtration device for those who have never had a purifier before and want to try one out. Not only is the price reasonable, but it comes with several different filtration options which can clean the air in a room up to 5 times each hour. In addition to HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filtration to remove even extra-small particles, this model also has a carbon filter, which can help remove annoying smells. It comes with plenty of different modes and timers too, allowing you to set the speed and schedule when the air purifiers will come on so you don’t have to remember every single day.

Perhaps best of all, the unit also provide on-screen filter replacement reminders. Since a dirty filter will both slow down a purifier and ruin its primary objective, these replacement reminders are important – and useful!

Note: Always pay close attention to the size ratings for models like these. This Honeywell is designed for rooms around 465 square feet, a great size for a bedroom or a similar space. However, keep in mind that air purifiers do make a little noise (thankfully, these newer models are pretty quiet) so make sure you can sleep with one in the room.

HealthMate Standard HM-400 – $539

Here’s a big jump in price for a much larger, more powerful air purifier, designed for buyers who know what they’re doing and want a system that can handle air throughout the house more easily…as long as it fits in the budget.

This filter is also an excellent pick for the health conscious. It has four different stages, which doesn’t make it the fastest purifier around, but certainly one of the most thorough for those who really need certain particles gone. The first two stages remove large and medium-sized particles as a warm up. The third stage is a 15-pound filter of activated carbon and zeolite to take care of odors – a very effective way of removing smoke or cooking smells from an area. The fourth stage is a certified HEPA filter that removes most particles that are larger than 0.3 microns for a final cleaning.

With 360-degree intake, you’ll want to keep this model away from walls to increase its efficiency. It has three speed settings based on your goals, but all three are very effective. In fact, this model can make an excellent commercial option for businesses or contractors if necessary.

Coway AP-1512HH – $230

This Coway model has a bit of a different design for those who like purifiers with more technology and eco-saving capabilities. It, too, has four stages of filtration, although they are different from the HealthMate stages: There’s a pre-filter, a carbon filter, a true HEPA filter, and then a “vital ION” filter. That ion filter is an interesting addition: It uses an ionized plate to attract particles – much like static – and trap them on the surface, an extra type of filtration that works well for larger, non-organic particles.

There’s also Energy Star features that can help you save money – and the time you may spend fiddling with settings. The auto mode is particularly useful, since it adjusts air flow speed based on how many particles the unit is pulling out of the air. If the unit goes for 30 minutes without detecting many particles, then it will shut off to conserve energy.

Deal Of The Day: 32% Off On Skullcandy Crusher Headphones (Black/Blue)

Skullcandy is a well-known name is the headphone industry, so it’s nice to see some of their items on discount. Today we have the Skullcandy Crusher Headphones (Black/Blue), which are seeing a decent 32% price reduction.

The Skullcandy Crusher will change the way you think about headphones. Featuring Supreme Sound™ technology and Skullcandy’s patent-pending bass extension drivers, Crushers offer a deep, rich sound experience. Including a single button in-line remote to take and make calls, you might just find yourself keeping these on your head from 9-5 every day.

– Haptic bass response delivers bass you can feel
– Custom-tuned REX40™ driver delivers smooth frequency response w/ minimal distortion
– Lightweight, durable, comfortable design makes all-day wear easy
– Patent-pending bass extension driver delivers a powerful & realistic bass experience
– Adjustable bass slider lets you customize your audio experience
– Call, track, & volume control all included on the in-line microphone & remote

Normally $99.99, it’s $67.99 after today’s deal.

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Febo Is A Solar Wooden Engraver

Ever tried burning ants with a magnifying glass? No? I can’t say I have, but mostly because even as a kid I didn’t feel like screwing around with keeping the magnifying glass at just the right distance from the ground, nor did I feel like chasing the ants around. But with Febo, you can use the sun’s power for entirely different purposes than entomological terror. It’s a little device that makes it super simple to engrave wooden surfaces using nothing but the light emitted by the sun. It keeps the magnifying glass just the right distance away from the surface, making it so the focal point (and spot of greatest intensity) is just where you need it to be. Prices start at $44, and go up depending on the materials.

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Why You Need a Smart Video Doorbell Right Now

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You may think that a smart video doorbell is a little too much, but nah it’s exactly what modern families need right now. With home invasion arising, you can stay safe and avoid one with a smart video doorbell. Here’s how it can help you and your family.

It gives you security and convenience

The primary purpose of video doorbells is to keep you safe by knowing who is at the door. Smart doorbells can do this with matching convenience. You can see and talk to your visitor on your smartphone when you’re too lazy (or scared) to go to the door. You can do the same thing even if you’re in the office or out on a vacation too.

Don’t worry, most smart doorbells only have a one-way camera so you can keep your privacy and you don’t give away your location. Other doorbells like the Ring Pro has motion sensors, which when trigerred can capture video in HD.

It makes a great tandem with other smart home devices

This is probably one of the best things about smart video doorbells. They can communicate to your other smart security devices to reinforce home security. Our classic example is the August Doorlock and Video Doorbell. You can open the door for your visitor right on your smartphone when you need to.

Another combo is the smart video doorbell with the front porch light. You can program your doorbell with motion sensor and your smart light through IFTTT or you can get the Zmodo Torch Pro, which is a smart video doorbell and a porch light in one.

It lessens the chances of package theft

Package theft is becoming a major concern for most homeowners, especially during the Holiday season when the gift delivery volume is quite high. With a smart video doorbell that can work with your doorlock (like August), you can keep your packages secure by asking the delivery guy to leave the package inside your house instead of just leaving it at your door.

Smart video doorbells actually offer more than convenience and sassy technology; it’s actually helpful in a real big way.

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Leather Folio Volume Two from Hard Graft


Upgrade your everyday carry with the Leather Folio Volume Two from Hard Graft. Featuring stunning materials, this carry-all has space for everything from your laptop to your writing utensils. The design of this folio takes inspiration from a hoodie and has soft padding for added security of your devices. In addition, it remains just 1.6 inches thick.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac

Going on a long flight and you wish you could catch up on all your YouTube subscriptions, but with no WiFi (not for free anyway), it’s impossible? Well, with the Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac you can just download all the videos you want straight to your hard drive, and watch anytime, anywhere.

YouTube is a massive video and music library, but its only significant flaw is that you need internet access to use it. Well, not anymore. With Softorino YouTube Converter, you can download and import YouTube videos directly into your iTunes, Mac or iPhone. No Wi-Fi? No problem. It’s as easy as copy and download, and all your favorite content will be readily available on your computer or mobile device in no time.

– Import files to iTunes as MP3, MP4, or M4A w/o losing quality
– Get automatic clipboard monitoring so you don’t have to paste a link–just copy it
– Download from Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, YouTube & more
– Skip the ads when you watch offline
– Transfer videos & music to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch w/ ease
– Watch or listen in high quality 4k, 1080p HD video & 192kb/s music

Best part is that it’s only $10 after today’s rebate.

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Kissinger Lets You Send Real Kisses In Realtime

Being in a long distance relationship isn’t easy, but life just may have gotten a bit sweeter for those of you in one. A device called Kissinger is being billed as the “world’s first mobile kiss messenger.” It lets you send physical kisses to your loved one, who’ll presumably feel them just as if they were in your presence.

High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner’s lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner’s kiss on your lips when they kiss you back.

Of course you might want to do all this is privacy, considering you’re actually going to be making out with your phone; we don’t need to tell you how bizarre you might look to anyone who doesn’t know what you’re doing.

There’s no word on price or availability, but apparently there is a working prototype.

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Ebony Wood MacBook Skin


Adorn your laptop with true luxury with the Ebony Wood MacBook Skin from artsn. This stunning skin is available for a variety of MacBook editions including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Pro Retina. A part of a limited edition, the Ebony Wood MacBook Skin is made of real wood. Handmade in the USA, this skin is expertly crafted from rosewood. On the back is a pressure-sensitive adhesive so it stays and place to protect your laptop from edge to edge.

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Give the New Year an Epic Welcome With These Smart Technology

Give the New Year an Epic Welcome With These Smart Technology

Saying goodbye to a year that was and embracing a new one for all its new potential calls for a grand celebration. It’s a milestone that almost everyone on earth is looking forward to.

When the alcohol starts to flow and with everybody going crazy, it’s highly likely that give in to the moment and end up tending a hangover and finding lost keys on January first.

Smart tech is here to help you prep up so you’ll have a fun New Year’s Eve and an easy, carefree morning after.

Fancy up the mood 

People usually start with low energy during parties, but you can ease everyone in (especially if friends of friends are coming along and not everybody know each other) by setting up the mood first. Dim the lights and let your Philips Hue do its thing: popping colors of fun everywhere! And don’t forget to fill the room with music. There are fancy speakers which can double as conversation starters like the Crazybaby Levitating Speaker and the Yantouch Diamond Speaker and Light.

Break the ice

In breaking the ice, there’s nothing more effective than alcohol. It loosens up even the most uptight person in the room. Nope, you don’t need to hire a bartender this time. He needs to party too. Quickly chill a bottle of wine that you have just bought the last minute with Waring Wine Chiller. Or get the Somabar or the Smart Bartending to mix your favorite cocktails the whole night through.

Keep memories 

There’s nothing more disappointing than realizing you have no memory or battery when taking the most important pictutes. Make sure this doesn’t happen again by having a full-charged power bank with you. And in case your friends forget to charge theirs, be safe and bring the Juno Powerbank with 13,000mAh. It’s powerful enough to charge a couple of smartphones a couple of times.

And for the perfect New Year’s Eve selfie even in low light, get your selfie lights ready! You can go for the Cynux spotlight that’s clippable on your smartphone or the light stick that can cover more area for a groufie.

Keep safe

Don’t drink and drive. A car crash or being temporarily detained isn’t exactly a great start for the year. So, bring a portable breath analyzer with you. Check on yourself and your friends too. Wait until you’re sober before you hit the road.

Have a breezy morning

All the late-night partying might give you temporary memory loss. You might find yourself tensed the moment you wake up because you can’t find your car keys or your wallet or whatever. Attach a Tile on your valuables so you’ll know where they are when you can’t seem to find them.
And, of course, help yourself to a cup of coffee the moment you wakeup. Make your smart coffee maker brew a cup or carafe. Waking up to the smell of coffee will be the perfect way to start the first day of the new year.

Have a blast this New Year’s Eve and an even happier day ahead!

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