Unlike most video doorbells, you won't need to pay monthly fees to view your saved videos with the RemoBell S. Its fast-responding motion sensors will instantly alert your smartphone or device and let you stream live HD video, while 2-way talk lets you speak to whoever's outside — even if you're not home. Its motion zone feature lets you further customize the areas you want to be monitored or blocked out. Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT, the RemoBell S will even play nice with the rest of your smart home.
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Just because an item is simple and practical doesn't mean it can't be well designed. This sweeper and funnel is an excellent example, designed by Jan Kochanski, it was the winner of a design award in 2014. The wooden sweeper is shaped to fit perfectly inside the hollow handle of the dustpan, which doubles as a funnel for easy disposal of whatever waste you're collecting. Available in white or black, it's easy to store together on a hook until it's called back into service.
Dimensions: 12.2" x 9.1" x 2.8"
First used by farmers and fisherman, Korbo has been hand-weaving metal baskets In Sweden the same way since 1922. Their single-wire design is durable enough to handle yard work or hauling firewood but is also just as much at home storing throw pillows in the living room. The Korbo Bucket 20 features a convenient swing handle and sturdy grip for easy transportation of everything from produce to household supplies to a case of longnecks for a day on the boat.
Height: 10.6" / Diameter: 11.8" / Capacity: 20 litres
First used by farmers and fisherman, Korbo has been hand-weaving metal baskets In Sweden the same way since 1922. Their single-wire design is durable enough to handle yard work or hauling firewood but is also just as much at home storing throw pillows in the living room. An optional plating bag allows the Korbo Classic 35 basket to double as a planter for growing everything from herbs to flowers to house plant, while its sturdy handles make for easy transportation of delicate plants inside and outside as needed. Available with or without the optional planting bag.
Height: 9.5" / Diameter: 17.75" / Capacity: 35 litres
It's not the company's first doorbell — but the August View is their first to actually look like a doorbell. Unlike its prior effort, the View is also wire-free, making installation far easier. Its night vision-capable camera produces clear, 1920x1440 video, and has a built-in speaker so you can talk to whoever's at the door. Of course, it integrates with the company's locks to easily let visitors into your home and has interchangeable faceplates to match your decor.
Simplistic and sophisticated. The Menu Align Daybed is an ode to Scandinavian design. Created by Copenhagen-based designer Anita Johansen, the minimalist bench features the classic Nordic combination of oak and leather. Its black-stained frame and buttery soft Anthrazit Dunes leather cushion results in a monochromatic finish that can function as additional seating in the living area or an entryway statement piece.
Width: 70.9" / Depth 31.5" / Height 15.8"
Keep your look light and crisp with these Laight Jeans from Mott & Bow. And they don't just look good, but they're built for comfort as well, made using high quality 16% stretch denim. And Mott & Bow have a great try-on program which sends you two pairs of jeans with a preprinted prepaid return label to send back the size that does not fit. Available in 32", 34", and now 30" length, they're hand-sanded, stone-washed, and treated for a just-right fade that pairs perfectly with bright spring and summer tops and requires no break-in.
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Inspired by the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly, this new jacket from Vollebak has over two billion microscopic blue glass spheres embedded in resin on the jacket's surface. The glass spheres create an entirely reflective jacket that is constantly changing color while you ski or snowboard. The Blue Morpho is engineered for a max range of motion with plenty of room for a hoodie underneath. The jacket also is fully seam-sealed, waterproof, and includes an ocean-racing style marine hood and high collar. The visibly stunning piece of outerwear acts like a mirror for whatever light conditions you're in, with a liquid metal appearance under the sun that shifts to a bionic blue at night with any camera flash, torch, or searchlight.
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Best known for the distinctive sound it provides for announcing the start and finish of a round of boxing, this bell is made of steel with a durable black powder coat finish. It doesn't require electricity, making it a natural choice to alert others to an emergency if the power is out, each bell is made in Connecticut by the oldest surviving bellmaker in the country. Also called the "Trip Gong," it's operated with a firm tug which activates the lever that is made of brass. Not just for the boxing ring, the loud bell is also an excellent choice for worksites, schools, and factories when getting the attention of others is essential.
Dimensions: 4" x 7" x 7" / Size: 8"
Building on the company's best-in-class mapping technology, the iRobot Terra plans to do the same thing for your lawn that the Roomba did for your floors. To install it, you simply place wireless beacons around your yard and drive it around the perimeter. Imprint Smart Mapping technology takes over from there, mowing only where it should, in human-like, back-and-forth lines, automatically charging when needed before resuming cutting where it left off. A companion app can be used to adjust the cutting height and control when it cuts. It goes on sale in Germany this year, with a beta program for the United States.
Standard Industries is the largest roofing manufacturer in the world. If their bet on subsidiary GAF Energy is right, they could soon become the largest solar roofing manufacturer, as well. Their DecoTech system is designed to integrate into the roof like a skylight, avoiding the pitfalls of rack-mounted systems. The panels, while lacking the seamless style of solar roof tiles, offer higher output and a 25-year warranty, and can be installed during the building of a home or during a re-roofing of an existing structure.
Get the peace of mind you want without the headache of a monthly payment with the Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell. It stores all activity recorded by its wide-angle, 1080p camera on the included microSD card, with the option to upload the clips to your private Dropbox or FTP server. Compatible with Apple HomeKit, it alerts you when motion is detected or when someone rings the doorbell and has a built-in mic and speaker so you can talk to whoever's at your door even if you're not home. The sleek modern design makes it a handsome addition to most homes, and it's fully resistant to rain, snow, and dust.
There are few things more boring than neutral walls. Backdrop makes it easy to give your abode a new look. Instead of an overwhelming assortment of hues, they offer 50 curated colors for you to choose from, in standard or semi-gloss finish. Their samples are large 12-inch squares that stick on your wall, so you don't need any tools until you decide on a color, and once you're ready, they also sell all the essentials you need, so you don't have to make any visits to the dimly lit aisles of your local big box hardware store.
Ring already makes doorbell and security cameras to keep an eye on your home. Now it can keep you safe from what you can't see with the Ring Alarm. Included with the system is a hub that connects the other components to wifi, a keypad to arm and disarm the system without using a phone, a motion detector, a contact sensor for doors or windows, and a range extender. Additional sensors can be added as needed, including a flood and freeze sensor and a listener for your fire or smoke alarm, and 24-7 professional monitoring can be added on for just $10/mo.
Reclaim the space above your garage door with the LiftMaster 8500W Wall-Mount Opener. It sits alongside your door instead of hanging from the ceiling, creating extra room for storage and generally improving the look of your garage. Built-in Wifi lets you operate the door from anywhere (no more anxiety over whether you remembered to close it), an included LED light lets you see when stepping out of your vehicle, and the automatic deadbolt keeps your home secure.
In development for over two years, the Nest x Yale Lock is the ideal gateway for your Nest-centric home. It works with the Nest app you already use, and integrates with the company's entire line of products, from thermostats and smoke detectors to the Hello video doorbell and Secure alarm system. Like most smart locks, it lets you issue one-time unlock codes, automatically or remotely lock and unlock the door, and arm your alarm system when you leave. Available in polished brass, satin nickel, or oil-rubbed bronze.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Amazon Prime makes it easy to order everything from gadgets to paper towels. All those boxes sitting on your doorstep also make easy targets for thieves. Amazon Key promises to keep your orders safe by placing them somewhere the thieves can't reach: inside your house. Available in select areas, it works by connecting an approved smart lock from Kwikset or Yale with the service, which then unlocks the door for the delivery person when they arrive. The starter kit includes both a lock and an Amazon-branded indoor security camera so you can monitor deliveries, either as they happen or at your convenience.
It looks like an ordinary lock. As the smallest option on the market, that's by design. But the Friday Smart Lock isn't small on features. It replaces the inside thumb latch on most single deadbolt locks, letting you keep the same keys you already use. Only you might not need them afterward since its built-in wifi and Bluetooth let you unlock your door with either or phone or Siri, as well as give other people access remotely, and keep a log of who's come or gone during the day. Available in a range of finishes to match your decor.
Nest makes a bunch of products, so it stands to reason that their Secure Alarm System isn't just a single monolithic box. Instead, it's comprised of the Guard, a base that provides the alarm, keypad and a motion sensor, Detect sensors that can be used to tell whether a door or window has been opened, detect motion, or in some situations, do both, and Tags that let you arm and disarm the alarm with a simple tap. As you'd expect, the system taps into the company's existing ecosystem of cameras and sensors, as well, and even expands it with the new IQ outdoor security cam. Next year it will grow further still with the introduction of the camera-laden Hello doorbell, yet while the number of products expands, they're all still controlled by the existing Nest app. As far as the Secure system is concerned, the base package includes a Guard unit, two Detect sensors, and two Tags, with the option to add more cameras, sensors, and tags as needed.
Now on its third generation, the August Smart Lock has gotten an all-new design as well as some new features. Notably, the round look of the original — still available in the new Pro model — is gone, replaced with a taller unit that has an actual thumb turn for manual operation. Battery life has doubled, and the new DoorSense feature can tell if the door is open or closed, so you can set it to automatically lock when the door shuts, providing added peace of mind. While it uses Bluetooth to let you control the lock with your phone, remote operation is possible with the addition of an August Connect module or Doorbell Cam Pro, which also add support for Alexa and Google Assistant.
Like the company's prior keyless entry systems, the Latch C Smart Lock let you and your coworkers/tenants unlock the door using smartphones, cards, or codes. Unlike previous models, it's designed to work with traditional deadbolts, so it will fit way more doors. Despite its smaller size, it still offers the same advantages as its stablemates, namely a built-in camera to see who's there, and a cloud-based entry log. Unfortunately, it, like the rest of the family, is only available for clients managing ten or more properties.
The same diameter as a standard deadbolt — 2.6 inches — the Otto Smart Lock is one of the smallest connected locks you can buy. It automatically detects your arrival, letting you open your door with a single press, and also gives you the options of turning its outer ring to enter a four-digit entry code or unlocking via an app over Wifi. Its standard size means it's compatible with most doors, and it comes in silver, gold, or black to match most decors.
For outdoor lounging, most options either look great but aren't comfortable or are cushy but ugly. But now, with a tip of their cap to aluminum lawn chairs of a previous era, this Sunday Lounge Chair arrives from Revolution Design House in Portland, Oregon. Made of steel with double coated powder-coat paint and a laser cut pattern, each chair is wide enough for comfortable lounging and are made to stand the test of time. They look better than just about anything available for your porch or patio, and custom colors and upholstery are available on request.
Designed for businesses and apartment complexes, the Latch Keyless Entry System is an intelligent way to control access to your properties. It comprises two models, the more sleek R, meant for electronic access points like lobby doors and turnstiles, and the M, a full mortise lock with built-in smarts. Both let you and your coworkers/tenants enter using smartphones, cards, or door codes, have built-in cameras to let you see who's coming and going, and connect to a cloud-based system that logs every entry. Currently available for projects and portfolios of 10 units or more.
If installing a brand new, fancy solar roof isn't in your budget, but you still want to reduce your energy bill, these SolarGaps Solar Panel Window Blinds look perfect. The blinds track the sun and adjust position throughout the day to optimal angle to generate solar electricity. Once installed, all you have to do is plug them in, and they begin to power devices throughout your home. You get access to all reports and control systems on your smartphone and start to generate green energy that can reduce your energy bill by up to 70%.
The hardest part about hanging stuff on your wall is getting it lined up just right. With the Absolut Hangsmart, it's easy. To use it, you attach it to the wall using screws or adhesive, then place your frame on it and pull down until it clicks. Once that's done, you can easily move it up, down, left, or right, and the Hangsmart will automatically keep it level. Leaving you with just one big responsibility: finding something worthy of display.
Regular sauna use has many health benefits, such as better skin, improved circulation, and even weight loss. Enjoy them from home with a Grandview Barrel Sauna. Crafted from your choice of western red cedar, hemlock fir, or Nordic spruce, these spacious saunas can hold up to eight people and are available with or without a front canopy. They come standard with an electric heater with the option to upgrade to a wood-burning stove, and also include stones, a bucket, a ladle, and a thermometer/hygrometer, so you'll have everything you need for a great experience.
Hopefully, you never need to use it, but if there's a Class A, B, or C fire at your home or business, the AFO Fire Extinguisher Ball should be nearby. It's a fire suppressant packaged in a compact and lightweight ball that self-detonates in 3 to 5 seconds when it comes into contact with fire and disperses non-toxic chemicals to put the fire out. It can cover an area with a radius of 86 to 107 square feet and is environmentally friendly, nontoxic, and has a shelf life of up to five years. Keep one handy while camping, grilling in the back yard, at your office, or in the kitchen in case of emergency.
Relocatable and convertible with a shockingly quick set-up time, Modpool Shipping Container Pools are intriguing alternatives to traditional pools. They rely on the strength of the container to help hold in water while offering unique features like side windows. A divider can quickly convert it from a single pool into a hot tub combination, the powerful heater can increase the temperature by 86º in a single hour, an Ultraviolet system keeps the water clean, and the entire unit, including the heater, jets, and lights, can be controlled from your phone. Best of all, it can be up and running just minutes after its placed, making it ideal for those who decide they want a pool for the summer at the last minute.
Sure, Tesla wants to make money. But they also want a sustainable future for the planet, and they want it sooner rather than later. Tesla Solar Panels are their latest step towards this goal. Designed with integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware, they're as sleek a solution as you'll find (unless you spring for their Solar Roof). They're also more durable and last longer than industry standard panels, and integrated seamlessly with the company's Powerwall, turning your home into an energy producing and storing gadget.