Kelly & Michael: Lance Ulanoff
Lance Ulanoff, the editor at large at Mashable.com, came by to talk to Kelly & Michael about home technologies that you can use to “spice up your house.” It will make you’re house smart, “possibly smarter than you.”
Kelly & Michael: Samsung RF 4289 4-Door LCD Refrigerator Review
Ulanoff said that your homes are getting smarter and that everything has apps. You can even have apps on your refrigerator. He showed one from Samsung. You can do notes, and do weather, and you can even load up recipes from Epicurious. It’s everything you want. It can even play music and take things from your phone and play TV. You can do everything but lock it. Michael looked in, and it was fully stocked. It was the Samsung RF4289 4-Door LCD Refrigerator with apps, which costs $3,599.
Kelly & Michael: Honeywell Lyric Thermostat Review
Ulanoff next showed a thermostat that knows when you’re home and knows when you’ve left. It even knows when you’re coming home so it can start heating up and cooling down the house. It’s geo aware based on where your phone is. It was the Honeywell Lyric Thermostat, which is valued at $279. Kelly started eating the whipped cream from the refrigerator.
Kelly & Michael: Nest Learning Thermostat & Nest Protect Review
Ulanoff also showed the thermostat that he uses in his own home. It’s constantly learning. It knows when you’re home, away, and changing the temperature. It was the Nest Learning Thermostat, which is valued at $249.
The Thermostat also works with the Nest Protect, which is a smoke and CO2 detector valued at $99. It will tell you that you have a problem first, and then it will start the alarm. If you have them together and the protector notices you have a problem, it will turn off your furnace. Kelly said that deserves a squirt and had some whipped cream.
Lance also showed another app-related alarm. It was the Kidde 2-in-1 Wireless Alarm, which is valued at $49.97. It’s a smoke and fire detector. If you have 12, and one goes off, they all go off because they’re all connected.
Kelly & Michael: Kwikset SmartCode 910 Deadbolt Review
Michael had the next product. It was a lock system that you can use through an app. You can lock and unlock the door through an app. Michael doesn’t use the app part though. There’s also just a deadbolt part. It was the Kwikset SmartCode 910 Deadbolt valued at $199.
Ulanoff talked about Lockitron, which is valued at $179 and can go on your standard deadbolt. He showed them how to unlock it through an app and showed how it went on the lock.
Kelly & Michael: Novi Security Review & Piper Security Webcam
Ulanoff showed how the Novi Security base package, which costs $199, works as an app, but it didn’t work. It tells you if there’s movement. It shows you picture and animation of what’s happening and if it’s not a problem, you tell them and move on.
Ulanoff also showed a home monitoring webcam with a panoramic camera, which can see a whole room. He actually has one at his house. He showed his wife in his house from his phone. You can split it into four sectors. You can also control the light and sense the door. It was Piper Security, which costs $199.
Kelly & Michael: Withings Smart Baby Monitor Review
Ulanoff also showed a smart baby monitor. You can play a lullaby wherever you are. He showed how it worked. You can also talk to the baby. It was the Withings Smart Baby Monitor, which is valued at $245.95.
Kelly & Michael: Oral-B SmartSeries Toothbrush Review
Ulanoff also showed the Oral-B SmartSeries with Bluetooth Electric Toothbrush, which is valued at $159. Kelly joked that it turns your teeth blue. It times you and has four quadrants and doesn’t let you press too hard.
Kelly & Michael: Parrot Flower Power Review & Droplet Robotic Sprinkler
Ulanoff also talked about flower power. Parrot Flower Power, which is valued at $59.99, measures water, light, and knows what plant it is. You’ll get messages telling you what to do to take care of it. He showed the Droplet Robotics Sprinkler, which is valued at $300. It knows the weather and temperature when it waters your lawn. He also showed the Netatmo Weather Station for Smartphone valued at $179, which is an in house and outdoor weather station with apps.
Kelly & Michael: Jibo Family Robot Review
Ulanoff also showed the Jibo Family Robot. Ulanoff told it to wake up and said it was the future of family robots. It can see you and you can talk to it. It recognizes faces and hears. It even reads stories to children and will eventually be able to control everything in the home.
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