Home innovations


Innovation Insider shares the following home innovations with anchor/reporter Sally MacDonald during a visit to FOX 26 Morning News:

  • Gourmia GCM5000 Multi Capsule Coffee Machine -- This first-of-its-kind coffee maker allows users to enjoy the convenience of being able to use just about ANY brand coffee pods including K-Cups and Nespresso capsule.  It is an all in one sophisticated machine that is perfect for home or office. For a taste that rivals your favorite coffee shop, there’s an added automatic milk frother that will put the finishing touch on your cappuccinos, lattes & more. The GCM 5000 features an easy read digital display for custom temperature & cup size, used capsule collecting system, espresso shot glass tray, and more. It’s $279.99 and you can check it out on Gourmia’s website http://www.gourmia.com/item.asp?item=10083 
  • Ooma Home Monitoring --  A comprehensive easy to set-up do-it-yourself home monitoring solution that protects and alerts users of events within their home. Designed to work with the Ooma Telo smart home phone that provides FREE nationwide calling and standard features such as caller-ID, call-waiting, voicemail, 911 calling and 911 text alerts, the system includes motion detection, smoke/fire detection, water/leak alerts, door and window sensors to provide an all-encompassing protection for your home.  Ooma is the ONLY service provider that lets users remotely trigger a call to 911 from their home. If user is not at home, he/she receives an alert of an emergency situation in the home, presses the “Home 911” button in the app and call is placed from the home Telo to 911, with user’s cell phone being conferenced into the 911 call. This is a critical difference between calling 911 from a mobile phone because a home phone is registered to the home address, down to the apartment number and floor, so dispatchers know exactly where to locate the emergency. 911 calls from mobile phones are often unreliable and 911 calls made from a remote location will not go through to your local emergency 911 dispatcher without Ooma Home Monitoring. Ooma Telo smart home phone is $99 plus monthly taxes and fees ($4-$7 per month).  Ooma Home Monitoring is FREE if you are a Premier subscriber ($9.99 per month and includes 35+ features including call blocking, free calling to Canada and Mexico, instant second phone line, etc.) or Home Monitoring is $5.99 per month for Basic customers. Sensors range in price from $25 to $35 depending on which one you use. You manage the system using an app on your iOS or Android smarphone. http://www.ooma.com/home-monitoring/ 
  • HD LED Light Bulbs – The first high-definition lighting designed around the mood of your rooms at home. Here’s a simple 30-second decorating tip: put all of the features of your home in high definition – simply by changing the bulbs. GE’s new HD light bulbs are engineered with the highest CRI, or color rendering index, for greater color contrast and boldness over an average bulb.  That means the colors and features in each room can look brighter, bolder and better. And, they offer all the great energy savings and long lifespan of LEDs. GE has 3-categories of bulbs to create just the right mood in every room. The 3-categories are Relax (warm & comforatable), Refresh (cool & energizing) and Reveal (pure & clean). Price $4-5/bulb  www.gelighting.com/hdlight 
  • Gender Reveal Kit -- What’s the trendiest pregnancy event? A Gender Reveal Party! Family and friends gather and the expectant parents pull a stuffed animal out of the box—if it is wearing a tutu then the baby will be a girl -- if the stuffed animal is wearing a bow tie then the baby will be a boy. Mom brings the kit to her ultrasound and asks the tech to secretly dress the animal before the party. This special stuffed animal has the added bonus of carrying the baby's pre-recorded heartbeat. It’s a keepsake that will be cherished forever. The kit includes an adorable stuffed animal (choose from a bear, bunny, fox, puppy, elephant, or lamb), tutu, bow tie and a 20 second heartbeat recorder that will easily preserve the sound of your baby's heartbeat. For more info go to http://mybabysheartbeatbear.com/gender-reveal-kit.html $39.99-$44.99 
  • Rapid Photo Album Scanner – Convert your old dusty photo albums into space saving digital images.  This uniquely designed scanner with patented anti-glare technology converts photographs into digital images without having to remove them from a mounted photo album. Available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, the converter rests on an album page, displays its subject on its built-in 2.4" TFT color LCD, and uses a 14 MP CMOS sensor to scan the photo in as a 700 dpi JPEG. The digital image can be stored on an SD card up to 32 GB (not included) or imported to a computer with the included USB cable. The device also converts slides and 135 film negatives into digital images with 3200 dpi resolution using included trays. Accepts photographs up to 4" x 6". Plugs into AC with included adapter or can also be powered via a computer using its USB cable.  $199 http://www.hammacher.com/Product/89917?promo=search&cmp=cel&trigger=ac&query=photo%20album 
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