Technology is revolutionizing the way consumers live at home and on the go. Making the jump to a connected home is becoming easier, more affordable and more accessible from our mobile devices!
Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with the following brands to show you how our lives at home can not only be more connected, but also help save you time, money and energy, which is great for the environment and something to think about this Earth Day 2016!
Beat the heat and expensive utility bills this summer with a new room air conditioner that’s smart and stylish!
Kenmore Elite® Smart Room Air Conditioner 8K BTU
The affordable Kenmore Elite® Smart Room Air Conditioner ($299.99) has a stylish new design and innovative features that allow you to cool your home from almost anywhere* by using a smartphone or tablet with the free Kenmore AC™ app. Remotely turn your air conditioner on and off, set a schedule or change the temperature giving you flexibility to control your climate when you are not at home. Smart technology gives you the ability to run your ENERGY STAR® certified Smart Room Air Conditioner only when needed, saving energy and money on your utility bill. It’s available at select Sears locations or online at Sears.com.
* Remote control and monitoring functionality of Kenmore Smart products requires a smartphone or tablet, wireless ® router with a continuous home Internet connection and the free app. These devices are not included. Supports iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices. Mobile devices not included with product. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. WiFi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®
Priced at $299.99.
For more information, visit www.kenmore.com.
If you’re upgrading your water heater, be “smart” about it and it will help you save time, money and energy…check out this find!
Kenmore® Smart Water Heater Module
The Kenmore Smart Water Heater Module provides flexibility and peace of mind for those looking to conserve energy and water and save on utility bills. Save money by remotely* adjusting home water temperatureand detect the need for maintenance from the easy-to-use Kenmore® Smart App. The app also helps prevent unpleasant surprises by monitoring how much water is left for hot showers, and detects leaks early to avoid costly repairs and water damage expenses. The Kenmore Smart Water Heater Module will be available in select Sears stores nationwide and online at Sears.com in May.
*Remote control and monitoring functionality of Kenmore® Smart products requires a smartphone or tablet, Wi-Fi router with a continuous home internet connection and the free app. These devices are not included. Supports devices for iPhone® and Android™. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Device not included with product.
**Only existing Kenmore models 58940, 58950, 58240, 58250 can be connected using the Wi-Fi module.
- Water Heater – $579.99
- Wi-Fi Module – $69.99
Available for purchase at select Sears stores nationwide and online at www.sears.com in May 2016.
For more information, visit www.kenmore.com.
An important part of the connected home is the lighting, check out how easy it is to make your home smarter and work harder for you!
LIGHTIFY from OSRAM SYLVANIA
LIGHTIFY from OSRAM SYLVANIA is a portfolio of lighting products and accessories offering intelligent automation via the LIGHTIFY app on your mobile device or LIGHTIFY Switch. Beginning with the LIGHTIFY Gateway, you can control your lighting and electronics, optimize your environments, improve efficiency, and save time and energy. You can choose colors, set personal lighting scenes, or pre-set schedule-based lighting features at any time from any place via an Internet connection. Wake up and get energized by bright light in the morning, then transition to warm light to wind down and help you relax in the evening.
- On/Off/Dim A19 Starter Kit with Gateway – MSRP $45.00
- LIGHTIFY RGBW A19 bulbs – MSRP $39.99
- BR30 bulbs – MSRP $44.99
- RT5/6 Recessed Downlight Kits – MSRP $49.99
- Tunable White – MSRP $29.99
- On/Off/Dim A19 – MSRP $14.99
- BR30 – MSRP $34.99
- RT5/6 – MSRP $39.99
- Two button Switch – MSRP $29.99
For more information, visit www.osramamericas.com/lightify.
For many, the kitchen is the hub of the home…this just might make the next perfect kitchen accessory!
Xess from TCL | Alcatel
Xess is purpose built to be the perfect 17-inch accessory for the hub of most homes, the kitchen; whether it’s for discovering and creating new meals via the pre-loaded recipe applications or accessing Nickelodeon content, such as PAW Patrol for kids. And with its large display and all-day battery, it’s great for catching up on the latest news and entertainment. Xess also comes with an IP camera, so you can keep an eye on your little ones, even if you’re in another room. The Xess is available beginning April 22 for the online exclusive price of $499 USD at www.alcatelonetouch.us!
Priced at $499.00.
For more information, visit www.alcatelonetouch.us.
TV’s are becoming smarter all the time, but you might be surprised by how much more they can bring to your entertainment, check out this latest find!
TCL 4K Roku Smart TVs
TCL, the world’s third largest television manufacturer, recently announced its 4K Ultra HD TCL Roku TV models for the U.S. The new models bring stunning UHD 4K picture quality to its smart TVs that integrate the Roku OS. The new 4K TCL Roku TV lineup will include six models that bring together the latest in TV design and technology, advanced connectivity and available 4K content to deliver on consumer demands for both the highest quality and largest selection of streaming entertainment.
The TCL 4K Roku Smart TV 55” P-Series model is aggressively priced at $699.99.
Available for purchase at www.Amazon.com, with more national retailers to launch later this month.
For more information, visit www.tclusa.com.