IKEA and Sonos have officially unveiled the SYMFONISK line of WiFi speakers. One model is table lamp, while the other has a bookshelf model that can also be wall mounted, priced at $179 and $99 respectively. Both speakers can be controlled with the Sonos app, and easily integrate directly into the Sonos ecosystem should you have any existing speakers. Or, set them up using Sonos’s TruePlay custom tuning function as bonded stereo pairs or individual mono speakers. Apple’s AirPlay 2 integration enables iOS and MacOS users to stream any audio content directly to the speakers without using the app. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Cable management accessories are nothing new, but what if there was an easier way to avoid tripping over cables? Meet the “Cable Cradle” by designer Andrew Ferrier. This creation basically fits over your existing outlet and can be snapped on securely for 1-second installation. After plugging int your device(s), simply wrap the cable around the outer edge to keep things organized. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Never lose your gadgets again with the new Tile Mate (2x) and Tile Slim (2x) trackers, all for $46.88 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. Can’t find your phone? Just double press the Tile button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent. If your Tile Mate is further away, you can even let other Tile community members help since the Tile app running on their phones can send location updates to your app. It includes a replaceable CR1632 battery is guaranteed for one year from activation. You can easily replace it yourself. Product page. Read more for a hands-on review of the Tile Slim.
Kasa’s Smart WiFi Power Strip not only has 6-outlets, but 3 USB ports as well, all for $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Monitor exactly how much energy devices connected to the power strip consume by simply checking in on the Kasa Smart app – you can also turn off devices that are using too much power. Plus, control connected devices from anywhere with the Kasa Smart App, which means you can power up your office remotely and even your computer from a phone. Schedule each outlet individually or collectively to turn on and off at set times throughout the day. Product page.
Google may become the champion of April Fools’ Day pranks if they keep this up, as they’ve unveiled yet another product that sounds cool, but will never become a reality. This service can be setting Google Assistant on your phone or the Google Home smart speaker to the English language and saying “Talk to Tulip Translator.” In other words, they can now they communicate with humans when they require assistance, such as water, light or some more space. “Socially, it turns out that plants, and particularly tulips, are very chatty, and make for great friends. Tulips are excellent listeners and when listened to carefully, give sound advice,” said Google. Read more to see it in-action.
Belkin’s Wemo Mini Smart Plug utilizes your existing home Wi-Fi connection to provide wireless control of your lights and appliances, without the need for an additinal subscription or hub, all for $19.99, today only, originally $34.99. Just plug in a WeMo Mini Smart Plug, download the free app, and control your lights / appliances from your smart device or voice through Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Home Kit. Schedule the fan to turn on before you come home, sync lamps and devices to sunrise, sunset, or pre-set times automatically. Its sleek new form-factor enables you to stack two Mini Smart Plugs in the same outlet. Product page. Read more for additional discounts in Belkin / Linksays one-day sale – check out all the deals here.
Samsung subsidiary called Cheil Worldwide unveils Firevase, which looks like a normal flower vase at first, but it actually doubles as a fire extinguisher. Simply put, its outer chamber is filled with fast-cooling potassium carbonate that quickly suppresses oxygen when the vase shatters, while the inner chamber works like normal, and holds water for your flowers or plants. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
JackyLED’s 6-Outlet / 4 USB Power Strip makes it easy to charge all of your electronic devices without needing any extra hardware, and it’s being offered for just $16 shipped with coupon code: 89A37S5D, today only, originally $26.99. Maximum power output per USB is up to 2.1A to offer the fastest charge possible. while its right angle design (flat plug) lets you use it in tight spaces, like behind furniture. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: 89A37S5D during final checkout for the additional discount.
Anker’s PowerPort Cube can be attached just about anywhere and it’s being offered for just $19 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon and entering coupon code: ANKERP27 at checkout, today only, originally $25.99. Overload protection and a fire-retardant exterior provide complete protection for you and your devices, while users can easily toggle the USB charging ports on / off using the power button. It’s tennis ball-sized and sculpted with rounded corners for perfect portability. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: ANKERP27 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Utilizing induction heating and stainless steel ball bearings, water in The Barisieur alarm clock boils and is siphoned over coffee grounds or tea leaves to drip into the included cup while you sleep. Its wood and steel base also holds a cooler for cream or milk that can be activated by an infrared sensor to not waste power if the machine is empty. The components themselves are crafted from stainless steel and laboratory-grade borosilicate glass. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.