Monday, December 20, 2010

Home for the Holidays

Couldn’t get enough of our Home for the Holidays coverage in the winter 2010 issue? Here, we spotlight a few more picks for you.

Honeywell MyChime

Featuring multiple holiday jingles, Honeywell’s MyChime upgrades ensure that friends, family and the neighborhood carolers will want to ring your bell again and again throughout the holidays.

Delight guests before they even walk through the door with tunes such as “Santa’s Sleighbells,” “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls” that will play when visitors ring your bell! There also are chimes for year-round fun, including “Cheering Crowd” for Super Bowl celebrations, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and spooky tones for Halloween.

Cisco Valet Plus

Cisco aims to make home wireless simple and accessible with its Valet product line that includes two models — Valet and Valet Plus. Plug into a USB port on your Mac or PC and you’re set to go following three quick steps. Guests can go wireless, too, while paying you a visit.

Hamilton Beach BrewStation

Your morning brew is sure to stay warm in the Hamilton Beach BrewStation. Since it doesn’t require a glass carafe, the cleanup also is easier than with some standard coffeemakers.

—Shandra Hill Smith