It’s a fresh New Year and the perfect time to refresh our daily routines, courtesy of innovations in the consumer goods sector. With this in mind, here are an array of tried-and-true lifestyle enhancers and problem solvers that’ll help ensure a great year ahead.
Kami Home Camera (www.Amazon.com)
Kami is a brand offering an economical and complete AI-featured home security system. Mount the camera on a surface or on the ceiling, and it’ll give you more control over what you want to see in your room. In fact, its 360-degree rotation gives you an entire room’s view from one location. There are also sophisticated algorithms that allow for smarter alerts. With AI-based detection of humans, pets and abnormal sound, you only get alerted when it actually matters. You can also turn on privacy mode to temporarily disable the camera. Eyelid design makes it easy to know when you’re being recorded. Kami Home relies on Microsoft Azure to protect your data with the same level of security and privacy that protects millions of businesses around the world. It surpasses the highest U.S. and European data privacy requirements. There’s also a Kami Home App for iOS and Android which lets you check-in anytime, from anywhere. Access Kami Cloud, live view, adjust privacy settings, communicate over two-way audio and much more.
Nuheara IQbuds BOOST (www.Shop.Nuheara.com)
Those with mild hearing loss should definitely check out Nuheara’s IQbuds BOOST earbuds. Because only one out of six Americans hear perfectly under any conditions, such as a crowded restaurant, a concert or the movies, among others, these help enhance your hearing experience no matter where you are. With a sleek design and Bluetooth compatibility, IQbuds BOOST delivers smart, personalized hearing. It includes Ear ID, a clinical grade hearing assessment that automatically calibrates the earbuds to your unique hearing profile. They also feature audio transparency to bring the sound directly in front of you into sharper focus; an intelligent audiometric system that learns how you hear and automatically adjusts the IQbuds to your hearing prescription; super Intelligent Noise Control to balance between world noise and speech; 20 hours of on-the-go Bluetooth streaming and so much more. They’re perfect for people who could use a little help with their hearing, but either don’t want, or aren’t ready for, a traditional hearing aid. They cost thousands less than a traditional hearing aid and deliver “20/20 hearing” (20Hz-20Khz) without the need to visit an audiologist. IQbuds BOOST will transform the way you hear and connect to your world.
HairMax.Com Hair Regrowth Solutions (HairMax.com – Save 10% with Code: LUXELIST)
Thick and healthy hair is a sign of youth and vitality. But, unfortunately hair loss happens, and a once thick of head hair can becoming thinner. When it happens, it can negatively affect self-esteem and make you look older than you actually are…or feel. But, the good news is that there’s something you can do about it! Specifically, the HairMax LaserBand 82—a leading-edge medical device that uses photo biostimulation laser energy to stimulate hair follicles, restore your hair’s natural growth cycle, and grow fuller, denser, stronger hair. It’s FDA cleared for both men and women and proven effective in seven clinical studies. During testing it averaged an increase in hair count of 129 additional new hairs per square inch. That’s thousands of new hairs! You use it only 3 days a week for as little as 90 seconds per treatment. The therapeutic light energy is delivered through 82 medical-grade lasers in a specially designed band to provide full scalp coverage. Also consider the new ‘HairMax for Density Hair and Scalp Treatments’ formulated with their proprietary NRG8-pLEX complex, and bio active ingredients like apple stem cells, DHT blockers, caffeine and niacinamide—highly active ingredients that are delivered to the root of the follicle through liposome technology to help protect against biological aging and transform thinning hair into thicker, more voluminous-looking hair. And, the Acceler8 Hair Booster is light-activated giving an additional kick for healthy hair growth. This nutrient rich system also works to transform thinning hair and can be used with the laser treatments. Together the system helps address all six mechanisms of thinning hair, leaving you with fuller-looking locks. Learn more about these at HairMax.Com and save 10% with checkout code ‘LUXELIST.’
Hunter Fan Company’s SIMPLEconnect Smart Fan Collection (www.HunterFan.com)
For the tech-friendly household, Hunter Fan Company’s line of SIMPLEconnect smart fans are a stellar choice, with each providing connectivity with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Home. One way to step into a more connected home is with the Symphony ceiling fan model. This modern smart fan works with an integrated remote control as well as home automation applications. With graceful, sweeping blades, elegant lines and a glossy finish, the Symphony is a soft modern masterpiece perfect for large indoor living spaces. Symphony’s Exclusive SureSpeed guarantee delivers high-velocity gusts with airflow optimized for ultimate high-speed cooling. The blade pitch is also adjusted to ensure ideal air movement and peak performance at all times. It includes dimmable bulbs to give you complete control of the light output and create the ideal ambiance in your room. Plus, its reversible four-speed WhisperWind motor delivers ultra-powerful air movement with whisper-quiet performance so you get the cooling power you want without the noise you don’t.
Armitron Watches (www.Armitron.com)
When going about your daily routine or for a fab night out on the town, consider a stylish watch from Armitron. The company offers a leading and certainly comprehensive line of fashionable and affordable dress, sport and outdoor adventure varieties for both men and women. For over 65 years, Armitron has been creating stylish watches for every personality type and every occasion, including Swarovski crystal and diamond-embellished styles, along with bracelet, leather strap, digital and solar-powered fitness options, among an array of others. I’m particularly fond of Armitron’s black dress watches like the Black Dress Bangle Watch with a shiny solitaire Diamond Accent for gals, and the Black IP Stainless Steel Analog Bracelet Watch for guys that are dramatic, sophisticated and work beautifully as a set. I also like their Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Watch options for both men and women that exude a simple elegance and can pair with nearly any outfit, day or night. Since pioneering many of the first affordable digital wristwatches, the company’s mission has remained to make fashionable and functional timepieces that are accessible to every person—and that nurture the spirit of individuality.
n:p beautiful Hair Dryer (www.NPBeautiful.com)
Surely everybody struggles to maintain the perfect hairdo, right? Most want to ensure lovely locks while out and above. But, for me, the struggle is all too real. But the good news is there are modern tools that’ll help you nail your desired look. Among these is the n:p beautiful hair dryer. Sexy and sleek, this highly portable tourmaline blow dryer makes every day styling a breeze. It’s lightweight, has a high-wind performance motor, a protective tourmaline-coated grill that dries hair super-fast, a cool-shot button to seal your look in place and an extra-long cord for effortless styling. This professional hair styling tool is also ergonomically designed, allowing for flexible handling and styling. It has a long-lasting, high quality engine that produces a concentrated airflow flushing through the nozzle for fast drying. The unit actually includes two double-injected durable nozzles for long-term use. Its powerful AC motor proffers a faster, highly efficient blowout. Perfect for all hair types, it’s a great way to get a smooth, high-shine finish.
As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded consumer product trends expert and hospitality industry voice of authority—a travel, dining, leisure and lifestyle expert who spotlights noteworthy marketplace innovations, change makers, movers and shakers. She reports on exemplary travel destinations and experiences, extraordinary events and newsworthy products and services across all categories. Reach her online at www.TheLuxeList.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews.
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