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Experience Brighter Days With Philips’ New Generation Slimstyle Bulb


Philips has reached another milestone with its newest and coolest-looking LED bulb in the planet. Philips had previously launched the SlimStyle design of its LED bulbs, which veered away from your regular lightbulbs at home. If the bulb that you are currently using is the conventional round or pear-shaped one, then you might want to try Philip’s newest flat lightbulb. Be amazed not only with the unique shape of this LED bulb, but also with the amount of light this thing delivers.

Compared to its young predecessor, which is a 60-watt equivalent LED bulb that can deliver 800 lumens of light, this flat lightbulb comes with more power. It is a 75-watt equivalent bulb that delivers up to 1,100 lumens, which in simpler terms means that this SlimStyle material is brighter.

You might think that since this LED bulb gives off more light, you might be consuming more electricity and hence, a higher electric bill. Do not fret — Philips has made a very smart bulb out of this one. In spite of higher lumens, this lightbulb only consumes about 13 watts of electricity. If you are going to use it for 3 hours every day, the estimated yearly cost would only be $1.57 based on the usual electricity rate of 11 cents per kilowatt hour.

With its compact shape, who would ever think that it can deliver as much light and consume that much less electricity? A normal LED bulb makes use of heat sinks, an aluminum-based material which sits at the base of the bulb to produce heat. However, these aluminum heat sinks are not part of Philips’ SlimStyle bulb anymore as the makers have found a way to distribute the light diodes at the periphery of the bulb, making heat dissipation more effective. In the absence of the aluminum heat sink, the bulb has become lighter and hence, cheaper.

Another feature of this slim bulb is that it is dimmable. If you don’t want those 1,100 worth of lumens, then you can just switch it to dim mode. Even though the SlimStyle bulb promises that the light it delivers is omnidirectional or equal in all directions, when it is switched on to normal mode, you might find some dim spots at the center of both sides of the bulb. However, this does not seem to compromise the efficiency of the bulb as it does not affect the amount of light the bulb produces.

The efficiency of the flat bulb’s heat dissipation mechanism is another plus. The lifespan of normal bulbs is reduced when they are used in closed fixtures because the heat produced is trapped inside. But this is not the case with the Philips SlimStyle bulb. The bulb can endure the blow more efficiently, thanks to how effectively it manages the heat being produced, and thus can work essentially better than your normal bulbs under this circumstance.

The price of the Philips 75-watt Slimstyle LED lightbulb can range from $8 to $13. This product is definitely good value for money.

If you want a more thorough review of this product, you can check out www.cnet.com/products/philips-slimstyle-led-bulb/.

The Showerhead That Plays Music


There are times when your day has been quite tough and you just want to relax while you soak in your tub, or sing your lungs out while you take a shower. Usually, people experience the pleasure of listening to their favorite music while taking their time in the bathroom by bringing in their speakers, mp3s, mobile phones, and other music-playing devices. However, this may not be so hygienic and practical. There is the possibility of your gadgets getting splattered with water, which can destroy them.

So what should you use, then, if you do not want your gadgets to get ruined? Fortunately, Kohler has introduced a better way of enjoying your favorite songs in the bathroom, and that is through the production of its shower cabin speaker.

Imagine yourself taking a hot shower after coming home from a long day at work with good music playing in the background. That just looks like a scene taken out of a movie, right? Well, you can already enjoy this by installing Kohler’s thoughtful invention — a Moxie showerhead equipped with a built-in waterproof WiFi enabled speaker. This lovely speaker can be paired with any WiFi enabled music devices, such as mobile phones, mp3s, and iPods, and receive signal from a ten-meter distance. This means that you do not need to have these gadgets anywhere near the bathroom unless, of course, your bathroom is really large. If you are having second thoughts on buying Kohler’s Moxie showerhead with built-in speaker because you do not have WiFi at home, then you will be glad to know that it does not only work with wireless connection, but with Bluetooth as well. The speaker also produces crisp and clearer sounds as compared to other speakers that you use for your cellphones and mp3s.

You might want to know how long this particular shower cabin speaker can last. The answer is this: In contrast to the usual speakers that you can directly plug into the socket, this speaker is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can give you approximately 7 hours of continuous playback. This just means that you do not have to charge it so often unless you spend so much time in the bathroom. The Moxie shower cabin speaker has a unique way of telling you that its battery is already running low. Aside from an indicator light that will signal low battery energy, the speaker will automatically come out of the body of the showerhead. You can then get the speaker and connect it to its USB charger.

The speaker also has multipurpose features. Aside from using it while taking a shower, you can also use it while you swim in the pool or at the beach. This is because the speaker can work by itself, thanks to its own battery. Plus, it is portable, making it great for travel and trips. The showerhead comes with nozzles that can deliver up to 2.5 gallons of water. It comes with lifetime warranty while the speaker alone has a one-year warranty.

Know more and get this showerhead for a discount at Amazon.com.

The Cat’s Ultimate Best Friend


Pets, such as dogs and cats, are a great way to reduce people’s stress and how sad it would be if you were not able to monitor them due to your hectic schedule. Most people make time to feed their cats, clean them, and bring them to the veterinarian for their regular checkups. However, some of these cat lovers do not really know their pets well. When asked by their cat’s vet, they do not know how much their pet has eaten for the last few days, or how much weight it has gained or lost. While feeding the cats and giving them lovely shelter seem to be a satisfactory way of caring for them, a group of cat lovers has come up with something great that can define what caring for pets really means.

The Bistro cat feeder is a smart appliance that has the ability to monitor the food consumption and weight history and recognize the face of your pet. If you have more than one cat and your schedule does not provide you with extra time to spend moments with your lovely pets, then worry no more! The Bistro cat feeder and its app can do the job for you. Keeping track of your pets would be easier and hassle-free with this device and app.

The Bistro cat feeder can accommodate 10 to 15 cups of food, which can feed an adult or a 3-kg cat for approximately 6 days! So, if you are going out of town or out of the country for three or more days, then you no longer have to ask someone else to check on your cat every mealtime! You just need to check the app on your phone regularly to get a good glimpse of your pet’s feeding history.

The Bistro feeder, as mentioned above, can recognize the face of your pet. This is another useful feature, especially when you have two or more cats in the house. For example, you have three cats named Catty, Letty, and Betty. Catty and Letty are busy playing around while Betty does not want to do anything but eat. If the Bistro feeder were not equipped with facial recognition ability, then Betty could have eaten everything — leaving nothing for the other two cats. Since Bistro can recognize Betty, it can also keep track of Betty’s diet. If Betty has already eaten more than her share of food, then Bistro can withhold the food the next time Betty tries to eat and can dispense the food when it is Catty and Letty’s turn to take their meal. This can also help you keep other interloping cats from eating your pet’s food. If these cats were not recognized by the feeder, then food will be withheld.

You can also take your pet’s weight using this feeder. The feeder is equipped with weight sensors, which are located in the area where the cat stands to eat, and your pet’s weight will be logged into the Bistro app — thus giving you access to their daily diet and weight records. You can even watch your cat live while it is eating, thanks to Bistro’s camera.

If you want to learn more about this product or about the price, you can go to the Bistro Indiegogo site at www.indiegogo.com/projects/bistro-a-smart-feeder-recognizes-your-cat-s-face.