Drink No More – Keep Your Pets Away from the Toilet Bowl

If you don’t provide your pets with clean, fresh water, then they’re going to instintively find water and if they’re in a closed house, that place is typically the toilet bowl! But you already know that this can be potentially harmful to your pet. So how do you keep those furry snouts away from the bowl? The “Drink No More” is one such electronic solution.

The Drink No More is a small electronic sensor that attaches to the inside of the toilet cover and senses when someone (or pet) is nearby, at which point it beeps and flashes. Unless you have one of those super-talented pets, they’ll be scared away. You on the other hand can turn if off.

When the lid is down, it goes into ‘sleep’ mode. Only drawback may be knowing every time someone goes into the throne room! Also a bit pricey for a relatively simple device.

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Price: $24.95
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Wireless temperature monitoring can save you money

Typical central air systems for homes have a fatal flaw – a single thermostat for the entire floor if not the entire house. You then typically end up with different rooms being at different temperatures.

Today’s technology lets you manage this problem cheaply. Snag a bunch of wireless sensors and deploy them around the home. They in turn report back to a central system that you can monitor to figure out where you may need to improve the insulation and/or adjust the airflow into that room.

You may be able to take it a step further by having the vents motorized and automatically controlled to open/close based on temperature thresholds.

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Nintendo Wii Vitality Sensor

Wii Vitality Sensor

First came Wii Fit and you canceled your gym membership, but now it looks like Nintendo are set to get rid of doctors as well with their new vitality sensor. This little device was revealed at E3 2009 and it can measure your heart rate (ideally while excercising). Nothing on pricing/release date yet but do you think that this will somehow integrate with Mario Kart? The angrier you are, the faster your kart goes?!

Freezer Failure Sensor Kit

Freezer Failure Sensor Kit

A little while ago we pondered what a gadget/gizmo actually was and found one of the definition to be a ‘device or control this is very useful for a particular job’ well, I think we can safely say we’ve found something to fit this bill perfectly – presenting the Freezer Failure Sensor Kit.

This nifty little device being offered by Smarthome will notify you if your freezer’s (or any cryonics units you happen to have lying around the house ;-)) temperature goes above 39°F via a range of different INSTEON home automation kits available from their website. Snag this gadget and  prevent food loss or house flooding!

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Price: $64.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

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