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Spring will be here before you know it!  As the weather warms, we’ll start making plans to refresh our homes and organize our lives.

Behind, David Gregg joins us again for his monthly Free Friday visit to introduce us to new tech products that will help us prepare for the new season!Plus watch the PIX11 Morning News all next week for ways to win the items.

Plus watch the PIX11 Morning News all next week for ways to win the items.

1. Rowenta Intense Pure Air Purifier

Rowenta’s Intense Pure Air is the first and only air purifier to remove formaldehyde and filter 99.97% of airborne pollutants including VOCs, mold spores, dust mites, pollen and animal hair.

The Intense Pure Air offers four levels of filtration (most other air purifiers only offer three) – 1) pre-filter for dust, animal hair; 2) active carbon filter for odors, smoke and VOCs; 3) True HEPA filter for fine dust-like pollen, dust mites, etc. and 4) Patented Nano Captur Filter to trap and permanently destroy formaldehyde, which turns from yellow to dark red as it becomes more saturated.

The Intense Pure Air will better safeguard any home by combating household toxins and allergens, including VOCs, mold spores, dust mites, pollen, animal hair and formaldehyde, as the majority of today’s home are highly insulated and practically air tight, making indoor air 5x more polluted than outdoor air.

Product features include smart pollution sensors with automatic filtration regulation, a timer for 1-8 hours, and three modes of operation (auto, night, manual).

PRICE: Available in two sizes – “Bedroom,” purifying up to 400 sq. ft. and retailing for $299 and “XL Room,” purifying up to 835 sq. ft. and retailing for $399

2. BISSELL Symphony Pet

The BISSELL Symphony Pet all-in-one vacuum & steam mop takes multitasking cleaning to a new level. The unique design allows you to vacuum pet hair and debris and steam clean your hard floors at the same time. Switch seamlessly between functions while cleaning with the Easy Touch Digital Controls so you can vacuum and steam at the same or separately based on your cleaning needs. Keep your hands clean with the innovative Drop-IT tank emptying system.  Choose between washable mop pads for everyday messes or disposable Swiffer BISSELL SteamBoost mop pads for pet messes you want to throw away. Plus, keep your pet-friendly home free of harmful chemicals by using the power of steam to sanitize and eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria your floors – all you need is water.

PRICE: $179.99

3. NETGEAR Arlo Q and Arlo Wire-Free Security Cameras

NETGEAR’s Arlo Q 1080p HD Security Camera with Audio (VMC3040) provides 1080p high-definition video and two-way communication to give smart home security its biggest IQ boost yet.

Arlo Q delivers HD clarity that reveals every detail -even in total darkness- with a 4-megapixel-image sensor and built-in night vision. Each Arlo Q camera also offers two-way audio so you can listen in on any room in the house, talk with anyone there, and receive alerts on iOS and Android devices when sounds are detected. It comes with seven days of free cloud storage for your videos makes sure your most important motion-triggered recordings are automatically saved for later viewing.

Each AC-powered Arlo Q camera connects directly to any existing WiFi network and in just a few minutes, you can customize sound or motion alerts, access live video feeds, and watch previously recorded videos.

Using a 130-degree wide-angle lens, Arlo Q can see entire rooms from corner to corner. Multiple mounting options -desktop, magnetic, or wall mounts- mean you can place your cameras wherever they're needed.

NETGEAR also has an outdoor version – the Arlo Wire-Free. Weatherproof and wireless, this camera can see who’s coming up the driveway, knocking at the door, or out in the yard.

  • HD Quality - Enjoy amazingly sharp 720p video
  • Weatherproof - Put the cameras anywhere—indoors or outdoors
  • Free Cloud Recording - Store and review last 7 days of recordings for free + upgrade options
  • Night Vision - See what’s happening even in the dark
  • Smart Alerts - Receive push notifications and emails when motion is detected

PRICE:  Arlo Q - $219.99; Arlo Wire-Free - $179.99 (includes 1 camera)

4. Kingston Technology DataTraveler 2000 (DT2000)

Kingston's DataTraveler 2000 is designed to be secure, with an alphanumeric keypad that locks the drive with a word or number combination, for easy-to-use PIN protection. Its auto-lock feature is activated when the drive is removed from a device, and it deletes the encryption key after 10 failed intrusion attempts. It features hardware based, full disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is done on the drive, not on the host computer, and no trace of the PIN is left on the system, for an advanced level of security. DataTraveler 2000 can be used on any device with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) port. It's compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, thin clients and embedded systems, and the drive requires no software or drivers. Its durable design protects the drive from everyday elements such as water and dust.


  • Alphanumeric Keypad For Ease of Use and Secure PIN Protection
  • AES 256-Bit Hardware-based Data Encryption
  • Datalock® Technology
  • Locks and reformats after 10 invalid login attempts
  • Compatible with Chromebooks
  • Aluminum protective cover
  • OS Independent: Works on Multiple Systems / Devices
  • Works with Smartphones, tablets, printers, scanners, CCTV cameras and any device with a USB port
  • Up to 135MB/s read, 40MB/s write
  • Capacities: 16GB, 32GB at launch. 64GB will ship in Q2

PRICE: $117

5. Microsoft Band 2

For people who want to live healthier and achieve more, there is the new Microsoft Band. Reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and be productive with email, text, and calendar alerts on your wrist.

Microsoft Band and the Microsoft Health App let you share your activity data with your favorite fitness apps, and give you access to experiences developed with premier sports and lifestyle brands. With Cortana, Windows 10 digital assistant, you can talk or type naturally to do things like set reminders, respond to text messages, and send email.

PRICE: $249.9

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