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Gadgets for the modern home

Published: 8:04AM Wednesday March 16, 2011 Source: Breakfast

Gadget guy John Buckley takes a look at some of the newest and most futuristic gadgets available in the modern home.

Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green Vacuum Cleaner
The world's first vacuum cleaner to be made from recycled plastic and the quietest vacuum cleaner ever. In its 'green' version the cleaner uses 33% less energy than the average 2000 watt vacuum cleaner.
Price: RRP $499.00
Available from: Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman, Norman Ross, 100%, Betta Electrical, The Goodguys and all leading appliance stores nationwide.
Learn more about the Vac from the Sea project.
Product website: and on YouTube 
Rating: 3 out of 5

Living Mirror Television
H2Otv's Living Mirror TV is a brand new architectural-visual system that hides the High Definition LCD TV in the mirror.
The TV is designed with quality and discretion in mind, special glass that controls both light transmittance and reflectance, so when you turn off the TV, you have a mirror, in fact a relatively large mirror with the 27? model at 2400mm wide and 1000mm tall, you can clearly see yourself in the mirror.
All mirror sizes are 1000mm x 600mm there are three positions the TV can be set in when manufactured, Bottom Left (mirror in landscape), Central (mirror in landscape) or bottom centre (mirror in portrait configuration) there are no differences in price for the position options:
Price: RRP 19" Mirror TV $ 2,499.00; 22" Mirror TV $ 2,699.00; 27" Mirror TV $ 2,899.00.
Available from: Top end hi-fi and home automation stores nationwide such as Strawberry Sound, Soundline and Control 4 dealers and many more independent specialists
Product Website:
Rating: 4 out of 5

Luxaflex Home Automation Systems
Luxaflex automation provides not only the latest technology being used in the window coverings market but also the ability to be integrated with all of the "Smart Home" building technology being used today.
Control your environment with the touch of a button or the flick of a switch, management of light and heat with your automated window coverings not only provides the ultimate in convenience but makes your home a more efficient and healthier place to live.
Price: RRP from $637 for roller shades indoors to just over a thousand for a fully automated outdoor awning.
Available from: Search the gallery listing  to find your nearest retailer.
Product website:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.

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