Best Rated Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

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Product Description
Product Features

The Haier XShuai T370 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Works with Amazon Alexa. Currently it is the best rated robotic vacuum cleaner. It is:

  • Wi-Fi Connected
  • Self-Charging
  • With Gyroscope Navigation
  • 1500Pa Powerful Suction
  • HEPA Filter
  • Pet Hair and Allergies Friendly

Alexa Voice Control Option

Enjoy the comfort of speaking your wishes for a clean home! Simply connect the App with Alexa (Amazon Voice Service) and you’re good to go.

The T370 can understand your instructions and your floors will keep up their good appearances with little effort on your part.

Future software updates will bring more command choices.

The T370 is able to operate in two modes – sweep (dry) and mop (wet) individually or simultaneously, depending on what you want at the time.

The T370 automatically navigates in a methodical pattern, making sure it covers every area of your unique home.

Spot mode focuses on removing stubborn stains with repetitive cleaning.

Edge Mode gently cleans wall edges and gets into corners.

You can opt to manually control T370 or just let it go to do its thing!

The details of the Product Specifications can be found by clicking through to its Amazon page.

Like History?

The first vacuum cleaners used bellows to blow dust into collector bags. They were developed in the 1860s. Motorized designs hit the markets at the turn of the 20th century, achieving commercial success in the first decade.

In 1860 Daniel Hess of West Union, Iowa designed a carpet sweeper with a rotating brush to capture the dust. A bellows created the suction.

An 1869 model, the “Whirlwind”, was invented in Chicago in 1868 by Ives W. McGaffey. It was a bulky hand cranked machine that was difficult to operate, yet it achieved some commercial success. [

In 1876 A similar cleaner was constructed by Melville R. Bissell of Grand Rapids, Michigan, whose company also manufactured carpet sweepers. Bissell remains a popular name, today.

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In 1898 John S. Thurman of St. Louis, Missouri submitted a patent (US No. 634,042) for a “pneumatic carpet renovator”. This machine was to blow dust into a receptacle.

Cleaning services would bring such machines to their customers’ residences on a horse-drawn wagon as part of a door to door house cleaning convenience.

In 1901 American inventor David T. Kenney designed an elaborate 4,000 lb. steam engine driven system equipped with pipes and hoses inserted into all parts of a home or building.

antique vacuum cleaner


Eckernfoerde, Germany, 2014 Museum Photo by THomas Quine

The first portable vacuum cleaner aimed at the domestic market was designed in 1905 by Walter Griffiths.

Of note, in 1906 James B. Kirby created his first of a continuing line of vacuums. His “Domestic Cyclone” used water as a dirt filter.

Daisy vacuum cleaner


By Thomas Quine – Antique Daisy vacuum cleaner

Other early portable vacuum cleaner developers were William Henry Hoover in America and Electrolux in Sweden.

Hoover, Kirby, Bissell and Elecrolux are names that we know well today.

Fast forward to 1997. Electrolux of Sweden presented the Electrolux Trilobite, the first cordless robotic vacuum cleaner on the BBC-TV program Tomorrow’ World. It appeared on the consumer market in 2001.

This vacuum cleaner history is from Wikipedia.

Busy working peeps and especially working moms now have the automatic laundry washers and dryers, dish washers, crock pots and coffee pots that can be set to make the coffee without attendance.

So why not a robotic vacuum, and especially one of the smart home devices that work with Alexa?

 

  • 3 CLEANING MODES: Z-shaped cleaning (gyroscope navigation system ensures it covers every corner of your home), spot cleaning, edge cleaning; capable of manual/ random cleaning; 1500Pa powerful suction; supports both sweeping and mopping
  • AUTOMATIC SELF-CHARGING: automatically returns to the charging dock and recharges itself when running low on power; works up to 120min (90min for cleaning, 30min for returning to charging dock), covers 100-200 square meters, 4-5h charging time
  • MULTIPLE REMOTE CONTROL: you can easily control the direction, choose the cleaning mode or set a cleaning schedule with Alexa Voice Control, iOS/ Android App, included remote controller
  • HIGH MOBILITY: moves smoothly on hardwood, carpet and tiles; climbs up to 15-degree slope; embedded anti-drop sensor avoids falling; rubber bumper and wheels protect furniture and floor from damage or scratches
  • LOW PROFILE & PET FRIENDLY: cleans under the bed, around the clutter, along the wall side, leaves no dirty spot; installed HEPA protects you from pet hair allergies
smart home devices that work with Alexa

Smart Home Devices That Work With Alexa

Smart Home Devices That Work With Alexa

There are many smart home devices that work with Alexa, and I’m going to post about security devices first. There are so many concerns now in most urban neighborhoods regarding parcel theft, and home burglaries performed by well dressed people arriving in posh cars.

The EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus 1080p HD Home Security Camera can pan,tilt and zoom. It is a WiFi Surveillance System that works with Alexa. It has motion tracking capability, Night Vision, and Image Touch Navigation.

This can also be set up with an ethernet cable if you prefer.

The Mini 360 Plus’s panoramic 360° touch navigation controls what you see easily. You can virtually “Look around the room”!

Just speak your command! “Alexa Show me the Living Room”.
With the EZVIZ skill and Alexa, you can now interact with your Mini 360 Plus using your voice through Alexa and Echo Show.

One happy reviewer said “Worked great. All functions were available and worked well, even from USA to China. Solid device with good features and quality. Pan and tilt camera with digital zoom, and two-way voice all worked very well.”

Here’s a quick list of more features:

  • HD 1080p resolution
  • Wide-angle 92° lens
  • Flexibility to locate the Mini 360 Plus either mounted or sitting
  • Two way talking with family or pets
  • Motion alerts on your phone
  • Free Cloud and local storage
  • Access content and history anytime
  • Add more cameras as you want all in one appRequirements
    High-Speed Internet Connection
    Mobile OS: iOS 7.0+ (iPhone, iPad), Android 4.0+
    Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz (802.11 b/g/n) or Wired Ethernet
    Please Note: Does not support Wi-Fi 5GHz

 

Go HERE for complete instructions on the set up steps.

 

Amazon Alexa Security Concerns

Concerned about Alexa listening and recording your home’s activity? Here is a tip list from Naked Security.

Defensive measures

Those who choose to use this technology can’t and shouldn’t expect 100% privacy. If not for the ability of Amazon Echo and Google Home to listen, these things would become nothing more than doorstoppers and paperweights.

But there are certainly things users can do to limit the risk of unintended consequences. Here are just a few examples:

  • Not currently using your Echo? Mute it The mute/unmute button is right on top of the device. The “always listening” microphone will shut off until you’re ready to turn it back on.
  • Don’t connect sensitive accounts to Echo On more than a few occasions, daisy chaining multiple accounts together has ended in tears for the user.
  • Erase old recordings If you use an Echo, then surely you have an Amazon account. If you go on Amazon’s website and look under “Manage my device” there’s a handy dashboard where you can delete individual queries or clear the entire search history.”

You are always in control of your settings. Aim for the highest degree of privacy that you can possibly get.

Check out this fantastic doorbell! The Ring enables you to view your front smart home devices that work with Alexadoor so you can see who has rung the bell, or is perhaps lurking, or looking through the window.

It will alert you on your phone, tablet or PC when motion is registered. You can speak to the person at your door and have a two conversation.

You can also angle it when you install it so as to see more of your porch/doorway area.

This is a best seller for smart home security monitoring that works with Alexa.

Just to remind you, you don’t need an expensive smart phone to use these devices. The Kindle Fire 8 and Kindle Fire 7 (your best cheaper ereader) now come with Alexa.

More security systems.

Essential oil diffusers, wonderful self nurturing and pampering items!

Smart light bulbs!

It’s kind of dazzling – the scope of these devices!

 

Best Kindle Fire Deals – 7

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Product Description
Product Features
  • Best Kindle Fire Deals

    Kindle Ereader Deals The Seven!

    The all-new Fire 7 tablet is still one of the best Kindle Fire deals. This 2017 generation of the best-selling Fire tablet since day one is now slimmer, more lightweight, with a longer battery life and a crisper 7″ IPS display.

    A leap from the previous generation, it runs Fire OS, a modified version of android.

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    Improved specs:

    • The fast quad-core processor (four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores) results in rapid app loads, steady games and videos
    • Offers dual-band Wi-Fi plus support for additional Wi-Fi networks
    • Clear, vivid 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi with higher contrast and sharp text
    • Expandable storage up to 256 GB by adding a micro SD card for photos, movies, compatible apps and games
    • Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet
    • 8 hours of mixed use battery life, the Fire 7 tablet gets you through the day
    • The 2 MP rear-facing camera is for taking photos or recording 720p HD video
    • The front-facing VGA camera keeps you in face contact with friends and family via Skype
    • Amazon engineers measured the Fire with tumble tests, and showed the Fire 7 to be more durable than the latest iPad and twice as hardy than iPad mini 4

    And you just can’t beat the price for not breaking your family’s budget!

    Designed for Entertainment Inspiration and Education

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    source. Choose from millions of Kindle books and magazines!

    Read

    Access millions of Kindle eBook and magazines, unique to Amazon. Priced at $2.99 or less. A Kindle Unlimited subscription is only $9.99 a month.

    Join the largest online community of avid readers on Goodreads.

    Read your local library’s ebooks on your Fire tablet!

    The Blue Shade feature automatically adjusts the backlight for nighttime reading. Experience.

    This low-priced ereader offers all the special features of the Kindle Fire 8 which you can read about HERE.

    And how about the best kindle fire cases and covers? 

Click over here to view the best kindle fires cases and covers

Watch

Or re-watch! There are hundreds hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies to view through Prime Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, Sling TV, and more.

Enjoy your video experience with features you only get from Amazon:

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Play

Access over half a million of the most popular free and best seller games, social media, premium TV and movie provider apps. You’ll find favorites including Candy Crush Saga, Township, and Mobile Strike.

Love Music?

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Save your musical purchases to Your Music Library for free, to play or

download it anytime.

Prime members get Amazon Music Unlimited, for $7.99 per month ($9.99 per month for non-Prime members).

With Audible you can listen to your favorite best sellers, romances, thrillers, and maybe even study material while you do chores, walk, work out or jog. Always choose safe places though!

Meet Alexa

Alexa on Fire tablets

Alexa entertains and informs. What’s on your calendar today? How is the weather report looking? How is the game going? All you have to do is press and ask.

When connected to Wi-Fi simply press the home button for one second then ask.

Check your smart home. Order from Amazon!

smart light switch works with Alexa

Example of a handy light switch that works with Alexa.

 

 

That Wemo light switch works with Alexa – just one example I randomly picked to mention what you can do.

The 7 definitely easy one of the best kindle fire deals!

  • The next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever - now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • Beautiful 7" IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more - just press the home button and ask.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games - including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes - at no additional cost
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription
  • Enhance your entertainment experience with features you only get from Amazon, including ASAP, X-Ray, On Deck, Blue Shade, and FreeTime Parental Controls

Latest Kindle Fire 8 2017

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Product Description
Product Features

Latest Kindle Fire 8

The latest Kindle Fire 8 offers a fast responsive 1.3 GHz processor, 16 G storage space and more:

Engineered by Amazon
  • Includes Alexa
  • 50% more RAM than Fire 7
  • 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi)
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life
  • Dolby Audio
  • Less glare and more brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD display

Easy To Expand Storage Space

Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies, and compatible games and apps with you. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.

Power when you need it

Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where the day takes you.

Capture life’s moments

Fire HD 8 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.

Stands up to everyday life

Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is more durable than the latest iPad and 2x more durable than iPad mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).

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New Releases Kindle Books And More

Choose from millions of Kindle eBook and magazine titles that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Over 1 million titles are priced at $2.99 or less.

Or read as much as you want with a Kindle Unlimited subscription for just $9.99 a month. Connect with the largest online community of book lovers on Goodreads.

Read comfortably at night with Blue Shade, an exclusive Fire OS feature that automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience.

Watch

Enjoy all your favorite movies and TV shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, Sling TV, and more.

Discover hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies, plus fling Amazon Video content to your TV using Second Screen.

Enhance your video experience with features you only get from Amazon, including On Deck for watching videos anywhere, ASAP for fast video streaming, and X-Ray to go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows while you watch.

Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership.

Learn more about what a Prime membership gives you

 

You will be able to view your Netflix plan, Hulu, or Showtime subscription even when you don’t have a wireless connection —on a plane, on vacation, in the car.

Play

Fire tablets feature instant access to over 600,000 of the most popular free and best-selling games, social media, premium TV and movie provider apps, and so much more. Choose from top titles including Candy Crush Saga, Township, Mobile Strike, and more.

Listen

The Amazon Digital Music Store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on your Fire tablet is saved to Your Music Library for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, just $7.99 per month for Prime members ($9.99 per month for non-Prime members).

Audible offers more than 180,000 titles in audiobooks, including best sellers, romances, thrillers, and much more.

Meet Alexa

Meet Alexa

Alexa on Fire tablets

Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. You can:

  • Ask Alexa questions
  • Check your calendar
  • Get news
  • Find sports scores
  • Control your smart home
  • Ask to set alarms and timers
  • Check traffic
  • Consult your Things To Do or shopping lists
  • Order your favorite products by voice!
  • Get voice control for Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more

Just press and ask!

One press. Millions of possibilities.

When connected to Wi-Fi simply press the home button for one second then ask. Alexa will respond to you and will even show visual responses to certain questions.

You will always be entertained and informed!

Voice control your smart home

Alexa works with devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more from SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or change the temperature on your thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—just press and ask.

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With Amazon Prime, members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost, including award-winning Amazon Original series Transparent, top HBO shows like True Blood, Girls, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

No Wi-Fi, no problem—Prime Video downloads

Exclusive to Prime members, download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV episodes. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don’t have a wireless connection. Prime Video offers offline viewing at no additional cost.

Over 2 million songs free with Amazon Music

Prime Music is a benefit of your Amazon Prime Membership, featuring a growing selection of 2 million songs, always ad-free and on-demand. Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, just $7.99 per month for Prime members.

Add HBO, SHOWTIME and more to Prime

With Amazon Channels, Prime members can also subscribe to over 100 premium and specialty channels like HBO and SHOWTIME to add and stream—no cable or satellite subscription necessary. Prime members can subscribe to any or all of these channels with a free trial.

  • The next generation of our best-reviewed Fire tablet, with up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8" HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage
  • Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more - just press the home button and ask.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games - including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes - at no additional cost
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription
  • Enhance your entertainment experience with features you only get from Amazon, including ASAP, X-Ray, On Deck, Blue Shade, and FreeTime Parental Controls

Aging Backwards On Kindle Fire

There are three aging backwards opportunities for you, one book and two workout DVD’s in a boxed set by Miranda Esmonde White.

 

Miranda is the creator of Classical Stretch, seen on PBS for years, and for Essentrics, with her daughter Shara Esmonde White.

In the Classical Stretch tradition, these workouts go for the long and lean!

In her book Aging Backwards, Miranda miraculously explains how the body ages, or doesn’t, and how the cells in our muscles have the main influence over how our body triggers the aging process.

I’m not going to try and encapsulate it here. I just want to add that when I was taught the same material while certifying  as a personal trainer, all I could do was memorize the text book because I could not hope to understand it as it was presented.

It made perfect sense to me when I read about how to reverse the aging process with exercise, as recounted by Miranda.

Here’s an interview with Miranda to get you started on the idea of aging backwards.

See more workouts by Classical Stretch and Essentrics on Amazon.