Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Igor Drobiazko, William Schmarzo, John Esposito, Elizabeth White, Jeev Trika

News Feed Item

Brookstone Takes the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with Great Gifts From $20 and Up

Brookstone Takes the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with Great Gifts From $20 and Up

MERRIMACK, N.H., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Brookstone has developed a list of innovative gifts for any type of person, from exercise enthusiasts to weather watchers to gadget gurus. The gifts range from a Flameless LED candle ($20) to an exercise saddle ($499) that provides a fun and entertaining way to work the body's abs and core muscles.

All featuring the latest technologies and sleek design that Brookstone is known for, the following items are sold exclusively at the retailer's 310 stores nationwide and through its website at http://www.brookstone.com/.

For the Fitness Buff: * OSIM(R) iGallop(TM) Core & Abs Exerciser: Designed to simulate horseback riding, this revolutionary exercise machine works the abs, hips, thighs and other core muscle groups through zero-impact and entertaining workouts. ($499) * Talking Pedometer: This clever exercise companion announces out loud the precise distance traveled, calories burned and elapsed time of a workout. Perfect for runners, walkers and hikers. ($25) For the Music Lover * Podz(TM) Wireless Speakers: With advanced 900 MHz technology, these sphere-shaped speakers pick up clear and strong audio signals from any main audio source such as a stereo, television or MP3 player, up to 150 feet away. ($200 for set of two) * Wafer-Thin CD System with MP3: A stereo that will please the most discerning audio enthusiast, the system is built around NXT(R) flat- panel speakers and a generously powered satellite subwoofer. Its trim, stylish design fits easily on any desk, table or shelf in the home or office. ($199) * Indoor / Outdoor Wireless Speaker: This weather-resistant, wireless speaker provides rich, omni-directional sound throughout the house or yard. It tunes itself automatically via a 900 MHz signal and receives wireless signals up to 150 feet away from its transmitter, through walls, floors and ceilings. ($150) For the Gadget Guy/Girl * 5-Day Wireless Weather Forecaster: Weather watchers will love this "mini meteorologist" that provides accurate, real-time weather conditions and the five-day forecast anywhere in the United States. It updates continuously via wireless signal from AccuWeather(R). ($85) * Smart Find(TM) Remote Control Key Locator: Wireless Smart Find(TM) technology locates keys and other essentials with a loud, 85-decibel alarm up to 60-ft through floors, walls and even sofa cushions. ($60) * Smart Pressure(TM) Tire Gauge: Road warriors will appreciate this hi-tech but easy-to-use tire gauge, which provides a quick and easy way to consistently achieve optimum safety on the road. ($35) For the Shutterbug * 8" Digital Photo Frame with 64MB Built-In Memory: Perfect for any shutterbug, this digital photo frame can store 25 5-megapixel photos or display images from an inserted camera card. The frame features a high- definition LCD screen with automatic slide-show feature. ($300) * Digital Photo Keychain: With 8MB of internal flash memory, this mini digital photo album holds up to 56 images and displays them on a computerized 1.4-inch LCD screen, keeping special photos close for easy sharing with friends and family. ($50) For the Wine Connoisseur * Sommelier's Wine Chiller: Advanced thermoelectric technology helps wine lovers take the guesswork out of serving wine at the right temperature. Users select from a database of 26 types of wine and are alerted by an alarm when the wine reaches its proper serving temperature. ($100) * Connoisseur's Compact Wine Opener: Constructed of heavy-duty metal, the opener features a sturdy, lever-pull handle that allows the user to remove the cork effortlessly. ($40) For the Chef * Heritage Professional Barbecue Grill Tool Set: This deluxe barbecue set features ten essential grill tools, plus a computerized chef's fork with built-in spotlight and thermometer featuring 16 "doneness" levels for cooking to perfection. All items fit neatly in a molded case for easy transport and storage. ($100) * Chef's Fork(TM) Pro Digital Meat Thermometer: This professional-grade digital meat thermometer takes the guesswork out of grilling by precisely measuring the readiness of food by displaying the temperature, while 12 levels indicate when food has reached desired taste levels -- rare, medium or well-done. ($50) * Grill Alert(R) Talking Remote Meat Thermometer: Grillers will have the freedom to mingle thanks to this remote meat thermometer that alerts the chef when the entree is "almost ready" and "ready." It works up to 300 feet and is water-resistant for easy clean up. ($75) For the Spa Enthusiast * OSIM(R) iSqueez(R) Calf and Foot Massager: Loved ones who spend a lot of time on their feet would enjoy the luxury and soothing benefits of this professional-quality foot and calf massager. With three kneading programs and vibration modes, it improves circulation, energizes muscles and massages away tension and fatigue. ($399) * Tranquil Moments(R) Travel Sound Therapy System: The ultimate in relaxation, this white noise machine is a natural sleep aid designed to help achieve deeper states of sleep, relaxation and renewal. It includes eight clinically proven sound programs to help you sleep or relax wherever you go. ($85) * Flameless Wax Sensor Candles: Battery-operated LED candles that mimic the hue and flicker of real candlewick and infuse the air with a rich scent, all without a flame and the risk of fire. Safe around children, pets and furniture. ($20 -- $30) About Brookstone, Inc.

Brookstone, Inc. is an innovative product development and specialty lifestyle retail Company that operates 310 Brookstone Brand stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Typically located in high-traffic regional shopping malls and airports, the stores feature unique and innovative consumer products. The Company also operates one store under the Gardeners Eden brand, as well as a Direct Marketing business that includes the Brookstone and Hard to Find Tools catalogs and an e-commerce website at http://www.brookstone.com/.

Brookstone, Inc.

CONTACT: Robert Padgett of Brookstone, Inc., +1-603-577-8097,
[email protected]; or Audrey Laricchia of CKPR, +1-212-251-1209,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.brookstone.com/

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, will discuss how leveraging the Industrial Interne...
The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected" body? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting, will discuss the impact of wea...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devic...
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
The demand for organizations to expand their infrastructure to multiple IT environments like the cloud, on-premise, mobile, bring your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow. As this hybrid infrastructure increases, the challenge to monitor the security of these systems increases in volume and complexity. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, will show how properly configured and managed security architecture can...
We’ve worked with dozens of early adopters across numerous industries and will debunk common misperceptions, which starts with understanding that many of the connected products we’ll use over the next 5 years are already products, they’re just not yet connected. With an IoT product, time-in-market provides much more essential feedback than ever before. Innovation comes from what you do with the data that the connected product provides in order to enhance the customer experience and optimize busi...
A critical component of any IoT project is the back-end systems that capture data from remote IoT devices and structure it in a way to answer useful questions. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle large data sets, but they are not well suited to many IoT-scale products and the need for real-time insights. At Fuze, we have developed a backend platform as part of our mobility-oriented cloud service that uses Big Data-based approache...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vice president of product management, IoT solutions at GlobalSign, will teach IoT developers how t...
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore. This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, will explain how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
You deployed your app with the Bluemix PaaS and it's gaining some serious traction, so it's time to make some tweaks. Did you design your application in a way that it can scale in the cloud? Were you even thinking about the cloud when you built the app? If not, chances are your app is going to break. Check out this webcast to learn various techniques for designing applications that will scale successfully in Bluemix, for the confidence you need to take your apps to the next level and beyond.