Products that help jazz up the home

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 April, 2009, 12:00am

The HomePhone+ offers a new way of using home telephony. The SmarTone initiative allows users to make and receive overseas calls through the internet without a computer, free.

Other features include a 'white list' which allows the user to preset local numbers which will go through to the line; numbers not on the list will be diverted to voicemail, avoiding nuisance sales calls.

Mophie, meanwhile, has launched a juice pack for 3G phones. The battery extender more than doubles iPhone battery power, according to the manufacturer and gives additional time for use on the internet, video playback and audio playback.

A USB cable enables the user to charge and synchronise simultaneously.

Overworked computers can now get their own miniature air conditioner, thanks to a cooler which lowers the temperature of computers and boosts their performance, according to manufacturer CoolIt Systems.

The Freezone Elite cooler enables users to monitor temperatures and adjust the cooling power accordingly. The product can be installed in standard computer chassis.

Air purifiers have become standard appliances in many offices and households as more people become aware of indoor air quality, and the problems which can arise from inadequate ventilation, indoor air pollutants and other contaminants.

IQAir offers HealthPro Plus air purifiers to trap almost all pollutants and guarantee long-term performance. The firm performs air tests to determine the type of air purifier most suited to a home.