Belkin WeMo

In this modern era of smartphones and connected appliances, home automation shouldn’t require a complex, expensive, and closed system — and with Belkin WeMo ($TBA), it doesn’t have to. Combining an app with Wi-Fi-enabled Home Control Switch models and motion sensors, WeMo can give you the power to turn off lights, appliances, and more, or have them operate automatically based on who is — or isn’t — in the room.  http://www.belkin.co.nz/wemo/

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WohnGeist Tools- A toolset to treasure

A man’s home might well be his castle but without a proper set of tools it wont stay looking regal for long. In place of flimsy plastic kits, furniture maker WohnGeist has built the dream acccesory for do-it-yourself types when the time comes to do renovations or routine upkeep. The polished peerwood cabinet is a cut above, with perfect joinery- what did you expect from Swiss carpenters?  www.wohngeist.ch

Bali from $549 one way

Kiwis can now book a flight non-stop  to Bali with Air New Zealand’s launch special of $549 one way from Auckland.

The new seasonal service will  operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays over the peak demand period of  June to October, with the first flight departing on Tuesday 19 June  2012.

The Boeing 767-300 service will  depart Auckland at 11.50pm, arriving into  Denpasar  Airport at 5.20am the  following day.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Rob Fyfe says  Bali is a popular destination for Kiwis and the  announcement of a non-stop service has already created a high level of interest  amongst passengers and travel agents alike.

“While the service is seasonal  initially, we’re very keen to see if there’s enough demand to make it year  round.

“Our non-stop flight time  of nine and a half hours to Denpasar and eight hours back to Auckland is a big  improvement on the indirect services offered by competitors that can involve  long layovers and a total journey time of anywhere between 14 and 24  hours.”

The Bali service will offer Air New Zealand’s popular ‘Seats to Suit’ fare  structure giving passengers the choice of travelling with just a carry on bag  through to the full service Works Deluxe fare.

The $549 introductory one way ‘Seat’  fare is available for a limited period only at www.airnewzealand.co.nz.

Tag Heuer Mikrogirder

As if you needed a reminder of how fast time is slipping away, the Tag Heuer Mikrogirder ($TBA) is here to show you with nearly unreadable speed. Accurate to 1/2,000th of a second, the Mikrogirder uses an all new beam/girder and excitatory beam/girder system to measure such small fractions of time with stunning accuracy, as evident on the central hand that does a complete revolution 20 times a second. It probably tells you normal time well, too, but if you’re even considering trying to acquire this beast, that’s probably not your biggest concern.