When your child has a fever, you want a precision thermometer that you can depend on to give you an accurate and quick temperature reading. Introducing the Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer, featuring ExacTemp technology, used by more doctors and physicians than any other infrared thermometer.
As a parent of a young child, you may already know that on the average, your baby comes down with a fever seven times per year. When your baby is suffering with the discomfort from a fever, it can be really difficult to get your child to sit still long enough to take a temperature reading using conventional thermometers, digital or otherwise, either orally, rectally or under the child’s arm pit.
Ear thermometers deliver the most precise and accurate temperature readings
Here’s why …
When you take a temple or underarm reading, you’re measuring skin temperatures, not core body temperatures. Skin temperature readings can be easily skewed by outside conditions like sweating (common with a fever), or drafts in the room. Oral temperature readings can be influenced by similar factors such as drinking, eating and breathing.
However, the interesting characteristic of the eardrum is that it shares the blood supply with the temperature control center in the brain. That’s why changes in the core body temperature are reflected sooner and more precisely in the ear than other places of the body.
The Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer is designed with a pre-warmed tip that inserts easily and comfortably in your child’s ear canal. The patented pre-warmed tip feature reduces the cooling effect that a room-temperature tip will impose. And a unique guidance system enables more accurate and precise temperature taking results.
The ExacTemp infrared technology enables you to take your child’s temperature in a matter of just a few seconds, with accuracy and precision every time.
Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer Product Features
- Model# IRT-4250 infrared digital ear thermometer.
- Digital speed and accuracy. Flashing light and audible tone confirm the correct positioning of the thermometer tip.
- On/Off button provides easy control. Memory function stores up to eight temperature readings.
- Soft, flexible tip with filter detector.
- Lens Filter ejector for easy removal.
- Operates with two AA batteries, included with the thermometer.
- Comes with 21 lens filters and cap.
- Thermometer dimensions: 9.06 inches by 6.85 inches by 3.54 inches.
- Available in two colors, blue and white.
- 60 day manufacturers warranty.
The Braun ThermoScan ExacTemp technology features a unique ear canal guidance system that provides positive visual and audible feedback when you have taken a successful measurement. In addition, a light flashes during the temperature measuring process and signals when the probe has not been placed correctly in you child’s ear canal. The light shines continuously once the temperature has been taken, and an audible tone is your signal that the temperature reading cycle is complete and you have taken an accurate reading.
The memory function is another feature that is really handy when you need to monitor your baby’s temperature through the course of a fever. As you know, a fever will often result in your child’s temperature fluctuating up and down before the fever finally breaks. The Braun ThermoScan thermometer’s memory function helps by allowing you to keep track of your child’s fluctuating temperature over time by storing up to eight different temperature results.
Infra-Red Technology and Flexible Tip For Fast and Gentle Temperature Reading
Parents know that children are fussy, especially when they’re uncomfortable and don’t feel well. You need a precise thermometer that is comfortable for the child, and more important, allows you to take your baby’s temperature quickly.
The Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer uses infrared technology to measures the heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue. This technology yields a precise and accurate temperature reading in a matter of just a few seconds.
Many parents find that the ThermoScan ear thermometer is so gentle and fast, they can actually take the temperature while their baby is sleeping, without waking the baby up.
To ensure temperature reading accuracy, Braun recommends that you replace the removable lens filter with a new one for each measurement. The lens filter protects the delicate temperature sensor in the tip from scratches and damage, as well as unwanted build-up of earwax which can affect the temperature reading. In addition, a fresh, clean lens filter before every reading will eliminate the risk of spreading germs, especially if you have more than one child in your family.
For peace of mind, and the most accurate, fast and comfortable way to take your baby’s temperature, consider the Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology.
Now you can harness the same space age technology that NASA uses to monitor astronauts in space with the Digital Wellness Monitor. The digital monitor technology is based on the proven premise that good health starts with getting the proper amount of exercise and sleep. You simply wear this compact, pocket-sized intelligent monitor everywhere you go and track your daily movement as well as your sleep cycles to determine if you’re getting enough exercise and sleep.
The Digital Wellness Monitor has an accelerometer that detects and monitors the intensity and duration of your movements. It keeps track of the steps you take, how much distance you travel, including the elevation and with this collected date is able to compute the number of calories you burn.
When you sleep, you can fit the sensor in the included wristband which is able to detect tiny tremors and movements in your wrist to measure the following key sleep patterns and behavior:
- How long it takes you to fall asleep.
- How often you wake up.
- How long you actually remain asleep (as opposed to just lying in bed).
The wellness monitor has a digital screen that displays each of the various readings that the device can track. You can also upload your wellness tracking information to a website online anytime you are within 15 feet of the USB charging station. From the website, once your data is uploaded, you can view your wellness data on time lines, charts and graphs.
The included software for uploading the wellness data to the website is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac. The Digital Wellness Monitor can operate for up to 7 days on a single 1 1/2 hour charge (through the USB charging station). An extremely compact and portable device, the wellness monitor dimensions are 2 1/4 inches long, 3/4 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. The device is super light weight and compact weighing only 1 ounce.
The Fireplace HEPA Vacuum Cleaner from Hammacher Schlemmer is the most effective, safest and healthiest way to clean your fireplace. Cleaning your fireplace with a vacuum cleaner is actually a very convenient way to dispose of all the ashes after you enjoy a nice cozy fire in your fireplace. But there are a couple of reasons why you really don’t want to use your household vacuum cleaner to do this job.
First, the ashes and cinders that remain in your fireplace after a fire can smolder for sometime and present quite a fire hazard. Your household vacuum cleaner is not designed to be fireproof and is really not suitable to cleanup a fireplace.
Second, the ash that remains in your fireplace is very fine particulate matter and will almost certainly clog the filters in your household vacuum cleaner. Furthermore, most vacuum cleaners do not deal well the level of micro-fine particles in ash and will typically allow a lot of ash to escape and disburse airborne throughout your house.
The Fireplace HEPA Vacuum Cleaner solves these problems and won’t recirculate the microscopic particles of ash throughout the air in your home. This vacuum cleaner’s HEPA filter will safely capture as much as 99.97% of all the airborne particulate matter as small as 1/3000 of a millimeter (we’re talking microscopic particles). The HEPA filter is located on the intake side of the vacuum motor which will prevent the micro-fine and abrasive ash particles from damaging the vacuum or from escaping into the air throughout your house.
Breathing ash particles is simply not healthy for you!
The fireplace HEPA vacuum is equipped with a powerful 800-watt motor that provides plenty of suction power. The ashes are rapidly and safely drawn through the five foot fire-retardant aluminum hose and deposited into the 5 1/4 gallon fire-resistant steel tank. The vacuum lid is easy to detach and makes it easy and convenient to dispose of the ash.
Do keep in mind, even though the Fireplace HEPA Vacuum Cleaner has a fireproof design, to be absolutely safe, you should always try to vacuum cold ash whenever possible. The unit weighs 9 pounds, and is 17 inches high, by 13 inches in diameter.
With all the concerns about the hazardous effect that environmental pollution imposes on our health, more and more people every day are looking for water purification solutions to ensure safe and healthy drinking water. There are expensive and complex water purification systems for the home, and at the other end of the scale, lots of people simply buy and drink bottled water.
But buying bottled water for all of your water drinking needs is a waste of money when you can achieve the same or better pure water results with your own water purification system. Not to mention all the plastic water bottles that you’re dumping back into the environment that need to be recycled. Truly, bottled water is not very eco-friendly!
One of the most popular and affordable solutions is a water filtration pitcher and the ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher is one of the best water purifiers in this category that you will find.
In fact, the ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher is so good it’s the only filtered water from a pitcher that meets the FDA definition for purified bottled water. The ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher employs a 5-stage filtration process and comes with a convenient push button dispensor. When the filtered water is ready you simply push a button and fill your glass.
The ZeroWater innovative 5-stage ion exchange filter provides far more complete water filtration than ordinary carbon filters. The ZeroWater filter is so effective they even build the superior filtration ability into the name. The “zero” in ZeroWater means a perfect “000″ TDS filtering score by removing 100% of the totally disolved solids (TDS) from your water.
To put this level of water purity in perspective, TDS meter readings for average tap water can range between 075 and 300 total dissolved solids. Conventionally filtered water will typically measure between 030 and 500 TDS. And even bottled water isn’t always 100% pure ranging anywhere between between 000 and 350 TDS.
Watch the ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher Demonstration
The ZeroWater filter is so effective that ZeroWater even includes an independently manufactured battery-powered water testing meter with every pitcher. The meter is powered by two easy to replace 1.5V button cell batteries. Not only can you use the meter to verify that the ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher is actually filtering out the impurities and disolved solids, you can monitor the status of your filter as well and determine when it’s time to replace the filter.
So don’t settle for impure drinking water, putting you and your family’s health and safety at risk. For a very affordable price, you can provide all the safe, purified great-tasting water you’ll need with a ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher.
If you are sensitive to the dust and pollen around you, you might be susceptible to getting head colds, sinus headaches or other health related problems. No matter how much you dust or clean you house, it never seems to work and you resign yourself to looking forward to the next time you fall sick.
However, all I can say is that no matter how much you dust, vacuum, sweep or mop, you will never be able to entirely get rid of all the germs in the air. The dust and pollen are mostly airborne and that is why you still find yourself sick even if your house is spic and span. I have to say that the most effective way to fight the battle against mold and germs is this creative invention by Hammacher Schlemmer. It is the Mold and Germ Destroying Air Purifier and it works by pulling in the dirty air to completely get rid of it.
It has an internal chamber which has a heat of 392 degrees Fahrenheit so you know that it is extremely hot. The Mold and Germ Destroying Air Purifier pulls all the contaminated air into its chambers and that is where it gets to work. Pretty soon, you will have dust, bacteria and germ free spaces in your house because of the highly effective Mold and Germ Destroying Air Purifier.
If you are worried that the high temperature of this device will in any way effect the temperature of your house, do not be because its internal chamber is highly contained within the air purifier itself. For something so powerful, it also does not use much power so it is highly energy efficient at the same time.