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Ladies Beware of X10s New PC Home Control Starter Kit for Under $100 … Before Long, Youll be Begging for More

“I never realized how much I could do with ActiveHome Pro,” says HGTV winner

SEATTLE, Dec. 13, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) — HGTV winner Aisha never imagined the possibilities associated with her decision to install X10’s new PC Home Control Starter kit as part of a home remodel for the hit series “Curb Appeal.” Upon completion of taping the episode scheduled to air in March, Aisha sat down to tell her fellow females about her amazing experience creating lighting and security routines using X10 products. These are excerpts of her story. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Tis the Season to Automate Holiday Lighting

“I love having X10 control our holiday lights. In fact it’s so easy that I could barely control myself. In the past, I would have to walk back and forth from the garage to turn on and off sets of lights plugged into wall outlets. Using the simple software interface, all holiday lights are now set to run from late afternoon until 9pm, when they turn off automatically. ActiveHome Pro has made it so fun and easy that my kids and I have loaded our new front garden and tree with colorful lights and decorations.”

Time to Go Lamp Shopping on the Net

“I’m enjoying the convenience of automated lighting control so much that I ventured online to buy more tabletop lamps for ambient lighting. (Like the true tech-friendly person I am. I also avoid having to load up the kids for a long shopping trip.) What’s so great about the software is the ability to pre set lighting based on seasons and time of day. For instance, I have my smaller decorative lamps for ambient lighting turn on at 50 percent in the late afternoon for the winter months, migrating to full brightness after dark. This not only enhances security but also helps fill a room and set a comfortable mood.”

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Don’t get up — I’ll turn them on

“The X10 SlimLine wall switches are one of the greatest accessories a lady could ask for in a busy household. The unit simply sticks to the wall and is super easy to program. It’s ultimately easier using the SlimLine controls for all of the table top lamps in my living room, dining room and bedroom. I’ve grouped all 3 table lamps in the living room to turn on, dim and turn off using a single button. I never would have been able to control all 3 at the same time and have them dim before installing ActiveHome Pro. Even better, I can also choose to push a button on the X10 hand held remote control.”

Say Goodbye to the Ill Placed Light Switch

“Combining an X10 wireless motion sensor with a SlimLine wall switch in the bathroom is the solution I’ve been seeking for the unfriendly placed wall switch! No more stubbed toys in the middle of the night.”

Peek A Boo — I See You

“One of the most impressive things about X10 is their breadth of products. The Vanguard wireless color video camera is the answer for every stay at home mom who juggles work with play. I’ve set up the camera in the play room downstairs in a location that allows me to also use the built in pan and tilt commands to see a window view of the backroom. The play room has a sliding glass door to the backyard. As the kids play I can run upstairs to work in the kitchen. Since I have a TV monitor nearby, I can easily keep a view on them. I can even zoom in for a bird’s eye view.”

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The ActiveHome Pro PC Home Control Starter kit is available for $99.99 at or by calling 1-800-675-3044.

About X10 WTI

X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. designs, engineers, markets and sells easy-to-use affordable products to make everyday life safer, more convenient and more fun. The X10 PowerLine Carrier protocol was created in the late ’70s and continues to be the de facto industry standard for home remote control of lights and appliances. Our proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless protocol enables affordable transmission of audio and video from a PC to another TV or stereo in the home.

We feature factory direct savings on a variety of wireless color video cameras, wireless audio/video systems, wireless remote control kits and third party electronics such as MP3 players, DVD players, Boom boxes, memory sticks and digital cameras/camcorders. All orders over $49.99 include free Fed-Ex shipping. All orders come with a 30 day money back guarantee. For more information, visit us online at

CONTACT: X10 Wireless Technology, Inc.
Jeff Denenholz

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