Device helps you sleep restfully and wake energized

The Zenergy (model iZBT10) bedside sleep therapy machine is designed with flame-free candles to deliver meditative lighting along with sound therapy, all controlled with the push of a button. (Handout/TNS)
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The Zenergy (model iZBT10) bedside sleep therapy machine is designed with flame-free candles to deliver meditative lighting along with sound therapy, all controlled with the push of a button. (Handout/TNS)

Zenergy from iHome has a simple goal: You should sleep restfully and wake energized. Well, at least that’s the goal for most and the past few nights I’ve used it on my nightstand and definitely seen a positive effect.

The Zenergy (model iZBT10) bedside sleep therapy machine is designed with flame-free candles to deliver meditative lighting along with sound therapy, all controlled with the push of a button.

Inside the 5.56-by-5.83-by-4.96-inch device are 11 different 1000 Lux, full-color light therapy and decor lighting modes. You also have a choice of 10 sound therapy presets, including natural sounds of the ocean, nature and storms.

Front center on the box is a recommendation from Dr. Michael Breus, PhD., regarded as a well-known sleep doctor. A quick search on thesleepdoctor.com states, Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The iOS iHome Zenergy App lets you select the sleep settings with descriptions of each, timers and light settings.

Along with the sleep functions, you’ll have the usual great features iHome products are known for; solid bedside sound, dimmable clock display, FM radio, dual alarms and a USB charging port for using your cable to charge a portable USB device. Bluetooth will let you stream music from your personal device or connect directly with the aux-in port.

www.ihomeaudio.com $99.99

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I almost feel like running over Zagg’s new Rugged Book with my car. And before you read into that being a bad thing, it’s not. I think the durable wireless, magnetic-hinged keyboard with a detachable case is so tough, it could withstand the test. I’ll pass on doing it unless someone wants to offer me a unit for testing.

The case has four protective layers, which enable your tablet to withstand a drop from up to 6.6-feet, according to military drop-test standards. The layers are built with stainless steel, polycarbonate and rubber, with dimensions of 9.84-by-7.20-by-1.10-inches. The case does add some weight to your tablet but if you’re using your tablet in rugged environments, there’s no doubt this is for you.

Along with its ruggedness, the case is versatile with an adjustable cradle hinge to view your tablet multiple angles or just detach the case from the keyboard all together. But even when detached, Bluetooth will allow you to type on the laptop-style keyboard.

The keyboard has a rechargeable battery, which is good for a few years depending on how much it’s used. A built-in sleep function saves the power when not in use.

www.zagg.com $129.99 The Rugged Book Wireless Keyboard & Detachable Case is compatible with the Apple iPad, 9.7-inch, iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad Air 2

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ArmorAll’s new premium dashboard camera works perfect, but what impressed me was the easy setup.

From start to finish it takes just minutes to get the HD camera secured to a windshield or dashboard to record your whereabouts on a microSD memory card (not included). Memory cards up to 32 gb are supported.

The HD camera has 120-degree wide angel lens on the front and a 3-inch LCD on the back. It swivels 360-degrees for the right viewing and recording angle.

Inside is an active G-sensor, which has collision and motion detection.

Recordings are in full 1080p HD. A car charger and micro USB charging cable is included.

http://armorallelectronics.com $45.99

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Contact Gregg Ellman at greggellman@mac.com. Follow him on Twitter: @greggellman