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From wireless shower speakers to solar powered kilns: The 2013 Home Product Show begins


It's homey, yet showy at the same time. The 2013 Home Products Show certainly lives up to its name, but are there any products here that save you money at an affordable price?

Melissa Simon with Texas Responsible Energy and Efficiency says yes. Their Attic Breeze is under $600.

"Whenever the sun is shining, it's actively fanning and ventilating and pulling the hot air out of your attic," Simon explained.

She said attic turbines don't start to work until it's really hot up there.

"If you keep that space cool, that's going to lower your bill more dramatically than anything else," Simon added.

James Vandenburg with East Texas Brick has something you want to be hot: the Big Green Egg. It's basically a food kiln.

"With the thermometer here, you can set that to the temperature you want it to be, and maintain that for hours," Vandenburg said.

Ventilation regulates temperatures in lots of things. Oddly enough the price of the egg is comparable to the attic fan.

If you're lucky enough to not really care about cost you can cool off or warm up in a shower that's pretty much a phone booth; super, man.

And, yes, it's a smartphone water-closet with LEDs.

If all you want is a little sound in your shower, you can do that for around $150, according to Steve Stewart of Moore Supply Company.

"Kohler has come out with a shower head that links to your smartphone, and your Bluetooth music plays right into your shower," Steve said.

The speaker is held in place by a magnet so you can take it with you while you're getting ready, and it will play whatever your phone plays.

"So, wow, you could have seven in your shower," I observed.

"Seven in your shower, yes sir," Steven agreed.

Thinking about it, I just don't know how practical that would be.

The 2013 Home Products Show is being held at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.

The show runs Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

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