Viatek Pet Products
Your dog keeping you up at night because he won't stop barking? Perhaps the neighbors dog? Viatek has developed a line of products that can help train your dog to stop barking or stop jumping all over furniture.
Super Bark Stop:
The Super Bark Stop is barking deterrent system that uses an ultrasonic tone to teach your dog or your neighbors dog to bark incessantly When the Super Bark Stop senses your dog bark, it emits an irritating sound that your dog will hear up to 35 feet away. Your pet will quickly learn that his bark triggers this noise and will stop barking without provocation.
The Super Bark Stop Features
- Superior high power speaker; one of the highest in the industry
- Audible and ultrasonic frequency settings
- Integrated microphone is sensitive up to 35 feet. Microphone will hear the dogs bark and activate the high powered speaker
- Built-in audible test button, volume slid switch, sensitivity slide level
- Battery operated, 4 D batteries required
- New Feature: control panel cover on side to prevent water leakage into unit
- New Feature: Activation and power LEDs are on top instead of front
- New Feature: Speaker is recessed in product
- New Feature: Product is truly water resistant for outdoor use
- Additional adjustable bark settings
Silence Bark Stop
The Silence Bark Stop uses the latest ultrasonic and sonic bark stop technology. This bark stop produces a discomforting but not harmful, high frequency sound, audible to dogs. With the Silence Bark Stop you can silence disruptive dog barking up to 50 feet away.
Silence Bark Stop Features:
- Multiple settings: high, medium, low
- Handheld or mountable
- Targets up to 50 feet away
- LED status indicator
- Weather resistant
Portable Bark Stop Trainer
The Portable Bark Stop Trainer is a complete training and personal siren system. This easy to use hand-held unit not only coaches your dog but is equipped with a loud siren to use for personal protection. At the push of a button the Portable Bark Stop transmit a silent ultrasonic sound that only dogs can hear. Another feature is a personal siren, which sets off a high decibel sound allowing joggers, walkers, mailmen, delivery people, and outdoor enthusiasts a sense of safety.
For additional help training your dog, the Portable Bark Stop Trainer has an ultrasonic button that helps train your dog to control their barking, jumping on visitors or furniture.
Portable Bark Stop Features
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- Fits comfortably in palm of your hand
- Includes a handy built-in flashlight
- High decibel tone
- Battery operated
- comfortable sport design
- Targets up to 50 feet away
- Easy operation
- Weather resistant
For our complete line of Pet Products click HERE Don't know what to get Dad this Father's Day? Look no further! We have gift suggestions for the "Tech Savvy Dad", and more!
For the "Tech Savvy Dad"
Dad ever dream of controlling everything in his home with one single remote? Viatek's latest product designed specifically for iOS and android devices does exactly that! With the Zmart Remote, Dad never has to see a remote control again. This powerful universal remote controls everything in the home including: CD Players, TVs, DVD Players, Blu-rays, stereo equipment, projectors, even the coffee maker!
Dad can feel confident knowing that his home devices will comply with the Zmart Remote and is covered by a lifetime warranty. The Zmart Remote impressively controls a combination of 200,000 devices and covers 95% of brands in the market with a built-in learn command, making the Zmart Remote the most powerful universal remote.
Home automation has never been so easy or convenient. Simply install the free App available on Google Play or the App store. Once installation is complete, plug the small one inch device into the audio jack of your android or iOS device. Watch as the Zmart Remote allows you to control every TV, DVD, Blu-Ray, Home Theater, cable box, and appliance in your home effortlessly.Other suggestions: Renu-it Pro Disposable Battery Charger.
Perfect for his car: Mighty Jump Emergency Jump StarterMighty Jump
is an emergency jump-starter that allows you to jump start a vehicle without leaving the driver's seat. When the Mighty Jump
is plugged into the dashboard cigarette lighter it transfers power from itself to the car battery using the internal wiring of the vehicle.Mighty Jump Features:
Small enough to small anywhere
No more confusing jumper cables that rely on a jump-start from another car
Charges car battery when adapter plugged into a standard car cigarette lighter
Takes only ten minutes to charge a car battery enough to start an engine
Multiple uses, rechargeable.Other suggestions: Mighty Jumper Cables
For the "Health Conscious Dad"
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Total Juicer Pro
The Viatek Slow Juicer
produces more juice and retains up to 60% more vitamins than ordinary juicers. It is designed with an augur mechanism that presses the juice, rather than grating or shredding the food. Because it operates at a low speed, vegetables and fruit retain more heat-sensitive vitamins like vitamin C.
Most juice extractors on the market today chop, shred and strain; a method that generates low yield and wastes much of the valuable nutrients in food. The Total Juicer Pro
is different, utilizing a masticating and pressing method of extraction, much like that employed by wine makers for thousands of years. Known as a "slow juicer" for its operation at only 80 RPMs and 150 watt power usage, the Viatek Total Juicer Pro
actually releases more of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients than conventional juicers that rip and tear through foods at 10,000 RPMs and suck up to 1,500 watts of power. However, names can be deceiving as it actually juices more quickly than high speed models, eliminates oxidation and separation, and expels a dryer pulp for less waste! One look, one taste and the difference is deliciously recognizable.Additional Features: Healthy
: Works with any kind of fruit or vegetableVersatile
: Juices fruits, vegetable, leafy greens, wheatgrass, nuts, and soybeansDual Stage
: Crushes contents before pressing and ejecting pulp.No clog design
: Built-in rotary brush cleans as it juices and pulp is automatically separated.Easy to clean
: rinse with water before juicing or take it apart easily for effortless cleaning.
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Products That Will Keep Your Yard PEST-FREE This Summer
Don't want pests crashing your next family barbeque or get-together? Try these wonderful products from Viatek Conusmer Products Group's Pest Control Line!
Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
The Pest Free Plug-in Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
by Viatek uses ultrasonic frequency sound waves to create an unpleasant environment for rodents and arthropod pests like fleas, cockroaches, etc. The Pest Free Pest Repeller
emits an alternating ultrasonic sound that ranges in higher and lower frequencies. The alternating frequency allows the Plug-in Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
to target different pests. The constantly changing environment will cause pests to leave the area.
Plugs directly into the wall, no cords
Won't harm your pets
LEDs provide up to 100,000 hours of use
No bulbs to replace ever
Outdoor Animal Repeller
The Outdoor Animal Repeller
works on a variety of pests including raccoons, rodents, armadillos, bats, cats, dogs, and deer. It can also keep farm animals, such as cows from wandering and feeding in areas where they are not wanted. The PIR motion sensor can view up to 110 degrees with a radius of 25-30 feet (7-9 meters). Sound frequency ranges from 21kzh-45khz.
The Outdoor Animal Repeller
is ultrasonic and cannot be heard by humans. Unit operates on 4 AA batteries (not included) and covers a 30 foot radius.
Great for keeping animals out of:
Gardens, Trash Cans, Nesting Areas, Flower Beds, Garages, Attics, Cellars, Basements, Storage Sheds, Anywhere pests are defacing property.
Mosquito Patio Trap
The Mosquito Patio Trap
is a Mosquito assassin. This silent but deadly trap lures disease-carrying mosquitoes and sucks them into a chamber of doom! Protect your family from deadly diseases while enjoying the great outdoors! You're going to love how this chemical-free trap keeps your campsite, deck, or patio mosquito free. The state-of-the-art design uses acclaimed UV and carbon dioxide generation to attract pesky mosquitoes.
Once inside the trap, bugs fall into a deadly collection chamber never to be seen again. Features portable go-anywhere design, easy-to-empty collection chamber and a clean killing system that has no exploding or popping insects.
Mosquito Shield Bands
Mosquito Shield Bands
are great for all outdoor activities. Scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, gnats, and other annoying insects. Vapor barrier protects up to a 5 foot radius. Apply to wrist, ankle, bag, or stroller. Safe and effective for up 96 hours even when wet! 100% natural.
No more sticky, greasy sprays or lotions; Viatek Mosquito Shield Bands
are the better alternative. Protects against mosquitoes, no see-ums, and other biting flies.
One Size Fits All
Comes in a variety of colors
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Summer Beauty: Hair Removal Tips for Beautiful Skin
Summer is right around the corner and that means its time to take out the shorts, the swimsuits, and the sundresses! With that being said, have you prepared your legs for exposure? Avoid common hair removal blunders by prepping your skin!
Hair Removal Tips for Beautiful Skin:
Prepare skin by using a light exfoliate
This will remove any ingrown hairs, dead skin cells, and helps soothe any stubble you may have.
It is also important to keep skin moisturized. Try using a lotion with shea or cocoa butter for a healthy, flawless glow.
To avoid getting annoying breakouts or irritating red bumps, try using Aloe Vera after removing hair
Aloe vera is natural and great for inflammation or pain. It also heals skin tissue.
Essential oils are also very helpful in body care. Rose, lavender, and sandalwood all have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties.
*The Smoothing Serum, to be used with the Pearl Hair Remover, is made with similar natural ingredients and provides and immediate cooling affect upon hair removal.
Ingredients include: Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Willowherb, and Calendula extracts. All three herbs have been tested against hydrocortisone and have demonstrated their anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing abilities.
6 Ways to Ward off Mosquitoes
The Pearl Smoothing Serum
also contains Magnolia Bark, which prevents bacteria, ingrown hairs, redness and irritation.Expert Shaving Tips:
According to the experts at RealBeauty.com
Make sure you soften the hair with warm water before you shave and use a moisture-rich shave gel.
It helps to pull the skin taut to create a level surface that is easier to maneuver. You should also shave in the direction that the hair grows to minimize itchy, red bumps.
If you are planning a day at the pool or beach, shave in the evening to avoid irritation from sun, salt, or chlorine.
New Hair Removal Methods to Try:Pearl Hair Remover
The Pearl Hair Remover
answers the demand for easy, safe, and painless hair removal at home. The Pearl Hair Remover can be used on face, legs, bikini line and more! Specialized attachments like the Maxi guide, perfect for arms and legs, and the Micro Guide, great for sensitive areas, give it a clear advantage over "one size fits all" treatment methods.
The Pearl's secret is its revolutionary thermotransmitter. As the Pearl glides across the skin, thermotransmitters radiate heat down into the hair follicle, slowing down the growth of hair. Continuous slowing of hair growth promotes longer lasting results and does not irritate the skin.
After reading an article on Yahoo Health
, we discovered that one of the best ways to ward off annoying insects is to use a mosquito trap! But before we get to that, let me highlight five other ways to keep mosquitoes away this summer according to Joe Conlon, the technical adviser to the Mosquito Control Association.
1. Time it right
Avoid being outdoors during dawn and dusk.
2. Use a fan
If you are outside on your porch bring a fan with you! Believe it or not, mosquitoes are weak fliers.
3. Use Bug Lights
Yellow bug light do not attract mosquitoes like incandescent lights according to Conlon.
4. Dress in loose fitting, light colored clothing
If you are wearing dark colors, mosquitoes are more likely to bite you.
5. Although it is frowned upon, use deet
Conlon recommends Cutter Advanced
6. Use a mosquito trap
These devices will trap and kill measurable numbers of mosquitoes.
We recommend trying the Viatek Mosquito Patio Trap
! This silent but deadly trap lures disease carrying mosquitoes and sucks them into a chamber of doom. You're going to love how this chemical free trap keeps your campsite, deck, or patio mosquito free!
The state of the art design uses acclaimed UV and carbon dioxide generation technologies to attract annoying mosquitoes.
Once inside the trap they fall into a deadly collection chamber never to be seen again. Features portable go-anywhere design, easy-to-empty collection chamber and a clean killing system that doesn't pop or explode insects!
Inventor's Corner: Lo-tek Remote Light Switch
For more information on the Mosquito Patio Trap visit our website!
Inventors tend to develop products that help solve a problem. With that being said, we couldn't help but love the simple ingenuity executed by this particular inventor who hated to get out of bed to shut off the lights. In fact, the idea first came to him when he was 8 years old! While his reasoning, was quite humorous and nostalgic, he achieved his goal of solving this all too common problem with the help of a few household products.
To see his invention on Instructables.com
, click HERE
"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."
-Dr. Linus Pauling
Are you an entrepreneur or an inventor who thinks you created the next big idea? Do you have a product that solves an everyday problem or have an idea that the world needs to see and hear?
Viatek can help take your idea to the next level using our extensive team of experts in product development, marketing, and distribution to turn your innovative idea into a reality.
If you would like to submit your idea for new innovative products, please follow the link below!
Weekend How-To: Floral Hanging Baskets
Summer is finally around the corner!
If you are anything like me, you have been diligently working in the yard, tending to your garden, or mowing. But have you thought about enhancing the decor of your porch or outside living areas with floral baskets?
If you haven't, you should! Arranging your own floral or herbal basket can instantly brighten the areas you spend most of your time outdoors.
Get some extra time this weekend? Follow this quick how-to guide!
How to Prepare Your Floral Hanging Baskets:
Step One: Select a Basket
When choosing a basket its important to keep a few things in mind:
1. Size: what is the size of the plant you want to plant?
2. What kind of material? Some examples of baskets include: stout wire, solid plastic, ceramic, or plastic mesh.
These hanging baskets
accommodate flowers, herbs, greenery and more. They are equipped with removable side panels, which make them easy to use! Simply remove lattice work side gates and pop in your plants.
1. Great for planting established flowers, herbs, greenery, and more.
2. Provides an immediate full, lush look
3. Accommodates approx/ 17 plants up to 4" H.
4. 12 side openings w/lattice work-gate secure plants in place.
5. Gates pop out easily for inserting plants
6. 1" built-in reservoir for optimal water retention
7. Comes with hook and chain for easy hanging.
Step Two: Line the Basket
Lining the basket helps keep soil in place and reduces the need for watering.
Some common liners include:
Sphagnum moss & polythene linings
*These can be purchased at Lowes (HERE)
Step Three: Choose Your Soil
Choose a soil of good quality. Your flowers will stay fuller and brighter longer.
Step Four: Select Your Flowers
It is important to choose appropriate flowers to arrange in your hanging basket.
Viatek Tip: The best plants to use are plants that are either flowering or close to flowering
1. Arrange large plants first and tuck smaller plants around the larger plants.
Geraniums, Verbena, Fuschias, Begonias, Pansies (To name a few)
Step Five: Hang in a sturdy area that will support the weight of basket (soil & water)
Step Six: Place in area of good position where it can get adequate sunlight
Step Seven: make sure you water your plants!
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Gardening Tips to Implement This Weekend!
As the snow starts to melt in New England, I know one thing for certain; my mother's favorite season is finally here. The moment she is able to start gardening, a light, that was not present within her during the winter months, shines though. She seeks solace in planting perennials, fresh herbs and vegetables despite being covered in dirt and mosquito bites. Although I don't understand why she enjoys the activity so much, I know that many people share her similar passion for gardening and/or landscaping.
As I was browsing Pinterest
, particularly HGTV's profile page
, I discovered some simple gardening tips that not only my mother would love, but you guys would love as well!
Tip #1: Water your Garden!
Generally speaking, water is the single most important nutrient that your garden needs to thrive. But a question that many people run into is: How often should I water my garden? According to eHow
, how often you water your garden depends on the soil type (clay, sand, or loam mix), what kind of plants you have, and the amount of rainfall you receive. Use this in conjunction with the dryness of the top 1/2 to 2 inches of soil, to determine when you should water. (Source: eHow
As a general rule, flowering plants need about 1 inch of water a week (which includes the amount of rain you are receiving as well.
Need a new water hose and nozzle for the summer? We recommend trying one of Viatek's newest products that comes in a convenient 2 pack: Adjustable Fireman Style Super Nozzles
. Modeled after the hoses that professional firefighters use, these nozzles deliver anything from a fine mist to a powerful stream. Ideal for watering bushes in your garden as well as flower beds.
Tip #2: Rid your fingernails of dirt BEFORE you head outdoors.
I discovered this tip on HGTV.com
and was floored! To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work in the garden, simply run your fingernails across a bar of soap. This action will effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt can't collect beneath them.
Tip #3: It's all about the details....
A few little embellishments in your garden can go a long way.
According to to HGTV, a decorative water feature provides a strong visual accent as well as a pleasing sound.
Vertically mounted flower pots create more space for gardening and add a unique flare to your outdoor living space.
Create your very own herb garden in a mason jar! This again, adds a unique flair to your garden and outdoor living space.
Tip #4: Protect Yourself From Annoying Insects!
Mosquitoes carry threatening diseases. Rid yourself of potential illness by ordering your set of Viatek Mosquito Bands. Viatek Mosquito bands are 100% natural, deet-free and safe to use around your kids.
Last Day at the National Hardware Show
Today is the last day at the National Hardware Show! Make sure you come by Viatek's Booth and check out all the latest products! Products include:
Zmart Switch & Zmart Remote:
Home automation has never been so easy or convenient with the installment of the innovative Zmart line. The Zmart Switch, an instant 2-way wireless switch allows consumers to control any switch from virtually anywhere in the room. The Zmart Switch operates using infra-red technology; a technology that is utilized in most television remotes. To control the switch, simply point and press!
In conjunction with the Zmart Switch is Viatek's newest App and product for iOS and android devices; the Zmart Remote. With the Zmart Remote, consumers never have to see a remote control again. This powerful universal remote controls everything in the home including: CD Players, TVs, DVD Players, Blu-Rays, Stereo Equipment, projectors, even the coffee maker.
Hurricane Spin Mops:
The Hurricane Spin Mop cleans floors in, under, around, and through your home without the use of harsh detergents. It reaches under tables, behind toilets, in closet corners, and around cabinets with no problem.
Interactive Plush Pals:
Interactive Plush Pals are the must have mobile accessory. Hilarious fun for adults and children, you will never tire of Patch the Dog, Manny the Monkey, or Freddy the Frog. Watch as they sing and dance along to your favorite songs!
Breezie Bladeless Fans:
Stay cool with Breezie Bladeless Fans! Take them to your favorite sporting event, to the beach, the park, and even to the office! Sleek and stylish, Breezie Bladeless Fans feature the latest in bladeless fan technology delivering a cool, smooth stream of air without the unpleasant buffeting sound associated with fan blades.
Interactive Plush Pals at the National Hardware Show
Don't miss our exciting new product launch at the National Hardware Show!
Introducing Interactive Plush Pals:
Interactive Plush Pals are the must have mobile phone/MP3 accessory. Hilarious fun for adults and children, you will never tire of Patch the Dog, Manny the Monkey, or Freddy the Frog! Plug them into any phone using the headphone jack. Put the phone on speaker and watch as your Interactive Plush Pal speaks in time with the other person on the other end of the phone. Also works as a MP3 speaker, they sing and dance along to the music! Uses 3 AA batteries. (Not included)
Want to see Interactive Plush Pals in action? Watch them on YouTube HERE Or you can visit our Interactive Plush Pals site HERE!
Photo & Updates From the National Hardware Show 2013
Day one is officially over at the National Hardware Show!
As one of the prime time places for face-to-face sourcing and trading of $343 billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets, the National Hardware Show welcomes nearly 27,000 industry professionals each year at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
This year, Viatek Consumer Products packed their bags with the intention of fostering many new business relationships and friendship. Products to be introduced include the innovative Tabletop Bladeless Fan which can be powered by a USB connection, and several new models of the Spin Mop.
|Viatek's Booth #4310|
|Our newest & latest Spin Mops |
Viatek to Unveil New Table Top Bladeless Fan at National Hardware Show
|Zmart Switch, Breezie Bladeless Fans, and Interactive Plush Pals |
Don't miss the Tabletop Bladeless Fan at the National Hardware Show at Booth # 4310
We are pleased to announce that our first production is ready for our new Breezie Tabletop Fans.
Stay cool this summer with the innovative fan that can be powered either by battery or USB connection. Perfect for home or office, the Breezie Tabletop Fan is a must-have this summer!
- Cooling sponge can be used to activate the Tabletop Bladeless Fan's Cool Breeze Feature
- You may also apply fragrance to the cooling sponge to act as an air freshener.
More from Breezie:
Take the Personal Bladeless Fan to your favorite sporting event, to the beach, to the park, and even to the office. Sleek and stylish, it features the latest in Bladeless Fan technology, delivering a cool, smooth stream of air without the unpleasant buffeting sound associated with fan blades.
What Mom Really Wants this Mother's Day!
Instead of ordering Mom flowers this Mother's Day, try one of these innovative gifts as compiled by Luxelistreviews.com! (Including the Pearl Hair Remover from Viatek Consumer Products Group)
See what they had to say:
"Another great solution at an affordable price point is the Pearl Hair Remover, which also addresses the escalating demand for easy, safe, and painless hair removal at home. By utilizing revolutionary thermostransmitter technology to remove unwanted hair from the body, the Pearl Hair Remover eliminates the need for harsh chemicals, sticky messes and expensive office visits. Professional quality results can be achieved on all hair types and skin color in the comfort and privacy of home. The Pearl Hair Remover can be used on face, legs, bikini line and more by utilizing technology that radiates heat down into the hair follicle, slowing down the growth of hair. Unlike waxing that tears off the first layer of the epidermis, the Pearl gently glides across skin without irritating, leaving Mom's skin silky smooth.
To check out the review, click HERE For more information on the Pearl Hair Remover, click HERE
Reviews on the Pearl Hair Remover!
If you are like most women, I am sure you are a little weary of hair removal products. After all, women have had their fair share of horror stories when it comes to either shaving or waxing. Between nicks, cuts, and painful hot wax, it's no wonder women complain about removing unwanted hair from their bodies! Thankfully, there is a solution!
The Pearl Hair Remover answers the demand for easy, safe, and painless hair removal from the comfort of home!
But are you still curious about what others have to say? Here are a few reviews from some brave women who decided to give it a shot:The Dirty t Shirt:
Jennifer, creator of the Dirty t Shirt, was happy to share her thoughts on the Pearl Hair Remover. "Shaving is so time consuming and needs to be repeated on a fairly regular basis. I have found a product that not only makes it painless and easy but keeps the unwanted hair away for a longer period of time." To read more, check out her blog HERE
Heather, editor of Beauty Unbiased, was one of those "skeptical" women who was weary of trying the Pearl Hair Remover. In fact she titled her review "Prove it! The Pearl Hair Remover Review". She starts off her review by saying: "When it comes to at home hair removal, I usually just say no. Maybe I'm lazy. Or maybe I've had some bad experiences in my adolescences when I randomly decided to shave my arms one afternoon and haven't gain my own trust back yet. Would the Pearl take me a step closer to trusting at home hair removal treatments?" Read her response HERE
Mom and More:
Yet another skeptical woman.
But Cher decided to give the Pearl Hair Remover a shot. "Hair is something I have a love/hate relationship with. I love it on my head but I hate it anywhere else! It is amazing too how as I get older my body hair gets worse and worse. It pops up in strange places, changes texture and basically becomes stubborn. I feel like the same shaving I have done for years just isn't working as good as it used too. Since shaving wasn't cutting it (haha) anymore, I have been looking for something new to try. Then I heard about the Pearl Hair Remover by Viatek and I figured it was worth a shot." Read more about her experience AND Before/After pictures HERE
Hollywood Life by Bonnie Fuller:
"Beauty is pain-but you can end that vigorous process today! HollywoodLife.com is giving you our top hair removal product picks to ease your pain while you gain your beauty." Check out their gallery and why they named the Pearl Hair Remover the "Best Hair Removal Product to Slow Hair Growth" HERE
Come Visit Viatek at Booth #4310 at the National Hardware Show
Viatek is once again pleased to announce its presence at the National Hardware Show early next week. As one of the top events for the housewares market, Viatek is excited to launch several new items.
Dates: May 7-9
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Please join us as we launch our latest products! Interested in more information?
Or visit our website:
Our Top Picks For Mother's Day: For the "Outdoorsy" Mom!
Don't forget about Mom this Mother's Day!
Check out our Top Picks for Mom this Mother's Day:
For the Mom who loves to Garden:Hanging Flower Basket: 2 pack
Did you know, that according to Nick Federoff, host of "Nick Federoff on Gardening" based in Los Angeles,"Gardens are going compact. Consumers are buying products that allow them to plant flowers or vegetables in any space, whether its on the balcony of an urban apartment or on a kitchen wall" He goes on to say that " People are becoming more creative with gardening because of limited space. It's just kind of fun." Whether Mom is living in a small space, or a much larger area, the Ultimate Hanging Flower basket from Viatek Consumer Products Group is a wonderful addition to her collection.
Source: What to Expect at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas
Growing beautiful plants is easier than ever before with the Ultimate Hanging Flower Basket!
Get "360 degrees of gorgeous" with this design that allows you to plant out the sides of the basket. Remove the lattice work gates to plant your established (up to 4" tall) flowers, herbs, greenery, and more, then simply snap them back to secure the plant in place. No more waiting for your hanging baskets to get that full, lush look! Save time and money by creating your own custom arrangements at home in baskets that can be planted season after season for years to come. Comes complete with hook and chain for easy hanging and a 1" built-in water reservoir for optimal water retention.
- 10" Flower Basket
- 12 Side Openings
- Holds up to 17 Plants
- Includes Hook and Chain
- 1" Water Reservoir
For more information on the Hanging Flower Baskets please click HERE
Viatek Solar Butterfly:The Flutterby Solar Butterfly
goes all day under the sun!
- Solar Powered, no batteries needed
- Realistic fluttering butterfly effect
- Works anywhere there is direct sunlight
- Quick and easy, install in seconds
- Adds a fun visual to any garden or yard.
Choose from a Blue or Orange butterfly!
For More Information on Viatek Solar Butterflies, please click HERE
6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard This Summer
Thanks to the warmer than usual winter and spring weather (in certain areas) you can expect that mosquitoes will be pretty awful this summer. So how do you prepare yourself and your home? According to Sadia Latifi, a writer for iVillage, there are several ways you can remain bite-free come this summer.
1. Remove Standing Water:
"If you want a permanent solution to getting rid of mosquitoes, you've got to remove places where mosquitoes can breed. Adult mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant or slow moving water, so eliminating these water sources can prevent future generations of these pests from calling your yard home." (Source
It is recommended that you:
- Change birdbath water weekly
- Pump out excess water from your pool cover
- Keep decorative ponds aerated in order to keep water moving
- Make sure you check areas such as children's sandboxes, dog bowls, grill covers, flower pots, and gutters for any standing water which can create a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
2. Toss and Turn the Stuff in Your Yard:
goes on to write that it is important to "remove excess grass, leaves, firewood, and clippings from your yard. Mosquitoes like dark patches of foliage because it serves as a place for them to rest."
3. Use Natural Products:
Why natural? Parents have become increasingly concerned about exposing their children to pesticides. Luckily, many companies have developed safer alternatives for families. Mosquito Shield Bands
from Viatek Consumer Products Group, are not only deet-free but 100% natural. Mosquito Shield Bands
are great for all outdoor activities and they are scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, gnats, and other annoying insects. Simply apply to wrist, ankle, bag, or stroller.
4. Grow Your Own Repellents:
If you are interested in even more natural ways to keep these pesky insects away, try growing plants that have mosquito-repelling properties.
Some of these plants include:
- Pennyroyal (a plant in the mint family)
- Lemon Grass
- Cat nip
But please be aware, these may keep mosquitoes away from the immediate area but they won't eradicate the problem, warns Damien Sanchez, owner of Mosquito Squad in D.C.
It is also important to plant foliage native to your region so mosquitoes are not attracted to extra moisture or extra fertilizers.
5. Become a Barbecue Ninja!
According to home and garden experts at BrightNest, to save a backyard barbecue, throw sage and rosemary on the hot coals. Because mosquitoes hate these plants they are more likely to stay away. As a bonus the herbs will add a nice smell to your outdoor shindig.
Additional things you can do:
- Replace outdoor lights with yellow bulbs
- Light tiki torches and lanterns
- Repair any holes in mesh window screens and doors
- Set up mosquito traps such as the Mosquito Patio Trap from Viatek*
*The Mosquito Patio Trap
is a mosquito assassin! This silent but deadly trap lures disease-carrying mosquitoes and sucks them into a chamber of doom! Protect your family from deadly disease while enjoying the great outdoors! You're going to love how this chemical free trap keeps your campsite, deck, or patio mosquito free. The state-of-the-art design uses acclaimed UV and carbon dioxide generation to attract pesky mosquitoes.
Once inside the trap
, bugs fall into a deadly collection chamber never to be seen again. Features portable go-anywhere design, easy-to-empty collection chamber and a clean killing system that has no popping or exploding insects.
6. Wear Bright Colors
If you are going to be outdoors, try wearing bright colors. "Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes, so wear bright-colored clothing when spending time outdoors". It is also important to keep fabric looser, because some mosquitoes can bite through tighter-fitting clothing.
For even more pest control options from Viatek Consumer Products Group, please visit our Pest Control Department HERE. For more information on how to keep mosquitoes out of your yard click HERE
Our Top Picks: Mother's Day Gift Guide (For The Mom Who Loves Cook!)
Don't forget about Mom this Mother's Day!
Make sure you check out our "Top Picks For Mom"!
1. Total Juicer Pro:
The Viatek Slow Juicer
produces more juice and retains up to 60% more vitamins than ordinary juicers. It is designed with an auger mechanism that presses the juice, rather than grating or shredding the food. Because it operates at a low speed, vegetables and fruit retain more heat-sensitive vitamins like vitamin C.
Most juice extractors on the market today chop, shred, and strain...a method that generates low yield and wastes much of the valuable nutrients in food. The Total Juicer Pro
is different, utilizing a masticating and pressing method of extraction, much like that employed by wine makes for thousands of years. Known as a "slow juicer" for its operation at only 80 RPMs and 150 watt power usage, the Viatek Total Juicer Pro
actually releases more of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and photonutrients than conventional juicers that rip and tear through foods at 10,000 RPMs and suck up to 1,500 watts of power. However, names can be deceiving as it actually juices more quickly than high speed models, eliminates oxidation and separation, and expels a dryer pulp for less waste!Total Juicer Pro Features:
- Healthy- Works with any kind of fruit or vegetable
- Versatile- Juices fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, wheatgrass, nuts and soybeans
- Dual Stage-Crushes contents before pressing and ejecting pulp
- No Clog Design- Built-in rotary brush cleans as it juices and pulp is automatically separated
- Easy to Clean- Rinse with water between juicing or take it apart easily for effortless cleaning.
For more information on the Total Juicer Pro please click HERE
The Amazing Whisk it!
takes the work out of whisking. Easy to use, no assembly required or electrical outlets needed. Simply push down on the handle and watch as the whisk begins to evenly mix your ingredients in seconds. Strong construction, stainless steel finish, dishwasher safe.
3. EZ Popcorn Maker
For more information on the Amazing Whisk it! Please click HERE
A healthier alternative to store bought popcorn is the EZ Popcorn maker
by Viatek! The EZ Popcorn Maker
allows you to control portion sizes and the amount of butter and salt you use. The secret is EZ Popcorn's
patented TPX wave technology that creates perfect convection current to cook healthy jumbo popcorn. Just watch them pop! And thanks to the EZ Heat Resistant handle you can always reach for your popcorn without the risk of burning yourself.
Our Top Picks For Mom: Mother's Day Gift Guide (For The Mom Who Loves To Pamper Herself)
- Costs 1/4 of the price per serving of store bought microwave popcorn.
- Popping time from 2 1/2 to 4 min
- Makes up to 4 cups of popcorn, perfect for sharing
- Serves directly from the bowl, so there's no need to dirty other bowls.
- Dishwasher safe plastic
- Fast preparation, fast and easy clean up
- Healthy Alternative to bag popcorn
For more information on the EZ Popcorn Maker please click HERE:
Don't forget about Mom this Mother's Day!
Make sure you check out our "Top Pick For Mom!"
Gifts for the Mom Who Loves To Pamper Herself:
1. Mom will love the easy-to-use Pearl Hair Remover
! The Pearl Hair Remover
answers the demand for easy, safe, and painless hair removal at home. By utilizing revolutionary technology to remove unwanted hair from the body, the Pearl Hair Remover
truly eliminates the need for harsh chemicals, sticky messes, and expensive office visits. Professional quality results can be achieved on all hair types and skin color in the comfort of your home at a fraction of the price.
The Pearl Hair Remover
can be used on face, legs, bikini line and more. Specialized attachments like the Maxi Guide, perfect for arms and legs, and the Micro Guide, great for sensitive areas, give it a clear advantage over "one size fits all" treatment methods. What's more, a lightweight portable design and rechargeable battery makes it ideal for travel.
For more information on the Pearl Hair Remover, please click here
2. The PediSpa Home Pedicure System
will give Mom a professional at-home pedicure. The PediSpa
has a battery powered stainless steel rotary blade the gently and easily removes callused skin from your feet, leaving your feet looking and feeling softer than ever. PediSpa
can be used safely on toes, heels, sides, and balls of the feet.PediSpa Pedicure System Features:
- Stainless Steel Rotary Blade
- Ergonomic design
- Requires 4 AA Batteries
- Smooth finishing rotating emery board
- Easy cleaning tray
For more information on the PediSpa Pedicure System
please click here:
3. Help Mom relax with the Ionic Energizer Detox Foot Spa.
The Ionic Energizer Detox Foot Spa
rebalances the body realigning both positive and negative ions. Although our bodies detoxify naturally everyday, the problem is that most of us lead such busy lives that it makes it very difficult for our bodies to eliminate toxins completely. If these toxins cannot be removed they simply build up in our systems and our bodies slowly lose the ability to cope, sometimes resulting in illness. The Ionic Energizer Detox Foot Spa will help you rebalance your body and create a feeling of well being.
For more information on the Ionic Energizer Detox Foot please click here
Coming Soon: StartMeeting Start Meeting is an audio and web conferencing service that includes a suite of professional tools designed for screen sharing and standard conferencing.
Features include:Audio Conferencing:
With our integrated audio conferencing features, each StartMeeting
account provides toll and toll-free dial-in numbers which are accessible via fixed, mobile and high-definition HD VolP telephones. The audio conferencing features may be utilized with or without the online screen sharing option. When calling the toll number to access a conference, normal long distance charges or calling rates may apply. Please verify any applicable charges with your telephone provider.Customizable Meeting Wall
Customize a personal meeting wall to use for your online meetings. With this page you are able to upload pictures, documents, and links to share with your meeting participants. In addition, update each meeting with a title and description, invite participants, provide a schedule of future meetings, set preferences and access dial-in credentials for your online meetings, and even change the background colors.
Increase message retention during your meetings using the integrated screen sharing feature, which allows hosts to share the entire desktop or selected applications with their meeting participants. Screen sharing allows you to switch presenters, view a list of participants, chat with your audience, and highlight your content with a variety of drawing tools. This feature is great for when a team needs to collaborate remotely on a project, as well as training, seminars, and much more. Join meetings on your iPad and Android.Free Meeting Recording
Record your screen sharing meetings and conference calls for free. Recordings may be used for later reference or shared with those who missed the meeting. Each StartMeeting
account stores the recorded files for easy retrieval. The recordings can be share via email, the meeting wall or posted to social media sites with one click. One GB of storage space is provided free of charge.
For more information of Start Meeting
, please visit our website HERE
Spring Cleaning: 11 Tips To Keep Your Home Looking Beautiful Part Two
As the temperatures start to rise and the leaves start to sprout on trees, one thing is evidently clear: Spring is here! And with the Spring comes the chore of cleaning your home! But where do you start? What needs to be cleaned? To get you headed into the right direction, we would like to share House Beautiful's
top spring cleaning tips:8. Removing Stains from Countertops
Getting rid of stains on granite can be tricky, but the key, according to kitchen designer Florence Perchuk, is to wipe up stains ASAP. Also have your countertop sealed a few times as soon as it's installed. You'll know it's sealed properly when water beads and forms droplets on the surface. Then have it sealed again a year later. You can poultice away rust, and you can remove soap scum or mildew with a solution of 1/2 cup ammonia in a gallon of water. For most coffee or juice stains, you can use a little hydrogen peroxide in water, plus a few drops of ammonia.
9. Reorganize Bookshelves
Sort book by size and subject. Remove and discard any ripped dust jackets (unless you think they may have value). Line books some vertically, some horizontally, in a rhythmic pattern. This will relieve the monotony of rows.10. Caring for Your Area Rugs:
Phillip Costikyan of Restoration by Costikyan says you should clean your area rugs every four or five years- or every 10 years if a rug in not walked on much. Overcleaning contributes to wear and tear. Really fine silk rugs need to be cleaned only every 20 or 30 years. For treating stains at home, keep a bottle of club soda on hand. Stains caused by pets, coffee, orange soda, red wine, and anything with dye or an acid base are the hardest to remove, and the key is to act quickly. Pour club soda directly onto the area, let the soda absorb into the yarn, and the salt in the soda will neutralize the acid. Blot again and again, until the residue is gone. For bloodstains, you should use milk instead, and for soil and grease-based stains, mix one part Ivory soap detergent with 16 parts water.11. Caring for Wood Floors:
The keys to keeping your wood floors looking new are to avoid oversanding, use trivets or saucers under plants to avoid water damage, use furniture protectors to avoid scratches, and damp-mop once a week with a mild soap like Murphy Oil Soap*To keep hardwood floors looking great, try mopping with the Hurricane Spin Mop. The Hurricane Spin Mop cleans floors in, under, around, and through your house without harsh detergents! It reaches under tables, behind toilets, in closet corners, and around cabinets with no problem. Thousands of microfiber mop strands attract dirt, grime, and liquids without drips or leaks. Floors are clean and dry in half the time with the Hurricane Spin Mop.
Spring Cleaning: 11 Tips To Keep Your Home Looking Beautiful Part One
As the temperatures start to rise and the leaves start to sprout on trees, one thing is evidently clear: Spring is here! And with Spring, comes the chore of cleaning your home! But where do you start? What needs to be cleaned? To get you heading in the right direction, we would like to share House Beautiful's
top spring cleaning tips:
1. Taking Care of Stainless Steel:
To keep your stainless steel bright and clean, Adam Kamens of Amuneal Manufacturing Corp, suggests using a light mist of wax-based aerosol spray once or twice a week. Don't put on too much--you don't want to soak the surface and make it greasy. Wipe the mist with a clean, lint-free cloth and never use oils to keep away fingerprints--lint will stick to the oil. Also, don't use cleaners with bleach after you've put the waxy layer, or it will dry out and lose some of its luster. And finally, don't use anything abrasive, not even mild products like Soft Scrub or Scotch-Brite pads. You don't want to scratch or ruin the surface.
2. Organizing Closets:
Organizing your closet is the first step to organizing the rest of your home. Get rid of unused clothes and accessories, and organize the rest by how you get dressed in the morning and by color. Your closet will look more appealing, and your everyday routine will be easier.
3. Removing Stains and Odors:
Ruth Travis, president of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, says that to remove stains and odors, blot up as much of the smelly mess as you can right away. While you're blotting the upholstery, put a plastic liner or a garbage bag between the cushion and the fabric so you don't push the containment into the cushion. Then flush with cold water as best you can. Blot and flush again. Cold water doesn't set stains as much as hot water. You can also use portable spot cleaner or wet/dry vac. If there's still a residual odor, use a half-vinegar, half water solution and rinse again. If that doesn't work, call the professionals.
4. Cleaning Painted Walls:
To clean painted walls, Carl Minchew, director of Product Development at Benjamin Moore, suggests starting with a clean cloth or sponge or water. If that doesn't work, dip the rag or sponge into water mixed with a little dishwashing liquid, the milder the better. If the stain persists, apply a few drops of soap directly onto the wet sponge or cloth you are using. For more stubborn cases, you could apply a little soap right to the stain. If you need to resort to a stronger product like Fantastik or Formula 409, realize they have strong solvents in them and can soften the paint surface. Make sure you do whatever you do to get rid of the stain, you rinse the wall afterward with plain water.
5. Creating a Different Mood:
For easy makeovers, designer Thomas O'Brien says "I've always collected textiles, and you can make a fast easy change with bedding, towels, and table linens to create a different mood. Switch things out seasonally, or for a special event, or whenever you want to play with a certain color or pattern."
6. Cleaning Your Carpet:
To keep carpets looking nice, Paul Iskyan, owner of Rug Renovating, suggest taking off your shoes when you get home--but leave your socks on because walking around in bare feet leaves natural oils that attract dirt, Try to vacuum every day and use a top-load vacuum, so the dirt falls inward, and HEPA filters. Change the filters often so you don't blow pollutants back into the air. For less-trafficked areas, you can get away with cleaning the carpets once or twice a year, and every 18 months for a bedroom. For higher-traffic areas, the most often you'd need to bring in professionals would be three or four times a year.
7. Caring for Your Tiles:
Mary Hoffman of Hoffman Brothers Floors suggests cleaning bathroom and kitchen tiles with a cleaner that has a "neutral pH" on the label. You can also mix baking soda and water for a homemade cleaner. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into 2 gallons water and mix very well. Then apply the liquid with a string mop or sponge mop. For grout, use the same baking soda and water mixture, but for tough stains, call in the professionals.
*The Hurricane Spin Mop cleans floors in, under, around, and through your house without harsh detergents. It reached under tables, behind toilets, in closet corners, and around cabinets with no problem. Thousands of microfiber mop strands attract dirt, grime, and liquids without drips or leaks. Floors are clean and dry in half the time with the Hurricane Spin Mop.
Earth Day: Eco-Friendly Products
Over one billion people in 192 countries are taking the time to celebrate Earth Day today!
Quick Facts at a Glance:
Nearly 3,000 tons of paper towels are dumped into landfills everyday.
An astounding 180,000 tons of batteries are thrown away each year. When disposed, batteries can disperse significant amounts of heavy metals and other toxic substances that are harmful to the environment. What's worse is that all kinds of batteries can be recycled including: rechargeable, alkaline, Lithium ion, Nickel Cadmium, lead acid, and laptop batteries.
The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. But where does it all go? Approximately 55% of 220 million tons of waster generated each year in the United States end up in a landfill.
So how can you help?
By purchasing "green", eco-friendly products!
Viatek has created a number of products that support a greener future including:
Instead of wasting money on paper towels that simply rip and tear, try replacing them with the eco-friendly microKLen Microfiber towels that can be washed and re-used. Not only will you save money, you will be joining the worldwide effort to reduce waste.
This unique lantern is designed with an internal battery and dynamo crank that allows you to use the lantern without having to rely on batteries.
Reduce waste with the Renu-it Battery Charger
Since its original conception, the Renu-it Pro has made vast improvements not only in design, but was granted a US Patent. It stands above the rest with its innovative design and regenerating capabilities.
Easy to use, the Renu-it Pro Battery Charger simply plugs into a household wall outlet allowing you to charge or regenerate batteries you would have otherwise thrown away, saving you time and money!
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