GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Just in case you haven't noticed, there are a lot more ways to "deck the halls" than with boughs of holly.
Like so many things these days, holiday decorating has gone high tech in some dazzling ways.
Ryan Matthews from Home Depot Burnsville joined us on KARE NEWS@4 with some high tech show and tell.
Tech the Halls/"Siri" Like Ornament: This season's latest tech innovation is an ornament that turns the tree lights on and off at the command of your voice, and also plays holiday favorites.
Not only is Maestro Mouse a beautiful and fun ornament, it's also advanced enough to control light synchronization to the tune of 24 Christmas carols. It can also turn the lights on or off using voice commands.
Home Depot is the No. 1 seller of live Christmas Trees, but for those who prefer artificial, this year they have more choices and features than ever before. Key benefits of trees this year: easier to set up, less hassle to pack, use less energy, LED lights are designed to be softer and safer for indoor spaces.
Quick Set Wesley Family of trees have an integrated connection built into the center pole that creates an instant electrical connection as you put the tree together. No more hassling each year to try and figure out which plug goes into which socket. Just connect the pole and your lights come on!
Energy-saving LED bulbs have 20,000 hours of bulb life and are 65 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs.
7.5 ft. (70 in. wide) artificial Christmas tree with Maestro Mouse ornament. Tree snaps together easily and the Maestro Mouse ornament will be positioned on a central branch.
24-light LED icicle string: manageably sized string of icicle lights to be hung wherever space allows
Mr. Christmas Lights and Sounds of Christmas: Small console into which lights strings can be plugged and coordinated to music.
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