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Gift of the Day: The DoorBot smartphone doorbell

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Not sure what to get the pop culture geek in your life this holiday season? PopStyle is here to help! From the hottest gadgets to the oddest collectibles, we’re rounding up the best gifts in movies, music, TV, books, and more with our Gift of the Day.

In the past, not everyone has been thrilled to be the recipient of one of my “as seen on TV” Christmas gifts. (My dad was less than appreciative the year I put a can of spray-on hair in his stocking.) But the ABC reality pitch show Shark Tank has taken “as seen on TV” products to a whole new level.

Case in point — the DoorBot, a WiFi-enabled doorbell that lets you to stream live video of who’s at your front door and talk to them in real time via a smartphone app. And you don’t even have to be at home to do it.  

When someone rings your bell, the DoorBot ($199 at getdoorbot.com) calls you and begins streaming live video via a free app. Get the Lockitron add-on and you can even lock and unlock your door using your smartphone.

Imagine never missing the UPS guy again.

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