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Pretty In Pink: This Year’s Must Have Holiday Picks For Any Woman On Your List!

December 11th, 2016 by Christen

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the lady in your life or a rosey gift for yourself?  Discover rose gold wishes and pink metallic holiday dreams come true with this year’s must have holiday picks for any woman on your list below!

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Anne Klein Women’s Swarovski Watch and Bracelet Set

Gift set includes two-tone round watch with mother-of-pearl dial and Swarovski crystals.

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ban.do Women’s I Am Very Busy Classic Agenda

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Badgley Mischka Women’s Nichole Dress Pump

The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined and thoroughly elegant.

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Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Cross-Body Bag

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Apple MacBook 12-Inch Laptop with Retina Display

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Converse Women’s Chuck Taylor High Tops

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Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag

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Kate Spade New York Mini Hayden Cross Bag

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Diane Von Furstenberg Saluti Hardside Set

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Rebecca Minkoff Stone Fan Back Earrings Jackets

 

 

Tech-Savvy Gifts Under $50 For Anyone On Your Holiday List

November 29th, 2016 by Christen

The holidays are in full swing, that means it’s time to stock up on the latest gadgets for everyone on your gift list.  Leave the expensive gifts to the pros and grab up these stocking stuffers, tech accessories and more all for less than $50!

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Axess Mini Bluetooth Speaker ($49.99)

The AXESS Mini Bluetooth speaker is the perfect travel speaker. It is small and compact but boasts two 5 watt speakers that produce well balanced sound. The Mini Bluetooth speaker allows you to connect to your smartphone wirelessly via Bluetooth and supports hands free calling with the built in mic. Calls can be answered, rejected, or ended all from remotely giving you convenience. There is also a 3.5 mm aux input that will allow for compatibility with other media devices.

 

 

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Cyber Monday Steals And Deals (Many $50 or LESS!)

 

 

 

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Uber Gift Card ($25)

Give the gift of a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app gift card.  This card is redeemable via the Uber app within the U.S. in cities where Uber is available.

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Mophie Powerstation ($49.95)

The perfect gift for anyone who wishes their phone batter would last longer.  The Mophie Powerstation is the ultimate dual USB Quick Charge External Battery for smartphones, tablets and more (6,000 mAh).

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Amazon Fire Tablet ($49.99)

An affordable, tried and tested tablet? Yes, Please.   Amazon engineered Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire is almost 2x more durable than iPad Mini 4. Give the gift of durable tech with the Amazon Fire Tablet.

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Amazon Echo Dot ($49.99)

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more.

 

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Apple Watch Band ($13.99)

The Apple Watch has been around for a while now and it’s still one of this season’s hottest tech accessories! Gift the special person on your list with a few time piece options and buy a new Apple Watch band (or two).  While you’re at it you might want to gift a new Apple watch charging stand like this sleek champagne piece too.

 

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Honorable Mention:

Nintendo NES Classic Edition ($59.99)

The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition has the original look and feel, only smaller, sleeker, and pre-loaded with 30 games.

Watch Out Etsy Fans, Amazon Handmade Is Now The Most Addicting Shopping Experience Online

October 9th, 2015 by Christen

What if Etsy, Homegoods and Amazon had a baby?  In case you didn’t have enough choices for amazing personalized gifts and accessories, you can now add a new outlet of shopping greatness just ready to fuel your shopaholic tendencies.  There once was a time where you had to choose between finding  unique gift from Etsy but waiting forever for shipping or finding a nice gift elsewhere online that offered lightening fast shipping.  Now Amazon Handmade wants to combine shopping for personalized products with the best shipping found online and it’s going to be the death of shopaholics’ wallets everywhere!

 

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Amazon launched the new addition to their site earlier this week. The new Amazon Handmade shopping place  includes 80,000 items from about 5,000 sellers in 60 countries. Amazon Handmade already has some of the most amazing products located within six categories: home, jewelry, artwork, stationery + party supplies, kitchen + dining and baby.  Just like on Etsy, you’ll be able to find those quirky homemade goodies on the site in addition to the super artisanal goods.

 

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Etsy brings in about $2 billion a year in sales and is by no means a small business, but when compared to Amazon’s $75 billion dollar business it could spell DOOM for the Etsy brand. But when it comes down to Amazon’s global presence, it could mean a whole lot more traffic for budding makers and artisans everywhere. Whether you’re looking for that perfect charm for your charm bracelet, custom party invitations, or a new piece of furniture, Handmade is making it easier to shop online products from hand-picked artisans.

 

 

Chances are, you’ll be Netflixing and chilling or Amazon splurging tonight – why not get a head start on your holiday shopping and check out Amazon Handmade

 

How To Buy A Handbag, Movies, Diapers And More With A Hashtag #AmazonCart

May 26th, 2014 by Christen

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias.

 

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Have heard about the latest in shopping innovation? The new AmazonCart service by Amazon allows users to shop while on the go by simply using Twitter.  #AmazonCart gives shoppers a unique opportunity to use Twitter as a search engine; finding items to purchase without leaving your Twitter feed!

 


Here’s how it works. Follow @Amazon (or any of the other amazing Amazon twitter accounts FOUND HERE) and keep an eye out for tweets showcasing the latest deals in fashion, technology, home goods and more. Once you’ve spotted a tweet with an item you want to buy, simply respond to the tweet using #AmazonCart and it’ll be instantly added to your Amazon or Amazon Prime account. As if you needed another reason to shop, the #AmazonCart program takes impulse shopping to a whole new level.

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Recently, I used #AmazonCart for some not-so-impulsive shopping. I’ve had my eye out on buying new luggage for a few months now and using my Amazon Prime account (with free 2nd day shipping) was the perfect opportunity to put my #AmazonCart to work.

Low and behold, after a few simple replies on Twitter – I found that I had more than just a suitcase in my Amazon checkout cart. Amazon tends to tweet out some pretty amazing deals and with “one-tweet-shopping” keeping an empty checkout cart makes buying these deals hard to resist. Before I knew it, I had to tame the impulse shopping beast within and with the click of a checkout button, my shopping was complete!

 

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Buy Print Version of eBooks You Own For Cheap

January 7th, 2014 by Nicole

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You know the question.  Do I buy the paperback or the e-book?  That is the question.  Why would I buy both?  Well we don’t have to ask this question anymore, says Amazon.  The retail giant is about to test a new book service that slashes the print book price significantly.  Today, the new service for Kindle and Matchbook, lets its customers buy the electronic versions of books they have already purchased in print form.  The prices will range from $.99 – $2.99.  Some books are free.  What a deal!  For Matchbook owners, you can buy Kindle edition of books as far back as 1995.

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“One of the most common requests Amazon receives from its Kindle customers is a way to build parallel print and digital book libraries, which hasn’t been practical at full retail prices. …many print lovers will enjoy Kindle features like text searching of books, especially reference books.  Kindle fans, meanwhile, still want print editions of books as souvenirs and art objects.”  (Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle Content)

I am a big e-book buyer.  My iPad is filled with a great selection of eBooks loaded on my Kindle app.  But I do get a warm comforting feeling when I see books lined up on bookshelves.  I would love to get all my favorite books in print form.  The sound of flipping through a book, making dog ears, taking notes, and admiring the binding.

Yeah, I’m in.  Are you?

You Choose: Amazon Crowdsources New TV Pilots With Amazon Studios

May 10th, 2013 by Nicole

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What better way to give TV viewers what they want than to ask them.  That’s what Amazon is doing.  Amazon is trying to transform TV.  Amazon is using social media to engage, market, and advertise its new TV series by using crowdsourcing to help select its next big web TV series.  Crowdsourcing is a open-call of collecting information from a community of people to gain insight, contribution, and opinions.  Consumers can participate, get their views heard, and make an impact.

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The retail giant Amazon posted 14 TV pilots and ask viewers to critique them.  Of the 14 TV pilots are a musical office comedity set in Manhattan, A live action comedy Alpha House, set in Washington, D.C. about four Senators, and Zombieland, a cult-like movie.

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Amazon is innovating TV media and transforming how TV series are traditionally selected – either by focus groups or TV executives.  Now, we get to decide what TV series get made.  It will be the largest focus group ever and you can be apart of it.

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Amazon is using its technology of tracking user behavior and buying style in this new field for them.  In their production of these movies and TV series, they are crowdsourcing the creation of new content thereby they can track and offer more products and services based on your viewing habits.    This new venture will also bring more revenue stream to Amazon Prime Instant Video Service.  Amazon’s main online competitor is Netflix who also develops its own original content and video service.

Want to be a part of this?  Make your opinion known.

An Amazon Smart Phone In The Works… Really?

January 31st, 2013 by Tech Staff

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Yes, Really!  Why shouldn’t they.  Amazon, the biggest e-commerce retailer, transformed itself from a book e-tailer to the titan of the purchasing web.  They are a digital content powerhouse.  I suspect this new smart phone will be so integrated with Amazon services.  They have a huge market share in cloud storage services, you can download digital content such as books, digital music and video effortlessly, and not to mention Kindle e-Reader and Kindle Fire tablets.  The own the e-commerce sites Zappos.com, Endless.com, Shopbop.com.

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This will be a huge disruption in the smart phone field and all the major tech websites are abuzz.  It’s going to be the clash of the titans – Amazon, Google, and Apple.  Could the recent fight between Amazon and Apple precipitate this new service?

 

 

 

 

 

 

apple v amazonAccording to TheEconomist.com, “The most hard-fought battle between them so far has been in the e-book market. Amazon accounted for some two-thirds of all digital-book downloads in America last year. Apple accounted for just 5%, but it has been trying to woo publishers away from Amazon with an aggressive strategy that gives them more freedom to determine e-book prices than under Amazon’s terms.”

 

 

 

 

apple v kindleIn 2011, Amazon and Apple were at odds over the percentage that Apples requires when users buy products through their iPhone or iPad apps.  The Daily Beast Reported “This all started because booksellers found a clever way to sidestep Apple’s rules about selling stuff on its platform. If a developer wants to sell something via an iPad app—it’s called an “in-app purchase”—the transaction must go through Apple, which keeps 30 percent of the money and passes 70 percent on to the developer. Here’s what Amazon and the others do: when you order a book using, say, the Kindle app on the iPad, you’re taken to a Web browser and the transaction takes place there, not inside the Kindle app itself. That way the 30 percent doesn’t go to Apple.”  Seeing this, Apple then blocked the link to Amazon’s website in all e-books from the Kindle App.  This prevents you from loading amazon.comand purchasing a book with all the proceeds going directly to Amazon.

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Back to the Smart Phone – The Rumors are:

·        –   Reports claim Amazon is working with Foxconn, the same manufacturer for Apple.

·         –  The smart phone is expected to be available summer/fall of this year.

·        –   The smart phone will run the Android-based operating system like the Kindle Fire Tablet.

·       –    It will have 3D mapping from UpNext Software company.

·       –   The smart phone is priced low from $100 to $200 – Amazon expects to make profits from digital content services not from the price of the phone.

 

With all the services that Amazon offers would you purchase this smart phone?

Sunny Day Gadgets That Can Save You Some Pocket Change!

March 15th, 2012 by Tiffany

 

Metallic Solar Recharger, Back-up Power Boost, for Cell Phones, Blackberry, iPod, and iPhone.

Premium Solar Charger - Ultra Thin Solar Powered Backup Battery and Charger for Cell Phones, iPhone, iPod, and Most USB Powered Device - Also Includes Built-in LED Reading Light and Window / Windshield Suction Cups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar power usage is growing as rapidly as the technology using it to function. Many things are converting to solar power… attick fans, cars, gas stations, restaurants, etc. However, the demand for smaller solar panel battery chargers initially created a shortage in supply. Thus, when first introduced to the market prices were much more competetive than they are now.

For fun in the sun with no hastle this summer, the coolest way to charge cell phones, GPS units, Ipods, and other gadgets is with the sun! You might as well use the heat to your advantage. Afterall, using solar panel power is environmental friendly and very easy. These charging devices can be your best friend in case of an emergency as well. Numerous manufacturers have jumped on board. Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, Apple, Kodak, and Palm. There is even a universal solar charger kit – Solio, which allows charging to multiple devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So many other solar powered gadgets are making their way onto the market. Solar powered ultrasonic mosquito killers, MP4 players, flashlights, radios, digital cameras, and even some children’s toys. The convenience of solar powered chargers has transcended all boundaries of convenience. There is even a USB battery charger shaped like a wristband and powered by the sun. The perfect device for anyone on the go!

 

Now is the perfect time to buy your solar powered charger. Prices aren’t as high as before and summer is right around the corner. Amazon and Ebay have amazing prices no matter what gadget you need charged while in the sun or on the go.

Amazon (re) Kindles the eReader Fire…

September 28th, 2011 by Christen

 

This morning Amazon has announced it’s newest addition into the eReader / tablet market – The Fire.  According to details revealed early to Bloomberg, the Kindle Fire sports a 7-inch display and is priced at $199. Offering Wi-Fi connectivity (no 3G, camera and microphone.)  One would think that it could pose threat to the tablet market – but we don’t think so.

 

Most other tablet devices, including the iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook, bear price tags twice that of the Kindle Fire but with the areas that Blackberry & Apple seem to thrive in – it’s safe to say that their pricing justifies what they offer.  It’s clear that in the arena of eReaders perhaps it’s better to think of it as a competitor to Barnes & Nobles’s $249.99 Nook Color.

Available November 15th…

TODAY Amazon has also cut the price of the original Kindle to $79 and has released the new Kindle Touch just in time for the holidays…

Amazon.com Brings Fashion To A Computer Near You

September 21st, 2011 by Christen

Amazon.com is bringing the ease of online shopping to a computer screen near you.  Of course, we’ve seen books, electronics and more available on Amazon.com but with designers like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Halston Heritage and 7 For All Mankind available, we’re excited to see more.

Like this BCBGMAXAZRIA Dress?  It’s wonderful and it’s available on Amazon.com too!

Upon entering the studio, there were racks (on racks, on racks…) of beautiful fashions for men and women.  Of course I levitated towards the racks of women designer fashions with the models donning such designers as

HALSTON HERITAGE Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Dress

          

D.E.P.T. Women’s Retro Flower Jersey Top

             

Joie Women’s Gretchen Jacket

                    

With the variety of designers that you can choose from – it’s super easy to find creative looks that will take you from day to night.

Amazon.com has made finding designer fashions (some without designer prices) online with ease.  Say you’re looking for a fierce dress, just not any dress but a heather grey dress.  Amazon makes it as simple as 1-2-3.

1.  Goto Amazon.com

2.  Just type in “grey dress” and look what comes up…this heather grey dress is my fav!

3.  Click ‘Add To Cart’

And to make it easy for you to add fashion to your Amazon.com cart – DivasandDorks.com is giving away $50 to use on Amazon.com for some fashions of your own.  Simply “LIKE” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter and comment below letting us know!  Winners will be randomly selected on October 3rd!

Photos compliments of Amazon / Kristen Somody Whalen

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