How would you like a battery pack that not only doubles your battery life but also doubles your phone storage? Mophie announced the Mophie Space Pack at CES last week, promising the new battery pack would not only double your battery life but also your iPhone 5 or 5S’ storage capacity.
The Space Pack boasts the same 1,700mAh battery as the Air, (its’ predicessor) both devices feel about the same.
The space pack, however comes in both 16GB and 32GB varieties, which will more than double your storage for photos, music, and movies. Mophie even goes a step further with an intuitive storage management system – its own Space app to handle keeping up with your saved items. The TASK app is really intuitive: it’s immediately accessible to anyone who has used iOS 7. Music and movies can be played from within the app, and you can keep all your documents in one place on your phone — even ones the iPhone can’t read. You can’t autosync from outside the app, but it will pull in all your photos and files if you give it the correct prompt. And if you connect the device to your computer, it reads like any other hard drive.
The Mophie Space Pack is available for preorder on Mophie’s site for $149.95 for 16GB and $179.95 for 32GB. It’ll hit retail on March 14th.
Shop For Good: Try Gifting for a Cause This Holiday Season
Combining your holiday giving and charitable kindness; what a wonderful thing. Support a charitable cause and also gift to the one you love with (RED).org. The organization helps bring awareness and lifesaving treatments for the fight against Aids in Africa. The anti-retroviral medications are helping to combat and manage the disease helping millions of women and children live a long and healthy life.
The (RED) Manifesto
Every Generation is known for something.
Let’s be the one to deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION.
How does this work?
“When you buy (RED) from the world’s most iconic brands, they donate up to 50% of the proceeds to fight AIDS. We’re at a tipping point in the fight – with action and urgency, it’s possible for the world to end the transmission of HIV from moms to their babies.” (red.org)
Beats by Dr. Dre contributes $5 from each Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition headphones to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. The Beats by Dre mission is to provide a superior end-to-end music experience – with headphones, speakers, devices and services – so fans feel the emotion and hear the music the way artists intended it to sound from the studio
Starbucks is one of the key supporters of the Product (RED) campaign to raise funds to help those living HIV and AIDS in Africa, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The coffee company began a partnership with (RED) in 2008 with the concept, “Your handcrafted beverage an agent of change”. The Starbucks campaign includes donations from proceeds of handcrafted drinks, coffee cards, specially designed mugs and tumblers.
Mophie powerstation (PRODUCT) RED is reliable power, capable of quickly charging virtually any USB device in the world, including the iPad and other power-hungry tablets with ease.
With well known and popular brands like Apple, Starbucks, Morphie, Theory, and beats by dr. dre, you are bound to find that perfect gift.
So, gift someone you love and tell them how this gift will also help those in need.
Let’s face it, we could all use a bit of style and substance when it comes to our smartphone accessories right? The Mophie juice pack is an easy accessory to love! Nearly doubling your battery life; the Mophie juice pack doesn’t get in your way when charging on the go. The case is thin and can provide you with up to 32 hours of music, 8 hours of video playback and 9 hours of web-browsing. Don’t forget the juice pack also serves as a stylish summer protective case.
Summer…no longer do phones hide as easily in coat pockets and purses – they become accessories for your summer skirts, shorts, and bathing suits. Thank goodness that these days, brands like Mophie have created iPhone cases that protect your favorite piece of technology without sacrificing style. It’s time to accessorize your iPhone! We even have an exclusive offer of 10% off select Mophie iPhone cases from Best Buy (some exclusions apply) for our readers.
Check out some of the best Mophie cases for summer below…
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th and we’ve compiled the most practical and gift-worthy gifts for the mom in your life in our annual Mother’s Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide. After researching online, polling tech-savvy women and outright asking moms from across the country what they’d like to see as their mother’s day gifts this year, we’ve narrowed down our list of TOP 40 Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day 2013.
This year, we’ll be announcing the top picks from a category each week from Mobile, Kitchen & Appliances, Beauty & Fashion leading up to Mother’s Day (for all you last minute shoppers…LOL)
Top Mobile Smartphones, Tablets & Accessories
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Wouldn’t you like to give mom the security of long-lasting battery life for her smartphone? No longer will mom worry about keeping her iPhone 5 plugged up during the day with the Mophie Juice Pack Air. This rechargeable smartphone case doubles as a battery pack. The ideal case for the busy mom whose day doesn’t always end on schedule. Double moms’ power – Up to 100% extra battery with the flip of a switch. Turn on the case when your battery runs low to stay fully charged through the late nights. From the busy day filled with meetings and presentations to the day off filled with errands and friends. The juice pack air ensures that mom has more than enough power packed into a streamlined, protective case so she’s ready to take on the day. Starting online at $99.95 on Amazon.com.
Give mom the gift of mobile sharing on the go with the Samsung Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi). With the Samsung Galaxy Camera, mom can enjoy high-quality photography while using the Android platform via WiFi connectivity. She can channel her inner paparazzo with the 21x optical zoom and 23mm wide angle lens all while editing photos on the go with the built-in photo wizard and video editor. All of this on the large 4.8″ HD touch screen display. (For full review CLICK HERE.) Starting online at $429.99 on Amazon.com.
Does mom like to jam out to her favorite tunes while working out or doing housework? The Sony Walkman W-Series water resistant Mp3 player is for her. Perfect for indoor or outdoor training, the wire-free one-piece W-Series MP3 Player’s inspired design fits comfortably and out of the way while mom works out. No more tangled headphones with this 2GB wireless walkman, the music will keep going non stop. A water-resistant seal keeps sweat out, while she can enjoy true-to-life, deep bass sound for the best musical experience on the go. Starting online at $36.99 on Amazon.com.
If mom still doesn’t have an iPad yet, there’s still hope. The iPad Mini is still a leading gift on everyone’s list and now it’s more affordable than ever before. iPad mini features a beautiful 7.9-inch display, iSight and FaceTime cameras, the A5 chip, ultrafast wireless, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The tablet features a front-facing display camera allotting Mom hours of FaceTime with her friends, family and you! Perfect for reading her favorite books, magazines or recipes, the iPad mini is a must have for moms this mother’s day. Starting online at $284.99 on Amazon.com.
If you hate carrying charging wires around for your smartphones and devices, imagine how your mom feels. Rid her of those tangled up wires with the Samsung Portable battery pack. One single charge of this 9000 mAh battery pack will re-charge mom’s portable devices twice over and then some. The Samsung Universal USB Extended Battery Up Pack is the perfect accessory for smartphone and tablet users who want the peace of mind that their device won’t run out of power at the worst possible time. Simply plug your smartphone or tablet in to the battery pack via the included USB cable and your device begins charging: no outlet needed. The Samsung Universal USB Extended Battery Pack can store up to 9000mAh of power, enough for three full charges of most smartphones and one full charge on most tablet devices. Best of all it’s compatible with all smartphones and tablets via USB charging – that’s portable power when you need, no matter where you need it. Starting at $74.99 online at Amazon.com.
Upgrade mom’s “work” phone with the new BlackBerry Z10. She’ll love the new BlackBerry Hub that’ll allow her to peek at her inbox from any app without having to stop what she’s doing. The touchscreen BlackBerry Keyboard learns her writing style and suggests words to help her type faster, more accurately. And she’ll be able to share content and apps right from her device using BBM Video with Screen Share. Elegant and distinctive, the LTE-enabled BlackBerry Z10 is the fastest, most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4.2-inch display with high pixel density, 16 GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus that can also capture Full HD 1080p video. With its razor-sharp 365 PPI display and new, thinner screen design, whatever mom is doing, she’ll enjoy a highly responsive and precise experience with the new BlackBerry Z10. Starting at $99.99 (w/2-yr contract on various carriers) on Amazon.com.
If mom loves to take her music with her then the Beats By Dre wireless Pill speakers may be just the gift for her. Despite its compact size, the Pill produces powerful sound. It’s easy to enjoy soaring highs and deep, booming bass in every room of the house. The Beats Pill is completely wireless, portable, NFC enabled (with most newer smartphones, pairing the device simply requires you to gently tap the phone against the speaker – no bluetooth settings required) and with it’s internal microphone, it also serves as a conferencing device. Starting online at $125.95.
If mom deserves the best of both worlds, then you should get the the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This mobile smartphone boasts a large 5.5″ touchscreen, suitable for online reading and searching (similar to a tablet) all within the mobility of a smartphone. With a high quality camera, S Beam and multi-tasking features, this phablet gift would make any mom a proud mom on Mother’s day. Starting at $99.99 (w/2-yr contract on various carriers) on Amazon.com.
Moms love tech accessories too and the Case Mate Madison Collection quilted iPhone case in black is a luxe accessory that she’ll never leave home without. If you have Chanel tastes on a modest budget, this is the perfect alternative to give mom a classic accessory without breaking the bank. The Madison Collection embodies the iconic trend of quilted fashion accessories. By combining quilted genuine leather with the added refinement of Swarovski Crystals, the Madison case is perfect for the fashionable, modern woman. Starting at $90.00 on Amazon.com
If mom needs motivation to live a healthier lifestyle, then the Jawbone up bracelet it for her. UP is a system, wristband + iPhone app, that Tracks how you sleep, move and eat so you can know yourself better, make smarter choices and feel your best. UP’s mobile app lets you log what you eat and drink and get as detailed as you want. Take a photo of your food, scan a barcode, browse the UP image gallery or search the ingredient database. UP also helps you Track calories, fats, carbohydrates, protein, sugar, fiber and sodium. Gain Insight UP simply and beautifully visualizes your information so, at a glance, you can understand the meaning behind your data. UP also delivers personalized insights and clear, actionable tips to help you achieve your goals. Starting at $107.99 online at Amazon.com.
If your mom is all set with mobile, check back soon for our next additions to the Top 40 Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide which will include more Kitchen & Appliances, Beauty & Fashion gift ideas for mom next week.
What gift is your mom expecting this year? How do you plan on making this the best mother’s day ever? Share your comments, questions and ideas below.
Every major gadget out there works better with accessories. Some of these accessories give us new ways to use our gadgets. Here is a list of great accessories that make great gifts and/or stocking stuffers.
Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset
A great gift for those who multi-task and need to be on the phone often. What separates this headset from the rest? It’s intuitive. It allows you to answer calls by simply putting the headset on your ear. It also decides whether to direct calls to your phone or headset. When wearing the headset the Voyager Legend announces the call and allows you to say “answer” or “ignore”. It’s protected against rain, sweat and the inevitable coffee spill.
A great gift for those who use their laptops in public often. It’s not easy keeping your screen private at a crowded starbucks or on a flight. 3M privacy filters keep the information visible only to the person directly in front of the monitor. The filter is reversible. Choose matte side for for anti-glare, or glossy side for increased clarity.
If you know someone who will use 2013 to get into better shape; the Fitbit Zip is a great motivational gift. Tracking steps, distance and calories burned; this little fitness helper can help your giftee stay on track with his/her fitness goals. Available in a variety of colors; the fitbit zip is cute and useful. Sync daily achievements and challenge friends on fitness goals.
We have all been there! Our phone is about to die and there’s no power source. With the big screens and numerous features smartphones have; they aren’t going to last the entire day. The myCharge Peak 6000 is here to help. You can charge up to 3 devices at once. The Peak 6000 has built in prongs and USB charging ports. It also has a microUSB port and an Apple 30 pin port for easy charging of the most common devices.
It’s extremely difficult to find an affordable iPad dock; let alone one that is portable. The iHome iD55 is the perfect solution. It charges your iPad while filling your room with music. With a nice sliding cover, the dock is easy to store. It operates on an AC adapter or four AA batteries.
Take your iPad to the next level and include family and friends in on the fun. Download a variety of games from the Apple App Store and up to four players can participate. The games follow buzzer game rules; whoever knows the answer clicks their buzzer. Games include Guesstimation, Swoop, In The Know, and more!
Small enough to fit in your bag; the ONE portable speaker is way more powerful than its size. With 45 millimeter drivers; the sound is filling and rich. Connect your media player via bluetooth and you can manage music and answer call with the controls on the speaker. You can enjoy up to 14 hours of playback on this very portable speaker.
The Mophie juice pack is an easy gift to love! Nearly doubling your battery life; the Mophie juice pack doesn’t get in your way when charging on the go. The case is thin and can provide you with up to 32 hours of music, 8 hours of video playback and 9 hours of web-browsing. Don’t forget the juice pack also serves as a protective case. Two wins with this gift!
If you know someone that actively games on his/her iPad; you should consider getting them the Duo Gamer. It also works on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The Duo Gaming controller has two analog joysticks, directional pad, four buttons, and two trigger buttons. There are several Gameloft games that go great with the Duo Gamer!
The Samsung Chromebook features fast booting technology and built-in apps to get everyday work done quickly. Weighing less than 2.5 pounds; you can take the Samsung Chromebook anywhere and everywhere. When purchasing the chromebook you get 12 free passes for Gogo in-air internet (to use when flying).