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3 Stylish Gadgets Revealed At CES Unveiled Preview

January 6th, 2014 by Christen Rochon


CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS is the Official Media Event of the International CES and is attended by more than 1,200 media to cover boundary-breaking innovation from more than 70 exhibitors from around the world. Press come to catch the latest products in one room and get a preshow look at what will be making headlines during CES. There were major companies highlighting the best in fitness, gaming, desktop computing and more.  We scoured the showroom floor for the haute and stylish accessories that you want to see.  The female-friendly standouts at CES Unveiled includes washable headphones, stylish UV protection jewelry, and a funky Bluetooth boom box better than anything you’ve seen before.

 

Humlan by Urbanears

Humlan is a brand new concept in headphones from Urbanears. Humlan’s headband and ear cushions can be removed and thrown in
with the wash,just like your favorite T-shirt. Your listening experience is guaranteed to befresh and clean, even if the music you listen to is not. Humlan’s slim on-ear fitmakes it super easy to wear, and its angled speakers deliver a clear and precisesound. Because Humlan belongs to the Urbanears family, it also comeswith some handy features like the ZoundPlug for instant music sharing and microphone and remote for picking up calls and hands-free talking.

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June By Netatmo

Discover when and how to protect from UV rays, avoid sun damage and prevent premature skin aging.  With JUNE on your wrist, measure sun intensity in real time and monitor your total daily sun exposure.  JUNE is designed in the spirit of a diamond, with facets  that glimmer and shine like the rays of the sun.  Versatile, JUNE can be worn as a bracelet or as a brooch and comes in three glamourous colors - platinum, gold or gunmetal.  The JUNE App gives tailor-fit sun protection advice based on your habits and skin type.

The bracelet observes the habits of the user  and the companion App determines the recommended sun protection for their skin type whether it be applying SPF, putting on a hat,wearing sun glasses or seeking out shade.  JUNE will be available in the second quarter of 2014 in select fashion, beauty and consumer electronics stores. Suggested retail price is $99. The JUNE App will be available for free download and will be compatible for iPhone 4S and above. Discover more at netatmo.com.

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iHome Retro Bluetooth Boombox

iHome keeps it Retro with their newest addition to their Portable Bluetooth speaker assortment, the Retro Boombox Series. The new series was engineered with dual two-way stereo speakers featuring two 4 Inch woofers, and two 1 Inch tweeters. Powering these four speakers is a built-in class D digital amplifier providing users with incredible depth, and detail on whatever they choose to listen to. Compatible with the latest bluetooth streaming formats, the iHome series retro boombox is a perfect compliment to your bedroom, office, garage, or wherever you want to listen to some cool tunes from your tablet, or smartphone. If your old MP3 player does not have bluetooth, fear not, iHome equipped this retro ghetto blaster boombox with a 3.5mm mini-jack (Aux In) input for all non-bluetooth compatible devices. In addition, this stereo speaker system features a built-in FM radio, 5 band graphic equalizer, USB smartphone, tablet, iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. device charge port, and can accompany users anywhere. The rubberized finish on this boom box was intended to survive the rugged conditions of outdoor usage.   Suggested retail price is $199 for more visit ihomeaudio.com

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What do you want to see at the Consumer Electronics Show?  Want more of the latest MUST SEE tech from CES 2014?  Follow @DivasandDorks along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #CES2014 #CesOnTrend and #ConnectedByOnStar all week long!

Aio Wireless: New Year, New You (No Contract Required)

December 30th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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It’s one day left until the new year and you’re looking to take control of your mobile plan, once and for all. You’re not looking for a new device, just a better voice plan that you control. Why not take a look at Aio Wireless? Aio Wireless is a great alternative, keeping you free from long contracts, expensive monthly fees and could ultimately help you save the money you want – for all of your new year, new you resolutions.
Aio Wireless keeps it simple with three plans at affordable prices.   All plans include unlimited talk, text, and data – including 4G LTE. Plans range from $40 to $70 per month, with taxes and fees included.

There are three easy ways to enjoy Aio’s affordable service with a device you already own and love: You can buy it, bring it or trade it.

BUY IT:  Customers can purchase from Aio’s great selection of smartphones, tablets, and feature phones from Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, and others.
BRING IT:  Or, bring a device you already own to an Aio store for activation with Aio service; (you can even activate it on your own online at www.aiowireless.com.)
TRADE IT:  if there’s an Aio Wireless in your town, you can bring a qualifying wireless phone to an Aio store to trade-in for a credit towards an upgraded phone or accessory.

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Aio Wireless was created for today’s value-conscious connected consumers who want it all. There are more options than ever before and with Aio Wireless’ new service and value savings – saving money could be a new year’s resolution that you can actually keep. One with no-annual contract, friendly service, uncomplicated plans and the mobile phones and tablets you love. All of Aio’s phone plans include unlimited talk, text, and data, with taxes and fees included – the price you see is the price you pay.

Check out an Aio Wireless near you today or connect with Aio Wireless on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to see if Aio Wireless is right for you.

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Aio Wireless through The bLink Marketing Network. All opinions shared are my own.

Going Shopping? Stores Could Be Tracking Your Every Move From Your Smartphone

November 27th, 2013 by Tech Staff

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When you walk into a brick and mortar retail store like a Nordstrom, Cabela, or even Family Dollar, you’re being tracked around the store. Not by an over-suspicious security guard, but by the store’s wireless network, using your phone’s Wi-Fi. The store then uses your phone to track you around the store, determine if you’re a repeat visitor, see what departments you visit, and more. Here’s how they do it, and how to stop them.

The New York Times broke the story that a number of retail stores are either experimenting with or actively using technology that uses your phone’s Wi-Fi to track your movements around the store. We’re not talking about location within a few meters either—we’re talking about exact location.

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Nordstrom, the store that the New York Times focuses on in its piece (although it’s not the only one doing this) installed sensors around some of its stores that would scan for smartphones with Wi-Fi turned on and scanning for networks. The sensors would then make note of the device’s MAC address (an address that’s unique to your phone) and use it to identify and follow the device as it moves about the store. Information about how frequently that MAC address visits the store, which departments it visits when it’s in the store, how long it stays in each department, and how long it stays in the store. Granted, you are not your phone’s MAC address, but if you carry your phone with you all the time, you may as well be. As the NYT explains:

Nordstrom’s experiment is part of a movement by retailers to gather data about in-store shoppers’ behavior and moods, using video surveillance and signals from their cellphones and apps to learn information as varied as their sex, how many minutes they spend in the candy aisle and how long they look at merchandise before buying it.

All sorts of retailers — including national chains, like Family Dollar, Cabela’s and Mothercare, a British company, and specialty stores like Benetton and Warby Parker — are testing these technologies and using them to decide on matters like changing store layouts and offering customized coupons.

This controversy isn’t likely to die down anytime soon, but if all of this cell phone tracking makes you uncomfortable, there’s a simple answer: Turn off Wi-Fi on your phone when you go shopping, or turn your phone off entirely.

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If your phone is using mobile data, these systems can’t connect to your device to track it, so turning off Wi-Fi is a good option if you still want to be able to use your phone while you shop. The only surefire way to make sure no one’s tracking you though is to turn off your phone entirely. That doesn’t get you out of video surveillance (which most stores make it clear you’re opting into when you walk in anyway), but it does get you out of these programs if you want out.

Does store surveillance using your smartphone wifi worry you?  Would you consider shopping elsewhere if you discovered a store tracking your every move while shopping?  Sound off below!

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Five MUST HAVE Fashionable Tech Trends Under $100

August 8th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

What is fashionable tech?  Fashion meets technology is the name of the game & now there’s no reason why your personal tech should lack style and individuality that reflects you!  We’ve got a taste of our favorite must-have trends for the season (MOST of them under $100) including iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S4 cases and much, much more below!

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Leather

Leather arrived as a strong trend on the 2013 Spring runways this past season, with more lightweight options than have been previously characterized by the classic material to accompany the traditional cropped leather jacket and skinny leather pants. Elle pointed out this particular shift in their 2013 Spring Trend Guide, and we are seeing the same trend in tech accessories, with leather options ranging from leather tech gloves to quilted leather headphones. Discover some of our favorites from designers like Kate Spade below.

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1. Kate Spade New York Quilted Logo Leather Tech Gloves ($148, Bloomingdales) | 2. A.L.C. X Frends 20th Anniversary Capsule Collection Exclusive Taylor Headphones ($275, Intermix Online) | 3. Trendy Techy Black Quilted iPad Bag ($20, Miamica) | 4. iPhone 5 Madison Case ($80, Case-Mate)

Prints

Everyone from Elle and Cosmo, to even Oprah noted the 2013 Spring print trend that was seen abundantly on the runway in every form from floral to graphic, strips to tribal, and all prints in between. With so many print possibilities, they began to pop up fairly quickly in the tech accessories space from designers such as Jonathan Adler and Lilly Pulitzer.

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1.  Lily Pulitzer Floral Print Mobile Charger ($28, Nordstrom) | 2. Kate Spade Harrison Stripe USB ($50, Kate Spade New York) | 3. Urban Outfitters Printed Earbuds ($4.99, Wanelo) | 4. iPhone Jessica Swift Giselle Print Case ($40, Case-Mate) | 5. Jonathan Adler On-The-Go iPhone 5 Charger ($38, Horchow)
 

Bling

Shine and sparkle seem to always be on trend in fashion, but for spring 2013 it was all about everyday bling. Daytime shine became the new daring fashion statement, according to Instyle, and with sequins and rhinestones no longer only for a night out, we began to see this trend infiltrating the world of everyday tech and mobile accessories as well.

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1. iPhone 5 Champagne Glam Case ($50, Case-Mate) | 2. Audio Technica Headphones w/Swarovski Elements ($564, CrystalRocked.com) | 3. Everwanted Glitter Mini Speaker ($21.95, Zazzle)  | 4. Swarovski Crystalline Memory Stick ($60, Macys) | 5. Iridescent Beauty Glitter Laptop Skin ($40, Etsy)

 

 

Wood

The natural retro vibe has begun to grow back in to fashion in the form of wooden accessories, as noted by Vogue who points to the bags and wooden platforms seen in the Resort 2014 collections of everyone from Michael Kors to Chloe. The same is true in the world of mobile and technology accessories. See some of our favorites in the market below.

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1. Triple C ‘iSolar Backup’ Portable Solar Battery ($45, Nordstrom) | 2. Driftwood iPad Dock ($108, Anthropologie) | 3. Triple C ‘BluBoom’ Portable Speaker ($74, Nordstrom) | 4. iPhone 5 Zebrawood Case($50, Case-Mate) | 5. Hasselblad Stellar Zebra Wood Camera ($1,950, HasselBlad Stellar via Werd.com)

Metal Accents

The runways of Spring 2013 also saw metallic accents in everything from shoes and handbags to jewelry as documented by FashionMagazine.com. Though, metallics accents may not seem like a novel concept for tech accessories, we have seen a shift  from solely the traditional silvers to the inclusion of fashionable metallic colors such as rosegold and the pairings of different textures, such as polished and brushed.

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1. Stelle Audio Pillar ($349, Stelle Audio Couture) | 2. ‘Taylor’ Headphones ($199.99, Nordstrom) | 3.Damier Graphite USB Key ($540, Louis Vitton) | 4. iPhone 5 Brushed Aluminum Case ($50, Case-Mate) | 5. ‘Ella B’ Earbuds ($99, Nordstrom) 

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Via Case-Mate blog

Social Media Update: Dear #Facebook Users, You Can Now Use #Hashtags

June 14th, 2013 by Nicole
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The social media giant Facebook announced Wednesday that it will now use the #hashtag feature on its network.  The #hashtag feature is so popular on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest that Facebook could not resist – what took them so long?!  “In fact, the company said, there were around 1.5 million posts referencing the now-infamous “Game of Thrones’s” ‘Red Wedding’ episodeon HBO (Note: link definitely contains spoilers) — a particularly impressive number when compared with the audience of 5.2 million who tuned into the episode.”  (via Washington Post)

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Hashtags is the # symbol with a word or phrase to follow (ex. #divasanddorks) that you want to tag for easy searching and tracking pics and conversations in a social media feed.  It’s a quick way of getting through the weeds and finding the content you want instantly.  In Facebook the hashtag will let you track and follow conversations that originated in Facebook and Instagram (Facebook owns Instagram).  Already used by millions on Twitter and Instagram, hashtags are now open to almost a billion people on Facebook – whew! Hopefully, Facebook’s organization of the hashtags will be categorized by your feed and then globally.  Facebook also announced that in the near future they will include trending hashtags.  Although Facebook has more users than Twitter, Twitter is the leader for real-time quick content and quickly getting your voice heard.  So adding the hashtag feature is how Facebook will start to build-in real-time content tracking.

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Tell a Diva what you think about Facebook’s new feature.  Happy tagging!

Swoon Dating App Makes Social Dating Easy For Apple or Android Users #SwoonUpNYC

May 16th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

Ahhhhhhhh…. Spring is in the air!  It’s finally time to bring on the flirty dresses, rooftop happy hours and smartphone dating?  Yup, you read that right!  With mobile dating being the fastest and easiest way to find and meet new singles near you, it was only a matter of time for the latest mobile app to make dating easier than ever ever before! Now available on your Android or Apple smartphone, get ready to start swooning today!

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Swoon, a new dating app that allows users to connect with cool people nearby, has bridged the gap between smartphone platforms and debuted an iOS app, making it the first app of its kind to be available to both Android and iPhone users.

In celebration of the iOS launch, its time raise a glass and celebrate the SwoonLife at the Official NYC Launch Party. On Tuesday, May 21st, Swooners will have the chance to test their swooning skills at Haru Gramercy over lite bites and cocktails. Hopefully, Swooners will meet the man or woman of their dreams!

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Swooners can also enter for exclusive giveaways and prizes, like an Android phone, and many others!

Who: NYC’s 20-somethings now have a reason to celebrate the dating world the SwoonLife way, whether you are looking to meet new people, or are single and ready to mingle. Guests will also have the chance to meet and hang out with the Swoon Men, VIP Guests, and Dating Experts!

How: Upon arrival, guests are asked to download the app as admission into the happy hours. Swoon is the mobile app for finding cool people nearby. It’s completely anonymous until there’s a mutual match. Swoon is available on Android and iOS. Join the conversation and tweet us at the event using #SwoonUpNYC.

When:  Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Haru Gramercy, 220 Park Ave South (Corner of E 18th St)

6:30pm-8:30pm

For more information, visit www.swoonapp.com.

 

Disclosure:  Thanks SwoonApp for sponsoring this post.  I was selected for this opportunity and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.  #SwoonApp #SwoonUpNYC

Introducing The Wacom Bamboo Mini Stylus

May 13th, 2013 by Rod

Wacom Bamboo Mini Stylus

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Are there times where you wish you had a stylus for your smartphone or tablet at any given time?  Are you an iPad owner wanting to design more ideas on the go but tired of having dig into your bag or purse for one?  Wacom is here to the rescue with their new line of Bamboo mini stylus.

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Wacom Bamboo Mini Stylus

The stylus gives you a small pen-like experience.  Wacom crafted this with a brass body wrapped in a soft-touch rubber accompanied by a soft rubber nib, and a built-in lanyard that plugs into your headphone jack to keep it nearby at all times. It feels solid. It looks and feels fresh. The Bamboo Stylus mini is for the most design discerning, who will also value the best feature yet: the Bamboo Stylus mini is extremely portable. It is a digital pen for on the move that can be used with a touch smartphone or tablet, without danger of it being lost. A strap and dummy plug allow it to be plugged into the device’s headphone jack. The soft plug material will not damage the headphone jack – even after frequent use.  It also comes in a variety of six colors to choose from like: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, or White.
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No longer do you have to be a Samsung Galaxy Note II owner to use a stylus with your smartphone. The new Wacom Bamboo Stylus mini is ready to be your styli of choice,  priced only at $14.95, when you are going order yours?

Mother’s Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide: Moms Love Mobile

April 24th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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.

 

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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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Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case for iPhone 5 (in Red, White or Black)

 

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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.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Camera

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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.

 

Sony Walkman W-Series MP3 Headphones

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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.

 

 

Apple iPad Mini

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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.

 

 

The Samsung Universal Extended Battery Pack

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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.

 

 

BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone 

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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.

 

 

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Bluetooth Speaker (Black, White, Red or Pink)

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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.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note II

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 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.

 

 

CaseMate Madison Collection Black Quilted iPhone 5 Case

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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

 

 

Jawbone Up

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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 & AppliancesBeauty & 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.

 

 

 

Five Tech Tips To Beat Seasonal Allergies This Spring

April 5th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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There’s nothing worse than the inconvenient flush of seasonal allergies.  The itchy eyes, dripping nose and internal chaos that comes with Spring is just something that many of us could just do without.  As a new allergy sufferer, it took me a long time to understand that never-ending nose leaks was in fact agitated allergies and not symptoms of  catching a cold.  More than 35 million American suffer from pollen allergies, according to the FDA . Every year, the United States spends $21 billion on health costs related to allergies.

So what can you do if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from pollen allergies every year?

Invest in these top-rated tech products to battle allergens, germs, odors and humidity in your home.


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5.  Honeywell – AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer – Black ($249.99)

Designed for rooms up to 250 sq. ft.; removes up to 99.9% of microscopic airborne particles and pollutants; permanent washable filter; includes odor-reducing prefilter.

 

TIP:  Are you suffering from allergies, but don’t know what’s causing your allergic reaction?  Get tested to find out what exactly you’re allergic to.

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4. Hamilton Beach – TrueAir Room Air Purifier – White  ($29.98)

Keep up to a 100 sq. ft. room smelling fresh for up to 3 months with this Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM room odor eliminator that features 3 carbon filters that easily trap and neutralize odors.

 

TIP:  Now that you have an idea of what’s causing your symptoms, consult your physician about possible treatments such as allergy shots and medication.

 

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3.  Germ Guardian – 3-in-1 99.97% HEPA Air Purifier – Dark Gray ($139.99)

Purifies up to 193 sq. ft. of air per hour; removes airborne allergens, odors and smoke particles from the air; digital controls; UV-C technology; True HEPA, Pet Pure and activated carbon filters.

 

TIP:  If you spend a lot of time outdoors, wash your hair and clothes regularly to get rid of pollen build up and residue.

 

 

 

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2.  Sharp – HEPA Air Purifier – White ($199.99)

Take a deep breath with this Sharp FP-A60U air purifier that features carbon and HEPA filters to remove particles, such as pollen, mold, dust and household odors. Plasmacluster technology helps clean and refresh the air in rooms up to 300 sq. ft.

 

TIP:  If you have pets, groom them regularly because they can bring pollen indoors.

 

 

 

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1.  Crane – Ultrasonic 1-Gal. Cool Mist Humidifier – Owl ($49.99)

Humidifies rooms up to 500 sq. ft.; 1-gal. reservoir capacity; 2.1-gal. output per day; adjustable mist levels; owl design; demineralization cartridge

 

TIP:  If pollen continues to bring havoc to your body, limit your time outdoors and stay indoors as much as possible during pollen season to minimize your exposure.

 

 

 

 

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When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone? Sooner Than You Think!

April 3rd, 2013 by Christen Rochon

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

The Wall Street Journal says Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models.  Question is, how many models will be revealed?

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

Rumors have been buzzing about a cheaper iPhone model that could win Apple some market share in developing countries (or in the words of The Wall Street Journal – for unnamed people “familiar with the device’s production”.)  I would assume that a cheaper model would not only do well in developing countries, but also for younger consumers who A. Don’t have the disposable income for a $600 smartphone or B. Whose parents aren’t thrilled about forking over $600 for a kid’s smartphone.

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

Hopefully in addition to a cheaper version, Apple will shock the masses by skipping the minimalist upgrade iPhone 5s by launching a redesigned and feature-packed iPhone 6.  Now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out, it should be easy for Apple to create a killer product – they’ll just have to include an improved version of every feature that the S4 has.

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

Look out for an announcement of the latest Apple advancements by June.  If Apple was to launch a new iPhone 6 – what features would you like to see inside?

 

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

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