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Without a doubt, music makes life better. The right song can even make the biggest chores a little more fun! When I am cleaning or doing other chores around the house, I love having my favorite tunes playing. The problem is that when I am cleaning if I use our surround sound I have to blast it so that I can hear it all over the house and sometimes that doesn’t work for everyone else. If I use headphones, heading the calls for mom that will inevitably come will go unheard! That’s what makes the JBL Soundgear a perfect solution. The around the neck obstruction provides a high quality and crystal clear personal sound experience! Whether listening to music, your favorite podcast or playing the latest VR game, the JBL Soundgear is sure to take it to a whole new level! Get a phone call? No worries! With Bluetooth capabilities and its dual mic conferencing system, you will think the person calling is in the room with you! Take your personal sound to the next level with JBL Soundgear!
Long before the days of cell phones with cameras, the big thing was a polaroid camera. It was a cool way to have instant memories of life’s special events and actually have a hard copy as well! The Polaroid Pop 2.0 takes the photo of the ’80s and combines it with today’s technology resulting in an instant much higher quality photo.
Using a touch screen, Pop 2.0 allows you to not only take photos but also edit and add text or emojis before printing! In addition, it also can record high definition videos as well. Have some pics on your device that you would like to print? No problem the Pop 2.0 can connect to your device to print your favorite photos on the 3 x 4 Polaroid format we have loved all these years! Grandma would be proud of the pictures we can take with the Polaroid POP 2.0!
Children love to get a hold of mom and dad’s tablet or phone to play games or watch videos. Why not turn that curiosity into a time of true learning? Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit has everything you need to begin teaching your child through a very interactive “game system” to use with your tablet or phone.
Learn numbers, letters, and even how to draw without feeling like they are learning! Osmo is an interactive system since kids learn so much better when it involves hands-on play.
So how does Osmo work? Simply slide the projector on the camera of the tablet, open the app and begin playing! It projects anything placed in front of the tablet and brings it to life on the screen. Your child can even draw a picture and Osmo will convert it into a fully animated image on the screen. As a parent, it blew me away to see the technology Osmo delivers!
The Little Genius Starter Kit is great for ages 3-5. They will learn numbers, letters, create designs with tangrams, draw masterpieces, and even learn physics! Yes, physics in simple age appropriate games. You have to check out Osmo!!
Have you ever gone to the gym pumped for your workout, when you turn on your favorite playlist only to find your batteries are dead? It kind of deflated the moment. With JBL Everest 110GAs, you get 8 hours of dynamic acoustic sound on a quick 2-hour charge! You can also use your Google assistant to take control of your playlist using your voice or get that notification without ever even looking at your phone! Pair that with JBL’s Pro Sound and it’s Bluetooth capability and you have an amazing listening experience each time you turn these headphones on!
Have you ever heard or seen BuddyPhones? If so, do you already have a pair for your child? Ok. If you don’t… now is the time! BuddyPhones Play Headphones are durable for even the rough kids, they fold easily for compact storing, and they provide 14 hours of battery life. Ahh, what a relief! We have gone through so many headphones in the course of almost 17 years of parenting. I am glad to have finally found headphones that will last!
In today’s world finding your favorite songs and creating a playlist has never been easier! With the JBL Playlist, you can hit a single button and Presto! Your favorite tunes begin to play! Using Google Chromecast enables you to use your phone to play pause or control the volume. With JBL you will enjoy crystal clear playback of all your favorite tunes
Every fisherman has probably spent some time at some point watching the pros online or tv. One of the things I love about those shows is getting to see what happens under the water during the battle between fish and angler! I have often thought when bass fishing how cool it would be to be able to see that same kind of action with the fish I am catching. Using the GoFish Camera that dream is now a reality!
The GoFish Camera attaches easily to your line regardless of what type of rig or fishing you are doing. It can be used in either fresh or salt water and can be used at a depth of up to 500 feet! It features built-in WiFi to easily connect to your phone so that you can enjoy and share the HD video of your underwater battles with all of your fishing buddies! By using this camera it allows you to see what fish are in the area and even identify things such as where the fish beds are too! You can even purchase a float accessory to turn the camera into a bobber and with it above water, live stream your fishing action! Made with a rugged military exterior, this Camera is a welcomed addition to any anglers tackle box! The more you see the more you catch and the GoFish Camera is the perfect way to find that trophy fish!
Let’s face it, with the ease of taking photos on our phones, we have more photos and videos that we ever have before. Yet because we do it digitally and never print them out they are more at risk than ever of being lost forever. I mean who doesn’t know someone who in a quick moment had a phone destroyed along with all the data on it as well! Not to mention sharing them can be a little difficult too depending on the file size. Sure there are cloud services available but with an ever-growing list of attacks by hackers who wants to risk losing your memories of some of life’s most precious moments?
The Amber Personal Hybrid Cloud is the perfect solution. Featuring up to 4 TB of memory, the Amber Personal Hybrid Cloud serves as a personal and private home network cloud. With end to end encryption and automatic software updates, your memories are safe. What makes it even more amazing is that you choose who and when to share your photos with from anywhere in the world!
The Amber Personal Hybrid Cloud also features face recognition to help keep your photos organized or to find that one photo you are looking for!
Life happens fast. Don’t miss the memories and certainly don’t risk losing them. Let the Amber Personal Hybrid Cloud secure your memories.
Music is such a huge part of my life! Whether running errands, working out, doing chores around the house or just hanging out, most of the time I have music playing.
The Jabra Move Style Edition has taken my personal music to a whole new level! It has an ultra-light headband and features Jabra’s Digital Signal Processing making listening to music enjoyable for hours! Speaking of hours, the battery life is good for up to 14 hours off a single charge and 12 days of standby!
The Jabra Move Style Edition has the ability to be connected through a wired jack or wirelessly with a range of 32 feet! With three great colors to choose from this headset truly looks as good as it sounds!
Have you ever had your computer completely croak? Been there, done that. I lost every single picture that was on that computer including all of our photos from a trip to Disney!! Never. Again. Now, I am sure to always back everything up on an external hard drive. If they are really important pictures or documents, I add them to two external hard drives, just in case. The Seagate One Touch SSD is an absolutely perfect size to take with you when you travel. Boy, I wish I had it with me several years ago while meeting Mickey! I would have never lost all those precious photos. The Seagate One Touch is super easy to use and so compact while still holding a whole terabyte of data! That’s a lot of space!!
With so many dishonest people in America, protecting yourself is vital. During an accident, one may forget what actually happened amidst the chaos or they may misconstrue the truth to protect themselves from getting a ticket. Having a Nexar Beam Dash Cam will give the true reality of what happened. Protect yourself and even your family by installing a dashcam in your vehicle. The Nexar Beam Dash Cam is also a great gift to a new driver to give mom and dad a sense of peace when seeing how their driving is going now that they are out from under their authority.
Do you love to travel like I do? Well, you will hear in the news. On a fairly regular basis that cameras are often found in hotel rooms, Airbnb, and VRBO. Privacy is the one thing you expect when you sleep, bathe, and change clothing it are you getting it? Scout Hidden Camera Finder will help you find those hard to find cameras that are spying on you. Protect yourself and your privacy with Scout Hidden Camera Finder. Make sure you go to their website to watch a very informative video.
Like most families today, we are always on the go. Whether kids sports games, trips to the grandparents (5 hours away), camping or out recent family vacation on a cruise (yes I wish I was still there) we are just busy. We love taking photos and videos with our phones and our kids always have their devices handy to play a game, watch a movie, or chat with friends.
The Zendure A8QC External Battery has been a game-changer for our family! When we start packing one of the first things we make sure we have is this battery! This battery can charge not one but 4 devices at one time! With a family of 5, it takes away the arguments of who gets to charge next!
What I love most is how much power and how quick this battery is. It can charge a smartphone from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes. It can also charge them multiple times. For example, on a full charge, the Zendure A8QC External Battery can charge an iPhone 8 10.5 times!
Living where we do, we can get ice in the winter and occasionally hurricanes in the summer. In addition to being a must-have when we travel, this battery is part of our emergency plan for those times we lose power. We have been a couple of days without power and thanks to the Zendure A8QC External Battery have been able to stay connected with our phones to let our family know we were ok.
So whether you are in the go or preparing for those times when electricity is just out of reach, the Zendure A8QC External Battery is the perfect solution to keep your family charged and ready for all your adventures!
There is just something about cranking up the music and letting it all go! With Little Pretender’s Kids Karaoke Machine, kids will have the best time singing away to their favorite songs! SImply connect the machine to your favorite device and let the good times roll! With the adjustable stand, children can become a rock star or they can just grab the mic to move around a little more! This is a MUST HAVE for any child who has a love for singing. As it says in Elf… “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loudly for all to hear”! Spread some Christmas cheer with Little Pretender’s Kids Karaoke Machine!
Although phones are made for the purpose of making calls, texting friends, and looking up answers to your questions on the internet, phones are also a fashion statement. Oh, the number of times I have heard people talk about, “Did you see that girl’s phone? I want what she has!”. iDecoz will have your friends (and even strangers) talking. You have got to check out all their fun cases and accessories. The prints are unlike the ones you would find in stores, making you stand out in the crowd with the best looking phone on the block! Pockets (wallets), Mirrors, and Rings are among a few of the accessories you can get to match your unique phone case from iDecoz.
Do you want to keep up with your steps but can’t wear the more sports-themed fitness trackers to work? BellaBeat has heard your cries. Since I have started working a public job again, I’m dressing business casual and didn’t want to wear my regular fitness tracker due to it being a little less dressy. This Leaf Urban is solving this issue beautifully for me! It looks super stylish and can connect to my phone to give up real-time updates on my fitness schedule for the day. Such a versatile piece! Bellabeat also has a club for women who are interested in achieving an overall well-being. You can check it out HERE.
My boys share a bedroom. One likes to listen to music as he falls asleep, the other wants it quiet! Wearing earbuds is not the most comfortable thing while you sleep. Plus, it can be difficult to keep them in your ears if you move around much in your sleep. The cordless headband style headphones, the AcousticSherp SleepPhones, are just genius! They are super soft, easy to wear and give just the right sound as you drift off to sleep. The AcousticSherp SleepPhones connect right to your phone using Bluetooth. Wireless, comfortable, great sound … and you have a great night’s sleep ahead of you!
I can not begin to count the number of hours between my boys that they have spent on the Xbox. More than the games themselves, my boy’s favorite thing about their Xbox is that they have a way to get a group of their buddies from church or school together in a “group chat”… aka when they are playing a game. A new gamers headset was on my son’s Christmas list. The PuroSound PuroGamer is my top pick because it also protects my boy’s hearing by not allowing the sound to go above 85 dB but still allows them to hear their friends clearly. Also, I love that the microphone is built to pick up just the one wearing its voice. I hate feeling like all their friends can hear every conversation in our home. The PuroSound PuroGamer gives us privacy without having to make our kids get off the Xbox if my husband or I need to have a private conversation with someone else in the home.
Let’s face it, our kids are far more tech savvy than any generation before them. I remember being amazed a few years back as my then two year old daughter got the tv remote and said “I can do it!” Sure enough, I watched in disbelief as she began to change channels, control volume and even turn on and off when asked.
With tech being such a part of life, it is vital that we as parents find ways to use this to help our children both educationally and productively while allowing them to have some fun too! With the included pieces and interaction, it also gets them physically involved as well!
Osmo Genius Starter Kit is a great way to turn an iPad or Amazon Fire into such a great educational tool! Recognized as a winner of numerous prestigious children’s awards and utilized in over 30,000 classrooms, this program is a great way to get your child learning while having a great time.
Each of the 5 included programs have multiple modes and levels for hours of learning fun. From word games games to math problems, problem solving to science, there is something for everyone! One of our favorite programs is the Masterpiece program. Simply take a photo of any object using your tablet and Masterpiece will transform it into a basic line drawing that your child (or mom or dad) can retrace to draw their very own Masterpiece!
Osmo Genius Starter Kit will be a great addition to any home! Watch with joy as your child has hours of fun educational and creative playtime and be prepared to be amazed as their minds expand with the great and age appropriate knowledge Osmo gives them!
Giving a new apple watch for Christmas or maybe your loved one already has one? Consider a NEW product by Groove Life. The BREATHABLE Apple Watch Band. They are made specifically for Apple Series 1-5 but differ from the competitors. Groove Life Bands are made with a breathable design for maximum comfort and performance. Ranging in a variety of eight premium designs, five colors, and four unique textures, you are sure to find just what you are looking for! Find out more by going to Groove Life.
Do you have a New Years Resolution to try to lose weight or just get healthier in general? Making sure you are active enough throughout the day is important. Do you ever wonder how many steps you have taken in a day’s time? Amazfit is a smartwatch with a 30 day battery off one single charge!! That is AMAZING!!! It features a reflective always-on color touch display, GPS, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, PPG heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer for activity, sports and sleep tracking. It even allows you to receive emails, text messages, calls and app notifications on the watch display. You can track your runs, cycling and other sports with detailed GPS routes and stats. Amazfit is one SMARTwatch!
Do you find yourself telling your kids to turn their volume down because it will hurt their ears? Yeah, me too! This is why I love PuroBasic. Aside from quality made headphones that are durable enough for even my six year old, PuroBasic has my child’s hearing in mind! Clear sound doesn’t have to come with LOUD sound. Your kids can enjoy the best of both worlds. Quality sound without having to crank the volume up. PuroBasic Headphones limits the decibels to not exceed 85 decibels. Thank you PuroBasic for providing me with such a healthier alternative for my kid’s headphones!
Do you have an avid book lover on your list? Maybe they love reading at night but their family is not keen on trying to sleep with the lights on? The Beam n Read Lights are a gift that they will not only thank you for but their family with thank you for, as well! The Beam n Read Light hangs like a necklace around your neck providing a hands-free light source. They are easy to switch from bright light to a filtered, dimmer light depending on the task at hand. Batteries last much longer with the Beam n Read than a traditional clamp on book light. Find out more at ASF Lightware Solutions!
Headphones can be the most aggravating yet beneficial thing during a workout. Picture earbuds falling out and cords tangling as you jog, then having to stop to untangle so that they don’t pull out of your ear. The i-JAZZ Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are a great, happy medium. The cord won’t tangle and you won’t be scrounging on the floor looking for a lost individual earbud. If someone comes up to talk during your workout, simply pull one earbud out and let it drape across your shoulder, waiting for easy access of being put back in your ear. With the BlueTooth technology, jamming to your favorite tunes or answering a call from a friend is easy. For your tech-loving teen, the i-JAZZ Bluetooth Headphones will bring smiles on Christmas morning!
Mini DJ in the house! Looking for the perfect gift for your music lover? You’ve hit the jackpot with this one! This high-quality synthesizer has it all; colorful knobs, synchronized lights, drum machines, and much much more! I have always loved gifts that challenged my kid’s imagination and this BlipBlox does so beautifully! Encourage your child to explore their passion for music with BlipBlox.
I know I’m not the only mama to go to charge my phone to find my charger missing… NO MORE! Those little humans I’ve raised lose their charger and what do they do? They “borrow” mom’s charger. Not anymore they don’t. USBThere has had my cries (maybe screams but hey…) and delivered me a lock for my charger! They only thing that would make this lock any better would be a camera on it so I can see there look of confusion when they can’t “borrow” mom’s charger anymore! Thank you, USBThere!
One of the joys around our house is walking by our 6-year-old daughter’s room as she plays to hear her singing. Whether a song she learned at school, church, or from her favorite movie, oftentimes she puts on her own little concert! With the eKids JoJo Siwa MP3 Karaoke machine, her concerts are going to the next level.
This karaoke machine connects via Bluetooth to your devices so that you can stream any content to the machine. It also features an internal memory that can store hours of your favorite music. If you run out of space, no problem! Just add a flash drive to the built-in USB port for even more of your favorite songs!
Of course, no concert is complete with our a real working microphone and lights, eKids has you covered with a wired mic and multi-colored LED lights as well. It is lightweight and includes built-in rechargeable batteries so that your child will be ready to hit the road with their favorite songs along for the ride!
Ever been on a long road trip with your little ones with everything going smoothly until the blood-curling scream from the back of the vehicle? As you gathered yourself together mentally and begin to investigate what life-threatening emergency was taking place in your back seat, you realized that your child’s phone or tablet had just gone dead. Yup… that type of drama really does happen! With My Charge Power +Chord extends the battery life and keep your device running no matter where you go! Grab one before your next road trip, you will be glad you did.
Wonder Park’s lead character, June, is a young girl with an imagination full of extremely creative ideas. She and her mother create an imaginary amusement park, called Wonderland. When life throws a curveball for June, she faces the decision to give up or keep living out the dreams of creating her own amusement park. Follow June and her furry friends on their adventure and learn just how June faces her inner battles! This will be a movie that gets put in the DVD player time and time again, as it has in my own home!
This may just be “the” gift for one teenager this year. You know the gift. The one that casts a shadow over the others you spent time agonizing over… yeah, that one. This Electric Scooter from Razor will send your teen riding offer into the sunset with ear to ear smiles. With a weight limit of 200 pounds and speeds of up to 15mph his mom and dad may just have to “test” it out before Christmas. We have to make sure everything works, right? Let me give you some advice, don’t agonize over the other gifts. Get your teenager the E Prime Air Electric Scooter and call it a day.
Planning a Christmas cruise or maybe you are already looking forward to warmer weather, the AquaVault Waterproof Floating Case will allow you to capture all the memories in the rain, under the water, or in a boat. Water will not be a reason to tuck your phone away. Wear your phone safely around your neck to be sure to capture ALL your memories. With the floating internal air bladder design, the AquaVault Waterproof Floating Case will not sink in the water if you accidentally lose your grip. The AquaVault Floating Case doesn’t only provide protection but it gives an option to take crystal clear photos, even underwater. Find out more by going to AquaVault.
Wherever your day takes you, and whatever activity, this headset won’t get in the way of enjoying sports, music, and calls! The Jabra Elite headset is sweat and dust resistant which optimizes your workouts tracks fitness and performance with an integrated motion sensor. It can also instantly connect to Alexa, Siri, or Google Now! It even has a unique four-microphone technology that gives you effective wind noise reduction on calls!
In the world we live, who hasn’t been a little frustrated by a little indicator letting you know your phone or tablet needs charging? Whether it’s a hike out in the woods where there is no where to charge or my favorite, forgetting to bring a charger cord, in today’s connected world it can become a little bit of a hassle when we get disconnected.
The My Charge HubPlus1 is the answer! It provides up to 4x the battery power meaning you can keep your phone or tablet going for longer! Using their hyper-charging, It also charges your device 65% faster than the competitors!
My favorite feature is that it has a built in Apple Lightning cable and a micro USB cable… NO more lost or forgotten cables!
Whether for a teenager who uses their device often or an on the go adult, the My Charge HubPlus1 is a must have!
Enlisting the help of a real rocket scientist, we’ve created a Thermal Capsule for your phone! The heat from the sun can cause your device to overheat and shut down causing permanent damage to your phone and battery. PHOOZY Thermal Capsules will reflect more than 90% of the solar radiation generated by the sun! Don’t let an overheated phone ruin your adventure or picture taking!
Got a tech-loving teen who drains the battery at the most inopportune times? Yeah, I’ve got a couple of those myself. Save your sanity and win “Best Mom of the Year” when they open these little gems! I have found the best way to my teen’s hearts is electronics and this external battery is going to earn me a bear hug this year for sure! No more – “Mooooommmm, my phone died. Now, what am I supposed to do? (Insert huge sigh and rolling eyes here.)” Nothing but peaceful rides and rainbow skies (hey – a mom can dream can’t she…?).
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