TYLT Introduces New Accessories for Samsung Galaxy S5

Gone are the days of painfully waiting for tech accessories for Android devices. As we welcomed the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S5, brands are quick to provide must-have accessories to pair with the device. One of our favorite tech accessories companies is TYLT, whose VÜ Wireless Charger, we recently covered and continue to swoon over, is one such tech accessory brand. To coincide with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, TYLT announced its new ENERGI Sliding Power Case and ALIN Screen Protector for the GS5.

TYLT ENERGI Sliding Power Case – $79.99

Equipped with a removable 2,800mAh battery that doubles the GS5’s battery life, TYLT’s new ENERGI Sliding Power Case also features a protective TPE-lined inner case for enhanced drop protection. While TYLT’s Energi Sliding Power Case for the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4 come with slim-line inner cases, the GS5 version has been redesigned to double as a standalone protective case. The ENERGI Sliding Power Case also features a cutout for easy access to the Galaxy S5’s heart rate sensor and an LED light that indicates remaining battery capacity. The ENERGI Sliding Power Case is also made to be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5’s new port cover, located on the bottom of the phone for protection from water and dust. The inner protective case comes in blue or gray, with pink and purple protective cases available separately.

TYLT ALIN Screen Protector – $24.99

Nothing makes a phone look older than it is than a smudged and cracked screen. As a GS5 user, you can further protect your new phone with TYLT’s award-winning ALIN screen protector. The first screen protector to come with a plastic snap-on alignment tool for installation, ALIN ensures a perfect, bubble-free application in seconds. Featuring HD clarity for ideal screen visibility, the four provided screen protectors each include two removable tabs to avoid fingerprints during the dry application process. Simply clean the Galaxy S5, snap it into the alignment tool, use the plastic guide edge to correctly position the screen protector, apply, and enjoy months of protection.

Both the TYLT ALIN Screen Protector and the ENERGI Sliding Power Case will be available in just a few weeks.

Samsung Mobile US Welcomes New Wearable Tech Devices: Gear Fit, Gear 2, & Gear 2 Neo

With the introduction of the Galaxy S 5 and the continued evolution of #TheNextBigThing, Samsung has also refined its wearables line with three new Gear options that will change the way you communicate and connect. Building on the amazing response to the Galaxy Gear, Samsung Mobile’s first wearable tech device, the newest wearables, the Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo, bring new and refined features based on public feedback of their first foray into wearable tech. The new Samsung Gears make keeping in touch more personalized than before. The second generation of these wearable tech devices not only offers more refined looks but a customizable experience as well.

GEAR FIT

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The Samsung Gear Fit was designed with your health and wellness in mind. Featuring a 1.84 inch curved Super AMOLED display, an interchangeable band, an athletic design, made to comfortably fit your wrists, and maintain functionality whether active or asleep, the Gear Fit allows you to stay connected while maintaining your active lifestyle. It tracks your steps and monitors your heart rate on the go, but it’s so much more than an everyday fitness band. Stay up to date with instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, text messages, 3rd party apps, etc, while you’re on the go. If you’re like us, you enjoy utilizing the built-in S Health app to measure how many steps you take daily, how many calories burned, etc. With the Gear Fit, you can enjoy an extended S Health experience as it can serve as a personal trainer, function as a pedometer, HRM and calories burned tracker. The Galaxy Gear Fit comes with a Black band with additional Wild Orange and Mocha Gray band color options.

GEAR 2 & GEAR 2 NEO

 

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The design of the Gear devices has been updated to show a more polish and streamlined appearance. Both the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo boast interchangeable straps and are compatible with standard 22mm pin watch bands to personalize your look. The Gear 2 is the premium wearable with a 2 megapixel camera (moved from the strap to the face for a more sleek design), thereby complementing its brushed metal finish. The Gear 2 Neo on the other hand, has a polycarbonate finish. The home key on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo is positioned on the front of the face for convenient access.

Both Gear devices have 1.63 inch Super AMOLED displays and allow you to access and customize your wearable experience. Receive and respond to a calls, texts, emails, and app notifications quickly, right from your wrist. New shortcuts and additional app support make the device experience easier to navigate and take action. Though your music may not be at your fingertips, they will be at your wrist with the music app on Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Transfer, store and shuffle through your favorite songs, even when away from your phone, plus you can pair the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo with Bluetooth headphones to enjoy your playlist while on the go.

The Gear 2 comes in the following color combinations: Titan Silver face with Black strap, Titan Silver face with a Wild Orange strap, and a Gold Brown face with Brown strap. The Gear 2 Neo comes in Black, Wild Orange, and Mocha Gray.

The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be available in the U.S. this month across various channels. Gear 2, Gear Neo 2 and Gear Fit will be available through carrier and retail channels, including the Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy.

Tweezerman Launches G.E.A.R. Collection for Men

There really is nothing sexier than a sharp styled man, and thanks to Tweezerman guys now have quality, cutting edge grooming tools that are durable, masculine and affordable. Tweezerman recently held an event to celebrate the launch of Tweezerman G.E.A.R. Collection for Men, which features 11 unique, high-performance tools, that are specifically designed for guys looking to tweeze, clip, cut, file or sculpt their beards, moustaches, and eyebrows.

TWEEZERS

Slant Tweezer – Featuring Tweezerman’s award winning, durable, top grade stainless steel Slant Tweezer design with a hand filed precision tip perfectly aligned to grab every hair, every time with the smoothest precision. Consistently acclaimed as setting the standard for quality and excellence for over 30 years. Price: $22.00

Ingrown Hair/Splinter Tweezer – Removes ingrown hairs and splinters like no other tool out there because of its ultra-sharp tip tapered to a fine point to remove anything embedded under the skin. The contoured handle was designed with men’s hands in mind for ease of use. Price: $20.00

FACE

Deluxe Shaving Brush – Creates the ideal lather to prep skin for the closest, smoothest shave possible. Containing 100% densly filled badger hair, this brush helps to prevent bumps and razor burn and is designed perfectly for holding and distributing lather. Price: $35.00

Facial Hair Scissors – Tweezerman knows everyone grows horrid hairs, whether it happens to be in the nose or in the ears, but thanks to the rounded tips and curved blades of these specially designed facial hair scissors, cutting hairs is a breeze, reaching all those hard to reach places while protecting the skin from nicks. Price: $17.00

Moustache Scissors with Comb – Cutting action is simple and smooth thanks to the top-grade, durable stainless steel and ultra-precise blades. The large finger loops are specifically designed with men in mind for uncomplicated handling. Price: $18.00

HANDS & FEET



Precision Grip Fingernail Clipper and Precision Grip Toenail Clipper – Both are durable, ultra-sharp top grade stainless steel clippers, one designed with curved blades to perfectly shape fingernails, and the other designed with straight blades to keep toenails from splitting and neat with precision, while the no mess cases catch clippings for easy cleanup. The handles are textured with a no-slip grip for easy handling and good leverage for trouble-free clipping. The Finger Nail Clipper Price: $12.00
Toe Nail Clipper Price: $14.00 are sold separately.

Multi-Use Nail Tool – Files and cleans while keeping nails looking neat. Ends clean easily under the nail, while the embedded nickel file removes rough, jagged edges. Price: $12.00

Mini Hangnail Squeeze & Snip Nipper – Ultra sharp, strong and easy to handle nipper is made of durable stainless steel to grab ragged hangnails with ease and precision. Price: $12.00

2-Sided Pumice Stone – Un-rough feet in two quick steps: one side removes calluses quickly while the other side smoothes rough skin. Environmentally friendly, made with 100% Siliglass. Price: $8.00

G.E.A.R KIT

Essential Grooming Kit – This kit provides head to toe grooming excellence with its precise and reliable tools. Packed in a convenient, sturdy storage case, this durable top grade kit includes a stainless point tweezerette, nail clipper, facial hair scissors, and multi-use nail tool. Price: $30.00

The Tweezerman G.E.A.R. Collection for Men will be available beginning April at Amazon.com and Target.com.

Afternoon Delight: Red Door Spa’s Express Red Carpet Blow Dry

There’s nothing like getting your hair looking fabulous, whether it be for the red carpet or so as a pampering treat to yourself. Sometimes finding the time to enjoy a little hair pampering can be tough but thanks to the new Red Door Spa’s express beauty Red Carpet Blow Dry, you can achieve great hair during lunch. You may remember we wrote about saving $10 off a Red Door Spa Blowout when you take and share a selfie, well we finally got the chance to enjoy this wonderful service for ourselves at the Flat Iron Blow Dry Bar. This post is our experience of the blowout we received, which that instantly repairs and smooths the hair for a silky, shiny finish.

The Red Carpet Blow Dry combines deep conditioning using a unique formaldehyde-free keratin protein infusion that strengthens and nourishes lackluster tresses (something I needed after the long winter), along with a revitalizing blow dry to maintain professional results for up to 3 shampoos. Created for all hair colors and lengths, this treatment is the pick-me-up your hair needs. The best part is, this 15 minute treatment can be added to enhance your hair service.

Considering the day I got this treatment, there was a mist in the air (the day called for rain) and the humidity was almost out in full force, my hair held up exceptionally well and the frizz was held at bay for three days. I invite you to take the time to pamper yourself and head to the Red Door Spa in Union Square. Check out pics from the beautiful Blow Dry Bar area at the Red Door Spa Union Square location below:

Red Door Spa Is Open For Spa Week

It’s officially spring so you know what that means……it’s time to pamper yourself without stripping your wallet. that’s right, the $50 Spa Week Treatment deal is almost here. One of our favorite beauty treatment escapes, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, is all ready to get you pampered. During National Spa Week, April 21st – 27th, every Red Door Spa location across the country will be offering three of their most luxurious treatments for just $50.00 each. See below for more information on each service offered. There’s even a bonus offer (click on image to view larger).

Feeling stressed? Enjoy the 50-minute Stress Melter Body Treatment, which includes body exfoliation, aroma therapeutic body wrap, and a scalp massage. Does it seem like your skin has turned against you? Then you definitely need Elizabeth arden’s 50-minute Spa Week Facial, a renewing facial that will cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. If your skin needs extra attention, just add a Microdermabrasion Blast or Oxygen Blast for an additional $50.00. Now if it’s your tired, weary feet that need some love, indulge in a 50-minute Spa week Pedicure heaven with luxe sugar exfoliation and warm cream, reflexology-inspired massage.

As a bonus, Red Door Spas is offering a chance to give your hair come new life during Spa Week, with your choice of a haircut, blowout and finish, or single-process color for $50.00. It looks like you ladies have some decisions to make. whatever service you choose, enjoy them. For more information, contact any Red Door Spa location.

Where Tea is a Pleasure | Good Earth Chai

Anyone who knows me (or has looked up my Starbucks card order history), knows Chai is my favorite tea. Chai is known as a type of Indian tea, made by boiling the tea leaves with milk, sugar, and cardamom. But did you know Chai actually means tea in Hindi? Which mean when you order a Chai tea, you’re actually asking for tea tea….which is a bit funny. Anyway, I love getting creative with my chai, I usually do chocolate chia in the fall and gingerbread chia in the winter and summer it’s all about refreshing cold chai drinks. This is why I love the Chai variants from Good Earth, they’re not afraid to fuse chai with various fruits, spices and roots to create new exciting flavors. The three Good Earth Chai flavors, whose names I absolutely adore, are featured below:WILD CHAILD

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With tantalizing chai spices and smooth caramel flavor, the curiously exotic Wild Chaild gives you the sweet you need with just the right amount of spice to make whatever you’re doing more interesting. We love the subtle taste of ginger, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper, and star anise that add to the exotic flavor mix of this bold chai.

SWEET CHAI OF MINE

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With smooth vanilla and decadent maple flavor infused with traditional chai spices, Sweet Chai of Mine is the perfect way to enjoy some “me” time. Ginger, natural peach flavor, and licorice root are just a few of the ingredients which adds to the smooth and delicious flavor of this tea.

ORGANIC STARRY CHAI

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Ready for an amazingly exotic chai that’s organic? Featuring organic spices that are masterfully blended with a surprise touch of cherry flavor to create a decadent tea experience, Organic Starry Chai will blow your mind. With its mix of organic raspberries and natural cherry flavor mingling with the likes of organic cinnamon, organic nutmeg, organic ginger root, organic licorice root, and organic black pepper, you are sure to enjoy ethereal moments of elation with every sip.

All three Good Earth Chai flavors are available on their website. A box of Wild Chaild and Sweet Chai of Mine retails for $4.49 each, while Organic Starry Chai is $4.79 each. Each box contains 18 tea bags.

 

Toast to Spring w/ Cruzan Rum’s Paradise Punch Cocktail

What better way to toast the beginning of spring than with a delicious and refreshing, spring-inspired cocktail. get ready to enjoy a sip or six of the Cruzan Rum Paradise Punch, made with the newly launched Cruzan® Peach Rum. This sweet and fresh rum blends fine Cruzan® Rum with the sweet taste of juicy, ripe peaches that will arouse thoughts and memories of carefree summer days and succulent summer peaches.

Cruzan® Paradise Punch

12 parts Cruzan® Peach Rum
12 parts Ginger Ale
4 1/2 parts Honey Syrup*
3 parts Lemon Juice
Combine Cruzan® Peach Rum, Honey Syrup & Lemon Juice in a pitcher. Stir to mix and refrigerate. Add Ginger Ale right before serving. (Serves 8)

*Honey Syrup

6 parts Honey
6 parts Hot Water
Combine 6 parts Honey and 6 parts Hot Water. Stir and set aside.

Cruzan® Peach Rum is a fresh, succulent flavor to the enticing Cruzan® Rum lineup. Like all Cruzan® rums, Cruzan® Peach is crafted by Cruzan® Master Distiller Gary Nelthropp, whose family has been making rum on the island of St. Croix for generations. Cruzan® Peach is made from tropical rain water and high-quality molasses, it is distilled with a unique five-column distillation process to create the cleanest-tasting rum on the market.

“Cruzan® is constantly searching for the freshest flavors and innovations that will appeal to loyal fans of our rum, as well as those trying it for the first time,” said Brendan Lynch, Senior Director of Rum & Cordials at Beam Inc. “That’s why we are especially excited to introduce Cruzan® Peach to the Cruzan® Rum family.”

“This flavor embodies the spirit of St. Croix and is the perfect addition to any cocktail that rum lovers will want to enjoy this season and beyond,” said Nelthropp.

Cruzan® Peach is available now, the 750ml bottle retails for $14.99. It joins Cruzan® Aged Light Rum, Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan® Black Strap Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum, Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum, Cruzan® 151 Proof Rum, Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum and 13 other flavored rums infused with natural flavors, such as vanilla, coconut, key lime, passion fruit, mango and strawberry.

Samsung Mobile US Launches Next Generation Galaxy S 5

Ladies and gentlemen, the next big thing truly is coming soon. Next month, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 finally arrives and we are very excited because we’ve been fans of Samsung’s Galaxy range for quite a while. We know why we’re excited, so we’re here to tell you why you should be. The Samsung Galaxy S5 continues with its introduction of new experiences, industry leading technology and meaningful innovations that you never knew you needed.
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The Galaxy S 5 boasts unrivaled experiences, new features designed with you in mind and experiences to improve your everyday life. Imagine paying for things with your fingerprint, expanding your microSD memory card slot to a massive 128GB, enjoying elements only seen on DSLR cameras, such as taking video that adapts to your surrounding light, etc. These are just a few of the amazing things available on the Samsung Galaxy S 5.

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The Galaxy S 5 features a brilliant 5.1-inch display powered by technology that enables you to enjoy amazing new camera experiences, lightning fast data connections, and health and wellness monitoring. With an adaptive Full HD Super AMOLED® display, colors are richer, blacks are darker and you get a faster response time for clearer, high-speed content. The S 5 also boasts wide viewing angles and crisp HD video on it’s bright bold display that adapts to bright outdoor sunlight or indoor ambient lighting – anytime, anywhere!

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The new camera features and simplified controls, paired with the 16 megapixel rear facing camera elevate the photo-taking experience, which means sharper photos and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for less grainy selfies. With the Galaxy S 5’s HDR (aka dynamic range of luminosity), you can see what your photos will look like before you even take them, while the amazing 4K allows you to take video in four times the HD resolution.
  • Phase Detection Autofocus: Advanced auto focus speeds for capturing a shot quickly – first smartphone with phase detection autofocus, a feature usually found in DSLR cameras
  • Real-Time HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) preview mode makes it easier to choose when to use HDR – like trying to photograph a beautiful sunset. It also enables users to capture HDR photos or videos with no shutter lag or post-processing.
  • Selective Focus Mode: Blur images near or far for a creative, one-of-a-kind shot
  • Shot and More Mode: The camera chooses and recommends Drama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face or Eraser shot after the picture is taken to create the best photo
  • Studio: Add effects to photos and edit movies with a complete suite of editing tools within the Gallery

The features we’re really looking forward to is the Ultra Power Saving Mode, Water Safety, and the Built-in Fingerprint Sensor. Is your battery running low? In Ultra Power, the Galaxy S 5 will reduce itself to a battery power, monochrome-colored saving mode, giving you more power and longer battery life. Just as with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, if you drop the S 5 in water, it will still function (no need to rush to find some rice like with other phones). the built-in fingerprint sensor unlocks and locks the Galaxy S 5 and provides secure password protection to use PayPal for secure payments. The Galaxy S 5 also supports the latest mobile wallets, including Isis (a consortium among various carrier partners) and Google Wallet™.

The Galaxy S 5 is packed with leading technology enhancements, including Quick Connect, which locates the nearest devices to share content, files, or your screen through Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® or Wi-Fi Direct™. Features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously for the fastest browsing, streaming, downloads, and better coverage than ever before whether you’re at home or on the go.

With S Health™ consumers can access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices right on the Galaxy S 5.It also boasts the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor (HRM) which provides real-time data before and after your workout when you place a finger on a sensor by the rear-facing camera. Key platform components of S Health include:

Nutrition: Meal tracking and planning with nutritional information
Fitness: HRM, exercise log, mapped runs and location tracking

The Galaxy S 5 will be available in Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Accessories will include a Wallet Case, S View Flip Cover, and Wireless Charging Covers and Wireless Charging S View Flip Covers in an array of colors. It will be available to U.S. next month across various channels including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular. Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, as well as Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart, will also carry the Galaxy S 5.