Know Thyself & Live Better w/ the UP by Jawbone Wristband

It’s a safe bet to say that the more you know about yourself, the happier and healthier you will be because you will know what is best for you. That is the idea behind the UP by Jawbone Wristband . This brilliant and fashionable little wristband that is available in three sizes (S, M and L), is a perfect example of wearable technology. It keeps you updated on what’s happening with you, instantly! Keep tabs on your sleep patterns, your activities, and what you’re eating.
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UP by Jawbone is designed to be comfortable enough to be worn 24/7 and to fit seamlessly in your life and daily activities no matter how laid back or active they may be. Available in eight colors (onyx, mint green, blue, light grey, navy blue, red, orange and hunter green), UP is a astute combination of engineering and design, custom-made for how we live – the result is an intelligent computer wrapped around your wrist recording all pertinent information for a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re sleeping, running errands or at the gym, UP is right there with you.

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To complement your UP Wrist Band, Jawbone provides an app that allows you to track your weight, map activities like bike rides, provides access to an extensive food library and also provides a detailed view on your UP sleep, movement, mood data, etc. Along with the above mentioned, UP also reminds you to move if you’ve been idle for too long, is water resistant no there’s no worries about removing it when showering, shows you patterns in your day-to-day activities, has a smart alarm to have you wake up feeling refreshed, along with other cool features.

UP bands retail for $129.99 and are available online on the Jawbone Store and Authorized Retailers.

Shine Bright Like a Forever Brilliant Moissanite

They say “a diamond is forever” but paying for it shouldn’t have to be. What if you can get the beauty, brilliance and of a diamond without the lifetime of paying. That is the beauty of the Forever Brilliant Moissanite gemstone, an enhanced round by Charles and Colvard that is created through a thermal growing process exclusive to the company. It’s process of creation also makes Moissanite an environmentally friendly gemstone. Unlike diamonds, which are extracted from the earth, no harm is done to our planet to cultivate Moissanite.
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The Forever Brilliant gemstone is up to four times whiter than traditional Moissanite, making it’s refraction utterly brilliant and 10% more brilliant than a diamond. And at one-tenth the cost of a diamond, you get the most brilliant stone for any budget. Don’t mistake the Forever Brilliant Moissanite for a diamond substitute, it is its own jewel, a beautiful combination of art and science that will rival its competition.

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Several other media outlets were invited to test our skills and take the Forever Brilliant Challenge and choose which stone out of six was the diamond and which were the Moissanite. Needless to say NOT one of us selected the diamond, proving that this stunning stone exceeds all expectations in the five C’s.

 

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More durable then sapphires, rubies and emerald, the Forever Brilliant Moissanite is one of the hardest gemstones on earth while outshining other colorless gems. So say goodbye to the old 3-month salary rule when it comes to purchasing engagement rings, anniversary or other special occasion jewelry because with Moissanite, you don’t have to compromise quality, size, or style to fit your budget.

Shopping NYC | Up to 30% Off Gucci, Hermes, Loubs – You determine the Discount

Hello fellow shoppers, I know we all love and are always on the lookout for a great deal. Well do I have an amazing way to get more savings for you. Imagine shopping where you control how much you save. There’s a famous quote that goes “there is power in numbers”, and with the new shopping app, Plurro, that statement holds true.

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What exactly is this new amazing app? Plurro is a brand new way to shop and get discounts on brands that you love. As a consumer, the app gives YOU the power to create a Cash Mob (the more people attend, the higher the discount for everybody) at any business that has a profile in the Plurro system. Get your friends, colleagues, social media followers and other deal lovers to sign up to attend a Cash Mob and watch the discount get higher and higher. Imagine the savings of Black Friday, Every Day!! Here’s a quick demo video showing how Plurro works:

Plurro is doing their first Cash Mob tomorrow, August 1st, at vintage store, Second Time Around, located at 238 West 72nd Street. From 4pm to 8pm, the Plurro Cash Mob will take over Second Time Around to bestow huge discounts to you on brands like Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Louboutin and more! The guaranteed discount is 20% off right now; but it will climb to 25% if 25 people sign on to join the cash mob and goes to 30% off if 50 or more people join. Anyone can join this Cash Mob, just download the Free Plurro App available both on www.plurro.com and for iPhone in the App Store and head on over to Second Time Around.

Want to get started on setting up a Cash Mob of your own? You can set up a Cash Mob four hours from now or four days from now, it’s totally up to you. And it’s not limited to just fashion either; create a Cash Mob for dinner, movies, or a spa treatment – you decide where, when, and how much your discount will be.

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Plurro allows users to get huge discounts and save a ton of money by finding other people who want to shop where they love to shop, eat where they love to eat, or play where they love to play. That’s what the Cash Mob is all about. The more people who come to the Cash Mob, the bigger the discount everyone gets. Plurro is available on the Web at www.plurro.com and for iPhone in the App Store.

This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monster Products Partnership Announcements at CE Week

During CE Week in NYC, I had the pleasure of attending (albeit very late), a Monster Products press conference. At the press conference, Head Monster Noel Lee, Co-owner and Monster Advisory Board Member Swizz Beatz discussed the ways Monster is continuing to drive momentum in the Consumer Electronics industry by offering the latest lifestyle innovations in today’s fusion of music, technology and fashion.
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We had the pleasure of thankfully catching most of the press conference, including Swizz Beatz addressing the crowd of media attendees. See video of rapper, Swizz Beatz, addressing the media on the latest from Monster Products below

All Monster audio products feature the debut of Pure Monster Sound® for a new type of listening experience that’s as close to live music as you can get – almost like being right on stage with the musicians. They announced the launch of the NCredible Headphone Collection in partnership with entertainer Nick Cannon (see the Ntune Headphones – $129.95 directly below), followed by a photo of the new Neon Monster DNA.

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Monster Products announced several exciting new partnerships including the collaboration with Emilio Estefan, their first Latino ambassador.

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See Emilio Estefan discuss his partnership with Monster and being the first Latino to do so.

What do you think of Monster’s newest partnership announcements?

Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker is Big on Sound & Design

Logitech is known for implementing fashionable elements into their tech products and with their latest portable speaker, the marriage of style and performance has produced a very stylish tech accessory. With its compact size, innovative cylinder shape, modern appearance and powerful sound (maximum 88 dBC and a frequency range of 90 Hz–20 kHz), Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker gives you a fashionable and ultimate audio experience.
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Available in a variety of colors, the UE Boom wireless speaker connects through Bluetooth®, letting you switch songs, adjust volume and take phone calls from up to 50 feet** away, even allowing you to pair a friend’s device and take turns sharing songs from the different devices (you can pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices) . It features a 360-degree design that blasts bold, immersive sound in every direction, a versatile go-anywhere shape, a plasma coating that makes it water and stain resistant, boasts a 15-hour rechargeable battery giving you non-stop music. Want to enjoy the UE Boom even more? You can wirelessly connect two or more UE BOOMs together in stereo through the UE Boom app for iOS™ or Android™.

The UE Boom Portable Speaker retails for $199.00 and is available on www.ultimateears.com.

Samsung Gets You JAY-Z’s New Album FREE; 3 Days Before It Drops

Want to be the first to get JAY Z’s new album? If you have a Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II, you can….for FREE…and before anyone else. That’s right, Samsung Gets You JAY-Z’s New Album FREE! The mobile giant has been slowly releasing an inside look at the making of the new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” – including lyrics, inspirations and more for Google Play app users – which will conclude with you receiving the entire album.

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On July 4th, app users will receive the Jay-Z’s new album for free, three days before it’s released to the rest of the world! In the meantime, all who download the app will continue to receive exclusive content including lyrics from Jay-Z’s song featuring Beyonce, “Part II (On the Run)” and more info behind his new album. The most recent Samsung insider release is of Jay-Z giving a personal look into how his own experiences growing up has served as the impetus for the song about his daughter – “JAY-Z Blue”

Later this week, expect to see more videos released on the app with additional Jay-Z songs including “Oceans” featuring Frank Ocean and “Holy Grail”  featuring Justin Timberlake. To get first access to other content, including the lyrics of “Jay-Z Blue”, download the “Magna Carta” app through Google Play. Are you looking forward to getting JAY-Z’s New Album FREE?

Mobile Technology Highlight | Samsung GALAXY Note II

I never thought I’d love a phone more than I loved my Samsung GALAXY S 3, but that was before I got the Samsung GALAXY Note II. To merely call the GALAXY Note II a phone is a mistake, it is a life organizer. This powerful mobile device is perfect for that on-the-go viewing experience; it makes multitasking easy there making life easier plus it’s a striking device, it’s no surprise, I get asked about it almost every time I’m working on it.
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The Samsung GALAXY Note II boasts a 5.5” HD Super AMOLED screen which offers better clarity and a 16:9 screen ratio (that’s cinema quality) – making all viewing experiences perfectly crisp. The innovative design of the GALAXY Note II includes a bigger screen while maintaining a slim body to fit right in your hand. The S Pen and S Note provide a number of  features like Color Picker, newly added in the S Pen settings, it captures a color from any image to use for drawing. Other great artistic features include diverse sketch effects such as Auto Outline, which turns any photo into sketched outlines. What other features makes this device so amazing for your daily life?

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It’s Multi Window allows for multiple tasks on the same screen at the same time with no screen transitions; Air View (previewed below) saves you time, energy, and makes it easier to manage your life’s contents allowing convenient and quick browsing through your pictures, preview your emails and calendar details; and Quick Command allows you to send an email, call or send a text message to friends, share a meeting location, etc. All you have to do is just write the command on the pad.

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Want to get that perfect photo? Create it by capturing the best pose of each person with Best Face (shown above) on the Note II’s 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, then enhance those memories with handwritten notes on the back of your photos with Photo Note; someone on a call giving you information you need? Write down directions, phone numbers, and other information while on a call with Popup Note, it will intuitively open when you pull out the S Pen; For those of you who are not so tech-savvy, the GALAXY Note II features an easy mode which helps you easily access key functions such as favorite contacts, apps, dialer, etc on the home-screen.

What I highlighted above are just a few of the dynamic attributes of this amazing cell phone/tablet hybrid. Want to know more, get to know the Samsung GALAXY Note II by visiting Samsung/GalaxyNote2.

Samsung Experience Shop Featuring Bruno Mars

For those of you that are fans of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and all its revolutionary features, you’ll love the Galaxy S 4, which not only features the S3’s most loved features but some very interesting additions. To celebrate the launch of this newest addition, as well as the launch of the Galaxy Note 8.0, to their mobile family, Samsung, along with Best Buy, held an amazing event filled with the opportunity for guests to not only learn about these two new mobile device launches but to win them as well. Welcome to the Samsung Experience Shop Featuring Bruno Mars.

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The events was set up in different stations where you can learn and try out the various features on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 8.0. Guests won tokens from each station visited which they redeemed for prizes. The grand prize winner (50 tokens) won five Samsung products including a Flatscreen TV, Galaxy Note 8.0, Smart Camera (which I’m dying for), Galaxy S 4, etc. (I got a photo of the winner below after he was jumping up and down)

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The second prize winner won four products and so on. The evening also included a rousing performance by singer, Bruno Mars who stayed on stage for an hour captivating the crowd

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Check out a video snippet from one of his performances at the event

Check out some more images from the amazing, one-of-a-kind event below. Along with all the night’s activities, guests were able to see their tweets from the events as it happened on Samsung’s colossal live twitter board

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