Retro Cool | Meet THE BRICK Phone from Binatone

If you haven’t noticed, there’s been quite the resurgence of 80’s and 90’s inspired style hitting the market, not just in fashion and beauty, but in technology as well. One of our favorites of these retro tech products is the  BRICK Phone from Binatone. Although it features the cool nostalgic look of the 90’s, the BRICK is a very modern phone. It can be used either as a bluetooth handset for your smartphone or as a powerful mobile phone when you insert your own SIM card, making the BRICK a 2-in-1 device that makes an amazing emergency phone.

Here’s what we love about this retro phone: unlike today’s smartphones, the BRICK offers 14 hours of talk time and one month standby time (over 700 hours without the need for charging); it is Bluetooth compatible with iOS and Android phones, works with any 2G SIM card, boasts a large speaker and a micro SD slot that allows you to load and play your favorite music from your smartphone, gives you the capability to access your smartphone contacts, includes an FM radio, an LED flashlight, and some very cool retro games, including SNAKE

We recently read about a teen who feel asleep with her phone under her pillow, which of course proceeded to catch on fire. Because the BRICK has a bluetooth range of 33 ft, it can remain near you without overheating, while your smartphone is at a safe distance away from flammable fabric. The 2-in 1 original BRICK mobile with 1 month standby retails for $69.99 and can be purchased online at shop.meetthebrick.com.

Power Up Your Samsung Galaxy S5 w/ TYLT

By now, you Samsung fans have purchased your Galaxy S5 phones and are well into happily enjoying it’s features. We recently introduced some must-have tech accessories for the Galaxy S5 from TYLT – TYLT Introduces New Accessories for Samsung Galaxy S5 – including the ENERGI Sliding Power Case and the ALIN Screen Protector, both of which are available now. Today we share more Samsung Galaxy S5 from the innovative mobile accessory company.

VÜ-MATE Wireless Charging Receiver Card

Do you have a Qi wireless charging pad? Then TYLT’s VÜ-MATE is the easiest way to enable your Galaxy S5 for Qi wireless charging. The perfect companion to the amazing TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger, and compatible with other Qi wireless charging pads, the be ready for Qi wireless charging will have your Samsung Galaxy S5 ready for Qi wireless charging without increasing the thickness of your phone or affecting how your protective case fits. The TYLY VÜ-MATE Wireless Charging Receiver Card retails for $24.99 and can be purchased on ShopTYLT.com. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to install.

Energi 2K Travel Charger

It’s here! TYLT’s award-winning Energi 2K Travel Charger, which we highlighted to pre-order when it first hit Kickstarter, is finally here. You can refresh your memory here – TECH NEWS: Pre-Order TYLT’s Award-Winning Energi 2K Travel Charger on Kickstarter. With its collapsible plug, you can take this travel charger with you to school, work, on a train, on a plane, anywhere! This boldly colored charger is designed to replace your standard wall charger and keep you charged all day and night, no matter where you are. This must-have portable charger is able to power up any device that charges via a standard USB. the Energi 2K Travel Charger is available in four colors – black, red, neon green, and blue, and retails for $39.99. get your favorite color now on ShopTYLT.com.

Everything’s Coming up Rose Gold | Lenovo’s Rose Gold Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Late last year we highlighted the very cool Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10, it’s amazing features and capabilities. Today we’re focusing on the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ in the stunning and fashionable Rose Gold color. This warm pinkish-gold tone is so very hot right now and is an extremely subtle and sophisticated color. It compliments everything and is truly the most universally flattering, colored metal.

Like the Yoga Tablet 10, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ boasts the innovative, multimode design, which places the battery cylinder and kickstand on the side of the device, a 32GB EMMC hard drive, a 1.6M front facing camera, a 3 Cell 9000mAH Li-Polymer battery, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless network card, and Bluetooth Version 4.0. But the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ offers so much more. Get ready for a 8.0M rear facing camera that offers crisp, clear video chats, a 10.1″ FHD IPS LED Backlit (1920×1200) display for dazzling visuals in everything from direct sunlight to low-light, a 2.0GB LPDDR2 800 MHz memory, Android 4.3 operating system, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8028 Processor (1.60GHz 1MB).

Your mobile commuting will last longer thanks to the epic battery life of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Its battery lasts up to 18 hours so you can go all day, well into the night, without recharging allowing you to watch videos longer than with competing products. While in Stand and Tilt modes, you can stream TV, watch movies or browse YouTube clips at a comfortable angle on the wide, 178 degree viewing angle, thanks to the display’s in-plane switching (IPS) technology.

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ also allows you to immerse yourself in audio that’s unlike most tablets with its front facing speakers, and Dolby® Digital Plus enhancement. With its preloaded apps, you can do more with your Yoga Tablet 10HD+. With SHAREit, you can share files quickly without network charges or a WiFi connection, while SYNCit backs up and restores your contacts, SMS messages, and call logs.

Can’t function without a keyboard? With the optional, wireless, Accutype keyboard, you can turn your Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ into a productivity machine, a stylish Bluetooth accessory that also serves as a cover for your device.

Monster Products & EPAC Haiti for “Headphones for Haiti” Fundraising Event

In an effort to raise money for the people and culture of Haiti, Monster Products, the world leader in high-performance headphones, along with EPAC Haiti (the Enigma performing Arts and Convention Center of Haiti) teamed up for a fundraising event. Monster donated 100 Inspiration Headphones to 10 Haitian master painters to use as blank canvases to highlight the artistic talent and incredible creativity the island’s people have to offer. On hand at the event was Head Monster and Founder, Noel Lee (on his souped-up Segway), three of the Haitian Master Painters (Patricia Brintle, Levoy Exil, and Yael Telleyrand), among others.

Although 100 Inspiration headphones were painted, only 10, along with accompanying canvases were on hand to be auctioned off at Openhouse Gallery. the 10 contributing artists include Frantz Zephirin, St. Jean Saint Juste, Richard Barbot, Mario Benjamin, Patricia Brintle, Joseph Eddy Pierre, Yael Talleyrand, Pascal Merisier aka “Pasko”, Leroy Exil, Harold Dessalines, Pascale Monnin, Philippe Dodard, and Patrick Ganthier aka “Killy”. See all of the ten unique pieces below:

  • 1. Frantz Zephirin
  • 2. Harold Dessalines
  • 3. Leroy Exil
  • 4. Philippe Dodard
  • 5. St. Jean Saint Juste
  • 6. Patricia Brintle
  • 7. Mario Benjamin
  • 8. Joseph Eddy Pierre
  • 9. Pascale Monnin
  • 10. Yael Talleyrand
The remaining 90 headphones will be auctioned off at Giving Works/Ebay with all proceeds going to EPAC Haiti. Enjoy more photos and some of the artwork from the event below:

TECH GOALLLLLLL: Logitech Global Fan Mouse Collection Celebrates the World Cup

In celebration of the World Cup, we felt it quite appropriate to share one of the cutest tech accessories products we’ve seen this week. Logitech® recently launched their Global Fan Mouse Collection, which allows World Cup super fans the celebrate their love of for game, their team and country a bold new way to show off their team favorites.

The bold graphic designs are inspired by 4 national flags (USA, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico) and are featured on Logitech® popular mouse, the Wireless Mouse M317. This Wireless Mouse boasts a compact contoured design with soft rubber grips that keeps you comfortable, smooth cursor control, precise tracking and easy text selection on the surfaces, the ability to go a full year without battery hassles (the On/Off switch helps conserve power), smart sleep mode which extends battery life, and an indicator light eliminates surprises. With the tiny Logitech Unifying® receiver, you can connect up to six Unifying-compatible devices with a powerful, reliable wireless connection (up to 25 meters).

To further celebrate the World Cup, Logitech has created several adorable vine videos in which the mice are playing soccer…picture the puppy bowl for Superbowl but with computer mice. Check out one below and visit https://vine.co/Logitech to see the rest:

“The unifying spirit of sports and sportsmanship captured our imagination,” said Irma Sandoval of
Logitech. “We designed the Logitech Global Fan Collection to give people from all over the world a new way to share their pride.” 

The Logitech Global Fan Collection is available now on the Logitech website for a retail price of $29.99. Enjoy the games.

Micro Therapy Pro Painmaster: Drug-Free Pain Relief

Big pain relief comes in a small package. It is a known fact that when it comes to the human body, there will be pain, but that doesn’t mean there is no escape from it; and that escape doesn’t have to include pharmaceuticals. For those who suffer from back, shoulder, knee, ankle, and neck pain, get ready to get back to a pain-free life……even while you sleep. Say goodbye to painkillers that make you feel groggy, drowsy and with a sense of continued discomfort when you say hello to the Micro Therapy Pro Painmaster.

The Micro Therapy Pro™ features on the spot 24-hr pain relief due to small, pulsating currents of electricity that begins immediately after you apply it to your body. The Micro Current Therapy effectively stops pain as it soothes and relieves your sore muscles. The drug-free pulses deliver natural, restorative energy to the source of your body’s pain, which makes this small device a great find for Diabetics or those who are already inundated with taking multiple medications. When you attach the Micro Therapy Pro MCT Patches, you feel gentle, pain free microamps that penetrate the inflamed cells, to effectively deliver relieve pain with no discomfort and minimal side effects. Each patch is placed on either side of pain (treatment) area and users can be rest assured there is no tingling or throbbing of any kind when the reusable patches are placed on your body.

You can purchase this amazing little device for $49.95 on http://www.microtherapypro.com but for a limited time will receive $10.00 off when you use discount code: 10OFF. What’s included in the package?

  •  One set of Micro Therapy Pro™ patches
  •  One circuit (connecting cable with built-in battery for up to 300 hours of use)
  •  User instructions

For more information and to answer any questions you may have, visit the Micro Therapy Pro FAQ page. 

TECH NEWS: Pre-Order TYLT’s Award-Winning Energi 2K Travel Charger on Kickstarter

We’ve swooned over TYLT and their amazing products for a while now, some of which we’ve shared with you. Their ALIN Screen Protector currently protects the screen on our smartphone, their VÜ Wireless Charger is a visual and charging wonder, and we have our eyes on the Y-CHARGE Dual USB Car Chargers. TYLT is expanding their modern tech accessories with a launch of a new travel charger that will be an essential gadget to everyone who travels, whether it be across the country, the world or to your local Starbucks or workspace. TYLT recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its highly anticipated Energi 2K Travel Charger (pictured below). Utilizing the company’s game changing, patented technology, the brightly colored Energi 2K travel charger, available in four colors, is an affordable 2-in-1 USB, wall charger that also doubles as a portable battery for on-the-go charging.

Previously unveiled at the 2014 CES show, where it was named a Best of Show Finalist by iLounge and one of Travel + Leisure’s Best New Travel Gadgets for 2014, the Energi 2K charger will double your phone’s battery capacity. Along with it’s other features (see below), we see this must-have charger as the most convenient travel charger available.

The boldly-hued battery packs boasts the following features:

  • An early bird Kickstarter price of $20.00, a 50% discount from the $40.00 retail price 
  • A foldable AC wall prongs that allows you to recharge anywhere
  • Internal, rechargeable 2,200mAh battery 
  • Passthru charging, charges your phone first then the internal battery of the Energi 2K
  • Universal USB port
    1 amp circuit for rapid charging 
  • LED battery status indicator
  • Auto shut off to save power
With two previously successful Kickstarter campaigns for their Energi+ Backpack and the aforementioned, VU Wireless Charger, this latest launch from TYLT is already gaining fans in the Kickstarter community. TYLT is seeking $50,000 for UL testing fees and an initial production run and plans to deliver product to backers in July 2014. 
We are definitely looking forward to adding this newest device to our mobile commuting arsenal, there’s nothing worse than not being able to send a text/email or take a great phone and your phone battery dies.

Duane Reade Introduces iBeacon to its #DRMobileApp

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Duane Reade has been making New Yorkers’ lives easier for decades but now the chain of pharmacy and convenience stores has a new way to get what we need, faster and easier thanks to a new iBeacon update to its mobile app. With this mobile app update to the #DRMobileApp, New Yorkers are rewarded with a Duane Reade shopping experience better than ever before. What’s new in the version 2.0? You can browse the store’s weekly ads and clip coupons and add them directly to your Wellness Balance Card, you have the ability to quickly print your photos from Instagram and your phone’s gallery to create photo cards, collage prints, posters, and canvas prints, you be reminded when it’s time to take your medication, and get points by logging in your activities such as walking/running, and setting activity goals.

While shopping at one of their many locations, the app also gives you access to lots of tools you need, like prescription refill by scan, creating your shopping list, keeping track of your points balance, locating which of the many Duane Reade locations are closest to you, and our favorite, the app lets you know what items are on sale based on your previous purchases. As a purchaser of numerous beauty items at our usual Duane Reade location, 42nd & 8th, we received instant notification that one of our favorite brands, Revlon, had items on sale. A quick trip to the LOOK beauty floor of Duane Reade led me to the aisle containing Revlon’s products.

The app gave us the option to clip the coupons (or unclip them if we changed our mind about purchasing) and automatically attach them to our rewards card thanks to iBeacon. This update to the #DRMobileApp greatly improves Duane Reade’s customer engagement and it’s the loyalty card program. Using our clipped coupons, we saved $1.00 each on a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss and Revlon Nailart Suncandy Nailpolish.

Checkout is when we usually pray we have our rewards card on us to get it scanned for possible savings (that’s if we didn’t lose or forget it in another bag) but thanks to the Duane Reade app, all we had to do was have the barcode scanned to get the coupon savings as well as our points from the purchase.

Although we weren’t in the market to print any photos, take any medication or prescription pickups, we couldn’t help but check out those features, along with checking out our new points balance after this purchase.

The new iBeacon features are only available in 10 Duane Reade locations including 42nd and 8th, 36th and Broadway, 58th and 8th, 50th and Broadway, etc. If you’re like us and frequent Duane Reade as often as we do, you definitely need to download this app.  Not doing so may have you missing out on some wonderful savings. get the app here – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duane-reade/id600039876?mt=8.