Triple Threat Tech | Samsung Launches Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3 & Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition

Samsung continues to innovate the way we interact with our mobile devices by introducing three devices you didn’t know you needed – Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3, & Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. The first wearable smartphone, Galaxy Gear™ is a tech and sci-fi fanatic’s dream come true, a wrist communicator. Anyone who’s been a fan of Dick Tracy, Transformers, Star Trek, Knight Rider, or Power Rangers has fantasized about owning a wrist communicator of their very own and now thanks to Samsung, they have seen their childhood dream come true with the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
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The Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch 320×320-pixel, super AMOLED screen surrounded by a modern metal frame, is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM and includes a 1.9-megapixel camera embedded into the rubberized watchband (which is available in six different colors, including my favorite, a Rosegold metal frame with a white band. With the Galaxy Gear, users can control their music, get discreet notifications of incoming calls, messages, and more in real time, hands-free calling directly from the Gear, S Voice™ access and so much more. Other features include Smart Lock (automatically unlock or lock Galaxy Note 3 with Galaxy Gear if it is more than 1.5 meters away from the smartphone), Find My Device (use your Galaxy Gear to locate Galaxy Note 3 and vice versa), Memographer, Voice Memo, approximately 70 optimized apps such as MyFitnessPal and RunKeeperis to track your nutrition and exercise, Pinterest, Evernote, etc. For now the Galaxy Gear can only be used with the Galaxy Note 3 but upcoming software update will allow you to pair it with the Galaxy S4 and Note 2.

And speaking of the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung continues to expand on the popularity of it’s range of Note devices with their Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a wider, full HD Super AMOLED display (5.7inch), a slimmer (8.3mm) and lighter (168g) overall design with a soft and textured-touch back cover, delicate stitching and serration pattern on the side; it features a faster and more powerful performance (boasting the largest 3GB RAM) with a longer lasting (3,200mAh) battery.

With the S Pen, you van accomplish everyday tasks with just one click. Samsung reinvents and modernizes the classic note-taking experience with Air Command (removes the need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus), Action Memo (convert a handwritten note to formatted content, initiate a call, add to contacts, look up an address on a map, search the web, save a task to a to-do list), Screen Write (captures the full screen image of the current page, write comments and additional information onto the captured image), S Finder (expansively search for any content on the device), Pen Window (draw sketches, write notes, and open a small application window for a true multitasking experience), Drag and Drop (easily drag and drop content such as a text or image from one window), along with the features described in the Galaxy Gear and so much more.

With the success of the the integration of S Pen™ in last’s year’s Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung introduces improved S Pen capabilities, vibrant display and an updated Multi-Window functionality with the new The Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition.

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Boasting a large, Super Clear LCD display (the 2,560 x 1,600 pixel WQXGA display contains over 4 million pixels) with brighter colors and more lifelike graphics, the Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition changes how you use your tablet. Enhanced multitasking allows you to seamlessly use two different apps side-by-side and easily drag and drop content from one window to another. The updated S Pen features several shortcuts and productivity tools and just like the Galaxy Note 3, features Air Command, Action Memo, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note and Scrapbooker (the S Pen lets you organize content you find interesting and places it into individualized scrapbooks). Samsung introduces a new magazine-style user interface called My Magazine that allows you to organize the latest news, social feeds and localized content in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard.

 

Fashion & Function – Cell phone Accessories for Her

We’re always on the look out for cool, fashionable accessories that are functional especially when it comes to our lifeline – our cell phones. With that said, I’m happy to introduce you to three very cool cell phone accessories that are very fashionable and solve some issues we face every day. Just add these items to your handbag and you’re all set for a day with no cell phone issues.Trellie

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I love carrying big handbags, as I’ve said numerous times, and I always keep my cellphone in my handbag. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you how many cellphone calls I’ve missed because I don’t hear my cell phone ring or see it flashing when I receive a call. That is until I was introduced to an amazing little device called the Trellie. What is this cool new must-have? Trellie is an ultra-simple, handbag accessory that notifies you of an incoming (or missed) call through bright flashing LED lights. No more fumbling through your handbag because you thought you heard your cell phone ring. If your Trellie is flashing, you know you have a call, if it isn’t, you know it’s not your phone. Trellie is also very easy to set up – just pair it with your cellphone via Bluetooth one time and hook it on your bag. Charging is never required as Trellie runs on “AAA” batteries. The Trellie comes in silver or gold and retails for $49.99 on http://trellie.com/shop/.

PhoneFetcher

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Do you find that you constantly lose your phone in your huge handbag? Maybe it falls to the bottom or you forget on which side of your roomy bag you put it in. With PhoneFetcher, you will always be able to find your cell phone in your bag when you need it whether your bag is an everyday purse, backpack, gym bag, etc. The PhoneFetcher features a headphone jack with a snug fit to ensure your phone will not fall out plus leaving the PhoneFetcher hanging out of your bag will remind you that you do not have your phone with you. The “Bling” PhoneFetcher is available in nine colors and retails for $14.99 and the “sport” is also available in none color but retails for $12.99. Get your own at www.phonefetcher.com.

Jellyfish Go-Go Juice Power Charger

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We all hate being caught out and about with a dying cellphone battery and no charger. The answer is of course a portable charger that you can take with you anyway for quick recharging. For those who want to keep the fashion aspect  in your portable charger, say hello to the Jellyfish Go-Go Juice Power Charger. This compact design is lightweight and fits easily in your pocket or backpack and features a 2200 mAh battery that provides up to a full phone charge and 6-8 hours additional talk time. It has both Micro and USB portals for universal use with various tablets and smartphones, LED Battery level indicator lights, and built-in LED Flashlight. It shuts off automatically when not in use and will retain a full charge up to 1 year. The Go-Go Juice charger comes in four colors and retails for $39.99 at http://www.jellyfishbuzz.com/power-collection/.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s Launches New Line of Headphones & Audio Accessories

Kudos to Snooki, she is slowly but surely growing her empire. With the success of her two fragrances, jewelry line, footwear collection, skincare, eyewear, and smartphone apps, she is continuing to make a name for her with her newest accessory launch – this time in the technology market. Combining the hot trend of fusing fashion and technology, Snooki has introduced the Snooki Couture by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi Collection of Headphones, Earbuds and Audio Accessories – the first ever “Fashion You Can Hear” collection by iHip.

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The adorable headphones double as fashion headbands with detachable ear speakers! The entire line ranges from $24.99 – $59.99 and is available at Walgreens and snookisounds.com. Also, keep an eye out for her next venture, the Snooki Couture apparel debuting in stores next year. As a headband fan, I love this idea and I have to applaud Snooki for doing great things. What do you think of her latest venture? Would you try out the products from the Snooki Couture by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi Collection?

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.

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.

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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.

Fashion Meets Technology | The Rebecca Minkoff for Stellé Audio Clutch

More and more fashion and technology has been intertwined with each other as we crave tech products that highlight our style and personalities. Fashion’s infusion into tech accessories has become more than just stylist mobile cases and colorful headphones; and companies like Stelle Audio are taking notice. The company has an amazingly innovative audio accessory called the Stellé Audio Clutch, a stylish audio accessory, which opens to deliver rich, clear sound in a fashion-forward package. Yes, ladies, this is no ordinary clutch.

Stellé Audio recently partnered with Rebecca Minkoff, the leader in luxury handbags, to create two very stunning styles – Minkoff’s signature studded look and a luxe stingray (the brand also has a basketweave and snakeskin style available). The Rebecca Minkoff for Stellé Audio Clutches are playfully edgy with a chic aesthetic. You can wear this new icon of style and sound to match your style whether you’re at work or play

What makes this stylish, portable speaker so amazing? You can play your music wirelessly through any Bluetooth®-enabled device or connect to your music device via a 3.5 stereo input cable and use the built-in microphone for speakerphone capabilities for hands-free conversations (perfect for conference calls). There’s no need to worry about being connected for 15 hours thanks to the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery which allows 15 hours of continuous play between charges at normal volume. For those times you can’t go wireless, the audio clutch comes with a universal power adapter for uninterrupted audio fun while traveling. The Audio Clutch also pairs wirelessly to any Bluetooth device within a range of up to 50 feet.

The Stellé Audio Clutch measures 9 x 2.2 x 4.7 inches, weighs 1.9 lbs and retails for $399.00. Get your hands on one of these fabulous clutches at www.stelleaudio.com.