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SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices: Game Changers in Hair Removal

A few years ago, we were introduced to a hair removal device that uses light-based technology (IPL or Intense Pulsed Light). This light technology hinders the growth of unwanted hair, but alas that device was not made for darker skin tones. That was then and now there is a hair removal brand that is a bit more inclusive. We’re here to introduce you to two SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices, SmoothSkin Gold and SmoothSkin Bare. Say goodbye to shaving and waxing!

SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices

SmoothSkin is the only global expert brand dedicated solely to the design, development, and manufacturing of IPL hair removal devices. You won’t find any other consumer electronics such as toasters or vacuum cleaners in their wheelhouse, they are strictly dedicated to making only IPL devices. As you can imagine, these early pioneers of light-based technology are unmatched in the advancement of light-based beauty products and skin science. So how do these SmoothSkin IPL hair removal devices work? They are designed to help break the cycle of hair growth by targeting the hair root or follicle.

Please note, IPL is NOT a laser. Light energy is transferred through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by the melanin present in the hair shaft. The absorbed light energy is converted to heat energy (below the surface of the skin), which then disables the hair follicle preventing further growth. With the use of these SmoothSkin IPL hair removal devices, treated hairs naturally fall out over the course of a few days to 1-2 weeks.

SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices

IPL differs from laser hair removal by using a much broader spectrum of light in various colors and wavelengths, whereas laser uses a single spectrum of concentrated light in one single color and wavelength. Both methods target the melanin in the hair follicle and can provide long-lasting results. Because laser treatment focuses light into the follicle and not the skin, it is often recommended for darker skin tones which may not be suited to IPL treatment.  Due to the way the technology works, IPL isn’t suitable for the darkest skin tones, or Fitzpatrick skin tone 6.

IPL is also not recommended for use on red, grey or very light (blonde) hair. All SmoothSkin devices feature a unique sensor that checks to see if your skin tone is suitable before treatment. SmoothSkin Gold features the latest in IPL technology, which automatically selects the right setting for you giving a personalized treatment for maximum results.

SmoothSkin Gold, $349.00

Being the most powerful at-home IPL device on the market, SmoothSkin Gold checks your skin tone with every flash and delivers powerful treatment specifically suited to you. They recommend you use it once a week for 12 weeks to capture your three hair cycles of growth. Once these have been treated, your hair will stop growing back and you’ll only have to do a few sessions every few weeks. The SmoothSkin Gold boasts a gentle mode which reduces its power; this makes it perfect to use on sensitive areas such as underarms or bikini line. The treatment should take a maximum of 20 mins for your whole body and can be used pretty much everywhere.

We just started using the SmoothSkin Gold as we are in the Fitzpatrick skin tone 5 range. Something we couldn’t say a few years ago as this technology wasn’t available to our skin tone. It will take a few uses to see the full results, but we can say the device is easy to use, and we haven’t experienced any skin irritations or discomfort.

SmoothSkin Bare, $349.00

The SmoothSkin Bare is the IPL game changer offering incredibly fast, permanent hair reduction. Being the fastest at-home hair removal device on the market, SmoothSkin Bare uses an Ultrafast Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). With 100 flashes per minute, you can treat the whole body in only 10 minutes. Thanks to the latest technology, SmoothSkin Bare offers unlimited flashes, so you don’t have to worry about running out. By using Bare once a week, you will see results from 4 weeks with best results around week 12.

Both devices offer dual-mode treatments making it quick and easy, the Stamp, and Glide modes. The Glide mode is for larger areas such as the legs or arms. You simply hold down the button and the device will keep flashing as you glide it across your skin. The Stamp mode works perfectly for smaller areas such as your underarms or bikini line. SmoothSkin conducts several clinical studies; their in-house clinical team makes sure their products are both effective and safe.

SmoothSkin Gold and SmoothSkin Bare hair removal devices are both available now on www.smoothskin.com.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech the Halls with Bundles of Gadgets

There was a time where tech gifts only referred to cellphones, computers and the like, but with the fusion of technology into almost every industry, many holiday gifts have surpassed being in one category. Technology is finding it’s way into everything from fashion, food, and of course our home life. Things like mirrors and candles now boasts innovative technology. The following 2017 Holiday Gift Guide highlights some of the must-have holiday gifts ideas to keep your home life running seamlessly and in some cases, wirelessly.

We know looking for the perfect gifts for the loved ones on your Christmas and Holiday shopping lists can be a chore. Allow us to show you some great gift ideas in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide that they, and you will love.

  • iHome iZM100 Meditative Light + Sound Therapy Candle, $69.99 – Imagine enjoying a candle that never goes out, doesn’t get hot, and won’t burn out. This candle will not only shimmer and dance like a real candle, it also delivers meditative lighting & sleep therapy effects to keep you focused, relaxed and able to fall asleep fast using the renowned 4-7-8 method inspired by yoga breathing techniques.
  • iHome iCVBT2 Reflect Vanity Speaker, $79.99 – Getting ready to go out, whether to work or play can seem tedious. Why not let your mirror entertain you? Who doesn’t love listening to their favorite music while getting ready. This distortion free mirror with bright accent LEDs and high and low settings, streams audio wirelessly via Bluetooth from your mobile device. Enjoy features like playlists, weather, news and other requests with the help of Siri and Google Now.
  • Norton Core Router, $279.99 – The future of WiFi is here. This very stylish secure router is the perfect security device for your connected home. The Core boasts a built-in dual core processor at 1.7GHz, and more memory and flash storage than typical routers. It simultaneously transmits at 2.4GHz and 5GHz, so your smart devices connect to the best available band. It supports speeds up to 2.5 Gbps1, ensuring amazingly fast 4K streaming and lag-free gaming, and its beamforming antenna tower focuses WiFi directly to devices in the distant corners of your home. Say goodbye to dead zones in your home.
  • Logitech Keys-to-Go Portable Keyboard, $69.99 –  Stylish, incredibly lightweight, and portable, this envy inducing keyboard is the ideal companion for all iOS and Android Devices. If you find your fingertips are too sizable for your tablet or smartphone’s on-screen keyboard, keys-to-Go is just what you need. This stand-alone keyboard boasts well-spaced keys, iOS or Android keyboard shortcuts for productivity, a durable FabricSkin that wards off dirt, crumbs and spills, Bluetooth wireless pairing, and a weight of only 6.35 oz. It’s the portable keyboard you can take anywhere
  • Omron Heat Pain Pro TENS Unit Electrotherapy Device, $89.99 – Wouldn’t you love to ease your muscle pain from the comfort of anywhere in your home? Combining soothing heat for achy muscles with TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) technology, the Omron Heat Pain Pro® TENS Unit superbly relieve acute muscle and joint pain. As writers who tend to spend hours in one position, we can attest to the incredible pain relief we’ve enjoyed from this device. This safe and effective health device relieves multiple body pains. It offers 6 pre-set body pain modes (arm, lower back, leg, foot, joint, shoulder) and 3 massage modes (tap, knead, rub) with 20 levels of intensity to help relief multiple pains throughout the body.
  • Logitech MX Sound 2.0 Computer Stereo Speakers, $99.99 – Get ready for outstanding, premium sound right at your desk. The elegantly crafted Logitech MX Sound 2.0 Computer Stereo Speakers boasts Logitech Easy-Switch™technology that lets you seamlessly switch between audio sources. It delivers balanced audio that accurately reproduces the sound artists intended with a 10° backward tilt puts you in the listening sweet spot. It features silver accent rings, motion-activated back-lit controls and high-end fabric covers for the most sophisticated appearance. And gives you the capability of pairing Bluetooth devices with a light touch to the motion-activated, back-lit controls on the speaker front. What more can you ask for?

What are your thought on our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide? Are there any other tech toys you’d like to see highlighted in our next 2017 Holiday Gift Guide installment?

Back-to-School & Holiday Gift Ideas: The iHome Color Changing Collection

Is it too early to be thinking of holiday gift ideas? Some of you may say yes but if you saw some of the wonderful products we say from iHome, most of which are available now, you’d change your tune. Today we’re highlighting some of our favorite products from the brand, all of which also make excellent back-to-school gifts. It was love at first sight when we laid our eyes on the iHome Color Changing Collection of products. Like us, the iHome Color Changing Collection will have you completely hypnotized.

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The iHome Color Changing Collection features a variety of products including Bluetooth and wireless speakers, over the ear headphones, and alarm clocks. With this collection, iHome literally fills your life with color, and coolness. We’re completely head over heels with the Bluetooth Color Changing Rechargeable Headphones with Mic + Remote which color changing effects include color spectrum, favorite color, strobe to the beat, and color pulse.

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These visually stunning Bluetooth and wireless headphones (it comes with a detachable flat cable that stays tangle-free) display a full spectrum of colors including blue, cyan, green, yellow, red, and purple. The Bluetooth boast an on-ear remote control that allows you to adjust the track selection, control play, and pause, answer and end calls, and control volume. Great looks aside, the great sounding headphones offer a rich and detailed audio sound, feature a rechargeable battery with included USB cable to charge it and it works with any 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Another favorite from the iHome Color Changing Collection is the above speaker. Whether you’re looking to add some coolness factor to a dorm room or at home, you can’t go wrong with the Wireless Splash-Resistant Stereo Speaker + Built-in Power Bank. This geometrically-shaped portable speaker is seriously too cool for words. Bring the party and lots of style with you wherever you go with this color-changing beauty that allows you to stream audio (music and calls) wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Thanks to its accompanying app, you can control the lighting effects and other functions, change to one of the six color modes to set the mood: Fast color blend, slow color blend, favorite color, EQ-style pulse to music, wave mode, and off. Its rechargeable internal lithium-ion battery allows you to enjoy up to 10 hours of music on the go. What more can you ask for!

For fans of all things small, iHome has the iBT682 Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Speakers (pictured in the second photo above) which has the features of the Wireless Splash-Resistant Stereo Speaker + Built-in Power Bank in a compact size. These powerful mini speakers, which fit in your hand, can be used together or separately (that’s right, you get two of these color changing, translucent speakers). Enjoy up to 8 hours of music without missing a call. For more powerful music in a small size, check out the below Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone.

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This Bluetooth-enabled alarm clock wirelessly streams music from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. It comes with a built-in mic, voice echo cancellation, answer and end call controls, FM radio with 6 presets, and two independent alarms that let you wake to either your playlist, FM radio or the built-in tone at separate times. It also features a USB port for charging both iOS and other devices, so you can enjoy your music while charging your device. This makes a great gift for any student who needs help waking up at home or at school.

All of these iHome Color Changing Collection products are available now at completely affordable prices. Nothing we’ve shared today is over $70.00. Great and very stylish technology at a great price. What are you thoughts on the iHome Color Changing Collection? Any favorite devices?

Small Size, Big Sound: Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones

To quote Eric B and Rakim, “this is a journey into sound.” The evolution of wireless sound that is. Several weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be invited to view the latest tech launches from Logitech. One of the products we were introduced to was a newly acquired sports headphone and wearables company, Jaybird. This buyout officially places Logitech into the wireless audio wearables market. Not only is this a great move for Logitech, Jaybird is a great brand to expand into the exploding market with. You’ll see why, when you get to know the products from Jaybird. Here are the reasons we were immediately enamored with the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones.

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These amazing Bluetooth headphones are smallest wireless buds ever to provide an insanely big sound. The Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones was created to bring music to your active life in a stunning, patented, secure fit, sweat-proof, and ultra-comfort metal design. The technology and design behind the Freedom headphones combine sophisticated style, incredible sound and increased comfort in the smallest, most advanced wireless earbuds ever.

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Other in-ear sport Bluetooth buds have traditionally used all plastic materials, as metal is said to inhibit signal performance, but Jaybird’s innovative design has allowed them to reinvent the manufacturing process. Using high-quality injection molded metal parts, the Freedom boasts stunning fashionable metal accents with a premium iconic feel, without affecting signal performance. In fact, the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones’s all-metal housing gives the earbuds the added benefit of removing distortion, giving you an incredible sound never before heard in a wireless in-ear bud.

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The Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones comes in four colors, Carbon (black), Gold (white/gold), Blaze (red), and Ocean (blue), is compatible to wear with helmets (no matter how tight), and its innovative bud size ensures a truly universal comfort fit. As a long sufferer of earbud slippage, this beauty is a godsend. We’ve always had issues with ill-fitting earbuds that slip out with the slightest movement on our part. This is why we usually go for on-ear headphones but with the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones, it’s not an issue.

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Each headphone comes with a specially designed charging clip to keep you charged on-the-go, and giving you eight hours of playtime with the ability to charge even longer. Just clip the lightweight charger on while driving to the gym or during your workout and 20 minutes gets you an extra hour of playtime.

Grab your favorite color of the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones for $199.99 each at www.jaybirdsport.com.

 

Monster Announces the Monster Blaster Boombox at CE Week

During the mid-1970s, the first social sharing music device, the boombox, made its grand debut. The boombox, a portable cassette tape recorder/player with AM/FM radio, filled a desire for a shared music listening experience. It took music to the streets. Over the years, they became bigger and heavier as the desire for louder, more significant bass grew. In 2001, when Apple introduced the iPod, it spelled the end of the boombox. For 15 years, music became personal, it was no longer a shared music experience……until the Monster Blaster boombox.

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This reimagined boombox takes the classic and updates it with modern design and the latest in wireless technology. The Monster Blaster boasts Bluetooth technology, charges via USB for up to 12 hours of continuous listening, and frees you from batteries. Other features include indoor and outdoor EQ Modes, waterproof and splash-proof, Bi-Directional Driver Design with full range drivers in angled 360⁰ orientation, a down-Firing Integrated Powered Subwoofer, quick pairing via NFC, a 3.5mm Aux-In to connect any audio source, 3.5mm Microphone Level Input makes the Blaster a portable PA system, and a powerful enough sound for large, open spaces.

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To welcome the return of much-celebrated “ghetto blaster”, Monster held a panel during CE Week on the “Evolution and Impact of the Boombox on Pop and Hip-Hop culture, followed by a Break Dance competition.” The panel featured some of the most influential DJs, hip-hop artists, and music influencers, including Video Music Box’s Ralph MacDaniels, Chuck Creekmur from allhiphop.com, musical artists Bodega Bamz, DJ Enuff, Mims, and Dorrough Music.

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The Breakdance competition which followed the panel included the Monster Blaster boombox and a check for $500 as prizes. Competitors included Uncle Will, Gravity, Roflow, Pete Nasty, Rugrat, etc. The breakdancing competition introduced the partnership between Monster and Ground Zero Crew, Miami’s most notorious, world champion Bboy breakdancing group. This partnership, the first for a brand and dance group, birthed the “Taking It To The Streets” tour, a multi-faceted cross-country that celebrates the Monster Blaster boombox. Tour stops include SXSW, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and Philadephia.

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The Taking It to The Streets tour features music and business related discussion panels (like the one held during CE week), led by local DJs, hip-hop artists and music influencers across the US. The tour recently made a stop in Miami, where the Ground Zero Crew organized a pop-up dance breakdancing competition. Miami’s hip-hop elite attended the panel and enjoyed “Monsterous Breakdancing battles” hosted by Ground Zero Crew’s founder Bebe Fernandez, well into the night.

The Monster Blaster boombox is available now and retails for $399.95 on www.monsterproducts.com.

Tech Toys We Can’t Stop Playing With

In this day and age, it’s, of course, no surprise to go full geek for the latest tech toys and accessories. Whether these gadgets make our life easier, or just make our lives more fun, we just can’t see our life without them. Before we got these tech toys, we didn’t know how much we needed them. Today we bring you the tech accessories we’ve loving from ChargerLeash, myCharge, JAM Audio, and Kingston Technology.

ChargerLeash Charge & Sync USB Cable

Chargerleash Charge & Sync

We have a vivid memory of walking out of a fitness class with our phones but not our charger (we unplugged right after the class to take post workout photos and got distracted). We didn’t realize we left it until we were out of the building. Needless to say we had to run back to get it, and while we were lucky enough to find it, for many, that is not the case. But don’t worry, the solution is at hand. The flat, 6-ft cable (for tangle-free use) ChargerLeash Charge & Sync Smart Micro USB 2.0 Cable (available for Android, Windows, and Apple devices) is the ultimate in charger loss prevention. The “Forget-Me-Not” USB Cable comes with a built in alarm which goes off within seconds of unplugging your device, so you’ll never forget it. The ChargerLeash is designed to rapidly charge and sync, and the newest version boasts a new snooze feature so you can silence it when traveling.  ChargerLeash is available for $14.99 – $34.99, depending on device, on www.shop.chargerleash.com.

myCharge RazorUltra Portable Charger

myCharge RazorUltra Portable Charger

Of course the style lover in us loves its chic anodized aluminum body, and pale, rose gold finish, but its the power and dual gadget charging capabilities that has us in love with this portable charger. The myCharge RazorUltra has 2 Built-in USB ports that delivers a 3.4A shared output which can power two devices simultaneously, it boasts 90 extra hours of power, and provides super fast charging (up to 65% faster than competitors). This powerful charger can be yours for $99.99, see it anf other portable chargers in the Razor Series at www.mycharge.com.

JAM Alloy Wireless Stereo Speaker

JAM Alloy Wireless Stereo Speaker

Talk about power and style! The small but mighty JAM Alloy Wireless Speaker boasts crystal-clear sound, crisp bass, and some powerful volume, thanks to its two active and two passive precision drivers. Its sophisticated metallic finish, and clean design make it a very stylish addition to any decor, it syncs with any Bluetooth device in a 30-foot range, features a rechargeable battery that keeps the music and your party going for up to 5 hours, and a built-in speakerphone that lets you answer phone calls instantly, and with ease. This chic speaker is available for $59.99 at www.jamaudio.com.

Kingston 5-in-1 Mobile Companion

Kingston 5-in-1 Mobile Companion

This device is a must if you have a phone and love taking photos….which basically applies to everyone. As bloggers, we’re always running out of storage space on our phones because we take so many videos and photos. We usually have to delete other images to make room for new ones, which of course is a hassle. With the extra storage provided by our Kingston 5-in-1 Mobile Companion, we are no longer forced to delete our photos. The 5-in-1 Mobile Companion increases the storage of your mobile device using USB Flash drives, SD cards or microSD cards. It allows you to backup photos and videos from your camera roll, stream movies, listen to music and view different photos on multiple mobile devices simultaneously, read SD cards and USB Flash drives from your mobile device, create a shareable Wi-Fi hotspot from a wired Internet connection, and if that’s not enough, it is also a power bank to charge your mobile device. We couldn’t ask for anything more, this device has been a godsend. So take more pictures and videos, and never delete one to make more space again. Grab the Kingston 5-in-1 Mobile Companion for $29.99 at www.newegg.com.

What do you think of our newest must-have tech toys? Are there any tech products or accessories that you’re going crazy for? Let us know, and meanwhile, get to know the ones we highlighted.