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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.

Fashion Week Essentials That Will Help Your Daily Life

New York Fashion Week is almost upon us and while I go over my checklist for attending – registering and getting approved,contacting designers, getting my schedule together – I noticed there are a few items on my list that can be necessities for everyday use and life and not just during the most hectic week in the fashion industry. Because of this, I’ve decided to highlight those must-have products.

In a Pikle

There’s nothing worse than needing an essential item and realizing you don’t have it in your arsenal (your purse). During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, you’re practically living out of your purse so emergency items are a must whether it be band-aids, nailfiles/clippers/polishes, needle & thread, hand sanitizer, advil, etc. These are just a few of the items you definitely need which is why In a Pikle should be an essential part of your daily life. In a Pikle is small enough to fit in your purse, backpack, or briefcase. It organizes all the little essential items that are needed on the go. So whether you’re attending the shows like me or just surviving everyday life, keep an In the Pikle in your possession.

myCharge


We are all well away how important cellphones are to our daily lives and there’s nothing more terrifying than a dead battery with no way to charge up and let me tell you, finding a free outlet/charger during Fashion Week is like finding gold, which is why I made certain I was all set with a very space-friendly, cordless beauty that is the myCharge Voyage 1000Portable Charger. With this amazing device, you can charge your phone while its in your pocket, handbag, literally anywhere. Enjoy four more hours of talk time (while in 3G), up to six more hours of video or up to twenty-two more hours of music. The built-in Micro USB connector charges hundreds of portable devices, so say goodbye to hunting for available outlets and of course not being able to move once you’ve found one.

Dr. Scholl’s for Her

Ladies, if you wear any kind of heels, you know this is a no-brainer. A regular day in heels can be a painful one. Imagine having to stand in AND run in heels for an entire day as you go from show to show, from uptown to downtown – it’s excruciating; but with Dr. Scholl’s amazing collection of heel relieving products, you have comfort in every step that will last you all day. My favorites include High Heel Insoles, Ball of  Foot Cushions and Rub Relief.

Snacks

Now while attending the shows can seem glamorous, there’s nothing fun about having no time to eat – you end up looking in envy at anyone not attending the shows as they devour yummy eats while you’re trying to keep hunger pains at bay, so having snacks is a must. Great ones to keep you going include Fiber One Bars, the new Chewy Chocolate Bars are so damn delicious and you get 20% fiber and 10% Calcium. You’ll be snacking deliciously and healthier. Snap Super Candy is just as its name implies.Sometimes during the day I need something sweet but regular candy is just all sugar and there’s no benefit – not so anymore. Snap Super Candy are your favorite candy (gum, jellybeans, gummy bears) infused with vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes that energize, protect and balance you without any trans fats or high fructose corn syrup. For those who want energy without having something sweet, the answer is Sante Nuts, specifically their delicious Chipotle Almonds. I admit that I find almonds a boring nut (except if mixed with something sweet) but the Sante Nuts Chipotle Almonds changed my mind. The combination of Chipotle pepper, ancho chile and pure cane sugar make these almonds far from boring and a great on the go way to keep our natural energy up. Back to another sweet snack, these a basically an indulgence because they are  absolutely divine. I was already a huge fan of Chex Mix’s regular mixes but add peanut butter, chocolate flavoring and a powdery sweet coating and I was hooked on the Chex Mix Muddy Buddies on first taste but I can still indulge with not so much guilt as these still have 50% less fat than regular potato chips.

And there you have it, my fashion week essentials. Do you see some items you could use in your daily life?