New in Tech: Polaroid Underwater Camera Housing Case

As a photography lover and owner of a DSLR, we try to get the most out of our photo taking experience. We use our digital camera for all the photos for our blog posts, which means we take it with us everywhere. Of course, there are some places our DSLR cannot be taken…like underwater. We always wished we could turn our Canon into an underwater camera for when we’re at the pool or on vacation; a possibility we never thought would exist, until the introduction of the Polaroid Underwater Camera Housing Case. Thanks to this dive rated, waterproof housing case, there’s no need for us to buy a separate underwater camera, we can now take our Canon from land to sea.

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The Polaroid underwater camera case is made of high-impact polycarbonate and can withstand water submersion up to 130 feet. It features a photo quality viewing glass that allows you to see your photos even while you’re underwater. The waterproof housing case also boasts easy, accessible controls for full camera function in any situation, and offers protection from rain, snow or dusty and muddy environments for extraordinary photos on any terrain, and in any conditions. If you already own a Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic or Sony digital camera and want to expand your photo captures to explore underwater photography, the Polaroid Underwater Camera Housing Case is exactly what you need. The Polaroid Underwater Camera Housing Case, which is available in transparent, and black, fits the following DSLR camera models:

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  • Canon: Canon 70D (w/18-55mm lens), Canon 5D Mark 3 (w/ 24-105mm lens), Canon G1 X, Canon G7 X, Canon G11/G12, Canon G15, Canon G16, Canon S110, Canon T2I/550D, Canon T3I/600D, Canon T5I/700D, T4I/650D (w/18-55mm lens)
  • Nikon: Nikon Coolpix P7000, Nikon Coolpix P7100, Nikon D7000 (w/18mm lens), Nikon D7100 (w/18mm lens), Nikon J1 (w/10mm lens), Nikon V1 (w/10mm lens)
  • Olympus: Olympus EM5 (w/12mm lens), Olympus EM5 (w/5-17mm lens)
  • Panasonic: Panasonic GF2 (w/14-42mm lens), Panasonic GF3 (w/14-42mm lens), Panasonic GF5 (w/14-42mm lens), Panasonic GF6 (w/14-42mm lens)
  • Sony: Sony A6000 (w/16-50mm lens), Sony A7 (w/ 27-70mm lens), Sony Alpha NEX-3 (w/16mm lens), Sony Alpha NEX-3N (w/18mm lens), Sony Alpha NEX-5 (w/16mm lens), Sony Alpha NEX-5N (w/16mm lens or 18mm lens), Sony Alpha NEX-C3 (w/16mm lens or 18mm lens), Sony NEX 6 (w/16mm lens or 18mm lens), Sony NEX 7 (w/16mm lens or 18mm lens), Sony NEX-5R (w/18mm lens), Sony RX100, Sony RX100 Mark 2

The Polaroid Underwater Camera Housing Case is available now on www.Amazon.com ranging from $99.99-$599.99, depending on your camera model, and ships with camera housing, a hand and neck strap, an o-ring and water sealing lubricant, and a manual. Are you ready to

Style + Innovation: UR Powered Cold Weather Accessories

It’s official, the coldness of winter has descended upon us with a vengeance. Gone are the days of mild, sunny, and abnormally high-temperature days. The past couple of days have been below the freezing mark, which means you’re wearing so many layers, you practically look like the abominable snowman or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Experiencing these low temperatures begs the question, how do you stay connected with important calls, texts, or emails while braving the freezing temperatures? Exposing your bare hands, ears or head to these freezing temperatures is quite painful, and not at all good for trying to stay healthy, but have no fear, UR Powered has amazing, technologically-enhanced cold weather accessories that blend technology and design beautifully, bringing your digital and real life together to keep you connected to your world, no matter how low the temperature drops. Brave the elements with the following Touchscreen Gloves and Audio Headphone Earmuffs.

Mila Tech Spandex Capacitive Tech Touchscreen Gloves, $46.00

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Say goodbye to the ugly touchscreen gloves fingertip threads, the Mobile device-friendly Mila Spandex gloves with a chic ruched back are infused with UR Powered’s invisible, all-over micro conductive spandex that promotes more natural control and access of the touch screens on mobile devices. These stylish gloves come in eight fashion colors: Black, Red, Astral (indigo blue), Fossil (gray), Maigenta (red), Majestic (purple), Saddle (brown), and Stonewall (gray).

Nova Leather Tech Touchscreen Gloves, $75.00

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If you thought elegant leather gloves couldn’t be touchscreen, think again. Thanks to the UR powered technology, the entirety of the stunning Nova sheepskin leather tech gloves, which boasts sheepskin leather palms and back, allows you full hand control of your touchscreen without ever having to take their gloves off. Add in it’s stretchy sidewall panels, and you’re left with a slim, high-fashion pair of gloves with a tailored fit. Get the Nova in the following five colors: Black, Fuchsia, Stonewall (gray), Red, and Brown.

Stella Knit MP3 Audio Headphone EarmuffsAmanda Two-Tone Knit Audio Earmuffs, $36.00 each

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Keep your ears warm and look great while listening to your playlist with either the Stella Knit MP3 Audio Headphone Earmuffs or the Amanda Two-Tone Knit Audio Earmuffs. The Stella Knit MP3 Audio Earmuffs boasts the signature knit earmuff silhouette with built-in, hidden, UR Powered audio speakers with a removable cord. The knit headphone earmuffs feature a tonal vertical, ribbed stripe down the center of the earcup with a heathered micro fur inner muff. The Stella is available in five colors: Barberry, Black, Poppy, Stonewall, and Ultra.

With the Amanda Knit Audio Earmuffs, a two-tone knit design which features complimentary fashion colors, you experience all the warmth and tech details UR Powered headphone earmuffs offers, like clear conversations, micro fur inner muffs to keep your ears warm, and high digital audio quality. Grab the Amanda in one of these four fashionable colors: Black Multi, Hyacinth, Pillow, and Stonewall.

Can these stylish UR Powered cold weather accessories keep you warm and connected this winter?

Motorola’s New Moto360 Collection: Designed by You

Want to make a fashionable girl geek out? Give her the power to make her tech devices as chic and stylish as she is. Thanks to Motorola’s New Moto360 Collection, which includes the Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport Smartwatches (coming soon), and the Moto X Pure Edition Smartphone, you are getting more: more style options, more features and more battery life, and a better mobile relationship – a way of keeping you connected without being shackled to your device.

Moto 360 Smartwatch

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The original Moto 360 was the first true smartwatch to feature a traditional round face, bringing the classic design, craftsmanship and sophisticated style of refined timepieces, to wearable technology. Thanks to Moto Maker, Motorola’s online design studio, you can select from a range of colors, materials, and details to make your Moto 360 Smartwatch your own. Select your smartwatch style, bezel treatment and colors, case colors and size (women’s comes in 42mm, and men’s  in 46mm, or 42mm), finish, band, and stunning watch faces tailored specifically to fit the style personalities of both men and women, making it the world’s first customizable smartwatch.

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Whether you’re out with friends and family, in a meeting, or on vacation, the Moto 360 gives you access to read your Gmail messages and calendar invites, reply to friends on Whatsapp, stay up-to-date with Facebook posts, traffic and weather updates, discover music playing around you with a  Live Dial for Shazam, browse and play music on spotify, and have access to your favorite Android wear apps from Google play. The new Moto 360 also boasts a high-res LCd screen that maximizes the of display area while minimizing the overall case size for a more realistic view of your incoming messages and alerts (say goodbye to eye strain), quick-release bands so you can change your watch bands from stainless steel to leather in seconds, and a new Moto Body phone app that goes beyond counting steps. One of our favorite gestures is the fact that the Moto 360 is built to recognize gestures. When you raise your wrist to look at the Moto 360, the display automatically turns on.

Moto X Pure Edition Smartphone

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For those of you who hate being restricted, Motorola presents the Moto X Pure Edition Smartphone, a beautiful and powerful smartphone that’s not bound to any phone carrier. That’s right, the Moto X Pure Edition comes ready to use because it arrives unlocked, and works on all major networks. No longer will you be restricted by the rules of network carriers. If that wasn’t enough, just like the original Moto X, you can customize this smartphone to your style and personality. Choose your memory size, frame and front colors, a distinctive back (soft-grip, genuine leather or real wood), accent color, personal back engraving, and signature greeting (we’ll share our finished Moto X Pure Edition on our social media when we receive it).
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What better way to express yourself than personalizing with your “life-line”. There are many more features of the Moto Pure Edition you’ll enjoy. Imagine getting 10 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes; it’s a reality with the Moto X Pure Edition. It also boasts a 5.7” Quad HD display for vivid pictures, videos and games, immersive stereo sound thanks to its front-facing stereo speakers, a 21 MP camera with color-balancing flash, rapid focus and no shutter delay, a front-facing 5 MP camera with wide-angle lens and LED front flash, advanced water protection thanks to its water-repellent coating,  and a sleek metal frame and curved back that’s designed to be comfortable in your hand. Those are just a few of the features that will have you saying goodbye to your old phones.

Click on the following linked texts to build your Moto X Pure Edition, pre-order your Moto 360 Smartwatch, and register for updates on the Moto 360 Sport now. Anyone customized a Moto product using Moto Maker? How was your experience? We’re looking forward to enriching our lives with Motorola, are you?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

The Latest in Wearables: Jewelry Goes Digital with Kiroco Jewelry

We have been privy to many things that have blown us away, some with their beauty, others with their features. We’ve always been interested in products that combine fashion and technology, especially when it strengthens the connection between humans. While we admit some technology can create a wall between between us, not all of them do. After all, we humans are emotional creatures and we do seek out a connection with our fellow beings. We discovered a stunning range of products during CE Week that help to keep our emotional connection and one of our favorites was Kiroco Jewelry. How does this jewelry company combine fashion and technology, and help keep our connection to each other? Kiroco Jewelry’s concept is the strengthening of our connection by combining emotion and the giving of jewelry. Here’s how…
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While the above gorgeous pieces seem like typical jewelry, Kiroco is able to take jewelry beyond just classic sentiment and into a world of secret sweet nothings and heartfelt messages of love and emotion, all of which will be literally locked into the jewelry for eternity. The above Kiroco Orbs ($215.00), is a digital locket that boasts fashionable and elegant details such as Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver, and enamel, with the ability to house far more than just small photos and locks of hair.  This revolutionary concept of digital jewelry gives you the ability to see and keep unlimited digital photos, 10 second videos and read secret messages via any NFC Smartphone with the Kiroco app.
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The “K” Enamel, sterling silver, and Leather Bracelet ($85.00) literally keeps everything mentioned above within arms reach. These one size fits all bracelets comes in a variety of colors, and looks great whether you’re wearing a single bracelet, or a stack of multiples.

Through the Kiroco app, you keep personal items private, safe and secure, with the “My Safe” feature, and store all message with the Timeline Service. Get to know more about Kiroco Jewelry and its range of digital jewelry at www.kiroco.us.

Built to TYLT: Gadgets for the iPhone6

Picture this….you’re running late for a meeting and you’re stuck in traffic so you pick up your phone to call your office and realize you only have 10% battery power left. “Nooo! I forgot to charge it last night.” Yeah, we’ve all been there. No worries, because TYLT Products has got you covered with these must-have tech and mobile accessories for the iPhone 6.ENERGI Sliding Power Case for iPhone and other Apple and Galaxy products

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The TYLT ENERGI Sliding PowerCase for iPhone 6 has a built-in 3200mAh. It will keep your iPhone 6 charged all day, and has drop protection. This thing is amazing. Yes, a protective case that also keeps my phone charged. I absolutely love this product. I cannot ask for more than that! TYLT has a similar power case for the Samsung Galaxy 6. Get yours today for only $99.99. Believe me, it’s worth every cent!

Y-Charge Car Charger

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With all of the new smartphones on the market; who knows when you’ll switch from an Galaxy to Apple or another phone all together. There’s nothing worse than having to go out an buy back up chargers because your old charger doesn’t fit your new phone, and you’ve left the one that comes with the phone at home, or in your desk drawer at the office. TYLT is revolutionizing the car charger once again. The Y-Charge Car Charger takes the bullet style charger to a whole new level with its compact and sleek design. The best part is that the Y-Charge is compatible with ALL phones and devices that charge via USB. For only $34.99, this is an investment you wont’t regret! It’s truly a lifesaver. Choose from four colors to match your unique style.

RIBBN 4.8 Charger with Flat Ribbon Cable

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I just hate it when my car charger gets all tangled and sometimes stops working as a result. The TYLT RIBBN 4.8 Charger with Flat Ribbon Cable will never tangle. Measuring 3 feet long, my phone rests nicely wherever I place it while being charged by the RIBBN. This must-have car charger with Flat Ribbon Cable comes in four fun colors, and is available with either an Apple Lightning connector, or a Micro USB connector. The best feature is the additional USB port just in case you need to simultaneously charge another device.

ALIN Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 and for other Apple and Galaxy products

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You ever see those folks with the fancy design on their phone that strongly resembles broken glass? Wait…that is broken glass. SMH…..they’ve cracked the screen of their $600 phone. Don’t be one of those people! Check out TYLT’s ALIN Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6or the ALIN Perfect Alignment Screen Protection. Not only will this screen protector keep you from having the phone of shame, it also keeps your phone’s screen looking brand new, clean, and scratch-free. As I’m not a person who is well coordinated, I always dread installing that new screen protector. Always worried that it’ll end up crooked or wrinkled. Well, TYLT made it so easy. Both the ALIN Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6, and the ALIN HD Screen Protector come with a snap-on alignment tool that guarantees correct positioning. I am as uncoordinated as they come, but I was able to install this screen protector with ease. For $34.99 you can keep you expensive new phone looking brand new.

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Snap the Perfect Selfie: EmoFix vs. Hisy Halo Selfie Camera Remote Shutters

We’ve all heard so much about the Selfie Stick, but there’s one device that we think is even better, the Selfie Camera Remote Shutter. We have the pleasure of trying out two of these selfie wireless remotes, the uniquely shaped EmoFix Shutter, and the Halo Shutter for Android from Hisy, and today we share what we love about each.
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There’s lots of love from both devices. Each has their pros and cons but overall, we’d be happy with either selfie remotes because it’s always about the picture for us. Get to know more about each device below:

EmoFix

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What we love about the colorful Emofix Selfie Wireless Remote: the 3 x 3 cm square-shaped EmoFix is a compact Bluetooth device that captures photos and videos without having to touch your mobile phones, it doesn’t need an app to be installed, works with all mobile phones, has a photo-taking range of more than 30 feet, is waterproof, boasts a metal body that won’t be damaged even if it’s dropped on hard surface, and naturally, the fashion-lover in us loves the vibrant graphic print and colors. While it doesn’t come with a built-in phone attachment (it’s so thin, it can get lost in your purse), you can accessorize your Emofix with one of their added accessories, including the EmoFix ™ Keychain, EmoFix ™ Wristband, and Phone stick + wall stick as a pack for $20.00 on indiegogo. Emofix retails for $35.00 each, but you can get it for Save $15 or 43% OFF the retail price with their Super Early Bird special on indiegogo, and you get to choose EmoFix design at the end of  the campaign.

Hisy Halo

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What we love about the Halo from Hisy is the fact that it pairs with multiple smartphones, and remote clicks for multi-camera shots, all at the same time. It also boasts a built-in headphone jack attachment that allows you to carry your Halo with you at all times (no way this baby gets lost at the bottom of your purse). You do need to download the Shutter Panorama app but you don’t have to worry about your picture quality, and the photos automatically store in your main photo gallery.Halo shoots photos or videos 30-90ft away, boasts a 2+ Year Battery Life, and is available in both black and white for the android, with the Hisy (for iPhone only) available in a variety of colors. Get the Halo for $24.99. Accessorize your Halo with the WING: Selfie Stick w/ Tripod (in Orange), for $29.99.

What are your thoughts on Selfie Camera Remote Shutters? Would you include them into your social photography?