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Motorola Welcomes The Moto Z4 5G Upgradeable Smartphone

When it comes to advances in technology, we all want everything to be faster. This is especially true when it comes to our smartphones. We want to upload and download faster, connect faster, and work faster. With the 5G network already present in cities like Chicago and Minneapolis, with other major cities like New York on the horizon, you need a smartphone that can handle the next major step of mobile telecommunications standards and speeds. This is where the Moto Z4 5G Upgradeable Smartphone comes in.

We had the pleasure of attending the Moto Z4 launch event where the newest member of the Moto Z family was announced. This latest phone is packed incredible new features at just about half the retail of its competitors. Boasting a longer lasting battery, more storage, bigger display, and incredibly crisp night vision capabilities at prices that don’t match a month’s rent, you’ll love what the Moto Z4 5G Upgradeable Smartphone has to offer.

Check out some of the amazing features below:

  • An integrated in-display fingerprint sensor right on the phone’s 2.5D curved glass screen
  • 15w turbo power charging for quicker battery power
  • Enjoy amazing speeds with the new 5G moto mod at Verizon
  • Etched matte glass screen, water resistant, aluminum, the earphone jack is back, 6.4″ max vision, full HD+ OLED
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, AI engine, 3.0 GHz Octa-core
  • Enjoy up to 2 days of battery life
  • Moto Mods don’t just customize your phone with experiences you want,t hey add an extra battery to the Moto Z4
  • The 48-megapixel and 25-megapixel front-facing camera are amplified thanks to the sensor with OIS and Quad pixel technology.
  • Smart Composition feature that recognizes potential improvements to your photo and creates a second photo based on those improvements
  • One button navigation at the bottom of the screen. Quick flashlight with a flick of your wrist
  • Add fun, animated characters to your photos with AR Stickers
  • Spot Color Mode allows you to pick one color to keep, and then turn everything else in the photo to black and white. You can also choose from twelve different live color tones filters
  • Timelapse / Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, and YouTube Live
  • 128GB internal storage expandable up to 512GB with a microSD, 4GB RAM

Some of our favorite features include the incredible photo sharpness and clarity of the Moto Z4’s night vision; the auto smile photo capture that can capture up to 5 people in a group and single photos; the ability to add an artistic blur effect in the background for professional-looking selfies in both front and rear cameras with portrait lighting; and the 360 photo and video capabilities when you add on the 360 Moto Mod.

The Moto Z4 5G Upgradeable Smartphone is available now through Verizon in Flash Grey and Frost White. It can be purchased at Best Buy, B&H Photo, and www.amazon.com in the US; Starting June 13, customers who purchase the Verizon Moto Z4 at Best Buy will receive a limited time offer of $5/month for 24 months for new lines or $10/month for 24 months for upgrades.

Get the Moto Z4 at Verizon for only $10/month for 24 months. For those who want to bundle, the Moto Z4 + 5G Moto Mod starts at $439.99 for new activations; and the Moto Z4 + 360 Mod Camera Bundle is $499.99 unlocked. Canadians will be able to purchase the Moto Z4 this summer.

We highly encourage you to pop into one of the above retailers and try out the Moto Z4 5G Upgradeable Smartphone for yourself. Try out all the mods and see which is best for you, then go enjoy this epic phone.

New Logitech Keys-To-Go Colors: Ready to Go Anywhere With You

We’ve been known to complain about our chubby fingers, mainly while experiencing mishaps when trying to text or respond to emails on the small keyboard of our smartphones.It was difficult to not make mistakes when the phone’s keyboard keys are so close together and your fingertips are on the large side. Luckily we found an answer to that problem in the Logitech Keys-to-Go Portable Keyboard, the giftable tech accessory we highlighted in our 2017 holiday gift guide.  Then this must-have gadget came in three universal colors – red, blue, and black but a new year means new colors.

Logitech Keys-To-Go has expanded its color palette with three new colors just in time for the spring and summer seasons. This new collection of trendy colors, Stone, Blush, and Smokey Blue, is available so you can upgrade your style game and take your Keys-To-Go wherever you go. Being the pink fanatic that we are, of course, we’re head over heels in love with the Blush. Which one is your favorite color?

Enjoy the comfort of a full keyboard with this ultra-portable, stand-alone keyboard and say goodbye to texting mishaps. The Keys-To-Go comes with an iPhone stand and is perfect for all of your Apple devices – iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Don’t worry non-iOS users, it is also compatible with other Bluetooth devices including Android and Windows devices. Logitech kept all the features that made Keys-To-Go a must-have gadget – it’s still ultra-slim, ultra-lightweight, super portable and easy to tuck into your purse, backpack or suitcase.

You will also love the Logitech Keys-To-Go’s durable covering. It is smooth to type on, spill proof and easy to clean, protecting your keyboard from spills, crumbs, and dirt. Keys-To-Go provides comfortable, silent and laptop-like typing so you can break free and do what you need to do on any size screen, whenever and wherever you are.

Get a closer look at the three new color options, decide which one you would love to which one would you celebrate the season with? The new Logitech Keys-To-Go colors are available now for $69.99 on www.Logitech.com.

UE BOOM 2: Made to Take a Beating and Keep the Beat Going

If you’re a UE BOOM fanatic like we are, you’ll be happy to know that Ultimate Ears has launched a new generation of UE BOOM social sharing speakers that is tougher; designed to keeping the music going even if it gets wet, muddy, or beat to hell, with its new features, the music just won’t stop. In fact, with the UE BOOM 2 you get more: 25 percent louder and better sound, a longer wireless range, is completely waterproof, a 15-hour all-day and all-night battery life, and a new and innovative tap control that allows you to start, pause and skip songs.

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The UE BOOM 2 comes in six new vibrant colors: Cherrybomb, Yeti, Phantom, GreenMachine, Tropical, and BrainFreeze. Enjoy an intense music experience with the UE BOOM 2’s insanely great sound from every direction. Go anywhere, do anything, and enjoy your music everything, in any weather or life condition. Using the same high-quality materials Ultimate Ears is known for, the UE BOOM 2 boasts a waterproof (IPX 7) body, is drop-proof from up to five feet high, and provides a wireless range of 100-feet, all hile maintaining its water bottle shape and size. Like a fine wine, the UE BOOM 2 gets better with time. Using the UE BOOM 2 app for iOS® and Android™, you can double the sound by pairing it with any other Ultimate Ears speaker, remotely turn the speaker on from your phone, and even wake up to your favorite music. New updates to the UE speakers are sent wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features, making each speaker future-proof and even more awesome over time.

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“Music is about making good moments great moments,” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “And by taking your music with you, those great moments are now shareable, anywhere. That’s why every speaker Ultimate Ears designs is durable and adventure-proof with 360-degree sound, including UE BOOM 2. We’ve been leading the category in a new direction, and we’re breaking the mold yet again with UE BOOM 2.”

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UE BOOM 2 became available in the U.S. and in select countries in Europe and Asia in this month, for a suggested retail price of $199.99. For more information, visit www.ultimateears.com.

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?

Ultimate Ears Launches UE MEGABOOM Speaker. We’re Celebrating w/ a Skrillex Edition UE BOOM Giveaway

There are times when bigger is definitely better and Ultimate Ears goes big with their newest portable speaker launch. The social music brand is expanding their lineup of multiple award-winning mobile speakers with the introduction of the UE MEGABOOM. This next generation of portable wireless speaker delivers more power, more sound, and more bass than you’ve ever experienced in a portable speaker. In celebration of this incredible new launch, we are giving away THREE (3) of the Limited Edition Skrillex Edition UE BOOM (more on that at the end of this post).

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 Similar to UE’s first mobile speaker, the next-generation UE MEGABOOM blasts a freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with heart-pounding bass. With a waterproof (IPX7 certified) and stain-resistant acoustic skin, and a durable grab-and-go design, this incredible portable speaker makes your musical adventures both awesome and easy. Even with its mega size, the UE MEGABOOM weighs less than two pounds. It also features a 20-hour rechargeable battery life and a 100-foot wireless Bluetooth® range, so you can keep the party going anywhere, and because it is from Ultimate Ears, you can also wirelessly Double Up with a second UE MEGABOOM, or UE BOOM, for twice the beats.

“People want their music wherever they go, and to be part of everything they do,” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “That’s why we designed UE MEGABOOM to be strong enough to withstand your life and your adventures, and allow you to share the magic of music wherever you go.”

Both UE MEGABOOM and UE BOOM are designed to frequently update with groundbreaking features accessible through the respective free apps for iOS® or Android™, such as remote On/Off, alarm functionality and fully customizable sound. And now, for the first time ever, updates can be made to the speakers over the air. The UE MEGABOOM, available in four colors – Charcoal Black, Lava Red, Electric Blue, and Plum – is available now in the U.S., and in select countries in Europe and Asia for $299.99. Now on to our giveaway…….

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As we stated above, to celebrate the launch of the UE MEGABOOM Speaker, we are giving three My Life on (and off) the Guest List readers the opportunity to win one of the above Limited Edition Skrillex Edition UE BOOM of their very own. Custom designed by the Grammy Award-Winning Music Producer/Singer/Songwriter/DJ himself, the red and white portable speaker, which retails for $199.99, features Skrillex’s own quirky, hand-drawn characters and boasts all the amazing UE BOOM features. Want to win? To enter this great giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below (please note all entry form requirement must be fulfilled to be eligible to win):

 

 

Samsung Mobile US Launches Next Generation Galaxy S 5

Ladies and gentlemen, the next big thing truly is coming soon. Next month, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 finally arrives and we are very excited because we’ve been fans of Samsung’s Galaxy range for quite a while. We know why we’re excited, so we’re here to tell you why you should be. The Samsung Galaxy S5 continues with its introduction of new experiences, industry leading technology and meaningful innovations that you never knew you needed.
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The Galaxy S 5 boasts unrivaled experiences, new features designed with you in mind and experiences to improve your everyday life. Imagine paying for things with your fingerprint, expanding your microSD memory card slot to a massive 128GB, enjoying elements only seen on DSLR cameras, such as taking video that adapts to your surrounding light, etc. These are just a few of the amazing things available on the Samsung Galaxy S 5.

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The Galaxy S 5 features a brilliant 5.1-inch display powered by technology that enables you to enjoy amazing new camera experiences, lightning fast data connections, and health and wellness monitoring. With an adaptive Full HD Super AMOLED® display, colors are richer, blacks are darker and you get a faster response time for clearer, high-speed content. The S 5 also boasts wide viewing angles and crisp HD video on it’s bright bold display that adapts to bright outdoor sunlight or indoor ambient lighting – anytime, anywhere!

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The new camera features and simplified controls, paired with the 16 megapixel rear facing camera elevate the photo-taking experience, which means sharper photos and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for less grainy selfies. With the Galaxy S 5’s HDR (aka dynamic range of luminosity), you can see what your photos will look like before you even take them, while the amazing 4K allows you to take video in four times the HD resolution.
  • Phase Detection Autofocus: Advanced auto focus speeds for capturing a shot quickly – first smartphone with phase detection autofocus, a feature usually found in DSLR cameras
  • Real-Time HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) preview mode makes it easier to choose when to use HDR – like trying to photograph a beautiful sunset. It also enables users to capture HDR photos or videos with no shutter lag or post-processing.
  • Selective Focus Mode: Blur images near or far for a creative, one-of-a-kind shot
  • Shot and More Mode: The camera chooses and recommends Drama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face or Eraser shot after the picture is taken to create the best photo
  • Studio: Add effects to photos and edit movies with a complete suite of editing tools within the Gallery

The features we’re really looking forward to is the Ultra Power Saving Mode, Water Safety, and the Built-in Fingerprint Sensor. Is your battery running low? In Ultra Power, the Galaxy S 5 will reduce itself to a battery power, monochrome-colored saving mode, giving you more power and longer battery life. Just as with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, if you drop the S 5 in water, it will still function (no need to rush to find some rice like with other phones). the built-in fingerprint sensor unlocks and locks the Galaxy S 5 and provides secure password protection to use PayPal for secure payments. The Galaxy S 5 also supports the latest mobile wallets, including Isis (a consortium among various carrier partners) and Google Wallet™.

The Galaxy S 5 is packed with leading technology enhancements, including Quick Connect, which locates the nearest devices to share content, files, or your screen through Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® or Wi-Fi Direct™. Features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously for the fastest browsing, streaming, downloads, and better coverage than ever before whether you’re at home or on the go.

With S Health™ consumers can access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices right on the Galaxy S 5.It also boasts the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor (HRM) which provides real-time data before and after your workout when you place a finger on a sensor by the rear-facing camera. Key platform components of S Health include:

Nutrition: Meal tracking and planning with nutritional information
Fitness: HRM, exercise log, mapped runs and location tracking

The Galaxy S 5 will be available in Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Accessories will include a Wallet Case, S View Flip Cover, and Wireless Charging Covers and Wireless Charging S View Flip Covers in an array of colors. It will be available to U.S. next month across various channels including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular. Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, as well as Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart, will also carry the Galaxy S 5.