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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.

GIVEAWAY: Want to learn a New Language? Download the Babbel App

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language, or if you’re like us, wanted to re-learn a language you forgot? We grew up speaking French until about the age of four, when we started school. While we rediscovered the language back in high school, without anyone to speak the language with in real life, you can lose a lot of it again. We have tried other foreign language learning tools, but most of these tools cost as much as some household bills, and sadly we couldn’t keep up with those costs. Luckily we discovered our saving grace while attending Pepcom. Created by Co-Founder and President, Thomas Hol’s Babbel App is a wonderful, inexpensive way to learn a new language whether you are a beginner, need a refresher, or you just want to improve. Babbel is for all language skill levels, and one lucky My Life on (and off) the Guest List reader will win a FREE 3-month trial code to learn any language on Babbel.
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Launched in early 2008, Babbel offers courses in 14 different languages, all of which are easily accessed from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. The easy to use app makes learning easy, fun and simple to integrate into your everyday life. Today the 300-team company boasts Linguists, native speakers, authors and translators who prepare course topics and create content. The Babbel app offers thousands of hours of interactive courses that are fun and effective. The result is an unlimited amount of learning at a limited price.

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With these effective language learning tool, you are able to put your new language skills to the test of your everyday life with actively engaging and relevant scenarios – from travel to work to hobbies to social situations.

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Now on to the giveaway. As we mentioned above, one lucky person will win a FREE 3-month membership to learn the language of their choice. If you need to learn a new language for that European vacation you’re planning, to get an edge on your job, or to add another skill to your resume, you shoud definitely enter this giveaway. To enter, perform the entries in the rafflecopter form below:

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Kenneth Cole Launches First Fashion Designer Smart Watch

Bravo to the leader of the pack! Kenneth Cole has thrown its very stylish hat into the wearable technology category by launching the first designer Smart Watch. Tech companies have been getting into the fashion industry with the introduction of wearables, so why not the other way around. The Kenneth Cole Connect, which ranges in price from $135.00- $165.00 (depending on style), allows its stylish wearers to “Be Smart with Their Time.” Boasting Bluetooth smart technology in 12 Unique styles (including Dress Sport, Classics, and Fashion), the Kenneth Cole Connect is more than just a fashion watch.
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The smart watch’s characteristics include:
  • Clock Faces (standard time and day/date; time with big Digits HM; world Time)
  • Time Synchronization between phone and watch
  • Chronograph
  • Stop Watch
  • Water Resistant up to 3 ATM
  • Operates on normal watch battery
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The Kenneth Cole Connect‘s alert features include incoming and missed calls, new email and text message notification, alarms and calendar invite alerts, and “Don’t Leave Me” alerts, which notifies you when you are too far away from a Bluetooth Connection. Other features of the Kenneth Cole Connect includes the capability to take Selfies that are longer than just your arm, and the power to control the music on your Smartphone from your watch. Accompanying the smart watch is the Kenneth Cole Connect app, compatible with both iOS 8+, and Android TO 4.4+, and available for free download from both iTunes and the Google Play store.

“As a designer, I always try to give customers what they want but in a way that they don’t necessarily expect it,” states designer Kenneth Cole. “Wearable technology is one of the fastest growing fashion categories today and I am excited to be on the forefront of embracing this platform.”

What do you think of the designer’s foray into the smart watch world? Will you be wearing a fashion designer made smart watch?

Tech News: Momentage App Plans to Replace Instagram

It looks like Instagram is getting some major competition as the #1 photo-sharing app. There is a new photo-sharing app that is more than just a camera with cool filters. Momentage is the first photo-sharing app to offer unique features beyond adding filters and sharing it to friends and followers. With Momentage photos, you can embed sound files that play when the image is viewed, and photos and videos can be blended together into one collage-like post giving your followers both a visual and audio experience of your fun, interesting and special moments simultaneously.

Create a moment through a single or collection of photos, videos and SoundImages™, edit, delete and even add to an existing moment at any time (something you cannot do with Instagram) and you have the choice to either share your moments with the public (‘Public’ option on the lower left hand corner), a private group, or keep them for yourself.

Unfortunately Android users, Momemtage, which just launched on Thursday, is only available for the iPhone right now but hopefully that will change soon. IPhone users can download the app HERE.