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2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

Tech Talk: What Deals You Should Look For On Amazon Prime Day

Technology continues to morph the way we interact with our business and our personal consumerism. Businesses have selected voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as their number one choice in telephone use, a technology that only found its initial footing in 1995. Similarly, consumers are head over heels for a platform that was only born in 1994 and was originally an online bookstore. Perhaps you’ve heard of Amazon? Twenty-five years later, the company is obviously much more than a book store and this July, we’re gearing up for Amazon Prime Day.

2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

Or rather, Prime Days. The online giant will feature exclusive deals for Prime members on July 15 and 16 to celebrate its 25th birthday. From toys to pet supplies to clothing, this giant has it all. If you’re looking for deals on tech, you’ve certainly come to the right place. A recent statement from the company noted that there will be more than a million deals across all categories on the site.

After all, electronics are one of the three most valuable commodities moved by logistics companies today. Here are some of the top tech deals happening on Prime Day(s) this year and who should keep their eyes peeled:

For the Health Nuts: Keeping it Clean

Prime Day is known for its commitment to health, offering some of best deals of the season on inspirational electronics. One of Amazon’s most popular fitness choices, of course, is the Fitbit.

Fitbit 2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

This health-tracking watch took the world by storm and it shows no signs of slowing down. From monitoring your sleeping habits to your levels of (in)activity, it’s become one of the easiest ways to keep you motivated and accountable for your health. Last year, Business Insider notes that Prime members were able to save $60 on the Fitbit Alta. As one of the company’s most popular designs on the market with more than 3,500 positive reviews, BI expects similar savings to occur this year.

If you simply can’t wait for those summer savings, there are a few earlier deals that you can snag, too. The Fitbit Versa, which can store more than 300 songs, is currently on sale for $31 off its retail price. Paired with Apple AirPods running for $20 off, there’s nothing stopping your tunes from playing during your workout. Of course, this also makes it a great deal for music lovers.

Better yet, healthy eaters are getting special privilege in the days leading up to Prime Day. By spending $10 at whole foods, Prime members will also get a $10 credit to use during the two-day holiday.

FOREO 2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

Beauty lovers will love the savings on FOREO’s best-sellers, offering up to 35% off their beauty tech must-haves. The LUNA 2, LUNA Mini 2, and LUNA 2 for Men are all 35% off. The LUNA 2 and LUNA 2 for Men are originally priced at $169 USD and $219 CAD, but on Amazon Prime Day, they are reduced to $109.85 USD and $142.35 CAD. The Amazon Prime Day price for the LUNA Mini 2 is $195.30 USD and $244.30 CAD, down from $139 USD and $179 CAD. Everyone’s favorite smart masking device, the FOREO UFO, is also available at 30% off. The Amazon Prime Day price is $195.30 USD and $244.30 CAD, down from $279 USD and $349 CAD. The coordinating UFO Masks are 35% off; get them for these great Amazon Prime Day prices of $6.49 USD and $9.10 CAD for the Make My Day and Call It A Night masks and $12.99 USD and $16.84 CAD for the Matte Maniac, Shimmer Freak, H2Overdose, Glow Addict, and Youth Junkie masks.

For Small Business: Computers and More!

It isn’t just the happy homebody looking to catch the best deals this year; many business owners are also looking to bolster their company, whether it’s improving efficiency and operations or simply crafting a more welcoming work environment. While small businesses can deduct up to 100% of insurance premiums from their taxes, improvements to a company, including purchasing new office equipment, can also be deducted.

This encompasses a range of products, including important technology like computers or external hard drives for their business. In fact, experts estimate that 25% of business owners never test their disaster recovery systems. If a company is able to improve its operations and save money (both through killer deals and on taxes at the same time), it’s an endeavor worth pursuing on Amazon’s birthday.

Luckily, Amazon has plenty of tech deals to satisfy the aspirations of any growing business. In the days leading up to Prime Day, the company has unveiled a couple of deals already.

For example, the ever-popular iPad is currently $100 less than its retail price. Now, the 128GB tablet costs only $329 online, while the 2018 model at 32GB is only $249. This is great for creative offices with graphic designers or startups who want to stay on the cutting edge of new technologies.

2019 AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

But any business can benefit from the Lenovo Chromebook. This office staple is easy to use and weighs only 2.6 pounds when you opt for the 360-degree Chromebook C330. Bring it to your meetings when you want to take notes or take it on the road when you meet up with important clients. This laptop is lauded for its compact power and portability.

After you’ve gotten your new computer or maybe a new phone, check out the 20%-60% Amazon Prime discounts on 138 cases from Catalyst. Get 60% off Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 9 cases and various sizes of MacBook Sleeves; 50% off waterproof and shockproof cases for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus / 7 and 7 Plus, floating lanyards and tempered glass screen protectors; 40% off waterproof and shockproof cases for the iPhone 8 and 8Plus; and 30% off the Samsung Galaxy S10 series shock proof cases, Apple watch bands, XR and XS/XS Max waterproof and shockproof cases.

For the Busy Student: The Best of Both Worlds

Students can enjoy all of these deals with the added perk of joining the Amazon Prime membership for free. With a student email, you can get six months of free Amazon Prime perks with the click of a button. Invest in a FitBit or buy that new gaming computer you’ve been eyeing: the world is your oyster.

From tech to clothing to toys, there is no better time to visit the popular eCommerce site. It’s thanks to online retailers like Amazon that the average American has amassed more than 30 outfits at one time. Keep in mind, however, that the deals are only available to Prime members. If you’re looking for deals across the board, you may have to wait it out until Labor Day comes around.

Hammacher Schlemmer’s The Live Conversation Speaking Translator

At one point in our lives, we’ve all had to or tried to learn another language. Let’s face it, it’s very beneficial to be bilingual or multilingual, whether it’s for a job or just to enjoy life more. For many it’s easy to fully immerse yourself into a language and pick it up quickly, for some, it’s a bit of a struggle. What do you do if you’re a part of the latter group and want to travel? You pick up a Hammacher Schlemmer’s The Live Conversation Speaking Translator, that’s what!

The Hammacher Schlemmer’s The Live Conversation Speaking Translator that provides two-way verbal communication between people that don’t share a common language. Unlike text translators that require one to stop and enter each sentence word for word, one simply talks into this device and it automatically translates the phrase or sentence and “speaks” the translation to the other person. Imagine if you’re traveling and want to eat at a restaurant where English is rarely spoken, with this wonderful travel essential, you can not only order your meal, but also ask questions with ease. Need directions in a foreign country? The Live Conversation Speaking Translator will be the companion that helps you ask the right questions to get you back to where you need to be.

This wonder gadget verbally translates 12 languages without requiring internet access including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. When connected to the internet, it verbally translates 21 additional languages including Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, and Polish, and provides text translations for an additional 19 languages.

“It can be intimidating to visit a foreign country and not be familiar with the language,” explained Hammacher Schlemmer’s General Manager Nick DiMarco. “This translator helps eliminate that stress by providing a simple way to communicate across every continent.”

We tried out Hammacher Schlemmer’s The Live Conversation Speaking Translator with a few people we know who spoke Spanish, Turkish, and Russian. The result was always the same…..WOW!! We loved the ease of translating entire sentences instead of singular words and the fact that this brings us all closer together as human beings. You really can have an entire conversation with someone who speaks a foreign language. We do have a few tips to get the best usage out of this revolutionary language translator. When using it, we do advise that you enunciate properly or it may interpret your words as something else. If you are using wifi, make sure the connection is strong as it will help get your translation results quicker. One aspect we truly loved about Hammacher Schlemmer’s The Live Conversation Speaking Translator is the fact that you can save phrases you’ve already used for quicker use later. This helps a lot if you are in a bad wifi spot or are pressed for time. We highly recommend this tech device if you are travelling, you will end up having an event better time.

Could this device help you with your travels? Tell us what you think of it. Hammacher Schlemmer’s The Live Conversation Speaking Translator is available from now for $349.95 on www.hammacher.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?