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Last Minute Holiday Gifts: Stocking Stuffers That Make Great Gifts

Alright, you last minute holiday gift shoppers, and those that may have forgotten someone on their list or received an unexpected holiday gift, this is for you. Today we’re sharing wonderful stocking stuffers that not only make great holiday gifts but also won’t look like the desperate last-minute gift buys.  You won’t find any gas station or craft store gifts here.

From spectacular earbuds from JLab Audio, a state of the art webcam from Logitech, foot pampering must-have from Silk’n, and access to amazing Live Nation concerts, these stocking stuffers will wow those lucky enough to receive them this holiday.

JBuds Pro Bluetooth Earbuds, $24.99

Give them the gift of up to six hours with this favorite signature earbud. The JBuds Pro Bluetooth Signature Earbuds provide the same amazing JLab C3 Sound and bumping bass as you move about your day. For the ultimate secure fit, they’re designed with Adjustable Tip Placement (ATP) that will allow your JBuds Pro Bluetooth Signature Earbuds to sit at different depths in your ear. It boasts three ways to fine-tune your fit with patent-pending Adjustable Tip Placement that adapt to the depth of your JBuds Pro. Their Cush Fins and extra gel ear tips offer guaranteed comfort wherever you go.  For all-day comfort, pair the JBuds Pro with three gel tip sizes – small, medium or large. For him or her, these are a win as stocking stuffers.

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, $ 79.99

Bring your family and friends closer together with face to face conversations no matter the distance. Connect with everyone in Full HD 1080p on Skype, or in fluid HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac with the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. Your Google Hangouts video, video conference calls, Skype, and Facebook Messenger video chats will be high-quality thanks to its wonderful features. Record vibrant, true-to-life HD 1080p video clips that capture the smallest details, enjoy fast, smooth uploads with less demand on your computer. Make sure everyone hears the real you thanks to its two microphones (one on either side of the webcam). It’s full HD, five-element glass lens captures razor-sharp, clear images, while the premium autofocus adjusts smoothly and precisely to provide consistent high-def imagery.

Silk’n Pedi Callus Remover Device, $29.99

Have you ever thought about the amount of pressure we put on our feet? We put our feet through a lot, whether it is walking, running, standing, or even just by wearing shoes. Know someone whose feet can use some TLC? Give them the chance to pamper their feet at-home with the Silk’n Pedi Callus Remover Device. Help them turn those callused, uncomfortable and unpleasant hooves into smooth, touchably soft feet, without the high cost of time-consuming pedicures. The battery-operated Silk’n Pedi uses two rollers to remove dry, callused skin – a turquoise coarse grain head for hard to treat areas and a purple polishing fine grain head for sensitive areas. The result is a hassle-free and sanitary solution for smooth, sexy feet in minutes.

Live Nation Gift Cards

One of our favorite gifts to receive is amazing experiences, and nothing’s better than attending a mindblowing concert. Everyone loves music and loves attending concerts; what if you can give the gift of a great concert experience featuring their favorite artist(s)? Live Nation has just launched gift cards which make the perfect last minute gift for any music lover. It’s as easy as clicking on www.livenation.com/giftcards, choosing your card, enter the value and send — OR you can print it out stuff it in their stocking. Either way – you will be anointed coolest gift-giver this holiday season!

What are your thoughts on these stocking stuffers? Which ones would you add to your holiday wish list?

Holiday Gifts: Capture & Print the Moment w/ Kodak Printomatic Camera

We are in a digital where memories will disappear after 24 hours and god forbid a there is a digital outage because you’d lose all the photos you do save. There is something very special about looking at printed photos days, weeks, years after you’ve captured those moments. There’s also something to be said for sharing those photos, not within the digital space where they get lost in the trillion other photos, but with your loved ones…..instantly. Thanks to the Kodak Printomatic Camera and the Kodak Photo Printer Dock, your memories can be instantly captured, printed and shared with your friends and family. Here’s your chance to bring back the nostalgia of capturing and sharing your Kodak moments……instantly.

The Kodak Printomatic Camera is a brand-new, stylish, instant-print camera that instantly prints high-quality, full-color photos right from the camera body, making it the ideal all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing beautiful, vibrant prints instantly. This new point-and-shoot contemporary camera is the perfect balance of digital and analog technology. The Kodak Printomatic Camera features a maximum resolution 10-megapixel camera. No computer connection or Wi-Fi is needed to utilize, and it produces 2×3” smudge-free photo prints without the use of ink cartridges, toner or film necessary. Your printed photos are durable, water- and tear-resistant with an adhesive back. allowing you to stick it anywhere.

The full highlights and benefits of the Kodak Printomatic Instant Print Camera include:

  • Maximum resolution of 10-megapixel camera
  • Built-in flash
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery
  • Two picture modes: vibrant color, black & white
  • Low battery indicator
  • Printer status indicator
  • MicroSD™ card indicator
  • MicroSD™ card slot
  • Slots for neck strap
  • Available in grey or yellow

The Kodak Printomatic Instant Print Camera, which comes with a USB cable and a Quick Start Guide, is available now for $69.99 at major retailers and online including Amazon. Kodak Zink Photo Paper comes in 10, 20 and 50 packs and a memory card are sold separately.

For those of you who already have photos on your smartphone that you’d love to instantly print out, then the Kodak Photo Printer Dock is exactly what you need. They’ll be no need to worry about transferring files, just connect your phone to the to the Kodak Photo Printer Dock via the micro USB,  IOS adapter or via WiFi and print as many of your photos as you wish from the cloud and memory cards via the Kodak Printer Dock App.

The innovative Kodak Photo Printer Dock prints amazing true color 4×6 photos while simultaneously charging up your devices. What’s more, you can spice up your photos with cool filters, stickers, and design templates for free right on the Kodak Printer Dock App. After your edits, you can easily download your favorite photos to share on social media. You can even grab a screenshot of your videos and print it!

The full highlights and benefits of the Kodak Photo Printer Dock include:

  • One-Touch Printing: Connect to the printer by directly plugging your devices to the dock or connect via WiFi through the Kodak Printer Dock App
  • Legendary Kodak Quality: Print fade-resistant 4×6 photos in radiant color and stunning detail thanks to D2T2 4PASS Technology
  • Simultaneous Charging and Printing: No power, no problem, as the innovative dock powers up to two smart devices while printing
  • Supports Multiple Devices: Dock features five-pin micro USB for Android (with an additional custom iOS adapter for iPhone) and USB Host for printing from iPhone, iPad, Android, Digital Camera or USB Memory Stick
  • Retain Creative Control with Companion App: Download the Kodak Printer Dock app for picture-perfecting filters, stickers, card templates, collage maker and much more; access photos and print directly from social media; grab screenshots from video to print
  • Maintenance-Free Ink Cartridge: One cartridge for all models and colors comes in three different sized sheet packs: 40, 80 and 120 print sets
  • All-in-One-Kit: Ready to roll right out of the box – ships with Kodak Photo Printer Dock, power adapter, manual, 10-photo cartridge and paper pack

The Kodak Photo Printer Dock retails for $139.00 and supports Android, iPhone, iPad, digital cameras and USB with convenient one-touch printing capabilities directly from the smartphone or device.

Both the Kodak Printomatic Camera and the Kodak Photo Printer Dock make wonderful gifts for yourself or anyone on your holiday gift list. Will you be adding them to your holiday gifting list?

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive M3.0: More Storage Space for Android Phones

As a writer who covers a lot of events, we always end up taking an obscene amount of photos and videos on our phones, especially when it comes to having photo content for social media. As you can image, these photos and videos take up quite a bit of space on our smartphones. Many times to the point of receiving that dreadful “storage almost full” message, which can affect the overall performance of your smartphone. There is an answer to this Android phone storage issue, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0. Thanks to this tiny gadget with micro-USB and USB 3.0 connectors, we don’t have to limit the amount of pictures and video we take. Great things really do come in small packages!

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android smartphones can instantly free up space or transfer files to and from your phone, so you can take more pictures and videos. Thanks to its micro-USB connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 lets you move content easily between your Android devices, whether it’s your Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop or desktop computer. PC or Mac, it doesn’t matter, the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 seamlessly connects it all. This USB 3.0 connector is high-performance and backward-compatible with USB 2.0 ports. For example, the high-speed USB 3.0 lets you transfer a full-length movie to the drive faster than with a standard USB 2.0 drive(3), up to 150MB/s.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android is available in five storage sizes: 16GB ($10.95), 32GB ($13.99), 64GB ($21.99), 128GB ($34.99), and 256GB ($69.99). This mini device also comes with a great companion app. Available from the Google Play store, the SanDisk Memory Zone app lets you view, access, and backup all the files from your phone’s memory in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your drive to free up space.

Don’t worry iPhone users, SanDisk has a flash drive for your iPhone and other Apple devices as well called the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. Just like the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 does for Android phones, it does for iPhones, iPads, etc.

You’re Invited to Experience TechStyle NYC During NYFW

Hello fellow fashion lovers, ever wish you could participate in at least once new york fashion week event? Thanks to TechStyle NYC, you can. TechStyle NYC opens its doors to an all-day, influencer, media, and select guests-only event, on September 12th, a perfect event to help close out NYFW. This amazing brand showcase promises 3D printed garments, fashion forward apps, and new ways to accessorize your favorite wearables.

Located in a fashion-week friendly venue set suitably between Skylight Clarkson Square and Milk Studios, several very cool brands will highlight their goods and services at TechStyle NYC under the theme of sustainability.  Attendees will be enlightened to the likes of such innovative brands as Venia Collection, a contemporary design studio leveraging advancements in Virtual Reality and 3D Printing. They are the go-to for popularizing the possibilities of creating clothing using only 100% sustainable fibers to curate the best possible product for you and the environment. Guests are encouraged to interact with featured brands at the event, and via social media platforms. There will be plenty of activities to Instagram, Tweet, and Snapchat about.

Now in its 7th year, TechStyle NYC has always celebrated the New, Now and Next in the fashion, beauty, tech, and lifestyle industries. With tech fully immersing itself into the fashion realm, TechStyle NYC event is a must to attend, especially if you love innovation.

All these good things will take place at the lofts at Prince Street (177 Prince Street) in the Penthouse and Roof Deck. The open showcase of the brands will be held from 12-7pm on Tuesday 9/12/17. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://txtyl.nyc/sustain.  For more go to www.techstyle.nyc, follow the feed at #TechStyleNYC, @TechStyleNYC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and share your experience on Snapchat at TechStyle_NYC.

Will you be attending this innovative event during New York Fashion Week?

Batteroo Boost: Battery Life and Performance Extender

We’re all experienced this – your smoke detector beeps non-stop, your remote control stops functioning, or the flashlight you haven’t used in a while is dead. What do you do? You take out the batteries and toss them in the trash, right? What if we told you there’s actually more power in those “dead” batteries, and we know how to get full use of it. We’re happy to introduce you to Batteroo Boost, the micro-thin sleeve that slides over regular disposable batteries to give them improved life and performance. It can bring your perceived dead or “Zombie” batteries back to life.

Many of the batteries you are about to throw away, still have unused energy left. It’s just that the battery’s power has gone below the needed voltage level for these devices to work. To get the full power from these “perceived dead” batteries, slip on a Batteroo Boost as it taps into all that unused energy and watch your “Zombie” batteries come to back to the land of the living.

Don’t waste money on new batteries to get great performance, just slip on a Batteroo Boost from the start and your device will perform at its best until all the energy is used up. Whether your device is an active load device, like a digital camera or a TV remote, or a passive load device, like a flashlight or a motorized toy, Batteroo Boost will extend your device’s battery life by tricking batteries into thinking they are new. Batteroo Boost works with any battery size, and one of our favorite features is that you can use three double A batteries in a C sleeve and four double A batteries in a D sleeve to create a C or D battery.

The only devices Batteroo Boost doesn’t work with is LED. Since some LED drivers use constant current circuitry for LED lights, these devices may not benefit from the Batteroo technology. so it is not recommended to use Batteroo with LED flashlights, LED candle lights, and similar devices.

A 4-pk of AAA and AA Batteroo sleeves retails for $9.99, and a 4-pk of C and D Batteroo sleeves retails for $19.99. And coming soon Batteroo ReBoost for Rechargeable Batteries!

BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments

We have a love hate relationship with earbuds and in-ear headphones, especially during the hot summer months. We love earbuds because our ears won’t be over heated on those extra hot and humid days like they do with over-the-ear headphones, we won’t suffer from the telltale signs of over-the-ear headband hair, and we’re still able to hear what’s happening around us. What don’t we like about earbuds and in-ear headphones? They don’t fit securely in our ears and always end up feeling loose, they always fall out, and they always end up falling on the dirty ground where they usually accidentally get stepped on. Luckily there are two get products that eliminate earbud and in-ear headphone wearing issues, BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments.

Say goodbye to struggles with unruly in-ear headphone cords. When you wear the combination of the BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments you keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones safely out of your way. We promise these two small tech accessories will make your active life a whole lot better.

Earhoox Earbud Silicone Attachments

Forget about earbuds falling out or being uncomfortable, Earhoox will make you forget you’re wearing earbuds at all. Earhoox will provide a perfect fit no matter how much you move (and that includes running). What is Earhoox exactly? Earhoox is a silicone attachment specifically designed to fit and enhance Apple EarPods and AirPods. (although we tried them with our Beats in-ear headphones and they worked perfectly). They fit comfortably in your ears and ensure a secure fit for any activities. The Earhoox are compatible with EarPods that come with iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 7. Each set of Earhoox come in two sizes, large and small. Just stretch them on and enjoy a secure earbud wearing experience.

BudStraps Earbud Straps

Forget always have to corral the cords of your earbuds, BudStraps keep your earbuds conveniently hanging on. BudStraps keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones around your neck (and not the floor). Whether you’re working out at the gym, running outdoors, or just hanging out, BudStraps eliminate cord tangles, prevent your earbuds and in-ear headphones from getting accidentally yanked out of your ears, and keeps your earbuds and in-ear headphones nearby if they’re removed temporarily. If you’ve ever seen someone with glasses keep their eyewear around their neck with eyewear retainers, then you know what BudStraps will do for your earbuds and in-ear headphones.

What are your thoughts on these BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments? Could these tech accessories cure the common earbuds, in-ear headphone, and airpod issues?

Flosstime: The World’s First Automated Floss Dispenser

Our morning routine is never a smooth one. We sometimes oversleep, experience minor disasters trying to get out the door, receive alerts for commute issues, and many other challenges that prevent us from leaving our homes on time. As you can imagine this has made us cut some of our morning routines, like flossing, short. We’ve developed bad flossing habits, mainly because we’re trying to rush out to our day and don’t have time to look for where we last left our floss. Luckily there is a gadget to help us develop better flossing habits.  At our most recent visit to Pepcom, we were introduced to Flosstime, a smart floss dispenser elegantly designed to help you build daily flossing habits. We know we’re supposed to floss, but most of us forget and the Flosstime Automated Floss Dispenser helps to remind us to floss.

The device easily mounts to your bathroom mirror or wall with durable and removable micro-suction tape or an adhesive strip. With the push of a button, the Flosstime Automated Floss Dispenser doles out the perfect amount of floss and cuts it. When you floss, the Flosstime device rewards you with a fun smile for a job well-done and frowns at you if you haven’t flossed your teeth.

Each device comes preloaded with 50 meters (54.7 yds) of Premium Comfort Floss in a replaceable floss cartridge, and has a dual-user mode so that you can shame your partner into flossing as well! In dual user mode, the frown is split into two and each half is a separate reminder for each person. If one person doesn’t floss, the other will know.

To make flossing fun for kids and teens, Flosstime also comes with cute animal snap-ons in three adorable characters: Mr. Siriby (Crab), Mr. Croakersby (Frog), and Mr. Goldy (Fish). If not used every day, the animal’s eyes glow warning lights to remind kids to floss!

The Flosstime Automated Floss Dispenser retails for $39.99, the Flosstime Replacement Floss Cartridge for $7.99, and the Animal Snap-Ons for $6.99. Get them all now on www.flosstime.com.

There Ain’t No Strings On Me: Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

You in-ear headphone users and tech aficionados may have noticed that some audio accessory and tech brands have launched some very cool earbuds…….with no strings attached………literally! We’re highlighting four tech brands, Jabra, Earin, Phazon, and Samsung, that have launched great wireless in-ear earbuds that will not only blow you away, won’t fall out, and look very stylish…..unlike a certain brand’s lengthy version that sort of look like strange earrings.

Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Sports Earbuds

Made for the true sport lover, the waterproof and sweat damage proof Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Sports Earbuds is made for truly active people. Get ready for superior sound quality for music and calls thanks to two microphones in each bud that work together to filter out background noise; up to 3 hours of music and talk time with an additional two charges from the on the go portable charging case; customizable fitting options that includes a variety of ear gel and ear wing sizes for a secure fit no matter how vigorous your workout; you can also filter in and out the sounds that surround you keeping you aware of what’s going on around you; Jabra Elite Sport also gives  you the option to wear one or both buds depending on your activity, and measures your heart rate through their integrated fitness app, Jabra Sport Life. The Jabra Elite Sport is only available in black and retails for $249.99.

Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds

The next groundbreaking wireless in-ear earbuds are the Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds, some of the smallest and lightest wireless earbuds we’ve seen. They take the minimum to the max, measuring only 3.5 g, and 14.5 mm x 20 mm. Built with two dedicated amps driving high-precision balanced armature speakers for incredible acoustic detail and clarity, excellent mid and high tones, a tight bass response, to deliver a breathtaking audio experience. The Earin are housed in a sleek capsule no larger than a lipstick that easily fits into your pocket,  that charges the wireless in-ear earbuds when they’re not in use. The Earin M-1 Wireless Earbuds comes in black with either an aluminum or black capsule for $199.00 each.

Phazon True Wireless Earbuds

For those looking for the great features of wireless in-ear earbuds but with a touch of color that is guaranteed to never fall out. The 3D models Phazon True Wireless Earbuds (shown above with its chess piece-like charger) boasts two microphones working in unison, a long battery life (6 hours with one charge in mono mode or 3 hours in stereo mode plus an additional 9 hours of playtime with your charger). They feature a guaranteed universal fit with no adjustable wing, tip or cone, are also dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof, so waterproof that you can go underwater up to a maximum of 10 feet (3 meters) with them, and with one tap to the earbud, you can change the track, pause the music, or answer a call. The Phazon offers audio transparency so you can hear what’s happening around you while pumping your music, and is available in seven colors – Crimson (red), Graphite (dark grey), Midnight (blue), Sunset (orange), Ashen (white-grey), Perse (purple), and Lush (green). You can pre-order the Phazon True Wireless Earbuds now for $199.00, and receive a worldwide, universal, 2-year warranty on the electronic components of the Phazon earbuds to all registered customers.

Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds

Last but certainly not least on our wireless in-ear earbuds list is the Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds. The water-resistant Gear IconX has adjustable wing and ear tips that come in small, medium and large. It boasts a built-in 4GB music player for phone-free listening; you can switch songs, take calls and turn on ambient sound mode with one touch. The Gear IconX case doubles as a charger, so you can power up whenever it’s stored in its case. Fitness-wise, the Gear IconX boasts built-in sensors that can directly track your speed, distance, heart rate, and calories burned. The Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds comes in three colors – black, blue and white, and retail for $199.99.

What are your thoughts on these wireless in-ear earbuds? Any favorites from this list of four tech brands?