Archive | June, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 review

29 Jun

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By Jonnie Lee, Lifestyle Journalist

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was launced in NY last week and has been the talk of the cell phone community ever since! It is so hot, in such crazy high demand, and has been rumored that it’s better than the iPhone, that millions of phones from all the cell carriers are currently back ordered! I’m not surprised, because this phone is truly amazing, the best Android phone that’s out there in the market today! It’s intuitive, stylish and simple to use. This incredible smartphone delivers a personalized, seamless mobile experience that helps your day run smoothly, whether it’s time for work, family or play!

Samsung has done it again for the third consecutive year and I hope it will continue to impress the Android and smartphone world! Its flagship Galaxy phone is amazing and the Samsung Galaxy S 3 has even more incredible specs! It’s available (but on back order, because every one wants to own 1 or 2) at Samsung Direct, AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular.  It comes in white marble or pebble blue, has a large, bright and vibrant HD display, a sharp 8-megapixel camera; 4G LTE or HSPA+ support; a zippy dual-core processor; lots of internal memory and 2GB RAM.  For those who love expandable memory and media, there is something shaped like a microSD slot next to the micro SIM port, which makes you think about branching further out to expandable memory.  You’ll be able to have a 128GB-capacity Samsung Galaxy S 3 if you combine 64GB internal memory with the a large 64GB microSD card, which is amazing for those who are into media.

The Samsung Galaxy S 3 is so interactive, so you’ll never get lonely (all the singles out there know how lonely it can be on date nights, Friday nights, weekends, Valentine’s Day and the holidays), because it sees, listens, responds and allows you to share the greatest moments.  But beware – this phone has so many interesting things going on, so much to explore, that your time will fly by like the speed of light! This awesome must-have phone feels amaaaaazing, because the phone’s body/design contours perfectly on my hand and palm and the larger than average screen size is bright and captivating, that anyone and everyone who sees this phone can’t help but to stare at you using your phone, ask you about it and want to get one too!

For example — with S Beam, two people with Galaxy S III phones are able to transfer pics, videos, documents and more in a few minutes without  wi-Fi or cell signal. Pictures can be sent in a nano second with Buddy Photo Share Shot.  The Smart Stay feature knows when you’re using the phone, so the screen display will be bright while you’re looking at the phone and dims when you put it down. You can’t always tell people what to do, but you can can tell your new BFF phone what to do with The S Voice feature, which enables the Galaxy S 3 to listen and do as you say! You can tell it to wake up, sleep, take pics, answer calls, send texts or play tunes! When texting your BFF, you can simply switch to calling your BFF with The Direct Call feature. Now you can take pics better than a pro and capture 20 continuous shots, while Best Photo takes eight pictures and chooses the best pic. Also, the 1.9MP front-facing camera records in HD and puts you in the video.

It retails for $699 without contract and only $199.99-$249.99 with a 2 year contract.  Samsung has succeeded to produce stronger subsequent models than its first Galaxy S.  The Galaxy S 2 sold 50 million plus units globally, and now… people wonder why the Galaxy S 3 smashed UK and US records and is on back order! No offense to Apple fans out there, but this phone is really superb and most probably better than the iPhone or even the iPad (altho iPad is lighter than a laptop or netbook, it’s still too big to carry around at all times like I would with my BFF Galaxy S3), because the larger than average smartphone screen makes The Samsung Galaxy S 3 an Almighty Android.

Check out the specs below — they’re out of this world!

Form Factor Bar, Touch screen
Size Product Dimensions (inches) 5.38″ x 2.78″ x 0.34″
Weight (ounces) 4.7 Ounces
Color Blue or White
Battery, Standby 3G: Up to 12.5 Days; LTE: Up to 8.3 Days
Battery, Usage Time Up to 8 hours
Battery Type and Size 2100mAh
Network
Frequencies and Data Type GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz; UMTS Tri-band: 850/1900/2100MHz; LTE Dual-Band: Band 4/17
Data Speed GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE®
Platform
Platform Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
Processor Speed, Type 1.5GHz Advanced Dual Core, Qualcomm
Main Display Resolution 1280 x 720 Pixel
Main Display Size 4.8″
Main Display Technology HD Super AMOLED™
User Interface
Features TouchWiz™; Smart Unlock; Accelerometer; Motion Gestures; Smart Stay; S Voice™; S Suggest™; Kies Air; Pop Up Play; Share Shot; AllShare® Play
Camera
Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixel
Front-facing Camera Resolution 1.9 Megapixel
Digital Optical Zoom 4x
Features Auto Focus; Shot Modes, Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent; Camcorder; DivX®; HD Recording; HD Playback; Video Share; Zero lag shutter; Burst Mode; Best Shot; Share Shot; Smile Shot; Buddy photo share
Audio
Features Music Player; Compatible Music Files, 3GP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MMF, MP3, PMD, QCP, WAV, WMA; Audio, Streaming; Ringtones, Polyphonic; MP3/Music Tones
Video Features Video Player; Compatible Video Files, 3GPP, H.264, MPEG4, WMV; Video, Streaming
Fun and Entertainment
Features Downloadable Content; Animated Wallpapers; Samsung Widget Gallery; Samsung Media Hub; Google Play™ Books; Music and Movies; Google Talk™; Flipboard™
Business & Office
Features Microsoft® Office-compatible; Voice Memo
Messaging Options
Features Messaging options: Email; Corporate Email; Picture Messaging; Text Messaging; Instant Messaging; Threaded / Chat-style Messages; Predictive Text (T9®/XT9®); T9 Trace
Connectivity
Features Bluetooth®; Bluetooth® Profiles, A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, PBAP, HSP, OPP, SPP; Wi-Fi® ; Wi-Fi® Hotspot; HTML Browser; Flash®; GPS
Memory
Internal Memory RAM (2GB), ROM (16GB)
External Memory/microSD™ Capacity Up to 64GB microSD
Calling Functions
Features Speakerphone; Voice Recognition; Voicemail; Visual Voicemail; Text-to-speech; Music ID; Picture Caller ID; Multitasking; Call Restrictions; Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC), M3; TTY; Airline Mode

Brooks Running came out with their latest line of neon night time running shoes!

29 Jun

Image  Brooks Running is a leading running company that makes the best gear for anything and everything related to running. Its high performance men’s and women’s running shoes and apparel are known to be innovative that helps athletes running longer, farther, faster and happier.

Some of the latest line of running shoes are, but not limited to:

1. Pure Project Ideel Heel promotes proper alignment and reduces lever arms. Toe Flex enhances feel and creates ultimate feel during the run. The Nav Band creates a dynamic fit, where the elastic band will accomodate different foot shapes and create a comfortable, assured arch fit. An Anatomical Last works more efficiently with foot. Biomogo DNA responds to each one’s individual needs, as it tunes the cushioning and responsiveness to one’s specific needs. All PureProject shoes are lower profile and have a wider base to enable further stability.

2. Pure Drift is the newest Pure Project Shoe and gives runners the ultimate connection with the ground. The new shoe features a natural fit, light mesh upper and the ability to modify the shoe to a zero offset while maintaining surprising comfort. PureDrift launches at retail in Jan. 2013, as part of the second iteration
of the PureProject line.

3. Glycerin 10 is very plush and incredibly balanced. The forefoot is designed with enhanced flexiblity for effortless toe-off in every step. Updated saddle hugs foot, while full length Brooks DNA midsole customizes cushion to each one’s individual needs, so feels 110% percent.

4. Cascadia 7 is the perfect trail show, as it’s rugged without sacrificing runnability. This amazing piece of equipment features an asymmetric upper that anatomically wraps the foot with conforming materials, a ballistic rock shield and toe protector for dicey terrain, and four-point pivot posts that act like a suspension system for your feet. Top it off with an intuitive lug pattern and this trailblazer is ready to tackle even the toughest terrain.

For more information about the latest line of night time running shoes and gear, as well as, other amazing Brooks Running high performance gear, visit http://www.brooksrunning.com.

Timex Intelligent Quartz and Timex Classic Dress Expansion perfect for stylish and sporty men!

29 Jun

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Below are two excellent choices for men that are both sophisticated and sporty:

1. The Timex Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back Chronograph Model T2N498ZA is truly a watch that symbolizes both sophistication and sportiness. The mineral glass crystal and contrast from the black and silver colors look fashionable, sleek and smart, while the handsome steel band feels just right – not too weak and not too heavy. The Intelligent Quartz technology makes this water resistant watch more functional, in that it drives up to four independently powered hands, in addition to digital sensors and micro processors. The Timex Intelligent Quartz Collection provides a Tide Tracker, Thermometer, Compass, Fly Back Chronograph, Calendar, World Time, Second Time Zone, Altimeter, Depth Gauge, all while looking sexy, sleek, smart, smooth, sophisticated like an ideal man. Retail price $185.

2. The Timex Classic Dress Expansion Gold Tone Stainless Steel Model T219429J is a gold tone stainless steel watch that comes with an expansion band, so it fits men of all sizes. There is a day and date window on the watch, and the watch face illuminates at the push of a button. This water resistant watch looks very classy, elegant, polished, and sophisticated. It will surely make a statement on a first date, job interview or board room meeting. In addition to the impressive rich look, this watch is very comfortable, very reliable and incredibly affordable, so there’s no need to feel insecure about losing it. This watch will surely be very well received and makes a great gift for Fathers’ Day, birthdays, holidays or graduation. Retail price $60.

For more information about Timex Intelligent Quartz, Timex Classic Dress Expansion and other Timex watches, visit http://www.timex.com.

Asics Gel Lyte III is a hot item for fall and winter 2012!

28 Jun

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By Jonnie Lee, Lifestyle Reporter

Asics Gel Lyte III shoes are a must-have for fall and winter 2012!  Be sure to check them out at select retailers before the year is out. Asics Gel Lyte III come in Black / Teal – Purple, White / Black – Infrared, White / Purple – Teal. Some of the hottest Asics Fall 2012 designs will be out in July/Aug/Sept, such as the Nippon Made collection, which is handmade in Harajuku, Japan! The shoes are made of Japan made leather given the luxurious and retro touch at the manufacturing factory in Japan. The handmade collection is unisex, and is limited to only 100 shoes per style at $330 each, to be sold at Barney’s exclusively beginning in May 2012, go check it out if you haven’t done so because they will run out of stock fast! The shoes have handmade tiger strips with premium leather dipped in oil to enhance in life of the leather, so shoes are protected in the rain.

Also, check out Onitsuka Tiger mens’ Colorado ’85 Trail Shoe, which is perfect for running and walking. Another hot, must-have boot is the Mexico Fringe Boot with regular full grain leather and features fringe detailing for an eye catching flair! British fabricmakers Liberty of London Fabrics is now collaborating with Asics, which is going to be amazing, because they are known for cool pop floral prints! This brand will be carried over and over every year, and will be available July 12, 2012 for $85 each.

CEW and Beauty Bar Winners Box to launch on July 16, 2012!!!

27 Jun

CEW and Beauty Bar Winners Box to launch on July 16, 2012!!!.

CEW and Beauty Bar Winners Box to launch on July 16, 2012!!!

27 Jun

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Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) is known for their amazing Insiders’ Choice Awards and the gala awards luncheon, in which the winners are announced. CEW and BeautyBar.com have exciting beauty news for all the beautynistas out there! CEW and BeautyBar.com have teamed up to create The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Box, which features 11 products selected as the industry’s most innovative picks during the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

Beginning on July 16 and for a limed time only, these Insider’s Choice Beauty Boxes will be available only at BeautyBar.com/CEW. The box is valued at $109 and is selling at a specially discounted price of $25, making it an amazing beauty gift for any beautynista. This must-have limited edition Insider’s Choice Beauty Box contains some of the best in makeup, skincare, and fragrance that will help you beautify, so you can look gorgeous no matter where you are. The price is so affordable, so there’s no excuse not to bring a gift for a hostess for each of all the fun-filled summer soirees you’ll be attending, or just give yourself, mom, sister and BFF a pretty treat. This gift box is perfect to include in a weekend travel bag, gym bag, cosmetics bag, and it will be sure to make anyone look beautiful during the hot summer weather.

The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Box contains the following products:

  • L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Serum Intense
  • L’Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara
  • Heidi Klum Shine Eau De Toilette, 0.5 oz.
  • StriVectin-TL Tightening Neck Cream, Travel Size
  • L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream-1 oz.
  • Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion
  • Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm-Red Dahlia
  • Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer

Mybody Skincare Fitting Room works to firm and tone body to get it bikini summer ready!

27 Jun

Mybody Skincare Fitting Room works to firm and tone body to get it bikini summer ready!.

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