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V.ALRT Personal Emergency Response Device

2 May
Thanks to VALRT Personal Emergency Response Device, you can have a piece of mind and go about your daily activities!

Thanks to VALRT Personal Emergency Response Device, you can have a piece of mind and go about your daily activities!

Mother’s Day is almost here, so think about giving yourself a piece of mind by gifting your loved ones such as mom and grandma a V.ALRT. With spring here and summer right around the corner, you want to get out there to have fun, without having to worry about loved ones such as your parents and grandparents. You want to host summer bbq’s, picnics, have fun with family and friends, and let the kids out to play in the yard. You want to take advantage of all the fun outdoor activities with a peace of mind, so you don’t have to worry about your family and loved ones. Well, thanks to the V.ALRT Personal Emergency Response Device, help on the way with just a simple press of a button.

Here’s further details about V.ALRT Personal Emergency Response Device

  • Help Is Only a Button Press Away: Introducing the V.ALRT Personal Emergency Response Device, a small wearable device that works with a smartphone to sound an alarm and send out urgent calls and text messages with the press of a button. Summon help wherever and whenever you should need it. The V.ALRT is an ergonomically designed device that can be carried discreetly in a pocket or purse, or worn with one of several accessory options such as a pendant, wristband, or belt clip (sold separately).
  • Latest Technology: Using Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0 LE) technology, the V.ALRT initiates calls and text messages from a designated smartphone (iOS or Android). With a single button press, the V.ALRT sends a command to your smartphone to transmit your location along with a personalized text message to up to three preselected contacts. The V.ALRT can even initiate follow up phone calls from your smartphone to ensure you get your contact’s attention.
  • Peace of Mind: The V.ALRT has a fall detection feature that will send an alert if it detects a sudden fall that may have left the user incapable of pressing the alert button. Fully waterproof, the V.ALRT works in the shower and while exercising. No need to recharge as it provides up to a year of use before needing to replace the battery.

Ozobot is a great learning toy for kids

23 Mar

Ozobot is a great learning toy for kids.

Ozobot is a great learning toy for kids

23 Mar

ozobot

With spring break here and summer coming up, it’s time to get out toys for kids —  but not just any toy! You want toys for kids that help them learn, exercise their critical thinking skills and creative juices. The Ozobot is a smart robot, in that it teaches robotics and coding in a fun and creative way that keeps kids occupied during their spring break and summer vacation.

Ozobot is a simple, fun and engaging introduction into coding and programming for kids (and adults too). For all parents who want to exercise their kids’ thinking skills and creative abilities, this is a revolutionary, smart and innovative learning tool for the digital generation. Ozobot enables kids to draw color combinations of red, green, blue and black to control and influence the smart robot’s behavior on paper and tablets. Ozobot is designed and programmed to remember and playback up to 500 different moves to create one-of-kind dance routines set to your favorite songs! Feel free to download Ozobot’s free STEM/STREAM based lesson plans and workshops, which are perfect for teachers and parents looking for new ways to engage young minds. There are free iOS and Android apps that feature OzoDraw, OzoLuck, OzoPath and OzoGroove.

Check out this video of Ozobot in action. Also, take a look at this video of Ozogroove, that shows Ozobots dance to your favorite music. They’re so cute, and what’s so great about it is that Ozobot can remember and play back up to 500 different moves that you select! Go ahead and give it a try by coding these smart robots and their buddies to perform a Waltz, do the Tango, or Ballet — Ozobots will amuse the entire family from kids to (great) grandparents!

Felix TwoHands and SmallHands are my tablet’s and smartphone’s BFF

11 Jul

Felix, which showcased its latest technology accessories at the New Product Events expo in the Hilton Hotel in NYC recently, has a couple of very simple and useful accessories for tablets and phones. What I love about Felix’s technology accessories is that they’re simple and fun things that makes a big difference on how we use our tablets and phones. Two items that I found most useful in my household are Felix’s TwoHands for iPads, tablets and eReaders and the SmallHands for smartphones.

 

Flex TwoHands is one of the best and most effect tablet holders out in the market today!The TwoHands grips onto your iPad, tablet or eReader tightly and lets you angle it according to your own liking. It’s very lightweight, very sturdy, simple, and can be used on any tablet in vertical or horizontal position. TwoHands is very slim and portable, which so it’s perfect for summer travels. I love how it’s designed to work with whatever orientation suits me, and how easily it opens up wide to allow for a stable hold in landscape or portrait with small and large tablets.

Felix’s SmallHands is perfect for those who always have their phones with them. It works great for iPhones and most smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4. The saying, “Little things means alot,” really does apply to SmallHands, because it’s so simple, yet it’s so very effective in holding my smartphone, so I can watch movies on my cell

Flex SmallHands is one of the best and most effect smartphone holders out in the market today!

HC felix smallhands

Radioshack pop-up store at Time Square

4 Dec

Radioshack pop-up store at Time Square.

Radioshack pop-up store at Time Square

4 Dec

Radioshack’s pop-up store kick off celebration last at Time Square, 1565 Broadway betwen 46th & 47th Streets was awesome and out of this world! The holiday party consisted of two floors, with the cocktail bar, popcorn machine, photo booth and live dj upstairs!

The first floor displayed Radioshack’s lastest and greatest holiday offers. There were Radioshack representatives giving party goers and shoppers brief overviews of the hottest tech items for the best holiday gifts. They also handed out $10 coupons (first come, first serve, valid at Time Square location through Sunday, December 8, 2013) to lucky attendees! Check out this cool Auvio bluetooth portable speaker I got at the pop-up store!

Image     The kick off celebration included Gabriel Saporta of Cobra Starship, with great music and free flowing cocktails from 6pm – 9pm! The holidays are right around the corner, so be sure to check out Radioshack’s pop-up store at 1565 Broadway betwen 46th & 47th Streets (pop-up shop open now – mid February) or at a Radioshack nearest you.

Staples has it all for Back To School and Office Needs

5 Sep

Staples for Back To School and Office Needs #StaplesHasit

Nick Cannon launched NCredibles Headphones at Staples, NYC

School started for some this week and will start next week for others. If you haven’t completed all your back to school shopping yet, then hurry and go to Staples now!  Staples has great weekly offers for back to school, office and home office too.  In addition, Staples make it easy for all to save this year, with its popular Back-to-School Savings Pass, which offers a 15% discount on supplies, and is is valid through Sept. 21. This is great for multiple trips needed to prepare for the new school year and very helpful for those with many children.  For all of the latest deals and promotions for back to school, be sure to follow #StaplesHasIt on Twitter and Facebook.

Other great Staples perks are:

  • Staples rewards program allows you to earn 5% back in rewards. Become a Staples Rewards member to earn 5% back in rewards on purchases (such as office supplies, snacks, technology, etc), and enjoy FREE shipping on everything at staples.com. There are 100,000+ products to choose from!
  • Teachers who join the rewards program also earn 5% back in rewards and free shipping on Staples.com, and also get an additional 5% back on teaching and art supplies.
  • Reward a Classroom program allows parents to earn their own 5% rewards, plus they can nominate a teacher who will earn an additional 2% of what parents spent, up to $50 from 40 different parents! This is quite a perk from Staples!

Also,  Nick Cannon launched his NCredible headphones at a Midtown Staples recently! If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to go to your nearest Staples and try it out! First of all, they are MONSTER headphones, so you know they’re hot stuff! These headphones comes in red, white, blue and black and make great gifts for students for back to school (perfect for high school and college kids). NCredible headphones are stylish and uber comfy, as they have padded ear cushions headband isn’t too tight which can give me a headache, and love its awesome bass sound. Thanks to MONSTER and Nick Cannon, these cook headphones at Staples are affordable, at only $129.99.

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