Category Archives: Gifts For Techies

Multi-Task with the NEW #AMDFX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop from @BestBuy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

As a blogger and lover of movies and TV in my down time, a laptop that has extreme performance and a powerful mobile processor is a MUST! Every time I am on the market for a new laptop, I search and search for the right one that is going to last and is going to hold up against everything I throw at it (figuratively!).

Well, I think I have finally found it in the new AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop.

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Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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Get Automated with the Insteon Comfort Kit

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

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With Father’s Day around the corner, I want to share a really great gift idea from Insteon, a leader in home automation products.

I think we can all agree that Dads across the world ARE VERY BUSY. So much that we may just forget things like shutting off a light when we leave the house or turning down the thermostat to save on the energy bill.comfort

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

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Looking for a gift this upcoming Father’s Day for the TV and Computer lovin’ Dad in your life? Then let me recommend the Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830.
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For Dads who constantly stream content from the PC to the TV, the Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 is a perfect gift for his man cave. It is designed to enhance the connected-TV experience; with it, Dad can wirelessly control his computer when it is connected to the TV, allowing him to access his favorite TV shows, music and movies, and even websites from the comfort of his couch.

I absolutely LOVE how this keyboard allows me to see the keys well during the day AND during the night because of great backlighting! All you have to do is type and the keys illuminate. When you stop typing, the backlight turns off after 5 seconds and you save power!!

I also love how you don’t need a mouse with this keyboard because the K830 streamlines navigation in the living room by combining a wireless keyboard and mouse into one device. You can control the mouse pointer precisely and accurately from a distance with the built-in multi-touch touchpad.

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And I NEVER need cords or software with this keyboard! It has a 10 m (33 ft) Wireless range! Plus, it is rechargeable and you never need to change batteries! It charges easily with a micro-USB recharge cable.

It is the perfect size for any living room and the perfect gift for any tech guy this Father’s Day!

Buy It:

You can purchase the  Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 for $99.99 from the Logitech website.
Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Make your home a smart home! #INSTEON

INSTEON is the creator of the world’s best-selling home automation and control technology and they have kits for every gift giver’s budget! en-INTL-L-Insteon-Home-Kit-DHF-01319-mnco

INSTEON is the gold standard networking technology for the connected home. It is a dual-mesh control and sensing, remote control technology. Lighting control, leak, door and motion sensing, garage door control are amongst the most popular applications.

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Jambanz wearable bluetooth speaker

Jambanz featured on Engadget today!If there was a poster child for someone who loves music, Megan would be it. As soon as she wakes up, she turns her phone on to listen to music. She carries her phone into the bathroom to listen to her playlist while she gets ready. She takes it to the breakfast table, into the car and then into school, where she is allowed to listen to music periodically through the day. The minute she gets in the car, she is plugging in the Aux cable into the car so she can sing on the way home. Once we get in the house, she is playing music through her HP Laptop while she does her homework. Do you see a theme here? She is taking a lot of different devices and cords into places I am not completely comfortable with them residing (like on the bathroom sink or kitchen table.) That is why I love the Jambanz because they are so portable, fit onto your wrist, streams music wirelessly via Bluetooth and surprisingly, has superior sound.

 

There are so may things to love about Jambanz, which retail for $30 on their website. The one size fits all Jambanz are the perfect tech gifts for teens. They are perfect for young and old, men and women and are the safe alternative to headphones. With the Jambanz wearable bluetooth speaker, you can take your music with let your music move with you wherever you go. You can take it to the gym, to school, out in the back yard in the hammock, to the skate park or anywhere in between. It wirelessly plays music from your iPod touch™, iPad™, iPhone™ or bluetooth Android device. You can attach the slap style band to your wrist, backpack, belt, bike handlebars, your headboard, or wherever you want. The Jambanz silicone slap bands let you switch the speaker with other bands to mix-n-match or collect and trade with friends. Jambanz are USB rechargeable, so there’s never any batteries to buy, which I love because I hate buying all those batteries. Be sure to stay connected with Jambanz and follow them on Twitter and Google Plus.

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TVa tiny box you can connect to your HDTV and stream Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Youtube.com, music, games, & more! Huge selection, voice search that actually works, easy to set up, & parents can easily limit screen time! That is a HUGE deal for my TV loving children!

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.