Aluratek Blog

  • Love Is In The Air!

    Move out of the way February - there's another love sheriff in town and it is the ULTIMATE love month that is far more meaningful than Valentine's Day!  Every year millions of people walk down the aisle and begin the start of their new lives together as couple, but did you know that June is the most popular month to get married? Oh, and if that's the case then there must be a fair share of anniversaries too! Awwww, love!

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    I have 2 weddings this month to attend already! I love wedding season, but I always struggle trying to find the right gift for the happy couple. Cash gifts or gift cards are always convenient, but it seems so impersonal, right? And then you go onto their wedding registry and the prices are unreasonable! I bought my brother-in-law a bed sheet and candle off of his registry and I was not happy spending X amount of money for a bed sheet and a candle - let's just say it was a little too high taste than most registries I've purchased off of. So what's my point? Finding a wedding gift can sometimes be a real you-know-what...

    So if you're attending a wedding this month or anytime soon and you feel my pain, here's a couple products we have at Aluratek that will make perfect wedding gifts :

    ALC3506F - ALC3507F_lifestyle Aluratek's 6" Flameless LED Wax Candle makes a great addition to your home or business without the mess of melting wax and the danger of an open flame. The candle works with any interior decor so you can create beautiful mantel displays, tabletop centerpieces and add accent to any bedroom, kitchen, table, end table, reception counter or desk. It brings a warm ambiance to any room - very safe and romantic!
    ADMPF114F_front angle Aluratek's Digital Photo Frames are a wonderful way to bring treasured photos and memories to life with incredible image clarity in rich and vibrant colors! The married couple can store all their wedding and honeymoon photos and videos in this one simple digital photo frame! They'll love this!

    You're welcome. Happy wedding season!

    Are you attending any weddings in June? Which one of these would you gift to the happy couple? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Review And Win!

    We want to know what you think about Aluratek! Rate and review any product and be entered into our monthly raffle for a chance to win an Aluratek product. Each review you submit into the sweepstakes increases your chance of winning! 

    Writing a review is quick and easy! 

    1. Select any product and click the "write a review" button.

    2. Complete your rating and review and select the "post review" button.

    3. Look out for an e-mail from us asking you to confirm your review. Once you do you will be entered into our monthly raffle.

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    How was your Memorial Day weekend? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Memorial Day Sale Isn't Over!

    Hello! Happy Tuesday!

    We hope that everyone had a very relaxing holiday and remembered to honor the past and present soldiers who fought and are continuing to fight for our rights and freedom!

    Although Memorial Day is over, our promotion is not! Our Memorial Day sale is going to extend through the end of the month so it's not too late to purchase awesome discounted products!

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    From Bluetooth headsets to portable banks to Bluetooth speakers, save up to 65%! There's something here for everyone!

    How was your Memorial Day weekend? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • May : Spotlight Of The Month Part II

    We already did a Spotlight Of The Month of May, but we just couldn't wait to announce our newest product because it's THAT awesome!

    So introducing...

    The Aluratek's WiFi Smart Home Automation Switch! It gives you wireless control of your home appliances and electronic devices from your smartphone or tablet. The WiFi Home Automation Switch plugs directly into any AC outlet in your home. Set-up is quick and easy utilizing the Wi-Fi Home Automation Switch App and works with your existing WiFi network or mobile internet which means you can control any device plugged into the switch anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

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    24/7 Home Automation
    Plug the WiFi Smart Home Automation Switch into any AC outlet in your living room, kitchen, home office or bedroom to remotely turn on and off any home appliance or electronic device that is plugged into the switch whether you are at home, at work, or out of town. Works perfect for lamps, fans, space heaters, air conditioning units, TVs, stereos, coffee makers, crockpots, and even holiday lights. Never wonder again if the iron or hair straightener was left on. If you can plug it, you can control it!.

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    Download the Free App
    Simply download the free icomen WiFi Home Automation Switch App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your smartphone or tablet. You can control your home devices from anywhere you go 24/7 when your smart device (with app installed) is connected to your home wireless network or mobile internet connection. The app can control multiple switches at once and each switch can be controlled by multiple smartphones or tablets.

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    Set Schedules and Countdown Timers
    The app makes it easy to set schedules and countdown timers for each appliance or electronic device that is plugged into a switch. For instance, you can program your coffee maker to brew each morning at 7AM. Schedule the lamp in your bedroom to turn off as you leave for work. Program a space heater to warm a room at sunrise. Control an AC unit or fan to start cooling your house before you arrive home from work. Set-up a countdown timer on your TV or stereo so it will turn off after a number of hours. You can even set a timer for your holiday lights.

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    Customizable and Flexible
    The WiFi Home Automation Switch is completely customizable, flexible and designed to work with additional switches so you can have full control to monitor as many devices as you need in any room in your house. Turn all your devices on or off all at once or program each one to turn on or off at a specific time with the mobile app. Use as a anti-theft solution, have peace of mind knowing all your appliances are turned off, save on electricity costs and enjoy total remote access of your home.

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    How cool is this?! To see it in action, watch our fun animated video!

    What home appliance would you connect to Aluratek's WiFi Smart Home Automation Switch? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • May: Spotlight Of The Month

    USB Rechargeable 8" LED Lightbar

    For the May spotlight of the month we would like to introduce our USB Rechargeable 8" LED Lightbar. This ultra versatile tool is perfect for your house, car, outdoors or any emergency.

    The LED Lightbar provides incredibly bright light wherever you need it most. The slim and light weight design of the lightbar makes it very portable and easy to carry in a backpack, travel bag, toolbox or glove compartment. The built-in 4400 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery allows you to simply recharge the LED Lightbar from a computer or any USB power adapter. No more throwing money away on flashlight batteries.

    USB Rechargeable 8" LED Lightbar lifestyle applications

    Be Prepared in an Emergency and never be left in the dark again during a power outage or in an emergency situation. AULED01F is also great for road emergencies in the event your car breaks down or you need to signal for help. You will love all the versatile applications the LED Lightbar can achieve. Bring to your campground, tent interior, backyard BBQ, or workbench the efficient light source you need.

    How would you use your LED Lightbar? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Digital Frames Equipped With Motion Sensors

    8 inch Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor and 4GB Built-in Memory

    Two new digital photo frames have arrived to Aluratek. Introducing our 8" and 10" Digital Photo Frames with Motion Sensors and 4GB Built-in Memory. These frames still feature wonderful picture quality, ease of use, and affordability just like our other digital frames, but these new frames comes equipped with a built-in motion sensor on the front of the frame.

    The frame will automatically turn on when movement is detected up to 10 feet away. The frame will resume slideshow or video play. The frame will automatically shut off if no motion is detected after the set time. Set the frame to auto turn off at times of 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 2 minutes or 10 minutes so you don't have to unplug your frame before going to sleep, leaving the office or worry about wasting energy.

    For a limited time only you can purchase these frames at an introductory low low price. Find out all the details by checking out our Mother's Day promotion. You can also find great deals on our LED Flameless Wax Candles and Bluetooth Accessories.

    Who would you gift a digital frame to for Mother's Day? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • April : Spotlight Of The Month

    Last month we shared our Spotlight Of The Month product, and since it's middle of April we want to highlight one of our newest products.

    *drum roll* pleaaaaase...

    Behold the LED Wax Candle!

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    The 6 inch Flameless LED Wax Candle makes a great addition to your home or business without the mess of melting wax and the danger of an open flame. The candle's neutral ivory color works with any interior decor so you can create beautiful mantel displays, tabletop centerpieces and add accent to any bedroom, kitchen, table, end table, reception counter or desk. The Flameless LED Wax Candle features a realistic flame that simulates a bright flickering light just like a real candle. The body of the candle is made with real wax that gives the candle a natural appearance. Adjust the timer on the bottom of the candle to glow for 4 or 8 hours at a time.

    Lucky for you, we are holding a promotion on this item. Simply click here to find out the promotion! Check it out!

    Where would you place your LED Candle? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Mystery Deal - Brighten Your Mood

    Aluratek has another Mystery Deal promotion going on right now. Let’s just say it will brighten your mood. Uncovering this mystery is easy. Simply click here to find out the promotion.
    Hurry, this deal could vanish at any time!

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    Can you guess what the mystery deal is? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Interstellar - Mind. Blown.

    I may be a little late, but I finally watched Interstellar last night! Actually, I watched it a couple of months ago, but I was occupied with other things so I wasn’t able to focus, and with Interstellar every ounce of your attention span needs to be fully immersed into the movie or you’ll easily get lost. That’s what I did and boy, that Christopher Nolan blew my mind away.

    Interstellar is about a team of explorers that undertake the most significant mission in human history – traveling beyond this galaxy to seek out an alternative world where humanity can settle and leave a dying earth behind. The thought process to getting a concept like that across AND to actually execute it all visually was EXTREMELY insane.

    What I really want to talk about is the technology and art that went behind this amazing movie. Interstellar won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects In February. Who’s surprised?? Not I.  Visual Effects directors, Paul Franklin and Andrew Lockey, - who also scooped up an Oscar for Christopher Nolan’s Inception 4 years ago- truly earned their spotlight.

    Director, Christopher Nolan, had his visual effects team meet with an astrophysicist so they can grasp the idea and bring it to life on film. They learned all about time warps, gravity, Einstein’s relativity theory, and black holes. With the special effects, the VFX team was able to change light rays using distorted paths and shapes of millions of light beams to achieve a realistic look for many of the scenes. This is something that has never been done in Hollywood film.

    (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD) The iconic scene with the 5th dimension was probably the craziest thing I’ve ever seen on film. Cooper entered into Gargantua (black hole) and was able to foresee the past and future and literally drift into different time zones all while sending codes to his daughter. It was very complex scene but the team executed it so well for viewers to understand what was going on. What’s crazier is that they did not use any of the green screens for that entire sequence. Instead, a slit-scan photography technique was used. It was inspired by Stanly Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

    Words and pictures don’t do justice. If you haven’t watched Interstellar, you must. The visual effects alone are worth watching!

    What did you think of Interstellar? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • April Fools After The Fact

    April Fool's Day was yesterday. If you were pranked at work or home then you already know this. Perhaps it totally passed you by as it did me. Maybe you were busy celebrating National Sourdough Bread Day or National One Cent Day - really, these days are real. Nothing bad happened to me although we had some pretty good ideas we floated around the office for next year.

    I was reading yesterday some pretty good news stories from Yahoo Tech:

    Awesome Pranks From Google, Virgin, Samsung, and Other April Fools. Some of my favorites are Google Pac Maps, the Galaxy Blade S6 and the Smartmail by Inbox by Gmail.

    Also, check this link for 10 Greatest Internet April Fools’ Day Jokes of All Time where you will lean about Rick Rolling and canned unicorn meat.

    Enjoy the articles!

    How was your April Fool's Day? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

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