Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • Tech Ideas For Valentine's Day

    Can you smell it? Love is in the air! Valentine's Day aka LOVE DAY is in a couple of weeks. Are you ready to celebrate this day with your special one?

    Let's be honest. We've all had times when Valentine's Day made us a little coo-coo. How could it not? We live in a culture where everything is commercialized and that can also include Thanksgiving and Christmas! Valentine's Day is a day that is consumed with ads for cards, jewelry and romantic dinners that you need to make reservations for at least 2 weeks to a month in advance!

    Many think Valentine's Day is terrible because we should show our appreciation towards that special person everyday instead of just on one day. I used to think that way as well, but the more I'm "adulting" the less I'm able to think about my husband. Not that I don't think about him, but life gets so busy that you forget about the one person that is helping you persevere and pushing you through life.

    Instead of doing the common Valentine's Day things (unless that's what you 2 enjoy doing), why not participate in activities that define you as a couple?! And if you're following our blog and our social media apps, you must somewhat be into tech, right?

    So, Here's a list of fun techy/geeky things you can your loved one can do for Valentine's day -

    1. I love spontaneity. I love the unexpected and so does my husband. Why not be spontaneous with your special one and sing a duet at a karaoke bar? Might I recommend "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin? LOL

    2. Go on a photo scavenger hunt! Each of you writes down a random clue, rhyme, or atbstract fact about 3 locations (preferably a location with a nice memory), then exchange clues and have the other person take photos based on the clues received!

    3. Do you Instagram? What about your partner? Of course you do! Whether you or your special person is an avid Instagrammer with thousand of millions of followers, or just an everyday user - whether they're candid, posed, filled with smoochies or landscape shot they are all great photos with lots of memories that you can look back on and can't help but smile. Why not collect some of your partner's best photos off of their Instagram account and print out a photo book as a gift? Chatbooks offers this service for only $8! You can even print your own book at home or create a fun scrapbook.

    4. Create funny GIFs of your favorite memories together!

    *GEEK ALERT!!!!*

    5. Bake Lembas bread and have a Lord Of The Rings marathon at home. Okay - this sounds amazing.

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  • I Have A Dream

    "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

    Today we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr and how his movement brought a powerful vision on racial equality and peace.

    On August 28, 1963, history was made. Martin Luther King delivered one of the most memorable speeches that is still instantly recognizable even four decades later. "I Have A Dream" speech was given at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC with a number of 250,000 supporters present as they heard his dream.

    Newscasters were preparing for riots and fights however what was so amazing is that the outcome of his speech ended in peace especially with the number of attendees. The entire 17 minute speech was televised live and captured raw emotions of Dr King's speech and it's effect on all who were there to witness history being made. It's quite amazing how so many people were there in person to listen to his speech but even quite mind blowing that MILLIONS more were watching it on live television. This speech reached out to millions of people and even on small television, people felt the impact this speech would have on society- even those who supported segregation.

    If you would like to watch the famous "I Have A Dream" speech just watch the video below -

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  • National Clean Off Your Desk Day

    It's a new year - we spend these early moments of the year trying our best to start things fresh to push ourselves to be the best we can be. Whether it's exercising more often, eating cleaner, studying harder, quitting certain habits - we all have to start somewhere.

    Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day! I think I stress out a little more than I need to when it comes to keeping things tidy and organized. Just take a look at my work desk:

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    ...and this is my desk when it's SEMI-ORGANIZED...ya- it's terrible!

    So definitely a resolution of mine is to clear my work desk so I don't have to stress out searching for important papers! If you guys are struggling aside with me - we have a few products that may be the solution to all your problems :

    Mini Surge Dual USB Charging Station

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    Our Mini Surge Dual USB Charging Station is really actually perfect if you need to charge multiple devices at once. It gives you 6 ports which I think is more then enough! This will keep all your cables in one place instead of cluttered around your desk or your room.

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

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    If you have a clutter of photo frames sitting around your desk of your family, friends, your dog - combine all those photos and MORE into only ONE frame with our Digital Photo Frames! Simply transfer 4GB worth of photos into our frames and make some room on your desk. I chose our 10 Inch Digital Photo Frame because it's not too big or too small - it's a perfect size for a work desk - oh and it's also MOTION SENSORED. Whaaaat?

    USB 3.0 Dual Display Docking Station 

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    The Docking Station is is designed for your extra connectivity needs and to increase user productivity in your home of office. It's a simple, space-saving way to turn one USB port into six USB connections making your laptop the ultimate desktop workstation by giving you access to all of your USB peripherals, dual video ports and an Ethernet network connection.

    WiFi Internet Radio with LCD Touchscreen Display

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    This is one of our newest products that's just been released and I have to say that it's pretty awesome. Our WiFi Internet Radio is a hybrid of many things as it contains features such as an alarm clock, calendar, memo pad, social media apps, and the main feature which is the internet radio where you can stream music from Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more! You can even download podcast episodes - Greg and I spent all last week listening to This American Life's Serial with Sarah Koenig! Because this WiFi Internet Radio has so much in it, it's allowing you to eliminate unnecessary things on your desk such as a organizer/planner, an actual desk clock, speakers, radios, etc. Just prop it on your desk and enjoy!

    Celebrate today and clean your desk!

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  • Product Spotlight - PowerLight Multipurpose Rechargeable Flashlights

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    After much anticipation we would like to start off the year 2016 with Aluratek's new product spotlight video that features our PowerLight Multipurpose Rechargeable Flashlights!

    Everything you want or need to know about our flashlights is right here in this video so we hope you all enjoy! :)

    Where do you see yourself using our PowerLight Multipurpose Rechargeable Flashlights? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

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