Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Tech The Halls!

    Yes, it's not December quite yet, but I think once Thanksgiving is over we are allowed to have some holiday spirit! One of the most exciting things about the holidays are all different types of decorations. People get REALLY into it and I think it's pretty dang awesome. Check this house out!

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    I mean geez...their electric bill is going to be quite large!

    Well of course since Aluratek is a tech company, I wanted to share some ideas on how to "tech the halls" this year and give your inner tech side an outlet to express your home, tree, yourself with some of the things you really love!

    1. Tech out your tree!

    Skip the generic tree ornaments and decorate your Christmas tree this year with some cool tech gadgets! Like this tree!

    Haha - i love it! Make sure to get one of our USB wall plates! You can charge your smartphone, tablet or any USB device right from any electrical plug so you can decorate your tree without losing an outlet!

    2. Gift Wrapping

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    Boring.

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    Boring again.

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    zZzZzZzZz...

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    A binary code wrapping paper?! Now that's cool.

    Do yourself a favor and pick up a roll of some cool binary code paper instead of ugly patterned wrapping paper! Gift wrapping can take quite some time so make sure to listen to some holiday tunes! You can stream them all through our WiFi Internet Radio! I'm currently listening to some Christmas music at my work desk using the radio as well!

    3. Christmas Wreathes 

    Geekify your Christmas wreaths and make your own! Grab a bunch of your old computer parts that you don't use anymore and put them to good use this holiday season by creating them into a techy wreath!

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    4. Stocking Stuffers!

    Make your own cute little stockings of your favorite tech-related themes!

    We have a bunch of awesome stocking stuffers to stuff your stockings with that your friends and family are going to love! Not only are they awesome but they are all $10 so take advantage!

    5. Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    I LOOOOOVE Christmas sweaters!! I think the fact that they are ugly makes it so much better! If I have time, I usually like to make my own! The best ones are the sweaters that light up. oOoOoH!

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    hahahahhahaa i love this man's sweater

    Stay safe this year while decorating! If you're planning on climbing up on top of your roof to hang lights, make sure to have a reliable light source at all times! Carry one of our flashlights or LED lightbars to provide yourself with good lighting!

    Control your decoration's electrical source with our Wireless Home Automation Switch. With the remote control you can turn your home appliances and electronic devices ON or OFF with the touch of a button - in this case your Christmas tree or house decorations!

    Happy holidays everyone!!!! :)

    How are you going to tech the halls this year? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • Avoid Black Friday Crowds And Shop Online!

    Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this week? I feel like we JUST celebrated Halloween! Time sure flies, but I'm glad it does because Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! It's a great way to share a meal with your close friends and family and list out the things you are thankful for - and then there's Black Friday.

    I find Black Friday sort of hilarious because it's literally the day after Thanksgiving - a day where we express our gratitude of all the things we have...and then the next day we go out among the chaotic and aggressive crowds fighting over the last flat screen TV....even though you already have 2 of them at home...but hey! THIS ONE is only $300 so you HAVE to claim it even if that means throwing a couple elbows and shoves :)

    Black Friday is definitely a cash cow for retailers but it's a very stressful day for consumers and even non consumers! There's extra traffic, long lines and a demolished store! At this point, it may be best to just stay home to avoid the Black Friday craziness!

    FORTUNATELY, you can do all your Black Friday shopping on the internet today. I mean...how awesome is that? Say sayonara to waiting hours and hours in a line on a cold, bone chilling night and getting pushed around once those doors have opened!

    Here are a few reasons why shopping online for Black Friday is a smarter move -

    1. Stores offer the same deals on their website

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    2.  Black Friday shopping is potentially dangerous!

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    Yes, the odds of something bad happening to you are slim but there's still a slim chance that it could happen to you! Google "Black Friday Fights" and you'll see A LOT of different footage of people getting trampled and beaten over a deal!

    3. There ARE other sales besides Black Friday!

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    Many retail and online stores have started early and are giving out deals already. You can start shopping now and find some great discounts - while avoiding the crowd! There's also Cyber Monday which takes place the Monday after Thanksgiving!

    4. Aluratek is having an early sale on exclusive items, Black Friday AND Cyber Monday sale! Yep, that's a GREAT reason to stay home in your jammies and shop on our website! If you are not subscribed to our eNewsletter, go to our website, scroll down to the bottom and sign up! You will receive our emails that contain our holiday deals!

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    What ever you decide to do this Black Friday, I hope everyone stays warm and safe out there!

    Here are some fun Black Friday memes to conclude with :)

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING YA'LL!!!!!!

  • Tech-Giving Smorgasbord Giveaway

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    In the spirit of thanksgiving, Aluratek would like to invite you to our Tech-Giving Smorgasbord Giveaway! Starting tomorrow through November 18, you can feast on our daily activities and also enter our raffle to win a grand prize!

    Check out our Twitter feed to see our tweets on this promotion. Simply RETWEET any promotional tweet that contains the #TechGivingSmorgasbord hashtag and FOLLOW @Aluratek to be entered into the grand prize raffle. The grand prize raffle will be held on the afternoon of November 18th where the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

    The winner of each day's activity can choose one item from our 10 for $10 (10 Year Anniversary Specials) items.

    Again, don't forget to RETWEET these daily games for an additional chance to win the #TechGivingSmorgasbord grand prize. The more you RETWEET - the better your chance you have to win!

    Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

    -Aluratek

  • Technology and Politics

    John F. Kennedy VS Richard Nixon in the 1960 campaign season was aired on television and was marked as one of the leading technological moments in political history. Technology has shaped and is continuing to mold politics in ways that is changing the course of a lot of future campaigns.

    When George W. Bush was our president in 2004, the internet was around but nothing really made much of an impact - YouTube didn't exist yet, and most of social media platforms we are familiar with today weren't around either. The one platform that speaks loudly is Twitter as we see Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump communicating via Tweets to each other, to the world. Even President Obama is familiar with Twitter as we can see him reading hilarious 'Mean Tweets' on The Jimmy Kimmel Show -

    Yes. Technology has taken over the political world. If you think about it without technology, we would've never heard about the scandal about how Donald Trump talks about women, OR without email, Hillary Clinton's stress level would be a tad lower?

    Social media allows everyone to express their opinions about the election whether they're comments to memes to videos!

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    In my honest opinion, I think technology has allowed us to be more informed about what is going on in today's world and the election. Especially when we are all so busy and in a hurry to live our lives, thank god for our smartphones and social media apps right? Haha. But in all seriousness, technology and social media has allowed us to bring up racial, sexist, immigration issues and etc. It gives us a voice to speak out about even the most sensitive topics.

    What do you think about how technology has influenced the political world?

    Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

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