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  • Recap of New York

    I was in New York this past week for my "mini moon" with my husband, and there were so many amazing sights and attractions to enjoy that I knew that I wasn't going to remember everything when I come back to California. Well thank goodness for my iPhone otherwise I wouldn't have been able to capture my memories. I realized that without my cellphone getting around The Big Apple would've been pretty difficult. You see, my sense of direction is pretty much non-existent, so without my precious GPS, I would be lost. Another reason I'm thankful for my cellphone is the ability to take pictures and videos ANYWHERE at ANYTIME. Everything is in super speed mode in New York, so I always had my phone readily available. I was able to appreciate the convenience and the power of the iPhone!!

    One of my favorite memories of NY is when we went up to the "Top of the Rock" where a elevator takes you all the way up to the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center (70 stories tall), and right before your eyes is a 360° view of the entire city. It was absolutely BREATH-TAKING. You can see the Empire State Building face-to-face, and see all of Central Park. We shot many pictures and with a blink of an eye was able to send them out to friends, Facebook, and Instagram. We even took our Aluratek portable battery charger to juice up our iPhones once the batteries were running low. What a lifesaver it was!

    I am able to appreciate and grasp things visually, so instead of writing it all out...why don't I just show you some of my favorite memories of our city adventure!

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    Surreal view of the city from our hotel window

    CHICKEN OVER RICE from the famous "The Halal Guys"!!! I think we ate this 3 times (twice in one day!)

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    Katz Deli! The best pastrami sandwich you will ever have! Harry and Sally will agree!

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    Beautiful way finding signs everywhere in the subways! It's actually designed by one of the most iconic graphic designers, Massimo Vignelli.

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    Neon galore at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)

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    Of course being a baseball fan, we HAD to check out the Yankees Stadium (mainly to see Derek Jeter play before his retirement)!! But my husband and I are Dodger fans, and we had absolutely no interest in the Yankees and the Indians so we left after the 2nd.....inning...........BUT we did enjoy a huge hot dog and a brew before we left! Hehe...

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    We visited the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial Pool. All of New York is noisy and chaotic, but there was a wonderful peacefulness when we arrived at the memorial. Many tourists including ourselves came to pay our respect to the ones who have lost their lives in the September 11 tragedy.

    "Looking straight up" shot with our fish eye.

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    Food coma at Battery Park.

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    Panoramic view of the city and Brooklyn Bridge!

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    Walking that concrete jungle in our worn out Nikes.

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    And of course a selfie on top of the Rockefeller Center!

    This is just a snippet of all the pictures we took, but it shows a great glimpse of the fun and adventure we embarked in our little NYC journey! I would like to thank our iPhones for recording our trip, and my amazing portable battery charger for resurrecting our phones back to life! You guys rock!

    What is your favorite thing to do in NY? Or if you haven't been, where is the one place you would want to visit? Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • New York, Here I Come!

    Hello Aluratekians!

    This weekend has been VERY exciting for me! I got hitched! Woo-hoo!

    My engagement was a short one which means planning a wedding for 400+ guests was absolutely insane and stressful! If you know me, I am very picky when it comes to decorations, design, and even coordinating things that are obviously important to me, so the fact that I wasn't able to control anything on my big day made me very nervous! However, the wedding ceremony, reception, and after party went SMOOTHLY and PERFECTLY. All the decorations from center pieces to aisle pews were beautiful. Even the agenda passed out to guests were cute and fun. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding and having my husband support and encourage me throughout the whole day. I even had a friend make me the most amazing cake topper!

    Tonight I fly out to New York for my "mini-moon" and boy am I excited!! It's going to be my first time there, and I am ready to kick back and have fun. I'm not good at flying so I will probably put on my white Bluetooth headphones that I picked up here at Aluratek and distract myself with some good music. I can't wait! I want to see everything that The Big Apple has to offer! My husband I are huge photography lovers, so you bet we're going to be shooting every single thing and updating the entire world on social media what we're up to! My iPhone battery runs out quick because I'm always snapping pictures and taking videos, so a back up battery is going to be significant on this trip. I'm taking 2 of Aluratek's compact power banks that way we can be prepared for any dying phones! I can't wait!

    New York here I come!

    Any recommendations on where I should go first?! Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let me know, or leave a comment below!

  • Getting Started Early For School

    School is just around the corner for most students, and it's time to shop for endless school supplies! Yay! I don't know about you, but I get super excited when I go shopping for school! However, school supply shopping has quite changed over the years. Notepads have been replaced with laptops, paint brushes and art supplies have been replaced with drawing tablets, etc. It's interesting to see how things have modernized over the years with technology and students are not just using them, but they are actually able to enjoy it too!

    Aluratek has a wide range of different products that can help students be prepared for the upcoming school year! Here are a few:





    What tech-related school supplies would you purchase? Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Join The Digital Revolution!

    There's alot to be excited about right now at Aluratek. We just launched our new site, we have a new contest ongoing right now - Hit The Road With Aluratek Sweepstakes and we are working on bringing you some great new products to help you manage your digital life. For instance, we have a Universal Tablet Case with Built-In USB 2.1A Charging Station for iPad mini, 7 and 8 inch Tablets and one for iPad, 9 and 10 inch Tablets available soon.

    We are always working to bring you new products and promotions and we want you to be the first to know. Would you like to be an Aluratek Preferred Customer? Sign up now at the footer of our website to receive emails about Aluratek news updates, events, announcements and product offers. Receive 10% off your first order upon sign-up. Enrollment is free as long as you maintain a valid email address and agree to continue to receive our eNewsletters.

    Feeling uneasy? Aluratek is committed to protecting your privacy and security. We value your personal information the same way we value our own. We will NEVER share, lease or sell your private information to anyone. You can opt out anytime easily by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the eNewsletters.

    Please help us spread the word and join the digital revolution! Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Fight Against Boredom!

    Did you know that July is Anti-Boredom month? I totally get it. It's too hot to be outside to do anything! What a waste of a precious summer day!


    Well, fortunately there are things to do inside a air-conditioned room that will make your day enjoyable. So for all of you who are bored out of your minds...fight back with these boredom-busting digital activities!

    - Digital Game Night: Gather your family and friends in the living room for a fun night of games and trivia! Download a popular game app such as, Heads Up, on your iPhone, smart phone, iPad or tablet and get ready for a hysterical time of friendly-fun and competition!

    -Groove to your "favorite" chores: Okay, I know what you're thinking. "How are chores any fun?" It's not. But, we all have dishes to wash and laundry to fold that we cannot avoid. So what can you do to make chores more bearable? Music! Groove to your favorite summer jam while dusting! Aluratek has a great collection of Bluetooth portable speakers!

    -Solo Movie Night: Relax to one of your favorite movies (mine is The Sandlot!) on your iPad or tablet whether you're laying back on your bed with popcorn, or on your kitchen table sipping on some ice cold lemonade! To make things easier for you, try one of our tablet cases that props your tablet up so you can enjoy your film hands-free!

    -Christmas in the Sun: It's never too early to shop for Christmas gifts! Actually, I'd prefer that so I can avoid the chaos in December. Get a head start and browse through Aluratek's website to purchase a great gift for family and friends!

    Share your Anti-Boredom Month ideas with us! Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Levi's Stadium

    Football season is RIGHT around the corner, and I am EXCITED. Who doesn’t enjoy a good football game, right?! It’s “un-American” if you don’t! Well, I am a HUGE 49ers fan, and I am very excited that our new stadium has officially opened! This new stadium will be debuting in 2014 in time for the start of the NFL season.

    The San Francisco 49ers has relocated from Candlestick Park to Santa Clara’s Levi's Stadium. In 2016, the 49ers will host the 50th Super Bowl, so a lot of exciting things are happening! However, the one thing that sets Levi Stadium apart from others is technology. Even if you’re not a 49ers fan, you still have to appreciate the innovation of Levi Stadium especially if you’re into technology. Levi's Stadium has also been focusing on energy efficiency and preservation.


    So with that said, here are a few new features that will be added that will enhance the experience of 49er football:

    - The 49ers app will allow fans to view different HD replays SECONDS after the play from multiple camera angles, see different game feeds, and listen to the broadcast of what’s happening.  You can also order a beer, soda, hotdog, popcorn all through your smart phone. AND…the food will be delivered to your seats! Sweet! They are focusing on convenience. The 49er app may potentially have ticketless, cashless building which means you can pay everything straight from your smart phone. You can leave your wallet at home.

    - One of the most striking technological feature of the new location is the stadium-wide WiFi capability :


    - Gigantic HD video boards measuring over 13,000 square feet will be added to the new stadium as well. If you’ve ever been to the old Candlestick Park stadium, there were only 2 small video boards on each end of the field which made it very difficult for fans to view replays and videos. The new addition of HD video boards will definitely be appreciated!

    - The Niners are going green! The 20,000 feet of solar panels are located in and around the stadium. Over the entire year of construction and preparation, energy has collected from the panels.  The turf is also environmentally friendly and the staff will use recycled water to hose down the field.

    These are all very exciting things to look forward to if you’re a 49er fan. Technology has definitely advanced, and they have taken full advantage of it. However, the new stadium is not the main focus. The main goal is to play football, and that is what people will still come to see. Candlestick Park has treated the Niners well with five Super Bowl wins, and now we’re more than ready to win more championship titles with the new Levi's Stadium!

    What kind of tech-savvy things would you like to see added to your favorite football team's stadium? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Hit The Road With Aluratek Sweepstakes


    Summer is in full swing and its time to cash in all those accumulated vacation days and "Hit The Road" for some summer fun, relaxation, and adventure. Wherever your travels take you, be sure you take Aluratek with you ... your Aluratek product that is.

    As you know, Aluratek features many great mobile products to add convenience and enhance your digital life. Maybe it's a portable battery charger or a charging station so you are never without power to your smartphone or tablet. Perhaps it's our Bluetooth audio devices, speakers, headphones and earbuds that help you jam out to your favorite tunes. Or, you have one of our Bluetooth tablet folio cases with Bluetooth keyboard so you can stay in touch with the office while you are away.

    Starting July 16th through September 1st (Labor Day) celebrate the summer with us and be eligible to win a great product from Aluratek in our summer sweepstakes: Hit The Road With Aluratek. Enter today! We would love to know which Aluratek products you would use (or use already) and how you would use them.

    Enter our summer sweepstakes "Hit The Road with Aluratek" on our Facebook contest tab today! 

  • Website Relaunch

    Aluratek is very happy to announce the launch of our new website at If you have visited our site in the last week you may have noticed a few changes (for the better I might add!). A collaboration between our design and marketing departments and our development team for the past year has led us to today proudly announcing this major makeover. I hope you will find the site pleasing to look at, easy to navigate and have an overall user friendly experience. Some of the awesome features at includes:

    - New lighter, cleaner look with much better branding use of magenta
    - Bigger home page sliders
    - Product specials and news/blog sliders
    - Footer links, social media badges and enewsletter subscribe bar more visible
    - Much improved product pages with bigger images, better content and direct access to support documents, downloads and helpdesk

    It is Aluratek's desire to provide the best customer service and support it can - that includes a website that is easy to use and full of valuable content to help your buying decisions. If you find any errors or have an recommendations on how we can provide a better user experience, please do not hesitate to let us know.

    What do you think about our new site? Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • The History Of Movie Technology

    Have you ever watched a movie, and have only paid attention to the things that has nothing to do with the actual story line of the film? For example, whenever I'm watching a movie I'm always wondering how the film crew got that shot, or how they made the blue mutant transform into someone else! Yup, I'm one of THOSE people. Well, believe it or not, technology is responsible for all of those things you hear and see! From sound effects to mind-blowing 3-D computer graphics, it is all created through the art of technology.

    Have you ever been curious about how it all started? Scroll down to view a timeline I've created that shows how technology has evolved throughout the years of film making!


    Pretty cool facts, right? And to think that the quality of film making will only get better from here is absolutely mind-boggling!

    Which movie do you think has the best visual effects / 3-D animation? Visit our Facebook page to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Gadget Hazards to Avoid This Summer

    With so many great gadgets available these days, it’s no surprise that people want their favorite electronic devices with them everywhere they go – even places where gadgets might be at risk. An afternoon by the pool is a great place to use your Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones and our Bump Bluetooth Portable Mini Speakers are a great addition to any party, but these fun summer activities also pose risks for your electronics - some you might not have even considered before!

    Here are 5 summer elements that could be putting your electronics at risk:

    If your electronics do end up getting wet, it is important to turn them off immediately and avoid turning them back on for up to 24 hours. It is also important to get gadgets dry asap, but avoid using blow-dryers, which will push water further into your device!

    Dirt & Sand
    Dirt and sand can get into the small crevices in your devices causing problems. Avoid getting sand in sensitive electronics by sealing them in plastic bags during trips to the beach and taking them out only when they’re in use.

    Though the warmth of the sun feels great during a pleasant summer day, it can also damage your electronics which aren’t designed to get that hot. Your phone may even shut down. Keep your smartphone safe by keeping them out of direct sunlight.

    Sunscreen is an important part of keeping your skin safe while outside, however this substance can discolor your electronics and create unsightly streaks on your touch screen. Avoid this by wiping your hands with baby wipes before using your gadgets.

    Bug Spray
    An essential must-have for any camping trip, hikes in the wilderness, and buggy summer evenings, but the DEET contained in insect repellent can actually corrode your electronics! Spray on the bug spray with your device hidden from harms way.

    What strategies have you implemented to help keep your gadgets safe during the summer? Visit our Facebook page to let us know, or leave a comment below!

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