Aluratek Blog

  • Spring Break Prep

    SpringBreak

    Spring is approaching and I'm sure most of you are counting down the days til Spring break! Whether you are planning a trip with your family or your friends, it's always good to prepare so your vacation runs a smooth course!Here are a collection of our products for your trip:

    iStream Our iStream Bluetooth Audio Receiver is great for streaming your music right off your smartphone. Who doesn't enjoy a good jamming session with your friends on the road. Let our iStream set the mood for your road trip journey!
    AUCH01F_mounted I know by experience that one hand on the wheel and the other holding my phone is NOT safe. Therefore I purchased our Universal Car Windshield Mount Holder to cut my bad habit. It securely holds my phone in place that even on the bumpiest ride it is guaranteed that my phone won't fall out.
    APB05F_with iPhone 5 Worst thing that can probably happen when you're trying to create memories on your Spring Break is to have your phone DIE on you! All those images you were planning to shoot will all go down the drain...unless there's a way to revive it without running back to your hotel. Is there such a thing? Of course there is! Aluratek has a wide variety of portable power banks that are extremely handy. This specific one is the 2600 mAh Portable Battery Charger and what's really special about this power bank is that you don't have to carry a charging cord to juice up your phone. A charger is already installed into the device. All you need to do is charge the bank and you're good to go!
    springbreak_LED Going camping for Spring break? Our Rechargable 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 or travel bag when you go camping. Hang it in your tent or even over a tree branch to give yourself a nice lit space.
    AIPC100F_lifestyle_mount Anything can happen when you're away so our Wireless, Wired Pan -Tilt IP Surveillance Camera is the perfect solution to monitor what's going on in your house while you're on vacation!
    ADMPF315F_front angle Our digital photo frames are a great way to store all your memories from your Spring Break trip. Place them in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or office to reminisce the fun times you had with your loved ones.

     

    What are your Spring Break plans? What Aluratek product would take with you? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

     

  • Going Green for St. Patrick's Day

    When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, you can always count on lots and lots of … GREEN! (Come on, what did you think we were going to say?) Sure, St. Patrick’s Day means leprechauns, rivers dyed green and four-leaf-clovers, but you may have not realized that “green” has a number of other meanings.

    Going Green
    This idiom has nothing to do with the color, but everything to do with environmentalism.  In the same way that having a “green thumb” refers to growing plants, going green has to do with helping the environment.  Going green can be conserving saving water, using reusable grocery bags, recycling your plastics and paper and supporting various eco-friendly charities.

    Save Some Green
    In this case “green” refers to one thing - cold hard cash. As you’re probably already realized, it can be pretty tricky to hold on to. Save some green with Aluratek by checking out our low low prices on many of our products from our Specials page or refurbished product from our Outlet Store and save up to 50% on a variety of products.

    Green with Envy
    Being green with envy is being full of desire for someone's possessions or advantages. It will be a great way to describe your best friend's reaction when you get one of our new LED Bookmarks, USB 3.0 Port Extender for iMac or Flameless LED Wax Candle.

    How will you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Tis' The Season For Spring Cleaning!

    SpringCleaning

    Spring has approached and you know what that means - it's Spring cleaning time! Yes, it's not exactly as exciting as Easter eggs or cute witto wabbits, but it will make your life easier...after it's all done of course! Here are a few ways to make your Spring cleaning experience a bit more bearable:

    - Are you a pack rat? I'm kind of guilty of being one because I cherish every single thing I own! I still have the plastic bag that carried my amazzzinggg and delicious meal from my first New York trip! My husband wants me throw it away, but I'm having a hard time letting go...yes, it's kind of weird and sad, I know! However, I understand my husband's concern. The more you hold on to, the less storage you will have in the house. Do you have stacks of old CD's / cassette tapes that bring you back to good ol' days or what about that old tv collecting dust in your garage? Donate them to your local Salvation army or Good Will. Download all your music from iTunes into your smart phone, mp3 player or tablet. If you don't want to download, try streaming your music from Pandora or Spotify! No more stacked CDs and tapes!

    - Cleaning out and organizing your garage space will go by much faster with some good music. Jam out to some of your favorite tunes with our BUMP Portable Speaker!

    - We're not suggesting you to toss your family photos or important files, but you can now store both in a digital photo frame or a hard drive.  If you’re looking to clear out some space, consider scanning old printed documents and saving them on an external hard drive. Not only will they take up less space, but they’ll also be easier to find when you need them and possibly more secure than they would be sitting in a box in the garage.

    Would any of our products be handy in assisting your Spring Cleaning experience? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • March: Spotlight Of The Month

    Last month we shared our Spotlight Of The Month product, and since it's the first week of March (can't believe it's already March!), we want to highlight one of our newest products.

    *drum roll* pleaaaaase...

    Behold the LED Bookmark!

    Say what? Yup, you read correctly. Aluratek's LED Rechargeable Bookmark is the perfect reading accessory for night readers, travelers and book lovers of all kinds who wish to read in any low light environment. The multi-function design acts as a bookmark and reading light for stylish reading in bed, office, study halls, libraries, travel, camping, etc.

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    The stylish bookmark includes super bright spatial directed LED light technology that conveniently illuminates the page without disturbing others and features adjustable brightness levels. The lightweight LED Bookmark is easily transportable and the slim design won't ruin your books. The LED Bookmark comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery so you can conveniently recharge your bookmark through a USB port.

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    Whether you want to read a good book while you're flying overseas or simply reading in bed the LED Bookmark is the perfect tool to have!

    Do you enjoy reading? Do you find the LED Bookmark useful? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Exercise Your Write To Win

    Good morning and happy Monday!

    Last Friday Aluratek launched a new promotion and we need YOUR help!

    In order to bring the best product through quality and performance, we need to hear from you so we can improve and continue to keep our customers satisfied. We care about your thoughts, so exercise YOUR "write" to win and please assist us with your product review!

    What products have you bought from us and are you going to write a review? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Gifting With GiftPixel

    People love giving and receiving gifts. Gifts are so much better when accompanied with a thoughtful message or some kind words and a smile.

    Have you ever wanted to buy someone a gift online but though better because there was no way to personalize the gift giving experience? Well, now there is a way thanks to GiftPixel.

    Aluratek is happy to announce a new service designed by our friends at GiftPixel which allows for a fun and creative way to gift a product while making it more personal and engaging. GiftPixel is integrated right into our online checkout system making the process of gifting easy to do in just a few additional steps.

    GiftPixel lets customers purchasing a gift from aluratek.com to create a personalized video or ecard to accompany their gift. When a gift recipient receives their package, they are alerted that a message is waiting for them, and will be directed back to our site for viewing.

    Watch GiftPixel's short one minute video below to see how it works:

     

    Here is what the gifting process will look like from Aluratek.com:

    giftpixel1 Check the box "This order contained a gift". You can choose to create a personalized video ...
    or you can choose to create an ecard. ... or you can choose to create an ecard.
    giftpixel3 From the dropdown menu you can select between various themes like birthday, thank you and holidays.
    giftpixel4 Browse and select a background.
    giftpixel5 Enter your message.
    giftpixel6 Enter in your contact details and click save.
    giftpixel7 Confirmation message will appear when you have successfully scheduled your ecard.

     

    So next time you are looking for that perfect online gift for a loved one, please consider an Aluratek product and gifting With GiftPixel.

    What do you think of the GiftPixel gifting service? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • February: Spotlight Of The Month

    Every month we want to dedicate a blog post to one of our products.

    So for the month of February, the spotlight goes to... *drum roll please...*

    The USB 3.0 Port Extender for iMac

    They are being shipped, and will arrive very shortly, but I want to share with you the joy of having this little device on hand !

    AUHM0301F_side angle

    Aluratek's USB 3.0 Port Extender for iMac brings an easily accessible USB 3.0 port to the front of your computer. Apple’s recent iMac models are designed with the USB ports hidden on the backside making connecting and disconnecting peripherals a challenge especially if you are frequently accessing these ports.

    AUHM0301F_back angleAUHM0301_with iMac

    Made specifically to work with iMac (released November 2012 or later), AUHM0301F simply plugs into one of the USB ports on the back of your iMac. The creative "J" shape design of AUHM0301F extends a USB 3.0 port around to the front of your computer and snugly attaches into one of the air-vent holes on the bottom edge of your iMac. You can use multiple extenders if looking to connect multiple USB devices.

    AUHM0301F_with flash drive AUHM0301F_with iPhone

    It's very light and compact. You can literally stick this device in your backpack, purse, suitcase....even your pocket! What?? ;) Be patient for the USB 3.0 Portable SATA iMac Extender will be coming soon!

    Do you think the iMac Extender will be useful to you? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Random Acts of Kindness

    It's the start of the week. Mondays. Oh boy. Back to grind! It sure can be a drag when you had such a fun time over the weekend, and then you have to return back to the routine life, right? I think many people share the same pain (#thestruggleisreal). However, what if we can do something to spark it up a little? Maybe something selfless to enlighten someone else for a change? We live in a generation where WE want to make money, WE need to succeed, and nothing is wrong with that, but it would be nice to step out of our normal schedule and our comfort zone and attempt something new.

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    Did you know that today is the start of International Random Acts of Kindness week? Such a random idea (no pun intended). If you've never heard of "R.A.K.", it's when you choose someone to uplift and be kind to. Sounds odd, but it's actually a very sweet gesture. You may know someone who is going through a rough patch, or someone who just wants to be noticed. It can also be your sister who is pregnant, or just someone you know that you want to encourage...just because! Basically, anyone! This is the time to go out of your way to make let that person know that he/she is loved.

    Here are a few ideas to R.A.K. someone DIGITALLY (of course): 

    1. A simple text or e-mail can go a long way. Why not send a short and sweet message of encouragement to someone who has been on your mind? I promise that it will bring a smile to their face!

    2. Dedicate a Instagram post to them! A great one is Throwback Thursdays! Surprise them by posting up a picture of you two that you took in the past with a nice caption saying how much you miss them, or telling them to have a great day! Make sure to hashtag #tbt and their names so they get notified!

    3. Snapchat them a fun video selfie message, or snap a picture of something that reminds you of them so they know you are thinking of them!

    4. Download the Kindr app and send out compliments, hugs, messages and even cute animals!

    5. Words are powerful but so are thoughtful gifts. R.A.K. them with some of our very affordable products that are SURE to make them exuberant and grateful to have you as a friend / sister/ brother/ mother/ father...etc you know what I mean ;) Aluratek is currently holding a Valentine's Day promotion. Just because your gift isn't going towards a significant other doesn't necessarily mean you can't purchase anything from this promotion! It's a holiday representing LOVE and there are so many different types of love!

    The International Random Acts of Kindness week ends February 15, but just because that's the last day doesn't mean you can't continue to show kind gestures to people. It should be something we want to do on a daily basis, so no matter what don't let February 15th stop you from displaying love to others! Happy R.A.K. Week!

    Who are you going to R.A.K. this week? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Sweet Valentine's Savings

    Sweet_Valentines_Savings

    Valentine’s Day is next Saturday! Whether this is your first Valentine’s Day together or your 30th, make this day truly special with a gift that your one and only will absolutely love! For this month, Aluratek would like to present , "Sweet Valentine's Savings". We have carefully selected a collection of special deals that include ear buds, Bluetooth tablet stands, digital photo frames, and more! Skip the flowers and chocolate this year and get that special someone a gift that they’ll cherish for years to come!

    Better hurry if you want your order to arrive on time! This promotion will extend through February 14, 2015! Happy shopping!

    Which product would your significant other would appreciate from our list ? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Excessive Heat Can Harm Your Laptop

    Slim USB Laptop Cooling Pad

    We all know that excessive heat harms the performance of any electronic device. Aluratek has a great solution to protect and extend the life of your laptop with our new Slim USB Laptop Cooling Pads.

    Slim USB Laptop Cooling Pad - features

    This cooling pad provides a constant even flow of cool air to keep your system from overheating. The laptop cooling pad supports MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Chromebook, Ultrabook, netbooks and all laptops up to 17 inches.

    The cooling pad is designed to be slim and lightweight while keeping its durability. You will love the blue LEDs that illuminate the entire surface of the cooling pad. The angled surface creates an ideal viewing and ergonomic typing angle. Connect the pad to your laptop with the attached USB cable which includes a USB host port so you don't lose a USB port on your laptop. The cooling pad is USB bus powered with low power consumption so no need for an external power adapter. The USB cable tucks neatly underneath the pad for easy portability.

    Slim USB Laptop Cooling Pad - lifestyle

    Whether you're at home, school, or work, the Slim USB Laptop Cooling Pad will provide your laptop with the airflow needed to keep your system running at its best.

    Do you think our Laptop Cooling Pads can work for you? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

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