Aluratek Blog

  • Election Day - Old School

    vote

    Tomorrow is the first day of Election Day! Gregory, our creative director here at Aluratek, wrote a blog entry back in 2012 about why the voting process is still putting voters in line for hours. Why hasn’t anything changed? We had a conversation earlier this morning and he expressed that the process is still the same, and questioned why so little is being done to make things more convenient for voters. Let's try to move away from the 1950's way of doing things!

    You would think that living in a digital world we would be up to date in making our voting process more tech friendly, right? The registration process has definitely improved since you can now take care of that online, but with telephone-based polls of homeowners, hanging chads from paper ballots, or even the good old snail mail means too few people are voting and it is too difficult for business to register and operate.

    So what is the reason for not having a digital voting system? I personally think that if people were able to do so in their own home, more people would actually vote. Ultimately, the goal is to eliminate waiting times. People have a hard time finding time for themselves let alone a couple hours at the voting polls. Also being able to vote online would cost less as it would eliminate paper and printing expenses. Online voting can bring up concerns of fraud, but if the election officials can find a way to create a secure and safe system that blocks out any hackers it can easily be doable!

    Ha! This entry sounds very similar to the one Greg wrote and I wonder why?! Things have yet to change, and who knows…maybe in the next election something will be done to make our voting system more modernized and tech-friendly instead of doing it the old school way. One day…

    How many hours have you waited just to put your vote in? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • AZIO Keyboard Makes Appearance on TV

    Mini Wireless Home Theater PC Keyboard

    We all have our favorite TV shows. One of mine happens to be Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. I am a huge fan of the comic genre so I began watching this show from the beginning. Season 1 was OK - though it did get better towards the end. I was curious how season 2 would begin and I think they have done a much better job introducing new characters and better plot lines. Anyway, I was watching an episode last week (which aired several weeks ago - I love my DVR) and my eye caught one of our AZIO keyboards in a scene. To be specific, its the Mini Wireless Home Theater PC Keyboard.

    How cool I though that one of our products was being used in the TV show. Ususally they just cover up the logo but not here - its as plain as you can see (though grainy because I took this pic right off the paused TV).

    I thought this would also be a good opportunity to remind everyone that we have an entire product category dedicated to AZIO by Aluratek Keyboards and Gaming Accessories. Here you will find several gaming keyboards and multi-use keyboards along with a gaming headset and a couple gaming mice.

    Which AZIO product looks good to you? Are you enjoying Season 2 of SHIELD? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Tech- Halloween Part II

    Memes are huge this year.  So are superheroes, iPhone and social media bodysuits. Ditch the boring bloody fangs this year and create a costume that will turn heads and make others go “aha!”

    Earlier this month, I blogged about social media costumes that were quite impressive! But you can push yourself even further and have your entire night of Halloween be tech themed!

    So here’s part 2 of my Halloween entry =)

    Host a Halloween party!

    - Invitations: Unless it’s for a wedding, I haven’t seen many physical invitations being mailed or hand delivered in a while. Facebook has become the main source of invitations for all sorts of events. Birthdays dinners, Bridal showers, and Halloween parties are a few invitations that I’ve received in the past couple of weeks! It’s the easiest way to reach out and get a fast response from people! It will make sure it gets to all your friends, and it is convenient because it helps you keep track of RSVPs. You can create a fun Halloween themed look of your invitation using imagery as well!

    - Music: I love making a playlist for any event! Creating a playlist for your party is a place where Spotify can be used to its fullest potential. As long as the computer / laptop is connected to the internet, you can search unlimited music on Spotify. Whether it’s Halloween music or the latest hit by Taylor Swift, there's something for everyone.

    - Tricks: Halloween is an occasion where simple tech special effects and a little bit of showmanship can go a long way. If you’ve got wireless speakers or even one where with a cord that’s easy to hide, then you’ve got pretty much everything you need to scare the living nightmare out of your party guests.

    Example: Concealing a speaker under a chair or an unexpected location and queuing it to play screams at random intervals is a perfect way to make your guests jump.

    - Decorations: Just watch this video and be amazed.

    Do you have any ideas for a tech-Halloween? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Fresh And So Clean, Clean!

    Today is National Clean Your Virtual Clean Desktop! Have you ever heard of this day? I haven’t, but what a good excuse to clean out your computer or at least organize your files! Remember when you got your computer, and the neat, empty desktop looked clean, productive and well-organized? Take a look now – I bet that it’s scattered with icons that you don’t even look at, that there are documents and a ton of files around folders that are in frantic need of organization. I’ll be the first to admit that I am in need of some desktop organization! Take a look at my desktop! Don’t judge me!

    Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 10.07.15 AM

    Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day encourages you to put things away, delete files that are not required, and to make it a habit to stop things getting so messy!

    Here at Aluratek, we can help you get organized. We have a wide variety of hard drive duplicators to help you store and back up your files. Is your computer starting to run slower? Are you worried that your hard drive may crash you may lose all your valuable data? I’ve been in one terrible situation when my external hard drive crashed the night before my big project was due!! I should’ve backed it up because those files were long gone! Sad, sad day! Aluratek’s hard drive duplicators can definitely lend a hand and would have been of use for me. All it does is simply duplicate information from one hard drive to another. Not only will you have a fresh new copy of data, but you will be able to eliminate unwanted files and keep things organized. You can even find some of our duplicators in our Outlet Store!

    So start organizing so your computer can be fresh and so clean, clean! ;)

    How messy is your desktop? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Follow Us On Instagram!

    Instagram-Message

    Hey folks!

    On behalf of Aluratek, I would like to give a friendly reminder that we are now on Instagram! We have posted up lots of behind the scene photos as well as sneak peeks on our new products! It has been a lot of fun and getting great feedback, and we don't want you to miss out on any of it!

    Here is how you can connect with us on Instagram:

    1. Download the Instagram app on your mobile phone.

    2. Find @aluratek on Instagram and follow us.

    3.Double tap our photos to show us you like the photo! You can also upload your own photo and share it with us by using the hashtag #Aluratek.

    Come and join us on Instagram for creative and fun photography, new stories, updates, and unique behind the scenes photos!

    What would you like to see on Aluratek's Instagram? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • How Protect Your Phone From the Cold!

    Winter is coming. (Yes, I just recited a Game of Thrones quote!)

    If you’re cold and freezing, your cell phone is too! Smart phones are not built for the extreme cold. If you’re in California then your phone should be fine, but for other states especially where it snows a lot this blog entry is for you!

    The last thing you need is a busted phone, especially if you are stuck in the freezing cold weather. It can drain your battery quickly as well as shutting them down. When lithium-ion batteries are exposed to cold temperatures, their performance drastically goes down. When cold, a phone battery can drain faster than normal, or it can suddenly go dead, but once it is warmed up, the device is brought back to life!

    Here are some tips on how to protect your phone and other electronic devices in cold weather:

    - Keep your phone / tablets tucked in something warm. You can wrap a small towel or blanket around to make sure it doesn’t die in the cold. You can also have the device close to your body so it can absorb some body heat. If you need to leave the device behind, turn it off instead of leaving it to sleep.

    - Cases help keep phones warm. There are some that are built to regular a phone’s temperature in extreme cases (no pun intended).

    - For laptops, you have the screen AND the hard drive that could easily crack if dropped in the cold. Let them warm up before turning them on. Otherwise the drive can crash which may lead to loss of data.

    - Have a car charger or a power bank to help with battery life. You can use ones that have additional USB ports to charge multiple devices. You can find both at our store.

    - Have an external battery for back up.

    Have you ever experienced a phone malfunction due to the cold weather? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Battery Charger Trio Arrives

    battery charger trio

    We are excited to announce the arrival of our new trio of portable battery chargers - part of our Mobile Power and Charging category.

    Aluratek's Portable Battery Chargers are perfect for on-the-go charging and a great travel solution for life on the road when you don't have the convenience of an AC outlet nearby. These battery chargers offer one to two standard USB charging ports supporting most USB powered devices currently on the market such as smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, mp3 players, bluetooth speakers, bluetooth headsets, ebook readers and more.

    Don't be stranded on the road with a dead battery on your device. Whether you need more talk time, web browsing, audio play or video playback, take our Portable Battery Chargers with you and be comforted in knowing that power is within reach.

    Check out our new trio of chargers:

    4000 mAh Portable Battery Charger (APB11F)

    6000 mAh Portable Battery Charger with LED Flashlight (APB12F)

    - 12000 mAh Portable Battery Charger with LED Flashlight (APB14F)

    Which of the three would you take on a long trip? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Social Media Costume Ideas For Halloween

    Halloween is approaching fast and you need time to get your costumes ready to go! I've seen very creative DIY costumes that look amazing, and I was thinking...why not make your own costume that is trending the tech world today?!

    When I think about today's technology I think of smartphones, and then I start to think about social media. The social media world has certainly taken over, and everyone's face is glued to their smartphone screen as they're updating their lives with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media app news feeds, or posting up their own content for the world to view. I started researching whether people have actually created costumes relating to social media and BOY, was I surprised AND impressed!

    Check these awesome and creative social media costumes people have made by themselves! Maybe this will give you an idea for this year's Halloween costume because it will definitely be a head-turner!

    FACEBOOK

    Hween 12
    Hween 11

     

    INSTAGRAM

    Hween 10
    Hween 8
    Hween 7
    Hween 9

    TINDER

    Hween 4

    TWITTER

    Hween 13

    PINTEREST

    Hween 2

    GOOGLE MAPS! (AWWW!)

    Hween 14

    SNAPCHAT (last one is too funny!)

    Hween 5
    Hween 6
    Hween 3

    Share your tech costumes with us on OUR social media sites! Visit our FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Aluratek's Fall Into Savings Event

    Falling_Into_Savings

    Aluratek is happy to announce our Fall Into Savings Event! Fall has already begun and we want to help you save money when you start shopping early for the holidays! How does 15% off the ENTIRE store sound? From our best selling digital photo frames to Bluetooth audio accessories, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

    All you need to do is enter our promo code FALL2014 when you checkout! This promotion extends through October 7, 2014 so hurry!

    What are you planning to purchase with your 15% discount? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • We're Now On Instagram!

    Good morning!

    I woke up this morning very excited and eager to write this blog entry because I want to share with all of you that Aluratek has opened up a Instagram account! (Better late then never, right?)

    Message

    As our company has grown more and more, we want to show you that we are a company with REAL people! Yup, we're not robots! From a photo of one of our newest products to an activity going on in the office, every moment contains something special that we want to share with all of you!

    Here is how you can connect with us on Instagram:

    1. Download the Instagram app on your mobile phone

    2. Find @aluratek on Instagram and follow us

    3. Double tap our photos to show us you like the photo! You can also upload your own photo of and share it with us by using the hashtag #Aluratek.

    So, come and join us on Instagram for creative and fun photography, new stories, updates, and unique behind the scenes photos!

    What would you like to see on Aluratek's Instagram? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

Items 11 to 20 of 274 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. ...
  7. 28