Tag Archives: Summer

  • Avoid The Heat!

    Um, October is approaching so how is it almost 100 degrees today (in SoCal) ?! Things just don't make sense anymore! With hot temperatures and dry winds - I see a lot people staying inside for the next few days! I don't blame them...who wouldn't want to sit inside a home with the A/C blasting? The only downside staying inside is the restriction of certain activities that can't be done in a home. HOWEVER, that does NOT mean you can't have fun!

    Here are some tips for those dreadful days of scorching heat to keep yourself productive -

    1. Go to the gym

    Hot days doesn't have to be wasted watching Netflix or napping all day. What better time to keep yourself moving and healthy by hitting up the gym? It's a great way to stay productive instead of lounging around...which is really easy to do.

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    We have a great set of earbuds that are specifically made for working out. They are Bluetooth enabled and sweat-proof making them a great fit for your active life style!

    2. Go through boxes of photos

    A whole day indoors gives you plenty of time to go through all those photos you've taken that are collecting dust in a stack of photo albums or boxes! Sort them out on an online photo album OR put your pictures in one of our digital photo frames and have it displayed in your living room, office, kitchen, etc!

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    3. Movie night

    Rent a DVD or stream a movie at home with a LARGE bowl of buttered popcorn! Just kick back and relax. If you watch movies on your laptop or tablet, try out out our Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Tablet Stand for your iPad or tablet or Adjustable Ergonomic Laptop Cooling Table for your laptop!

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    4. Read a book!

    Find a comfortable place in your house, grab a few snacks / drinks, open up your favorite or new novel and get lost in a good book. It's a rare thing nowadays with everyone being so busy...reading books is a rare hobby.

    Our LED Bookmarks are perfect for night time reading sessions! It acts as bookmark and reading light for stylish reading in bed, offices, libraries..etc

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    5. Clean and dance!

    Yeah, I know. Who in their right mind would voluntarily want to clean up and organize when they can just relax? Well - I totally understand but it can also be a great opportunity to tidy up a bit! And with the help of MUSIC, it can be actually be a lot more bearable and even fun!

    Make sure you have some good speakers to blast out your favorite tunes. Our BUMP Speakers are small in size, but carries quite a punch with volume!

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    Another one of our popular items that is great for music is our WiFi Internet Radio where you can stream thousands or your own songs off of Spotify or Pandora OR even listen to your favorite radio stations!

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    We hope you can use some of our tips to cool off indoors if that's where you choose to stay during this heatwave! Just remember while being stuck indoors on a hot day may not seem ideal, it still has potential for productivity and fun!

    What are your favorite indoor activities on a hot day? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • Olympics Games Technology

    Technology continues to evolve everyday and it all happens so fast! 4 years ago in London, the 2012 Olympic Games were taking place and the technology then compared to now has transformed tremendously. If you have been tuning into the Olympics this year, you probably have already noticed that your experience watching it this year is completely been enhanced since 2012. The technology that has been newly installed into stadiums have definitely made the performances of athletes more enjoyable and clearer for us.

    Here are some of the things that made their debut at Rio 2016 Olympics:

    Volleyball & Beach Volleyball

    For the first time ever, Rio 2016 will be able to use video replays to reverse a referee's call if it was a bad one. A second referee will be able to use footage to see if there were any wrong calls and all at the same time, replays will be displayed to the entire arena.

    Rowing and Canoe-ing

    GPS devices have been attached to every vessel so that spectators will be able to follow the rowing and canoe events in Rio with better detail from speed meters to showing which direction the competitors are going.

    Weightlifting

    We normally see shots of the weight lifters from the front or the side, but at Rio 2016 there is a camera dolly that follows every movement and angles from the competitor.

    Swimming

    Distance swimmers lose track of their lap count all the time and that can really distract them and get them off their game.

    At Rio, there will be digital lap counters sitting at the bottom of the pool of each lane so that when the swimmers hit the wall with their hands, the counters will automatically update the lap count.

    Are you watching the Olympics? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • Summer Beats

    Happy Monday! It's finally starting to feel like summer! With many people on summer breaks - it's about time to relax and enjoy the warm sun. Summer is a time to hit the beach, swimming pools, and BBQ! None of these activities are complete without a good playlist of summer beats and tunes. We have a collection of awesome Bluetooth speakers and headsets that will pair well with all your music! Below I have conjured up a list of old to new songs that are perfect for all your summer activities! Enjoy!

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    Which one of these summer songs would you jam to? 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!

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    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!

  • Hit The Road With Aluratek Sweepstakes

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    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! 

  • Recharge Your Summer!

    Summer is here and you know what that means! Vacation time! Many of us are most likely going to hit the road for family trips or go on a spontaneous escapade with friends. We all need to update our friends and family on social media, so posting pictures and updating statuses is a MUST, right? Well what happens when you’re in the middle of taking a once-in- a lifetime picture with the 4 U.S. presidents at Mount Rushmore, and all of a sudden…your phone battery dies?! Charging your phone is not an option because there’s not a single outlet in sight! Ladies and gents, the struggle is real.

    Aluratek wants to let you know that everything will be okay. We have a huge variety of all sorts of portable battery chargers for you to choose from. It’s a great solution when you’re out and about and when you’re in an emergency.

    Here are just a few of our portable battery chargers that you will find VERY useful in times of desperation!

    Check out the rest of our collection of portable battery chargers! Don't be left stranded with a dead cellphone this summer!

    Has your phone battery ever died at the most inconvenient time? Share your stories with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

  • June

    We have officially approached the month of June and big things are happening, folks! Where do I even begin? June is just a great month! First off, school is out! Students are celebrating their freedom as they plan their summer getaways, or just plan to hang out at home for the next 3 months! Sounds good! June is also a month full of graduations from Kindergarten to High School. Then after graduation, there are parties with good food, company, and awesome music.

    Let’s not forget about wedding season! Did you know June is the most popular month for weddings? Oh, and if that’s the case then there must be a fair share of anniversaries too! Yep, love is definitely in the air!

    Hmm…what else can we celebrate in the month of June? How about celebrating all the fathers out there? That’s right! June 15 is Father’s Day! Let’s not forget about how hard dads work! Father's Day doesn't get nearly the same recognition as Mother's Day, but we definitely appreciate everything they do just as much!

    Aluratek carries many different “techie” products that you can gift to someone you are celebrating in the month of June! Digital photo frames, Bluetooth audio accessories, smartphone and tablet accessories are just a few to name! Whether it’s a graduating student, bride and groom (kitchen appliances are so overrated!), or your father on Father’s Day, we have everything you need to give your loved one something they can enjoy for years to come! So head on over to Alurtek’s website and find that perfect gift for the summer!

    What "techie" products would you gift to celebrate someone? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

  • Heat Wave!

    The heat in California has certainly been extreme these past few days. Regardless of whether these heat waves persist, it certainly started early. It's without a doubt going to be a long summer! There's nothing wrong with the weather being nice and toasty, but when the heat surpasses our comfort level...well, that's not cool at all (get it?)

    This is the type of heat that no one can enjoy which means more time indoors. Most of us would rather avoid the weather, and hang out inside our homes with the A/C blasting anyway. There are fun things that can take place indoors, and Aluratek has a few things to offer you to make life easier in this crazy heat wave!

    BUMP Bluetooth Portable Mini Speaker

    A great way to relax inside your cool home is by listening to some of your favorite tunes! The BUMP blue tooth mini speaker packs quite a punch with its volume. Pair to your Bluetooth enabled Smartphone, tablet or computer for your listening pleasure.

    Universal Folio Travel Case for 8-inch Tablets

    Enjoy a good movie on your tablet while protecting it with a stylish case! The Universal Folio Travel Case allows you to securely protect your tablet as you transfer it around wherever you go (probably where the A/C is most blasting in your house!)

    Universal Tablet / iPad / eReader Stand

    If you don't have a case for your tablet, Aluratek's Universal Tablet / iPad / eReader Stand is a great way to prop up your device on our tablet stand when you're watching a movie or reading a good book!

    Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds

    Who would want to go out for a jog during a heat wave? That doesn't mean you can't work out indoors! Our Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds is built for you to enjoy music while working out. These earbuds are also sweat proof and tangle free to make life a bit easier!

    What are some tech-related activities you can do indoors during a heat wave? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

  • Celebrating Memorial Day 2012

    If you’re like many Americans you’re looking forward to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. And why wouldn’t you be? In addition to honoring the brave men and women who have served our country, this very American holiday is the unofficial start of the summer season. People across the country will be celebrating with backyard barbecues, auto races, golf tournaments, parades and other outdoor events.

    Did you know this day was formerly known as Decoration Day? It originated after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971.

    Please visit VetFriends, the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. veterans, active military, family and friends to view the U.S. Memorial Day Parade Directory for events near you.

    Also, there is an online Memorial Day Forum dedicated to all U.S. veterans and military personnel, past and present, living and deceased. The forum reaches out to U.S. veterans and anyone else interested in contributing their thoughts and insights in regards to our U.S. military personnel and Memorial Day. Personal stories, sentiments and words of thanks will be posted throughout May and the summer.

    How are you celebrating Memorial Day? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

  • Avoid These Summer Gadget Hazards

    With so many great gadgets available, it’s not surprising that people tend to take their favorite electronic devices everywhere they go – even places where gadgets might be at risk.

    An afternoon by the pool is a great place to use your eBook reader and Bump 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:

    Water
    Most people realize that water and electronics don’t mix, but oftentimes that is not enough to prevent the mishaps that occur when your favorite gadgets inadvertently take a dive. 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 as quickly as possible, however avoid using devices, like blow-dryers, which push air into the electrics, this will also push the 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.

    Sun
    Though the warmth of the sun feels great during a pleasant summer day, it can also damage electrics, which aren’t designed to get that hot. Keep electrics safe by keeping them out of direct sunlight.

    Sunscreen
    Sunscreen is an important part of keeping your body safe while logging hours outside, however this substance can also discolor your electronics and create unsightly streaks on your touch screen. Avoid smudges and discoloration by whipping your hands with baby wipes before using your gadgets.

    Bug Spray
    It might be a “must-have” for camping trips and buggy summer evenings, but the DEET contained in insect repellant can corrode your electronics! Use with caution.




    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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