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  • Aluratek WiFi Digital Photo Frame = Perfect Gift!

    Earlier this month we were fortunate to receive a great review from Cher from the Mom and More Blog regarding our 10 inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame with Touchscreen IPS LCD Display and 8GB Built-in Memory. This is a Best Buy exclusive frame and can only be purchased from Best Buy. You may also find our 10" Slim and 14" Digital Frame models. Read an excerpt from her review below and run out to Best Buy with your holiday gift cards and pick one up today! This frame is the perfect gift for anyone you want to share photo with.

    "When digital picture frames first came out I remember them being a big deal. Back then you had to put the camera’s SD card in the frame to display pictures but it was then a pain to update them. I mean who has the time to pop out the SD card, put new pictures on it and then re-display? So basically what happened for us was we loaded pictures on our frame and then never updated them.

    Well now with WiFi and the “cloud”, technology is getting more and more user-friendly. Now there is no excuses for not displaying new photos thanks to the Aluratek WiFi Digital Photo Frame! It is a touchscreen digital photo frame that connects to your WiFi so photos can be shared and displayed automatically! To make it even easier, you can even sync the frame with your Facebook and Twitter accounts so any image you post to those accounts will transfer directly to the frame..."

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    Sound good so far? Read the rest of the review over at Mom and More.

    Do you have an Aluratek 10" WiFi Digital Photo Frame? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • Back-To-School Playlist

    Happy Monday!

    How many of you are students that are back in school? Are you excited to get back into the study mode and obtain some knowledge?! Sometimes, I miss school but most of the time...I don't. Haha! I definitely don't miss the exams, projects, and pulling all nighters! I had a really hard time studying because I would get distracted so easily - Netflix, Facebook, nap time...etc. But I know that one thing that really helped me was music. If I had the perfect playlist that could help me sit down in one place and focus, then I was good. I love that there are so many different radio stations that we can stream where we can create our own stations or playlists - anytime, anyplace. My favorite music streaming app is Spotify. I pay for the premium because I get to listen to my music on-the-go. Unlike Pandora or iHeartRadio (which are both very good apps), I get to create my own playlist by searching for my favorite songs. I have a playlist for work, at the gym, certain genres (hip hop, rock, classical..etc). If you are going to school, you probably have a study playlist...If I was still going to school, I would most definitely have a playlist dedicated for school and studying.

    Here's what mine would look like...

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    Only 12 songs, but the great thing about having your own playlist is that you can add more songs and my song list always changes! As you can see my taste in music is wide ranged! From Rihanna to one of my favorite classical songs, Pomp and Circumstance...whatever helps me hit the books and study guides is good with me!

    I also have a work playlist that I'm always listening to at Aluratek with our WiFi Internet Radio.

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    It's awesome because Spotify is built into the internet radio and all I have to do is sign in to my account and my playlists are right there! There are thousands of internet radio apps and podcasts that you can download and install right into the WiFi Internet Radio!

    Anyway, happy studying!

    Do you have a study playlist? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • Music Festivals - Then & Now

    Today marks one of the most significant days in music history. On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival makes its debut on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

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    Woodstock was more than just a music festival. It was an event where young adults or "hippies" gathered together, rain or shine, to listen to some of the most iconic musicians of our time perform live such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Janis Joplin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

    In 1969, our country was going through a sad time where U.S. soldiers were fighting and dying in the Vietnam War meanwhile many who were not fighting the war at home were doing their part and trying to end the war to create a more harmonious world filled with peace and love instead of a hateful one. Woodstock allowed more than 400,000 attendees to create memories that made them feel involved and part of an historic event.

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    Technology in the 60's was obviously not as advanced as today's, but the people back then didn't know that! Landline telephones and 3 pound Polaroid cameras were probably the main devices that were used and they still had the best time of their lives. Today we have devices that we use to contact our family and friends that can also hold thousands of photos.

    Today, it's so easy to get all the details on music festivals just by using your smartphone! Not only that, but the technology used during performances are simply amazing. Coachella valley Music and Arts Festival in California is probably the most popular music festival today. Inspired and influenced by Woodstock, Coachella attendees express themselves by mimicking the days of the 60's hippie era mainly through fashion.

    Although Coachella will never, ever come close to Woodstock, it still holds its own unique voice especially through the use of technology. From glowing, staticky light rays to holographic images of Tupac Shakur (which was AWESOME!), Coachella is a place to make memories for today's young adults.

    Here's an infographic that shows how technology has advanced from the Woodstock days to today's music festivals.

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    How do you share your music festival memories to your family and friends? Social media? Texting? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • 3 New Digital Photo Frames For You!

    If you didn't know already, Digital Photo Frames is kind of our thing. We have a huge variety of all different frames from small ones where you can place in your living room to large frames that can be used for digital signage at your store! We have em' all.

    We want to introduce you to 3 more that have been added to our Digital Photo Frame family! These are exclusive digital photo frames and can be only purchased from Best Buy.

    1. 10 inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame with Touchscreen IPS LCD Display and 8GB Built-in Memory

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    The WiFi Digital Photo Frame is a great way to instantly share your photos by connecting to any WiFi network! Using your social media account from Facebook, Twitter or our photo cloud app, any image you post with your smartphone or tablet will transfer directly to the frame without any difficulty!


    For more information, go to our product page.

    To purchase a WiFi Digital Photo Frame click here.

    2. 10 inch Slim Digital Photo Frame with 4GB Built-in Memory

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    Aluratek's 10" Slim Digital Photo Frame will allow you to set-up photo slideshows set to background music. Slideshows can be configured to play photos in various display and transition modes. It can also play videos and music through the frame's speakers.

    For more information, go to our product page.

    To purchase a 10" Slim Digital Photo Frame, click here.

    3. 8 inch Slim Digital Photo Frame with Auto Slideshow Feature

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    The 8 inch Slim Digital Photo Frame is perfect to set down in any room to make you and your guests feel at home! Slideshows can be configured to play photos in various display and transition modes. Your photos will be resized to fit the LCD screen so you won't have to worry about dimensions!

    For more information, go to our product page.

    To purchase a 8" Slim Digital Photo Frame, click here.

    Which one of our 3 frames do you like best? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • Meet The Next Generation Internet Radio Alarm Clock

     

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    Aluratek is happy to announce the arrival of our newest product: The WiFi Internet Radio with LCD Touchscreen Display - the next generation alarm clock and internet audio media streamer! In our effort to add new and exciting skus to the Indoor / Outdoor product line-up, the WiFi Internet Radio lets you instantly access thousands of free internet radio stations while serving as a convenient multi-tasking tool with clock, calendar, weather, alarm, social media and memo apps to help you through your day.

    What makes this internet radio so special? For one, the large touchscreen color LCD that provides fast and easy navigation through the icon based menus.

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    The Internet Radio has a downward firing and robust sounding 5W subwoofer with dual 3W front facing channel speakers that provides excellent sound quality in a small footprint.

    Never be left in the dark Built-in dual high fidelity speakers for crystal clear sound quality and clarity.

     

    AIRMM03F features push button controls on top of the unit that allows you to power ON / OFF, control the volume, press the snooze bar, activate voice command, go to previous menu and get back to the home screen.

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    The radio features a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 5 hours of continuous streaming. Add audio quickly and easily to any room by connecting to any WIFI 802.11 b/g/n wireless network. Bring it into the kitchen to listen to a iHeartRadio podcast while cooking. Take it to the garage to groove to your favorite Pandora station while you work. Wherever it goes, you can be sure the WiFi Internet Radio will fill any room with dynamic, rich sound.

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    Instantly access thousands of free internet radio stations by installing apps like iHeartRadio, Pandora®, Spotify® and more while also serving as a convenient multitasking tool. Features clock, calendar, weather, alarm, social media and memo apps.

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    As you can see, our new Internet Radio is quite the over achiever. Pick one up today and enjoy all of its features in any room of your house with literally the touch of the screen.

    How would you use your WiFi Internet Radio? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Celebrate National Radio Day With an Internet Radio

    Today, August 20th is National Radio Day. Who knew? Ah the radio. How easy to forget the radio with iPods and Smartphones and Pandora streaming music. Why would anyone want to celebrate radio in this digital age? Radio is one of the nation's most accessible forms of media with 93% of Americans living within the listening area of at least one station. Even though radio has somewhat changed in the past few years, it's still heavily used. While I don't really like listening to music on the radio (They play too many of the same songs I don't like and waaaay to many commercials) I still enjoy the morning shows, afternoon talk radio and listening to live sports broadcasts.

    In honor of this day, I think it would be appropriate to mention Aluratek's line of Internet Radios. Our WiFi / Wireless Internet Radio Tuner, Home Theater Edition is a great soluton that allows you to easily access more than 13,000 Internet radio stations in over 150 countries around the world, and with no monthly fees! The Internet Radio also integrates into any home theater system. Search for music geographically by continent, country, state, or by the more than 50 different available genres including talk, local news, and sports radio stations. Once you find a favorite station, add it to your favorites list for future easy access.

    This week we are offering our WiFi / Wireless Internet Radio Tuner, Home Theater Edition for $69.99 (regularly $99.99). Just enter promo code TUNER at checkout to receive discount. Hurry, the promo only lasts through the end of the week. As usual, our USB Internet Radio Jukebox can be yours for a low price of $16.99. A great solution to stream internet radio channels from your desktop.

    What are your thoughts on radio in the 21st century? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

  • Technology Has Become Games Changer Since Last London Olympics

    Technology is pretty awesome! Simply put. We live in an era where the technological advances made these days are plenty and close between. The past 10-15 years it seems technology has really taken off. 16 years ago was the last time the US hosted the games - Atlanta '96 I had just finished highschool and I can still remember my parents bought our first computer and I can still hear that horrible dial-up noise which meant I couldn't use the phone.

    I have always loved watching the Olympics. I enjoy the competition, the sportsmanship, the uniforms, colors, graphics - everything! We take for granted how awesome the coverage is and the technology emplored today to bring the Games to your home. Technology can be seen everywhere from the shoes to goggles, uniforms, equipment and the timing down to the fraction of a second. Before digital timing how the heck did anyone know who won these swimming races? Gold is won or lost by the smallest measurement of time.

    The last time London hosted the games it was 1948 (also 1908). They were known as the Austerity Games. World War II had ended just three years before and Britain was in financial shambles. This was the first games since the Berlin Games in 1936.

    The 2012 London Summer Olympics have been dubbed the first "social media Games" because they are the first Games since the explosion of social media and smartphones. On the Olympic Park, London invested in 30 wifi masts and one of the world's best wi-fi networks (Vodafone?) for the tens of thousands of spectators and volunteers to churn out millions of photos, tweets, texts and calls without problems. While we scroll through on our tablet or smartphone, 64 years ago people huddled round a radio or read about what had happened in a newspaper the next day.

    Alot has changed since London hosted the games last. Here are a few differences:

    London Olympics 1948:
    • 60 hours broadcast
    • £750,000 (1.2 million US Dollars) to stage the Games
    • Less than 1 TV per household
    • 9 inches the average TV screen size
    • 14,500 TVs sold a year

    London Olympics 2012:
    • 5,000 hours broadcast
    • £11bn (17 billion US dollars) to stage the Games
    • 3 TVs per household
    • 40 inches the average TV screen size
    • 10 million TVs sold a year

    Fun Facts:
    • In 1948, many people were still listening to the news on utility sets. The transistor radio was not invented until 1947 and was not in common use until the 1950s, so people would have listened on big valve radios that were not portable. This meant people would have crowded around one to listen together

    • The '48 Games were the first to be televised. The BBC paid 1,000 pounds for the broadcast rights, compared to $1.1 billion paid by NBC for these Olympics. But few Britons saw the Games on TV - there were only 88,000 sets in the entire country and the signal didn't reach far beyond Wembley Stadium.

    • There was no Olympic Village in 1948. Athletes were housed in existing facilities. Most of the male athletes were put up in old RAF barracks, while female athletes (there were only 390 of them) lived at various college dormitories.

    • Britain was still rationing food and petrol at the time of the Olympics, and athletes were given extra rations to equal that provided to dock workers and miners. British athletes augmented their diet with unrationed whale meat.

    FYI, New York City lost out to London for 2012. Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 games to the eventual winner - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The US did not place a bid for the 2020 games with Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo as the candidate host cities. The US is looking forward to placing bids to host the 2024 games.

    What do you think is great about the Olympics? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

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