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  • The Best Tool For Home Safety

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    We’ve all had those scares when we’re home alone, wondering if someone may or not break in. And when you’re on a business trip or just need some extra privacy, there’s always a tool to help with this. We’ve just released our door jammer, and honestly, we’re pretty stoked about it and here’s why:

    Perfect for Traveling

    Traveling alone itself can already be a scary situation. And nowadays with home rentals being a norm, and increased reports of crime and theft, it’s always better safe than sorry. When you’re busing prepping for a conference in your room, take an extra step and secure a door jammer with ease. This item is also super compact and portable for traveling, so you can easily pack it and go.

    When You’re At Home

    If your family ever leaves off on vacation without you, or just need an extra added security addition, this is the perfect tool. After hearing countless stories of people getting robbed even when people are at home, is enough to add this feature to your home.

    Additional Tips

    Here are some other tips we recommend to secure your doors:

    1. Make sure you invest in quality doors: We recommend solid wood or metal, but of course, there are some drawbacks like maintenance of metal doors or using a carjack to get by.
    2. Invest in a deadbolt: deadbolts are easy to find at your nearest home appliance store, is another layer of security, and can protect you from unwanted visitors.
    3. Remove your windows: I know, no added sunlight to your house but now, no one will try breaking your windows to unlock your door.

    These are just a couple of added steps to help you secure your door at home.

  • This Bluetooth device will simultaneously upgrade your car and make it safer at the same time

    Are you one of those rebels on the road that hasn’t upgraded your car with Bluetooth ‘hands-free’ technology? If you haven’t, chances are your car doesn’t have a Bluetooth capable radio. If you’re in one of the states that prohibits this, then you’re breakin’ the law! Not only is driving while holding the phone super inconvenient, it’s also very dangerous. Luckily, there’s a product that has the ability to not only upgrade your car stereo but also will make a much safer ride for you.

    Product Spotlight: Universal Bluetooth Audio Receiver and FM Transmitter

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    1. Connects your Bluetooth through the radio

    Using a blank station from your car’s radio, you can connect your phone using Bluetooth using this device.

    2. Stream any music from your device through your radio

    Stream your favorite music from any device, using the USB music port or the Bluetooth connection to listen to music from your phone or iPod.

    3. Answer phone calls safely

    Answer the phone using the button on the device to take calls through your car’s loudspeaker. This will not only make driving easier but will allow you to make your car a safer ride with hands-free calling.

    4. Charge two devices at once

    With the dual USB ports, this device is your best friend on a road trip. You and your friend no longer have to fight on who gets to use the charger.

    You cannot put a price on safety, but this little device is only $29.99 MSRP. This will not only save you the hassle of getting a new stereo in your car, but will also increase your chances of a safer ride.

  • Why You Need These 3 Gadgets For Camping

    Summer’s approaching and you know what that means: enjoying the outdoors, grilling barbeque with friends, and everything else in between.

    One of our favorite past time things to do has to be camping - from enjoying the scenic views of Yosemite to hiking a nearby trail. And when it comes to that, there’s no price for safety. Anything could go wrong with one mistake or wrong turn. So of course, we’re here to help you be prepared as much as possible. We’re highlighting some of our favorite tools to help you enjoy your summer.

    4-in-1 Emergency Kit

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    Having a light at hand is essential to enjoying your night out while camping or chilling by the campfire. And although a lantern may seem ideal, it can carry additional unnecessary weight that you don’t need, especially if you’re backpacking. This LED light is perfect for carrying around, and also served other purposes - a phone charger, an emergency tool, and a roadside assistance tool.

    Light It Up

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    Yes, we know. It’s a flashlight and it’s kind of a given to have one at all times. What makes ours so different? Well, it’s very similar to the above tool in that it’s more than “just” a flashlight. If you’re on a road trip and get into any kind of accident, this nifty tool has a tool to power a dead smartphone battery and can also break window or cut a seatbelt. And of course, it’s perfect for hiking and never leaving you in the dark.

    Power It Up

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    Being on our phones is probably not a priority when it comes to camping, but when something happens, it’s good to have it on hand. Charge up your phone with a power bank for when you need to make those emergency calls, and, it doubles up as a light. It’s a win-win situation.

  • How to Add Bluetooth to Your Old Car

    Bluetooth Audio FM Transmitter

    It’s okay if you have an old car...really. But when you want to jam out to your favorite tunes, listen to that suspenseful audio book on the drive, but are left with no auxiliary cord, then that could be a problem. Enter our bluetooth receiver and FM transmitter which solves just this problem. Here are some of the reasons we absolutely love this product (and we’re not just saying that):

    Stream Your Favorites

    When you’re on that long car drive to cross country and need a little audio book pick me up, or just need some tunes to jam in the car, simply plug this in to your cigarette lighter adapter port, turn on the bluetooth function on your device and turn to a unused FM radio and start rocking (or reading?) out.

    Chat On The Ride

    Answering calls is easy with a click of a button. Whether you’re dealing with business calls, or getting lectured by your family members, receiving calls has never been so easy. Literally, with one click of a button.

    Charge Up

    Our transmitter also comes with dual USB ports. Charge your phone while simultaneously using the bluetooth option. You won’t be fighting with your passenger about switching phones to charge with that one USB port.

    And voila! You now have enable bluetooth functions in your car. Now, that was easy! Be sure to snag one here because let’s face it, it’ll make your ride that more enjoyable! You’re welcome.

  • Graduation Gifts for Everyone

    June is right around the corner and graduation season is approaching. Your friends and loved ones are about to embark on a new journey in life. Whether it’s graduating high school or college, it’s a big milestone in life. As your graduate embarks on this new landmark into adulthood, it can be an exciting and scary time. This time of year is usually hectic with summer plans in the works, multiple graduations to attend. We want to help you find the perfect gift for all of the graduates, that won’t hurt your wallet!

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    Here are 4 awesome graduation gifts:

    1. Power bank with LED lantern

    College grads typically get out of town and travel around before setting down into a job. Power banks are extremely handy for traveling, especially when backpacking. This power bank comes equipped with an LED light that is great for extra light when camping.

    2. Bluetooth Headphones

    Bluetooth headphones are all the rage right now. When traveling, these headphones are great for eliminating pesky cords. These headphones are great for blocking out sound on airplanes, or noisy places.

    3. Dynamite Dual Bluetooth Speakers

    High school graduates and college grads alike are in party mode as soon as they graduate. These speakers are pretty much required if you’re hanging out by the pool this summer. You can listen to the

    Graduation gifts shouldn’t hurt your wallet. But you also want to get your friends something memorable and useful! Checkout more functional yet affordable products here.

  • Just In: New Qi Charging Pad

    The fight between cables and wireless charging is on, and it’s no wonder why wireless charging has been cropping up over the past few years. Cutting out the chords is the best way to add an easy charging experience to your home or office. But exactly how does it work, and is it worth changing your normal charging routine up? Let’s find out.

    Qi Charger

    What is Wireless charging?

    Wireless charging is exactly what it sounds like: charging without the hassle of plugging in a cable to your phone. With devices like the iPhone 8 and up or Samsung Galaxy S6 and up, these phones are qi enabled and can be charged on wireless pads.

    It’s a fairly simple concept to grasp - charging using an electromagnetic field in one device to induce an electric current in a metal coil from another device. However, even though it’s deemed wireless, it’s not completely wireless. You still need to plug in the charger pad to a power source - whether that’s a laptop or a wall charger.Which brings us to our next question.

    Do I Really Need a Qi Charger?

    Wireless charging is really dependent on the person and their lifestyle. Some people prefer one or the other but there really is no right answer.

    Quick or slow charge

    If you’re looking for a fast charge, then it probably isn’t the best for you. Cable charging is better for a faster charge, whereas a qi pad is perfect for setting to the side while doing work, charging for overnight, or topping off your phone before leaving for that party.

    Work Flow

    If you’re constantly on the phone and picking up business calls, then the Qi charger is a perfect option. You don’t have to worry about unplugging and plugging back the cable when your call is over or when you have to retrieve another call right after the other.

    On Your Bedside

    If you’re an avid texter or phone user especially when you’re lying in bed, then this is the perfect option for you. Text and pick up your phone, put it down when you’re ready to go to sleep, and don’t worry about plugging in the cable ever again.

    If this sounds like a perfect fit for you, then take a look at our newest qi charging pad. It’s long enough to plug into a wall source, simple and sleek, black so it’ll fit in well in almost any room or office. You can check it out here.

  • Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea for your Best Lady

    Are you struggling to find a Mother’s Day present for the MOST important woman in your life? It’s alright we know you’re busy. You’ve got kids now and you’re probably like ‘oh sh*t its Mother’s Day this weekend and have no clue what to get your own Mom. Well, don’t worry we got you covered. The perfect Mother's Day gift is one you probably haven't even considered. Get your mom something that will speak to her heart, as well as be easy on our wallet.

    The perfect  Mother's Day gift

    Wifi Digital Photo Frame

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    The wifi digital photo frame is the perfect gift for your mom this Mother's Day. You can purchase this frame for your mom prior to Mother’s Day, load a bunch of pictures from the year of the kids sports games, family bbq’s, birthday parties, and all of the fun stuff they may have missed out on, and wrap it up all pretty and send it over as your gift. She'll be thrilled she gets to feel like she's not missing out on anything.

    Also, while you're visiting her you can use your smart phone and upload brand new pictures for her instantly! That way, she's always getting fresh pictures whenever you want to give her some! You don't have to trudge down to CVS or Rite Aid and print a bunch of pictures that are just going to collect dust. Instead of your mom asking for you to send her pictures all year you can give them to her all at once, AND she’ll have them playing on a slideshow all year long so she can watch them all the time.

    Luckily, we know a pretty awesome company who makes Wifi Digital Photo Frames that are perfect for Mother’s Day! This same company may or may not be offering up to $50 off for these awesome frames.

  • Why You Need These Bluetooth Speakers

    Out are the days where an aux chord is needed and in are the days where bluetooth speakers reign the era. Here are some creative ways to use our dual bluetooth speakers - you can’t limit yourself to just using it at parties, that’s for sure!

    Bathroom-friendly

    Take a step back and relax, because we got you covered. After a long stressful day at work, one of the best ways to ease your mind and unwind is to take a bath with some relaxing music on. Play music from your phone while sipping on your favorite bubbly (just kidding, we don’t condone drinking whatsoever) and bump up some karaoke songs or chill vibes - whatever your heart desires. Space out the speakers so it’ll encompass the whole bathroom - you’ll be rocking out in no time.

    Date-friendly

    Portable bluetooth speakers are the best invention ever. Whether you’re kayaking by the lake or taking a quick bike ride to the beach, tuck these into your fanny pak or small backpack with ease. Impress your date with some ambiance music - trust us, you’ll thank us later.

    Uncle-Friendly

    Whether you want to play your music loud at Aunt Jen’s holiday party or want to karaoke with your family, these speakers are perfect for just that. Put one in your living room and the dining table so everyone can enjoy your uncle’s terrible singing!

    Instructor-friendly

    Whether you’re a yoga instructor, teacher, or teaching a group the skills of throwing a wheel, these speakers are perfect for the teachers out there. Carry them in and out with ease, and you’ll never have to worry about lugging in heavy speakers again every single day. Pop some in the front and back of the class so everyone can hear the full effect of these bad boys.

  • Snag this Amazon Deal

    We’re highlighting some of our product deals on Amazon this week and we wouldn’t want you to miss out. Save a few bucks and use it on that morning latte instead!

    Universal Bluetooth Cassette

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    We are absolutely obsessed with this product (if you haven’t noticed on our social media). But there are definitely a few reasons for that.

    If you have an old sound system and you’re not quite ready to spend too much replacing your sound system, or even your car, this is the perfect option. And just like a cassette tape, it sounds like a cassette tape but has an added bluetooth function to it to play your favorite songs. Pair up your device and start singing away!

    Universal Foldable Laptop Stand

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    Ergonomic friendly products is something I always vouch for and for so many good reasons. That extra tool can really change the way you feel throughout the day. Whether you’re working from home or a straight 9-to-5 grind, investing in a laptop stand or standing desk can make all the difference.

    We love this foldable laptop stand for a couple of different reasons. It’s portable so you can take it from work to home, and easily set it up at your own convenience. With its sleek and simple design, it doesn’t go noticed and can fit into almost any environment.

    Headphone Stand

    Headphone Stand

    It never hurts to stay organized and to store your cherished equipment (in this case, headphones) properly. Not only are you storing it safely and properly, but displaying your headphones adds that extra punch to your room or office.

    With its aluminum finish, our headphone stand will go with any room and is perfect for your bluetooth or wired headphones.

  • Ewaste: How to Save your Identity

    We all spend time making sure to shred our important paper documents, but what do you do with your ewaste and old electronics? How much thought do you put into your old cell phones from 5, 10, even 15 years ago sitting in that junk drawer?

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    It turns out that old electronics are vulnerable to being hacked. Even if you’ve cleared off the data. Old passwords, your social security number and other personal information are vulnerable to being stolen from an old device. It is important to properly dispose of your ewaste, if you don’t you could have a massive headache on your horizon.

    Here are 3 ways you can get rid of your ewaste:

    1. Find a hard drive and phone shredding service

    The easiest way to ensure that your hard drive is completely wiped of your personal information is to destroy the hard drive. Destroying the hard drive ensures that no data can be retrieved from your device. There are a ton of services available where you can bring them your ewaste and they will crush and recycle the old metal and plastic.

    1. Take your products to buy back service

    A lot of times electronics companies have buyback programs where they will buy their products back, replace the hard drive, and sometimes even give you money for your old device. Best buy has a great program where you can bring in your old products.

    3. Donate your products to a charity

    There are a ton of charities that will take back your old devices, refurbish them and sell them. They even provide jobs for people to help do the refurbishing. There are a ton of local charities that do this kind of work. Recycling for Charities is the one i've heard of. You can do a search to see if it's in your area.

    The main takeaway is to make sure you're aware of your old devices and to make sure you're taking care of the information on your phone. You can also google ways to wipe the hard drive, but as I mentioned above, the safest bet is to take is to make sure it is destroyed or completely wiped of the information.

     

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