Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts

Friday, September 18, 2015

Leaping into Early Literacy and Numeracy with LeapFrog

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, my children and I got to check out useful tech learning products from LeapFrog. For over 20 years, LeapFrog has been making useful, educational and active children's products. This year, LeapFrog has introduced their fabulous LeapPad Platinum and Imagicards that is packed with fun learning.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Our Road Trip to New Brunswick in the 2015 Toyota Sienna

We really enjoyed driving the spacious 2015 Toyota Sienna XLE, which was perfect for our 14 hour road trip from Toronto to New Brunswick. Everyone in the family felt that they had comfortable amount of space to stretch, and to be seated during our travels. The ride was smooth throughout our trip despite the variety of road conditions we went on. In my upcoming posts, you will see that we not only drove the Sienna in the city, but also in small towns, winding highways, rugged roads, and lots of drivable trails.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Jabra Sport Coach is perfect for Our Workout Routines

Need inspiration for your next workout? The Jabra Sport Coach is here to help with all our exercise and fitness goals. The Jabra Sport Coach is the world’s first wireless workout solution that can not only help us listen to our favorite music in premium Dolby sound, but also motivate us by tracking and coaching our workout routines.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tech tips for #BacktoSchool

With Back to School Season it is always wonderful to know some useful tech tips. These tips from journalist Marc Saltzman will help students make the most out of their school year.

Portable Tech Products External Battery Pack and Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

I have been testing and using a range of portable chargers and realized the problem with most of them is charging the chargers themselves, as it becomes a chore. The best solution to this would be to use ones that have a bigger capacity so they do not need to be charged frequently. RAVPower produces a range of portable chargers and have a lot of high end ones in their deluxe series with larger capacity.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

RAVPower Portable Chargers

If you need a quick charge for your phone, then you can do it stylishly with this fashionable RAVPower 3200mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack. This lipstick-shaped portable charger can be easily carried in our pockets or handbag. It is made with Aluminum alloy, and the luster series comes in different colours to match our preference. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Great Accessories for Mac from Mobee

Mobee Magic Charger
The Apple Magic mouse is a great device. However, since we use it so often the batteries need to be changed frequently so we started using rechargeable batteries. Sometimes we forget to charge the batteries and end up having a mouse without a charge. Fortunately there is a cure to this problem. The Magic Charger by Mobee is a well thought out inductive charging solution for our Apple magic mouse.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Cat in the Hat Read and Learn

The Cat in the Hat, Read and Learn is an animated, interactive, and educational app for children ages 3 to 6. This program has been developed in collaboration with parents, kids, and educational experts. It will be available starting July 16th. Every page is animated and includes tap, and drag animations to bring the story to life.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kanex MiColor Accessories

With a lot of Apple devices in the household you cannot have too many lightning cables. Standard Lightning cables that come with Apple devices are not particular strong and can be a little delicate. The Kanex MiColor ChargeSync USB cable with LED Lightning Connector comes in Silver to complement the color of the latest iPhones. The cable is braided with nylon fiber, which makes it slightly thicker and stronger and is durable for everyday use. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Adventurous UE MEGABOOM

Say Hello to Logitech Ultimate Ears’ latest addition to its award winning line of portable wireless speakers, the UE MEGABOOM. It is designed to be a premium portable Bluetooth speaker in every way. If product packaging is an indicator of brand quality, the UE Megaboom’s packaging certainly makes its case. The speaker is enclosed in a large plastic cylinder with a carry on handle. Pulling the tab open from the side reveals the speaker and the bright yellow Micro-USB Wall charger. Since the UE MEGABOOM comes in different colours such as charcoal black, lava red, electric blue, and plum UE could have matched the colour of the wall charger with the speaker instead of standard yellow for all.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

RAVPower® Dual USB Car Charger and Portable wireless router

We usually take turns charging our phones while driving, and I found this RAVPower® 24W 4.8A Dual USB Car Charger with iSmart Technology very useful. I was initially skeptical about charging 2 phones at once on a dual USB charger because I was afraid it might blow the fuse on the receptacle by drawing too much power to charge 2 phones at one time. I gave it a try because the specs indicate that there is a multiple safety system such as Temperature, Short-Circuit, Output over-current, and output over voltage. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Assistive Technology at TDSB

Toronto District School Board is using assistive technology to help students with special needs be able to work to their full potential. Technology is revolutionizing the way today’s students are learning, as they can tackle research more quickly and collaborate on group projects easily. For students with special needs, technology is helping to pave a new road to higher success in school. TDSB is providing resources, training and workshops to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

HooToo USB 3.0 HUB Expands the USB Ports on My Computer

I have been avoiding USB Hubs after a bad experience with one a few years ago. I woke up in the middle of the night to a burning smell. I found the USB 1.0 HUB that was connected to my laptop with 3 other connected devices fried. Since the circuit inside the hub had burned, all the devices that were connected became inoperable. Currently with all the advancement in technology, USB HUBS have gotten better and more reliable. I had the pleasure of reviewing the HooToo HT-UH010 7-Port USB 3.0 HUB with 2 Smart Charging Ports and I love it. It is a great product with a very attractive design.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Win Your Own Copy of Publisher Plus for Mac

Publisher Plus is a powerful page layout application for desktop publishing on Mac. I have been looking for a program that will help me create flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, adverts, reports, calendars, posters, booklets, etc. on Mac and glad to try this. There are over 170+ professionally designed templates. We can easily customize the text and create multiple pages freely.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Extendable Self-portrait Shutter Stick

With smartphones being so popular these days, everyone I know owns one and they all use it to take pictures all the time. For most, their smartphone is the only camera they use. However, the photos taken on it is limited to our arms length. To solve this dilemma a device is created :) and I got a chance to check out the TaoTronics TT-SH10 Extendable Self-portrait Wireless Bluetooth Remote Shutter Stick Monopod for smartphones also known as the "selfie stick." We love using this device.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hydrophobic T-Shirt

We really like this Cavalier Hydrophobic T-shirt from Threadsmiths based in Melbourne, Australia. The t-shirt is made using 100% cotton with a patented hydrophobic nanotechnology application that repels dirt and liquids leaving the surface of the fabric crisp, dry, and without stains for up to around 50 washes. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Taotronics Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Ever wanted to listen to music or answer phone calls in the shower? Well, then your problems are solved because the TaoTronics TT-SK03 is a water resistant wireless bluetooth stereo shower speaker that is a great little device that does it all. I like this compact built, stylish device made with a rubbery material on the outside. It has a suction cup that we can use to attach to any slippery flat surface.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Share the Love with these book apps

Join Mercer Mayer's Little Critter in a new app arriving just in time for February 14th! In “Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter”, the kids of Critterville are getting ready to deliver their valentines. Little Critter has a very special valentine to deliver, too read to see who will it be for? Download the app now on iOS and Android for $1.99.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Make Your Move With Jabra Move Wireless

It's the perfect time to make your Move by giving a Jabra Move Wireless for the music lover in your life. Whether your loved one is a music aficionado, tech junkie, or gym buff Jabra has you covered. With up to 12 days standby time, and 8 hours of music, talk time, and the added benefit of wireless control, the Jabra Move Wireless keeps music pumping no matter where you may find yourself.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

TaoTronics® Products for Our Home and Lifestyle

I really enjoy having useful devices in my home, in the car and when we travel. There are many technology devices that make everyday activities convenient. This TaoTronics' Battery-Powered Motion-Sensing LED Stick-Anywhere Nightlight has become useful for us, as I have placed it in the entrance to our home, so I have a light source when I walk in. I like that the energy saving LED light is bright, and has a white light instead of a dull light.