Elevated Outdoor Living with The SunBriteTV Veranda Series Outdoor 4K UHD with HDR

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Hello June! As we approach the official start to summer – it’s time to make that outdoor living area an oasis. We’re excited to partner with Best Buy to share details on the SunBrite Veranda Series Outdoor 4K UHD TVs with HDR – because who doesn’t want to host a movie night with friends and family outdoors?

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I had to check in with my builder husband on this one as he’s designed and installed outdoor patios with TVs – and yes – if you want to hook-up a television outside it needs to be an outdoor TV. Unlike regular televisions, outdoor TVs are designed to withstand the elements, be viewed in areas with higher ambient light, function properly in temperature fluctuations, and comply with building codes for external use.

The SunBriteTV Veranda is a family of weatherproof televisions designed for full-shade outdoor spaces. They are perfect for covered patios and screened-in porches boasting a rugged and outdoor-optimized design.

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The Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs are designed for outdoor use in full-shade outdoor living areas. Engineered to survive just about any climate in North America – they can withstand the harsh effects of rain, snow, dust, insects, and extreme temperatures. The Powder-coated rust-proof aluminum exterior protects internal components from rain, snow, dust, insects, humidity, salt air and more.

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Outdoor Viewing
Did you know that the Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs are 50% brighter than indoor TVs to accommodate for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments? They are available in 43″, 55″, 65″ and 75″ sizes to fit a variety of spaces.

Elevate your outdoor living and grab the best seat in the house (outdoors!) this summer and check out the Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs at Best Buy.

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Build, Play, Code: Check out This Cool Robotic Learning Toy for Kids

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Thank you UBTECH for sponsoring this post. JIMU Robots are a fun way to bring robotics into kid’s day to day and make the perfect gift you can feel good about gifting to the children in your lives this holiday season!

On weekend mornings, immediately after school, and every time in-between – my kids, ages 8, and almost 11(I can’t believe it!) gravitate towards their play-table to build something, zoom it across the hardwood floors, or figure out how it works.

I’m certain that every age (and stage of play) continues to be my favorite.

We first spotted JIMU Robots in an iconic NYC store. My kids fell for the Cosmos Kit hard – and I found JIMU’s three-step system of building, coding, and playing (in alignment with STEM learning) really intriguing.

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We decided to unbox the kids’ new Astrobot during a special family night-in, deciding on first creating Astron – an alien friend with cool LED eyes and speaker capabilities.

The free JIMU App provides easy-to-follow, piece-by-piece instructions – in a super cool 3D, 360°, animated format. So you can actually zoom in and rotate if needed to ensure that you’re following the directions exactly. Designed for ages 8+, my kids had no problem building their interactive robot on their own – but their parents clearly wanted in on the fun!

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As soon as Astron came to life, my kids lit up. Their feeling of accomplishment was palpable as they played with their hand-built robotic friend – packed with totally cool moves and endless amounts of coding and play alongside the free app.

Astron’s hip-hop moves continue to be a big hit – as well as coding unique movement patterns. The kids plan on building their own robotic creation this weekend as well as Rover and AstroBot. They’re currently plotting ways to code a robot to transport their clothes to the hamper!

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JIMU is hands down the coolest learning toy we’ve had in our home, enhancing and reinforcing both of my kids’ interest in coding. If you’re looking for an incredible learning toy this holiday, JIMU Robots is the perfect gift for all kids in the 8+ age range. Check ‘em out at Target!

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Sony’s New WH-1000XM3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones Will Let You Block Out ALL The Outside Sound

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September brought a needed and welcomed return to a routine. Although I love the summer months, it feels great to have much more designated work time now that the kids back in school. I’ve also been carving out ways to give back to myself – while diving head first into all the projects on the horizon.

Music has always been an escape for me. It helps to carry me through deadlines, along with workouts, while elevating my mood. That’s why I’m so excited about Sony’s WH-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones, packed with a proprietary noise cancellation processor. They are perfect for my busy work-from-home routine. The design is super comfy featuring 40mm drivers with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms that are Hi-Res Audio compatible. These super cool headphones are capable of reproducing a full range of frequencies – making your music the ONLY thing you hear, whether in a house full of boisterous kids, in mid-flight, or on the bustling streets of NYC.

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When fully charged, the Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones will give you up to 30 hours of battery life. With the option of a quick charge (in just 10 minutes charge time), you’ll get an additional five hours of playback time. Bluetooth connectivity allows for your favorite music on the go with connection to any of your Bluetooth enabled devices.

The superior noise canceling aspect is truly an incredible feature. There are so many scenarios in my life when I want to block out ALL the outside sound. With built-in Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, activity is detected automatically, and noise canceling levels are intuitively balanced. All of the controls (volume, voice assistant, forward & backtrack) are all accessible on the headphones too! If you’re serious about your music, you won’t be disappointed with this feature-packed pair.

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Tech Feature: A Great Deal On The HP Envy x360 at Best Buy

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Back to school is on the horizon and while that may be hard to believe – we’re always happy to share great deals on solid laptops.  Our latest find is the HP Envy x360 at Best Buy – a 2-in-1 device that can transfer from a laptop to a tablet in seconds. Best Buy is offering a really great deal on this device for the next few days and we’re sharing a few stand-out features!

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Complete with the Windows 10 operating system – the HP Envy x360 includes the start menu from Windows 7 with the introduction of cool new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup web pages on your screen.

The HP Envy x360 also boasts a full HD touchscreen with crisp and clear color and clarity (1920 x 1080 resolution ) alongside an energy-efficient WLED backlight.

The 8GB system memory is perfect for students and professionals who work remotely like I do. There’s nothing worse than short battery life and the HP Envy x360 is designed to last – even with multiple programs and browsers open!

This device is also built for Windows Ink – perfect for quickly jotting down notes and ideas with ease – another great feature for students and those who work on the go.

I’m a huge fan of the HP Envy x360 360° flip-and-fold design. This versatile design accommodates so many different modes including laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.

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If you are looking to upgrade or purchase a laptop for your student – don’t miss this amazing deal! Save $100 on the HP Envy x360 only at Best Buy until this Saturday. This device is available in both 13in and 15 in options.

 

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Why I’m Excited About Google’s New Pixelbook

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Have you heard the buzz about the Google Pixelbook? The new high-performance Chromebook and Pixelbook Pen (the smart, responsive stylus, sold separately) are designed to elevate the way you work and play. This is the very first laptop with the Google Assistant built in, allowing users to get things done quickly and efficiently!

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Here are a few things we love:

Ultra Sleek Compact Design + Chrome OS Power

With a huge step away from a bulky, cumbersome, laptop design – the ultra-thin Pixelbook (at 10.3mm thin!) is incredibly versatile while seamlessly fitting into an on-the-go lifestyle. And with Chrome OS power, you’ll always have the latest security and software features that automatically update in the background.

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Google Assitant Capabilities

Pixelbook is the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in. Acess is via the Google Assistant key on the keyboard, or simply saying the “Ok Google” prompt. You can even utilize Google Assitant with Pixelbook Pen by just pressing and holding the button, and then taping the pen on Pixelbook’s screen to get help from your Assistant.

Sleek and Versatile Design 

Along with being Google’s thinnest laptop ever, the 360° touchscreen and versatile 4-in-1 design allow for endless possibilities. You can sketch or edit photos and work with GSuite apps that Drive automatically backs up, and enjoy on-or-offline access to movies and TV shows with apps like Google Play Movies, YouTube Red and more. Also, this device starts up in under ten seconds, performs quickly, and has a fast-charging, all-day battery with up to ten hours of power from a single charge.

Today is the last day to save $100! Take advantage of this offer here!

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On Wellness Goals with the Help of Smart Scale Technology

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Thank you, Nokia for sponsoring this post. Visit the Nokia Body+ site for more info and start the new year off right!

Sometimes, I’m team get-on-that-scale-every-single-day, and sometimes I’m more inclined to opt for a weekly weigh-in. You know what I’m never gung-ho for? That session with a gym trainer gripping those fat pincers (and my bare flesh. Gasp!) – just to have a closer look at my body composition analysis. Luckily for me, (and others who prefer to forgo fat pincers in public places) – there’s a way to keep tabs on your health and have detailed insight into accurate body composition readings in the comfort of your own home.

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My husband and I have been committed to wellness, together, in this new year.  And testing out the Nokia Body+ is already helping us to achieve our own personal wellness goals.  It’s pretty cool that this new-to-us technology gives us a daily picture of our health, and a reminder to make solid decisions. Intrigued by the scales family-friendly design and overall intuitive technology – we’ve both felt empowered and motivated by the ability to have intimate looks into exactly what that number on the scale, at each weigh-in, is comprised of.

 

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With a quick sync to iOS (or Android), we’re able to individually customize how we’d like to see our weight broken down. This works for large families too – by recording and tracking up to eight different users. The family-friendly design also offers a baby mode and pregnancy mode with obstetrician-reviewed advice, tips and personalized weight tracking. The Nokia Body+ measures weight trends, fat mass, water, bone muscle and body mass index (BMI). It can even tell you the local weather and track your steps if you’d like.  And the Body+ syncs automatically with the Health Mate smartphone app which displays complete and comprehensive health data, including weight, activity, and more – while offering encouragement and tips to help achieve your set goals. Already using Runkeeper, MyFitness Pal or Nike + to track your goals? Body+ syncs with those too, merging fitness tracking into one spot.

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After being a regular-scale user for my entire life, I definitely prefer stepping on the Body+ every day. It shows me that my gym efforts aren’t in vain – and reminds me that water-weight really is a part of the picture. Armed with new insight, I’m more committed than ever to prioritize my health and wellness, and show my two incredible kids just how strong their mom can be.

Get 10% off at the Nokia Health store through December 1, 2018 here with this code: NEWYOU-1MG-WFE

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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