Enjoying Music On The Go

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Switching over to wireless headphones is game-changing. Gone are the days of tangled wires making me lose my cool at the gym or on the go. With lots of upcoming family travel plans (and tweens who like to snatch my things), JLab JBuds Air family of Headphones topped my search for top-rated true wireless headphones under the $100 price point.

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JLab Headphones JBuds Air currently offers three new models of wireless earbuds outfitted for quality, superior sound, comfort, and convenience. The new profile from JLab Audio includes something for every lifestyle: the new sport-inspired JBuds Air Sport, the business-inspired JBuds Air Executive, and the JBuds Air Icon. Check out why we think they’re so cool and why they’re known as the number one true wireless earbud under $100:

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  • Sweat-resistant: designed to provide protection from sweat – JLab is totally workout friendly.
  • Solid battery life and rechargeable battery: starting at 24 hours of battery life – the rechargeable battery offers up to 6 hours of use on a charge.
  • Lifestyle Features: these new wireless headphones have a comfortable sport fit, dual microphones for chatting, plus an excellent in-ear design.
  • Bluetooth interface: allows for simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • Stereo design: delivers crisp and sharp tones to enjoy your music, podcasts, and more.
  • Dual connect (Air Icon Only): the ability to use either earbud independently or use both and experience a seamless connection.

We’re adding these to those holiday lists!

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Sunnies with a Soundtrack

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Thank you to our sponsor Best Buy.

Sunnies with a soundtrack? Yes, indeed. Bose recently released the Bose Alto and Bose Rando Frames complete with a built-in audio system. Sunglasses with music (for the user-only!) without having to place anything directly in or on your ears. These are the first-ever audio-sunglasses with built-in Bose speakers hidden inside two classic designs.

Play music, take calls, and enjoy the sun with UVA/UVB protection – without disturbing others around you. Like magic, the revolutionary open-ear audio design provides sound to the user ONLY without blasting music in unintended places. Unlike existing open-ear products that use bone conduction, Bose Frames are comprised of a custom-designed speaker in conjunction with a series of patented acoustic chambers and ports. This design steers audio into the listener’s ears from the temples of the glasses.

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The shatter- and scratch-resistant premium lenses on the Bose Frames block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays. And you can even make phone calls, access Siri and Google Assistant via the integrated microphone on these sunglasses.

In addition, the Bose Connect app (available on iOS and Android) allows the wearer to get tips, unlock Bose AR, and personalize their settings to spend more time enjoying music (instead of setting it up!).

Grab your pair at Best Buy!

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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

This post is sponsored by Best Buy. 

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.

HP Envy x360 at Best Buy

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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