Sprint is providing a one-stop resource to help parents determine the right time to buy their child their first wireless phone. With the launch of “Kid’s First Phone” website (https://kidsfirstphone.sprint.com), Sprint is providing expert advice, an online quiz and other information to help parents make this decision. There is even a customizable parent-child mobile contract to set parameters and agree upon rules and limits for uses of a mobile phone. Even though my daughters are just 3 and 5 years old, I love this idea. Honestly they will probably be getting phones before the age of 10 because it will be easier to keep track of them and to be able to get a hold of them when I need to. I love this website that Sprint put together, and have already spent a lot of time checking it out.
Picture this: It’s the end of July—smack in the middle of summer. Your kids are at home with a caretaker while you toil away at your 9 to 5. Then, disaster strikes. There’s an emergency at home, and your kids have to call 911 for help. Are your children calling from a cell phone or a landline? And does it make any difference? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. According to the latest data, if you don’t have a landline in your home, it could be putting your children in grave danger.
From STEM to Social Skills: Leapfrog LeapStart Teaches It All | #LeapAhead #LeapFrog #LeapFrogMomSquad
As part of the LeapFrog Mom Squad, I was lucky enough to receive the brand new LeapFrog LeapStart a couple of weeks before it hits stores (July 14, 2016) – and my girls were super excited to test it out (Ok, I was too!). I could tell right away that this was going to be an incredible learning tool for them. My oldest starts Kindergarten next year, and my youngest will not start PreSchool until September 2017. They are both very smart girls (although I am a bit bias) because we work on their skills consistently at home. Every day we have “work book” time and boy was I thrilled to be able to add LeapStart in to that time!
VEX Robotics Robotic Arm: Unboxing, Review, & Time Lapse Build Video | @HexBug @BestBuy #TechToys #STEM
Have you ever wondered how industrial robots work? You know, the kind of robots that work on assembly lines building other complex pieces of machinery? Now you can unlock the mystery behind these sophisticated robots by building one of your own! Exclusively from HEXBUG comes the VEX Robotics Robotic Arm – a completely functional construction kit inspired by real industrial robot arms. This unique Robotic Arm is hand powered and can pick up and relocate items using four degrees of freedom and an articulated grabber hand. The whole crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart.
Expand your phone’s features with the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System. The universe case features a slotted rail under its removable accent plate, letting you securely attach and swap powerful modules like camera lenses, card readers, batteries, speakers and more — without having to remove your case. OtterBox partnered with the world’s leading consumer electronic brands to create an entirely new platform. With the uniVERSE Case System, you get the specialized capabilities of their module partners — backed by trusted OtterBox protection. I know, it is amazing isn’t it? Certainly something just about any blogger, social media guru, or teenager would love to have.
This Father’s Day, I have the perfect gift for you to get the man in your life! Whether you are looking for a gift for your father, husband, significant other, brother, or good friend – Best Buy has you covered! Mobile virtual reality has finally arrived. Be at the center of exciting games, watch the best of Hollywood in your own private cinema, socialize with friends, and so much more. The Samsung Gear VR drops you right in the action — and it’s only from Samsung and Oculus.
Since I have heard about 4K, I have been interested in it. I cannot wait to check it out in person more at my local Best Buy! VIZIO Home Theater includes a powerful 6” Android tablet remote pre-installed with the ingenious VIZIO SmartCast app that lets you browse content by genre across multiple apps all at once. It puts you in control of your entertainment like never before with simple tap, swipe and voice-based commands. Browse movies, TV shows, music and even Live TV* by genre across multiple apps all at once on the VIZIO SmartCast™ app, then tap to play your show onto the P-Series™’ stunning display. What you love won’t change, but how you experience it will never be the same again.
This holiday season, Best Buy is the destination for exciting new mobile PC devices, including the new Satellite Radius 12 by Toshiba! With the launch of Windows 10, now is the time to gear up and get a laptop built with the expert technologies, flexible 2-in-1 design and fast mobile performance! I am big into technology and this is one that I am really considering purchasing. I mean, it sounds AMAZING! I have been in the market for a new laptop or tablet lately and this seems like it is the best of both words. I am so excited and I cannot wait to tell you more about it!
The LeapFrog Epic runs on an Android operating system (Android 4.4) – and I could tell the differences immediately. We have 5 (at last count) LeapPads in our house so we are very familiar with them. The Epic runs very quickly (not that the LeapPads are slow – they aren’t – but the Epic moves at lightening speed). With a quad-core processor and brilliant 7″ LCD screen, the LeapFrog Epic tablet delivers seamless performance. The homescreen is interactive where with the LeapPads it is just a photo (which you can customize). Children can bring the town to life using various art styles. One thing that my daughters LOVE about the background is that you can set it to reflect the weather and time in your town. They think it is so fun that it gets dark at night and cloudy when it is cloudy outside. This is a great way for kids to learn more about the weather – my 2.5 year old is starting to really grasp the concept thanks to the Epic. Besides LeapFrog apps, you can also download other LeapFrog approved Android Apps (for example, Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump – sold separately) for the Epic. This is a brand new feature that my girls and I are taking full advantage of already. LeapFrog ensures there are no harmful third-party ads and only age-appropriate experiences.
For as long as I can remember my husband has wanted a Nest Smart Thermostat. He first saw it on a TV show and immediately started research. Within just a few minutes of this, we knew that we wanted to have a connected, smart home. After even more research, we found out that the best way to do this was with the Nest Smart Thermometer and the Netgear Router (with Geek Squad Protection from Best Buy of course). With this duo we will be able to save money and energy – not to mention we will never come home to a cold house again (and living in upstate NY that is a HUGE positive!).