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!).
My daughters both use our tablet religiously – and so do I! I use it for work all the time along with my laptop. Back to school is just around the corner and we all know that includes lots of technology now. Most students’ books are now only available via the cloud meaning tablets are a necessity. I personally think that this is great because I remember how heavy those backpacks got when I was a kid. One brand that I trust for back to school products for my girls is SanDisk. They are a brand I have used for years so I know that they will last and do what they are meant to do. Their flash drives are perfect for that power point presentation or term paper – you won’t ever need to worry that it will just “disappear” (and trust me that has happened to me with other brands before).
Make internet use easy while traveling with the AT&T Unite! This summer my family plans to spend a lot of time traveling. My husband is lucky enough to have every other Friday off so we spend a lot of long weekends doing things like camping, visiting landmarks, and just going on mini adventures. But being a blogger, I am addicted to the internet. I cannot just leave it alone for several days. I would feel like I miss too much. That is where the AT&T Unite comes in real handy.
It is no secret that I am a huge gamer. Don’t get me wrong, I love being home with my girls, but every now and then I could use a “sit by myself and play video games all day” kind of day. I have been looking for a good gaming laptop (that my techie husband would approve of) and I think I may have found it with the new HP Envy Touchscreen – AMD FX-series. This laptop has everything that a hardcore gamer like me and a techie like my husband would want. Let me start off by saying that the TouchSmart touchscreen is 15.6″ – that’s is pretty big! The HP Envy laptop makes multitasking a breeze, which means more time for the family (when I am not caught up in a game of course). It is easy enough for my 3.5 year old to use to play HER games – making it great for family trips and traveling!
I have a tablet but really, the kids have it. I had an unclear moment one day and put a game on it for my daughters. From that moment on it has become their tablet and theirs alone. If they ever seen me on it, they freak out. Some how it is now full of their games and apps and all my books were removed because they took up too much space. My husband and I had been talking about actually getting one for them so I can have mine back – so I was thrilled to be able to review the Kocaso Android 4.4 7inch Quad-Core MX780 tablet – which I think is perfect for kids!