Author: Jeana

12 of the coolest products and tech gadgets for parents from CES 2017. Holy cow, the future is here!

This year at CES 2017, family and baby tech each had its own summit (wow!) and bevy of exhibitors sharing some of the hottest new gadgets for parents. Seriously, where were all these incredible gadgets when my kids were babies? While there were tons incredible products for parents at CES 2017, I narrowed it down to 12 that I think are the coolest or at least, the most interesting. And all of which are worth having on your radar. Related: 6 baby monitors from CES 2017 that do way more than monitor Snoo Smart Sleeper For Happiest Baby on the Block fans, Dr. Harvey...

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6 new baby monitors that do way more than just monitor | CES 2017

These days, the baby monitors available to parents are a huge departure from the scratchy audio monitors from the newborn days of yore (i.e. my first child). This year’s CES conference served as an exciting stage for the types of innovation in technology and design that we are seeing in this category. Many of the gadgets we’re sharing here are ones you might have seen before, but their 2017 updates make them seem like new machines. Between the higher resolution, increased functionality, built-in songs, and features like air quality checks, even voice recognition, let’s just say the future is here. Here are the...

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8 cool gadgets to make your smart homes even smarter | CES 2017

We saw a ton of new smart home products launch last year, with offerings from Nest, WeMo, smart doorbells and much more. But wow, after walking the floors at the CES conference last week, it’s clear that 2017 will bring even more integration between products, along with smarter functions, remote access, and voice recognition. Let’s just say Alexa, the voice and software behind Amazon Echo, ruled. Here, 8 of the coolest (and craziest) smart home products I saw at the show that I think you will want to have on your radar, parents. Related: A smart WiFi Thermostat: Crazy or cool? LG Smart InstaView Fridge Bring on the...

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Upgrading for the holidays? Helpful services for selling or recycling your old tech

If you’re upgrading your family (or yourself) in the gadget department this holiday season,  here are several services that can help you sell or recycle your old gadgets, beyond wrapping them up for your kids that is. Which hey, isn’t such a terrible idea at all. Gazelle Gazelle has been a longtime recommendation of ours, primarily because it’s so easy to use and you can get a pretty good chunk of change back. I’m not ready to get rid of my iPhone 6 just yet, but when I looked it up on Gazelle, I can get anywhere from $170-$190 for...

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3 awesome websites for sending holiday e-cards that look just like paper cards. Except, no postage. Or trees.

We love sending out paper holiday cards and getting them in the mail. We really do! But these days, you can send gorgeous digital cards that look as fabulous as your paper cards, and save yourself a whole lot of time and money. Here, 3 websites and apps that feature beautiful holiday e-cards that anyone would be thrilled to receive. So long as they have an email box. Related: Emily McDowell’s witty greeting cards go digital. Yay! Paperless Post We’ve been longtime fans of Paperless Post, and their holiday card designs make us love them even more. Recipients will receive an...

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Preserve old photographs (yes, real ones) with Google’s new PhotoScan app

As much as I love my iPhone camera roll and the thousands of photos it houses, I do have a very soft spot for old photographs. The ones where the color is a little faded, the edges are a little worn and the memories come flooding back. Thanks to a new Google app called PhotoScan, there’s a super easy way to combine old with the new to get the best of both worlds, just in time for holiday gift giving. Related: The quickest and easiest way to share iPhone photos and videos Related: 21 tasteful ideas for showcasing your favorite...

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The Ellie portable sterilizer. A germaphobe’s dream gadget!

As much as I was careful to sterilize my kids’ bottles and pacifiers, there are so many other things that are covered with germs that we rarely remember to clean. That’s where Ellie could really save the day, and maybe even keep your family healthier. Related: 9 travel essentials for babies that are totally worth the money Ellie is the first portable sanitizer that eradicates 99.9% of nasty germs like Salmonella, Staph, E. Coli, Listeria…yuck. Using something called Truviolet technology (digital UV light), Ellie sterilizes anything you can fit into it within a mere 60 seconds. Ellie is also 100% mercury-free and completely...

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5 free Black Friday apps for shopping help and big savings. Go get those deals!

With so many Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals popping up all week, it can be hard to keep everything organized, especially if you’re shopping for multiple people with multiple lists. To help, we’ve got 5 apps that can help you strategize your weekend shopping plans, and maybe save you some money on all those holiday gifts. Related: 4 Google Chrome extensions that help save money while holiday shopping Flipp Flipp has been around for a while, but keeps making money-saving roundups because it really is helpful. The main point of the app is to consolidate all flyers for stores in...

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Google Flights makes booking travel so much easier. Maybe even cheaper, too.

If you’re booking travel for the holidays, or even next year for spring break or summer vacation, you’ll want to check Google Flights for finding the best flight and rate, straight off the bat. What’s so great about Google Flights is the flexibility and the ability to save trips and get alerts on price changes in the hopes that you can get the best deal possible. Simply visit the website or mobile-friendly version on your phone (no dedicated app yet which is surprising), and do a search for any route. I tested it out and found that there are several options from...

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Get more sleep with the help of Ooly

When the end of Daylight Savings hit a couple weeks ago, I looked at all the well-rested, bright-eyed people around me with scorn. My 3-year-old woke up at the exact same time, except now an hour earlier, making me pine for the days when an extra hour actually meant something. Well, with Ooly, a new sleep gadget designed for kids, maybe it can. Ooly is a sleep training gadget that relies on color cues for your child to determine when it’s time to be sleeping and when it’s okay to wake up. Red? Still sleep time. Green? You can come...

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