Category: Fun

Get your tech organization in shape

When it comes to tech organization, sometimes it’s just as simple as a coin pouch transformed into a earbuds holder, which is exactly what these Triangle Coin Pouches from FashionABLE can do. And with style, too. Related: 3 smart tech organizers to help you tackle your cords We’re no stranger to the leather goods at FashionABLE, all of which are made by artisans who craft them by hand and who earn a sustainable income, education, as well as medical care for their families. But we love that their accessories are so fantastic for tech as well. These pouches are the perfect size for...

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Mover Kit: A new wearable STEM coding toy we had our kids put to the test

You’ll find no shortage of STEM kits for kids these days, many of which, like Bitsbox and Little Passports’ new Science Expeditions (just to name a couple), we’ve featured here on Cool Mom Tech. So, when our editor Kristen discovered the new Mover Kit, a wearable STEM coding toy, at Toy Fair this year, we wanted to have one of our kids use it to see if it’s really worth the $61 price tag. Related: 12 cool gifts for kids who love STEM The Mover Kit includes everything your child needs to build a LED light they can wear on their wrist (with a...

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A tech organizer that’s smart and sophisticated

We’ve featured plenty of tech organizers here on Cool Mom Tech, and as much as I dig them, I have to say that they skew a little on the masculine side. Which hey, nothing wrong with that, but sometimes I just want something that’s high on practicality and style. That’s why this Commute Clutch at Mark & Graham caught my eye. Related: 3 cool tech organizers to help you tackle your cords, cables, and chargers, oh my While it might not fit as much as, say, the This is Ground Tech Dopp Kit (which is awesome, by the way),...

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5 geeky baby onesies that are perfect for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s new baby. Or any social media lover’s offspring.

We were thrilled to hear the news that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, who just announced they’re expecting another baby girl. Yay! And since we’re known for sharing some of the best baby gifts from around the web (Have you seen our baby shower gift guide?), we thought it would be fun to find some cool baby onesies for this social media rock star couple. Here, 5 hilarious baby onesies that we think are perfect for the new Chan-Zuckerberg addition, or really, any social media baby. Cool Mom Tech is a reward style affiliate Related: Geeky baby onesies that...

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Here’s how Facebook is picking what goes in your News Feed. And how to change it.

We’ve shared lots of different ways you can take back your Facebook News feed and make it your own again. Well, as much as possible, anyway. That includes everything from using the See First to Hide Post. But it turns out, there’s actually a super simple thing you can do that involves Facebook Reactions. Related: 5 things you can do to make your Facebook feed fun again Recently, a Facebook spokesperson noted that Facebook will be using Facebook Reactions to determine what should be seen in a user’s feed. That means, if you use a Facebook Reaction over a...

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How to use the new Instagram albums feature and not make your followers nuts.

You might have noticed the new Instagram albums feature that allows you to post up to 10 photos at once for people to flip through. If you’re wondering how it works, and why you’d even try it, we’ve got a quick tutorial, plus some great examples of how some of our favorite Instagrammers are using it. We have heard some tech rumors that Instagram made it available to the rest of us (it’s been available for sponsors for over a year now) so that we’d become comfortable with it and start swiping ads more. But whatever the reason, we’ll just say that...

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The Women of NASA LEGO set is coming! #Shero!

Looks like it’s shaping up to be a very LEGO day at Cool Mom HQ. First we find the awesome Hamilton Musical LEGO set concept that you can vote for right now on the community site and now… (drumroll) at long last, the company has approved production of the community-generated The Women of NASA LEGO set! Related: The one scene in Hidden Figures all parents should be talking about Just announced today for production later in the year, the set was the brainchild of Maia Weinstock (@20tauri) who is perhaps deserving of her own LEGO minifig likeness one day. For now, I’m just excited to look...

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The Helio nightlight helps your kids learn as they fall asleep

Along with Turtle Mail, one of my other favorite finds at Toy Fair was Helio, a cool, educational nightlight that actually helps your kids learn as they fall asleep. And as someone with a child who has sleep issues, you can probably guess why I got so excited when I saw this. Created by a mom and dad who were struggling to get their son to learn his sight words, the first Helio model was actually made MacGyver style – from replacing a dream light’s top with sight words and projecting them up on the ceiling. When his teacher was...

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Turtle Mail lets family, friends, even the Tooth Fairy send paper messages to your kids.

One of my favorite new discoveries at Toy Fair 2017 was Turtle Mail, a cool WIFI-connected gadget that actually lets you send messages to your kids without them needing a screen. That’s because your little notes print out like a cash register receipt for your kids to read. So fun! Related: Toymail is a fun gadget for kids who aren’t ready for a cell phone  Invented by a couple of parents, Turtle Mail is super simple to set and use. With their Turtle Mail WebApp, you, or any friends or family you allow, can send a message to your child, like fun...

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Pixlplay turns any smart phone into a cool camera for kids

If your kids are like mine, they’re obsessed with taking pictures, and well, your phone is a better camera option than your DSLR. Except, it’s still a pretty expensive piece of tech.  So, when I heard about the Kickstarter campaign for the new Pixlplay camera for kids, which lets kids play photographer while protecting your phone, I was excited to try it out for a few days. The Pixlplay camera for kids is basically a housing device for your phone that looks like a real kids’ camera. The shutter button connects to your smart phone via the audio jack, so all you have to do is open...

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