Category: Gear

Dads Dig This : Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable

Curious about what hot tech dads are digging these days? Here’s our next installment of Dads Dig This featuring Andy Blackman Hurwitz, aka Disco Daddy, who is the co-founder of Baby Loves Disco and dad to three adorable boys. While analog technology might be old school to some, it’s still high tech to me, thanks to the Crosley Revolution sitting neatly on my desk, which flips it back to the future. This cool machine plays music effortlessly and wirelessly through any fm radio — whether its transistor or full stereo — and is totally cord-free, making it super portable....

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Colorful iPad cases make me happy

I’m hoping to get an iPad for Christmas. And by hoping, I mean I have this sneaking suspicion that when the sigOth said “don’t buy yourself anything right now, like an iPad” that that was some kind of subtle hint. So I’m already scouting out beautiful iPad cases so I can keep my new baby (should I get one. Of course.) safe, sound, and stylish This iPad trip cover by M-Edge might be just what I need to shake things up in my otherwise black array of technology covers. I love the stripes, but from the looks of the...

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Free smart phones at Best Buy. Oh yes they did.

With all the smart phone choices out there these days, deciding on the right one can be a bit overwhelming. And as busy moms, we don’t have enough time (or lollipops) to lug our kids from store to store, especially this time of year. It just so happens that Best Buy Mobile has a fantastic selection, covering all different carriers.  And they’ll be giving away some of that fantastic selection absolutely free. Seriously. [don’t miss a seriously amazing offer after the jump] Throughout December, Best Buy is giving away a free smart phone to customers with the purchase of...

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iLove the iPig

In my own experience, so many of the cute tech gifts out there that are obviously aimed at tweens and teens don’t seem to pack as much punch or power for the price as I believe they should. Basically, you end up paying for the pretty design as opposed to the actual technology. But that’s definitely not the case with Speakal’s iPig–just one of the slew of cool gifts we’ve got on our Cool Mom Tech Holiday Gift Guide. This little pink piggy isn’t just a looker–it charges and plays your iPod thanks to five speakers and a 15W...

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Dads Dig This – Amazon Windowshop

So apparently it’s not just us moms that are using tech to make our lives easier; the dads we love are too. Who knew! So we’re inviting some of our favorite online dads to talk tech with us in our new series,Dads Dig This. First up, C.C. Chapman, Founder of Digital Dads and author of the new book Content Rules, who speaks and consults around the globe on the subject of digital marketing. Like most guys, I hate going to the mall during the holiday season. It isn’t that I just don’t like it, I despise the thought of...

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On the radio

Call me old school but I still love the radio. I could listen to NPR pretty much 24/7–and might–if it weren’t for my music-obsessed sigOth and those kids of mine who aren’t into Leonard Lopate just yet. If you have a radio junkie on the gift list, here are some radios that are mindblowingly gorgeous. The wooden radios by Singgih Kartono are called modern-viintage, but they’re more modern than vintage in their eco-sensibiity. They’re not cheap with the Magno Radio shown above starting at $150, but they are all handcrafted out of sustainable wood in an Indonesian farming village, where...

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Sansa Fuze+ lets you walk and rock at the same tme

My kids are already clamoring over all the toy catalogs that have been coming in the mail, looking wide-eyed page by page at the potential holiday bounty. They’re still on the young side to be begging for an electronic device, but portable media players of any kind are undoubtedly on many a wishlist. The options have come so far since the days of the good ‘ol Sony Walkman (R.I.P. 2010) and there are many products available, but I found a relatively new entry that’s a winner. The SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ is certainly a lesser known product than the iPod...

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Speakers that are music to a mom’s ears

My son is really into music and I can usually hear it blasting from his room, but the other day I was screaming and screaming…I mean requesting that he make his presence known. No response. I swung open his door and there he was, rocking out with his iPod, headphones in place. Oh, and I could hear the music from across the room. Generally I’m not a big fan of headphones for kids, but he can’t drag his docking station everywhere he goes. I think these Music Balloons might be the perfect solution. It’s a small, spongy, fun-shaped portable...

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The stylish stylus

Having always been a gadget girl, I remember experiencing sheer joy in getting my first business-oriented electronic device – a Palm Pilot. The black and white pixilated screen, the cradle you’d rest it in every night to sync, and who could forget the stylus pen. It had its own little home on the Palm Pilot that you’d slide it out of whenever you were ready to tap, tap, tap away. As everybody began jumping on the touchscreen bandwagon, stylus pens lost their mojo for a while, but they seem to be making a comeback. Of course all of the...

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Earphones to protect hearing. And possibly, relationships.

Zachary, could you come here please? Zachary…Zach, hello, I’m speaking to you. ZACH! Sound familiar? It can’t be just my kid who ignores me for all kinds of reasons, but the last thing I’d ever want as a reason is for him actually being unable to hear me. Frighteningly, one in five teenagers today is already experiencing significant hearing loss, and that number is on the rise. Since we probably won’t have much luck getting our older kids to turn Lady Gaga down, we still can mitigate any future damage to their ears with the right technology. Luckily, with...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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