With the geeks among us getting excited for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere in just one month and one day (and yes, I’m counting shut up), I figured I wouldn’t be the only one dying to reconnect with Baby Groot once again. Especially in the form of this completely wonderful Baby Groot USB car charger. No he doesn’t sound like Vin Diesel, but he is sound-activated (Peter Quill would suggest The Pina Colada song) so he’ll dance around in your cup holder while charging your phone. Plus the geniuses at Think Geek who designed him even knew to include two charging ports. Because the...Read More
Web Coolness: Skip those Facebook quizzes, headphones on fire, and where to find a darn Nintendo Switch
Here are some of our favorite tech links from this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. We need this unicorn charger in our life! Here’s why you might want to avoid doing those Facebook quizzes. Yikes. Where to find a Nintendo Switch in stock. This projector turns any surface into a touchscreen. Why it’s so important to make a note of your passwords. Are teens replacing drugs with smart phones? Neil DeGrasse Tyson leggings! 6 quick tips to help your computer run faster. Well this is scary: A woman’s headphones caught on fire...Read More
Our tech holiday gift guide continues, this time with stylish holiday tech gifts. Whether she just loves her smart phone, or considers herself a tech geek with style, we’ve rounded up 10 of the coolest gifts that we bet she’d love to have under the tree come next week. Don’t miss our big CMT Holiday Gift Guide giveaway! Details below. Spoiler alert: You can win an iPad. CMT is an rstyle and amazon affiliate. Kate Spade Tracker We’ve had our eye on these Kate Spade fitness trackers since they launched, and can you blame us? They track your activity level,...Read More
Web Coolness: The new Google Pixel Phone, how to get to inbox zero, and the fanciest iPhone cases ever
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. Fun DIY no-carve Pokémon pumpkins! Is your next favorite TV show going to be written by a bot? A new study says women might be better coders but suffer from gender bias. Hmmmm. Is it ever okay to brag about your kids on social media? Here’s a sneak peek of the new Google Pixel phone. You can now charge your phone with poop. Well, sort of. We found a BB-8 waffle maker! The fanciest iPhone cases ever. Carving...Read More
I’ve seen a whole lot of portable battery chargers, but this rainbow poop emoji one from WattzUp is definitely a first. I can already hear my tween daughter squealing. These hilarious emoji portable battery chargers work with most smart phones, as well as cameras, even gaming devices. Just make sure your emoji is fully charged, then attach your phone or gadget’s charging cable to it to juice up. Related: Emoji smart phone cases. Because they’re already all over your phone anyway. You’ll find plenty of other options beyond the rainbow poop, by the way, from unicorn emoji to pizza,...Read More
If you want to charge your iPhone 6 or 6S faster, you don’t necessarily need a fancy cable or charging block. It’s as easy as grabbing your iPad Air charger and using that instead of the white block that you got included with your iPhone. Related: A portable charger for iPhone that’s as practical as it is pretty Actually, pretty much any 2.1A and 12W charger will work, getting you to about 90% in 2 hours, which is a lot faster than you might be getting now with your white block. Doesn’t that make you wonder why they’re still giving that little...Read More
Look, you and I both know that those cheap-y car chargers we get at the pharmacy, mall kiosk or as free giveaways at conferences have a limited usefulness before they fizzle out on us — usually at the most inopportune time. So I went looking for the very best USB car chargers that will be ready to rock when you roll, whether you’re in your car all day for work or carpools, or you’re getting ready for a big spring break road trip with the family. Because when you’re maybe a wee bit lost and need to pull over to re-check the...Read More
If your family is anything like mine, a vacation means loading up all the tech gadgets to keep the troops entertained for the long trip ahead. With spring break right around the corner, and summer vacation on the horizon, here are 6 simple tech tips for travel with kids. They’ve worked for me and my four kids, and hopefully they’ll work for you too. Related: 6 smart travel apps to help you save money on your next family vacation 1. Packing: Chargers, headphones, and splitters, oh my! It’s not just the phones and tablets and laptops you need to...Read More
Now that Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, we look at it as one more thoughtful opportunity to give a coveted gadget to that special someone. I love any excuse to give (or ahem, get) a tech gift. And it definitely has more longevity than flowers. So in the spirit of the holiday, I’ve rounded-up some of our favorite Valentine’s tech gift ideas, all for less than $75, and all in a big, beautiful, bold red. Because while I do love the hearts that are everywhere on February 14th, red does double duty as a way to honor your love and affection, but also ensure your gift...Read More
We’re always excited to try out all the new gadgets each year and wow, what a long way we’ve come since Cool Mom Tech launched five years ago. Technology like pressure touch screens, the overwhelming adoption of streaming music and media, the desire for portable everything, and items that have gotten both very very small (Polaroid Cube) and very very large (iPhone 6S Plus) are really changing the game. So we hope you enjoy our picks for the very coolest new gadgets of 2015 And psst…if you’re looking for cool tech toys? They’re coming up in their very own post. -Liz +...Read More
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