Tag: gifts for grads

The Sparkr flashlight is your zombie apocalypse must-have

If you’re an Amazon Prime member that survived Prime Day 2017 without spending all your money on vitamin supplements and Hummel figurine knockoffs, take a breath, clear your palate, and be sure to check out the new Amazon Exclusives page. The program feels like Kickstarter meets Groupon meets Fab.com or Quirky, giving you short-term deals on decidedly cool products and brands. But this week, it was the The Sparkr flashlight that immediately grabbed me. (And sorry to use that term when we’re thinking about brain-eating walkers here.)  CMT is an Amazon affiliate Related: 4 ways tech is keeping your family...

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Tubular ’80s redux alert: Mixxtape brings mixtapes into the Bluetooth era.

The mixtape will just not go away, and that’s just fine by me. In this case, the beloved cassette of the days of yore now comes in form of a new MP3 player called the Mixxtape, courtesy of wildly popular Kickstarter campaign that blew away its funding goals faster than you can say don’t stop believin’. Order now and by the end of the year or so, you’ll be ready to start transferring your music library onto this sweet Bluetooth device that has a built-in LCD display and touch controls, a headphone jack, streaming capabilities, and an internal rechargeable...

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3 helpful group gift websites that make the process so much easier

We’re coming up end-of-the-year gifts for teachers, grads, and coaches over the next month, plus Father’s Day, which often means lots of group gifts. And as you might have experienced, chasing people down and keeping track of everyone’s money (all year long) can be a huge pain. But this is the 21st century! You can do this all digitally now! Here, 3 group gift websites that might just help you put the joy back into the giving. At least, the kind that involves lots of different people.   Related: The best teacher gift ideas, from people who actually know: teachers!...

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Why the new Beoplay P2 portable speakers just rose to the top of our tech gift wishlists.

We love our portable Bluetooth speakers around here, especially as the warm weather creeps in and we aim to take our favorite music (and ahem, favorite podcasts) outside. That’s why we’re smitten with the brand new Beoplay P2 Speaker — and right in time for Mother’s Day, too. (That’s another *ahem* in case you didn’t catch that.) Related: 4 great outdoor speakers for outdoor entertaining this summer These are no ordinary Bluetooth speakers. They promise an impressive 10-hour battery life, splash-resistance that parents pretty much require, and of course fantastic sound, all in a manageable 9.7 ounce package.  But what’s...

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The new Polaroid Snap Touch with LCD: Is this insta-digital hybrid camera worth it?

After spending some time playing around with the new Polaroid Snaptouch ($179.99 from our affiliate Amazon) that we were sent for review, I think it’s a fun little camera for a family — especially with road trips, summer camp, and more outdoor time ahead. That said, there are a few caveats I want to offer. It didn’t take too long for my 9 year old to figure out how to use the touch screen to take, save or trash a photo; then play around with digital effects like borders, type, and a few sticker options before printing. And showing off...

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28 seriously cool tech stocking stuffers for everyone on your list | Holiday Tech Guide 2016

Now for one of our favorite posts in our 2016 Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, we’re sharing the coolest tech stocking stuffers that won’t cost you a fortune. Okay so some are a little spendier than others but let’s be honest, often, the stocking stuffers can even more fun than what’s under the tree. From practical to fun to a little silly, check out these tech stocking stuffers and hurry, quick! Santa’s going to need them before you know it. Don’t miss our big CMT Holiday Gift Guide giveaway! Details below. Spoiler alert: You can win an iPad.  CMP is an rstyle...

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App controlled Bluesmart Luggage is the suitcase that does what?!

If you’re looking for a great gift for a frequent flyer and tech devotee — you know, the kind who doesn’t travel without an iPhone charging case, a Jackery portable charger and a backup backup Jackery charger (ahem, raising hand here) — we may have found it in the app-controlled, super futuristic, James Bondian Bluesmart Suitcase. They had me at “can charge your phone up to six times,” but having taken a review unit out for a test run, it does so much more than that. Hook up the companion iOS or Android app, register your suitcase (which takes a minute), charge and...

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A new contender for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds around

Last year, after spending way too long researching the category, I bought a pair of NuForce BE6 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds by Optoma, and soon after, declared them best wireless Bluetooth earbuds thanks to their sleek look, lightweight construction, and very decent sound sound. Well, Optoma has already topped themselves, with their updated model, the NuForce BE6i Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. Kind of nice when you’re able to beat your own best product before someone else does, right? And with the new iPhone 7 coming sans headphone jack, you might need these more than you think. Reports from the audiophile boyfriend is that they stay in his larger ears even better...

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A booming new Bluetooth speaker that more of us can afford

Honestly, I’m not a hard-core audiophile who geeks out over the minute details about speaker drivers and subwoofers, but I am still picky with my speakers as I’m sure a lot of you are. I can hear the difference between a good speaker and a crappy one when I’m listening to my clean-the-house playlists or my favorite podcasts, and all things being equal, I admit I prefer the good ones. So I’m really happy to find an outstanding new portable speaker that delivers the booming bass to fill our loft kitchen or the vacation rental house patio, all without the sticker-shock price tag. Meet the new Vava Voo 20 Wireless...

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Choosy moms choose GIF

We have an ongoing debate around here, knowing that GIF is supposed to be pronounced like the name of a popular peanut butter brand — but still having trouble saying it that way, considering the G stands for graphics which would indicate a hard G. You get our conundrum, right? If you’re not rolling your eyes at our total nerdery-slash-pedantry right now then you’ll appreciate the GIF peanut butter 8-bit t-shirt I just saw at Eternal Weekend which is totally cracking me up. If you really want to go for it, pair them with the peanut butter and jelly leggings at the shop. Just know that sadly,...

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