Forget Snapchat, Facebook, or even Instagram. Teens these days are often connecting with friends online by gaming together on their Xboxes and I find the key to good communication for them is a great gaming headset for teens. So my almost-teen son has spent a ton of time shopping and saving and shopping some more for the perfect, top-rated gaming headset — within his budget. (With summer here, I’m sure there will be a little more gaming time in our near future. I’m okay with that.) His main requirements: The headset has to be comfortable, the mic can’t lag, and...Read More
As much as we love flowers and chocolate for Mother’s Day (seriously, bring it on) we’d never say no to a an awesome Mother’s Day tech gift. Especially one that recognizes we are basically insane on-the-go multi-taskers who manage our entire lives –and our family’s, ahem — with the help of our phones, tablets and laptops. From audio accessories, to chic cases, to online subscriptions that make our lives better, here are some fantastic Mother’s Day tech gift ideas for all the mobile moms out there. Which, to be honest, is all of us these days. Related: The most beautiful floral phone cases for mom...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
As we get closer to Christmas and Hanukkah (eep!) we thought we’d close out our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide should help you out since it’s all about last minute holiday tech deals and discounts. Yep, those of you procrastinators and busy parents? You’re in luck. Because we’ve found so many phenomenal tech deals from electronic games and STEM toys to small appliances, gifts for photographers of all ages, and lots of cool tech accessories Just be sure to order ASAP! All these shops still offer Christmas delivery, generally with free group shipping. But then most need to be ordered by 12/21...Read More
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...Read More
We love finding swanky, stylish tech gifts for the men in our lives, and this year we’re swooning over this cashmere Bluetooth beanie we spotted at Neiman Marcus. Concealed, wireless headphones are built in to the hat, designed to fit over your ears, so they’ll be warm while you stream your favorite music or podcasts via Bluetooth. Not to mention the gorgeous, imported cashmere that makes it extraordinarily soft, and very upscale. Related: 11 cool audio gifts for men, whatever his style Wondering how it works? The beanie is entirely wireless and the battery lasts 6-8 hours, but it does comes with a charging...Read More
Looking for the best Black Friday online deals? We’ve got them, because we’re all about shopping in our pajamas today and spending a little more time with our families. Or leftover stuffing. Or possibly both. Keep in mind, these Black Friday tech deals are limited time, some are limited quantity, and shopping earlier is always best. Hey, at least you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space or waiting in line. Happy saving everyone! CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate Don’t miss the Black Friday deals on Cool Mom Picks. There are tons! sponsor TARGET: Lots of online deals, which...Read More
Web Coolness: STEM Halloween costume ideas, a new Instagram feature that could help save lives, and lots more
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too. Need some Halloween costume ideas? How about cool women in STEM! A crib that puts the baby to sleep? We’re intrigued. This new Instagram feature could help save lives. A very cool way to teach kids data visualization. Here’s a first look at the newest gaming system: Nintendo Switch. If your kids use earbuds, you’ll definitely want to read this. Whoa. Oh, pretty. Misfit just launched Phase, their first smart watch. Wow, AT&T insurance will start covering cracked screens. Check...Read More
As a mom of a tween who blasts music through her earbuds on a daily basis, you can bet a new article about earbuds and hearing loss caught my eye. Reportedly, there’s been a 30% increase in hearing loss in adolescents (one out of every five, actually), which they’re attributing to the increase in earbud use. According to the article, phones made in the U.S. can hit up to 115 decibels (dB) with permanent damage occurring with regular exposure at 110 dB (or higher) for longer than one minute. So, considering I often have to wave my hands in front of my daughter’s face or tap...Read More
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...Read More
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