Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 1st to 31st), Razer will donate 50% of the purchase price on new limited-edition BCRF Razer Customs mobile phone cases and 20% from select Quartz edition peripherals.
If you, or someone you know has an interest in things like making wearable electronics, sensors, or even how to teach facial recognition on a Raspberry Pi this is a great bundle. It’s also getting really close to the holidays, so this might make a perfect gift for someone you know!
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We picked up Nintendo Labo for some summer fun and it’s amazing! Check out the very first of our “Quick Reviews” section on YouTube where we will bring you reviews that are short and sweet.
The fact that Nintendo Labo provides the most thorough step-by-step instructions I’ve ever seen is amazing. At eight years old, Hailey was able to complete these without any assistance at all.
Nintendo Labo has kept her entertained doing one project each day so far. Then she spends the rest of the day showing everyone in the house what she made, and how it works with the game apps.
As a parent my absolute favorite part about Nintendo Labo is the discovery aspect of each creation. This isn’t just a pile of cardboard, there are high-tech sensors as well, giving my daughter an awesome educational experience as well. She is as excited about learning how things function as she is about playing the games. Clean up is easy too as any unused parts can just get tossed in the recycle bin.
We have enjoyed our time so far with Nintendo Labo and I believe you will too. This isn’t a sponsored ad. I picked this up with my own money, but if you use our link to pick up your set it helps us keep doing what we’re doing.
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The Elgato collapsible green screen has been on my ultimate Twitch streaming wish list for a while now. My birthday is coming up and I was absolutely surprised to see the mail carrier dragging this up to the front door. So of course I did an overly excited unboxing instantly!
Old Green Screen:
The frame for my old Limo Studio kit was wobbly, and with kids coming in and out of my space regularly I had some concerns about it possibly falling over. Did it do the job for my Twitch stream? Absolutely, and the price is fabulous for someone just getting started out playing around with chroma key for their stream or videos.
As you can see in my unboxing video, the Elgato is a million times easier to set up. My youngest daughter could have done it herself, if she were just a little taller. Now I can within seconds have my green screen stowed away, giving me more of my office/bedroom space back. I tried it out today for the first time and aside from having to figure out where exactly to angle the green screen to work within my webcam frame, it was completely easy to use.
The price is a little steep at $157, but worth the splurge if you can afford it. The Elgato green screen is frequently out of stock and hard to find. If you find it available and you’re ready to upgrade, definitely grab one.
Link (if you can find it in stock) Elgato Green Screen (Amazon)
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This weekend is Mother’s Day weekend. If you don’t already have a gift planned for your mom you should probably get on that STAT. I’m sure your mom adores you and will appreciate anything you get her. However, if you’re ready to thank her BIG for all the years of teenage bullshit she put up with, please refer to the list below.
*NOTE: This list is based on items I’ve personally owned, used, pine for, or had suggested to me by friends.
Your mom loves her iPhone but the screen is just too small for some games. The 9.7″ inch iPad Pro is perfect for such occasion and so much more. Be sure to get the one with lots of storage. You can never have too much storage space for games, music, photos and videos. The iPad Pro maxes out at 256GB which is more than enough.
Hatching PokemonGo eggs has never been more fun! She’ll also never miss another call, text, date or notification. It will track her activity, remind her to stand and help calm her mind with deep breathing exercises. There are even secret achievement events. Whaaaa? ‘Nough said.
Not everyone wants or needs a stylus, but for those that already have an iPad Pro there’s this. It mimics the size and feel of a real pencil better that most styluses out on the market. I’ve been dying to take this for a spin in order to digitally practice handlettering– I mean… your mom.
You know what part of sweeping sucks the most? Having to pick it up with the dust pan and dumping it in the garbage. The Eye-Vac Stationary Vacuum will save you that last step. Just sweep towards the mouth and it will automagically vacuum it up. No more back braking. No more dust, hair, and dirt in your face. You just gave your mom weeks, if not months of time back. There’s even a pet version available. She’s going to love it!
These babies are light weight, memory foam, with 90 degree rotating ear cups and 50mm directional drivers for audio precision. Games sound good. You sound good. At an affordable price point these are an excellent entry level gaming headset. However, they work for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Mac and mobile. Buy these and save your mom from the guilt she’d feel when your little brother or puppy inevitably destroy them.
Let’s be honest, Amazon Prime has been God’s gift to online shoppers. The Amazon Echo is like Siri but better. Combine Echo and Prime and you have a personal assistant that plays music, adjusts your lights, reads you audiobooks, and will place Amazon orders when you run out of toilet paper. If you’re not ready to splurge on the Echo you can test the water with the Dot. Alexa, send Mom a Nintendo Switch.
Video games continue to improve and get more realistic. VR is picking up steam. For some people there is a downside to these advances which includes wanting to toss their cookies after each round of their favorite FPS. The Reliefband claims to work for VR sickness plus motion sickness AND morning sickness. Need I say more?
New baby. Who dis? This thing tracks your baby’s heart beat and oxygen levels and lets you monitor it from your iPhone. Peace of mind allows for peaceful sleep. Both are priceless gifts for new moms.
This product is perfect for people so focused on others they forget and misplace things. Affix a Pixie tag on important items like car keys, wallets, luggage, etc. and track them using your iPad or iPhone (hmm… I’ve established a trend here). Pixie tags come in packs of 2, 4, 6 or 8 and with a free iPhone case. Looks like they’re also having a Mother’s Day sale.
Both a doorbell and a motion sensor camera, Ring allows users to see, hear and speak to anyone at the door from their smartphone, tablet or PC. What better way to stay on top of all those Prime packages being delivered?
Mother’s day isn’t about spending all the dollars, but it is about treating your mom to a day off. Consider taking care of all the pets, cooking dinner, letting her pick the movie, babysitting your siblings, doing the dishes and/or laundry. Anything that will allow her to take a deep breath and put her feet up. Then maybe you can slide her that sexy iPad Pro you got her.
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As soon as I heard about the Pokémon GO Plus, I grabbed every game I could part with and went to GameStop to preorder. Niantic hadn’t released a whole lot of details on how the peripheral device would work, but I knew it was supposed to make playing easier, so I was on board. Like many who was excited to get their hands on the accessory, I was disappointed when I heard they were pushing back their original release date from late July until September. However, I waited patiently, have been using it for a few days now, and have come to my opinions on the currently in low supply device.
8/10 Would buy again.
Pokémon GO Plus is a freaking godsend and I can’t sing its praises enough. Get your hands on one as soon as you can. It has made Pokémon GO fun for me again. If you’re someone who stopped playing because it became a grind, or because you just didn’t have time for it, Pokémon GO Plus might just be what you need to get back into the game.
Pokémon GO Plus is available at most retailers that sell games for $34.99.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of sticking things in my ears. Sure, earbuds do their job, but after a while they make my ears really itchy. Not to mention it blocks out your surroundings and make it difficult to hear coworkers approaching your cubicle, on coming traffic and other important environment processing information.
Luckily, there are options for ear bud hating people like me. Wireless options even! The Aftershokz Gamez headset is “a wireless bone conduction headset for safe gaming on PC, Mac and mobile devices. The lightweight, open ear design keeps gamers connected to the game and their surroundings while PremiumPitch+™ audio creates an immersive stereo environment for gaming at home or on the go.”
What is bone conduction? According to Wikipedia “Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. Bone conduction transmission can be used with individuals with normal or impaired hearing.” I’m intrigued!
If you’re not used to wearing a headset that goes around the back of your head, sporting the Aftershokz Gamez might take a little getting used to. My teenage son complained they were uncomfortable immediately after putting them on. I, however, forgot I was wearing them after 15 minutes and liked how easy they were to hide under my hair.
The Gamez headset is wireless and connects to your PC, Mac, and mobile devices via bluetooth technology. The ability to make phone calls, chat in game and listen to game audio without being deaf to your environment is it’s biggest selling point. I was hoping that the sound wouldn’t bleed out, but the truth is those near by will be able to hear what you’re listening to, as is the case with most other headsets/earbuds.
I don’t know if it was intentional, but the metallic green color makes me immediately think Master Chief, which I’m sure some of you will appreciate.
The headset itself comes with a USB charger, an adjustable tension band, reflector stickers and an AfterShokz branded pouch to store it all. (Retail price: $99.95)
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Earlier this month, Polaroid announced the introduction of the Polaroid Snap, an instant digital camera. This brought back a wave of nostalgia for me, as the last Polaroid picture I have is from 1999. This newest Polaroid version is pocket-sized, which makes me wonder if I could have even fit my old Polaroid camera into a pair of parachute pants. If you remember parachute pants and bulky old technology, then you can probably understand why I find this so amazing.
This is what my Polaroid memories look like:
When I was younger, we didn’t have all this fancy digital technology. My Polaroid camera was the only way I had to take pictures and share them instantly. My children will never know the joys of waving a Polaroid picture around, anxiously waiting for it to dry so you could see if the picture turned out okay or not. There was no fancy preview screen, no zooming, no filters, just a square window to look through for your picture preview.
The Polaroid Snap combines all the fancy new digital imaging with this Zero Ink® Printing wizardry. Instead of waving pictures around to dry, this new technology involves things like dye crystals that are heat activated and magically transformed into brilliant, lasting images.
Unlike my old pictures, which I have kept taped inside an ancient book called a “photo album”, Polaroid Snap pictures can also be easily uploaded and saved to a computer or shared on social media. I won’t gush over this too much…I think I already did that enough on Episode 103 of our podcast, but I would really love to play around with one of these cameras. Apparently they will be affordably priced at $99, and may be out as soon as the end of this year.