Friday, March 25, 2011

Finding YOUR Perfect Tablet

If youre like me, you have no idea what details and specifications to look out for when buying a tablet. So before going shopping, I decided to ask someone who would know what to look out for: Alex Rocha, Senior Business Development Manager at Accessory Power. The details a person prefers their tablet to have varies depending on what their wants and needs are, Alex says. Here are some specifications he believes tablet hunters should look into.


Tablet screen sizes range anywhere from 7-inches to 10-inches. Like many reviewers, Alex believes that size is a significant factor, saying When buying a tablet, shoppers should consider where they will be using their tablets the most and for what. Avid movie and TV fans would probably prefer a bigger screen for a more enjoyable viewing experience, like the iPad 2 or Motorola Xoom , while someone who is always on-the-go might prefer a more compact and lightweight tablet, like the BlackBerry Playbook or Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Performance and Storage

For tablets, performance refers to a tablets speed and memory. A tablets processing speed and memory capacity is the decisive factor regarding how your tablet performs. If youre interested in running several apps simultaneously, like listening to music while browsing the web, or if you plan to use your tablet when playing games or to watch videos, a stronger processor would ensure the best performance. With its Dual-core 1GHZ processor, Motorola Xoom is arguably a great option for fast and efficient performance.

Depending on what youll mostly be using your tablet for, storage space can be a significant factor, Alex says. For example, if youre planning on downloading a number of apps, music, and movies, more storage space may be of interest to you.


Although WiFi can be found on most tablets, other connections, like Bluetooth capabilities HDMI-out capabilities that allow you to connect your tablet to an HD TV or computer monitor, arent included in many tablets. These features are nice to have but arent necessarily for the everyday user, Alex explains.

3G connections are also important to take into consideration when buying a tablet, especially if youre planning on using the tablet when youre on-the-go and not restricted to locations where there is a WiFi signal. Some tablets offer cellular connectivity through wireless carriers like AT&T, Verizon, t-Mobile, and Sprint. Again, this feature is nice to have but may not be worth the monthly payments if youre tablet is always within WiFi range.


Availability of apps is also an important feature to keep in mind. Depending on the tablets operating system (OS), the number and types of apps available for a tablet will vary. Although all operating systems have a variety of apps available, You should keep in mind that Android OS and iOS (Apples operating system) are the most developed and offer the largest selection of apps, Alex comments.

All of these factors are important to keep in mind when on the hunt for the perfect tablet for you. But before you go visit stores, do a little bit of homework. Decide for what and where you would most often be using the tablet, and make a list of what features you want, and which you think you need. This will hopefully make finding the right tablet for you an enjoyable adventure.

Whichever tablet you decide fits your wants and needs best, Accessory Genie has the perfect case, stand, or any other accessories!

Happy hunting!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Win Your Very Own Flexsmart X2 Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter

After discovering that my brand new iPhones case was slightly too big to properly plug my FM transmitter into, I went on the hunt for a good quality transmitter that was reasonably priced and would let me talk on the phone through my car speakers.

Even with the larger than usual case, I was able to find several transmitters that would allow me to plug in my iPhone with the case still on. However, they were bulky themselves, and significantly expensive for transmitters with limitations.

And then I found the GOGroove Flexsmart X2, a wireless FM transmitter that uses its Bluetooth capabilities to connect to other Bluetooth enabled devices, like my iPhone.
This FM transmitter easily plugs into any DC car outlet and syncs with your Bluetooth enabled media player, whether its a smartphone, MP3 player, or even a tablet. Its Auto-Tune feature quickly finds the best free FM station and clearly displays it on the screen, making it easy for you to know what station to change your radio to. The built in microphone and hands-free calling capabilities are also great to have, especially for someone like me who is always on-the-go.

Accessory Genie is giving away a FREE Flexsmart X2 Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter to a lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is click here to go to the contest page and fill out a short form.

The winner will be announced on April 5 on the Accessory Genie Facebook Page as well as personally notified via email.

For contest details and to enter for a chance to win your own Flexsmart X2 visit the Flexsmart Contest Page.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Universal Chargers Save My Day! AND Devices!

After reading emails, updating my social media pages, checking the weather, listening to music, text messaging and talking on the phone all day, my phones battery icon quickly empties out until all that is left is a single red dash signifying the imminent death of my battery. Coincidentally, my mp3 player, e-reader, tablet, and any other electronic devices that I may carry with me also end up with a low battery level by the end of the day, cutting off any connections I had with the world.

As a solution, I could purchase and carry around chargers for each individual item if I was okay with all of the extra weight and bulk it would add to my bag. Not to mention how much more money it would cost me to have 2 individual chargers for each item: one for AC adapters and one for the DC adapter in my car.

If only there was a much more sensible, comfortable, and affordable alternative, like a single charger that could pull power from several different outlets and provide power to all of my devices through USB cords.

Lucky for me, there is!

Universal chargers, like those in the ReVIVE Series, are specially designed to charge multiple devices and draw power from different sources, making these universal chargers extremely convenient, affordable and hassle-free.
Solar ReStore

The ReVIVE Series Solar ReStore offers many options when in need of a power source. In addition to plugging into AC and USB outlets, the Solar ReStore also has an internal back-up battery from which you can power your electronics when no outlets are present. The innovative charger can also charge your electronic accessories with solar power, making it a great option for charging your everyday devices.

Much like the Solar ReStore, the goCHARGE also charges your devices from internal batteries, USB and AC outlets, as well as from DC car outlets. This universal charger is perfect for storing in the car and for travel, even letting you charge two devices at the same time!

The Trans4m also offers you many alternatives for power sources in a compact design with its flip-out AC and DC power adapters. As a backup power source, the Trans4m can also charge your devices with two AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries or a 9V battery!

Like the goCHARGE, the DoubleUP USB Charger can also charge two devices from a single power source when plugged into an AC or DC outlet. Its compact and lightweight design makes the DoubleUP a great option for charging your devices when traveling.

These ReVIVE Series Universal Chargers are the perfect solution for charging your many electronic devices with a single charger. Not only are they convenient for everyday use, but are perfect for traveling or to have in handy in emergency situations. I never have to worry about having a low battery or charging any of my devices now that I always have my universal charger ready to go.

For more information on universal chargers and other electronic accessories, visit!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Accessory Power introduces truCELL AA batteries to its line of rechargeable batteries

If you have yet to make the transition from single use batteries to rechargeable batteries, here's a little insight to get you facing towards the right direction.

Did you know that Americans use about three billion dry-cell batteries a year? And of those three billion, about 180,000 tons end up improperly discarded in our landfills, raising the high possibility of heavy metals and toxic substances polluting our water stream and air.

If you're one of the few that does take the extra effort and recycles your used batteries, we thank you. But we still believe that we may be able to change your mind about using single-use batteries. Everyone likes to save money. And luckily rechargeable batteries, especially truCELL Rechargeable AA Batteries, are specially designed to have an extended run time as well as recharge up to 1,000 times. What does this mean for you as a battery consumer? That's hundreds of AA batteries that you wont have to buy and replace every year.

Single use batteries thrown into landfills can have serious effects on the environment, leaking heavy metals and toxic substances like nickel and cadmium into the air and water. By choosing to use and properly dispose of rechargeable batteries, consumers are reducing the number of single-use batteries and toxins the environment is exposed to.

truCELL Rechargeable Batteries recognizes that the transition from single-use batteries to rechargeable batteries may be a difficult one to make. Accordingly, truCELL offers a variety of options each aiming to satisfy a different consumer category interest and make this transition a smooth and comfortable one. One option is the truCELL Precharged Rechargeable Batteries, which have the ready-to-use design of single-use alkaline batteries with the benefits of high-power NiMH cells. The 2200mAh minimum capacity of the batteries supplies long-lasting power to low-drain devices, including remote controls, clocks, flashlights, video games and more.

truCELL 2700 Series Rechargeable AA batteries are designed to power high-power electronic devices including digital cameras, portable music players, portable video game consoles, and other high-drain devices used by the everyday consumer. The truCELL 2900 Series Rechargeable AA batteries offer twice the power and a fifty percent longer life span than standard NiMH batteries and are designed to power the high-drain devices of professionals who depend on high-power energy.