Friday, April 22, 2011

Like us on Facebook and Enter to Win a Panda Pal Portable Speaker System

If you are as in love with the Panda Pal as we are, get excited about what we have in store for you!

Through the Accessory Genie Facebook Fan Page, we recently launched the Panda Pal Giveaway, where one lucky winner will get a GOgroove Panda Pal Portable Speaker System for FREE!

To enter, simply visit our Fan Page ( and Like us, if you are not our Fan already, of course. A short and sweet entry form will appear for you to quickly fill out. And thats it! You have officially entered the Panda Pal Giveaway!

If you dont know what a Panda Pal is, you don't know what you have been missing! The Panda Pal Portable Speaker System is one of Accessory Genie's most popular speaker systems, having surprisingly powerful sound quality in a panda shaped speaker that fits in the palm of your hand.
A versatile portable speaker, the Panda Pal easily connects to any audio playing device with its 3.5mm cable, including mp3 players, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones and other audio players. This innovative speaker system can also be powered through a USB cable or by three AAA batteries, making it a great option for portable sound or for desktop speakers.

Despite its friendly and miniature appearance, the Panda Pal delivers outstanding sound quality through its powerful speakers. "The Panda Pal is definitely one of our most popular products," says Todd A., Director of Marketing at Accessory Genie. "It's a great speaker system for kids, or for the kid in you."

An added bonus to entering the Panda Pal Giveaway is that as our Facebook Fan, you'll have access to the latest news in the tech world. In addition, you'll be the first to know about the latest products, accessories and gadgets available at, receive exclusive promotions, deals and offers from Accessory Genie, and interact with other tech loving fans like yourself!

If you simply cannot wait a couple months to find out if you've won your very own Panda Pal, we have the solution! As our Facebook Fan, you get 10% OFF your next purchase! Once you Like us, click on the Offer tab and you'll get a code to use at checkout on any purchase you make, including the Panda Pal!

Panda Pal Giveaway entrants have until Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:59 PM (PST) to qualify for the Panda Pal Portable Speaker System Giveaway. A winner will be picked at random and notified via email on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

No purchase is necessary to enter. Entrants must be at least 18 years old and have Internet access, a valid e-mail address, and become a fan of the Accessory Genie Facebook page. Complete sweepstakes rules are available at

For more information on the GOGroove Panda Pal PortableSpeaker System Giveaway and to enter to win, visit the Accessory Genie Facebook Page at For more information on the GOgroove Panda Pal and other Accessory Genie products, visit

Good luck!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Go Green with Accessory Genie

A common misconception about "going green" is that it has to be a drastic, life-altering change made over night. But the truth is that if we all take little steps to living a greener life, we can significantly reduce our carbon footprints and contribute to maintaining and saving our planet.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 39% of all the energy used in the United States is used to generate electricity. When we use energy more efficiently, we can reduce the amount of fuel used to produce energy, therefore reducing the amount of polluting emissions in our atmosphere.

One way to cut down on your electricity use is to replace your regular light bulbs with energy efficient and long-lasting LED bulbs. According to, an LED light bulb can reduce energy consumption by 80-90%. Although they are initially more expensive than incandescent or CFL light bulbs, LED lights save you money in the long run, lasting around 100,000 hours, which adds up to over 11 years! If every American replaced one light bulb with an LED bulb, 2.5 million homes could be lit from the energy saved. Using dimmable LED light bulbs can also help reduce the amount of energy in use because it allows you to control and only use the amount of light you need.

Using a solar charger to power up your small electronic products can also reduce the amount of energy you use. The ReVIVE Series Solar ReStore is a great option when considering a solar charger, providing a full charge to most Smartphones, mp3 players, and other small USB powered devices. A quality that makes this solar charger a popular choice is that it can also charge your products through regular AC and DC outlets.

Another way to reduce your carbon footprint is by replacing single-use alkaline batteries with rechargeable batteries. According to the EPA, Americans use about 3 billion batteries a year to power electronic like radios, toys, phones, cameras, and other devices found around the house. Unfortunately, of those 3 billion, 180,000 tons are improperly disposed of. Batteries contain heavy toxic metals that can contaminate the earth and water when not disposed of properly. Rechargeable NiMH batteries, like our truCELL batteries, are designed to have an extended run time and replace hundreds of single-use batteries a year.

Of course, there are many other habits you can pick up to reduce your energy consumption, like making sure to turn off all of the lights, radios, televisions, and any other electronics that are not in use when you leave a room, even if you'll only be gone for a few moments.

Also, electronics that stay plugged in when not in use, like kitchen appliances and electronic chargers, use up energy even though they are turned off. Make it a point to unplug these electronics when they are not in use. Or plug all electronics into a power strip and simply turn off the power strip when you don't need it anymore.

By using simple tricks like these to reduce your energy consumption, not only are you contributing to a healthier planet, but you are also saving yourself money.

For more information on LED lights, solar charges, rechargeable batteries, and other energy efficient products, visit


Friday, April 8, 2011

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Accessory Genie employees all have one characteristic in common: restraint.

Restraint because day after day, we get the opportunity to witness how useful, fun, and innovative our products are and we have to remember to control ourselves and avoid spending the entirety of our paychecks on Accessory Genie products.

I know we all feel the same way, so I decided to go around the office and ask my co-workers what their favorite Accessory Genie products are and why.

Max's story was one of the most interesting. Luck was not on his side when he decided to take his new car out for a ride through the mountains. His clutch blew out, leaving him stranded in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a dead cell phone battery. Luckily, Max had purchased his Solar ReStore earlier that week and had it in the car for an upcoming camping trip. "I was able to charge my dead cell phone with the sun and call for help," he says. "If it hadn't been for my Solar ReStore, I would've ended up hiking down the road another mile to reach a call box and then hike up the hill to get back to my car."

Our Panda Pal is another product that is extremely popular because of its versatility, cute appearance and unexpected powerful performance. Aaron originally bought the Panda Pal for his wife and was so blown away by the sound quality that he bought himself one the next day! "Cuteness aside, this speaker is serious business, especially for its size. Plus there is something to be said about having Rammstein blasting at full volume and full clarity through this Panda speaker." Aaron also bought his father-in-law two Panda Pals, who connects it to his Evo Shift 4G at the racetrack and uses NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile to listen to the race, driver radio chatter, and watch in-car video of the race while he's at the track.

Aaron also bought the GoCharge USB Battery Pack with the intention of using it to charge his HTC Evo Shift 4G and his Nook Color, but he finds himself using it more to power his Panda Pal speaker. "I have run the Panda Pal at top volume for 6-8 hours at a time using the GoCharge, and have yet to run it out of juice. Plus I can charge either my cell phone or my Nook Color at the same time."

Todd prefers the great sound and isolation his AUDIOHM ear buds provide. "I use them daily for listening to Graphic Audio novels and they bring the narrator and actors voices to life. The sound isolation is great and they block out most of the background noise so I can concentrate on the story," he explains.

Alex's favorite product is the Flexsmart X2, our very popular wireless Bluetooth FM transmitter. "The sound quality and clarity that this transmitter produces is just incredible. And it's nice not to have to take the time to connect my iPhone to any wires just so I can listen to music," Alex says. He especially likes it because of the auto-tune feature, which he says is great when you're driving long distance because it makes it so easy to find the best station to connect with.

With so many great products being flaunted in front of us on a daily basis, how could we not treat ourselves to a product or two?! What's your favorite Accessory Genie product?

And don't forget to Like us on Facebook and get 10% off your next purchase!


Friday, April 1, 2011

My CaseScenario and Headrest Mount Protect my Ipad and My Sanity

While on a family road-trip last weekend, my niece and nephew decided that they absolutely had to ride in the car with me. Their mom had given me the Are you sure? look when I agreed, clearly not understanding what I was getting myself into. Ten minutes later, we were on the road, and twenty minutes later, I was ready to start pulling out my hair.

I tried asking them to settle down at first, which only made them bicker and start pointing fingers at each other with accusations of who was the most annoying. In attempts to settle them down, I pulled the car over with some tricks up my sleeve.

When I finally met up with the rest of the family at our destination, my sister was in awe when she saw that her kids were quietly snuggling in the backseat watching a movie. How'd you do it? she asked in amazement. I simply pointed at the mount I had installed on the back of my passenger seat headrest with my iPad attached to it.

The USA Gear Vehicle Headrest Device Mount is a mount for the first generation iPad that is great for rear-seat entertainment like watching movies and browsing the web. With its adjustable grips, the mount easily attaches to any metal headrest neck, and has an articulating neck and 90 degree rotating head for users to view the iPad in their desired position. The iPad easily attaches to the mount with the included hard-shell case that also keeps my iPad well-protected while attached to the mount.

When Im done using the mount, I can easily slide my iPad out and install it into my CaseScenario, a faux-leather folio that uses the same hard-shell case as the mount. This folio case provides protection as well as comfortable and convenient portability for the iPad. The CaseScenario has several features that offer ultimate protection for the iPad. The folio comes with a sleek hard-shell case that can be used alone or easily installed into the folio for added protection. Its scratch-resistant interior protects the iPad's screen while the padded faux-leather exterior further absorbs impact from drops and bumps.

In addition to providing safe and portable storage for the iPad, the CaseScenario is also designed for comfort. The folio folds into several different positions, providing added comfort for the user depending on what the iPad is being used for. When securely snapped into the folio, the iPad can rotate 360 degrees to be positioned in the user's desired position, making watching movies, playing games, and browsing the web as comfortable for the user as possible.

Together, the USA Gear CaseScenario and Headrest Mount are designed to provide easy and secure portability, allowing users to maintain the iPad in the secure hard-shell case while switching between the portable folio and the headrest mount.

The CaseScenario and the Headrest Mount are sold separately and each includes its own hard-shell iPad case. In addition, the Headrest Mount is also sold without the case for users who already have the CaseScenario.

For more information on the CaseScenario and the Headrest Mount, visit!