Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas From Accessory Genie

We're coming up on the end of January. Not only does that mean that times is flying by incredibly fast, but that Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Have you thought about what you're getting your significant other? I know that I haven't given the holiday much thought yet.

But why procrastinate when you can do your online shopping at We have a wide variety of electronic accessories and products that would definitely make your loved one smile on the holiest of days. So for the next couple of weeks, I'll be giving you Valentine's Day gift ideas for guys and gals!

In a long distance relationship? An FM transmitter makes the perfect gift for your significant other, or even for you. The recently remodeled FlexSmart SP is a great buy, with the capability to mount, play audio from, and charge any smartphone. A redesigned flexible neck and fully adjustable mount makes this FM transmitter compatible with almost any car and smartphones. Multiple USB ports are available to comfortably charge your smartphone while you're on the go! It also works great with most MP3 players.

While we're on the topic of smartphones, the Retro Style Smartphone Handset and Charge Station is a great accessory for any smartphone owner. This handset is great for use at home or work, taking away the need to unplug your phone from its charger when making a call. Aside from its usefulness, this handset also looks great with its retro design. Best of all, the handset is compatible with most smartphones, connecting through the 3.5mm headphone port.

Another great gift for a smartphone owner is the ReVIVE UPLINK series of smartphone Data Sync and Charging Docks, available for HTC Inspire, EVO 3D, DROID Incredible/Incredible 2, Sensation and Motorola Droid X and X2. Not only will these docks charge compatible phones, but they will also sync data when connected to your computer.

These and other items at are sure to make the smartphone lover happy this Valentine's Day!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Keeping Up With the Times of the iBook

I love to read for fun, and I therefore have tons of books. In the cabinet in my bedroom, the bookshelf in my living room, and in several boxes in storage, you are guaranteed to find books of all sorts, sizes and genres.

But surprisingly, when tablets and ereaders were first introduced to the world, I wasn't exactly on the bandwagon. I'm not exactly too fond of big changes, and to me, this was pretty huge. How could a computer replace a good book? There was no way anything would be able to replicate the overall experience of reading a good book. Sure the text would obviously be the same. But I wouldn't be able to feel the paper at my fingertips as I changed the page, or highlight phrases or sentences that I loved, or flip the corner of a page down to save my spot when no excuse for a bookmark was near.

Even after I bought my iPad, I continued to buy and read regular books, refusing to use my tablet for to read. But then I realized that reading from my iPad would actually resolve some of the issues I experience when I read from a normal book.

For example, I have horrible eyesight. And I do mean horrible. So when I saw people at the gym reading from their books, I envied them because even with my contacts on, I can't focus my eyes on small print. Plus, the struggle to keep the book on the right page could easily get annoying. So I decided to stick to listening to music while working out.

The other day I knew I had to go to the gym, but I was also really in the mood to read Pride and Prejudice again. Solution? Download the book onto my iPad (for freeeeee) and take my iPad to the gym. And oh, what a glorious idea it was. I kept myself so distracted by Mr. Bingley's ball and his affair with Jane Bennet that I was able to work out for quite a while without noticing that I had bicycled over 20 miles.

Another problem that's been solved was reading at night. My light switch is quite a distance away from my bed, so reading at night wasn't really an option if I didn't want to get out of bed. But now with my iPad, I can comfortably read at night with the lights off until I get tired, and put my tablet aside when I'm ready for sleep.

And with the announcement of iBook 2, I felt a sudden urge to possibly make a return to school and get another degree. I'm sure that when the time comes, the Apple app will have college textbooks for sale. And we'll definitely still carry cute iPad tablet cases and bags.

Can't wait!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Enhancing Your Electronics Experience

Among all of the funny, entertaining and just plain weird articles that I read this week regarding CES, a particular Mashable article by Peter Pachal stuck out the most to me. In the article, Pachal mentioned that for the most part, instead of companies focusing on the latest and greatest technical specs and details, they instead focused their attention on the experience that their product could offer a consumer. "All over CES 2012 I saw a shifting of focus from hyping technological achievements to painting a picture of what those devices really offer," he explained

As a Marketing and Public Relations major in college, I couldn't help but think of how true that is in terms of marketing as well. Think about it. When you watch a commercial on TV, what it will try to sell you on is the overall experience that specific product might be able to provide.

I can't tell you how many times I've gotten teary eyed over a Folgers commercial. Feeling the same thing that the people in the commercial are feeling seems like a great concept. And the possibility that drinking a cup of Folgers coffee in the morning may help me get there makes it pretty appealing. Even though I already know that I don't really care for the coffee so much.

Or how about a television cable commercial? I saw one the other day that showed a rich family enjoying their million dollar condo in a big city somewhere, only showing cable in use for all of two seconds, if that. But maybe if I purchase that specific cable plan, I'll look as happy and carefree as the family in the commercial.

Instead of trying to sell people on the latest and greatest gadgets, companies are selling experiences, ways to enhance your life in some way. Selling electronic accessories, I believe that it's our responsibility at Accessory Genie to provide you with quality electronic accessories that will only further enhance your experiences.

And it doesn't just stop with our gadgets. We like to make your buying experience with us a comfortable, easy and memorable one. When purchasing items from Accessory Genie, you can expect great customer service if you have any questions with the transaction, about your shipment, or about the product itself once you've received it!

We're here to make your consumer electronics experience a great one as a whole. So if there's any questions, comments or concerns you have, please let us know!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Staying Warm and Technologically Savvy

It's been an amazing start to the year over here in California, with nice 80 degree beach weather all week! Before you get too jealous, we are bracing ourselves for more cold weather to suffer through, which for me is anything below 70 degrees. 

As an iPad and iPhone owner, using my devices can become somewhat of a challenge in the winter because I wear gloves to keep my hands nice and toasty. It was getting pretty tedious having to take a glove off every time I wanted to make a phone call or look something up on my tablet. So I looked into my options.
Luckily for me, we sell capacitive styluses of all shapes and sizes! For everyday use, I prefer this Keychain Extendable Capacitive Stylus because of its small and compact design. I managed to attach the stylus to the case on my iPhone, making it easy to use my phone when I need it without having to take off my gloves.

It usually takes me a couple of hours in the morning to warm up before I take my gloves off. That's why I also keep my 2-in-1 Stylus and Executive Pen at my desk at work! It's very comfortable to be able to write something down in my notebook and with a flick of the wrist use my stylus to make a note on my calendar or change the song I'm listening to.
My new favorite product at Accessory Genie is probably the most simple and amazing concept anyone could've thought of! My Touch Screen Sensitive Gloves are amazing because they let me go about my normal day using my tablet and smartphone without having to take any additional steps! I have them in black, and it's also rumored that we'll soon have them in pink!

Now I am definitely prepared for that 60 degree Southern California Winter weather!