Friday, February 24, 2012

Fueling your Springtime Fun with Portable Speakers

Down in Southern California, we've enjoyed a nice little taste of warm weather with a heat wave this week. Beautiful weather combined with swimsuits hitting stores made me more excited than ever for spring and summer fun!

Luckily, spring is right around the corner. And hopefully with it, warmer weather promoting outdoor entertainment. So why not start preparing for springtime fun?

At least for me, outdoor activities are nothing without good music to fuel the fun. Portable speaker systems, like the ones from GOgroove, are the ideal solution, providing great sound from small, lightweight designs. The Panda Pal and Koala Pal are great for kids, or for the kid in you, playing audio from any device with a 3.5mm outlet. Although the Panda Pal and Koala Pal are both powered through USB, they also make great speaker systems when powered by 3 AAA batteries.

The TuneStyle Portable Minispeaker is also a favorite, with a color-wash grill that adds a fun dash of color to this compact speaker. Also powered by USB or with 2 AAA batteries, this small speaker system is perfect for use as a desktop speaker or to take with you to the pool, camping and on picnics.

The GOgroove SonaSPHERE is my favorite speaker to use when I'm enjoying the outdoors on a nice day. With an internal battery, the SonaSPHERE can continuously play audio for 2 to 3 hours on a single charge. The SonaSPHERE's body expands for increased sound fidelity, and a linkable design allows you to connect several SonaSPHEREs together for increased sound.

Bluetooth speaker systems are also great to use when you're out and about, connecting to compatible devices wirelessly. This BOOMbar will connect to any Bluetooth enabled device and play audio from up to 75 feet away!

Get rid of that old jumbo boom box and upgrade to a portable speaker system to play your springtime fun playlists.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Getting Over Single's Awareness Day

Single's Awareness Day has come and gone, leaving behind lonely souls and broken hearts. Valentine's Day is the least favored day of the year by many, especially if you're single or if you're significant other is forgetful.

If your V-Day was as miserable as they come, here are a few products designed to enrich your life and possibly fill that empty void.

If you're in the mood to be anti-social and block out those obnoxiously lovey-dovey couples, Bluetooth headphones may be the perfect solution for you. The GOgroove AirBand Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset is perfect for cutting outside noise without constraining yourself with annoying wires. The AirBand wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth-enabled audio player, including the latest smartphones, MP3 players and tablets, allowing you to freely move around. On-board controls also allow you to adjust volume and switch tracks. When you're ready to be social again, a built-in microphone allows hands-free calling, as well!

If gaming is your way to dry those tears, the Enhance Touch Screen Gaming Joystick is great. Easily attaching to your tablet with a suction cup, the Enhance Joystick makes playing games on your tablet or smartphone, giving games more of an arcade feel. Again, once you've mended that broken heart, use two joysticks to play with a friend!

If your Valentine's Day was a lonely one because you're overwhelmed with work, why not treat yourself to an office makeover? The ScrollSmart Touch Sensitive Wireless Mouse is a fun and unique addition to any home or work office. A touch sensitive scroll wheel is comfortable and fun to use and it looks great as well. A USB powered fan is also a great addition to your office, keeping you nice and cool on those busy, busy days at the office.

Whether you spent Valentine's Day alone, or with your significant other, know that it is simply like any other day. If you're in a relationship, show your honey love every day of the year. And if you're single and ready to mingle, don't let a day like 2/14 void you from any happiness or contentment.

Lots of love!


Friday, February 3, 2012

MORE Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Accessory Genie

Procrastination. It's a nasty little habit that I think may haunt us all, even if it's just a little. We all remember being in school and waiting until the day before a paper was due to sit down and actually write it. Or waiting until an hour before class to study up for a test. How about waiting until the day before Valentine's Day to buy your honey their gift?

Last year, I didn't buy my boyfriend his Valentine's Day gift until the morning of. I did manage to find him something that he liked and uses pretty often. But it was really out of pure luck.

Don't make my mistakes. Shop early this year and find your significant other the perfect gift. Shop!

Last week I focused on gifts for the smartphone owner and enthusiast. So let's talk tablet accessories this week. We carry a wide variety of tablet accessories, including cases, sleeves, stylus pens, speaker systems, docks and more.

We recently got the enerG Portable Battery Dock, a foldable charging dock that will dock, charge and sync your tablet. We currently carry two models - one for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0, 7 Plus, 8.9 and 10.1 tablets, and the other for iPad and iPad 2 tablets. The internal rechargeable 5200mAh lithium polymer battery offers your iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab an extra boost of energy when you're away from power outlets. When connected to the computer, the enerG Dock will also sync the tablet!

We also have a variety of tablet cases for him and her. The Renee Michelle Padfolio was especially designed with women in mind, and is compatible with a variety of tablets, including the iPad/iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM and Xyboard 10.1, HP TouchPad, and many other tablets.

If your guy has an iPad, iPad 2, or a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0, definitely look into getting him a CaseScenario Folio Case. I bought one for my boyfriend last year for his iPad 2 and he absolutely loves it! The case has a built-in rotating stand that allows you to easily prop up your tablet in a portrait or landscape view for easy viewing and typing. The sleek, black leatherette exterior is professional and modest, and will keep his tablet well protected.

We've also got a variety of speaker systems that are perfect for playing audio from tablets! For the ladies, the GOgroove Panda Pal, Koala Pal and Mama Panda Pal make excellent gifts. And guys would LOVE the BassPULSE Satellite Speaker System! Not only does it look great, but it also delivers amazing sound with bass he'll be able to feel!

Trust me, your Valentines will love you even more with awesome gifts like these!