Step Into #AudioFest at Best Buy & Check Out the JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker

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Step Into #AudioFest at Best Buy & Check Out the JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker Step Into #AudioFest at Best Buy & Check Out the JBL Flip Bluetooth SpeakerI’ve been a fan of JBL products for many years. In my garage band days, we coveted JBL’s Stage Monitors and their home audio equipment. Currently, in my more “settled” years, I listen to most of my music in the car driving to and from work, or in my basement workshop. Bluetooth speakers are great when it comes to playing tunes in my basement, outside, or on the go. If you’re going to invest in a Bluetooth speaker, it should be a good quality speaker.

JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker contents Step Into #AudioFest at Best Buy & Check Out the JBL Flip Bluetooth SpeakerJBL has been making high quality, high performing audio equipment for decades. Therefore, I was confident that the JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker wouldn’t disappoint. Read on to find out how it performed:

Design:

The JBL Flip was creatively designed to provide great sound quality with a clean sleek look. I like how you can use the Flip with the speaker standing up, or laying on its side. This helps to fit it on a cluttered desk or shelf.

The JBL Flip comes with a neoprene carrying case that fits snugly, looks good, and protects the device from bumps and bruises.

Quality:

JBL Speaker Step Into #AudioFest at Best Buy & Check Out the JBL Flip Bluetooth SpeakerThe JBL Flip feels and appears to be built well. It has a solid feel, with enough weight to provide tactile evidence of quality drivers. Visually the Flip is built well. No visible signs of poor workmanship like missing paint, uneven edges or gaps, or abrasions. The JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker possesses the high level of quality I’ve come to expect from JBL.

Performance:

Performance wise, the JBL Flip is worthy of my ownership! I’m impressed by it’s crisp highs and clear mid range response. The Flip has surprisingly good low frequency response for such a small speaker. This impressive bass is the product of the built-in bass port and two 1 – 5/8″ drivers.

Gladly, I find that I don’t have to sacrifice volume for sound quality. The Flip performs exceptionally well at high volumes with little to no distortion.

Conclusion:

Jbl Bluetooth Speaker Case Step Into #AudioFest at Best Buy & Check Out the JBL Flip Bluetooth SpeakerPortable Bluetooth speakers are hitting the market hard. Not all of them have what it takes to deliver great sound quality at affordable prices. The JBL Flip is perfect for music junkies that don’t want to break the bank, but still want loud, clear, full range music.

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Quality Sound From a Small Speaker: Lepow Modre Bluetooth Speaker #Review

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Quality Sound From a Small Speaker: Lepow Modre Bluetooth Speaker #Review

Lepow Speaker in Cup Quality Sound From a Small Speaker: Lepow Modre Bluetooth Speaker #Review The Lepow Modre Bluetooth Speaker has a refreshingly unique design that rivals your typical Bluetooth speaker. In fact, its design was actually inspired by an elephant trunk.  As it turns out, this innovative design is even supposed to lend itself to improved sound quality. You probably haven’t heard of LEPOW until now, as they were established in Hong Kong in 2011. They haven’t made much of a mark here in USA yet, but judging by what I experienced with this little Bluetooth speaker, I think we might be seeing more of Lepow in the coming future, and I think I like it!

Lepow bluetooth speaker Quality Sound From a Small Speaker: Lepow Modre Bluetooth Speaker #ReviewAt some point, the design or outward appearance of a product doesn’t mean much at all if the product is built poorly, or doesn’t perform well. Fortunately, the Lepow Modre doesn’t fit that bill. It is actually a strong performer in the Bluetooth speaker world. The unique tubular, “elephant trunk” design allows for a clean 360 degree sound experience. There is also a built in microphone so the Modre can be used to make phone calls. Plus, it has built-in noise cancelling technology, so the person on the other end of your call doesn’t experience as much of that “speaker phone noise”, which makes it tough to have a quiet conversation.

Lepow green speaker Quality Sound From a Small Speaker: Lepow Modre Bluetooth Speaker #ReviewThe speaker itself is built really well despite it’s price tag of only $34.99. The rubberized outer molding surrounds the speaker’s stainless steel body, making the speaker easy to carry around, and making it durable to everyday use and shakes, rattles, and rolls.

I also found that sound quality is preserved even at loud volumes. Where cheaper speakers generate mottled and distorted sound at high volumes, the Lepow Modre held up well. I often crank the volume up when I’m going to town on a project in my workshop, and the Modre is happy to oblige!

Lepow modre Bluetooth cup speaker Quality Sound From a Small Speaker: Lepow Modre Bluetooth Speaker #ReviewBattery life is about 7 hours of continuous music, which seems to be the average for Bluetooth speakers currently. This isn’t a problem for me, because I normally keep the speaker plugged in, but even if you take the speaker with you somewhere, 7 hours is a really good battery life.

Overall, I really like the Lepow Modre. It’s a cool looking, durable, and powerful little speaker that’s my new compadre for listening to tunes.

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Sofia the First: Songs from Enchancia Soundtrack Giveaway!

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Sofia the First: Songs from Enchancia Soundtrack Giveaway!

 

songs from enchantia1 Sofia the First: Songs from Enchancia Soundtrack Giveaway! Sofia the First: Songs from Enchancia was released on January 28th, 2014. My little girls were lucky enough to each receive a copy of this lovely soundtrack which features some pretty big names in the entertainment world. They have been seeing the commercials for the soundtrack for quite sometime and knew they wanted to receive this soundtrack because they truly adore the show! They were especially excited to get their copies because there is a special Sofia Paper doll in the booklet to color.

If you have children who adore Sofia, this would make a wonderful addition to your music collection. My girls like to listen to their cd in their rooms during playtime because it keeps them company, and of course features one of their top five Disney Junior shows. As a parent, I even like it because I am already pretty familiar with most of the songs from the show.

songs from enchantia Sofia the First: Songs from Enchancia Soundtrack Giveaway! About the Soundtrack:

Sofia The First: Songs from Enchancia features songs from the hit Disney Junior TV series Sofia the First.   The album includes tracks such as “Good Little Witch” and “Ride of our Lives,” plus 4 instrumental karaoke tracks, so princesses of all ages can sing their favoriteSofia songs!

About the Disney Junior TV Series:

When Sofia’s mom marries the king, she’s whisked off to the castle, where she learns what it means to be a real princess. Sofiadiscovers empowering lessons about kindness, forgiveness, generosity, and self-respect. Classic Princesses, make special appearances to lend their words of wisdom to Sofia. Through this journey, Sofia discovers that looking like a princess isn’t all that hard, but behaving like one must come from the heart.

The TV series, aimed at kids ages 2-7, features a voice cast that includes Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Sofia, Wayne Brady (Let’s Make a Deal) as Clover and Tim Gunn (Project Runway) as Baileywick.

Sofia the first paperdoll Sofia the First: Songs from Enchancia Soundtrack Giveaway! Sofia the First:  Songs from Enchancia track listing:

1.  “Sisters and Brothers” Sofia

2.  “Merroway Cove” Sven, Oona and Sofia

3.  “The Love We Share” Ariel and Sofia

4.  “Bigger Is Better” Amber

5.  “(You Can Always) Count On Baileywick” Cast

6.  “Make It Right” Belle and Sofia

7.  “Good Little Witch (Ballad)” Sofia

8.  “Good Little Witch” Lucinda and Sofia

9.  “The Ride of Your Lives” Jasmine, Sofia and Amber

10.  “A Recipe for Adventure” Aunt Tilly and Sofia

11.  “Bring My Best Friend Back” Clover and Sofia

12.  “The Simple Life” Cast

13.  “Make Way for Miss Nettle” Miss Nettle

14.  “Enchancia” Ruby, Jade and Sofia

Bonus Track

15. “Be Who You Wanna Be” Performed by Jake and Sofia

Bonus Karaoke Instrumentals:

16.  “Merroway Cove”

17.  “Bigger Is Better”

18.  “Good Little Witch”

19.  “A Recipe for Adventure”

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Last Minute Kid’s Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: SpongeBob SquarePants: To Love A Patty DVD!

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Last Minute Kid’s Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: SpongeBob SquarePants: To Love A Patty DVD!

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Spongebob to love a crabby patty Last Minute Kids Valentines Day Gift Idea: SpongeBob SquarePants: To Love A Patty DVD! Are you a procrastinator or last minute gift shopper? Come on, admit it..you still need to find those last minute goodies for you significant other, or kiddos! I know I need to get my kids a few toys, maybe some chocolate, and candy goodies..oh, and a card! I cannot forgot the cards..I need to write this down on like ten sticky notes for tonight’s trip!!

Anyhow, want a great last minute kid’s Valentine’s Day Gift Idea? How about a fun Nickelodeon DVD? SpongeBob SquarePants: To Love A Patty would make the perfect choice! Almost every kid is a fan of the very quirky, and humorous SpongeBob Square Pants! He and his friends Patrick, Gary, and Squidward are just so likable in their own unique ways. I actually have to limit my kids to one SpongeBob episode a day because they’d just melt into the couch watching it all day if they could…they just adore it!

Top 5 reasons this makes a great last minute gift:

  • Available wherever DVDs are sold
  • Won’t rot your child’s teeth
  • Reasonably priced
  • Provides lasting entertainment
  • You won’t have to pick it up and throw it away! ….

Like ten minutes later..most of that Valentines Day plastic junk ends up in the trash shortly after my kids get a hold of it. Those hearts that sing, and cute little wind up toys have no chance with a 20 month old running around.

Here are some features of this perfect Valentine’s Day DVD:

SpongeBob SquarePants: To Love A Patty

Experience the love between SpongeBob and the most perfect Patty he’s ever cooked as he tries to say good-bye to it in “To Love a Patty.” Enjoy this and six other fun and heart-warming episodes on this special SpongeBob SquarePants DVD.

DVD SRP: $16.99

Special Features:
·       Original Animatic: “To Love a Patty”
·       Karaoke Music Video

We were able to receive a copy of this item to review, and giveaway! I have to say it has certainly been keeping my three kids entertained! It is a better gift than candy, and would make any young child smile!

Other Nickelodeon Valentine’s Day DVD suggestions for kids are:

Lalaloopsy: Friends are Sew Special! (ALL-NEW – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 4, 2014):
Nickelodeon’s newest adventure may be the most loving yet! These magical “Lala’s” are all very different but have one thing in common- the love they have for each other!

DVD SRP: $16.99

…..and can’t forget the lovable Dora!

Dora the Explorer: Dora Loves Boots:
The bond of friendship is strong between best friends Dora and Boots. Celebrate this loving season with three exciting Dora the Explorer adventures.

DVD SRP: $16.99

Special Features: N/A

Guess what? We get to giveaway a copy of this DVD!! Stay tuned for a flash giveaway later today!!

Take Better Pictures with Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop Deluxe #Review

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Take Better Pictures with Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop Deluxe #Review

Lightscoop Deluxe Take Better Pictures with Professor Kobres Lightscoop Deluxe #Review As a blogger who frequently photographs food, sometimes I need to enlist the help of artificial light, and my white box. However, for some dishes, I seek more colors, and different textures so a white box is not always helpful. Since it started to get darker earlier, I was having a difficult time capturing my dishes in their best light. Then things changed when I received my Lightschoop Deluxe by Professor Kobre.

Lightscoop Deluxe  Take Better Pictures with Professor Kobres Lightscoop Deluxe #Review To be honest, I cannot say I use flash a lot on my dslr because I hardly ever turn the dial to that setting. I am not a fan of the flash mode, and prefer to shoot my subjects, reviews, and food in the most natural light possible. After witnessing the difference in a fellow blogger’s images I asked her what her new secret was, and she said she purchased a Lightscoop. I was so intrigued by the simple, yet clearly effective product that I asked the company for a review.

Light Scoop Deluxe image Take Better Pictures with Professor Kobres Lightscoop Deluxe #Review When my Lightscoop Deluxe arrived, I was so surprised by its simplicity, and extremely compact size. It is actually pretty much just a tiny clip on mirror that easily fits onto your camera. It is very easy to adjust, put on, and even remove with no tools required.

You simply slide the Lightscoop Deluxe onto your camera’s hot shoe mount, and adjust the mirror’s angle to bounce the flash off the ceiling. The Lightscoop Deluxe also has different color mirrors that can be purchased to add cool color effects to photos. These are easily switched on an off the Lightscoop Deluxe arm by pulling off the current mirror, which is held on by a magnet, and poping on another mirror.

When you’re finished using the Lightscoop Deluxe, it simply slides back off of your camera’s mount. It can be folded up for storage, and fits perfectly into my camera bag.

Baby Back Ribs without lightscoop Take Better Pictures with Professor Kobres Lightscoop Deluxe #Review

Ribs before using the Lightscoop

So how does the Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop Deluxe actually work?

First off, it’s not going to work wonders for you directly out of the box. You’re going to need to switch your camera to manual mode. It helps to have experience with working in your camera’s manual mode, because it takes some fine tuning to get the perfect shot.

We use a Nikon D3100, so we needed to set our camera to spot metering as our metering method. There are a good set of instructions on www.lightscoop.com/lightscoop_deluxe_info.html, to help you get started. These starting points make it pretty simple to fine tune your settings based on your environment.

baby back ribs Take Better Pictures with Professor Kobres Lightscoop Deluxe #Review

Ribs after using the Lightscoop

Overall, we had great results using the Lightscoop Deluxe! It allows for brighter, clearer photos, without the washout or concentrated light effects that the standard flash can give. Just remember that you need to use manual mode with the Lightscoop Deluxe and play around with your settings to get things just right before taking your photos. If you own a DSLR, you should be taking advantage of fine tuning your photos anyhow. The Lightscoop Deluxe can really bring your photos to life, just be patient!

ALPHIE THE SQUID: A Cool Ocean Exploration Game for Kids, is Now FREE thru Jan 6th!

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ALPHIE THE SQUID: A Cool Ocean Exploration Game for Kids, is Now FREE thru Jan 6th!

Alphie ALPHIE THE SQUID: A Cool Ocean Exploration Game for Kids, is Now FREE thru Jan 6th! If there is one thing my kids could probably do all day, it would be to play games. My 4, and 6 year old girls LOVE spending quality time on their tablets, and our iPads. With careful supervision, I allow my girls time to play educational, and fun games, and apps that allow them to use their mind, which helps to stimulate their growing brains. Playing interactive games like Alphie the Squid  has helped my girls to become better problem solvers. It has also helped them to explore colorful sea creatures under the deep blue sea.

If you are looking for a FREE game for your children (now until January 6th), you MUST check out Alphie the Squid. This is not your average free game that has poor graphics, and little storyline. This game is so vivid, and beautiful that it is really giving my kid’s favorite movie, “Finding Nemo a run for its money! We have the second latest iPad model, and the colors of Alphie the Squid really pop with the screen’s retina display!

The point of Alphie the Squid is to help Alphie grow and thrive. That means keeping him away from the scary sharks. My girls were a little frightened by the sharks, but they welcomed the friends that Alphie finds on his adventure!

shark encounter ALPHIE THE SQUID: A Cool Ocean Exploration Game for Kids, is Now FREE thru Jan 6th!Game description

Rated 4.5 stars in the App Store, Alphie the Squid  is a unique ocean exploration game that follows the journey of wide-eyed and cute baby squid as he ventures into the depths of the ocean. Using the natural talents of the legendary giant squids, Alphie hunts, camouflages, and hypnotizes in order to fight sea creatures on a quest to become king of the ocean.
Featured as “New & Noteworthy” in 36 countries, this game is accessible for both adults and children. Even as an adult, I find it to be very relaxing and addictive. I love the anything nautical, and bright so this game is right up my alley! I also love the fact that it is safe for my children to immerse themselves in.
glow in dark ALPHIE THE SQUID: A Cool Ocean Exploration Game for Kids, is Now FREE thru Jan 6th!As mentioned earlier, Alphie the Squid is usually just $2.99 in the App Store, but now-January 6th, you can get it for FREE!! I cannot stress how amazing this game is and hope all my readers will take full advantage of this AMAZING limited time offer!
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