In Search of iPhone 6 Accessories

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I did it - I bit the bullet and ordered the iPhone 6.  Last week I was in my local Apple retailer getting my iPhone 5 battery replaced after Apple FINALLY announced that there were issues with certain iPhone5 batteries.  And because I love shiny new toys, I couldn't help but check out the iPhone 6.  The customer service girl was all to happy to … [Read more...]

Kindle Fire: Best Tablet & E-Reader Option for Kids

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We're definitely a Kindle family and I haven't been shy about sharing my love of our family Kindles. My last Kindle-related post was last month about stealing my kids' Paperwhite.  I can feel a little less guilty about it now that we also have a Kindle Fire for the kids. We got the Kindle Fire thanks to Staples and it's great that they now each … [Read more...]

That Time I Totally Stole My Kid’s Kindle {Kindle Paperwhite}

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Technically, our new Kindle Paperwhite is supposed to be a back to school product for our family.  I received an email pitching me on the benefits of the Kindle as a back to school essential (there are many!) and thought, hey, this is awesome for us!  It came in the mail, but as I started playing with it, I have to totally come clean and tell you … [Read more...]

New LEGO Ninjago 3DS Game: LEGO Ninjago Nindroids

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If you happen to have any LEGO Ninjago fans in your house, you won't want to miss the news for the latest game - LEGO Ninjago Nindroids.  It's available for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Playstation Vita.  The game is based on the first five episodes of the new LEGO Ninjago Rebooted TV show.  There's more than 30 action packed levels and players … [Read more...]

Things that Rock About Having Apple TV

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Am I the last person with an iPhone to get Apple TV?  It's possible I am, and that this point is gonna be a "duh" to the rest of you Apple users.  But somehow I missed the boat on Apple TV.  Of course I knew that it was.  But I didn't really see that I needed it.  Another technology device in my house?  No thanks. Yah, I have a MacBook, iPhone … [Read more...]

Best IceBreaker Game: Heads Up! (99 Cent App)

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A friend of the family intro'd me to this game a couple of weeks ago.  Heads Up! is actually the brain child of Ellen DeGeneres and is a world of fun for only a buck.  It's an app for your phone and it's a lot like Headbandz if you have played that game before.  Basically you have some clues that the guesser can't see - they come up on cards on the … [Read more...]

Tiggly Shapes – Toddler Interactive iPad Toys

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Tiggly Shapes are awesome! My three year daughter Fiona absolutely loves playing with my "hi-pad" so when we received toys that are interactive with her favorite gadget, she was pretty excited. The set came with a felt storage bag containing four shapes - circle, square, triangle and star as well as three free apps to download. Anyone can download … [Read more...]

The Google Nexus 7 from Staples: A Side-by-Side Comparison with the iPad

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A fun one I've been testing out lately is this Google Nexus 7 from Staples ($229.00 with free shipping). It's a smaller tablet - the display is a 7" but I actually kinda dig the small size of it.  Don't get me wrong, I do love my iPad but I've come to appreciate having the Google Nexus too BECAUSE of the size.  Not only is it smaller but it's much … [Read more...]

Minecraft T-Shirts on BIG Sale at Kohls.com!

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Happened to notice that these Minecraft t-shirts at Kohls.com are now on sale - we paid full price a few weeks ago!  My kids get comments ALL. THE. TIME when they are wearing these.  Just yesterday in Hershey, Nate had one of his tees on and apparently some kid in line said to him, "dude, do you even hear me talking to you?  I'm talking to you … [Read more...]