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SanDisk iXpand iPhone & iPad Storage Device

Send Your Teen To School With SanDisk Memory From Best Buy

Best Buy disclaimerBest Buy is our go-to store when for electronics, gadgets, and peripherals which are about the only type of product I don’t prefer to shop online for.   I’m like a kid in a candy store at Best Buy.  Not too long ago Madelyn noticed I was stressed asked if I’d like to go to a fun place like Best Buy.    Whether it was because she wanted something from the store or she was really trying to help me didn’t come up because I said yes and we took off.

While we were there, among other fun and shiny gadgets, we saw a section of SanDisk products surrounded by parents with their school-age children. SD Cards, or some type of digital media storage device, are mandatory for most students these days.  My son uses an SD card to store and transfer research papers he writes on a school computer to an iPad to work on at home.

I use SanDisk’s iXpand, to store and move photos from my iPhone to my computer or iPad as well as to anyone else’s computer who might want the photos I’ve taken on my phone.   No more having to text or email 25+ photos!  The SanDisk iXpand is a long overdue, must-have storage and transfer device for iPhone and iPad enthusiasts!

For iPhone, iPad, PC, and Mac: iXpand
SanDisk iXpand iPhone & iPad Storage Device

SanDisk products deliver industry-leading performance and reliability.   Whether you need memory for your professional-grade camera or a point-and-shoot SD card or microSD cards, you’ll find a SanDisk SD card or memory device that meets your needs.   SanDisk SD cards are also designed to meet the security, capacity, performance, and environmental requirements of next generation devices—because your stories span generations and your memory solutions should too.  Capture more fast action, record more 4K Ultra HD and Full HD video, AND Transfer speeds up to 60MB/s for smartphones, tablets and action cameras.

There is a difference in the way SD cards work.   Characteristics of an SD card include security of data on the card, photo quality, and transfer speed, off of which are things to consider when buying an SD card.

Best Buy helps customers find the right SanDisk memory storage with their SanDisk Brand Store Once you arrive at the Best Buy SanDisk Brand Store page, choose the type of device you need memory storage for on the left side of the screen.  Compatible memory storage devices for your device will load on the page.   When I chose ‘for mobile phones’ I was presented with microSD card options.


For Android Smartphones and Tablets: SanDisk microSD CardSanDisk MicroSD Card

Thin and light computing devices, tablets, and smartphones demand the compact form factors of SanDisk microSD cards.  My son started using a SanDisk microSD card when his tablet began running sluggishly.  He moved all his music and photos off his tablet onto a SanDisk microSD™ after learning that if he offloaded some of the music and photos to a storage device, his tablet would perform better.  His tablet starting running smoother instantly.   SanDisk microSD™ cards give your smartphone or tablet a more responsive camera function and smoother media playback.

Whether you want more storage for your phone or a card that makes it easy to shoot high-resolution video on the go, you can choose the way you want to add fast, reliable data storage with capacity options from 4GB to 200GB.

For Android Smartphones & Tablets: SanDisk Dual USB MicroUSB Flash Drive

SanDisk Dual USB MicroUSB Flash Drive


If you own an iPhone and iPad you’ll want to buy the SanDisk iXpand and if you own Android devices you’ll want a SanDisk Micro USB/USB 3.0 Flash Drive.   On one end of each of these devices is a lightning adapter or micro USB respectively.  The other end is where the standard USB is which you can insert into any standard USB port resulting in the transfer of photos and other files from device-to-device.

Visit the Best Buy website to learn which SanDisk memory card is right for you!



Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

Gift Guide: Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones + Giveaway!

There’s still time to get these in time for a Christmas or New Year’s gift! Order Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel In-ear Headphones on Amazon.com with your Prime account and get free 2-day shipping!

Gone are the days when earphones with a price point of less than $100 are expected to not provide deep bass and great sound.   Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones are the answer to many-a-teens request this Christmas with their affordable price of just $49, bass boosting sound, 360˚ rotating eartip, and in-line volume and microphone controls.

Music is likely your teen’s energy for life.   Listening to podcasts gets me through long days whether it’s while I work, while doing laundry, or waiting in the carpool line.  My 15-year-old son gets his chores done quicker when he listens to music while doing chores or yard work, just like you and I might burn more calories if we listen to our favorite jams from the 80’s while working out.  🙂  SonicFuel™ headphones are specifically designed for active, daily use, to power your teen forward by delivering extraordinary comfort, style and an immersive listening experience that never sounds artificial, processed or filtered. Just pure sonic goodness for the high-octane tempo of your life.

Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

The ATH-CKX5iS SonicFuel in-ear headphones feature stay-in-place fit, providing unique comfort in addition to optimal sound. The C-tip configuration nestles within the ear where it locks in place for extra stability. A 360˚ rotating eartip adjusts to the unique angle of your ear canal for personalized fit and improved sound isolation.

You can adjust the size and fit to your ear, making a HUGE difference when it comes to comfort and sound quality.   The ATH-CKX5iS headphones offer 4 different size eartips (XS, S, M, L), and three c-tips (S, M, L) for a customized fit designed to stay in place, no matter what you’re doing.   The unique eartips rotate a full 360° to automatically align with the angle of your ear canal, directing the sound towards your inner ear to avoid pressure and discomfort, while the c-tips fit the curvature of your ear for maximum stability.

Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

Thanks to an in-line microphone and controller, the ATH-CKX5iS headphones function as an extension of your or your child’s smartphone allowing you to quickly answer a call, then return to your music.  No more excuse for not answering your call or text while your teen is listening to music!

If you, your partner, or your child love listening to music, podcasts, and being able to talk on your smartphone without holding the phone to your ear for a long period of time, Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones are a perfect fit for you!

Win Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones!

We are giving a lucky reader Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones! Entries accepted December 23, 2014 through 9:30am January 5, 2015. U.S. residents over 18 years of age may enter. Prize will not be shipped to a P.O. Box. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The winner will be randomly chosen by noon January 6, 2015 and will be notified via email. Winner must respond within 24 hours to claim his/her prize.

Purchase Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones on Amazon.com or check your local Best Buy for availability.

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Baby video monitor

3 Must-Have Gadgets for New Moms

Technology can be a wonderful learning tool for your child – Not only can they learn, they can show off their creative abilities, play games, and have fun with the plethora of new games, apps, and accessories made especially for kids. Not only does Griffin put out great kid-friendly products for the iPad, but also includes great accessories for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are a few of my favorite Griffin iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch accessories.


3 Griffin iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Accessories for Kids

Technology can be a wonderful learning tool for your child – Not only can they learn, they can show off their creative abilities, play games, and have fun with the plethora of new games, apps, and accessories made especially for kids. Not only does Griffin put out great kid-friendly products for the iPad, but also includes great accessories for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Here are a few of my favorite Griffin iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch accessories.

5 Gadgets That Will Help Busy Moms

5 Gadgets that will Help Busy Moms

Next to her family, the most precious thing in a busy mom’s life is time. Devices that help moms organize their lives better and help them save time are indispensable. Below are five relatively inexpensive time-saving gadgets that every busy mom will love.


Alicia Hagan, Editor

Pop Art 5-in-1 Toy Story Tasty Baker review

We LOVE pancakes.. OK, I LOVE pancakes.
Tim and Sebastian like chocolate chip pancakes and Madelyn doesn’t like pancakes, but loves eggs.
So, you can imagine that weekend mornings are fun around here.  I usually have the pancake griddle and a skillet out for the eggs, but this week I made regular pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, AND eggs in our new Pop Art Toy Story 5-in-1 Tasty Baker.

How cute are these little Toy Story pancakes?

We recently went on a trip to a lodge in Kentucky for a few days and nights and I brought the Pop Art Toy Story 5-in-1 Tasty Baker with us.   With 3 kids under 4 years old and my  10 year old, the Tasty Baker was a huge hit!   I thought I would use it once or twice during our vacation but I used it every day.

Here’s what I’ve made with the Pop Art Toy Story 5-in-1 Tasty Baker:

  • regular pancakes
  • chocolate chip pancakes – Sebastian’s favorite
  • blueberry pancakes – my favorite
  • eggs – Madelyn’s favorite

My cousin’s kids might have loved the Toy Story shapes as much as or more than the actual pancakes.   I use soy milk in my pancake recipe and some people are turned off by that.. I have to remind myself that most kids don’t know the difference though and assume that they loved them.  They sure gobbled them up!

The Tasty Baker can be wiped clean and includes a cleaning tool/brush to use on areas where the batter might stick.  It also comes with a batter scoop and an instruction manual.  It would be nice if the Tasty Baker came with removable nonstick plates so they could be handled and washed easier.

Pop Art Toy Story Tasty Baker

The 5-in-1 Tasty Baker is available in a Disney Princess version as well as a Mickey Mouse version.. and of course a standard version.

Toy Story 5-in-1 Tasty Baker bakes cakes, muffins, quickbreads, and more…it can even cook eggs (Madelyn loves ‘Alien eggs’) into 5 delicious, kid-friendly shapes: Buzz, Woody, Rex, Alien and Lotso.

You can buy the Pop Art Toy Story 5-in-1 Tasty Baker here at Amazon.com

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Disclosure: I received a Disney 5-in-1 Toy Story Tasty Baker from PopArtToasterStore.com for review. I did not receive any other compensation. This product review is based on my own personal experiences and is completely honest and objective.  Your experiences might not be the same.

Picture Keeper – makes saving and sharing your photographs a snap!

I just love this new gadget!  There is not a mom I know that couldn’t use a Picture Keeper.

The Picture Keeper is a flash drive with embedded software that you don’t have to download to your hard drive–you just plug it in and it finds and copies all of your image files! Have more than one computer?  You can use the same Picture Keeper for multiple computers, including a Mac and a PC!  I have a PC desktop and a Mac laptop and it’s great to know that Picture Keeper will work on both.

When all of your photographs are on the Picture Keeper, unplug it and store it in a safe place. If you have a digital photo frame, plug the Picture Keeper in for an instant slide show. Or take your Picture Keeper to the drug store to select and print photos from a kiosk. Every time you take new photos and download to your computer, just plug in the Picture Keeper and it will find the new or modified files and add only those!

For more information about Picture Keeper and to buy a 8GB or 16GB Picture Keeper visit the Picture Keeper website here.