Don’t you hate when you are on the road or working and try to stream video on-line of your favorite tv show or live sports broadcast? I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to watch the Masters on-line and get frustrated because the video is bad or you wait for so much time for the video to load. How would you like to have complete control of your cable or satellite box while you are away from the house? It doesn’t matter where you are as long as you have a wi-fi connection or 3G or 4G cellular signal (data rates apply) for the Slingbox 350! This is complete high definition video (depending on wi-fi/cellular connection) on your smartphone or tablet. You have complete control of your TV box like you were sitting on your couch. The great thing about this is if you are traveling you can still watch your local sports teams! You also have the ability to watch your recorded shows if you have a DVR. The video quality is great and there is very little refresh time! Simply connect your Slingbox to your cable or satellite box, then connect to your internet router and you are ready to go! I have people all around me trying to watch my video signal as they are struggling to watch their streaming video. Check out which Slingbox is right for you at www.slingbox.com.
I am posting this blog LIVE FROM TITLE TOWN!!! For those of you who follow me or have read my column in various magazines, you know I am a HUGE Boston sports fan! Needless to say I am ecstatic that my Boston Red Sox are World Champions once again!
Here is some really good news for Red Sox Fans! My friends at Louisville Slugger will bring the World Series Bat Hunt to the Greater Boston Area on Sunday, Nov. 2 in order to help Red Sox fans celebrate their victory.
These are not just your typical souvenir! Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball®, has been making baseball bats for 129 years and has made bats for players in every World Series® since the very first fall classic in 1903!!
Louisvill Slugger will hide 31 Red Sox World Series Champions 2013 Commemorative Bats around the city, and fans should follow Slugger on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to get clues to find the bats. Like Louisville Slugger on Facebook and follow @SluggerNation on Twitter and Instagram for clues to find your very own Red Sox World Series Champions 2013 Commemorative Louisville Slugger Bat. You can also follow on Twitter by searching and tagging #wsbathunt.
With 8 Championships from Boston Sports teams this decade, this is one of the most exciting promotions I have seen (other than the Championship Ring raffle). This should be a great day in Boston and 31 lucky fans will have these bats courtesy of Louisville Slugger!
If you are not one of the lucky 31 who find a Championship Bat in Boston, they can be purchased at www.sluggergifts.com! Good Luck Boston!!
Want a chance to win one of these bats from Gotta Have Gadget? Visit my contest page! http://www.gottahavegadget.com/contest-page/
Infosonics introduces the verykool® s470 Black Pearl. This is a pretty fast phone for only a 1.2 GHZ Quad Core Processor. With the latest Android OS 4.2 operating system it was able to handle all the apps I downloaded and ran. One of the key factors when buying a phone for me is battery life and I was able to run the phone pretty much all day with moderate usage. It has the ability to accept Dual Sim cards which is great for international travel and is priced under $250 unlocked! Being unlocked, this GSM phone can work with AT&T, T-Mobile and TracFone which gives you the opportunity to have a no contract smartphone. For all this phone has to offer head over to http://www.verykool.net/Products/s470!
EA and EA Sports never cease to amaze me! Every year I ask myself, why by yet another hockey game and every year I’m glad I did. In addition to the amazing graphics, the game play gets better and better. I have been playing the NHL games by EA Sports for 23 years. I was actually very excited that NHL ’14 has a NHL ’94 Anniversary edition to bring back the days I used to play on my Sega system for hours.
What I really liked about this game was the tutorial that helps me perfect my game. Each year there is a new feature or two that I never know about until some kid on-line uses a move on me and leaves my jock-strap on the ice! The tutorial helped me quickly dominate in not only my skating ability, but line changes and to protect myself when it’s time to drop the gloves!
Some of the highlights to the ’14 version has to be the upgraded collision physics meaning bigger and badder hits, the all new “Enforcer” Engine, and the one-touch dekes.
Ever want to know what it is like being a hockey star? You can now live the life of a hockey star both on and off the ice. Decisions you make and how you talk can affect how your fans, GM and family feel about you.
The realism of this game is amazing. I play on a 72 inch TV and people have walked into my living room saying, “I didn’t know the Bruins were playing now!” When I tell them it is a video game they are blown away. Want to see more, visit them online at http://www.easports.com/nhl/nhl14.
When my family travels, we end up packing a medical case that would give any visiting doctor a run for their money! Finally we found products that work fast and don’t take up a lot of space in your luggage and are convenient enough that you can keep plenty in your glove box or golf bag. UrgentRx offers power packs for over the counter medications. Upset stomach, Aspirin, aches & pains, allergy, heart burn and even headache packs are available via their powder pack. As soon as you have any of the above symptoms, just rip open the pack and pour the fast-dissolving flavored powder pack into your mouth. Raspberry, cherry, lemon-lime are just a few of the flavors available. Keep a few packs with you where ever you go. Visit them at www.urgentrx.com to see all their products. Another Gotta Have Gadget for travel is SmartMouth Mouthwash (www.smartmouth.com). I’ll be honest; when I am on vacation I eat and drink far too much crap. What I really like about SmartMouth Mouthwash is it lasts for 12 hours! That means I use it once in the morning and once before bedtime and I know I will have fresh breath for the entire trip. It’s nice not waking up with morning breath and having to run into the bathroom to brush your teeth. With their on-the-go packs they are perfect for travel as they don’t take up a lot of space and you don’t have to worry about them spilling in your luggage. Not only did this find the way into my luggage it is now a staple in my bathroom.
OK, I’ll admit it! When I first watched this video I thought it was a Saturday Night Live Spoof! All I could think of was the famous Schweddy Balls video with Alec Baldwin. Once I realized this was a real product, I thought, “You know what, that makes sense!” Let’s face it, a long car ride or sitting all day, no guy wants sweaty balls. I’ve given Fresh Balls to several of my friend for their 50th birthday and of course everyone laughs. Then a day or two later, I get an e-mail asking where I got this because it really does work. I will spare you the pictures…lol! Fresh balls goes on as a cream but quickly dries as a powder without the mess. Let’s face it; there is no delicate way to talk about fresh balls except to say that it works! For women, Fresh Body makes Fresh Breast! Hey, I kid you not! I’ll be happy to help to see if Fresh Breast really works! Its taboo, its fresh and it works! Check them out for yourself at www.freshbody.com!
A cool little gadget I found is called the iprop™. The iprop is a universal tablet stand. It is soft and infinitely adjustable because it reminds me of a small beanbag chair for my iPad. The flexibility allows this to be used on flat or uneven surfaces. It works with your iPad, iPhone, Motorola, Sharp, BlackBerry and every other manufacture of a tablet or phone. It is perfect to use on the airplane tray, or on your lap in the backseat! The design is so simple but effective and even held my iPad without removing the hard-shell case. Check out the iprop™ for yourself at www.dockem.com!
I truly wish Oral-B made a toothbrush like this when I was younger. As I get older in life, one of my regrets is that I didn’t take better care of my teeth when I was growing up. I have been a fan of Oral-B using their round Professional Care Smart Series toothbrush. So when I received the Oral-B Deep Sweep toothbrush to test I was excited to try it out. I will have to say after my first use I was a big fan. Oral-B is currently running a “Wow” campaign and I will have to say I am honestly wowed!
What makes this toothbrush different than others is it has three unique cleaning zones. I know what you are saying, “Does this really make a difference?” I can tell you first hand, “YES!” My mouth feels cleaner and when I rinse I can actually see a difference as well. It actually seems easier to get to my back teeth and tough areas in my mouth. I have asked myself if it is time to upgrade from time to time and I can honestly say, “yes it is”.
Like most items technology continues to get better and better, this is also true for tooth care. If we go back to the days when I was younger there was one toothbrush and that was it. Oral-B has always been a leader in this field and I would recommend the Deep Sweep Triaction as a Gotta Have Gadget.
Check it out today at www.wowexperiment.com! You will see videos from others who have said, “WOW”!
There are apps for everything! For me, I have over 5 Disney apps on my iPhone, one for wait times, one for hours and one to let me know where I am LOL. That means when I am at a Disney park my phone is on constantly! I do chuckle around 5 or 6:00pm when I hear people talking about turning their phones off, or when I see people battling for a power outlet to get a quick charge on their phones.
Around 5 or 6:00pm I still have 100% battery life thanks to two great products. PowerSkin and Odoyo manufacture cell phone cases with a built in spare battery giving you the power you need throughout the entire day and extra magic hours!
Odoyo (www.ODOYOusa.com) gives you options for the extra battery life based on your usage. For heavy iPhone users like myself, I use the Power+Shell EX- Saturn which features a built-in 2200mAh high capacity rechargeable battery! That is far more powerful than the standard 1440mAh battery in the iPhone 5. In addition to the extended battery life, the Power+Shell EX-Saturn also protects your iPhone. A cool little feature is it’s “kickstand” that allows you to watch videos or movies hands free.
The PowerSkin (www.power-skin.com) has a thinner design and features a 1500 mAh battery. I have been using the PowerSkin for years with my iPhone 4 (http://gottahavegadget.com/powerskin/) and was extremely happy to see some upgrades for the iPhone 5. The 1500mAh battery gives you up to 70% more talk time and standby Time.
So if you are a heavy cell phone user or even a casual cell phone user these cases will cut down your search for power for that late afternoon charge! Both units have a micro-usb charger that charges both the case and phone at the same time. In addition to the iPhone cases, each manufacturer offers a variety of cases for other manufacturers. Both the Odoyo and PowerSkin live up to the name of a Gotta Have Gadget
Do you run in the Disney Marathon, walk at lunch or even run/walk on a treadmill? Heck, if you do any type of exercise the Denon Exercise Freak Bluetooth headset is for you! I walk every day at lunch (I call it “getting my Disney legs) and one thing I hated was as I was listening to my iPod at least once during my walk I would swing my arms and pull the earphones out of my ears or disconnect my iPod. I was very excited to find a wireless Bluetooth headset that sounds great and allowed me to “cut the cord”. I can now walk freely and not have to worry about how I carry my iPod/iPhone , MP3 player or other Bluetooth device. The Denon Exercise Freak is not just for exercise, it’s perfect for that flight to Orlando or even doing housework! One of the best features of this Gotta Have Gadget is you can control the volume or even take a phone call while wearing them. They are extremely comfortable and designed to resist sweat. The behind the ear design keeps the earpiece in place even through the most intense workout! Heck what could be better than running a Disney Marathon while listening to Pirate Radio to keep you motivated and going! Right now Denon is offering a rebate toward your purchase of the Exercise Freak Headphones. Check them out at http://usa.denon.com/us/Pages/Home.aspx.