by Nina Pena on May 22nd, 2013
Last year I got an intuit card swipe that connects via 3.5 mm jack to my iPhone for my CCFA SF funding raising. It was a bit of a hassle. It directed all payments to a credit card they send you; after fees and energy wasted I stopped using it. I don’t believe people have time to redirect funds from a credit card to a bank account.
I noticed allot of businesses around my area were using the Square Register. I had to check it out for the 2013 SF CCFA walk.
Signing up is easy and the square card reader is free. I decided to sign up under the “Team Nincompoops Take Steps Walk” so that those who donate get an email receipt with that exact title. After signing up and entering my banking information within 7 days I had my new square.
by Nina Pena on May 15th, 2013
Happy Web Wednesday! For 5 years I have used Vista Print for business cards and costumed made shirts till I found ooshirts.com. My mind was blown by the customer experience. For a large quantity and low cost this website is it!
Ordering personalized products online is one sided. Once your receive the confirmation it’s a waiting game to see if your graphics translated well to the product once delivered.
ooshirts has a unique option where you can consult with a graphics artist for free before you place the order. The usability on the site is also simple; designing t-shirts at a low cost is amazing. I was toying with putting a QR code on my shirt for the walk I do annually for CCFA.org. The graphics artist worked with me to configure it to a better resolution and reconfigured it to a high resolution file. I decided to go with a plain pattern for Team Nincompoops without the QR code simply because less is more for a non-profit organization and it’s economically sound.
I should be receiving Team Nincompoops shirts a week before our Take Steps Walk on 6.8.13 for CCFA.org. Given their customer service experience I am confident on their quality and looking forward to my team shirts! For any non-profit or large company event I suggest ooshirts for their customer service experience alone.
by Nina Pena on May 14th, 2013
The Waka Waka is a solar powered device that charges your batteries for any phone with a USB charger in under 2 hours, while still providing hours of solar light. The Waka Waka is the first solar product that cutegeek has reviewed that benefits a non-profit organization,the Waka Waka foundation.
by Nina Pena on May 8th, 2013
It’s NBA playoffs time! If it’s not obvious I am a Spurs fan; I’m a born and raised Texan. For all those with a smart phone with Google play or iPhone owners the NBA app from Sprint is such an awesome app (I believe as of now only Sprint customers have access to this app).
NBA app keeps you updated on the score, schedule, league rosters, standings, and video highlights. The app also plays audio of the games just in case you are on the road or not near a TV.
I have had the NBA app for a while now and sometimes when watching the game I test it’s accuracy and it’s always dead on. The app also has a notification alert just in case you can’t listen or watch.
For those with an iPhone or a phone with Google play you can download the NBA app for free. If your into Basketball you should definitely check out this app.
GO SPURS GO!!!!! Sorry Warriors
by Nina Pena on May 7th, 2013
As a reminder Mother’s day is on Sunday, May 12th and Mother’s day for Mexico is May 10th. Mother’s day isn’t just flowers anymore; mom’s enjoy the current technology as well (how else do they stay in touch with their children in a world of social media and smartphones)?
Below are some product ideas to geek up your mom or geek up your wife (on behalf of the kids) for Mother’s day.
Kate Spade Tech Accessories: The iPhone 5 Floral Picnic Wristlet and the Deborah Dot iPad Folio
I was going through the mall yesterday and noticed that Kate Spade had some pretty fun spring tech accessories. I went online and checked out their tech section further and found these really cute accessories for your iPad or iPhone. These two designs caught my eye but they also have several options on the Kate Spade website (and they offer free shipping).
The navy iPhone 5 Floral Picnic Wristlet retails for $70.00 and the Deborah Dot iPad Folio (cover) retails for $85.00 on their website. If your working on a budget they also have some pretty cute cases that are less expensive that are located under the “Tech Accessories” tab.
by Nina Pena on May 1st, 2013
It’s Web Wednesday and I have a link and insights on Apps/ Websites that will help you in one way or another.
I just recently found out about http://www.glasses.com/. Yes I am geek to the core; my vision is laughable so until I do laser surgery I invest in cute glasses. Check out glasses.com and they have a 50% sale going on with limited days left. If you already have your prescription this is an easy way to stock up on some new summer glasses!
There is an app called Moves that I just found out about. Have you ever wondered the commute from point A to point B? Moves is a free app that records any walking, cycling and running plus shows when you commute on public transportation. The app is always on and will track your movements if it’s in your pocket or bag (or purse).
This app is also perfect when you may have left you card at a restaurant during a fun night; it’s the high tech version of retracing your steps. It truly is an automatic diary of your life if you will. It’s your daily trajectory and where you land throughout the day…I feel like my phone is stalking me but in a good way.
Waze is an amazing GPS traffic and navigation app for commuting real time. It’s a community-based traffic and navigation app. Where you can join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road information like lane closures. For this app I recommend dashboard holders for your car since it’s to the minute and it’s just not safe fiddling with your phone while driving on the 101. Great App though! My only concern is what happens if your Waze buddies cut you off on the 101?
by Nina Pena on April 4th, 2013
Spring is the time of year to get rid of last years fashion and move forward with today’s latest trends for the geeky dude in your life (significant other, brothers, or etc.). I know at cutegeek we normally write about products for females but this is one of those gifts that is for him but really for you. After all there is nothing better then a well dressed geek!
Ladies I introduce you to the First Edition Jeans w/ I/O Pocket by I/O Denim. What makes I/O Denim chic and geeky is the sleek I/O pocket for your iPhone 4 or the Galaxy 3. The day of hooking your smartphone on your belt is over; sorry men but that is a HUGE fashion no no.
The First Edition Jeans w/ I/O Pocket are $115.00 which is reasonably priced for men’s jeans; I should know I grew up with all boys and also married. Cutegeekers looking to spruce up any dudes wardrobe should can locate them here; they come in various denim colors and sizes.
As we all know women are the major decision makers of the household and these jeans are approved by this fashionista! If only they made them for ladies…oh wait that is what is purse is for I guess? Hint hint to the designers at I/O Denim!
by Nina Pena on April 3rd, 2013
Since the birth of Social Media your online Google reputation is becoming more and more important especially when applying for a job or if you’re a blogger like myself. The kind folks at Reputation Changer set up an interview for me with the President of Reputation Changer, Michael Zammuto, for a demo of the website which helps you moderate your potential online google threats. Currently Reputation Changer is rated the industry’s #1 Online Reputation Management service by TopSEOs.com. Michael guided me through the website showing me the importance of each tab and how the dashboard worked. It was a brief call and I was curious to create my own account because it’s just not a proper review without me testing it out.
by Nina Pena on March 26th, 2013
It’s that time again to spring forward and update your accessories with fun new colors not just PINK! Whether your celebrating Easter or Spring time here are some cool products to check out.
I had the chance to review unique new colors of iPhone 5 cases, ear buds, special edition spring color think putty and Toddy cloth for your iPad and iPhones.
I love me some high quality ear buds. Wicked earbuds have been my favorite since CES 2009. I remember going to the both as a young cutegeeker drawn to their unique design but the sound quality has always been amazing especially the base …if only I didn’t break them all throughout the years.
Wicked did a fabulous job on these Wicked Green Jawbreaker earbuds. Great green spring color with a mic incorporated flawlessly and makes you stand out from the “white cords” (you know what I’m talking about). You can get these from most online stores and run about $19.99.
by Radiris Diaz on March 19th, 2013
Got happiness? Do you really? If you do – woohoo! Go give some away. It’s free, contagious and fat-free, who would deny some? If you don’t have some, go find some quickly!!
Out of the many decisions you make today, I’ll ask that you choose happiness. Choose happiness instead of an attitude, a criticism, or complaint. Choose happiness and hold on tight to it, as you start your day, and compile your to-do-lists. Just choose it over other feelings that aren’t as cool to feel, like stress or anxiety – tell them they need to find their own day.