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Crunchies 2015

by on January 29th, 2015

The Crunchies are cCrunchiesoming on February 5th! TechCrunch for the past 8 years has their Annual Crunchies Award Ceremony in DT San Francisco. The Crunchies are an awards ceremony recognizing start-ups and technology innovations of the year. Basically an evening of geeks appreciating geeks! I unfortunately can’t make it this year (last year was so much fun) but I am getting press updates of the awards ceremony.

Below are the categories:

Best Technology Achievement
Apple Pay (Related posts)
The Blockchain (Related posts)
Rosetta Mission’s Comet Landing (Related posts)
SpaceX Lateral Booster (Related posts)
Stella Solar-Powered Car (Related posts)

Best On-Demand Service
Hotel Tonight (Related posts)
Lyft (Related posts)
Postmates (Related posts)
Shyp (Related posts)
Uber (Related posts)

Best E-Commerce Application
Casper (Related posts)
Flipkart (Related posts)
Honest Company (Related posts)
Instacart (Related posts)
Warby Parker (Related posts)

Best Mobile Application
Acorns (Related posts)
Storehouse (Related posts)
Strava (Related posts)
Venmo (Related posts)
Yik Yak (Related posts)

Fastest-Rising Startup
Lending Club (Related posts)
Product Hunt (Related posts)
Reddit (Related posts)
Slack (Related posts)
Yik Yak (Related posts)

Best Health Startup
Fitbit (Related posts)
Misfit Wearables (Related posts)
Rise (Related posts)
Theranos (Related posts)
Zenefits (Related posts)

Best Design
1Password (Related posts)
Airbnb (Related posts)
Manual Camera App (Related posts)
Medium (Related posts)
Monument Valley (Related posts)

Best Bootstrapped Startup
Daring Fireball (Related posts)
Grammarly (Related posts)
MailChimp (Related posts)
Meadow (Related posts)
Techmeme (Related posts)

Best Enterprise Startup
CloudFlare (Related posts)
Docker (Related posts)
GitHub (Related posts)
OpenDNS (Related posts)
Slack (Related posts)

Best International Startup
Citymapper (Related posts)
EyeEm (Related posts)
Kik (Related posts)
Line (Related posts)
Spotify (Related posts)

Best Education Startup
AltSchool (Related posts)
ClassDojo (Related posts)
Coursera (Related posts)
Kano (Related posts)
Khan Academy (Related posts)

Best Hardware Startup
DJI (Related posts)
Fitbit (Related posts)
GoPro (Related posts)
Oculus VR (Related posts)
Xiaomi (Related posts)

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
BuzzFeed (Related posts)
Giphy (Related posts)
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Related posts)
Threes (Related posts)
Twitch (Related posts)

Biggest Social Impact
FireChat (Related posts)
Girls Who Code (Related posts)
Internet.org (Related posts)
Tim Cook’s Brick (Related posts)
Twitter (Related posts)

Angel of the Year
Cyan and Scott Banister (Related posts)
Ashton Kutcher (Related posts)
Alexis Ohanian (Related posts)
David Tisch (Related posts)
Kickstarter Backers of Oculus VR (Related posts)

VC of the Year
Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz) (Relatedposts)
Peter Fenton (Benchmark) (Related posts)
Jim Goetz (Sequoia Capital) (Related posts)
Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) (Related posts)
Peter Thiel (Founders Fund) (Related posts)

Founder of the Year
Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson and Serguei Mourachov (Slack) (Relatedposts)
John and Patrick Collison (Stripe) (Related posts)
Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos) (Related posts)
Brian Acton and Jan Koum (WhatsApp) (Related posts)
Mikkel Svane, Alexander Aghassipour and Morten Primdahl (Zendesk) (Related posts)

CEO of the Year
Marc Benioff (Salesforce.com) (Related posts)
Tim Cook (Apple) (Related posts)
Drew Houston (Dropbox) (Related posts)
Travis Kalanick (Uber) (Related posts)
Marissa Mayer (Yahoo) (Related posts)

Best New Startup of 2014
Bellhops (Related posts)
OnePlus (Related posts)
Product Hunt (Related posts)
Shyp (Related posts)
Slack (Related posts)

Best Overall Startup of 2014
GoPro (Related posts)
Snapchat (Related posts)
Stripe (Related posts)
Tinder (Related posts)
Uber (Related posts)

For those wanting to attend the Crunchies, you can purchase them here! Best of luck to all nominees!

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SXSW 2015 ATX

by on January 26th, 2015

SxSWI can’t believe almost a year ago I relocated to Austin and within a week had a day job DT and was covering SXSW for cutegeek. I have completed my press application for the interactive portion (March 13-17th) and hopefully they will also let me in for gaming as well.

If I don’t get my press pass I will get the guest pass and wing it- why not I live within walking distance from most places?!

This year I am excited to attend as an Austinite; I’ve definitely learned a thing or two since last year:-). For those attending SXSW and out of towners here are a few key things to keep in mind:

  1. People in Austin for the most part aren’t the best drivers; combine that with out of towners and downtown is a nightmare. Trying to find parking is worse. I suggest doing Taxi or public transportation
  2. The petty cabs do not go past Congress and Riverside…I learned this the hard way however I was happy to see Homeslice still open after that up hill hike
  3. Doing meet ups or events with clients outside the SXSW DT area will be your best bet when looking for a venue (SoCO/SoLa)
  4. Eat before- lines are ridiculous
  5. The weather always changes here- layers and maybe even an umbrella!

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CES 2015 Recap

by on January 20th, 2015

OllioIt’s over a week later and I still haven’t recovered from the CES cold or the back lash of emails “It was nice meeting you…I’d like to discuss a new business opportunity.” I HOWEVER truly had an amazing experience viewing new technology and geeking out! AND this was my first year attending Pepcom’s Digital Experience!!! In no particular order here are my favorite products of the all shows.

I attended a Sphero event to check out the Ollie the app-controlled robot driven by adrenaline. Much like my driving skills (I wouldn’t say I’m the best of the worst or the worst of the best) but I had my fun with the Ollie. As a proud Aunt I want my niece Journey to test this out (she is 6) since the tagline is “Programming isn’t easy, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to give kids a strong foundation. All you need is a Sphero.”Miposaur

Wowwee introduced the MiPosaur T-Rex interactive robot that has GestureSense technology and comes with an interactive TrackBall equipped with BeaconSense technology. I had fun throwing the trackball around and watching to two MiPs interact with it. As of now I am told there is Q3 2015 release and roughly just under $120.00 each. Click here for a video of me trying to play fetch with the robots!

10918511_10152741730269125_401527962_o (1)Short Circuit was one of my favorite movies as a kid (and the only time Steve Guttenburg was cool). When I met the Meccanoid G15 KS personal robot/ friend I wanted to take it home with meJ.  The Meccanoid G15 KS is a robot erector set that is an advanced open source Robotic Building platform from Meccano. Meccanoid can recognize more than 100 pre-programmed Voice Commands, says thousands of phrases, including: Jokes, Fun Facts, and Questions. It also plays games, initiates conversations—and it’ll even remembers your birthday- the list goes on and on!* To see the youtube video click here.

I always love a Kickstarter success story and for all the pet owners out there introducing the Petcube (one of the the most petcubesuccessful crowdfunding pet products in history)! Petcube keeps people connected with their pets via mobile app and also a Petcube Camera with an interactive pet monitor. I love my dog, Chloe the wonder dog, but I recently seem to be traveling and working more. I haven’t tried it yet but they are on their next batch coming in February 2015 for $199.00.

When I lived in SF I would see Google testing the self-driving car on highway 101. At the show Audi opens up their tag line a “new chapter” for the company introducing driver assistance systems in the new 2016 Audi Q7. The Audi Q7 has Predictive Efficiency Assistant and adaptive cruise control including congestion assistant and points the way towards upcoming piloted driving technology. A new Audi tablet is available that can be mounted onto the back of the driver and passenger seats respectively for rear seat entertainment as well as to operate MMI functions. It also has a new 3D sound experience offered by the available Bang & Olufson and Bose Surround Sound systems.**IMG_6568

DRONES! I didn’t get to play with any drones sadly but Parrot did have a strong presence and this little guy seemed to follow me around the showroom. I’m wondering if the guy flying it was checking out girls cleavage?

My all-time favorite product and for anyone that knows me won’t be shocked the Altec Lansing iMW575 LifeJacket Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. The LifeJacket ha10901548_10152741731574125_894090933_o (1)s voice confirmation, caller ID and an onboard microphone. The LifeJacket is IP67 Waterproof / Dustproof / Shockproof rated and wait for it…it floats! When we go to Lake Travis it never fails – the lake gods steal something every year (usually it’s my sunglasses). I honestly wonder how many sunglasses, cell phones, wedding rings, and anything else detachable is at the bottom of Lake Travis. A floating speaker is a dream come true for all us lake goers. But wait it gets better it has 16 hours of battery life and power bank capability you can remotely charge your smartphone anywhere. This is a summer must have and I hope to review it soon!

Unfortunately I had to cut my trip short and never made it to the LVCC showroom but to be fair all the best products were at Pepcom, Showstoppers and Unveiled. Stay tuned for more product reviews for 2015, I already have a few on the way!

*Specs Per the Meccano site

**Specs Per Audi site

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CES Unveiled 2015

by on January 12th, 2015

10927252_10152737502609125_1512138727_oThe 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show was in Las Vegas and happened January 6-9th. CES 2015 was indeed more innovative than I have seen in previous years and I believe it was the biggest turn out thus far! What a start to 2015! Go Geeks!

I arrived to Vegas on Sunday to attend the CES Unveiled and Start-up Debut press events. CES Unveiled is the official media event that has booths and demos of products before the show including 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honorees.stove

As I walked the event floor I was overwhelmed by the different types of electronics. Someone said I had a perma-smile while walking in-like a kid in a candy store!

Home:

  • Dacor and I had a funny introduction in 2013; after the Napa Valley Film Festival IQ Wall Oven I got texts all day that my food was ready from the Discovery™ iQ Oven. At Unveiled Dacor introduced the voice activation feature of their Discovery™ iQ series with a fully integrated Android tablet. Starting spring 2015, users will be able to control their Discovery™ iQ appliances through voice command on the Dacor iQ Remote App, remotely from anywhere they are connected. It also has the Discovery iQ Recipe Box which stores your online recipes directly to the range.

Smart Bracelet:

  • TyiaTyia blends a jewelry design with technology to create a useful but elegant accessory for all us women who need to stay connected 24/7. We have all been in a meeting or class which answering a text/call is inconsiderate to peers unless it’s an emergency. The Tyia bracelet synchronizes with the mobile app that helps you to stay on top of your calls, messages, calendar items, and reminders. The Tyia lets you increase the intensity and pattern of the vibration or color to know how important a notification is. Tyia wearers can decide what is important based on your personal settings.

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  • I got my first Misfit Shine activity tracker last March when I met the Misfit team at SXSW and immediately loved it! Since then they have introduced different colors for the shine, an array of sport and leather bands, and various other accessories. Misfit introduced their partnership with Swarovski with two new products: the clear Swarovski Shine with a brilliant crystal face and a violet Swarovski Shine which uses a patented “energy crystal” technology to power itself. This is the world’s first wireless activity and sleep monitor that utilizes an energy harvesting technology to enable it to never require charging or replacing of batteries. I hope to review this in 2015!

Smart Sports:

  • Since its basketball season (Go Spurs Go!) the 94Fifty SmaIMG_6513rt Sensor Basketball intrigued me. The 94Fifty Basketball is the world’s first smart basketball that measures any forces applied to it, full 360 degree view of the ball, and the player that moves it. I didn’t get a demo of this product so I hope to review this before NBA season is over!

 

 

Audio:

  • Anything that levitates catches my attention; I still wish there was a legit hover board like Back to the Future. The Axxess Air 2 is a Levitating BluetoothIMG_6518 Speaker that plays for 5 hours long, uses a USB charger, connectable via Bluetooth 4.0, hands free calling system, attachable to your refrigerator via magnet and 10m transmission distance. I’m not sure when it comes to market but definitely in 2015.

 

  • IMG_6486Urbanears unveiled it’s the first pair of wireless headphones; the Plattan ADV. It comes with a built in microphone, a swipe interface on the ear cup, bluetooth playback that will last roughly eight hours on a charge and recalls the last eight devices that have been paired. The headband is actually machine washable and the complete headphones are fully collapsible. The Plattan were pretty comfortable to try on and perfect if you wear your headphones daily.

 

Mobile Accessories:

  • What if your car runs out of batteries and don’t have someone to help you jump start your car? As a woman I fear that…The Cobra JumPackTM with a starting current of 200A and 400A peak current has enough power to jump start most cars on a single charge. This compact portable power pack also contains a 7,500 mAh battery with a 2.1 Amp USB output to rapidly charge any mobile deviceIMG_6493 from smart phones to tablets to digital cameras, making it the ideal emergency battery pack for a home, office, vehicle or the outdoors. The Cobra JumPack has a built-in LED flashlight with a strobe and S.O.S function for emergencies.

Though there were countless of amazing products at CES Unveiled these are the ones I enjoyed the most and I hope you do too! Stay tuned for Pepcom and Showstoppers recaps!!

Happy New Year!

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Back home from CES 2015

by on January 8th, 2015

10906746_10152739271419125_325465136_o10918882_10152740849734125_2019028579_o10906666_10152744392594125_1767620577_oI am back home in ATX after being at CES, Unveiled, Pepcom Digital Experience and Showstoppers in Vegas since Sunday! Needless to say I am thrilled to be out of Vegas and able to get online…and make a call on my cell phone.

I saw some amazing products and will be sharing my experience after I get some rest- it’s true you do not really sleep in Vegas…or eat! My favorite products hands down were the drones, audio, and robots! In true Nina style I was drawn to the LifeJacket from Altec lansing.

To keep all you cutegeekers intrigued here are some pics and videos from CES, Unveiled, Pepcom Digital Experience and Showstoppers. Stay tuned for my full review of the show including my CES, Unveiled, Pepcom Digital Experience and Showstoppers.

 

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CES 2015: Nina’s Plan of Attack

by on January 2nd, 2015

MemeHappy New Year Cutegeekers! IT’S CES TIME! Truth be told I’m not a Vegas person but for a couple years at cutegeek I have gone to CES (Consumer Electronic Show), Unveiled, and Showstoppers. CES is one of the largest Tech events that happen right after the New Year in Vegas. For years it was also during the AVN awards which made being a young women in tech at CES an awkward moment at times. When it paralleled with CES I was asked what movie I was in and not the nice kind. Fortunately for me (maybe not for some) it is no longer scheduled during CES.

This year I am very excited to be apart of so many events that I have not attended in previous years like Pepcom Digital Experience and Start Up Debut among other industry events.  It’s fascinating to see how much over one year technology has changed and what’s coming out in 2015!

Below is just a small list of companies or booths I plan to visit during CES, Unveiled, Pepcom Digital Experience and Showstoppers.

  • Lamborghini’s 88 Tauri
  • Audi
  • HP
  • Phillips w/ Nvidia
  • Logitech
  • Skechers
  • Shure
  • Toshiba
  • Whirlpool
  • Martian Smartwatches/ Guess
  • SlimPort NANO∙CONSOLE
  • Dacor
  • Altec Lansing
  • And many more

Wearable technology also continues to expand and I am looking forward to the Wearable Fashion Show (we all know I love fashion) hosted by Project Runway’s Nick Verreos on the CES floor Wednesday.

Like previous years I will be tweeting all day at @nrpena (#cutegeekatces, #cutegeek, #ces2015), instagraming some at @nrcpena, posting on cutegeek.com and also posting videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/nrcpena of my journey during CES 2015!

I leave on Sunday so if you want to give me more CES requests on products to see please fill at the below form before Sunday! Wish me luck cutegeekers-  may the force be with me especially if I decide to wear heals again!

 

 

 

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Happy New Year!

by on January 1st, 2015

10906929_10152714912624125_1885511748_oHAPPY NEW YEAR CUTEGEEKERS! 

May your 2015 be fabulous! 

Looking back the year 2014 was a fun year for Cutegeek! From CES to SXSW to E3 I had a blast exploring new technology, meeting new people, and being a cute tech geek (and making people do Monster Face)!

I promise 2015 to be even better with me attending CES, SXSW, E3, New York Fashion week (hopefully-this is not confirmed it’s more on my wish list of things to accomplish ) and many other industry events. 

Cheers to the New Year! 

PS: Don’t forget the first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is on February 19, 2015 and it’s the year of the Sheep/ Goat. 

 

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Happy Holidays from Cutegeek!

by on December 24th, 2014

IMG_6296.JPGWe want to wish you all Happy Holidays and New year! Throughout the past 5+ years our cutegeek fans have been and are still amazing- you are our gift every year! We enjoy your interest in our product reviews, feedback and your interest at every tech event we attend.

Our gift to you this year is not only love to our cutegeeker fans but more tech product reviews for 2015 plus a full CES 2015 play-by-play by yours truly! (follow me @nrpena or @cutegeek for CES).

We hope you all have a safe and joyous Holiday Season and geek out!

 

 

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Press Release: X PlusOne: World’s fastest quadcopter aerial camera drone

by on December 22nd, 2014

I have to be honest I am infatuated with Drones! When I was at ACL there was a fierce amount of them in the sky and I was jealous I wasn’t the owner of one of them…That being said introducing the X PlusOne: World’s fastest quadcopter aerial camera drone…I want one!

 

X PlusOne: World’s fastest quadcopter aerial camera drone

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The X PlusOne is a revolutionary hybrid drone that combines the ability for both stabilized hover and remarkably fast forward flight.

Key Features

• A speed demon: Need to follow a fast subject or want some super-cool flybys? The patent-pending design of the X PlusOne has you covered by its ultra-fast cruise mode with speeds over 60 mph (100 kph).

• The hover ship: A stable quadcopter when you need it for tight takeoffs and landings or when shooting stills.
• Easy to fly: Stabilized in both hover and cruise modes. Auto recovery switch ensures that if you get in trouble, one flip of a switch will put the craft into auto-level hover.
• Expandable for the pro: If you’re already an expert, disable stabilization for amazing aerobatics, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced with an RC aircraft.
• Ultimate GoPro accessory: With multiple options for mounting GoPro action cameras, your inner aerial cinematographer will never be in want with the X PlusOne.
• Stable camera platform: Optimized control algorithms and an optional 2-axis brushless camera gimbal mean you get rock-solid, silky-smooth aerial video and stills.
• Ready to fly – and film: Ready To Fly and Film packages give you everything you need to keep up with the action. All Ready To Fly packages include the assembled X PlusOne, motors and electronics, 2.4 GHz transmitters, battery, and charger. The Ready To Film packages also throw in a micro DV or GoPro Hero camera!
• Safe: The X PlusOne is rich in safety features including Safe-Arm and Auto-Recovery.
Specifications
• Dimensions: 32.5 x 19 x 14 inches
• Flying weight: 2.8 lbs
• Patent-pending hybrid quadcopter flying wing design
• Speed range: hover – 60 mph (100 kph)
• Flight time: 10-15 minutes
• Breaks down for easy transportation
• Optional 2-axis brushless gimbal for GoPro
• Optional fixed GoPro mount
• Optional fixed micro DV camera
• Optional GoPro Hero HD action camera

The X PlusOne feels right at home hovering with the multi-rotors or skimming the treetops at blistering speeds! Currently available on Kickstarter, early backers will be able to pre-order a DIY Kit for $199 or ready to fly X-PlusOne for $479.

xCraft, recently out of stealth, has designed an entirely new UAV airframe built to support the variable needs for drone buyers. Combining both VTOL design aspects and fast, efficient forward flight, the xCraft X PlusOne is a drone in the market that is unique. More information about xCraft can be found athttp://xcraft.io

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

by on December 17th, 2014

10864594_10152666268684125_466549091_oIt’s days before Christmas and you are now in full panic mode as you haven’t completed your Holiday shopping list. Thoughts roll through your brain and clearly logic goes out the window as you ask yourself:

What do I get all the kiddos/ teens? What’s cool now-a-days?

What do I buy for the person that has everything (especially if they have an Amazon Prime account)?

Dang it who created Secret Santa? WHY? (there is always a price cap that frankly everyone goes over on and you don’t want to be that person with the lame gift).Addidas Ball

The list goes on and on but never fear cutegeek is here and ready to help you with some products for the geek in your life!

Micoach Smart Ball from Adidas is the perfect gift for the soccer geek! The Micoach Smart Ball is a soccer ball that contains an integrated sensor inside the ball that detects speed, Kareokespin, strike and flight path data and instantly relays kick data to the miCoach app on your Apple device running iOS 7 or higher via Bluetooth 4.0. It currently goes for $200.00 on the Adidas site and they have free shipping till 12/18/2014.

The Singing Machine Bluetooth Digital Audio Streaming Karaoke System is for those who love karaoke regardless if they sing or not this is a new spin on karaoke at home!  It has a built-in 7″ TFT LCD color monitor, microphone and SD port for real-time video camera recording (MP4/AVI formats) . A keyboard/guitar input jack with a separate volume control lets you plug in your accessory instrument (sold separately), and the 7″screen offers easy viewing. RCA output jacks to connect to your TV for scrolling lyrics (TV not included) to view your performancSony headpe on a big screen. The built-in USB port lets you choose from over thousands of Karaoke videos to download.  It is available on their site for and on sale for $149.99 (usually runs about $210.00).

Sony’s Wireless Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling Headset MDR-ZX550 – As much as I love the sound quality of Beats; most of us can’t spend $300 for headphones. Introducing Sony’s Wireless Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling Headset MDR-ZX550The MDR-ZX550 headphones driver unit has 30 mm closed/dynamic and the frequency response has a range via Bluetooth/NFC mode at 20 – 20,000 Hz. Most impbraven-mira-water-resistant-home-speaker-black-c_1ortantly is the noise cancellation with a total noise suppression of approx: 10 dB (when power is on). It is currently $129.99 on the Sony site.

BRAVEN: Mira the World’s Most Versatile Hi-Fi Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. For years I have been saying I wish I could take conf. calls in the shower (us women like to multi-task), low and behold my wishes came true. The Mira comes with integrated kickstand and plastic hook. It has an IPX5 water resistant rating and built-in noise-canceling microphone for speaDronekerphone functionality. Though it is Bluetooth is also comes with a 3.5 mm line in AUX port as well. It has continuous wireless audio playing for up to 10 hours and available in light blue, light pink and color combinations. It is $99.99 and available on their site

The Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone XCTOY-QVDRON shoots 720p HD video and 3MP images to a Micro SD card2.4GHz control for wireless range up to 330ft. It’s designed to fly in any direction with its 4-axis and lightweight yet durable construction. The Easy-Fly Gyro Technology provides stability and the 6-way multi-directional flying includes up/down, forward/backward, Fashion Bluetooth Speakerleft and right turns. The Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone XCTOY-QVDRON is powered by built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery & recharged via remote control. It is available at Fry’s for $89.99 at Fry’s.

Fashion Bluetooth Speaker Purse – Pink Polka Dot for your stylish cutegeek! This Bluetooth portable fashion purse speaker streams your music from up to 30 ft away. Users can listen, control music and take calls directly from the wireless speaker (though I think it would be hilarious to see someone talking to their purse in public). It is currently on sale with free shipping for $67.99 on their site.

Chic Bud’s Slim Power Portable Phone Charger is perfect for ladies on the go! The Slim Power is similar in size and shape to a standard credit card, Slim and will fit into any purse, wallet, pocket or clutch! It comes in 4 different patterns and available on their site at $24.99.

Ornament1 SkyviewAcoustic Research 1-Speaker 3-Watt Portable Speaker Ornament for the Holiday Enthusiast! The portable speaker ornament is a high quality Bluetooth speaker that you can play your music directly from your smartphone or tablet. It is compatible Android™, iPhone™, iPad™ compatible and rechargeable battery gives you hours of play time. It’s currently available at Lowes for $17.97.

The Skyview- A specially-designed clip in SkyView’s base fits over and into the latch of most seat-back tray tables, and also works as a stand on your tray table. Let’s face it sometimes we can’t fly first class or the seats don’t have the mini TV’s on the back or worse they don’t have the greatest movie selection. The SkyView’s   adjustable cradle grips your media player, smartphone or compact e-reader tablet  (up to 5.25″ x 8″) so you can watch/listen to your own media. It runs for $19.99 on their site.

CrayonCrayola and Griffin’s Trace & Draw is perfect for our young cutegeekers! Using a sheet of paper and the light from your tablet, you can create your own coloring pages. The Trace & Draw app (a free download from the iTunes App Store or Google Play) contains dozens of pictures so your little artists can make their own coloring pages. It currently goes for $19.99 and available on their site.

To learn about the Shipping Shock: 8 Ways to Dodge Delivery Fees (created by Andrea Woroch) check out my examiner article here.

I hope this list helps and all the cutegeekers and geeks alike have a lovely holiday! Cheers from all of us at Cutegeek!

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