Archive for April, 2009

Real Reviewers to the Rescue!

by on April 30th, 2009

Many of us rely on reviews to provide that ‘connection’ we seek when products spark an interest and we almost want to buy. A friend of mine sent me an article this morning highlighting just that. More and more women are depending on the internet to delve a little deeper into their shopping experience, meaning instead of only buying things online, they are actually researching and comparing opinions, prices, etc. before entering that credit card data. Women are using the internet to share tons of information (blogs, pictures, advice, etc.), and the research behind the article show that the participation in these social networking sites/activities are actually influencing the decisions these busy women make in their daily lives. Continue Reading…

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Review: Acoustibuds

by on April 29th, 2009

31myrcuv9cl__aa280_For those people that are not ear-bud wearers, but still want the noise isolation provided by most, Acoustibuds make earphone adapters that give the same comfort, snugginess and sound that great (noise-isolating) ear buds provide.

The earphone adapters significantly increase the sound quality you get from your regular ear phones. I wore them with Apple earphones and they definitely improved the sound quality. I had a coworker of mine also use them during our work day and he was ‘a believer’, asked to buy them off of me, and also said it sounded so much better with them on. The surprising thing is, is that at a first glance all it looks like are weirdly shaped earphone thingies. I say thingies because I didn’t know what they were when I first saw them, but behind that piece of rubber is some well thought out plan of how to make someone’s listening experience a little more amazing than the last time they used their earphones (last time meaning without the adapters).

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Mangobunnies anyone??

by on April 21st, 2009

Sounds like the latest franchise to hit NYC, right?

You would think it’s about 2 blocks from PinkBerry or a RedMango, but in fact, it’s just the name of the first all-chick team to make it to Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student-developer contest finals. The three women attend Indiana’s DePauw University) and they’re working on a mobile medical application.

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T-Mobile announced new Sidekick LX today

by on April 17th, 2009

The new Sidekick LX will have faster data speeds (thanks 3G technology), enhanced access to facebook.com, myspace.com, twitter.com, etc., better video capabilities, two new colors (orchid and carbon) and lastly, this LX will have the sharpest screen (3.2 inch screen, 854-by-480 – highest resolution) and thinnest profile.

Current T-Mobile customers who want to upgrade have first dibs and can receive the phone before it launches for only $199.

On May 13th, it’ll cost $249 for new customers, and $449 for prepaid accounts.

Check out more details on Sidekick’s site.

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For the ol’ skoolers who kept their Nintendo & Super Nintendo games – this is for you!

by on April 17th, 2009

I was flabbergasted last night when an amazing college buddy of mine told me there is now a game console available that has two slots – one for Nintendo games, and one for Super Nintendo games…

The first thing that came to mind was “DONKEY KONG COUNTRY!!!!” and then I wondered how much it cost so I asked my future husband, Google, and the product is surprisingly extremely inexpensive ($30-60).

Has anyone heard of this or used it? Check it out on amazon.com.

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Keep your eyes open for these…

by on April 15th, 2009

Here’s a list of things that you’ll soon read about on CuteGeek.com:

• iWow for iPod
• Seagate Portable Drive
• LG Lotus
• Radius Earphones
• A comparison of earphone adapters
• Navigation system on the V9 – through AAA mobile
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Keeping track of your finances

by on April 10th, 2009

creditscoreWith times being as rough as they are one of the most important things to keep abreast of is your financial stability and where you stand. In this country, and I’m not sure if this applies in others, you can be broke with a great credit score and have the world, where as someone rich with a poor one can not…unless they pay everything cash.

That means a lot – that little score or letter grade can determine a lot about what interest rate credit cards will give you, mortgages, auto loans, etc.  A slight increase in a mortgage’s interest can mean a whole lotta cash in the long term.

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And the saga continues…my pc crashed last night!

by on April 10th, 2009

As everyone knows who reads this blog (um anyone?!) my PC has been on the decline as posted this week. Well yesterday after pounding away for my day job my PC froze. Now this happens about 5 times a day but this time after several reboots alas it’s on its last leg. As of now my pc is running as though it’s a turtle on muscle relaxers…and I am now regretting my little minor fit I threw at CES but we can’t go back in time!

All of my friends are telling me to get an Apple Mac; small problem I have never even used an Apple unless the Oregon trail game counts from elementary school in the mid 80’s. So I am wondering how much time will I spend looking at it baffled and confused. I then have had several folks reccommend HP DV2 which is also cool but I work more then 10 hours on my PC and I am blind (try 100 x 100 vision) so I need something bigger then 13 inches and smaller then 15 inches. Ironically only one person has told me to get a Dell or a Lenovo; with so many different brands out there the most reccommended are Apple and HP.

Basically I am still clueless on what to get…HELP geeks and cutegeeks!  So EVERYONE Vote by clicking on the Vote button!

I am a hot mess without my PC:-(

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Review: iHarmonix’s Platinum ev-Series

by on April 9th, 2009

dsc004411Sixty-dollars for earphones? That was my first reaction when I checked out iharmonix’s Platinum ev-Series in-ear earphones. I mean, I’ve got tons of earphones sitting around at home and in the office. Don’t they come free with a purchase of an iPod or other MP3 player? Why would I pay that much for earphones?

Then I put them on. Ok…you’ve sold me iharmonix. These aren’t just regular earphones that you can get for free or pay less than $10 for. The first thing I noticed when I put them on is that they blocked out quite a bit of noise, even without the music going. Of course, it’s not a BOSE Noise Cancelling Headphone, but it offers a small amount of noise reduction and is much more convenient to carry around than one of those bulky noise cancelling headphones.

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How much do you text?

by on April 9th, 2009

More and more phone service providers are offering bundled plans that pretty much include anything and everything in it. Not all of us have moved toward that direction, where unlimited is ideal but that’s the goal of all of them.

One thing a lot of us are getting in our plans is unlimited texting. The increase in smart phone and QWERTY keyboards facilitate this demand…Well, not all of us have received the memo that unlimited texting is available…check out this video about a kid who texted about 10,000 times, and whose parent’s received a $4,000 bill

Unlimited, anyone?

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