Archive for November, 2010

Who wants some Buckyballs!

by on November 29th, 2010

CuteGeek is giving away some BUCKYBALLS! These are those cool magnetic balls that you have probably seen on TV. You can create all sorts of things with Buckyballs. We are giving away 3 sets and each set has 216 balls. Watch the video to see what you can do with BuckyBalls.



To win one of the three sets we are giving away just comment below telling us why you want them. We will then put all of your names into a BOX shake it up a few times and have some cute little kid pull your name out (actually we will use some computer software that selects names at random). To enter you can live anywhere you want as long as its in the US of A. Sorry our international friends 🙁

HardwareGeeks.com is also giving away 3 sets enter there too. But don’t be greedy if you win here and win there let us know so someone else can win.

If you don’t win 🙁 use coupon code “cutegeek” at www.getbuckyballs.com for 15% off your purchase. Entries must be in by 3am EST 12/4/2010.

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Favorite Website of the Week: CyberMonday.com

by on November 29th, 2010

The Monday after Thanksgiving is always a huge day to shop online because most of us go back to work and (yup, you guessed it) get online. After retailers started catching on to this trend, they started calling it Cyber Monday and having ‘Black Friday’ deals on this day – this site brings you the best of the best. My apologies for not posting this prior to Black Friday – I just found out about it.

Happy Shopping!

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Black Friday: Are you ready?

by on November 24th, 2010

Ladies!  Black Friday is only hours away.  Some stores are opening at 3 am, can you believe it?  I woke up one year to go to Kohl’s at 5am, I’m not even sure why.  I didn’t have a list of things to get, I didn’t research what was on sale, I just flew by the seat of my pants and went.  I thought it would be fun?  You are an amateur if you go shopping on BlackFriday without a list, at least that is what I’ve been told. 🙂

Don’t be like me…here are some resources to get you prepared for all the hoopla:

If you haven’t gone to blackfridayonline.com yet, go there now.  You will find the sale fliers for almost any store your little heart can dream off.  Check out the stores with the best deals before you go, that way you don’t have to run around on black Friday.  If you are not one for long lines and crowds, the website also has a section listing online deals!

Best Shopping Applications for Android and iPhone (c/o Lifehacker):

For Android:
Shop Savvy: Scan a bar-code, see which local stores carry the product and allows you to create wish lists!  Best part is, when you choose the store you wish to purchase the item from the app gives you the store’s information and directions on how to get there.

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Airline Seat – Cheat Sheet

by on November 24th, 2010

Since it is the Holiday season and many of you are traveling about to visit family, friends and loved ones.  If you are flying, take a minute to check out this website: seatguru.com

Seat Guru offers general airline information, but that’s not all folks… you can also check out details about the aircraft that will be carrying you through the sky like the marvelous engineering miracle that it is.  Why would you want to do that?  Well, seat guru shows you the optimal seats on each type of aircraft for a specific airline.  This includes the locations of non-reclining seats, emergency exit rows, where power ports are located and of course which seats are the least favorable.

Tip:  Need more room?  Try to sit behind a non-reclining row.  🙂

Happy Traveling!

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I need a new phone! ASAP – need recommendations…

by on November 24th, 2010

Last night I played Angry Birds for the first time – on my friend’s amazing Samsung Galaxy (thx Jamel) and since then my life hasn’t been the same. I now see what my app-less life is and it sucks.

Angry Birds was so cool – and also addicting, that today Mashable posted that its coming out on other platforms – aka real gaming platforms – who would’ve imagined that.

Should I wait for a Windows Phone 7 on Sprint – or should I just jump on an Android…

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Unboxed! Toshiba Satellite M645

by on November 23rd, 2010

I just received the Toshiba Satellite M645 and I’m very excited to see what it has to offer.  This baby has a Blue-ray Disc Player, the premium sound package and something called Toshiba sleep and music.

Toshiba sleep function allows you to charge your USB devices while it is in sleep mode.  Even when it’s not plugged in!

The laptop is geared for music geeks and features harman/kardon® stereo speakers!  Which I must say are quite impressive for a little bitty laptop.  It also has a built in web cam, microphone, wi-fi, ethernet port, HDMI out port, 2 USB ports, memory card reader and RGB Monitor port.

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A Solution for Loud Typers

by on November 23rd, 2010

I may have chuckled a little when I saw this.  Primarily because loud typing used to be a very big complaint of mine.  I tend to work in close proximity to my co-workers, usually sans cubicle walls.  I mean, 15 people in a conference room that should fit 10-12.  It’s funny how the sound tends to amplify if you are having a slightly bad day.  Now a days, I embrace it.  I type soooooo loud!  Take that suckers!

For those of you who have not yet embraced the musical clicking of those around you don’t fret, there is a solution.

THANKO Keyboard Cover

This can be yours for approximately $35 USD. 😉

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The CuteGeek 2010 Holiday Gift Guide-Top 3 Stocking Stuffers

by on November 23rd, 2010

Sometimes you don’t need to go all out with a gift that costs $$$$ to show someone they’re on your mind. I like gifts that are useful – that I will actually use and here are our thoughts on them.

Our Top 3 Stocking Stuffers

  1. Open it
    This is the ultimate gift for anyone. This is a multi-purpose tool that allows you to cut, screw, open a bottle or use a box cutter. The reason I fell so in love with it is because it is only $12.59 and within minutes of receiving it I used it for a bunch of things. It’s great for opening packages, cutting open mail, screwing your computer, etc. It is the perfect tool to have in a kitchen or an office and it comes in green or orange.

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The CuteGeek 2010 Holiday Gift Guide-Top 10 Gifts

by on November 23rd, 2010

The end of the year is around the corner and before we get there we have to give a little thanks, and also a bunch of gifts. Don’t worry – if there’s no cash there is always advice, hugs and smiles to give. Everyone can use a little bit of those sprinkled in their lives. The CuteGeeks have worked together to bring you some gift ideas for your loved ones. We have our top ten gifts, along with our top 3 stocking stuffers.

Our ‘brother’ site also worked on a gift guide so if you’re interested in reading what HardwareGeek recommends-definitely take a peek. We have marked gifts with (Double Geek) if they appear in both guides – just an fyi.

Happy Holidays – we hope you enjoy 🙂
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The AOC e2237Fwh: A Monitor with Style

by on November 21st, 2010


While the AOC e2237Fwh doesn’t have the best name, it’s certainly a pretty alternative to most of the monitors on the market today. The front of the monitor has a clear plastic border and on the whole, the monitor is remarkably thin. It’s held up by a circular foot stand that had me worried about stability at first. It’s a pretty small stand for a 22” monitor, but it held up and never toppled over.

As for the picture, the monitor did have the slight blue-green tint common with many monitors these days, but it wasn’t too noticeable. I used the eco settings so that the brightness of the screen adjusted to my office and home settings in the morning at night. I used the monitor with both DVI and VGA cables and they worked equally well. The monitor has a great resolution at 1920×1080 Full HD, which was the same resolution I had on my current 24” monitor.
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