Tag Archives: gadgets

LeapFrog Leapband Review

LeapFrog Leapband Review

This past winter, I visited LeapFrog to learn more about their corporate philosophy, their design process, and their commitment to education. I’m not sure what I expected, but this industrial space adorned with leaf canopies from IKEA wasn’t quite it.  It was clear that the company had embraced their playful side! At the time, John… [more]

Sleep Deprivation and the Jawbone UP

Lately I’ve been feeling really tired. I’m someone who gravitates towards 8 or 9 hours of sleep a night and, while I rarely get that, I thought I was hitting between 7 and 8 hours. I often take a nap in the evenings so I have enough focus to get some work done before bed.… [more]

iWatchz and the Nano

I don’t have an iPod Nano, but if I did I’d probably lose it. Geez, they’re small. That’s probably one reason why iWatchz caught my eye. They make watch bands to hold your Nano, allowing you both to use it like a watch and to keep it in a reasonably safe spot. [more]

NeatReceipts and NeatDesk Help Conquer Clutter

I am a clutter bug. I’ve got bits of paper everywhere and it drives my uncluttered husband insane. Now that I’m also a business owner, the paper has multiplied. I’ve got press releases, press kits, business cards, and a ton of notes to myself. Plus, I’m a mom, so there are doctor’s reports, report cards,… [more]

CES 2012–Trends for Families

I’m only part-way through the show floor, but there are some pretty clear trends cropping up: 1. Connected. Everything is connected… share your pictures on your phone with your iPad or TV. Stream video from one device to another. Start a game/movie on one device and pick it up on another. Early efforts at this… [more]

Kicking Off CES 2012

It’s been pretty quiet around here, but it’s not for a lack of cool family tech. Nope. I’ve been prepping to bring you coverage from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The show is the place to see what’s new and hot in TVs, sound systems, cell phones, tablets, computers, robots, smart appliances, connected… [more]

Striiv-ing to Be Healthier–Striiv Pedometer Review

Just this past week, I provided fresh water for a few children in South America. I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge 5+ times. I traversed Zion Narrows in Utah and walked the Vegas strip. And, no, I haven’t been traveling around doing good and sightseeing. I’ve been doing housework, volunteering at my kid’s school, attending… [more]