AT&T Boom Swimmer Bluetooth Speaker for Busy Parents (Giveaway)

August 20, 2015 by  
Filed under electronic, entertainment, giveaways

I love music. Everywhere I go I make sure I have access to my playlists just in case a little downtime comes along. However, the one place that can sometimes pose a problem is when I’m near the water . . . like at the pool or in the shower. I’ve already dropped and cracked 2 phones this year and I really prefer not to lose another one to water damage. So when I heard about the Boom Swimmer Bluetooth Speaker from AT&T I figured I’d give it a try.

The Boom Swimmer is very lightweight and portable . . . only 2 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter. It’s covered in a soft rubber and is IPX7 Rated which means that it can be placed in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Of course, this makes the Boom Swimmer waterproof.

The device can be fully charged within 2 hours and hold 8 hours of playback . . . perfect for a full day at the pool or beach.

When our Boom Swimmer arrived I was pleasantly surprised at how small it actually was. I liked the comfortable rubbery exterior and that all the control buttons were easy to push and activate.

It came with 2 different attachments . . . a tail-looking hook which allowed me to easily attach the speaker to my shower head or a beach chair.

There’s also a suction cup attachment which will secure the Boom Swimmer to any flat surface.

To sync the speaker to my iPhone all I had to do was activate the bluetooth feather on my phone and within seconds I was hooked up and ready to go.

But most importantly, the sound was pretty amazing. It was loud, clear and full of depth. I couldn’t believe that rich a sound was coming from such a small speaker. And my kids loved it! They had so much fun singing and dancing around the pool as they listened to their favorite songs. It made being in the water that much more fun for them.

The Boom Swimmer Bluetooth Speaker is priced at $50.99 and is available at Hawaii AT&T Stores and online at att.com. Get yours for your next trip to the beach, the pool, or if you’re like me . . . to enjoy your favorite songs in the shower.

This post was written for AT&T who provided the complimentary product for review and giveaway in exchange for my honest review.

GIVEAWAY

We are giving away a Boom Swimmer Speaker to (1) lucky winner!

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Valid for US residents and addresses only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be randomly selected. Void where prohibited. We will announce the winner on this post and make contact via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

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VTech InnoTab 3S – The WiFi Learning Tablet (Giveaway)

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under children, electronic, giveaways, toys

With the holidays fast approaching it’s time to start making those lists of who was naughty or nice. For me, after reviewing the VTech InnoTab 3s I know what all the “nice” kids on my list are getting!

Being the tech junkie that I am, I have always had a fondness for educational electronic toys for my girls. And believe me, they pretty much have them all. So when I was asked to review the VTech InnoTab 3s I wasn’t really sure how this kid-friendly tablet could be different from what we already have. I was wrong. The most notable difference is the VTech Kid Connect feature. This allows my girls to use their tablet to text as well as send voice messages, pictures and stickers to my cellular phone/tablet . . . in real time. Being a flight attendant, I’m away for half the month so this feature is invaluable to me. My younger girls do not have cell phones so this is the perfect way for them to stay in touch with me whether on I’m on a different island or as far away as Japan.

Here are some other notable features included with the InnoTab 3s:

  • Kid-safe internet browser with VTech pre-selected and parent-approved websites and secure Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 5″ color touch screen
  • E-Reader and Story Dictionary
  • MP3 Player
  • 4 GB on-board memory
  • Memory expandable up to 32GB with micro SD card (sold separately)
  • 180° 2.0 MP rotating camera / video recorder
  • Wonder Cam with over 55 photo effects
  • 20 total Apps included: Art Studio, Magical Bean Stalk game, H2O Go! Game, calculator, clock, calendar, friends list, notes and more.
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack and AC Adaptor (a $34.99 value) and 2 styluses

One of the things that I really appreciate is the option to be able to download and install apps online. This saves me a trip to the store and has come in handy on those days when I needed a little something to keep the kids entertained. Nothing like a brand new book or creative activity to give Mom a little peace and quiet.

I also like the shape and feel of the InnoTab 3s. It’s bulky enough for Kaila’s (4) tiny hands without being heavy. And the kids love that rotating camera! It allows them to sneak up on me and take a few photos for their library. LOL!

Here are some views of our InnoTab 3S so you can see how awesome it is for yourself!

 

 

 

 

So this holiday season, check out one of the hottest gift items on the market . . . the VTech InnoTab 3S! Just $79.99 for the holiday season!

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WIN IT!

How would you like to win a VTech InnoTab 3S just in time for the holidays?

To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, November 30th what your favorite feature is. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Follow VTech on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily). Enter to win a @VTech InnoTab 3S! @Kailani #giveaway http://islandlife808.com/?p=37842
  • Already a fan of the VTech Facebook page.
  • Already a fan of An Island Life on Facebook.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Place our button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for VTech who provided the complimentary item in exchange for my honest review.

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Pampers – Love, Sleep & Play (Giveaway)

August 3, 2013 by  
Filed under children, electronic, giveaways, infants, toys

You know you have them . . . those adorable photos of your babies as they go about their day. Well, Pampers wants to see your adorable babies in their Love, Sleep & Play campaign.

By visiting the Pampers Facebook page or www.pamperslovesleepandplay.com, parents can submit photos of their babies experiencing love, sleep or play for the opportunity to appear on the Pampers Facebook page, in Pampers Twitter feed and in the brand’s special Love, Sleep & Play online gallery.  Plus, those photos submitted before August 6th have the opportunity to be featured in the brand’s groundbreaking celebration event in New York City next month!

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After going through my many photos of my girls, I came across this one of Kaila taken about a year ago . . . and she’s wearing Pampers!

So what are you waiting for? Enter your favorite Love, Sleep & Play photo and you could find your photo being shared with the world!

WIN IT!

Pampers has generously donated a $75 prize pack for one lucky person which includes:

  • A digital camera – to help parents capture their little ones’ moments of Love, Sleep & Play (so that they can upload them on to pamperslovesleepandplay.com)
  • A beautiful and soft Lovie blanket to help parents and babies in their expressions of LOVE
  • “Down In The Woods At Sleepytime” children’s book – to lull babies into wonderful moments of SLEEP
  • A Cloud B SLEEP Sheep Plush Animal, the perfect night-time companion to help soothe little ones to SLEEP in a safe, calming and effortless way.
  • Bright Starts Grab and Stack Block and Hasbro Playskool’s Elefun Busy Ball Popper for endless PLAYtime adventures
  • Pampers diapers and wipes (that help little ones enjoy Love, Sleep AND Play)!

To enter:

  • Just mention in commentsbefore midnight, August 11th why you love Pampers. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Enter the Pamper’s Love, Sleep & Play campaign.
  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Follow Pampers on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily). Enter to win a Pampers Prize Pack including a digital camera! @Kailani #giveaway http://islandlife808.com/giveaways/pampers-love-sleep-play-giveaway/
  • Already a fan of the Pampers Facebook page.
  • Already a fan of An Island Life on Facebook.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Place our button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for Pampers who provided the complimentary prize pack as well as a prize pack for compensation. I am a member of the Pamper’s Baby Board.

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vtech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet (Giveaway)

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9If there’s one thing this family knows, it’s electronic tablets. We have such a wide variety of versions each with their own pros and cons. So when we were asked to review the new vtech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet I knew we were up to the task.

Product Description:

With this child-friendly version of a touchpad tablet, the VTech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet helps your child learn with one of today’s most popular technologies. This wi-fi-enabled multimedia tablet combines interactive reading, learning games, and creative activities in a sleek and durable educational toy.

Courtesy of vtech

Out of the box, the vtech InnoTab 2S comes with the base unit, two styluses, game cartridge, installation CD, USB cable and user’s manual.

Set-up was easy. Just insert the CD into your computer and follow the onscreen directions. It only took about 5 minutes to complete the process and we were up and running.

Hardware:

The unit itself is about 6″ x 8″ with scalloped edges. The curved sides make it easier for the kids to hold on to the tablet when playing. The 5″ touch screen is large enough to showcase the various games, books, and activities. The colored graphics were clear and crisp and very engaging.

However, what we really liked is the kick stand in the back of the unit which allows your child to comfortably watch videos.

The styluses are larger than the ones we’re used to . . . and we liked it. They are flat and wide and easy for tiny hands. There’s a hole in the back of the unit where you can store the stylus out of sight but you’ll need to provide your own string if you want to attach the stylus to the tablet.

Another noticeable feature is the rotating digital camera. The kids loved the option of being able to take normal photos as well as self-portraits. The camera also records videos which came in handy when they wanted to dance to their favorite songs.

However, one of my favorite things is the SD memory card slot. Some of the current tablets that we use are pretty fixed in the amount of GB available. And since my kids are constantly downloading games and songs we tend to run out of space pretty quickly. With the vtech InnoTab 2S we can add things on to our heart’s content.

Software:

There are 2 ways to acquire games, books and activities. You can either purchase cartridges from the store or download them from the vtech website. There is a USB cord included in the box for quick computer downloads or you may also use the Wi-Fi feature to add new games while on-the-go. After browsing through their selection the kids found so many cartridges and apps that they wanted to add to their library including those from Hello Kitty, Disney Princesses and Micky Mouse Clubhouse.

Besides the usual art studios, ebooks and music players we also had the opportunity to play various games. So far our favorite is the Alien Rescue. The object is to capture aliens with matching patterns before time runs out. To navigate the loop you just move the tablet around until you find the correct Alien. The motion sensor seems to be very responsive and immediate which is hard to find in a lot of kids games these days.

Overall, the girls really enjoyed playing with the vtch InnoTab 2S and haven’t been able to put it down since we opened the box. And with the “wish list” feature the girls can easily put together a list of games and apps for future purchase. I can tell that this tablet is going to be used for a very long time. And what a great way to keep the kids entertained and learning all Summer long!

WIN IT!

How would you like to win a vtech InnoTab 2S of your very own? To enter:

  • Just check out the vtech InnoTab 2S before midnight, June 22nd and mention in comments your favorite feature. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Follow vtech on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily). Enter to win a vtech InnoTab 2S! @vtechtoys @Kailani #giveaway http://islandlife808.com/?p=37452
  • Already a fan of vtech’s Facebook page.
  • Already a fan of An Island Life on Facebook.
  • Place our button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for vtech who provided the complimentary items for review and giveaway.

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