Mom and Dad - it's here! Back to school came so early this year and I can't believe that Jack started yesterday! While he and his Dad were meeting Jack's new teacher I was flying to NYC to do this segment on BTS tech...so lets get on with it!
Back-to-school shopping is being revolutionized, especially when it comes to how we shop for our glasses and sunglasses! Check out how the people at Glasses.com are doing it. They're modernizing the way you can shop for glasses. Their new app uses “facial mapping” to create a 180 degree model of your face so that you can see how hundreds of pairs of glasses and sunglasses fit. It's really interesting how well it works. You can even share them picks via social media to get a second opinion from friends and family. Like a pair but still aren't sure? They will give you the option to try on the pair at home and if you like them you can have them in about 2 weeks. It’s quick, simple and fun - oh yeah, it's also FREE!
This next gadget is one that every parent needs in order to seem like they've got it together because, as we all know, schedules are hectic when you’re getting back into the swing of things. Wouldn’t it be great to have the house be clean when you get home? How much more together would that be?! The iRobot Roomba will vacuum all floor surfaces for you and all you have to do is push one little button that says "clean" on it. You can even schedule it to clean when you’re not home, just like an alarm clock, and the iRobot Roomba will get under and around furniture collecting dust and dirt in places you can’t reach. I'm true ly in love with this little guy, just WATCH THIS!
We have 4 kids in our house and they ALL want cell phones!! Thank goodness Metro PCS has the most amazing program going on right now that allows my boyfriend and I to turn our old cell phones into hand-me-down phones for FREE in stores! From there we sign them up for the no contract, "$40, period" a month plan that gives us 4G coverage and unlimited talk, text, data! We love that with no contract comes the ability to incentivize the kids to do their chores and homework!!
There's one thing all student want and that's a new computer. There are so many to choose from so I've narrowed it down to one that can act as many things - a powerful computer, cool entertainment system and touch screen fun zone. It's HP's Pavilion 23 Touchsmart All-In-One PC. It look so radical and is powerful thanks to it's AMD processor. It's really a dream machine for anyone in the market for a new rig. I want one!!
In my house we all play the game Plants vs. Zombies and I'm so excited to tell ya that soon Plans vs. Zombies 2 will be ours!! PopCap Games (@PopCap) is proud of the new game and has shared some of what it's going to be like. You will be able to travel through time to different worlds! There are 3 of them and there are 50, yes 50, new challenges in each of them! You can battle against Pirate, Mummy and Cowboy Zombies. There are also great new features like plant food for super charging your plants and touch-screen power ups! The game can be played for FREE on the iPad, iPhone and iPodTouch so look out for it.
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