Protect All Of Your Gadgets With Speck Cases! @SpeckProducts #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Speck Products. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       I am one of those people who is constantly worrying about making sure that all of my electronic devices and gadgets stay in good condition.  There are many reasons for this including the fact that they are very expensive and that I rely on them for a lot of things that go on in my life on a daily basis.  After all, I'm a blogger and an educator and both of these professions require constant Internet access along with the ability to communicate with others quickly and easily.      Speck’s smartphone and tablet cases are protective and stylish at the same time.  I love that I don't have to worry about bulky plastic encasing on any of my gadgets! They have tons of designs that are perfect for everyone on your list – from jetsetters to techies to parents with young kids.  We now protect almost … [Read more...]

How Would A Nexus 7 Tablet Change Your Life In 2014? @Google #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Google. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  This is not a compensated post, however, it may contain affiliate links.  All opinions are my own.     I have always been into technology.  When I was in middle school, I remember sitting in computer class and being fascinated as we learned about the Qwerty keyboard.  Of course, that was a long time ago when computers were not as portable and technology, as we know it, has certainly come a  long way.  One device that has certainly changed my life and allows me to manage the things that matter to me is the Google Nexus 7 Tablet (7-Inch, 16GB, Black) by ASUS (2013).     When I first had the opportunity to tinker with the Nexus 7 at Google headquarters here in New York City, one of the first things that immediately caught my eye was that it gives the owner the ability to create multiple user accounts for everyone in their home.  As a … [Read more...]

Finally A Kids’ Tablet A Grown-Up Can Love! @SamsungMobileUS #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Samsung Mobile US. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.     As my boys are getting older, I worry more and more about what they are being exposed to on the Internet.  Although there are parental controls on most electronic devices these days, kids today are more tech savvy than ever and can often bypass these with a simple click.  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids at the KidzVuz Holiday Event and I immediately realized that this product was exactly what my husband and I have been looking for in a tablet for our boys.     The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition is full of exciting games and apps that are perfect just for children.  It features an attractive interface that is designed to be user-friendly and appealing to kids full of bright colors and vivid images.  Its interactive menus, avatars, … [Read more...]

Tech The Halls This Holiday Season With @RadioShack #RadioShack #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for RadioShack. I received a gift card to facilitate a shopping trip and promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Those of you who are regular readers of Tough Cookie Mommy know that, last month, I launched Operation “Buy Hubby a new phone.”  He was way overdue for a new smartphone and I had grown tired of having dropped calls or having him miss important messages because his previous, outdated phone was unreliable.      I've heard some great things about the deals that they are offering at RadioShack this holiday season so I decided to make an in-store shopping trip to our local store.  This year's holiday shoppers will be among the first to experience RadioShack's recently updated stores.  Also, by the end of 2013, RadioShack will have made improvements to nearly all 4,300 stores throughout the nation.     I had my eye on the prize, which was buying a new phone for my husband, and I … [Read more...]

Choose Best Buy As Your Holiday Shopping Destination! @BestBuyWolf #BBYHoliday13 #Ad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.     As my boys are getting older, my husband and I are finding that all of their Christmas list items revolve around technology in one way or another.  They love using their gadgets and electronic devices to listen to music, play games, and to visit educational websites.  It seems that no matter how quickly technology is evolving and ever-changing, my boys are keeping up with the times and can operate just about any kind of electronic.     Especially during the holidays, we need a shopping destination that is going to cater to all of our electronic and appliance needs.  Our experience has been that Best Buy has always offered the newest selection of the latest tablets, smartphones, video games, and much more.     In recent years we have purchased all of our major electronics there.  Frankly, we also love their low price guarantee because we … [Read more...]