I’m In For The Breathe Right Sleep In #BreatheRightSleepIn #dadchat #ad

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Getting good sleep is so important, not only for my kids, but for me too. Too often I find myself getting into bad habits and not getting the sleep that I need, especially when I am “Plugged In” and trying to connect with people or even working on my blog. I find that it is especially hard when I have nighttime congestion as it is so hard for me to get into a good sleep when I am battling this. Getting good sleep makes such a difference in how I perform during the day. I can immediately tell when I have been tossing and turning during the night with the lack of focus during the day that I feel. Thus, finding a product that could assist me with getting the needed sleep that I want is very important!

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This being said I was excited to be asked to take a pledge to unplug on daylight savings weekend and try the new Breathe Right nasal strips to see if they could help me get better sleep. Seeing that this was a few weeks away, I wanted to still try out these strips for myself and see how they worked. These strips came at a perfect time as I have been dealing with nighttime allergies lately and have not been able to sleep as well as usual. I know of many other people who have used this in the past and have loved the experience, but I had yet to take the plunge, and this was my opportunity.

I took on the #breathrightsleepin challenge of being a part of the Breathe Right Sleep In and tried out the strips overnight to see if the new Lavender scent nasal strips really make a difference to allow me some additional good sleep. After trying this I have to say that in my opinion they do. I found that I was able to get relief quite quickly and that allowed me to sleep. By the morning I was still finding that I had relief from these nasal strips. The strips did a great job at relieving my stuffy nose and gave me the ability to sleep better and deeper, which is something that I cannot always say that I have been able to do in the past.

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I was a bit concerned at first that the Lavender scent would be overpowering, but I actually found it to be pleasant and not overpowering at all and in fact the scent was actually calming..

After trying the Breathe Right nasal strips and the experience that I had, I have no problem using them again in the future and I for one would encourage others to take this challenge for yourself. I think that once you do try Breathe Right nasal Strips for yourself, you too will see and experience the difference.

I encourage you all to check out http://www.breatheright.com/offers and register for a free sample of Breathe Right Lavender to prepare for a night of epic sleep on November 1-2.

You also can learn more about the #BreatheRightSleepIn movement by watching this video:  https://www.youtube.com/BreatheRightStrips
This #DaylightSavings, I pledge with Breathe Right to get epic sleep every night. Join me! #BreatheRightSleepIn http://www.breatheright.com/offers

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Jumpstart Your Inner Mechanic With Cool Modarri Cars! #dadchat #Giveaway

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Thoughtfull Toys, a new company launched by longtime toy pros who have worked on dozens of successful toys and product lines, has launched its first toy line, Modarri toy
cars. Modarri launched at Toy Fair in February, and now the car line is hitting retail stores.
A trio of toy inventors and professionals—David Silverglate, whose former Rhino Toys business developed the stunningly successful Oball; Brian Gulassa, who has worked for a who’s who of major toy companies and designed over 200 toys in his 25-year career; and Trevor Hite, an operations specialist with over 20 years of experience in multiple fields managing lean and profitable companies—have launched Modarri, beginning with cars in five SKU configurations, ranging from $19.95 each for the four single car varieties to $49.95 for the three-pack.

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The line is launching with a Street Car “S1,” Dirt Car “X1″ and Track Car “T1.” In addition, the DIY model allows people to make completely custom vehicles with their own paint jobs. A three-pack of S1, X1 and T1 vehicles (all colored differently than the single versions of those cars) is the perfect holiday gift. Each comes with a Hex Tool that allows users to take apart and reconfigure their vehicles.

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Modarri was met with such excitement that Popular Science magazine named it one of the best toys of Toy Fair. The line was a finalist for Best Toys at the American Specialty Toy Retailers Association (ASTRA) convention in Phoenix in June. These honors came months before the vehicles even began to be manufactured!

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Each modular car includes a chassis, hood/windshield, seat pan, seat, fenders and frame, hex tool, four wheels, front suspension and rear suspension. The sleek design, modularity, use of the tool and suspension features make Modarri totally unlike any other toy cars in the market. Modarri is a new kind of miniature car line that’s driven with the fingers using realistic steering and suspension. Design your own unique cars for the best performance and looks by swapping parts from one vehicle to another using the included Hex Tool. Invent new tricks and cool moves! Modarri cars aren’t only for kids (recommended for ages 8 to 108; not for ages 0–3 due to small parts).

 

My Take on the Cars

As you can see in my review in the video below, these Modarri cars are so unique with amazing suspension and interchangeable parts. Even though I am an adult, these cars are still something that I would play with with my daughters anytime. I appreciated that the cars came with the screwdriver that would allow me replace the chassis or interchange wheels or work on the cars in other ways. The cars are high quality and well constructed. They are heavy duty metal and with the turn radius on the tires and the built in shocks/suspension, these cars are completely unique and different that any other cars I have seen in the past. I highly recommend these to one and all!

 

Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? I am giving away one Modarri car to a lucky winner! All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on October 28, 2014.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S.

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Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Lighting Up The Night With a Powerful LuxPro Flashlight #dadchat

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All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the LuxPro Flashlight company.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclaimer for more information. I have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

 

 

I live in a neighborhood where our power goes out quite a bit and we have to rely on flashlights quite a bit to be able to maneuver around our home. The challenge in the past has always been finding a light that is not only bright enough, but also which gives me the ability to provide my home with long lasting light. This is one reason that I was excited to be able to try out the Luxpro Flashlights as I had heard about them and how powerful they were, but I never had tried them for myself.

 

I received this last week and over the weekend (I tried the LP490BL Max 3D LXII), though we did not have a power outage (thank goodness) I put this flashlight to the test. The light that I received was a powerful one, one that stated it had the ability to illuminate 400 feet in front of me. In receiving this I took it out on a dark night (no moon) and tried this out. This flashlight was amazing, it lit up my background (using 400 lumens) for a long distance and gave me a huge beam of light.

I then decided to try this inside as this was where I knew I would be using it next time the power went out. I found that this LuxPro Professional Series Flashlight would light up an entire room and if I was ingenious, I could rig something up to allow me to be able to keep the flashlight shining toward the ceiling to give me the light that I want in these times of need.

 

On top of this the flashlight that I tried myself was heavy duty and could easily be used as a tactical baton if I was out at night and could use protection for any reason. This flashlight had it all and for me I have to say it is probably the best flashlight I have ever owned.

 

Some additional information about the flashlight that I specifically tried, it uses 3 D batteries and has a 3 hour run time. While I did not leave my light on for 3 hours straight, I trust that it will have this. The body is a hard rubber and is a bit hefty to hold, but definitely can be used if needed for security.

 

Whether you are camping, hiking, or have a lot of power outages, this is a brand of flashlights that I highly recommend to one and all. I am completely sold on them and I have to say that if you try them you will be also!

 

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Avengers, Guardians & More Assemble on Disney Infinity 2.0 Is Here! #dadchat

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I am a HUGE fan of Disney Infinity. This probably started because I am a HUGE fan of Disney itself. I grew up on Disney and have shared this love for the mouse and the company with my own girls since they were young. When I first was introduced to Disney Infinity 1.0 I had to try it and I shared this experience with all of you in a post written last February.

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This spring I was excited to watch the unveiling of the next phase of Disney Infinity. There had been a lot of speculation about what this might be, and y guess was Marvel Superheroes, and I was correct! This was awesome, in my humble opinion, as I am a big Marvel fan and have been since I was a kid, so combining my love of Disney with Marvel was a match made in heaven. I patiently waited….and waited….and waited and was lucky enough a few weeks ago to come home to find a very large box on my doorstep. Once I opened the box my mouth hit the floor as I was completely in awe of the full array of super heroes that were in front of me! I could not wait to jump into this and try out each and every character, both heroes and villains alike!

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First of these characters were so well constructed, with beautiful color and construction. As a fan of these characters, you can tell that the developers either were fans of these characters or really used the artwork from comics to create the characters themselves. As you can see in the images here, the characters themselves are amazing and so lifelike. That being said, I have to say that the game is definitely not just the characters, it is MUCH more than that, so let’s get into that too!

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One of the things that I SO appreciated about Disney Infinity 2.0 is that the developers realized the need to allow the figurines from their 1.0 version release to work with this version. So many people would have been VERY upset if they would have had to have started all over again and it was nice to know that the characters that we had collected as a family up to now would still work.

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The gameplay of the system itself was awesome. One of the things I loved were how the characters’ powers were interconnected with the gameplay itself. Also, the ability of the characters to cross stories and interact with other heroes was something that was amazing as you do not get to have this type of cross-over always in comics and being able to control the characters and what is happening is even better. I also enjoyed that through the collection of points I could upgrade my characters to have and use other special abilities/powers. While I have yet to max out my characters at level 20, I am working on it character by character and with every step I get better and better also in getting used to the characters and their abilities!

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The gameplay is also authentic, and you truly get to feel like the actual comic/movie character that you are controlling. I loved being able to “be” Rocket Raccoon or Spiderman along with all of the other characters and so did my kids!

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There are also a ton of new power discs with this set that will allow you to not only manipulate the environment, but also the vehicles and powers of the characters themselves.

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On top of all of this the new Toy Box Toys were great and interactive and allowed players of all ages (my kids included) in creating some very cool games. One of the things my eldest daughter seems to love these days is the text creator which allows you to be able to add in text bubbles in the toy box. For me, as a parent, I love that there is a safety feature included in this to keep the language friendly and clean! The other thing that my daughter loved was the ability to create rooms with themes, decorating them in many ways with the furniture that was included in the toy box itself. Also, the furniture available was all connected to either Disney or Marvel in some way which brought back a lot of memories for me! The final thing about the toy boy and the system that I will mention is that there is so much more memory now to be able to save toy boxes. You can save up to 300 toy boxes in your own cloud, so you can be as creative as you want, making multiple environments that you can keep going back to over and over again!

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All-in-all I love this new system and I am looking forward to seeing what Disney Interactive has next in store for us, as they have indicated that this is only the beginning… so what do you think might be next? Star Wars? More Marvel Characters? There are so many options to choose from! I highly encourage all to check this system out. You will not be disappointed!

 

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Even After School Begins Lee Jeans ( @LeeJeans ) Offers Amazing Kids Clothes

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As a parent I am always looking for clothes that are not only well fitting, but also clothes that look stylish and that my kids love. On top of this the clothes also have to be durable, especially when it comes to kids as any parents know how rough kids can be on clothes in general. With that in mind I was excited to be able to have my kids try out some of the clothes from the Lee Jeans kids line. As many of you may know I have tried Lee Jeans before, and personally have been very impressed with the high quality as well as the fit the the Jeans as well as Jean Jackets that I have tried.

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I let my kids decide what they wanted to try out and this made them even more excited as they felt in control of their fashion statement (Yes I am in trouble). The both selected jeans that I approved of (not that there were any on the Lee Jeans sight that I would not have approved of. The only thing that they were disappointed about was that Lee Jeans did not have Jean Jackets for young girls, only boys, men and women. Seeing this, I made a comment to the person that I was working with and she was so receptive to the comment and said that it was a good point and that it would be shared with the company, so maybe things will change in the future, you never know!

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It did not take long for us to receive the Lee Jeans that the kids had ordered, and of course they had to put on a fashion show for me. The girls loved the jeans and they both told me that they fir great too. The next day, both had pulled out their Lee Jeans to wear, so it took no time until they wanted to show off their new jeans to others. For my girls, both loved the frilly jeans that they picked over the more traditional. I guess that they both like making some type of a fashion statement with the clothes that they wear….alas, I do live in a divadom!

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All-in-all I was very impressed with the variety, fit, colors and more of the jeans that my girls were able to try from Lee Jeans. The prices were also reasonable, which is always a consideration when it comes to shopping for clothes for my girls. The durability of the clothes is still to be seen, but if they last as long as the jeans that I have from Lee Jeans, I do not think that there will be a problem, and even my youngest might be able to have some hand-me-downs from her older sister too!

 

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Chicken Soup For The Soul: Reboot Your Life #Giveaway

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About the Book

We all fall into ruts at times, with our jobs, our relationships, our fitness, and other aspects of our daily lives. Time to do something about that. These 101 inspiring personal stories of change will motivate and encourage you to find your own new path to happiness. With its powerful stories of taking chances, positive life and attitude changes, and finding new paths to happiness, you will be inspired to find the courage to reboot your own life!

 

Purpose of the Books

After 20 years of bringing real people and their stories together to touch the lives of others, Chicken Soup for the Soul® has gone beyond the bookstore to become a world leader in life improvement. Chicken Soup for the Soul is home to the largest catalog of user-generated, life-changing stories. Through books, movies, DVDs, online resources and other partnerships it brings hope, courage, inspiration and love to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Chicken Soup for the Soul authors and readers belong to a one-of-a-kind global community that shares advice, support, guidance, comfort, and knowledge.

 

About the Company

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, publishes all the latest titles in the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which are distributed through Simon and Schuster, Inc. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have sold more than 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing also licenses the right to use its famous trademark to high quality licensees through IMG, the world’s premier licensing agent. The company is currently implementing a plan to expand into all media, is working with TV networks on several TV shows and is developing a major Internet presence dedicated to life improvement, emotional support and inspiration. In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century. For more information visit: http://www.chickensoup.com/.

 

Facts About The Reach of The Books

  • Total retail sales of Chicken Soup for the Soul branded merchandise have topped $1.3 billion.
  • The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series of over 200 titles has sold over 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul became the best-selling trade paperback series in the history of publishing.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul is one of the world’s most well-known brands– 88.7% of the US public not only recognizes the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, but knows what it is (source—Harris Polls).
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul holds the world record for having the most titles on the New York Times bestseller list at one time.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul receives millions of monthly media impressions, with cross-promotion relationships in place with top media brands like King Features, Woman’s World, BeliefNet and others.
  • Many of the world’s leading consumer brands have looked to Chicken Soup for the Soul for co-branding opportunities, including American Idol®, Coke®, NASCAR®, Marriott®, Campbell’s®, Arby’s®, Golf Digest® and others.
  • Time Magazine called the Chicken Soup for the Soul series the “Publishing phenomenon of the decade.”
  • In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul and dick clark productions entered into an agreement to develop a television series based on the brand.

 

My Take On The Book

There have been numerous times in my own life where I have felt that I need to recharge, or that I have hit a wall in regards to forward momentum. This book makes you re-assess and reboot your life in a positive new way. The stories are motivational and inspiring and make you really push yourself further. The enclosed stories really show people in so many different situations that pull themselves up to make a happier life for themselves and their families. This is the type of book that I know that I could pick up even on my darkest days and feel the dun on my back. A Great book!

 
Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on October 4, 2014.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S or Canada.

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Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Rockport Offers Style, Comfort & Versatility For A Great Guys Night Out #RockportChallenge


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When I think casual, I usually think tennis shoes; that was until recently. As a person who enjoys dressing well, wearing tennis shoes for casual events works at times, but not always. As most of my readers know I have been working with Rockport recently and though as you saw in my last post, I was impressed with their dress shoes, I can say that I did not know that they had more casual shoes until a few weeks back. At this time, Rockport asked me to take on a challenge and try out a pair of their more casual styles from their Fall/Winter ’14 collection.

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I received a pair of their Parker Hill Desert Boot. From the beginning I really liked the color. I was a bit skeptical at first about how I would like the boot cut of the shoes, but as I wore them I got more used to this and I found them to be comfortable and the additional ankle support was nice too.

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In wearing these shoes I found that they could be worn with anything from jeans to dress slacks. This was something that I would not have normally expected, but I was happy to find that this was the case.  There definitely were a few other shoes from the collection that looked The shoes were comfortable and with the fact that they were equipped with sport technology, it did feel like I was still wearing a tennis/running shoe which was a nice change.

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There were definitely a few other shoes from the collection that looked fun. Though I did not try them, I liked the style and color of the Ledge Hill 2 Plaintoe Oxford and the blue coloring of the Parker Hill Captoe Oxford was so unique, I would be interested to see how they would look on me, as it was hard to imagine just looking at them in a picture.

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In the end for me what I love most is that these shoes can go with pretty much anything I can think of (well… maybe not shorts). Having versatile shoes that look and feel good is so important and I have nothing but positives to share about this collection. Check them out here and see for yourself. What shoe would you choose for yourself?
 

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The New @SamsungCameraUS NX1 Looks Amazing! #imagelogger

 

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), announced yesterday their newest camera, the NX1 SMART Camera. This new flagship model combines professional image quality with cinema quality Ultra High Definition (UHD) / 4K resolution video recording and industry-leading SMART connectivity. Samsung also expands its line of professional-grade “S” lenses with the introduction of a new telephoto lens, the NX 50-150mm F2.8 S OIS lens.

 

“The NX1 is the new flagship in our award-winning NX line-up. It brings together our SMART camera technology, new 4K video capabilities and Samsung’s fastest AF system to date in a lightweight, portable body. This blend of cutting edge imaging technology appeals to a wide variety of photographers, and makes it one of the most competitive models in its class,” said Ron Gazzola, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics America. “The combination of the new Samsung 50-150mm F2.8 S lens and NX1 delivers an unrivalled shooting experience that gives users the confidence that they’re taking the best images or video in any situation.”

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Blazing Fast Speed and Superb Image Quality

 

The NX1 boasts an all new, best in class, 28MP BSI CMOS sensor, which supports Samsung’s fastest autofocus system to date, the NX AF System III. Photographers can quickly focus on subjects, making this camera ideal for photographing a football player as they run down the field or baseball action at home plate. Developed utilizing Samsung’s advanced semiconductor technology, the back side illuminated sensor is capable of gathering more light than conventional CMOS sensors. The new NX AF System III features 205 Phase Detect AF points covering 90 percent of the frame, allowing photographers to quickly focus on their targets. This quick focusing ability allows the camera to achieve 15FPS of continuous shooting while continuously tracking focus. The system also employs a patterned AF Assist Beam that reaches up to 15m and will help to more accurately capture clear photos in low light.

 

The NX1 also incorporates a new DRIMe V Image Processer that delivers superior color reproduction and works with the camera’s built-in Adaptive Noise Reduction technology to help retain details and remove noise from photos captured at high ISO’s. The advanced algorithm also analyzes details and color in each photo, making sure users always have the clearest image.

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Wide Phase Detection gives the NX1 the ability to instinctively track subjects almost anywhere in the frame, regardless of their location. Photographers can capture even the briefest of moments. There is no need to re-compose a shot – they can simply focus and shoot immediately, allowing for extreme speed and flexibility. This technology will be of particular interest to those who love to shoot video, as the NX1 supports the use of Phase Detect AF during movie recording, so that results are stable and steady.

 

The new Samsung Auto Shot highlights the innovation available in the NX1. Using the DRIMe V Image Processor and an advanced algorithm, the NX1 will track a baseball as it travels to a player, allowing photographers take crisp images of the moment a ball connects with a bat. While these shots can often be difficult to take, the NX1 removes any concern by accurately predicting the right time to trigger the shutter and capture a full-resolution image.

 

As the only compact system camera on the market with a top deck LCD panel, photographers can easily confirm camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, AF settings, drive and battery life with one glance.

 

Cinema Quality Video

 

Videographers and filmmakers can easily shoot cinema-quality video straight from the NX1. Utilizing the next generation HEVC codec, the NX1 is capable of recording smooth and immersive UHD/4K (DCI Standard) video. Users can easily save files directly to the memory card in the camera, eliminating the need to carry hefty external 4K recorders. This is made possible by a built-in HEVC Codec (H.265).

 

With a myriad of input, output and connectivity options, users will be able to customize their NX1 for their unique recording needs. Additionally, using Samsung’s SMART technology, users can also share their videos directly to any Samsung UHD television via Wi-Fi.

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The NX Lens Line-up Gets Faster

 

Expanding upon Samsung’s premium line of “S” lenses, the new Samsung 50-150mm F2.8 S lens is the second in the series and affords photographers the opportunity to capture telephoto images with crisp clarity and tack sharp focus in a variety of scenarios. Its fast aperture provides excellent low light performance and beautiful bokeh, making it perfect for sports, nature and wedding photography. The lens features an Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor (UPSM), improved from the conventional Stepping Motor (SM), it is three times more precise in its ability to control and focus on subjects. Photographers can capture sharp photos at low shutter speeds using advanced multi-axis Optical Imaging Stabilization (OIS) with four-axis control and a six-axis sensor array. These sensors detect camera motion, and help the lens to make the precision corrections necessary.

The new telephoto lens features a dust and water resistant build making it both durable and reliable. All of the lens controls, focus, zoom and OIS, are located in a single “function zone” on the side of the lens, making it easy to control.

 

Smart Connectivity, Tag & Go

Building on the successes of Samsung’s market leading SMART Camera technology, the NX1’s NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities offer the next-generation of connectivity, making it is easier than ever to take advantage of a host of intuitive sharing features. The ‘Tag & Go’ function lets users tap and share memories instantly and easily, pairing the NX1 with NFC enabled smartphones and tablets. Additionally, the NX1 incorporates Bluetooth 3.0 for an always-connected experience with a mobile device.  After authenticating the connection via Bluetooth, the NX1 is capable of collecting important time, date and location data and automatically imports it into the image’s metadata.  Once authenticated, the connection will automatically switch to a Wi-Fi connection for data transfer.

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The Photo Beam feature allows the transfer of images or videos to a smartphone or tablet by simply touching the two devices together with no other configuration needed. MobileLink lets users select multiple images to send to four distinct smart devices at one time, so everyone can treasure photos without the need to take repetitive shots on each individual device. AutoShare sends every photo you take instantly to your smartphone or tablet and the Remote Viewfinder Pro function enables control of the NX1 from a smartphone, allowing the user to zoom and snap shots remotely yet still have full visibility of the scene, opening up new photographic possibilities. Manual settings can still be accessed, including shutter speed and aperture, so that photographers can retain camera control yet have another option as to how they want to frame their shot.

 

Samsung NX1 Product Specifications

Image Sensor 28.2 effective megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor
Display 76.8mm (3.0-inch) Super AMOLED Tilt Display with Touch panel (tilting Up 90°, Down 45°)

FVGA (720×480) 1,036K dots

View finder EVF (OLED) with Eye Contact Sensor

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ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1EV or 1/3EV step) (EXT. 51200)
Image JPEG (3:2) : 28M (6480×4320), 13.9M (4560×3040), 7.1M (3264×2176), 3.0M (2112×1408)

JPEG(16:9) : 23M (6480×3648), 11.9M (4608×2592), 6.2M (3328×1872), 2.4M (2048×1152)

JPEG (1:1) : 18.7M (4320×4320), 9.5M (3088×3088), 4.7M (2160×2160), 2.0M (1408×1408)

RAW : 28.0M (6480×4320)

* 3D Lens Image Size: JPEG(16:9) 5.9M (3232×1824), 2.1M (1920×1080)

File format: RAW (SRW ver2.0.0), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (for 3D Lens), DCF
Video MP4 (Video: HEVC /H.265, Audio: AAC)

UHD 3840×2160 (30fps Only), 4K 4096×2160 (24fps Only), Full HD 1920×1080, 1280×720 , 640×480

* 3D Lens Movie Recording Compatible only for Full HD

Frame rate: 60fps, 30fps, 24fps NTSC / 50fps, 25fps, 24fps PAL
Video Output NTS, PAL, HDMI
Value- Added

Features

SMART Mode: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, Waterfall
3D still image & video capturing
Built-in Flash (Guide Number 11 at IOS100)
Magnesium cover body
External Microphone
Dust and splash resistance

* Note – This product is not water or dust proof. It is designed to resist dust and minor splashes only. Exposure to severe conditions is not recommended.

Wi-Fi Connectivity IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac

 

  • Email
  • Quick Transfer
  • Auto Backup
  • FOTA
  • TV Link
  • Full Browser(SNS & Cloud)
  • Auto Time Setting
  • BT GPS Tagging
  • Mobile Link
  • Photo Beam(Play Back)
  • Remote Viewfinder Pro

* Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.

NFC NFC
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0
Storage SD,SDHC,SDXC,UHS-I,UHS-II
Battery BP1900 (1860mAh)
Dimension (WxHxD) 138.5 x 102.3 x 65.8
Weight 550 g (without battery)

 


 

Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Cat Did What? #Giveaway

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About the Book

Our feline friends constantly surprise and charm us with their silly antics, their loving connections with our family members, and their surprising intelligence. You will enjoy reading all the 101 amazing and humorous stories in this collection about the mischief, miracles, and magic our cats bring to our lives. This collection will make you laugh and touch your heart and after reading these stories we know you’ll say, “The cat did what?”

 

Purpose of the Books

After 20 years of bringing real people and their stories together to touch the lives of others, Chicken Soup for the Soul® has gone beyond the bookstore to become a world leader in life improvement. Chicken Soup for the Soul is home to the largest catalog of user-generated, life-changing stories. Through books, movies, DVDs, online resources and other partnerships it brings hope, courage, inspiration and love to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Chicken Soup for the Soul authors and readers belong to a one-of-a-kind global community that shares advice, support, guidance, comfort, and knowledge.

 

About the Company

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, publishes all the latest titles in the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which are distributed through Simon and Schuster, Inc. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have sold more than 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing also licenses the right to use its famous trademark to high quality licensees through IMG, the world’s premier licensing agent. The company is currently implementing a plan to expand into all media, is working with TV networks on several TV shows and is developing a major Internet presence dedicated to life improvement, emotional support and inspiration. In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century. For more information visit: http://www.chickensoup.com/.

 

Facts About The Reach of The Books

  • Total retail sales of Chicken Soup for the Soul branded merchandise have topped $1.3 billion.
  • The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series of over 200 titles has sold over 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul became the best-selling trade paperback series in the history of publishing.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul is one of the world’s most well-known brands– 88.7% of the US public not only recognizes the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, but knows what it is (source—Harris Polls).
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul holds the world record for having the most titles on the New York Times bestseller list at one time.
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul receives millions of monthly media impressions, with cross-promotion relationships in place with top media brands like King Features, Woman’s World, BeliefNet and others.
  • Many of the world’s leading consumer brands have looked to Chicken Soup for the Soul for co-branding opportunities, including American Idol®, Coke®, NASCAR®, Marriott®, Campbell’s®, Arby’s®, Golf Digest® and others.
  • Time Magazine called the Chicken Soup for the Soul series the “Publishing phenomenon of the decade.”
  • In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century.
  • In 2008, Chicken Soup for the Soul and dick clark productions entered into an agreement to develop a television series based on the brand.

 

My Take On The Book

As a cat lover this book was funny, heartwarming, and just made me smile throughout. The stories included were fun, engaging and drew me in from beginning to end. This was a book that in many cases made me say to myself, “My Cat Did That Too!” However, even when this was not the case, the stories were ones that I could relate to and really were a great connection for anyone that has ever had a cat themselves or is just an animal lover in general!

 

Giveaway

How would you like to win this for yourself or for your family? All you need to do is fill out the below form to be entered.  The contest will run for one week and will end on September 24, 2014.

Winner must be a resident of the U.S or Canada.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winners are chosen at random, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!

Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

 

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Crashlings Are Fun To Play With & Collect #dadchat

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Wicked Cool Toys continues to launch off new Crashlings, a collectible product line of Mutant Meteors from Outer Space! Crashlings are one-inch collectible figures that are packed and travel inside a rubber-flex meteor. Each meteor has the power to blast over 5 feet into the air! Series 1 includes over 155 Crashlings to collect with special rares, ultra rares and retired editions. Crashlings come in five different breeds (Aliens, Insects, Underwater, Dinosaurs, and Monsters), and kids will be skyrocketed into another dimension as they collect them all! The Crashlings comprehensive product line is expected to launch in Spring 2014 with a variety of figure packs, play sets, and a space ship. In addition, Crashlings includes National TV Campaigns which will run throughout 2014 where Crashlings will be riding high and creating mischief in every new galaxy. Ages 5+, SRP: $1.99 – $19.99

My Take on the Product
While I have talked abut Crashlings in the past, I have to say that I continue to be impressed with the workmanship and detail on these toys as well as how much fun they are to launch off into space. My kids hav a blast with them and if I am honest, so do I. There are so many Crashlings to choose from and for me this is one of the things I like most. You see, I love variety and having the ability to pick and choose from many Crashlings just makes me and my girls happy.  One of the things that I do want to point out is that though this line of toys is made and promoted to boys, my girls love these too!

I just received a few new Crashlings and I have shared some thoughts on them in the below video:


 

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