What’s New With Microsoft Hardware | Mice & Keyboards

** New Microsoft Hardware ** During our visit to New York and BlogHer, we were also lucky enough to get to see some of the new Microsoft hardware available now (and soon). We actually saw the Wedge Touch Mouse and Wedge Keyboard, but I’ve heard a little about the other items and am excited to play with them all. Anything to save space but keep me productive is a win-win in my book. If you are still in the market for accessories for Back to … [Read more...]

Arc Touch Mouse & LifeCam Studio Webcam RV $160 [CLOSED GIVEAWAY]

BlogHer ‘12 begins Thursday August 2, 2012 and I will be there! As you know, I have been blogging for the Windows Champions program for the past year. I am super excited to attend the Microsoft Live Webcast on Friday August 3rd at 12pm EST and you should be, too! Why is that, you ask? Because one Style & Trends with Microsoft at home participant is going to win a Samsung Slate! I’m hoping it will be one of OurKidsMom’s … [Read more...]

Coby Snapp HD Digital Camcorder Review

Coby Snapp HD Digital Camcorder The Coby CAM5002 High Definition Camcorder is great for recording your favorite moments in stunning HD. Film video, take pictures, and review files at the touch of a button, and enjoy high-definition playback of your favorite home movies with the built-in HDMI connection. A built-in SD card slot allows you to record hours of video, while the integrated USB plug, MuveeTM editing software and YouTubeTM … [Read more...]

Sony Walkman E Series 8GB Video MP3 Player Review

Sony Walkman E Series 8GB Video MP3 Player Emma loves music. We found this out when she was around the age of 2-3. Emma had difficulty winding down and would have some serious fits that only alone time and music could cure. One day at Josh’s soccer game we gave her our MP3 player to listen to and watch videos on. So began Emma’s “music therapy”. Her mood swings lessened considerably and she seemed overall happier! Fast forward to now. To be … [Read more...]

Explorer Touch Mouse RV $49.95 | #GIVEAWAY | [CLOSED] | #rafflecopter

Explorer Touch Mouse I am an exclusive laptop user… but I am embarrassed to admit I fumble with the touchpad and it frustrates me. Finding a great wireless mouse is a priority for making my computer time as efficient as possible. I believe Microsoft may have what I need! The Explorer Touch Mouse is sleek, stylish and has a ton of features. Easily scroll up, down, and side to side with just a touch or flick of your fingers with the … [Read more...]

Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phone Review [CLOSED Giveaway]

I am an admitted smartphone junkie. I’ve only had one for about three months, but now I wonder how I functioned beforehand. I now have the freedom to “cut the cord” (leave the computer) and still be able to check in on my email for a minute, see if anything important popped up on Facebook, check for DMs on Twitter and anything else that pops into my mind while still being able to go to the park with the kids, or anywhere for that matter. I … [Read more...]

Nextbook Premium8 Tablet Review : 8” Capacitive Touch Android Tablet w/Expandable Memory

Nextbook Premium8 Tablet   Features: 8” TFT Capacitive Display 800x480 High Resolution Built-in Rechargeable Battery Built-in 4GB Memory Storage Built-in G sensor Front facing 2.0 camera Preloaded with 25 Free eBooks Built-in Speaker Micro SD/MMC Card Slot for Memory Expansion MP3 & Photo Viewer   Christmas is around the corner and many of us have been handed long … [Read more...]

Philips PD700/37 7-Inch LCD Portable DVD Player : Review

Philips PD700/37 7-Inch LCD Portable DVD Player My recent trip to Atlanta was fantastic… including the plane ride. At first I thought for sure I was in for a l o n g ride because of the young child that planted his behind just a couple of seats away from me. Then his mom pulled out a portable DVD player and that was the last peep I heard from him. That made me think of several instances that a portable DVD player would come in handy in my … [Read more...]

#HGG RCA Small Wonder Palm-Style 1080p HD digital camcorder Review [CLOSED Giveaway] #ShoutMedia

RCA Small Wonder Palm 1080p HD Digital Camcorder As the self-proclaimed historian in my house, I had been dissatisfied with my current method of obtaining video. Although it was fairly new, I still longed for better resolution and expandability. I loved the compact nature of it, but between the memory on it is not being expandable and the lack of a quality zoom... it left me longing for more. I was thrilled when RCA agreed to let us … [Read more...]

Then & Now : Technology & Life : 10 Years Ago : #WindowsChampions

Windows XP and Office are 10 years old this month! Do you remember what your life was like 10 years ago? Has anything improved or changed? In the technology field 10 years feels like 100 given how quickly products morph, grow and fall out of fashion.  Ten years ago I would have never guessed my life would be where it is now. My husband and I had been married 13 years and we had two beautiful children ages 4 and 9. I was a stay at home mom … [Read more...]