Tag: Cool Mom Tech

Editors Best of 2010: The coolest technology and apps

With how integrated tech is becoming in our lives these days as parents, it’s getting harder to narrow down our favorite apps, software, hardware, and other 21st century picks. Here are a few of our favorites of the year, including some picks from our sister site, Cool Mom Tech. Tech Uh, the iPad? Helloooo… –Liz + Kristen Toshiba scored major parent points with their new Toshiba Kids PC. It’s comes preloaded with safety features and a kid-friendly browser, and the wipeable keyboard is truly magical. -Kristen Tech Accessories If smartphones are the brag book of the new century, the...

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Welcome CBS Early Show viewers!

We’re so glad you caught our Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner this morning on the CBS Early Show highlighting some of our favorite picks for making road trips safe and sane. Who couldn’t use a little extra sanity over the holidays, especially when you’re cooped up in a car with kids! Here’s a list of all the great items that were featured on the show: Making the kids comfortableEvenflo Momentum car seat, Diggity Kids Keester booster seat cushion (pictured)Feeding them snacksElla’s Kitchen Baby Food , Dwink juice box holder, No Squeeze juice box holderStaying organizedWisey car bag Keeping them entertained Squiggle On-The-Go,...

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High-tech meets fabulously crafty

It’s very possible that some of you may score some new technology for the holidays. And of course we know that it’s the gift that keeps on taking–that dandy new iPhone 4 will require a spare power cord, decent ear buds, some fun apps, and of course, a swanky case. Ooh, have we got one for you. I think these needlepoint iPhone cases are the perfect way to hold onto the arty side of myself, even as I wholeheartedly embrace the technology glued to my left ear. The designs are beyond adorable–especially that Union Jack. (You know how we...

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The giving that keeps on giving

We’ve had the best time this month just giving away $500 Best Buy gift cards at Cool Mom Tech to our deserving and ever-awesome readers. But our mad benevolent giving frenzy is not over yet — click over to our Best Buy Wish List post about eReaders and tablets, and you can enter to win two more of those sweet sweet cards if you enter by tonight. And after that? Click over to today’s post about our must-have mobile accessories and enter to win two more $500 gift cards. (And after that, there will be two more. And after...

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Three more reasons to visit Cool Mom Tech, totaling about $2200.

You know how much we love giving things away to our readers. Especially this time of year. The way we see it, mamas don’t get year-end bonuses for changing 87 diapers in the dark or getting a kid to finally eat broccoli without ketchup. And they should. Well this may be your lucky month. Pop over to Cool Mom Tech right now for two awesome giveaways going on through the weekend. We’ve got a $1200 tech giveaway courtesy of the new CBS show The Talk, including a new high-tech vaccum, an HD camcorder and a brand new printer. Plus for...

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Online shoppers – prepare to save a ton of money

If you work on Firefox–as about half of you do, judging from our site stats–you probably know that there are all sorts of interesting add-ons you can add to the browser to make things faster, easier, and more functional for you. I’ve been poking around looking at apps for our sister site, Cool Mom Tech, and came across a really nifty one that’s already saved me a ton of money as I shop online. The PriceBlink add-on for Firefox essentially price compares the baby doll or shearling boots or garden hose you’re looking at on a major retailer site,...

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The Cool Mom Tech Holiday Gift Guide is here!

If we couldn’t solve all your holiday shopping conundrums with our Cool Mom Picks holiday gift guide (gasp!), then we’ve got over 75 more fabulous gift options just for you in our brand spankin’ new Cool Mom Tech holiday gift guide! We’re here for you, mamas! We’ve got great gift suggestions for the big and little tech lovers and geeks in your life at every single price range. Even a slew of creative picks for under $15. And those folks who you might not think would dig a tech gift? We’re pretty sure we’ve got something for them too....

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This week on Cool Mom Tech

Here are a few cool things we found the past week on Cool Mom Tech, that we thought our Cool Mom Picks readers would appreciate too. Adorable, portable USB speakers that beat your kid ignoring you with headphones on. A guide to the 7 best online shopping sites with great mobile apps, so you never miss those kids clothes at 70% off. A smart online baby book making it easier to remember the first tooth or the first embarrassing spit-up incident with company over. A new National Teacher’s Registry to help get our educators what they need for the...

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This week on Cool Mom Tech

Haven’t stopped by Cool Mom Tech this week? Here are a few posts definitely worth a peek. A kitchen radio from one of our favorite designers is piquing our geek – definitely not your grandma’s AM tuner. The new Kinect for XBox 360 motion-sensor game system is out this week! Read a moms’ take on whether it should make your holiday list this year. Check out this line of green vacuums that don’t just clean up our floors, they clean up our oceans. An affordable desktop organizer for tweens and big kids, that might even keep them at their...

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Subscribing: So fabulous it’s scary

Yeah, we know. It’s the week before Halloween, and pretty much everything is “so fabulous it’s scary.” Still, subscribing to the Cool Mom Picks newsletter truly is a treat. And there’s no trick– we promise. So what’s coming to haunt you? Oh, just our free monthly newsletter with great deals and hip finds, including our free CMP (for less) email with exclusive discounts. Plus a chance to enter our utterly amazing monthly subscriber-only drawing. This month, it’s a Pretend Play Prize Package from Little Passports and Cattiwampus worth over $200, and including wonderful toys to inspire creativity from Melissa...

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The next best thing to the Cool Mom Tech launch party? The Cool Mom Tech launch party swag.

To celebrate the launch of our new sister site, Cool Mom Tech last week, we got together and threw a bicoastal launch party sponsored by the amazing techcessory mavens at Logitech. And what a party it was! Because we couldn’t invite every one of our readers, supporters and friends, we figured we’d do the next best thing – give you a chance to win one of five VIP swag bags. It is filled with awesomeness from companies like  Belkin, Jabra, Cocoon, Rogue Confections, Least Likely 2 Breed…and includes your very own  Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote. We only wish...

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This week on Cool Mom Tech

Just some of the techy goodness found on Cool Mom Tech this week. -A laptop case from one of the hottest designers in the world. With the price to match. –3 tips for new iPad owners who happen to be parents. –Silly Bandz go high tech. And some of us go running for the hills. -Our secrets to creating harmony in the home, when you’ve got technology up the whazoo. -Have you seen some of the awesome things you can do on the Crayola website? Free? Definitely worth a...

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This week on Cool Mom Tech

5 ways to watch movies at home, since we parents never get to the theater! (Hmph.) A simple web based to-do list organizer designed by a mom, graphic designer, and one of our favorite bloggers. Great video cams under $500. Or really, under $250. Because who needs to spend $500 on a video camera these days? A chance to win $100,000 for your school from Bing. Go!...

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Subscribing: It’s like an inbox full of awesome

If you’re reading this, you are fabulous, and we love you, and we want to bring further awesomeness to your inbox a couple of times a month, plus chances to win fantastic prizes. All you have to do is subscribe to Cool Mom Picks before Thursday (hurry!) and here are 5 reasons why that’s a good thing. 1. Our subscribers are just a wee bit more special than other subscribers. It’s true. 2. In addition to our fab monthly newsletter, CMP subscribers have the chance to enter to win a delicious prize pack designed to make family dinner time...

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Big news! We proudly introduce the launch of Cool Mom Tech

Well after months of work, we can finally let you know the big news that’s been keeping us all busy lately: The official launch of Cool Mom Tech! Whoo! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a so-called techie to feel at home over there. You’re online right now mama, and that’s all the techie you need to be. Check in daily and you’ll find the coolest picks to keep us stylish, keep us organized, save us money, and keep our kids smart, safe, and entertained. Not necessarily in that order. To see the kinds of things we love,...

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