Fun Toys for Creative Kids #GiftGuide

Looking for something fun to stimulate the mind of a creative child? These are a lot of fun, and we think your little Eisenstein will get a lot of play out of them.

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One of our all time favorite toy companies, Schleich, has all sorts of new toys this year. That is in addition to the many amazing playsets and figures they already had- these don’t go out of style. For the child interested in dinosaurs, horses, farm life, sea life, Roman history, and so much more, these incredibly detailed figures are perfect for creative play and collecting.  The Schleich’s Wild Life range allows kids to walk through the wilds of the Savannah, take a safari, and see lions, zebras, and rhinoceros.  Individual animals are also available. Horse lovers will love Schleich’s Horse Club , which lets them take these majestic animals to tournaments and festivals, win best in show, feed and take care of them in stables, and more. Dinosaurs, sea life, Fairy wonderlands, and more are all available. Visit https://www.schleich-s.com/en/US/ to see what your child will enjoy.

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Kuroba, a new collectible that is a mix of Shopkins and BeyBlade, is newly available. Small and easy to put away, these toys are 16 different cube-shaped characters with funny, expressive faces and personalities. The toys are featured in a show on the Kuroba YouTube channel, where kids can watch the series of 1-4-minute shorts. The line includes a Training Pack to practice and enhance their skills, a Battle Pack for battle, and a Klash Arena playset to battle their Kuroba.  Find out more at https://playmatestoys.com/brands/kuroba/
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How to Choose the Best Low Light Cameras for Travel

Using smartphones to capture images in low light will probably show disappointing results. Shooting with a simple Smartphone’s camera will provide you with poor quality pictures. While traveling, there are many views of evening or night times that one would want to capture. For high-quality images at these circumstances, one should be using a low-light compact camera. A camera with advanced optics and sensors will make you able to capture more realistic results in low light. So, you should be using the best low light cameras for traveling to capture exactly what you see. Here, I am providing you with some tips to consider. They will surely make you able to select and buy an amazing camera to capture fascinating photos during your travel.

Flash using Cameras:

Try to look for the cameras which show amazing results without using flash. Most of the time, flash usage in low light ruins the beauty of the scene. There are many low light cameras with a harmonized system which deliver beautiful results without using flash. So, select the camera after checking its low light result without flash.

Blur images:

Capturing handheld pictures in low light may result in blur images and pictures. Look for the cameras which have large aperture lenses to achieve sharp results. Also, the presence of an intelligent IS in a camera makes you able to shoot handheld fascinating pictures without any kind of blurriness.
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Arlo – Keep An Eye on Your Home

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own and honest.

Have you ever been away from home and got the horrible feeling something bad is happening at home?  Normally this nagging feeling can be written off as paranoia or just nerves but what if?

Well how do you go about making your home safe and sound without paying  monthly fees? The answer comes from one of the biggest names in computer networking- Netgear.  They have created Arlo.  Arlo is a network device which interfaces with your smart phone or any device with internet access.  Arlo is made up of from one to 4 HD wireless video indoor/outdoor cameras and the internet ready device.  After plugging in and setting up Arlo, the fun part is finding the best spot for your cameras.  We picked some great ones and the easiest part is all you have to do is place them around.  There are no wires to figure out how to plug in or communication cable that feed back to the base unit.  All you need to do is power them on and plug in the base.

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The part that honestly took the longest was downloading and setting up the app for our smart phones, which was still incredibly quick.  The entire setup took about a total of an hour for both phones and the unit itself.  This home monitoring system gives you peace of mind. The way Arlo works is that once you leave the house or go to sleep, you set it to wake up upon motion,  When the cameras pick up motion, an notification gets sent to your phone where you can easily pick up the video feed and see whats going on.
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Best Buy the destination for the latest cameras and camcorders

Disclosure- 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.

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Shopping season is in full swing, and with that the mad dash for the perfect gift is upon us all. For the photographer in your life, there are a ton of options available. So many that it can be unnerving at first sight. Luckily enough, Best Buy is here to help with their knowledgeable staff and Holiday Gift Center.

Today we will look at a few of the camera options by some of the hottest in manufacturers.

First up is the new Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens. This camera is a DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi, so you can capture high quality photos and share them quickly and easily. This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity.
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