Tech To Bring Music to Your Ears and Light Up Your Life

As we spend more time outdoors, we look for ways to bring some creature comforts with us.  Check out some of the gear that makes outside a little more modern.

Do you love a good run? Maybe hike, kayak, or even just some time in the gym. Finding good earphones that can deal with sweat is not always the easiest task, but most of us like to bring music (or some form of audio) with us for our workouts. The new PaMu TWS wireless earphones are easy to wear, truly have no wires (really, Pinocchio) until you have to charge them, of course, and are sweat-proof and water resistant. They have some must have features, including Hi-Fi Sound, Auto-connects,Touch Control, Auto Pairing that lets you make calls and listen to music while your phone is in your pocket (or beyond), an In-Ear Mic, they come with a portable Charging Pod that neatly fits your buds and doubles as a travel case, and more. They are reasonably comfortable for ear buds. To me, while wearing them, they reminded me of a Dr. Who episode of Cybermen- that’s how it all started. Giant ear buds, then you become a Robot working for your new alien overlords. Ah, maybe not- but it makes me laugh. You can grab yours before they even hit shelves on indiegogo.

Always on the go?  AdventureJumpStart is a great option for those of us who are constantly on the move- it can not only recharge your tablets and smartphones, but it also has the ability to jump start most cars, trucks, boats and ATVS. Really. And? It’s small. Best. Gift. Ever.

It comes with everything you need- the charger, recharge cable, Detachable Jumper Cables, and Quick Start Guide. It has the smallest and lightest powerbank with the highest lever of safety, as well as keeping it’s battery life from one charge up to one full year if not used. It also charges incredibly quickly, which we all know is a huge plus. That’s pretty amazing stuff right there- great for people to have on hand for a roadside emergency.  This is one you will want to have for innumerable reasons. Pick yours up for $100 at https://mycharge.com/collections/adventure-series/products/adventurejumpstart

If you need a smaller charger, one for your pocket, there is always the Flip 30 RechargerThis mini charger is about the size of a pack of gum, but can charge your phone up to three times per full charge of it’s own (or a tablet once) making it an easy way to keep your electronics ready to go while you are on the go.  It fits easily in most purses or pockets. Several color options are available, this rechargers costs $49.95 athttps://www.goalzero.com/shop/flip-family/flip-30-recharger/ .

Like to camp? Or maybe you just hate being caught in the dark. The Lighthouse Micro Flash is perfect to keep in the car, a drawer, or in your purse for emergencies. No need for batteries, it is rechargable by USB and has a dimmable lantern as well as a built-in 120-lumen flashlight. If on it’s lowest setting, it can run for up to 170 hours. It is tiny, about the size of a finger, and weighs just over 2 ounces but is not light on power. Get yours for $24.99 at https://www.goalzero.com/shop/lanterns/lighthouse-micro-flash-lantern/ .

MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool Gear

The MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool towel is a great way to beat the heat for your family, children, and those friends you work out with. The EnduraCool towel is just what you are looking for with the temperatures rising when working or playing outside with your children.

The instant cooling technology is activated when you wet the towel and wring it out and snapping it to chill the fabrics surface temperature by up to 30 degrees. The user of the towel simply places the towel around his or her neck, forehead, or the desired area for instant relief from the heat.

workout headband

The mission of Mission Athletecare is “ We believe greatness is always in reach. But you’ve got to dig deep, you’ve got to harness your heat. That’s why we build innovative thermoregulation technology into the fabric of all our products. We do it because when you control temperature, you unlock performance.”

The MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool towels come in a variety of colors and styles to fit everyone’s unique personality and style. These EndureCool towels are perfect for your sports stars or dancing ballerinas; or maybe for dad while he is mowing the yard or mom when she is jogging. Wherever the sweat, EnduraCool towels will be there to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable.

headband that stays in place

As you can see, it stays in place pretty well- even when soaked and in the wind (which is saying something).

Not only do MISSION EnduraCool Towels have cooling towels but they also have an entire line of EnduraCool Instant Cooling Gear and Accessories to keep you, your family, and friends cool, dry, comfortable.The line includes a full range of instant cooling Tops, Bottoms, Skull Hats & Caps, Headbands, and much much more all designed to keep you cool and enhance your performance and recovery.

You will want to get your MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool towel and other accessories today; if not for you then that one loved one who loves to run and work out so this would make the perfect gift for them.

Work It Out at Kohl’s

Getting into shape is “one of those things” that many of us struggle with daily.  We all want to look and feel great, but many of us weren’t born with perfect genes or a great metabolism.  Couple that with the junk that is pumped into food these days (yes, yay for technology) and busy lives, and it’s just not easy, is it?  It’s no wonder why so many people make losing weight or personal fitness their New Year’s resolution.  Did you start off strong in January, but now that February is here, you are wavering a little?  Kohl’s has your back.

WP_20150222_15_33_40_ProThey have great sales on everything you need to lose weight and get into shape (without breaking the bank).  I love all the bright colors as well- with a winter that seems like it will drag on for all eternity, it is nice to at least wear the colors that the outside world is missing, yes?

WP_20150222_15_34_06_ProI belong to a local gym, which is helpful for me, because I really dislike this cold weather, and I promise you I would not be out in it much for walks or whatnot.  I am outside as little as humanly possible right now, so I am grateful for that membership!  Another option that I utilize is at-home workout DVDs and yoga.  Kohl’s has a fairly wide variety of both DVDs and workout equipment, from weights to yoga mats and more.  They carry all the brands you know, trust, and love, as well as the DVDs with trainers you really want to watch. Even better news- they are all on sale.
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Mondetta Performance Gear- Review

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Thanksgiving is over, the turkey is gone, and so are the leftovers. But that extra scoop of mashed potatoes is still around- around the middle, that is. Might as well get started on those New Years resolutions- really. Stick with them. Hit the gym with some new clothes, that’s a motivator! Modetta Performance Gear is a Canada based active wear label which has recently released its newest line of high tech, high fashion active wear, “My Performance, My Lifestyle”. This line bring the idea of performance, fashion and new materials to the next level by showcasing real athletes and dancers using their active wear. We really liked the Rhea and Persephone tops which are both lightweight yet supportive tank tops. They are quick drying, moisture wicking and stretch in just about all directions. They are easy to slip on and slip off, perfect for under [Read more…]