Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The BenQ GV1 - A Versatile & Stylish Portable Projector With Wi-Fi And Bluetooth Speaker

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The BenQ GV1 - A Versatile & Stylish Portable Projector With Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Speaker

Our family loves new technology – especially home theater! We consider ourselves techies and are early adopters of high-end home theater product. We live in Oregon and love outdoor living, spending time with family and friends and entertaining with the BenQ GV1 Portable Projector.

Portable projectors are great for scenarios where you don’t need a full-blown, complicated projection system. Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids before bedtime, watch your favorite football matches during an evening BBQ in the garden, or otherwise – here is a gadget you can transport easily between rooms or homes and set up with little hassle.

The BenQ GV1 has a maximum brightness of 200 lumens when plugged into a power source, but drops to much lower brightness when running on battery. Its native resolution is 480p, but is capable of resolutions from 640x480 all the way to 1920x1080. The GV1 runs a modified version of Android, which sports the Apitode app market rather than the official Google Play store.

Setting up the GV1 is actually quite easy – just power it on, set up the WiFi, and you’ll almost instantly be able to stream to it via Apple AirPlay. If you’re on Android, you’ll be able to use Google Cast to do the same, and there’s no fiddling about on the projector to switch between either streaming method, which is a relief.

The BenQ GV1 - A Versatile & Stylish Portable Projector With Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Speaker

The GV1 looks more like a portable speaker than a projector, and that’s totally intentional. The speaker grille elegantly meets the top projection part, separated by a bright yellow band. The actual projector can tilt upwards up to 15 degrees, and the entire unit can also fit onto a standard camera tripod mount. 


On the top you’ve got four buttons – two for adjusting volume, and one button to turn the unit on. There’s also a button that toggles the GV1 between being a projector and just a Bluetooth speaker. There’s a manual focus ring to the side too, while the GV1’s auto-keystone ensures that you always have a well-aligned image.

At the back are two ports, one for a power adapter and a USB-C port for connecting a device such as a compatible smartphone or laptop (BenQ includes a USB-C to USB-C cable with the projector). You can also connect a USB-C card reader to project content such as photos or videos off a memory card or USB drive.

Model Highlights

  • Palm-sized design with convenient tilt hinge and auto keystone correction
  • Wire-free connectivity with dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) and direct hotspot
  • Built-in Smart TV Apps for video streaming and gaming fun

The BenQ GV1 - A Versatile & Stylish Portable Projector With Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Speaker

Learn more about the BenQ GV1 portable projector and their other products by visiting their website and following on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Host Movie Night Outdoors With The SunBriteTV Veranda Series From BestBuy!

Host Movie NIght Outdoors With The SunBriteTV Veranda Series From BestBuy!

My husband and I are passionate about new technology – especially home theater! We consider ourselves techies and are early adopters of high-end home theater product. We love outdoor living and spending time grilling with family and friends. The SunBrite| Veranda Series Outdoor 4K UHD TVs with HDR is perfect for us.

Whether you want to host a fun family movie night outside, or have an outdoor party featuring the big game, the Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs is ready to make your favorite outdoor space a real destination. Watching TV outside is fun!

The Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs are designed specifically for outdoor use. They are engineered to survive just about any climate in North America, resisting the harsh effects of rain, snow, dust, insects, and extreme temperatures. 

The SunBriteTV Veranda is a family of weatherproof televisions designed for full-shade outdoor spaces, like covered patios and screened-in porches. 

Veranda comes standard with a direct-lit 4K UHD screen with HDR, which is up to 50% brighter than indoor TVs for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments. It’s more durable, safer, and a better experience that using an indoor TV outdoors.

Now, the best seat in the house is outside!

Host Movie Night Outdoors With The SunBriteTV Veranda Series From BestBuy!

Product Specs:
  • Weatherproof TV built for full-shade outdoor living areas
  • Powder-coated rust-proof aluminum exterior protects internal components from rain, snow, dust, insects, humidity, and salt air.
  • Up to 50% brighter than indoor TVs for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments.
  • 4K UHD with HDR
  • Large weatherproof media bay makes cable connections easy. It has plenty of storage room for many popular media players, and thick gaskets seal out moisture and the elements
  • Available in 43”, 55”, 65” and 75” sizes

For more information about the SunBrite| Veranda Series Outdoor 4K UHD TVs at Best Buy, you can visit their website or make a trip to your local Best Buy store!  

Disclaimer: 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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

SensaCalm Weighted Travel Blanket Giveaway

 Nanny to Mommy received complimentary products to host this giveaway. All opinions are her own.

SensaCalm Weighted Travel Blanket Giveaway

SensaCalm Giveaway Event!

Hosted By: Nanny to Mommy
Sponsored By: SensaCalm

Have you tried a weighted blanket yet? I got one awhile back and I love it. It improves my sleep and reduces my anxiety and stress. 
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Weighted blankets aren't exactly travel-friendly- that's why SensaCalm made the weighted travel blanket! With easy carrying handle and dual buckles, the weighted travel blanket is perfect for those on the go who would like to leave their larger weighted blanket at home. Try one today and get going! 

Size: 34" X 50" (throw size)

**Comes with a FREE matching travel pillow!**

The SensaCalm Weighted Travel Blanket is:

- Made with no fluffy polyfill, for compactness
- Therapeutic to soothe anxiety and insomnia
- Constructed in the USA with quality materials.
- Machine washable and dryable.
- Small enough to use on a plane, a bus, in the car, or anywhere!
- Custom-made to order.

Enter to WIN!

One VERY LUCKY Nanny to Mommy reader will win a "Calm-To-Go" Weighted Travel Blanket from SensaCalm, RV $113+. Entry is simple, just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below. Open Worldwide, must be 18+ to enter. Winner chosen via Random.org through Rafflecopter. All winning entries are verified. Please follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with our current giveaways. Check out our Gift Guides and Good luck!




Nanny to Mommy received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are our own. Nanny to Mommy is NOT responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is open WW, must be 18+ to enter. One entry per household/IP address. No social media was involved in this giveaway in any way. Winner is chosen via Random.org through Rafflecopter. ALL winning entries ARE verified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with all information in email or another winner will be chosen. If you would like to see your product featured in our Gift Guides or sponsor a giveaway event, please contact us.

Monday, May 13, 2019

"Summer on the Go" with #NatGeoKidsAlmanac 2020 Giveaway!

Disclosure: Susie's Reviews receives compensation or products from brands in exchange for the posts on this site. Our opinions are honest and our own.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the world’s best-selling almanac for kids! This year the Almanac features all-new content, interviews with explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Almanac came out 10 years ago, plus the results of the 2019 Almanac Challenge and a new Challenge for kids who want to get involved with helping our planet.

"Summer on the Go" with #NatGeoKidsAlmanac 2020 Giveaway!

Kids can have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the New York Times best-selling almanac, packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more. There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics. Practical reference material, including fast facts and maps of every country, has been fully updated. Homework help on key topics is sprinkled throughout the book.

Based on content from the award-winning and top-selling children’s magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Kids books, the almanac is created by multiple National Geographic contributors–including researchers, photographers, content experts, and educational specialists.

It is my pleasure to offer one of my lucky readers a Summer on the Go Prize Pack which includes all the essentials to keep kids (and you!) organized, entertained and going strong this summer, including:

* A copy of the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020

* An insulated stainless steel 17 oz water bottle

* A set of gel pens for the Puzzles and Games section in the Almanac

* A drawstring backpack for easy “grab and go” and to hold the almanac  pens and water bottle

* A handy, durable and smartly designed backseat car organizer that holds books, snacks and toys, a water bottle, a tablet and even has a hanging tissue box (it’s got it all!).




This giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+ and ends on 5/31/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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The Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020 website is now live and they are hosting a 
Summer on the Go Almanac 2020 Grand Prize Giveaway — a GO-PRO! Enter HERE


"Summer on the Go" with #NatGeoKidsAlmanac 2020 Giveaway!

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Epson Printer Your Family Needs - Expression Premium XP-7100 + Giveaway

Disclosure: Susie's Reviews receives compensation or products from brands in exchange for the posts on this site. Our opinions are honest and our own.

The Epson Printer Your Family Needs - Expression Premium XP-7100

This 5-color Expression Premium XP-7100 wireless Small-in-One printer delivers superior photo quality and versatility and is ideal for our creative and productive family. This printer was so easy to setup! The instructions for unpacking and setting up the printer were designed in such a way that even I couldn’t mess up.

Installing the software and drivers was equally simple and fast and is something you never have to worry about once its properly installed. The installed software monitors your computer, your Epson applications, and drivers and alerts you to upgrades and changes as they happen so you are always current. Updating is simple by simply choosing the upgrades the software has identified. 

We save a lot time with the 30-page Auto Document Feeder and auto 2-sided printing, copying and scanning. We can print vivid, borderless photos up to 8" x 10", or on specialty paper and DVDs. 

The intuitive 4.3" touchscreen allows you to view, edit and print photos, directly from a USB or card slot and you can easily print from your tablet or smartphone — with or without a router — at home or on the go. Plus, print 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 12 seconds as well as custom projects with the Creative Print App.

Features:
  • Easy mobile printing from your tablet/smartphone3
  • Superior photo quality with 5-color inks
  • 30-page ADF; auto 2-sided print/copy/scan
  • Specialty paper1, DVDs; borderless up to 8"x10"
  • 4.3" touchscreen; built-in USB/card slots2
  • Easy mobile printing from your tablet/smartphone3 

The Epson Printer Your Family Needs - Expression Premium XP-7100

Epson’s Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One’s photo scanning and printing are both shockingly fast, beautiful, and true to color. The ink is smudge, fade, and water-resistant, and the LCD screen is extremely useful and easy to navigate as is its mobile printing. Overall, Epson’s Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One is a perfect choice for a home office or small business.

The Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One Printer is definitely the The Epson Printer Your Family Needs!

For more information about the Expression Premium XP-7100, please visit their website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the Expression Premium XP-7100!  The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+ and ends on 6/10/19.  Void where prohibited by law. Good luck! 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Win $20 PayPal Cash In The May Flowers Giveaway Hop! Ends 5/24

Win $20 PayPal Cash In The May Flowers Giveaway Hop! Ends 5/24

Welcome to the May Flowers Giveaway Hop!

Hosted by: Chatty Patty's Place & Review Wire Media

Make sure to visit all the blogs in the hop for even more chances to win. 

Enter below to win $20 PayPal Cash

This giveaway is open WW to readers ages 18+ and ends on 5/24/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Organic Aromas Aromatherapy Bundle Giveaway! ($178 TRV ~ 1 Winner) Ends 6/19 @SMGurusNetwork @OrganicAromas

Welcome to the Organic Aromas Aromatherapy Bundle Giveaway!

1 Winner ~ $178 RV

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.


Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.


This giveaway's Sponsor is:
1 Lucky Winner Will Win A Mobile Mini 2.0 Nebulizing Diffuser ($94) & An Organic Aromas Discovery Collection Of 40 Single & Organic Pure Essential Oils ($84) ~ TRV $178
See the review HERE.


THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to the Continental United States residents only (Sorry not valid in Alaska or Hawaii), Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/19/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.


Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Deliciously Savvy and any blog promoting this giveaway is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping to winner. Any questions about this giveaway? Email Melissa At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

John Boos Co. Reversible Maple Chopping Block Giveaway! $200 RV ~ Ends 6/17

Welcome to the John Boos Co. Reversible Maple Chopping Block Giveaway!

1 Winner ~ $200 RV

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.


Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.


This giveaway's Sponsor is:

John Boos Co. Reversible Maple Chopping Block Giveaway! $200 RV ~ Ends 6/17

1 Lucky Winner Will Win A John Boos Co. Reversible Maple Chopping Block Valued At $200! (Size is 20" X 15" X 2.25")
See the review HERE.

THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to the Continental United States residents only (Sorry not valid in Alaska or Hawaii), Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/17/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.


Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Deliciously Savvy and any blog promoting this giveaway is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping to winner. Any questions about this giveaway? Email Melissa At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Win a 3 Month Subscription to Sports Box Co. (APV $100) Ends 5/20

My all time favorite time of year is spring. I mean it is easy to see why. The sun comes out, the birds start singing, and being outside with the kids is the best feeling.

Do you have a child with a gift you need to nurture? OR are you looking to keep your child engaged in sports when they are starting to play their tablet too much? Keep the FUN in sports with Sports Box Co. so they play longer, practice more, and get better!

Keep kids engaged & excited about the sports they love!

The goal of Sports Box Co. is to keep sports fun for kids of all ages and skill levels and to help them get better. It doesn't matter how good or old they are; if the game isn't fun kids stop playing! Don't let that happen to your kids! Sports Box Co. offers subscriptions for baseball, softball, hockey, football, soccer, lacrosse AND basketball. Get them outside playing with a Batter UP! Box, Hoops Box, Gridiron Box, Power Play Box, Corner Kick Box or Laxx Box.


How Does Sports Box Co. Work?

Starting your Sports Box Co. subscription is easy. Just choose the sport your child is passionate about, select the appropriate box for their age, choose their gender, and tell Sports Box Co your child's shirt size. Each month they will receive a new box full of fun, training aids, gear, accessories, collectibles, swag, snacks, and more!! As your child moves up to the next level of play or if they make a sports change, just update your subscription as needed. Choose from a month-to-month subscription, OR a three, six, twelve month prepay plan.


Mommy's Playbook VIP Discount!

Take $7 off your first month!
Use the Code MPVIP to save on any new
subscription at Sports Box Co.!
Enter to Win a 3 Month Subscription to Sports Box Co.! Winner's Choice! #SportsBoxCo #EntertoWin #Giveaway
ENTER TO WIN!
a 3 Month Subscription to Sports Box Co.!
(winner's choice age/theme)
The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 5/20 at 1159 pm est
Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.
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Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by Sports Box Co. and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Victoria and/or Mommy’s Playbook, Participating bloggers, are not responsible for prize fulfillment. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any social media outlet including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.

Keep kids engaged & excited about baseball, softball, hockey, football, soccer, lacrosse & basketball with Sports Box Co #SportsBoxCo

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Technology That You Need In Your Life

Technology has certainly made our lives a lot easier, and as it advances, the benefits of certain ones can be very effective. Here is some technology that you need in your life right now.



Digital Identity Checker

When interacting with people online for personal reasons or for work, it can be difficult knowing for sure that the person your speaking to is the person they say they are. But now software exists where you can verify digital identities with ease and be safe in the knowledge that you’re dealing with genuine people instead of those that may be wishing to scam you.

Alexa

It seems as if robots are appearing in our lives more often than not now and thanks to Alexa, life can be made that little bit easier. Its basic function is that it’s a wireless speaker, but just like your phone’s Siri, it can help answer questions, control functions within your home and make calls. It can access your music playlist, and it learns your habits and adapts to your face. Sounds a little scary right? However, this is certainly a piece of technology that you’ll want to have in your home because the benefits of having one can certainly improve your life, as well as saving you lots of time and effort.

Energy Monitors

There are some things that unfortunately we need to pay each month. That’s our rent or house repayments, our energy, and food bills. Household bills can end up costing a fortune and only get more substantial as the household grows. So it’s certainly worth investing in an energy monitor so you can keep track of what appliances are using the most energy and where you could potentially save money in the long run. There are also appliances now where you can link it up to your boiler or electric supply and control the amount you use on a daily basis, by linking it to your phone. They usually come with an app to install on your smartphone which you can then use both inside and outside the home. It’s great for when you want to start heating up your home on a cold day before you get in from work.

A Smartphone

If you don’t have a smartphone yet then you are certainly missing out on all the great features that they have, which makes both work and personal life a lot more manageable. A smartphone allows you to surf the web, meaning you have access to everything on the go and can find out information with a few clicks. The cameras on these smartphones are only getting more advanced, and therefore you can essentially save on the cost of buying a new camera and just use your phone. Google or Apple maps are a great way of navigating around your area and are especially beneficial when traveling to a new place. You can also take your work with you outside of the office thanks to many apps that are now available to use in mobile format. 

Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones have stepped onto the market thanks to the technology of Bluetooth and being able to connect other electronic devices with the use of wires. Once you get wireless headphones, you’ll struggle to go back to wired ones. You no longer have to spend a good five to ten minutes trying to untangle wires, and wireless headphones are much more comfortable than having to tuck a wire down the back of your shirt. They come in a variety of sizes, and the cost of them varies depending on the brand. Beats headphones and Apple are among the most popular!

Fit Bit

Exercising and working out has never looked so appealing thanks to the rise of the fit bit. These sleek bracelets provide you with a tracker to keep an eye on how many steps you're doing per day, how many calories you’re burning and has a whole other host of features. As many of us have become more conscious of our health and what we’re putting into our bodies, the fit bit has grown in popularity and is the perfect way to keep tabs on your fitness and health in general. It encourages you to keep active and logs a range of data that you can refer to when needs be.

It’s incredible just how much technology has impacted in our lives, and it’s certainly here to stay for the foreseeable future. Get yourself some of this technology and see the difference it makes to your life.

Disclosure: This is a partnered post.