Gadgets & GIft Ideas

With tech comes gadgets! Here at Digital Mom blog, we often are sent gadgets to review. Here you will find our gadget reviews, typically family oriented. From smart home devices to toys for kids, enjoy these gadget reviews. 

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Best Tech Products for Working From Home

If you are a remote worker and work from home, check out these products for your remote workstation!  Best Tech for Working From Home Our friends at Logitech sent us over several products for the work from home worker to celebrate National Work From Home Week....

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Ataribox Is Coming And Yes, The Kids Will Want It!

Ataribox - sound familiar? Yes, the old school Atari is making a comeback. Our kids could soon be bugging us to buy them an Atari - but don't worry, this isn't the Atari of the 80's! Launching this Fall on Indiegogo, the Ataribox is positioning itself as a PC...

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Make Ice Anywhere There is a Plug

Portable RCA ice maker - make ice anywhere there is a plug! RCA recently sent us their compact ice maker to review. We tried it out, and here are our thoughts.  RCA Ice Maker Review We like to entertain often. While we absolutely love our Samsung Hub refrigerator...

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5 Things To Know Before You Get Rid of Cable TV

We finally did it - we GOT RID OF CABLE TV! The cord is cut! The last year has really had us thinking, do we need cable?  But alas, we were stuck in a contract and it wasn't worth us breaking it. Our contract ended in early December, and after quickly...

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The Baby Monitor I Wish I Had When I Had Babies

We have a Arlo baby monitor review for you! First, let me say - sad panda here, my babies are all grown. Netgear sent over an Arlo smart baby monitor for us to test out and now I am faced with the fact that I once stared mindlessly into a screen watching my babies...

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Review: VIZIO SmartCast Wireless Sound Bar System

VIZIO sent me the new 2017 36" 5.1 VIZIO SmartCast Wireless Sound Bar System for review. All opinions are my own. Looking for something to surprise the geek dad with this Father's Day? Here's what me and the kids surprised our favorite dad nerd with - a VIZIO...

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A Really Good Gaming Headset

Are you in the market for a really good gaming headset? Our friends at iClever recently sent over their new iClever Gaming Headset - Model IC-HS20 for us to review. Here's the scoop! iClever Gaming Headset Review Our 12-year-old son is a gamer (like most boys his age,...

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A Scale to Weigh Baby & Yourself

I'll never forget trying to weigh my first born. Our first born was 6.1 lbs when she arrived. So tiny, so little. By the time we left the hospital, her weight had dropped to 5.5 lbs. Over the first few weeks of her life, things were scary. She wasn't gaining weight...

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Fidget Cubes and Fidget Toys – Friday Fave Gadget

Fidget cubes are all the rage from elementary to high school. What are these things, why do kids love them, why do parents like them and why do teachers HATE them? Let's break it down with this week's Friday Fave - Gadget of the Week.  Fidget Cubes and...

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How to Create a Paperless Office

We're in the beginning stages of movies. It's mad nuts around our house as we declutter and start the process of packing. Surprisingly, the whole decluttering process has been pretty painless, because well - the wife handles tbat... (she approves of this...

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20 Best Toys to Develop Fine Motor Skills

Looking for the best toys to develop fine motor skills - here they are! The few years we have our kids as toddlers - they are rapidly growing and learning. Your toddler's gross motor skills, like running, walking and jumping doesn't require much work on your part. Our...

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iPhone 7 Plus Review – Tried, Tested and I Approve!

It's here, I have an iPhone 7 Plus review, just for you. Here's the deal. I typically upgrade iPhones every other release. My last smartphone was the iPhone 6, which has been an awesome phone for the last 2 years, but it was time to upgrade. Yes, I totally fangirl...

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Alienware Alpha R2 Unboxing

Our friends at Alienware sent over the brand new Alienware Alpha R2 and Dell 27 inch monitor over for us to review. No one is more excited than my 11-year-old Elijah (well, my husband was pretty stoked, but he knew this machine would be used by the kid.)  As...

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FAVE: USB Charger Power Strip

Today's Friday Fave is this USB charger power strip. Yes, I know - it doesn't sound all that exciting but let me explain. Too Many Devices to Charge I have a problem, okay I have many - but one of my problems is that I like to make sure all my electronics are...

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20 iPhone 6 Cases to Keep Your Phone Protected!

Looking at iPhone 6 cases?  The iPhone 6 is a phone of beauty. It's all nice and shiny.  I haven't even upgraded to the iPhone 6s yet because I am still just loving the 6! This may be an obvious statement, but if you have a toddler - and don't buy a case for your...

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10 Cute Macbook Pro Cases

Here is the thing. I have kids therefore when I have something expensive and a case can be purchased, I always buy a case or cover. I have 2 Macbook Pros that I make sure to have in a working case at all times. I have replaced each around 2 times - both because of...

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FitBit Charge Review

I am focused on getting into shape, but in all honesty - it's been more of a thought rather than action. That all changed this past week when I purchased my husband and myself each a Fitbit Charge. Life changing, people. First, I should state for the last 22 months my...

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DROBO – Keep Your Files Backed Up

When is the most likely time you think about backing up your files?  That's right, after a hard drive crash. I will never forget the great hard drive failure of 2003. I had just had a child, all of her newborn photos - gone forever - thanks to a hard drive...

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Meet Arlo – The Easy Setup Video Surveillance System

So here's the deal. We moved to the country, we now have a few acres and something we've wanted to do is find a way to keep dibs on what we can with a video system.  We wanted an easy setup video surveillance system - the Netgear Arlo is our answer! Netgear Arlo...

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Touchjet Pond Projector – The Coolest Projector Ever

We get to review some pretty nifty tech stuff here at Digital Mom Blog, but this takes the cake. Let me introduce you to the Touchjet Pond Projector. The Touchjet Pond Projector?turns any?giant interactive touch screen. Simply setup the projector on any large wall. We...

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3 Reasons to Love the HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop

Are you in the market for a laptop? Introducing the HP Envy TouchSmart laptop. ?It's everything you could want on a PC. Let's talk about the 3?reasons you will love it! 1. 15.6 Touch Screen The HP Envy Touchsmart is touch screen. We have the HP Envy touchscreen...

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First Day with the Apple Watch

So a few weeks ago, I was up late. When the clock struck 2 am, I bought an Apple Watch. Well actually it wa more like 2:15am but none the less, I got one. It was an impulse buy. Yes, I love me some Apple and with all the hype this year around wearable technology at...

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying the New Apple Macbook

The new Macbook. SHINY. I purchased my last Macbook Pro 3.5 years ago. Over the years I have done several upgrades (including a screen replacement!) - but overall - the machine is SOLID. I use my Macbook  Pro each and every day and leave it on for hours, rarely...

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Best WiFi Hot Spot for Road Tripping

We love to family road trip. Getting everyone piled into the car with a destination ahead and a zillion stops in between. There is loud bickering and questions about stopping to pee and wonders of when we will arrive. It's all about making memories, right? While I...

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Nexus 9 Review

Nexus 9 Review: Last week, I received a little surprise package from Google - a Nexus 9 for review. I loved my Nexus 7, until it had an ill-fated incident of keeping the tablet in my purse without a proper cover left the screen smashed to pieces. I was devastated, so...

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Juno Quatro Review: An Affordable Phablet Alternative

Do you know what really sucks? Losing your phone and having to fork over a ton of money for a new phone. A few years ago, after I got my first smart phone this happened the first week I got my phone. It was painful to have to fork the several hundred dollars out of...

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5 Things to Do NOW If You Get a New Smart Phone or Tablet

Did you receive a new smartphone or tablet? If so, this post is for YOU! Our kids received Android tablets and my daughter received a smart phone for Christmas this year. Let's just say my daughter's gift sparked the reason for this post. Now that you've gotten your...

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5 Things Kids Can Learn From Playing Video Games

This post is brought to you by Energizer®. All opinions are my own. I know as a mom, I tend to always dwell on the bad of a ton of screen time - especially video games. Everything in moderation, right? But there's some good news. Maybe those video games your kids...