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I never write a post, including sponsored content, without a relevant story to share. This post is special though, because these products each tell a story on their own, and there was no story to find and develop. So, let’s get straight to the point! When Verizon invited me out to one of their stores to share some information about the great sales and tech gifts they have available, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Let me just tell you, if you stop into Verizon for your gift shopping, you’ll be done! They have something for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest family member. They have something for trendy teens, fitness fanatics, music buffs, on-the-go travelers and more.
Verizon knows “better matters”!
Within minutes of walking in the door, they were wowing me with something you absolutely have to see to believe!
Motorola Droid Turbo 2: ONLY at Verizon
- The world’s first shatterproof display. No joke! It’s guaranteed not to crack. Be sure to check out the video, just below.
- Only $21.83 a month for 24 months.
- Get up to 48 hours+ of battery use from a single charge.
- Powered by fast 4G LTE.
- 32 GB.
- 21 megapixel rapid focus camera.
- Available in a variety of styles so you can customize your Turbo 2.
- Black Soft-Grip
- Black-Pebble Leather
- Gray Ballistic Nylon
- Winter White Soft-Grip
- Plus MORE!
SEEING IS BELIEVING!
Are you a loyal Samsung fan?
I recently upgraded to the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus! There is only a small difference between that and the groundbreaking Galaxy S6 Edge. The Edge is available in up to 128GB, and the Plus only goes up to 64GB, but has a bigger screen. I can practically run my entire business from my phone. The picture quality is amazing! Here are some of the Edge features:
- Sleek design with fast cota-core processor
- comes in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB
- 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
- Live-Broadcast straight to YouTube
- Lots of built in and free app camera functions such as time-lapse, slow-motion, and fast-motion.
- pay with your phone
- work on two screens at the same time
- SideSync lets you quickly sync and transfer files from your phone to your computer
- Quick access screen buttons for frequently used contacts and apps with People edge and Apps edge
- better-than-ever fingerprint accuracy – incredibly fast scanning with quick phone-unlock and you can program both hands!
- the edge also lights up with a dim non-intrusive clock for the nightstand so you can see the time without having to open your phone
I was a little embarrassed when I shed a few tears checking out the Gizmo Pal 2. Most of you already know, three of my children have Autism. I’d been looking into “trackers” and similar devices, but it’s all so expensive. I hadn’t even thought of a Gizmo Pal 2! My emotions got the best of me, just thinking about my children being able to call me when they’re scared or having a bad day, and seeing where they are on the bus when they go to school or leave. It’s also perfect for at home, on the rare occasion when I have a date with my husband or have to attend an event and leave them with a babysitter. This is obviously one of my favorite gift ideas.
- two-way voice calling
- located it from your phone to change the volume, check battery life, and more
- program up to four contacts at any time from the GizmoHub™ app
- available in pink or blue
Speaking of kids, not every tablet was made for kids, but the Verizon-exclusive Ellipsis Kids tablet, sure was!
- built tough with a protective bumper
- Zoodles® Kid Mode® offers expert-picked educational apps, videos, and e-books
- match content to age and skill level with free life time Kid Mode® premium access
- powered by Verizon 4G LTE
Does mom or dad need a new tablet, too? Check out the Verizon Ellipsis 8!
- 8-inch HD display
- robust battery life
- 4G LTE
- powerful processor
- only $10.00 monthly line access
Can you hear me now?
I love portable speakers! When they first became a big hit, I was so excited. I come from a generation of heavy boom-boxes and the break-dancing era. In the time, the bigger-the-speaker, the louder-the-sound. A lot of things have changed since those days. Not only are portable speakers smaller, tougher, and louder, but you can even get complete surround-sound on some! Introducing, the UE Mega Boom 2 and SAVE $50.00 NOW!
- 360 Bluetooth® wireless speaker with full bass in every direction
- waterproof for up to 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter
- up to 100-foot wireless range for music and calls
- versatile shape for easy portability
- you can even hang it
You can also save $30.00 on the Bose SoundLink Color! How often do you hear that? Also save $30.00 on the The Beats Solo 2 Wireless! And who doesn’t desire the GoPro Hero? Well, right NOW you can save a whopping $50.00!
Take care of the ones you love most with these Home Security options!
Was $199.99, Now $179.99
Canary is a complete home security system packed into a single device-a modern approach to security that lets you protect the people and places you care about most. It’s built to learn and adapts to your home over time. Should it detect something out of the ordinary in your house or apartment, Canary sends intelligent notifications with HD video and audio directly to your smartphone.
With no contracts or required monthly fees and free cloud storage of recent events*, Canary works right out of the box to protect the people and places you care about most. And since Canary’s intelligent notifications only alert you when something unusual happens, you’ll enjoy peace of mind when all is quiet and have the opportunity to react swiftly and efficiently when it’s not.
- Setup is simple: Since Canary is packed with built-in sensors, additional components aren’t needed. That means set-up takes minutes, not days. Download the free iPhone or Android app, put Canary on a shelf or table in a central area of your home, plug it in, connect to the Internet, and you’re ready to go. No tools or installation required.
- See and hear what’s happening: Stream real-time video of your home with Canary’s 1080p HD camera, 147-degree wide-angle lens, automatic night vision, and high-quality audio.
- More than a camera: Protect your home with Canary’s 90+ dB siren, motion-activated recording, auto-arm/disarm, and automatic connection to your local authorities.
- Homehealth Technology™: Monitor air quality, temperature, and humidity to help understand how your home might affect your health.
- Smart notices: Receive instant video alerts on your iOS or Android device. Easy options allow you to respond to incidents before they turn into emergencies.
- Watch live: Stream real-time video of your home anytime, anywhere via Canary’s free app.
- *No contracts or monthly fees: The free basic security package is included with purchase, featuring 12 hours of cloud video storage, a limit of five permanently saved video clips, and video recording while Canary is armed. Pay $9 a month for seven days of cloud video storage, 50 permanently saved video clips and video recording while armed or disarmed. Opt to pay more for expanded cloud video storage, additional permanently saved video clips and call center monitoring.
- Built to learn: Canary’s algorithm-based motion detection learns over time to send you smarter notifications with fewer false alarms.
- Data protection: AES 256-bit symmetric-key encryption, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), secure HTTP access (HTTPS) using SSL, and more.
- Auto-arm/disarm: No need to mess with a keypad or even pull out your phone. Canary senses when you come and go, and automatically changes modes.
- Motion detection/night vision: Canary’s motion-activated recording automatically starts whenever it senses movement, and uses a 147° wide-angle lens with automatic night vision for superior image quality.
- Trusted users: Canary works best when everyone in your home is connected to it. It’s easy to share access with your family members or roommates using the free Canary app.
- Multiple devices/locations: Canary’s system can monitor multiple locations, so you can have Canary devices in your apartment, your vacation home, and anywhere else you want to secure, and control them all from the same app. Each location can have up to four Canary devices.
- Backup contacts: Don’t worry if you miss a notification-trusted friends, family, or neighbors can be your backups when you’re traveling or can’t respond. Rest easy knowing you’ll always have someone looking out for you.
- What’s In the Box: One Canary device, secure setup cable, AC power adapter, microUSB cable and a quick start guide.
The Nest Cam Security Camera lets you keep an eye on what matters most to you, even when you’re far from home. Take advantage of 24/7 live video streaming to your mobile device or tablet. Get alerts if something happens and watch the footage of your home live in super clear 1080p HD. Whether it’s identifying uninvited house guests or trying to figure out where the dog hid your shoe, Nest Cam helps you capture it all.
- 24/7 live video streaming: Any time, day or night, see what’s going on in your monitored space, by simply pulling up the feed through your app. With a 130-degree wide-angle view of the room, you can see what takes place via the secure stream to your phone, tablet or laptop in 1080p HD. You can even zoom in and enhance for a closer look.
- Get alerts when something happens: The Nest Cam Security Camera is always on the lookout for motion and sound. If something happens, it will send an alert to your mobile device.
- See in the dark: Night Vision LED sensors let you see the room at night compared with other cameras that only give you a spotlight view. The built-in sensor detects light volume and triggers the transition to night mode.
- Say something and listen to the sounds: With the mic and speaker you can hear what’s going on in the room and even talk back using the Nest app. When someone is about to speak, Nest Cam Security Camera will chime to get your attention.
- Bank-level security: The Nest Cam uses bank-level security with 128-bit SSL encryption, Perfect Forward Secrecy and a unique 2048-bit RSA key.
- Easy set-up: Set up Nest Cam in 60 seconds! Just plug in the power cord, download the free app and set up Nest Cam using your Android® or iOS® device. Finding a place for the Nest Cam is easy – the magnetic stand works in all types of homes and on various surfaces. Watch Nest Cam video using the Nest app for iOS 8 or later, Android 4 or later, or on the web at nest.com/home.
- Nest Aware: Set up your Nest Cam, then take advantage of your 30-day trial offer of the Nest Aware service. Up to 30 days of video in the cloud is stored via Video History, so you can go back to see what you missed, save clips and more. After the trial has expired, you can opt for Nest’s subscription-based cloud storage. The entry-level plan offers up to 10 days of video history (100+ GB) stored in the cloud, while the upgraded offering lets you save up to 30 days of video history (300+ GB of cloud storage) for later review and reference.
- Get more from your Nest Cam: When used in conjunction with Nest Protect, the Nest Cam Security Camera will start recording when fire or smoke is detected by Nest Protect and then store the videos for the insurance company, discovery and validation if needed – no paid subscription required.
- What’s In the Box: One Nest Cam Security Camera, one stand, one 10-foot USB cable and power adapter, one wall-mounting plate, Nest screws, quick start guide, welcome guide and window decal.
Get Fit in the New Year!
Another thing I LOVED about the Verizon store is the ability to buy accessories straight from their Kiosk. There are other places that offer the ability to pay your bill at a Kiosk, but the ability to buy accessories is one I haven’t seen. Now, I won’t mention the Company, but recently I popped into a wireless store to pick up an emergency-need accessory on my way to an event. After waiting 45 minutes, because they would not allow me to make a simple purchase and be on-my-way, the cashier rung me up in a minute and I was out the door! I sure wish I’d popped into a Verizon store location that day. Verizon salespeople are knowledgeable about the products they sell. The people I spoke with knew so much, it was easy to think they actually worked for that product Brand. Nope. They just know their inventory!
No matter who you are shopping for, Verizon has a solution! Go into your local Verizon store today, to take advantage of all the deals they have. You can expect personalized service, knowledgeable staff, great sales, and a gift option for everyone. That’s why they are calling it, #Holidone! I came up with so many gift ideas while I was there, but since the family knew I was going, I’ll have to sneak back over so it will really be a surprise! Verizon might have the best slogan ever, because it’s simple and true; ‘BETTER MATTERS” Stay in-the-know about all of Verizon‘s products and sales by LIKING them on Facebook, or following on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Which gift idea is your favorite? Share in the comments!
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By: Alicia Gonzalez