It is just a fact that we as consumers, living in a technology filled age, want the best and fastest cell phone, tablets, and computers… Being that a new and better model is being introduced every other day it seems, those of us who constantly feel the need to upgrade to stay current can be left with a drawer full of backups.
Most of the time when we go from an iPhone 4 to the 5, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the 4 other than the fact that it is not the newest on the market. So with Gazelle, you can cash in the old phone towards buying the new one that you honestly don’t really need, but just really want. The best part is the fact that you can sell the old one easily, and for a pretty sweet price, upgrading does not feel so unnecessary after all.
Gazelle is unique among the competitor companies looking to purchase your used smartphones, tablets, and laptops. You just visit Gazelle’s website, select the model you want to sell, and answer a few questions about its condition. Based on that, the site offers an estimated purchase price. If the price is acceptable to you, Gazelle ships a box and pre-paid shipping label to you to return the device in.
Mother’s Day is around the corner but there is still time to get her something amazing, so if your mom is anything like mine than she too loves girly things… You’re in luck because I have found some meaningful and peaceful selections of really cool, beautiful, and unique items that Mom will love, while she wonders how you found something so fitting to her personality! Win-Win…. Although she can drive us crazy at times, Mom usually knows what she is talking about and as we get older we learn that she was right 99.9% of time, even when we thought she was nuts. So show her how much you appreciate her with a nice gift that comes from the heart.
In honor of moms all over, I offer my favorite options for that special lady in your life that we still call Mommy, the best part is all these beautiful gifts are under $25.00
Remind Mom that she is your sunshine with The Solar powered LED Sun Jar. It will create a beautiful glowing ambiance to whatever room or space she places it. It is really cool how this jar gives you the illusion of capturing sunlight in a jar? Sounds nice, right? Captured inside the Sun Jar are highly efficient solar cells, a rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps. This energy is then used at night to power the three LED lamps inside the jar. The light is diffused by the frosted jar and gives the appearance of sunlight emitting from within. The mason jar comes equipped with a clever light sensor inside that automatically activates the lights so she can enjoy the beautiful ambient glow during bath time, reading on the porch, or can double as a candle for romantic nights with Dad… (more…)
With Mother’s Day coming up soon, I want to do something special for mine! Which is why I am using the Blurb Designer Instant book template to make a professional quality photo book filled with memories for mom. Instant Books are easy to create, take about an hour, and start at just $12.99. This is definitely a present she will leave on the coffee table for everyone to see each and every day! Start creating your Blurb Designer Instant Book today and save 20% with promo code LOVEYOUMOM valid through 5/10/13!
M – O – T – H – E – R
“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
Show mom she rocks with a personal gift!
Show your iPhone some love with these really cool things to buy!
Being that we have posted a few really awesome iPhone products this month I wanted to get into a little more detail and break it down for you guys as to why they are such cool things to buy. We all love our phones and find life virtually impossible without it. It has become a constant in our life’s and our fingertips are always merely seconds away from fun, information, or communicating. Seriously, how did people survive without smart phones… Like cavemen I assume!
Our phones are our favorite accessory and best companion at times, so why not hook it up with some cool accessorizes as well… There are millions of cases for the iPhone, but we only showcase the coolest ones, like the SimpleShell Mood Case. It has heat sensory that changes colors depending on your mood and body heat (technically, hand heat). When you are bored of checking Facebook for the 50th time in 5 minutes and you are waiting for a text from your man or mom, you can play around with your case! Check out some other cool cases we have: Unique iPhone Cases.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find that perfect gift for the men in your life because some men are pickier than women when it comes to presents and what they like! It feels good to give a gift that the recipient not only will use, but that they actually love… So Cheaper Than A Shrink has your back and have brought to you the coolest things to buy for men.
The Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife is by far one of the coolest pocket knives out there, it basically does everything any man would ever need when it comes to doing manly things with sharp objects… You know how guys are, even a man who technically does not need something so extravagant I guarantee will feel like the king of the world with this tool of tools in their hand. It comes with 87 implements and 141 Functions…. This screams “You are my amazing man” when given as a gift. He will love it and might even hang that picture or fix the leaking sink that he has been promising to do for weeks.
Also The Down The Hatch Nautical Anchor Flask is the perfect gift for the guy who likes to have a drink or two at a sports event, concert, the ballet you dragged him too etc. but does not want to pay the $15 per drink because he is saving to buy you that beautiful engagement ring, or he is just a tight wad… Either way, he will love this cool flask and his friends will think you are pretty awesome too as they will all benefit from this cool gift.
Carrie Bradshaw has always been known for her Manolo Blahniks and great sense of fashion, and this week on The Carrie Diaries is no different. At the beginning of episode 112: “A First Time for Everything” Carrie can be seen sporting the Up in the Tee Tops from ModCloth. A boldly patterned peplum top featuring a green tree atop a pattern of red, coral, and azure, Carrie could definitely use the calming effect this top can have after an interesting exchange with her boyfriend.
Not only is it an adorable pattern, the peplum style has taken over like wildfire and is the new hot item in the fashion world… Peplum is totally the new black so grab this fantastic frock today at ModCloth.
Carrie is a fashion icon who only wears the coolest and most unique outfits and you can add ModCloth to her amazing wardrobe that every girl in America wish they had!
Drinking (in responsible amounts and being 21 and older) can be fun and all, but sometimes we’ve gotta amp up the interesting factor and since we have posted quite a few awesome alcohol related items lately we wanted to do a review on these items and share with you why they really are cool things to buy. Perfect for parties, having a get together, or just in general. Whether you are a professional, living the dorm life, a bachelor, or still living with the parents… These below products will make you laugh, will come in handy, and will be a great conversation piece!
The Get Trashed Shot Glasses
After throwing back one too many shots, your chances of ending up in a trash can, or at least your head in one, is pretty high, so don’t you think you might as well start the night where it could also end?
Shot glasses and beer mugs come a dime a dozen and they come in all different designs, shapes, colors, and gimmicks… But our first awesome product is properly names “Get Trashed Shot Glasses” and they are in the shape of trash cans. These are for sure more unique and fun than any old boring shot glass I have seen.
The ceramic cups come in a set of 3, so you can get sloshed from whatever style trash can your inner lush desires. Aluminum can-style glass with that vodka? What about a rolly trash bin version for scotch?
The Hello My Name Is Napkin
The Hello My Name Is Napkin is so clever and can be used in multiple ways. Not only are they a great ice breaker at a bar or party for passing on to a cute girl with your name and number written on it… you can also use them to keep track of your drink in a crowd. How many times have you said “is this my drink” yea, happens all the time. (more…)
We knew it was only a matter of time until our smartphones would be used for just about everything and now we can add home automation to that growing list. The Belkin WeMo Systems is a pretty cool thing to buy because it lets you turn lights and fans on and off, brew coffee, monitor security cameras and control other things around the home from anywhere, just by tapping on your phone’s screen. How cool is that? In our futuristic and lazy day dreams we want to be able to control everything in the house from the one object that is always close to our hands- the phone. Why bother with remotes, light switches, and having to move when you are comfy, when the thing glued to our hand 24-7 now serves yet another fantastic service- home automation?! If only someone could create app for toilet scrubbing… Click here to see what others are saying…
The WeMo currently consists of two hardware devices; a Wi-Fi equipped power switch/outlet, a Wi-Fi equipped motion sensor (sold separately), and a free WeMo iOS app. Although they are not the first company to release an iOS compatible home automation system, they are the first to do so with out needing the custom in-wall wiring, iPad docks, software, and other components. Plus the charge of hundreds or thousands of dollars that can also require professional installation. Belkin’s WeMo is comparatively inexpensive and anyone with half a brain can install and use it. Because the system is running on WiFi it may lose connection here and there and will need to be reset. This is not a huge deal but but can be annoying for settings you have on a timer and are expecting to come on and off at a certain time if the connection is lost. (more…)
In honor of March Madness beginning the 19th I wanted to showcase Cheaper Than A Shrinks March Coolness, a collection of the coolest things to buy this month. Although we only bring you the most unique items out there I thought it would be fun to spotlight some of the really awesome products we have posted lately that will tie into the months celebrations.
Ladies, “I know most of you are all like March what-ness?” It is the final few weeks of the college basketball tournament in the United States that features many major schools that our men follow all season. It is called March Madness simply because there are so many college basketball games going on throughout the country, usually during the same time, in rapid succession during the month of March. You’re welcome, now back to shopping.
Guys, being that March Madness will usually consist of many parties being thrown I give you:
Cheaper Than A Shrinks March Coolness Products Showcase For Men
- Hello Grumpy T-Shirt
- Rapi-Dough Pizza Cutter
- Brain Freeze Glass Skull Ice Bucket
- 3 Busy Dogs Bowser Beer
- M-16 BBQ Lighter
- Mustache Coasters
- Cool Story Babe… T-Shirt
- Coffee Makes Me Poop Mug
Unblock Us is a really cool service that allows any of your devices to access media streaming services like Netflix from outside the United States, anywhere in the world, without needing to use a VPN. You pay for the service on a monthly basis (They offer a 7 day trial with no payment information needed). Just to name a few devices that are compatible: Apple TV’s, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 as well as all your traditional devices like Phones, Tablets and PCs. The speed is probably the best attribute to the service, it may change slightly but not enough to really slow you down or to affect picture quality.
If you’re wondering what Unblock US is, it is a DNS service provider which gives you full access (and speed) to sites such as Netflix and Hulu. The DNS keeps you transparent from these sites as if you were currently living in the United States and gives you full access to the American content!
Click here if interested in FREE trial or just to check out some Unblock Us reviews?
How Does The Service Work?
The service works by switching your DNS server on either your device via network settings or on your router in order to cover all devices in the house. Then when a request is made to Netflix, the DNS switches the IP to a reverse proxy which is hosted by Unblock-us. Unblock-us then hides your real IP and makes the service think your from the desired region. Although VPN works in a similar fashion, the key difference between a full VPN and unblock-us is once you actually stream a video from the service, the connection is direct so you will receive a much faster service and VPN’s are oversubscribed and slow.
These days, its so important to have something tangible to reflect on good times, hard work paying off, or simply being creative. I am totally in love with making Blurb books for just about every occasion, whether it be a wedding book, a birthday album, a cookbook, all of our family trip pictures, even my Instagram account can be converted into a Blurb book! I have been meaning to make a new book for a while and as if Blurb read my mind, they are offering 25% off purchases from February 22-25 . Head over to Blurb now and tap into your creative side!
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More Blurb Ideas…
If you would like some more ideas about what to use Blurb for, here are a few other perfect products Blurb allows you to create:
- Facebook books that include photos, comments, and captions.
- Planners with beautifully designed templates and your favorite photos.
- Notebooks that are filled with photos, can be lined or unlined, and full of plenty of white space for you to add notes, stories or sketches.
- Plus you can turn your printed book or magazine into an ebook! This is a great way to share your creation with others.
Need the perfect gift? Below are some of the cool thing to buy for those particular ladies in your life. Birthdays, holidays, or just because… We got you covered.
Your Girlfriend or Mistress (how dare you):
Because these three products are basically all home related and are things that will benefit you such as doing your laundry and hanging up your clothes on some sweet yest sophisticated Mustache Hangers. These are so cute and will make your closet feel very classy. Also she will love them because not only are they mustache shaped, the handlebars provides a better hold for our tank tops and dresses than the traditional hangers that everything always see to slide off of.
She will feel special as she measures the spices using her Diamond Ring Measuring Spoons and will think the real ring may be down the road soon… Giving her a set of diamond ring measuring spoons says, sure I love you and can possibly see you as my wife, but let’s work on those cooking skills and really get you up to my moms skill level before we get crazy and talk about real diamonds. Nothing says love like conditions. (more…)
Sorry girls, not real diamonds, but still super cute! If you have been pressuring your man to get you an engagement ring, you might end up with five this Valentine’s Day, unfortunately they will not be exactly what you were expecting. Take that as a hint to stop pressuring and do some more measuring, while you cook for him. Food is the way to a mans heart after all.
Add to the girly kitchen theme with the Nail Polish Salt & Pepper Shakers!
As for the actual product, the “will you measure me” spoon set is really adorable and useful if you like to cook. The plastic spoons are shaped like blingy diamond rings, and you measure with the hollowed-out diamonds. Like standard measuring spoons, this set includes 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp and 1 tbsp measures. The small spoons are easy to maneuver into small canisters to scoop out things like baking soda and ground spices.
Click Here to Buy Now Easily separated for individual use and cleaning, but folds and stores in one complete unit, this set of diamonds will glam up any baking engagement and makes A Great Gift! At the end of the day, though, they’re just a fun little gadget to have around the kitchen and a lot more interesting than just another set of small metal spoons!
Funny, practical, and really cute!
The one con for some, not a real diamond ring…
You’re about to learn, hands down, the best way to successfully get a girl to kiss you without fear of rejection. In the advanced version of this technique, you can even get the girl you’re talking to to lean in to kiss you!
So if you’ve ever been afraid of getting rejected going for a kiss OR you’ve gotten “the cheek” you know why having a rock-solid technique to moving in for the kiss is 100% crucial.
Going in for the kiss is probably the worst place to face rejection in an interaction with a girl because: (more…)
The history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its patron saint is shrouded in mystery. But who really cares these days about why we celebrate Valentine’s Day, all that really matters is being pampered and showered with gifts from your loved one… Oh, I mean spending the day with that someone special in your life because they are all the gift you need right?! This day is a festival of romantic love and many people have been known to give the boring old tradition of a card, flowers, chocolates, and candy. Real original. Now I am not saying there is anything wrong with giving or receiving the Valentine’s Day gifts that have been given for the past decade, but why not switch it up and spice things up with a unique loving gift for your partner.
Cheaper Than A Shrink has gathered up all our top picks for Valentine’s Day 2013, for men and women because sure homemade gifts are sweet and have a great meaning behind them, but believe that no one wants that crap, not even your mother! Gifts are not what matter in a relationship, but if you are going to spend your money, you should make it a memorable experience. If you are trying to win the heart of a new crush or trying to win back someone you did dirty a great gift could be the lock that opens the door to a 1st or 2nd chance at love…. As Tay Tay once put it, “We- are never ever ever, getting back together: Like… ever!” Unless you buy her a wicked awesome V-Day gift that is! (more…)
I always loved Modcloth, they provide a style of clothing that is very hard to come by these days. Their style is vintage, girly, and sweet which is a refreshing change from many of the styles women and young ladies walk around in these days. All of their clothes have a unique touch to make every piece of their garments look fabulous in a very reasonable price. Top notch quality is always been their trademark.
Usually you see celebrities in designer and expensive outfits, but ModCloth is also loved by many of the top stars we love. Not only many celebrity styles can be duplicated for less with ModCloth designs. Below are few of some of the Celebs that Look Gorgeous wearing their Modcloth Tops and Dresses.
Neyla from The Lumineers on Saturday Night Live wearing Thing-a-ma-Sprig Dress from ModCloth & Mindy Kaling from the Mindy Project Dijon My Mind Coat
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Also some big news… Check out ModCloth Cabin Fever Sale to get 70% off select ModCloth favorites. This is just in time for Valentines Day and every girl would love something unique and adorable from our favorite online boutique.
The olloclip’s fisheye lens is also designed to work with Apple’s new Panorama camera feature, which was introduced with iOS 6. With Panorama 360 Plus, the lens is able to capture a 360 degree image with both a wider and taller field of view than the standard iPhone 5 camera can produce.
Basically it is a small clip with a lens on either side that snaps on to the upper right corner of the phone over the camera and allows for the quick changing of lenses. With that, you have access to three lenses all at once: Fisheye and a Wide Angle/Macro combo lens. These are not a toy and is not recommended for younger kids, but this is a great gadget for anyone over 16 in my opinion. They’re made from glass for sharp photo and video that you wouldn’t guess came from a camera phone. The 3-in-1 design cuts down on time spent switching out lenses. Your iPhone camera’s pretty much ready for anything! Click here to see what others are saying…
The Fisheye will give your photos a really cool 180° view and if that angle’s too wide, just flip the clip around for the Wide-Angle lens. You’ll get a 2x wider view than what your iPhone gives you. Twist the front of the Wide Angle lens off to convert it to a Macro lens for stunning 10x magnified photos that shows all that detail you normally don’t see. Bugs, flowers, Abraham Lincoln on the face of a penny. They’ll all look like giants through this lens!
I was impressed with the olloclip both for the quality and ease of use. If you’re in the aftermarket for some creative lenses for your iPhone 5 (or the Click Here to Buy Now Via Amazon 4/4S), it’s definitely worth buying one of these little gems. The Olloclip is a great accessory. I love the fisheye look and this lens is just what you want for wide and super-wide shooting. Since it clips over the iPhone’s camera, you can shoot video or stills and use whatever camera app you like. The lens is of very good quality, and shots look great without any further tweaking. For tight spaces or capturing a big field of view, this cannot be beat.
Optical quality sees decent, comes with pouch and lens caps, installs and removes easily, nice macro feature, reversible for front camera.
The one tradeoff is that the Olloclip covers up the flash, so there is a slight compromise.
As soon as I saw the Sasquatch Pet Bed I laughed and thought “what a cute idea”. I’d never seen anything like it before and most cats and dogs have always had a fondness for my shoes so this really is well thought up and really neat product! It’s a bed for you pet that looks like a pretty popular, yet not fashionable shoe many own. The shoe-style bed makes a wonderful den for your pet. The base of the bed is non-toxic, anti-microbial, and odor resistant.
It’s easy to clean by just wiping it down. The “heel” of the base has a built-in head rest for your pets comfort. It comes in a variety of colors and has interchangeable “socks” in different colors as well. If your pets are definitely members of the family, you should treat them as such. This means making sure they are well fed, watered, and kept comfortable and nothing is more comfortable for your pet than the Sasquatch pet bed. Click here to see what others are saying…
Dogs usually love to hideout in little dens, so the Sasquatch is perfect for them because it is like a dark little cave that they can relax and sleep in without the feeling of being caged in. The Sasquatch pet bed will became a favorite hang out spot for your pets, cats will love it to because as we all know cats are all about their own comfort and always trying to find it in strange places like baskets, fruit bowls, our shoes, and even our laptops…
The Sasquatch pet bed is a great addition to any home. It’s sure to be a conversation starter with guests. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your pet then the Sasquatch will go above and beyond you and your pets expectations of comfort and fun. It is 31 inches long, 14 inches tall and 14 inches wide and has some unique features like The unique “roll bar” at the heel provides the perfect place for your pet to rest their furry head, being able to remove the faux fur lining and put it in the washing machine, non-toxic, anti-microbial, and odor resistant, and it won’t scuff or mark up your floors. Click Here to Buy Now
This Pet Bed is fun, safe, comfortable, and stylish—but your pet will just think it’s cozy!
Imagine yourself, nestled on a soft cloth spread out on the ground, underneath a shade tree. You and your honey are nibbling on crusty french bread and sharp cheese, and sipping on iced Pinot Grigio, or just iced tea. Sounds good right? The old-fashioned art of romantic picnicking is is really an easy way to construct a delicious gourmet meal that will not only satisfy your palates, it can add a degree of romance and fun to your relationship in a unique way…
When I first came across this product I was so excited to give it a try. I have always been a fan of the idea of picnicking with your partner or getting the family together for a picnic day at the park, beach, etc. So when I first received the bag-pack, I was super excited to plan our first picnic outing. From thinking about the perfect food to where would be the best place to have our picnic, the whole idea of it was fun from start to finish. Click here to see what others are saying…
It was Lightweight, easy to carry, and so convenient to have everything you need on your back and have your hands free. If you have never been on a picnic date before you should definitely try it. It is so relaxing and romantic and can for sure be a bonding experience for you and your honey. Baskets are pretty and have that classic feel of a picnic, put this pack is much more convenient and holds everything you need yet your hands are free to hold your dates hand or to carry your little one.
This Picnic Backpack is fully equipped poly-canvas picnic pack for two. But you can definitely plan and fit enough for the kids as well. Contents include combination corkscrew, hardwood cutting board, cheese knife, wooden salt & pepper shakers with non spill tops, acrylic wine glasses, coordinating melamine plates, stainless steel flatware, cotton napkins and large fleece blanket. Antique brass hardware, detachable wine holder and Thermal Shield™ insulated cooler compartment. Dimensions: 16″ L x 6.5″ W x 15.5″ H and Weight: 5 lbs. Click Here to Buy Now
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also provides an array of unique products and really cool things to buy for those last minute or late holiday gifts!