August Audio Fest at Best Buy and JBL Products Review

Best Buy August Audio Fest

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

August Audio Fest at Best Buy – JBL Headphones and Clip Speaker

Have you had a chance to check out Audio Fest at Best Buy? You definitely need to head in and check it out!! The entire month of August, Best Buy is featuring everything audio with deals, specials and events. You can head over to your local store to check and try all the latest audio technology from top brands like JBL, Samsung, Sony, and many, many more. I really love these events at Best Buy stores! It’s great to be able to go in and test multiple products, ask the always knowledgeable staff any questions and of course take advantage of the hot deals!!

Best Buy asked me to help spread the word about this great event and review a couple of the items included in the August Audio Fest. I ,of course, jumped on the opportunity! Many of you know, Best Buy is a favorite store of mine being the techie geek that I am, LOL. So, Best Buy sent me a couple cool JBL products to test out and give you my thoughts. As I mentioned, you can find these cool products as well as many other at your local Best Buy stores. So make sure to stop by and test out some cool audio product and take advantage of the deals! Also let me know if you have any questions I can answer on these products or to let me know your thoughts?

JBL Reflect Sport Headphones Review

The First item that Best Buy sent me are the very cool JBL Reflect Headphones. These headphones come with a lot of the latest features including noise isolation, a reflective cord, an inline 3 button remote that will even accept calls and a magnetic cable management system. The coolest feature though is the patented ergonomic earbuds that stay in place in your ears even during the most intense workouts.

Best Buy Audio Fest featuring JBL Reflect sports headphones. Link at Best Buy: JBL Reflect Headphones

Price: Regularly $59.99 (on sale during event)

My Thoughts: I love the patented earbuds on these JBL headphones! When I work out, I of course listen to music, but nothing drives me crazy more than my earbuds falling out when I’m in the middle of my routine. So I had switched to some that went over my ear so they would stay in place. The nuisance of having the over the ear holder and discomfort was better than typical earbuds falling out all the time. These JBL’s take care of all these issues for me.  I am a huge fan of these now and they are the only headphones I use when working out. The earbuds stay in place with their design and they are very comfortable. Almost don’t know they are there! The sound on these babies are really great too. Very crisp and clear! Of course being JBL’s you know you are always getting a great sound.

I don’t tend to jog at night, but if you do the reflect band on these headphones is a neat feature as well. I also appreciated the earbuds being magnetic so you could clip them together when storing. Really helps keep the cords from getting as tangled.

JBL Clip Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review

The second JBL product that Best Buy sent me to check out was the JBL Clip Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker connects wirelessly via Bluetooth (with compatible devices) to stream music to it. It will even connect your phone calls and allow you to listen / talk through it much like on a speaker conference phone. It comes with a built in carabiner so you can easily attach it to you belt loop, a backpack or many other places you might want. This speaker has a built in rechargeable battery and of course the awesome sound you get from all JBL speaker technologies.


JBL Speaker that connects via Bluetooth and is portable. Link at Best Buy: JBL Clip Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $49.99

My Thoughts: The more I play with this little guy the more uses I discover for it. This is a really cool portable speaker with some great sound. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and it really easy to pair  (I’m using an iPhone 5s). I tested the distance between the speaker and my phone to see when it would start to break up. I was really  impressed! No issue until after I reached 75ft from the speaker. Pretty good range. I’m sure some things will factor into this so that range may vary depending on where you are. You can also plug directly into your device as well so Bluetooth isn’t the only option. As far as power, it comes with a built in rechargeable battery that you simply plug into a USB port to charge. I do wish the cable that came with the speaker was longer. It is very short at only about 12inches or so. The carabiner style clip is great too. Easy to use.

I’m thinking this speaker is going to be great when we go to the beach. We can clip it to our canopy tent and be good to go. I always bring a small empty cooler to put my phone, Kindle etc in so they don’t get wet.  I can just turn my music on the phone, toss it in the cooler and stream to the speaker. SWEET. We have been using it to listen to music on our patio as well when we go out at sit in the evenings and play cards or whatever. If you are a hiker this will be great too. You can clip it right to a belt loop or backpack.

As I mentioned earlier, let me know if you have any questions? And make sure to head over to Best Buy and check out the Audio Fest! You have until August 30th only.

Fruit Of the Loom® Sure Fit Review

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Fruit of the Loom® Sure Fit Review

I was very excited when I got asked to give my opinion on the new Fruit of the Loom® Sure Fit line. I am a boxer brief type of a guy and nothing drives me batty more than when my boxers ride up my leg. Annoying.  The same kind of annoying as a drippy faucet when you are trying to sleep… yep, to me, it is that bad.

When I had my “real job” I wore an undershirt everyday with my fancy shirt and tie. Well, now, my attire is a little more…. relaxed shall we say. About the only time I wear one now is when I take Mrs. CD out on the town.  At any rate, an undershirt that doesn’t stay in place is annoying too.  How annoying?? As annoying as automated phone systems.

So I went to Walmart… okay, okay, Mrs. CD went to Walmart and grabbed me the Fruit of the Loom® Sure Fit V-Neck Tee and the Fruit of the Loom® Sure Fit Boxer Briefs.  They are only $9.97 for a 3 pack,  that really has 4 in it.

This photo was taken before the shirts were washed. The fit is great. It fits good under the arms and through the shoulders too. I even tucked the shirt into my gym shorts and played fetch with Murphy. Both the tee and briefs stayed in place.

Fruit of the Loom Sure fit v neck before washing

Now before you get all excited, I thought I would provide my awesome readers a great service.  Instead of photographing myself in a undershirt and boxers, I decided that Patrick, my assistant’s husband, should be the model since he is a personal trainer and all. You’re welcome….LOL. But I look pretty close to that…promise :)

As you can see, Patrick’s arms are rather large and the Fruit of the Loom® Sure Fit V-Neck Tee fits just right.

Now the photo below was taken after the shirts had been washed. As you can see, exactly the same fit. No shrinkage! I mean who likes shrinkage, LOL. The boxer briefs had the exact same results. No shrinkage, they fit great,  and do not ride up!

Fruit of the Loom Sure Fit after being washed

So there you have it. If boxers that ride up and tees that don’t stay put are driving you insane, I recommend you give the Fruit of the Loom® Sure Fit a try and have your day start happy™!

Fruit of the Loom True Fit boxer bried

The photo above shows the before wash and after wash on the Fruit of the Loom® True Fit Boxer Briefs. As you can see, no shrinkage. However, Mrs. CD informed me I took a photo of a blue pair and a purple pair. Stupid colorblindness!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit of the Loom®. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Alicewinks Interactive eBook Review

Alicewinks interactive ebook review

Alicewinks Interactive eBook Review

If you enjoy reading with your kids, you are really going to like this Alicewinks interactive ebook! This ebook brings the illustrations from the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland story to life!  Alicewinks was released in celebration of Alice’s 150th Anniversary!  This ebook is a fantastic combination of the 19th century fantasy, 20th century illustrations and the 21st century technology!  Kids these days sure seem to need a lot of stimulation to hold their attention and this ebook does exactly that!  We really liked how the integrity of the classic book is completely intact but today’s technology allowed it to jump to life on the pages! This is an ebook you will definitely want to grab for your kids or grandkids!

My kids are teenagers, so a little old for this, although they still thought it was pretty cool. My assistant sat down and read this ebook with her kids, and they went nuts over it! Anything that helps get your kids interested in reading is a winner in my book!

There were several things we enjoyed about this book! For starters there a bunch of different voices reading the story, so that keeps it interesting and makes the characters come to life even more. Then the wonderful classic illustrations move around the screen while the story is being read! If those things aren’t enough there is music that goes along with the story too! This Alicewinks interactive ebook has got to be one of the coolest classic stories ever! Talk about making a book come to life! They knocked it out of the park with this one!

We’ve always enjoyed reading books together. Reading this ebook, with the illustrations moving around the pages, different voices reading the story, and the music, takes reading books to a completely different level! You know how sometimes your kids can lose interest when you’re reading a regular hard copy book? We didn’t run into that problem at all with this Alicewinks ebook! The kids couldn’t get enough of it! To be honest we’re excited to see if any other interactive ebooks like this come out.

Alicewinks interactive ebook review

You can find out more about this book over at the alicewinks website! You can head over and purchase the Alicewinks ebook through the link to the left. You can even get a sample of the book to try out before you purchase it!  Check out the sample with your kids and chances are they’ll be asking you to purchase the full copy! Yes,  it’s that good!

Enjoy the book!  We’d really like to hear what you all think about Alicewinks, and what your favorite things about the book are!  We’d also love to know your thoughts on interactive ebooks for kids.

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, Alicewinks brings the story’s classic illustrations to life for digital audiences through animated video and rich narration. To download this one of a kind iBook, visit


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alicewinks. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alicewinks.  The opinions and text are all mine.

FastMall 4.0 App – Navigation App for Shopping Malls Draft

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FastMall 4.0 App

What is Fast Mall 4.0 you ask? Ever go to the mall looking for one particular thing and end up navigating your way through the entire place before you finally find the store you’re looking for? What about trying to locate a store in a mall you’ve never been to before – nearly impossible! And now with Holiday shopping season upon us it’s even more important to know how to get around the mall as efficiently as possible.

FastMall is here to help! FastMall is the world’s first and only patent pending turn by turn navigation technology shopping malls and areas without using GPS, WIFI or an Internet signal.

The new FastMallv4 is live! It features a new look, increased functionality, a deals/coupon section, remember where you parked and ‘find’ feature. Love the deals/coupon section!!!

This App has to be one of the coolest apps I have seen in awhile. It will find malls in your area and then map out the mall for you. If you ever need to get from one store to another you can click the take me there button and it will give you directions to that store.  Need a restroom?  Just shake your device and follow the map!  It will even show the different floors in the mall. It will show you every exit and every entrance. FastMall will show you all the  the escalators and elevators. It even shows you were the food court is. It will even remember where you parked so never spend time wandering around the parking lot looking for your car. Not that I have ever done that!!

The best part… this is a FREE app!! So go to FastMall for Android or FastMall for iPhone and download your FastMall app today.

The FastMall App is great for any directionally challenged person. Who needs to ask for directions when you have the FastMall App!!

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Sure Fit Slip Covers

Name of Product:

Sure Fit Slip Covers

Short Description:

Sure Fit loveseat slipcovers are the perfect way to renew, restyle, and refresh your furniture. Florals, stripes, and classic solids – you’ll find the look to match your home’s décor!

Review / Opinions:

I was pretty excited to receive my Sure Fit slip cover. In my office, I have a very ugly loveseat that I couldn’t wait to cover!  Thanks to Sure Fit I turned a very bland beige loveseat into a loveseat that can stay awhile longer. My wallet thanks me.  So instead of tossing that old sofa out. Try Sure Fit.

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Price of Product:

starting at $49.99

* A free sample of this product was given to me for review purposes. This had no bearing on the review and all comments are my opinion and not that of the manufacturer’s.

Hickory Farms Review

Name of Product:

Hickory Farms

Short Description:

As they celebrate 60 years of enriching holiday traditions with the great American tastes of Hickory Farms®, They are still committed to providing the highest quality, best-tasting food gifts. Hickory Farms is pleased to share some of their most popular offerings, all featuring our new Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese and their Signature Beef Summer Sausage, a recent American Masters of Taste Gold Medal winner.

Review / Opinions:

Not sure what to get the guy that has everything???  Well, how about a gift box of Hickory Farms finest meats and cheeses.  I love the Italian Style Beef Summer sausage…oh, oh, oh, oh, oh… And the sweet hot mustard goes great with the sausage. Dad or hubby will love making a sausage, cheese, and mustard sandwich this Holiday Season.

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Price of Product:

Starts at $28

* A free sample of this product was given to me for review purposes. This had no bearing on the review and all comments are my opinion and not that of the manufacturer’s.

VTech MobiGo Review and Giveaway

Name of Product:

MobiGo by VTech

Short Description:

VTech’s MobiGo Touch Learning System is an interactive learning device that uses a touchscreen and keyboard to control gameplay. Designed to encourage learning and the development of dexterity skills, the MobiGo device brings modern handheld technology to young users. Whether it’s adding numbers, spelling words, solving problems, or spotting the differences between similar objects, the MobiGo encourages young users ages three to eight years to develop a variety of basic skills and foster the development of an active imagination.

Review / Opinions:

The MobiGo is a great learning tool for children ages 3 to 8 years of age. I love the Vtech products because they do a great job introducing kids to modern technology while the kids are learning valuable grammar, math, spelling, as well as problem solving skills.  Here are a few of the best features in my opinion:

  • Portable handheld gaming system lets kids enjoy learning on the go (think about those long car rides to grandma’s house)
  • Touch screen technology introduces kids to a new way to play and follows the hottest trend in gaming today (love the touch screen)
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard adds a stylish touch and gives kids a chance to familiarize themselves with a keyboard layout
  • Sturdy, kid-tough design and colorful appearance

Any kid would love to have a MobiGo this Holiday Season.

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Where You Can Purchase:

Vtech – MobiGo Touch Learning System on Amazon

Price of Product:


The Giveaway:

VTech is offering a MobiGo system and a MobiGo Game Storage Cartridge to 1 lucky Coupon Dad reader. This prize is valued at $79.98!!

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Leave me a comment telling me what feature you like best about the MobiGo!

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The Details:

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* A free sample of this product was given to me for review purposes. This had no bearing on the review and all comments are my opinion and not that of the manufacturer’s.