Intocircuit Power Castle Portable Charger

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My family travels about 10% of the year, and when we’re on the go, we need a way to charge our devices and keep them charged.

That is where our Intocircuit Power Castle Portable Charger comes into play. We now use this charger at home even when we’re sitting on the couch. It’s that convenient!

The portable charger is a 15000 mAh / 55.5 Wh battery that has two USB ports and a flashlight.

Compared to other battery chargers I’ve used in the past, this one has more than 3 times the capacity!

The device has a convenient LED display that tells you exactly how much charge capacity remains. As I’m writing this, I’m charging my phone and it says I have 39% capacity left. That 39% should give me about 4-5 more charges on my iPhone 5C.

In total, you should be able to get about 10-12 charges off of a fully charged portable charger (depending on the phone, state of charge, and condition of battery).

The charger comes with a nice carrying bag, and a USB mini cord so if you’re charging an Android you’ll be set right out of the box. The mini USB cord is also used to charge the device. You can use any USB power outlet connector with the device.

Chargers like this can be really handy for travel on airplanes, long road trips, or even hanging out with friends at the beach.

The Intocircuit portable charger can charge two devices at the same time.

The device sports a clean brushed aluminum finish that looks really nice. It’s small enough to fit inside almost any purse.

So, if you’re looking for a portable USB charger, I’d highly recommend this one! It comes with a warranty and ships via Amazon.com! You can also buy them directly from Hisgadget which seems to be a lower price!

Note: I received the product for free.

Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard Review

Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard Review

I just bought a Anker® Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard over on Amazon for $16. Yes, that’s really the price!

It’s a wireless, bluetooth keyboard in the same design as the Apple Wireless Keyboard. I’ve been leaving the keyboard out in the family room, and it has become my new favorite tool for productive writing.

I’ve often bemoaned the fact that part of parenting involves sitting on the couch watching the kids. Sure, I can send and view emails on my cell phone (an iPhone 5C), but I hate typing on the phone keyboard.

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No longer! I just paired the keyboard to my phone. Now, whenever I am watching a movie with my toddler, I can write an article. In fact, I’m writing this article while my 3 year old watches Handy Mandy on the television. I’m able to have conversations with my wife, interact with my child, but stay productive. I’ve also written articles while my newborn naps.

My new workflow includes extensive usage of Evernote. I basically type my new articles in Evernote and later while I’m on my computer I edit and publish them (along with a photo).

It’s such a brilliant idea, and I wish I had thought of it sooner! I’m going to be so productive typing new articles.

As an example, I have managed to type 5 articles in a matter of 30 minutes (each one being about 250 words). Not the biggest articles, but exactly what I wanted to write.

So, go do yourself a favor and pick up a cheap wireless keyboard for your phone. You’ll never regret it! Leave a comment and let me know how you stay productive with kids.

How To Create a Breathtaking Website and Promote it Offline

Do you want to create an awesome website to captivate your visitors? If you answered yes, you need to use the right tools to meet your most challenging goals and shape your brilliant idea into a rewarding project. Your website is the first online impression to show people your brand identity. While it is key to consider important aspects such design, layout and typography; you may also bear in mind that once your website is up and running you need to promote it online and offline.

Online advertising is a must; there is no doubt about it. However, you can step aside and promote your website with printed materials. Offline marketing? Exactly. A nice-looking website will gain online reputation slowly but steadily, in the mean time, you can showcase your websites identity on bookmarks, brochures, flyers and even mugs.

For example, I designed my business cards with the specific aim of getting people to visit my redesigned website. My business cards have an attention-grabbing effect as they are 3D lenticular. If you want to know about this stylish printing option, visit my online printing provider. They offer a large collection of high-quality printing products.

As stated by Econsultancy, nearly 40% of online searchers make a purchase after being influenced by an offline channel. Did you expect such a significant influence? Probably not. It is really worth to advertise your website with traditional printed marketing materials.

When you are starting a web page from scratch or planning to redesign an old-fashion website, there are key aspects you need to consider:

Astonishing Web Design

At first glance, a clean and clear design is what makes someone stay or leave your site. The way you present your products or services is as important as the products you are offering. You do not need to follow a pattern; all you need to do is to experiment and identify the right layout and color combination that best works for your business. Keep an eye on design, 94% of people cite design as the reason they do not trust certain websites- according to an infographic by InstantShift.

SEO Friendly Navigation

Once you have chosen your website layout, I have one word you cannot forget: SEO. These days it is not enough to design an appealing and fully-functional website, Search Engine Optimization is a must as it improves or worsens the visibility of your website. User engagement, brand exposure and social media are key points to consider when designing an SEO-friendly webpage. Create a structure that search engines can follow.

Creative Typography

An exciting sales pitch with a unique font can be tremendously catchy. Font types have a huge impact on several features of your website such as readability, user experience, mood and more. If your goal is to develop a pleasant and consistent design, you need to focus your attention on choosing the right fonts, those that suit your brand identity and purpose. The ideal typography depends on the image you want to portray and the products you offer.

Responsive Web Design

Smartphones and tablets proliferation is the reason why Responsive Web Design (RWD) plays a crucial role when it comes to creating a website. In a world with multiple devices, platforms and browsers you need to ensure your visitors have a noteworthy website navigation and optimal user experience from the device of their preference.

There is a range of additional aspects including- but are not limited to- cinemagraphs, animation and content; which may also be considered when you are ready to design a the website of your dreams. Apart from all the online aspects to implement in your website strategy, do not underestimate the value of promoting your website with custom printed materials such as newsletters or business cards.

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