With school back in session, you can bet families are super busy! “Connected Mom” & Tech Lifestyle Expert Carley Knobloch along with InTheNews.TV partnered up with a few brands that can help today’s connected parents! Including a big time-saver for laundry, an app for sending virtual cards throughout the year, adding smart home technology to your garage, family fun video games, and a learning website that will help your kids with homework and confidence in their school subjects! Check them all out below!
Not only upgrade your laundry room, but save time as well!
LG Smart Front Load Washer and Dryer, and SideKick™ Pedestal Washer
The Capacity Smart Front Load Energy Star Washer with TurboWash® 360° and AI DD® Built-In Intelligence is equipped with an intuitive dial. This smart technology adjusts to fabric texture, load size and soil level and gets smarter the more it’s used.
The Smart Front Load Electric Dryer comes with AI Sensor Dry & TurboSteam™ Technology and for an additional cost the LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer is the perfect accompaniment to level up your laundry experience.
- Available for purchase at www.lg.com/us and most major retailers.
- For more information, visit www.lg.com/us/washers-dryers/lg-wm5500hva-front-load-washer.
Easily bring a smile to those you care about all year long with virtual cards!
American Greetings Creatacard™ App for iPad
The American Greetings Creatacard™ app for iPad makes it easy for users of all ages to create and send customized virtual cards for holidays and occasions throughout the year. Whether starting from scratch or adding to a pre-made design, you can easily add photos, personalized messages and signatures. Plus, virtual tools, such as pencils, paint, markers, photo frames, stamps and stickers add the ultimate in creativity—while eliminating the frustration of broken crayons, dried up markers or mistakes that mean starting over. Once complete, simply send via email, text, messaging app or social post.
- Available for download in the app store.
- For more information, visit www.americangreetings.com/creatacard/app.
Using this simple-to-install gadget will upgrade your garage with smart technology you can use every day!
myQ Smart Garage Video Keypad
Upgrade your old garage keypad and enhance the security of your garage/home with this easy to install smart home upgrade. The myQ Smart Garage Video Keypad lets you monitor who is coming and going (kids, friends, extended family), plus manage and control who you let in (dog walker, service provider) – anytime, from anywhere. With the myQ app you can easily create and manage personalized PIN codes and set limits on days and times codes can be used. It’s a valuable smart home product that lets busy families keep track of daily traffic in-and-out of the garage.
Families will love playing this new Sonic game collection!
Sonic Origins Plus
The recently released Sonic Origins Plus is a multi-game collection featuring a ton of new content including 12 Game Gear titles and for the first time ever, Amy Rose as a playable character in Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. Sonic Origins Plus also adds the ability to play as Knuckles in Sonic CD, with all new level paths designed for his unique set of skills. With more content than ever before, and a new premium physical version, Sonic Origins Plus is the definitive way to play 16 classic Sonic games in one timeless collection.
- Players can purchase the digital version of the game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, the Nintendo Switch family of systems, PC via Steam and the Epic Game Store; or purchase the physical version of the game from Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Amazon and Walmart.
- For more information, visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com.
Help your child excel in school with IXL.
IXL is an award-winning learning program used by 1 in 4 students in the US. IXL helps your child build confidence and accelerate mastery in math, language arts, science, and social studies. In fact, research shows that students who use IXL significantly outperform their peers!
On IXL, your child will learn through thousands of interactive practice problems, videos, lessons, and games. And IXL even recommends the specific skills your child should work on if they’re getting stuck on a concept. As they learn, your child earns virtual awards and certificates that keep them motivated to continue learning.