Are you making your list and checking it twice? We want to help you. Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong partnered with brands to preview what’s hot in digital so you can give and get the coolest gifts this season, travel with ease and get connected with the latest home appliances. Here’s a first look at our DIGITAL HOLIDAYS!
If you have ever wished you had a personal assistant at home, this is the solution to grant that wish! It’s so amazing, you’ll be getting them for all your loved ones.
Amazon Echo is a hands-free device designed around your voice and begins working as soon as it detects the wake word – “Alexa.” You can ask Alexa to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, set timers, recite your calendar, check sports scores, ask for traffic and weather updates, control lights, and much more. And you can do all this from across the room, even if music is playing. New features are constantly added like local search information so you can ask for things like the hours of the closest pharmacy.
Priced at $179.99 for the Echo and $29.99 for echo voice remote.
Available for purchase on www.amazon.com and select offline retailers including Staples, Home Depot and more.
For more information, visit www.amazon.com/Echo.
Savvy air travelers are making finding flight details quicker and easier with this innovative app.
TripIt and TripIt Pro
TripIt instantly organizes all your travel plans in one place. You handle the booking; TripIt takes care of the rest. Simply forward your confirmation emails to email@example.com. Instantly, TripIt will create a master itinerary for each of your trips with all your travel details in one place. And you can access them anytime, on any device—for free.
For $49/year, TripIt Pro will send you real-time flight alerts, let you know if a better seat becomes available, make it easy to find alternate flights to get there sooner, track your rewards points for you, and notify you if the price of your airfare drops after you book—along with other perks and member benefits.
- Free for the app
- $49 per year for TripIt Pro
Available for purchase at www.tripit.com or at an app store.
For more information, visit www.tripit.com.
All little ones love listening to music, so here’s a safe and fun mobile solution for parents that won’t put a wallop on their wallets.
Streaming music app Rhapsody Music has launched Rhapsody KIDS, a new in-app mode featuring the first-ever streaming music experience for kids. Rhapsody KIDS is an easy, fun and interactive experience featuring kid-friendly music and expertly curated playlists. With simple navigation and a colorful, image-based catalog, kids can have fun, play and sing out loud as they listen to top hits from Disney, Kidz Bop Kids, Nickelodeon and more. For parents, Rhapsody KIDS is a safe, protected experience with access limited to specifically tailored content and the content that parents add themselves.
Rhapsody KIDS is available free as part of the Rhapsody mobile application for Android and iOS and is available in the Apple Store and Google Play App Store.
Rhapsody Premier: $9.99/month
- Unlimited access to 34 million songs
- Download any song, album or playlist and listen offline.
- All the features of Rhapsody UnRadio
- Up to three mobile, web and home audio devices
- Rhapsody KIDS
- Family Plan: 50% off per additional family member.
For more information, visit www.rhapsody.com/kids.
Here’s a digital download that’s perfect for those wanting a little piece of the action and a big dose of entertainment!
Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation Digital HD Release
Hailed as “relentlessly thrilling” and filled with “jaw-dropping stunts” the $675 million global blockbuster MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—ROGUE NATION arrives on Digital HD November 17th. Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames return to their iconic roles for the electrifying film that critics are calling “the best Mission yet!” Filled with action, humor and sensational locations around the world, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—ROGUE NATION is the ideal gift for everyone on your list.
Priced at $19.99.
Available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU and other digital retailers.
For more information, visit www.missionimpossible.com.
Just released – an easy way to save time at home by getting two things done at once!
LG TWIN Wash™ with SideKick Pedestal Washer
LG TWIN Wash with SideKick pedestal washer, an industry-first home laundry innovation, allows users to run two separate loads of laundry at the same time. The SideKick is an additional washing machine that may be placed under the LG front-load washer and is specifically designed to wash small, custom-care laundry loads. Its compact size is perfect for special care items, including intimates, delicates and active wear.
- $1,399 – $1, 799 for the TWIN Washers
- $699 – $899 for Sidekick™ Pedestal Washer
Available for purchase nationwide on December 20, 2015. Locations TBD.
For more information, visit www.lgusa.com/twinwash.