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I've tried thinking of the best way to describe how much I love the new V-Moda Vibe II earbuds and microphone. It seems crazy, but when you are tethered as much as I am, having a good, crisp, sharp sound means the world to me. Not only that, since it's an "always on" device, having a headset that looks sleek, is such an appreciated and coveted bonus.
I have not been impressed with the iPhone standard headphones and have been searching for what I feel is the perfect headset (headphones + mic for taking calls).
All about the Vibe II
I can now say, I love my iPhone and Vibe II. V-Moda did everything right. They made this headset just as fashionable and "on the go" functional as the iPhone itself.
Putting these earbuds through the ringer the past couple of weeks, I really feel V-Moda went the extra mile to make the perfect headset (and mic).
Here's what appeals most to me:
- The earbuds deliver great sound quality.
- The mic delivers really clear pitch and voice sound.
- Noise reduction from the outside world is such a treat, especially when I am trying to write.
- The fit was perfect for me right out of the box, but the set also comes with three other sizes, which I think is a total necessity.
- The sport earhooks make running "fuss free." For runners, you'll know what I mean.
- The external ear bud looks really cool. It has a really nice sophisticated design - almost jewel-like in a high-tech geek chic kind of way.
I wanted to write this post all about the great music experiences I have had with V-Moda, but I have to admit this extension of my iPhone appeals to me on such a functional, day-to-day level. Music is always in the background, but V-Moda's "performance" is totally in the foreground for me.
Love it. Love it. Love it.
If you have an iPhone and you are fed up with the rubbery tangled mess of wires, you gotta consider V-Moda. They totally got it right!
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Innovation seems to be woven into the corporate culture at ASUS. Committed to green practices, ASUS recently launched their Bamboo Series notebook, a groundbreaking bamboo-clad product that is reported to be "green" throughout every phase of its life - from its conception, production and use to its eventual recycling and disposal. ASUS' commitment to continually bolstering its green capabilities sees their Bamboo Series notebook as proof that meeting the demands of modern computing can be reconciled with the need to preserve the Earth, especially when a green mentality has become more prominent and necessary for the planet.
The style of the notebook is modernly designed with artisan-grade Moso bamboo paneling. ASUS believes that their latest innovative line has "an arresting aura of spirituality, warmth and old world charm that synthetic materials and cold, impersonal metals will struggle to replicate." Now, that's Extraordinique!
Since we have lots of nieces and nephews headed back to school this week, I thought I would feature these personalized retro-inspired lunchboxes so the kids can "kick it old school."
I think I may even need one, like the Party Dots Funky Lunchbox. That looks like fun to carry my Function Light Weight, my PB&J and TCHO chocolates. I'm sure all the kids at work will be jealous too. Hee Hee
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This summer, I have been looking to do something fun and dimensional in an entry way to enhance the space. I have been looking for something with versatility and personality. dVider decals seem to provide that simple and artistic solution that can be added for any occasion and refresh your room's personality in style.
With this post, dVider stickers, in my opinion, can speak for themselves.
"We don't want to take over the world, we just want to share our stickers with it." - dVider
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Over the years, I have created somewhat of a organizational system that has helped me keep track of projects, drafts, paper work, clippings, labels and so on. I have come to cherish a set of vinyl clear folios I have had for years. Since they are transparent, they are great for easily identifying what's inside and easy access. The ones I have are sturdy and have stood the test of lots of travel in my laptop bag, suitcase, etc., unlike the standard file folders that bend and tear with a lot of use.
Recently, I have been searching to find more of these folios as I have added on and need more to organize and file. I have had no luck until I came across a great boutique, MaiDo on Santana Row.
MaiDo is perfect for people who love art supplies and cool paper products. They have everything from pineapple-scented erasers to high-end albums drafting kits, portfolio supplies and every type of fun, whimsical, artistic and structural binder/folder product you can imagine. I was in "organizational heaven."
Taking in everything they had, not only did I find single pocket and muli-tabbed folios, I found them in every color, pattern and style I could think of.
MaiDo imports and carries a wide array of products from Japan, from fine stationery, gift boxes made from beautiful, traditional Japanese washi paper, high-quality paper notebooks, as well as an extensive selection of writing utensils. Some of their products are even one-of-a-kind or rare items that are difficult or impossible to find anywhere outside of Japan. MaiDo is quite...extraordinique!
Growing up in a family-owned gift store, I have a deep affinity for specialty gifts, greeting cards, stationary and event invitations. I really love unique papers, prints and letterpress designs. I love classically simple designs with a modern expression. Pancake & Franks chic style for everything from personal note cards, baby announcements and wedding invitations are fresh and unique.
Pancake & Franks designs will bring a smile to your face and those you send a handwritten note or invitation to.
Whether you are looking to just send a simple hello or a keepsake for those important memories in life, check out Pancake & Franks. Their products are sustainable, 100 percent organic and biodegradable.
Wedding season is coming soon - consider Pancake & Franks for your Save the Date!
For all those parents-to-be, I fell in love with these extraordinique baby announcements as well.