I do many presentations and do not like carrying a computer and a projector with me. I bought Brookstone’s Pocket Projector and it has been great! I attach my iPad or iPhone to it and I can project anywhere. It is small and fits in my purse. The battery is rechargeable and I have been very happy with it. If you use Apple devices, you do need to purchase an adaptor. It is also useful to project your pictures on your tablet/phone devices.
Do you like ancient mythology or modern mayhem? Then you should read the Percy Jackson series. This series of books combines Greek myths with present day twists. It follows Percy on an epic journey to defeat the malicious time lord, Kronos. I enjoyed how the author blended comedy and seriousness. I recommend this for ages 10 to 14.
Tyler age 13
Just 11 days until Cyber Monday and I will do my best to find great gifts to review before then!
Because my son and husband are so interested in history, I am always looking for books for them.
I have seen excellent reviews of George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.
“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans who give so much for their country but, because of the nature of their work, will not or cannot take a bow or even talk about their missions.”
I am always looking for ways to have fun with kids that are creative but NOT messy! As I was looking through different catalogs, I saw something that might work well—Brookstone’s Sand. You can build castles, make letters, animals or anything else you want. It is sand—but not really because it is stretchable and sticks to itself, not you. I thought it would be great for preschoolers, but unfortunately it is only for ages 5 and above because of small parts. Has anyone used it before? Please let me know what you think! If you would like to find out more about, just click the picture below.
Are you looking for a new case for your iPhone 4/4S or 5/5S? Elago’s slim-fit case for the iPhone is a great choice for those of you who do not like bulky cases. It is slim and is said to give good protection when you drop your phone (which I do all of the time!).
Speakers make a great gift for family members and friends. Jam speakers are rechargeable and wireless with a range of 30 feet. Take your music everywhere!
Mark your calendar --- Cyber Monday is coming up on December 2! Now get ready to shop in your pjs, on your phone, tablet, or computer. Check back here on November 21st and we still start our countdown for the 12 days to cyber Monday. Check out our categories for the different age groups and types of gifts.