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  • 11/19/2014
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PureGear Gifts for Everyone on Your List

With so many exciting launches in the world of mobile tech this year, mobile accessories will be sure to show up on lots of wish lists. Whether you’re shopping for a business traveler, busy college student, or an on-the-go mom, PureGear’s newest line of mobile accessories will make any holiday brighter.

 

 


 HIP Case + - $34.99

Why They’ll Love It:

  • Built in slots let you stash an ID, house key and credit cards within the case for when you want to travel light.
  • Multitaskers can prop the case to watch media or clip it to their belt, purse or backpack to talk hands-free.

 

Universal Tablet Folio - $34.99 - $49.99

Why They’ll Love It:

  • Flexible bands make it the perfect fit for a range of 7-8” tablets and 9-10” tablets, including the latest Apple devices.
  • Multiple slots let business travelers carry documents, credit cards and IDs all in one convenient location.

 

Express Folio - $39.99

Why They’ll Love It:

  • With multiple slots to stash all your essentials and a flap that doubles as a kickstand, this subtle case is remarkably versatile.
  • Available in simple yet stylish Perfectly Black perforated faux leather, Simply Caramel faux leather or Naturally Navy canvas. 

 

Slim Shell - $24.99

Why They’ll Love It:

  • Our latest design features metal volume and power buttons for protection with easy access.
  • Smart, sleek protection available in a rainbow of color choices to suit any taste.

 

DualTek Extreme Shock Case - $34.99

Why They’ll Love It:

  • Military Standard Tested and Approved for extra peace of mind.
  • Corner impact protection protects guards against falls of up to six feet.

 

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/19/2014
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Enter Our HIP6 Giveaway for a Chance to Win a Free iPhone 6 and HIP Case+

Our biggest giveaway of the year is here! To celebrate the launch of Apple’s newest phone, we’re giving away a contract free 16GB iPhone 6. But that’s not all – we’re also including our most versatile case yet, the HIP Case+, in your choice of Black/Green or Gray/Orange. This case boasts a unique 4-in-1 system with a kickstand for easy media viewing, a holster with a 180 degree rotating clip, a rubberized grip and a 2-slot card holder for IDs, gym cards, or keys. With the HIP Case+, you can protect your iPhone 6 and leave your bulky wallet at home whether you’re going for a run or heading out for a night on the town.

Enter now through October 17, 2014, and follow along on social media using #HIP6Giveaway for extra chances to win. See full contest rules here.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/09/2014
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Coming Soon: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and New PureGear Products

Earlier today, Apple marketing chief Philip Schiller took to the stage at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in the company’s hometown, Cupertino, CA, to announce the launch of some innovative products. Schiller started off by unveiling Apple’s larger and thinner new phones, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch and a mobile payment system. We’ve recapped some of the new phones’ most interesting innovations, and also give a glimpse of some of our exciting new products built specially for the new phone.

iPhone 6 & iPhone Plus

  •  The iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7” Retina HD Display screen, while the Plus features a 5.5” Retina HD Display with a special one-handed mode. The new iPhones will run 25%  faster than last year’s model. 
  •  Users will be able to use a Wi-Fi connection instead of a traditional cellular network to make phone calls. 
  •  With a two year contract, the 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB iPhone 6 will retail for $199, $299 and $399 respectively. The 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB iPhone 6 Plus will retail for $299, $399, and $499 respectively. 

Apple Pay

  •  Apply Pay will allow users to add a card to their iTunes account, which will add the data to Passport so they can pay using their phone.
  •  Information will be kept safe through Touch ID and a Secure Element chip

Camera

  •  The new phones will both feature an eight megapixel camera with optical image stabilization to compensate for pictures taken with shaky hands or from moving vehicles. 
  •  A new burst mode will let users take 10 photos within a second, and then choose the one that looks best.

iOS 8

  •  New additions such as Handoff will let users start writing an email on their iPhone, then finish it on an iPad or Apple computer. 
  •  The system will also feature iCloud Drive, a device-agnostic way for users to share and store files.  

HealthKit and HomeKit

  •  The HealthKit app aggregates information from other fitness apps to track steps taken, and daily food intake.
  •  HomeKit lets users connect various devices in one spot to control door locking, light dimming, etc. through the app, and by using Siri. 

iPhone 5s &iPhone 5c

  •  An 8GB iPhone 5s will now at $99 on contract, and the 5c will now be free on contract. 
  •  Starting September 17, these phones will also ship with iOS 8.

PureGear Products for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

  •  The colorful Slim Shell features new metal volume and power buttons for easier access. Available for both models.
  •  The DualTek Extreme Shock Case provides superior protection with an ergonomic grip and shock-resistant corners. Available for both models.
  •  The HIP Case+ features a versatile 4-in-1 system with a 2-slot ID, key or card holder, 180-degree rotating clip, kickstand, and rubberized grip. Available for iPhone 6 only.
  •  The Express Folio balances style and functionality, with a canvas or faux leather finish, plus three built-in ID or credit card slots and a magnetic flap that doubles as a kickstand. Available for both models.
  •  The PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kit is the first of its kind to offer a patented application tray and roller for easy application of Anti-Fingerprint, and Glass screen shields. Available for both models.

 

Story via CNET, Huffington Post, CBS News and Engadget.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/18/2014
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Our Favorite Back to School Mobile Accessories

It’s back to school time, and whether you’re a student or a parent – life is about to get a whole lot busier! From chargers to phone cases, we’ve got what you need to make sure that you’re always running at full power. So, kick off your school year right with our favorite mobile accessory picks, all designed to provide the smartest protection, convenience, versatility and fun – on campus or off.

 

DUALTEK EXTREME SHOCK CASE - $34.99
Why It Earns Top Marks:
• It provides shock resistance and corner impact protection against bumps and drops of up to six feet and is military standard approved – perfect for the most active teen or college student.
• Slim and sleek design provides stylish impact protection with minimal bulk.

FABFOLIO - $29.99
Why It Earns Top Marks:
• This slender case fits perfectly in a small bag or jacket pocket, and comes in two colors and textures that complement your style.
• Streamlined pockets hold essentials like a driver’s license and debit card, so you can head out on campus without hauling along a bulky purse or wallet.

FOLIO CASES - $29.99 - $49.99
Why They Earn Top Marks:
• With the  Folio, cash and cards stay secure when on the go while your device is protected.
• The Universal Tablet Folio includes flexible bands that can securely protect, prop and hold a wide range of tablets in places.
• Choose a Folio with Kickstand and you can also prop your device to enjoy media, watch lectures hands-free, or type notes on a tablet.

RETRO GAME CASE - $29.99
Why It Earns Top Marks:
• Now you can entertain your friends between classes, on the bus, or during off hours while protecting your device.
• These cases are the perfect diversion on days when your battery’s low or you’ve forgotten to charge your phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 06/18/2014
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Best 2014 Graduation Gifts for Mobile Device Users

The tests are over, the grades are in and your grad made it! Reward them for their years of hard work with gifts they’ll use in the next chapter of their lives – whether that be more education or a great job.  Start them off on the path to success with sleek, fun and functional mobile accessories that they’ll use everyday. Here are our top picks for graduation gifts.   

 

 

DUALTEK™ XT EXTREME TERRAIN CASE - $49.99
Why they’ll love it:
•  It protects their smartphone from exposure to dust, sand, raindrops or the occasional splash of water, keeping their phone safe and scratch-free in a crowded backpack or briefcase.
•  The lanyard hook and wristlet make this case perfect for hands-free activities.

PUREMOVE SPORTS ARMBAND WITH DRY+FLEX™ - $39.99
Why they’ll love it:
•  The case design allows them to snap their iPhone in securely and still interact directly with the screen, to change music or answer a call during a run between classes or business meetings.
•  3M reflective material provides added safety for evening or night-time runners and walkers.

RETRO GAME CASE FOR IPHONE 5S/5/5C AND GALAXY SIII/S4 - $29.99
Why they’ll love it:
•  These colorful cases provide a fun diversion during work and study breaks and take up 0% of battery life.
•  The old school games are a great conversation starter to make connecting with new classmates and coworkers that much easier.

DUAL USB WALL CHARGER – 17W - $29.99
Why they’ll love it:
•  Now your grad can do double duty in less time with two USB charging ports with 3.4 amps.
•  Perfect for the multitasker who needs to stay at 100% throughout the school or work day.

PUREBOOM PREMIUM SOUND BUDS HEADSET - $39.99
Why they’ll love it:
•  Turn the daily commute to school or work into a remarkable auditory experience with crisp sound clarity.
•  The tangle resistant triangle cord design and high-grade mic for hands-free calls make multitasking a breeze.

FOLIO WITH KICKSTAND FOR IPAD - $49.99
Why they’ll love it:
•  Streamlined pockets hold essentials like a driver’s license and debit card, so they can make a coffee run without carrying around a bulky backpack or briefcase.
•  The soft, microfiber interior protects their devices’ screens against scratches or dings and closes securely with a magnetic flap.

 

 

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  • 06/09/2014
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Father’s Day Mobile Accessory Gift Guide

Be Dad’s favorite child this Father’s Day by gearing him up with our father-friendly mobile accessories. Is your Dad a workout junkie? He’ll love the PureMove Sports Armband with Dry+Flex. Or maybe he’s a big kid at heart – the Limited Edition Retro Game Cases are sure to be a favorite. No matter his style or age (don’t forget about Grandpa!) we have the cases and chargers to fit his lifestyle and keep him doing what he loves.

 

 

DUALTEK™ XT EXTREME TERRAIN CASE - $49.99
Why he’ll love it:
•  It protects his smartphone from exposure to dust, sand, raindrops or the occasional splash of water, so it’s equally ideal for use at the beach or pool – or while boating or hiking.
•  The lanyard hook and wristlet make this case perfect for hands-free adventures like biking or climbing.

PUREMOVE SPORTS ARMBAND WITH DRY+FLEX™ - $49.99
Why he’ll love it:
•  The case design allows him to snap his iPhone in securely and still interact directly with the screen, to change music or answer a call during a run.
•  3M reflective material provides added safety for evening or night-time runners and walkers.

DUAL USB CAR CHARGER FOR HANDHELD DEVICES - 12W - $24.99
Why he’ll love it:
•  Now Dad can charge multiple devices at once all while on the move.
•  12 watts / 2.4 amps of power make for the quickest possible charge, so he can get to 100% battery even faster.

FABFOLIO - $29.99
Why he’ll love it:
•  Streamlined pockets hold essentials like a driver’s license and debit card, so he can leave his bulky wallet at home.
•  The soft, microfiber interior protects his device’s screen against scratches or dings and closes securely with a magnetic flap.

LIMITED EDITION RETRO GAME CASE - $29.99
Why he’ll love it:
•  Sleek black and grey colors turn this case into a sophisticated (but still fun!) game and conversation starter
•  These cases are the perfect diversion for dad, or for his kids during long waits at the doctor’s office, or in a checkout line.

 

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 05/05/2014
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Mother’s Day Mobile Accessory Gifts

Skip the candles, expensive soaps and chocolate this Mother’s Day, and mix things up with stylish and functional PureGear accessories. Ideal for the mom on the move, our line of products ranges from durable and protective to slim and colorful making it easy to find the perfect gift for every leading lady on your list. Here are our favorite Mother’s Day gifts:

 

 

PUREMOVE SPORTS ARMBAND WITH DRY+FLEX™ - $49.99
Why she’ll love it:
•  The case design allows her to snap her iPhone in securely and still interact directly with the screen, to change music or answer a call during a run.
•  3M reflective material provides added safety for evening or night-time runners and walkers.

DUALTEK™ XT EXTREME TERRAIN CASE - $49.99
Why she’ll love it:
•  It protects her smartphone from exposure to dust, sand, raindrops or the occasional splash of water, so it’s equally ideal for use at the beach or pool – or whileboating or hiking.
•  The lanyard hook and wristlet make this case perfect for hands-free adventures like biking or climbing.

FABFOLIO - $29.99
Why she’ll love it:
•  Streamlined pockets hold essentials like a driver’s license and debit card, so she can leave the bulky tote or diaper bag at home.
•  The soft, microfiber interior protects her device’s screen against scratches or dings and closes securely with a magnetic flap.

RETRO GAME CASE - $29.99
Why she’ll love it:
•  Mobile phone protection? Check. Fun conversation starter? It’s all there.
•  Phone battery running low? These cases are the perfect diversion for mom, or for kids during long waits at the doctor’s office, or in a checkout line.

SMARTPHONE SUPPORT SYSTEM™ - $34.99
Why she’ll love it:
•  Clip a device in the car to use GPS, or let kids watch movies from the back seat.
•  Prop it to take a hands-free call or videoconference, or to use a cooking, gardening or fitness app.

PURETEK™ ROLL-ON SCREEN SHIELD KIT - $24.99
Why she’ll love it:
•  The patented tray ensures foolproof application and alignment every time – with no bubbles, hassles or dust.
•  Available in Anti-Fingerprint + HD, Anti-Glare or Impact Protection + HD, so she can enjoy a bright, clear viewing experience, whether she’s using her device indoors or outdoors, watching media or looking for added screen protection.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 04/18/2014
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Announcing the PureFit Giveaway

Whether you’re a workout junkie or looking for the motivation to reboot your fitness routine, having the right gear makes getting up for early morning runs and powering out a few extra reps that much easier. That’s where we come in.

The PureFit Giveaway, our new fitness-themed sweepstakes, will give one lucky winner ‘everything but the treadmill’ to help him or her reach health goals and look good while doing it. Featuring the newest innovations in wearable workout technology like the PureMove Sports Armband with Dry+Flex and the popular Fitbit Flex band, this sweepstakes is the perfect fit for anyone with an active, on-the-go lifestyle.

One lucky winner will receive:
PureMove Sports Armband with Dry+Flex for the iPhone 5S/5/5c

  • Fitbit Flex Band
  • PureBoom Premium Sound Buds Headset
  • PureGear Backpack
  • PureGear Water Bottle
  • PureGear Towel

Enter now through May 16, 2014, and follow along on social media using #PureFitGiveaway for extra chances to win. See full contest rules here.

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 03/24/2014
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We’re All Geared Up for the New Samsung Galaxy S5

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 may look a lot like the S4, but don't be fooled. This powerhouse of a smartphone is packed with impressive tech and improved features that have the Android world (us included) counting down the days until the phone's release on April 11.

Why is it so great? The water- and dust-resistant phone (which can stay underwater at three feet for up to 30 minutes) touts a heart-rate monitor that stores and tracks your information, a fingerprint scanner which allows you to unlock your phone and make PayPal transactions and an Ultra Power Saving Mode which keeps the S5 running for 24 hours at 10% battery life. A faster camera, improved TouchWiz UI and slightly larger screen are among the phone's other notable features.

This new member of the Galaxy family deserves the best when it comes to security, and PureGear's line of cases and accessories offers premium protection in sleek and colorful styles. Here's what is coming soon for the new Samsung Galaxy S5.

  • Case w/ Kickstand + Holster
  • DualTek Extreme Shock Case
  • Folio
  • Slim Shell
  • PureTek Roll-On System
  • PureTek Roll-On Kit 
  • Simple Shield
  • Micro USB Charge-Sync Cable
  • Car and Wall Chargers

Learn more about the amazing features of the Galaxy S5 in this video.

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 02/28/2014
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PureGear Participates in Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure

PureGear is making strides to fight breast cancer by participating in the Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure® at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 1, 2014. In addition to lacing up our sneakers, Team PureGear will also be greeting participants at our booth at the race finish line, inviting runners to take commemorative pictures in the PhotoPod and pose for a photo with WWE 'SmackDown' host and Komen Ambassador, Lilian Garcia. You can catch Lilian before the race, singing the National Anthem and sporting our new PureMove premium armband. We’ll be offering a sneak peak of our latest products, including the PureMove, which features an antibacterial band and headset cord keeper. We are also excited to announce that 50% of all purchases made at the race will go back to the Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County Chapter.

Our lovely brand ambassadors will be onsite handing out free, limited edition, pink Slim Shell cases for the iPhone 5/5S – 400 these cases were also donated for inclusion in the Survivor Gift Bags.

Can’t make it to the race? Follow the action on Twitter and Instagram and cheer us on using #PureGearKomen.

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  • 02/24/2014
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Announcing the PureMove Premium Armband

Take your workout to the next level with our newest and most innovative product yet, the PureMove armband. This tech and fitness accessory incorporates cutting-edge technology with modern style making it ideal for runners, walkers, hikers, bikers and everyone in between. 

What makes the PureMove the top armband on the market?

  • With PureMove, you can snap your iPhone in securely and still interact directly with the screen, unlike other armband products on the market.
  • Its moisture-wicking, washable band is antibacterial and odor-free and includes a reflective design and cord keeper that prevents ear bud cords from getting tangled while you move.
  • Available in the Spring of 2014 for $49.99.

To get up-to-date news on the PureMove and all PureGear products, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

 

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  • 01/06/2014
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PureGear’s CES 2014 Giveaways and Booth Activities

Join us for CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2014 from January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the North Hall, iLounge, Booth #6406. We’ve got lots of exciting new product offerings and giveaways planned!

New Products
Stop by our booth to check out our newest additions to the PureGear line, the PureMove and the PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kits. The PureMove armband for iPhone 5/5S/5c allows your phone to be securely snapped in for direct screen interaction unlike other armband products on the market. It features a moisture-wicking, washable band that’s antibacterial and odor-free, and includes a reflective design and cord keeper that prevents ear bud cords from getting in the way of your workout. Our new PureTek™ Roll-On Screen Shield Kit for the iPad Air and iPad Mini is designed with a patented tray and roller that make tablet screen shield application process easier than ever.

Amazing Race Giveaway
During the first two days of CES (Tuesday 1/7 and Wednesday 1/8) at 2:30 pm we will hold a competition to see who can solve the maze on the back of the “Amazing” Retro Game Case the fastest. The winner will receive a free “Amazing” Retro Game Case of his or her very own!

Free PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kit Application
Protect your iPhone 5S/5/5c, iPhone 4/4s or Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 with a new screen shield. Simply stop by our booth and a member of the PureGear staff will use the PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kit to outfit your phone with a new shield with expert precision and zero bubbles.

Free Cases, 50% off Vouchers and Reusable Totes
Visit one of our brand ambassadors to pick up a free Slim Shell case for your iPhone 5/5S, a voucher good for 50% off your next purchase on our website and an eco-friendly, reusable tote to carry around all your CES swag. Not attending CES? You can also retweet or share any of our #PureGearCES posts for a chance to win a free case!

For all the PureGear updates at CES, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PureGearCES.

 

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  • 12/11/2013
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PureGear Presents – Downtown Art Mart: Round 2

This past August we made our debut at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. We took over 200 pictures in our Photo Pod, sold our cases at 50% off and gave away $1,000 to the winner of our design competition. We had such a great time, we’re doing it again!

Tomorrow night, Thursday, December 12, we’re taking over the LA Art Mart for an evening of all things art and design. Stop by to take a picture in our Photo Pod, pick up a Retro Game Case or two at 50% off (they make great gifts and were featured in Rachael Ray’s Holiday Gift Guide) and stick around to see who wins the PureGear Design Competition and $1,000.

In addition to plenty of PureGear products, we will also display the PureGear-inspired artwork of five Los Angeles artists. Going off the theme “Making a Case for Life … Art + Technology + Lifestyle,” these artists were each given a bag of PureGear items and told to bring the theme to life in a unique design.

As a creative incentive, the artist with the winning design will receive $1,000, and one lucky fan that helps us pick the winning artist online will receive a limited edition Retro Game Case.

Get to know the artists, what inspires them and a little about their work. Then help us choose the winner by visiting Facebook and Instagram and liking and commenting on your favorite design.

Andrew Kahn
Andrew Kahn is a graphic designer who qualifies his primary style as “nostalgic romance”. He has worked with bands such as One Soul Motion creating concert posters, logos and social media.

Alexander Smith
Painter Alexander Smith is inspired by Asian culture, typography, early cartoons, sports history, entertainment design, motor sports, and manufacturing techniques. His vast interests allow him to create art in many different styles and incorporate various themes into his paintings. Alexander truly believes Dreams Create Dreams (DCD), and he is conscious everyday about his goal of becoming a better person and a better artist.

Gavin Hignight
Writer and filmmaker Gavin Hignight is the author of the novel The Freak Table. He’s also written the graphic novel Motor City and the webcomic The Concrete World as well as the animated TV series Iron Man: Armored Adventures. He’s currently a writer on the Nickelodeon animated TV series’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Denver native, now based in Los Angeles, has worked in front of and behind the camera for over a decade, and he finds a much-needed escapism in forging the written word with photography and design.

Judy Oliva
Judy Oliva is an illustrator and designer based in Los Angeles. She studied Illustration at Otis College of Art and Design, and she finds inspiration in Mid-Century Design and Architecture. When Judy is not illustrating or designing, she practices her Ukulele and obsessively collects kitschy knit-knacks to fill her studio. 

Rosa Fabon
Born and raised in the Philippines, Rosa never imagined that a career in art would be an option. It was her deep intrinsic appreciation for the visual arts that inspired her to pursue a career as a studio artist. It is her ambition to create paintings and sculptures that can stimulate a person’s soul in a way no other media can. She hopes that her work might awaken in others the same passion for the arts that was once dormant in herself. 


PureGear Presents - Downtown Art Mart

514 S. Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90013 ‎
December 12, 2013
6-11 p.m.

Can’t make it to the event? Follow #puregearartwalk Thursday night for live Instagram posts.

 

 

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  • 11/01/2013
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USC vs. UCLA: Join PureGear in Cheering on Your Favorite Team with the Touchdown Trivia Giveaway

Where will you be this November 30th, when the USC Trojans face off against the UCLA Bruins? We’ll be at the game – and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s the biggest college football rivalry in Southern California history, and everyone at PureGear will be cheering on our favorite teams. If you’re going to be in the stands at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, come find us – we’ll be inside the USC FanFest area. Visit with our PureGear Brand Ambassadors, or pose for a snapshot in the PureGear Photo Pod – we’ll be displaying it on our Facebook page. We’ll also be giving away 500 free Slim Shell cases each for the iPhone 5/5S, in USC or UCLA colors, to some lucky fans!

Can’t make it to the game? No problem. Starting this Friday, November 1st, you can get in on the action too – with our Touchdown Trivia Giveaway. Every Monday through Friday in November, PureGear will post a trivia question on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. What happens if you guess correctly? We’ll be giving away one limited edition Slim Shell iPhone 5/5S case in either Bruin or Trojan team colors, to one person who gets the answer right, every weekday leading up to the big game. 

Here’s how to play:
Every Monday through Friday, starting November 1st through November 29th, visit Facebook.com/puregear or follow us on Twitter.com/puregear, #pguscvsucla. Answer the trivia question correctly, and you could be that day’s winner!

Winners must have a U.S. mailing address.

 

 

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  • 09/24/2013
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PureGear Goes to the Abbot Kinney Festival

PureGear is making its debut at the annual Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, CA this Sunday, September 29. Here’s a breakdown of all the PureGear happenings throughout the day.

  • Shop PureGear products at special prices
  • Take a picture in the PureGear Photo Pod, pick your background and find your photo on our Facebook page later that night.
  • Like and/or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or upload a picture from the PureGear booth and tag @PureGear or #AKFestPG. Show your screen to one of our brand ambassadors at the event to receive a free pair of Wayfarer style PureGear sunglasses.
  • Snag a limited edition Retro Game Case for 50% off retail price.*
  • Receive a free PureGear reusable bag with the purchase of any item.*
  • Find one of our three brand ambassadors for a 50% off card good for online purchases.* 

Stay in the know with all the PureGear action at the Abbot Kinney Festival by following #AKFestPG and @PureGear on Twitter and Instagram.

Details:
Abbot Kinney Festival
Sunday, September 29, 2013
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
PureGear Booth Location: Santa Clara Ave. & Abbot Kinney Blvd.

*while supplies last

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  • 09/10/2013
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Apple Announces iOS 7, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and More

During its town hall meeting in Cupertino, California, Apple announced two new phones, a new operating system and a variety of technologically advanced features. Read on for a recap of the products announced at the event, and stay tuned to PureGear’s website and social media outlets for information on cases for both phones.

iOS 7
The new iOS 7 will feature an improved Siri with a male voice option, new ringtones, iTunes Radio and updated iPhoto capabilities which will allow users to group photos by moments, based on time and location. "Downloading iOS 7 is like getting an all new phone that you already know how to use," says Apple. The best part is the new operating system will be free to download on September 18 for the iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, iPad mini and 5th generation iPod touch.

iWork
Touted by Apple as the "best selling mobile productivity app on any platform," iWork's collection of programs, consisting of Keynote, Pages and Numbers, will be available for free, along with iPhoto and iMovie, on all new iOS devices. 

iPhone 5C
The highlight of the town hall meeting was the introduction of two new iPhone 5 devices. Let's start with the iPhone 5C. With no seams, part lines or joints, the new phone is made from a single piece and comes in a variety of different colors including green, yellow, blue, pink and white. The phone also has improved communication thanks to its FaceTime HD camera, which performs even better in low light situations with its 1.9-micron pixel size. A 4-inch retina display, integrated touch features, full sRGB color space and widescreen video are just a few of the phone's other noteworthy features. With a two year contact the phone is priced at $99 for the 16GB and $199 for the 32GB. 

iPhone 5S
Now on to the iPhone 5S. "It's the most forward-thinking phone we've ever created," says Apple. Available in gold, silver and space grey, the new phone contains the extremely powerful, 64-bit A7 chip, making the CPU (central processing unit) 40 times faster than that of the original iPhone. The phone also has improved battery life of 10 hours 3G talk time, 250 hours standby, 10 hours LTE (Long Term Evolution) browsing and 40 hours music playback. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB phones cost $199, $299 and $399 respectively.

Camera Capabilities
The iPhone 5S's camera features a 5-element Apple designed lens with f/2.2 aperture. When paired with iOS 7, the camera is able to atomically set white balance, exposure level and a local tone map. The camera's new flash, True Tone, has over 1,000 unique variations that help prevent the clashing of color temperatures in photographs, and burst mode takes up to 10 frames per second and automatically selects the clearest image from the group. The camera also features a slow-motion option and a 28MP panoramic shot. 

Touch ID
One of the most talked about features of the new phone is the sensor known as Touch ID. Built into the home button, the sensor takes a scan of the sub-epidermal skin layers by simply hovering a finger over the button. Not only does Touch ID allow users to unlock their phones, it also has the capacity to make iTunes purchases by using a fingerprint scan to authenticate. Knowing that personal privacy and security are large concerns, Apple announced that Touch ID information is never sent to the company’s servers or backed up to iCloud. "We believe technology is at its best and most empowering when it simply disappears," says Apple's senior vice president of design, Jony Iver.

iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order on September 13. Both the iPhone 5C and 5S will be available in stores on September 20. By December, over 100 countries will have the phones. For more information on the phones and products, visit www.apple.com, and check PureGear’s Facebook page and website for announcements on cases for both phones.

 

 

 

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  • 09/05/2013
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PureGear Develops New Phone Cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note III

During the Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 event in Berlin, Germany, the company announced several new products including the Galaxy Note III. In anticipation of the phone's release, PureGear is developing a line of durable and stylish cases specific for the device.

Compared to the phone's predecessor, the Note II, this device is wider, thinner, lighter and more powerful. With several new features and a handful of updated ones, the Note III boasts improved multi-tasking abilities that take full advantage of the device's 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen. 

One of the most talked about features of the Note III is Air Command. By clicking the button on the S Pen - a stylus intended to enhance user experience - while hovering over the phone, the Air Command feature is activated which allows users to easily navigate the phone without switching between screens. Action Memo, one of the accessible features on Air Command, allows users to handwrite notes that are recognized by the device and transformed into formatted text. From there, Action Memo can make phone calls, look up addresses, add content to the phone's contacts and more. Air Command also provides access to other features as well including Screen Write, a program that allows users to capture an image and add text to it, and Scrapbook, a feature that enables users to circle content on YouTube, webpages and Gallery to revisit later. 

The Samsung GALAXY Note III will be available in 32GB or 64GB in the U.S. later this year in Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink. New, protective cases from PureGear will also be available when the phone is released.

To see the phone in action, watch Samsung's introductory video.

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  • 08/22/2013
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PureGear Announces Cases for the New Moto X

Tomorrow, the highly anticipated Moto X will be released to the public, and we are happy to announce that PureGear's line of protective products for the device will roll out in the following weeks. These accessories include the new Antibacterial + HD Screen Protection, the Case with Kickstand + Holster and the GripTek Impact Protection (available in Black, Blue, Lavender and Green).

As the first phone created by Motorola since Google purchased the company in 2012, the expectations are high for this device. Priced at $199, the 16GB phone will be available for five different carriers in the United States: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular. Designed with both comfort and style in mind, the 5.09" × 2.57" phone features a carefully curved back that fits snuggly into your hand.  

One of the phone's top features is its hands-free voice control of many applications including Google Search. Referred to as "Touchless Control," the phone continuously runs a microphone that recognizes your voice and reacts to commands. To activate Touchless Control, you simply say "Ok, Google Now," and from here you can make appointments, check the weather, receive GPS information and more, all without touching a button.

The device's camera is at the top of the line when it comes to competitive smartphones. With its 10-megapixel "Clear Pixel" RGBC sensor and LED flash, the camera operates at a slower shutter speed making it easier to take quality pictures in dark settings. By holding the phone horizontally in your hand and twisting it twice, the device's Quick Capture app is activated which automatically launches your camera, allowing you to take images in seconds.

For more information on the Moto X visit www.motorola.com, and to receive news on case launches for the phone, stay connected on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.

 

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  • 07/31/2013
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PureGear Presents – Downtown Art Mart

We at PureGear love art and design, and to prove it we have become a presenting sponsor of Art Mart at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk on August 8. With a passion for art, all things technology and a little competition we have come up with a truly unique, creative experience surrounding the event.

During “PureGear Presents – Downtown Art Mart,” fans will also be able to take artistic pictures inside our PureGear Photo Pod and purchase PureGear products up to 50% off retail prices.

Also on display will be the PureGear-inspired artwork of five Los Angeles artists. Going off the theme “Making a Case for Life … Art + Technology + Lifestyle,” these artists were each given a bag of PureGear items and told to bring the theme to life in a unique design. Currently hard at work on their creations, the artists will submit their final work and pictures of their designs will be judged by fans on PureGear’s Instagram page.

As a creative incentive, the artist with the winning design will receive $1,000, and one lucky fan that helps us pick the winning artist online will receive a PureGear gift bundle!

Get to know the artists, what inspires them and a little about their work. Then tune in online to vote for your favorite design, and visit us on August 8 at the Downtown Art Walk to see the creations in person.

Ash Hudson
Hudson is established in Los Angeles as the pioneer and cornerstone for the foundation of today’s graffiti and street wear movement. Working with some of today’s most prolific graffiti artists, street artists, photographers and designers.  Hudson is also the owner, creative director and founder of CONART®, the worlds first street art street wear brand.

Crystal Andres
Andres is a native Los Angeleno pursuing an established name the fine arts & street art. In her artwork, Andres conveys her interest in the diversity of female roles, be it political, fantasy or traditional, and she is largely inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo and Gustavo Rimada.

Jeremy Quant
Both illustrator and animator, Quant is a motivated and eclectic artist from Inglewood, California.  Qaunt believes that the range of his art is like a compass, which leads him on a journey and the destination is what is meant to be.  It is his passion to inspire the world through art to express his gratitude.

Qathryn Brehm
Painter-photographer Brehm’s background is in the decorative arts. Early in her career she apprenticed with accomplished decorative artists, and in 1980 she launched her consulting and decorative arts business painting monumental murals, faux finishes and photo backdrops. Today, her work still graces many Southern California homes.

Thrives One 
Born in Los Angeles and currently residing in the Inland Empire, Thrives has over 20 years of experience as a graffiti artist. He brings together on a large scale with vibrant colors; calligraphy, graffiti, aerosol and unique designs that are full of energy and reflect the progressive West Coast style.

PureGear Presents - Downtown Art Mart
514 S. Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90013 ‎
August 8, 2013
6-11 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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  • 06/21/2013
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Our Favorite Mobile Accessories for Summer

Summer has arrived and no matter what your plans are for the warm weather months, PureGear has the perfect mobile accessories to keep you (and your device) covered all season. 

For the Thrill Seeker
Whether you are scaling a mountain in Yosemite or paragliding over ocean cliffs, the PX360 and PX260 Weatherproof Extreme Protection Systems are the perfect cases to keep your phone protected during your most exhilarating moments. Featuring rugged, high impact-resistant screw-on cases, the PX360 and PX260 comply with U.S. Department of Defense test method standard and include a three-layer, built-in screen shield and covered buttons and ports, to help protect your device against dust, splashes, rain and more. The PX360 Weatherproof also features an integrated carabiner, so you can easily clip your device to a bike handle, boat bag, purse or gear on the go. 

For the Entertainer
Entertain your kids, your friends and yourself with PureGear’s old school Retro Game Cases. Perfect for remote summer escapes, these eye-catching cases provide the fun when cell service is nowhere to be found. Choose from three stylish cases, Amazing, Groovy and Undecided.

For the Traveler
Everyone loves a vacation, but traveling to your favorite getaway can be exhausting. Simply pop in the PureBoom Advanced Performance In-Ear Headset during your next cross-country trip or  crowded flight and let the stress fade away. The premium headset combines a sleek, sophisticated design with deep bass tones and crisp sound clarity for a truly remarkable listening experience whether you are in a bus, car, plane or train. 

For the Tech Junkie
Can’t imagine being away from your tech during your next vacation? Neither can we. With more apps, maps and accessories made specifically for travel, mobile devices can be your best friend during vacations. Make sure all your devices are powered up with PureGear’s line of charging devices. Check out the Dual USB Wall Charger for Handheld Devices or the Dual USB Car Charger for Handheld Devices, ideal for charging both your tablet and phone during layovers or long car drives.  

 

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  • 06/12/2013
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PureGear’s Mobile Gift Guide for Dads

What do you get for the dad who has everything? How about the gifts of time, convenience and ease of mind – all wrapped up in a well-designed package. If you’re searching for a gift that Dad will love, take a look at some of PureGear’s newest offerings!

Retro Game Cases
Why he’ll love it:
• We like to think of these cases as equal parts conversation-starter, fun design element and device protector.
• It’s the perfect distraction for kids – and grownups – on days when the battery’s running low.

DualTek  Extreme Shock Case + Shield
Why he’ll love it:
• With a case that’s shock resistant for drops of up to six feet, he can let the kids watch cartoons or play a game on his device without worrying that they’ll drop or damage it.
• The ergonomic grip and shock resistant design help him protect his device against slips and drops while he’s working out, at the beach or playground, or “helping” the kids at sports practice.

PX360 and PX260 Weatherproof Extreme Protection Systems
Why he’ll love it:
• With the PX360, he can clip his device to his gear, golf bag or belt and enjoy hands-free access and protection for his phone in the gym, on the course, while fishing, camping or biking, and more.
• Whether he’s on the beach, in the boat, off-roading or working in the yard, the PX260 and PX360 cases will help protect his device from dust and grit, drops and splashes.

Folio with Kickstand for iPad and iPad Mini
Why he’ll love it:
• He can use the taller kickstand to prop his iPad or iPad Mini and watch his favorite shows, games or movies anywhere.
• The grip support helps ensure that his iPad isn’t dropped when the kids “borrow” it to play games.

Slim Shell
Why he’ll love it:
• The case protects his phone from the scratches and dings that happen in a pocket, backpack or briefcase.
• It’s easy to snap on and off and comes in an array of delectable flavors, so he can easily customize his look.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 05/30/2013
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PureGear’s Mobile Gift Guide for Grads

It’s graduation season! Whether your grad is heading off to high school, college or beyond, PureGear has an array of smart, sensible, stylish and affordable products that can help him or her get the most out of the next stage. These gifts are great on their own, or perfect accompaniments for a new mobile device, tablet or laptop.

 

 

Folio with Kickstand
Why it’s a great gift:
• Use the taller kickstand to prop a tablet or mobile device in order to watch TV shows, games or movies anywhere – or use it to stay in touch via video chat.
• Prop a tablet or mobile device using the shorter kickstand to type class notes, surf the web or play games.
• Prop it on a tabletop or desktop to access webinars, learning apps and more.
• The folio for the Samsung Galaxy S4 also includes pockets for credit/debit cards and ID, so it can double as a wallet.

Utilitarian® Smartphone Support System
Why it’s a great gift:
• He or she can prop it in the library to use as a study aid, film a lecture, or in his or her room to use as an alarm clock.
• Position it horizontally to watch favorite movies or shows in a dorm room or apartment.
• Clip a device to a rearview mirror to use GPS while driving, or tether it to a backpack, purse or belt on the way to classes or study groups.
• The snap-on grip case and screen shield help keep his or her mobile device protected from drops and scratches.

Retro Game Cases
Why it’s a great gift:
• We like to think of these cases as equal parts conversation-starter, fun design element and device protector.
• It’s the perfect distraction while waiting for a shuttle, meeting, or outside of class on days when his or her device has run out of battery power.

ReShieldSelf-Sealing Screen Shield
Why it’s a great gift:
• Choose from two finish options so your grad can enjoy maximum visibility, whether his or her device is a phone or a tablet.
• Protects a device’s screen from wear and tear incurred by greasy fingers, contact with errant key rings and more.

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  • 05/16/2013
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Tyson Fountaine, Emmy® Nominated Professional Makeup Artist

In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we talk with extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them.

Tyson Fountaine is a two-time Emmy® nominee and has been working as a respected makeup artist for over 18 years. He is accomplished in fashion, movies, television, print, and commercial work and is currently the department head of ABC's "The Middle." Over the years he has worked with various celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, and Johnny Depp.

1.What is the longest you've gone without using and/or checking your phone?
I went two weeks without my phone when I went on a European river cruise.

2. What are your favorite apps?
Words with Friends and Pinterest.

3. How often do you update your status, tweets, etc.?
Very rarely. I think it took me two years to change my Facebook profile picture.

4. Do you have any mobile horror stories?
Prior to the iPhone, my phone was one that flipped open. One day I dropped it and tried to catch it with my foot but kicked it across the parking lot. When I picked it up the top part was dangling. It still worked I used it for a couple of weeks like that until I was able to get an upgrade.

5. What platform are you on?
iOS

6. When did you first get your smartphone?
Three years ago.

7. What accessories do you use and what do you use them for?
Headphones, screen shields and protection cases. I use the headphones to listen to my music or videos while on set. I use the screen shields and cases for obvious reasons.

8. What is your ringtone?
I'm not sure. My phone is always on vibrate. When I am on set and cannot risk my phone ringing during a take.

9. Have you ever lost your phone? What happened?
Yes! My phone insurance was cancelled because I had to have my iPhone replaced twice. The first time I was in a furniture store and sat down my phone slipped out of my pocket, 15 minutes later I went back to couch and it was gone. I went to front counter they didn’t have it so I called my number and the phone had been turned off somebody found/stole it. Less than a year later on my European cruise, I was trying to figure out how much to tip my driver in Budapest by using an app. I decided to just give him a big tip in US currency. Once I got back onto the boat I realized that I had left the phone in the car. I called the car company from the boat and they contacted the driver. He said we were his last customers and he took his car to the car wash and somebody there must have taken it because it was not in his car.

10. Which PureGear products do you like best and why?
I use the Utilitarian Smartphone Support System. It’s great because I can prop my phone up anywhere to watch videos or play games. It even clips onto things if there is no space to set it down. I also use the PureBoom ear buds – they have great sound quality.

Read more Mobile Lifestyle Series interviews:
Tiffany Haddish, Actor and Comedienne
Edwin Hodge, Actor
Mayte Garcia, Dancer, Singer, Actress and Choreographer 
Paul Thompson, Professional Makeup Artist and Instructor 
Donna Sozio, Author and Media Personality 
Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef 
Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist for The Soup on E!

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  • 05/02/2013
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Give Mom a Mobile Gift She’ll Enjoy Year-Round

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that she’ll use and enjoy all year? Check out some of our favorite accessories for Mom that will help her with a better way to multitask, a stay entertained when her phone battery dies, and provide the confidence of knowing that her screen will survive another round of Ant Smasher.

 

 

Retro Game Cases
Why she’ll love it:
• We like to think of these cases as equal parts conversation-starter, fun design element and device protector.
• It’s the perfect distraction for kids on days when the battery’s running low.
• Available for iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy S4.

Utilitarian Smartphone Support System
Why she’ll love it:
• She can prop it to play music, film a child’s milestones, take a hands-free call or use a white noise app to sleep in on weekends.
• Keep it tethered to her purse, diaper bag or clothing, so she can go hands-free anytime.
• Available for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III.

DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield
Why she’ll love it:
• With a case that’s shock resistant for drops of up to six feet, she can let the kids play a game or watch a movie on her device without living in fear that they’ll drop or damage it.
• The ergonomic grip and shock resistant design help keep her device from slipping out of her hands while she’s working out, on the go or juggling keys and grocery bags.
• Available for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5Gen, Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR Maxx, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4.

ReShield Self-Sealing Screen Shield
Why she’ll love it:
• Choose from two finish options so she can enjoy maximum visibility, whether her device is a phone or a tablet.
• Protects her device’s screen from wear and tear incurred by sticky fingers, obsessive gamers, overzealous be-dazzlers and more.
• Available for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 2/3/4, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4, BlackBerry Z10, HTC 8X, HTC DNA, Lumia 822, ATIV Ody i930.

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  • 04/30/2013
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Our Totally Awesome Retro 80’s Brunch with smart car!

This past Saturday we had a blast hosting a Retro 80’s Brunch in smart car’s LA LAUNCH Pop Up Suite at the Santa Monica Place! We celebrated the launch of our new Retro Game Cases and smart car’s all-new smart electric drive. Our neon-clad guests were even encouraged to take the brand new smart electric drive for a spin! When not cruising around Santa Monica, brunch-goers noshed on Urth Caffe’s tasty organic bites and enjoyed delicious coffee drinks from Groundwork Coffee – which fueled them up to get down with the rad tunes from DJ Cobra. And of course, there were plenty of chances for attendees to get their hands on their very own free Retro Case through fun activities and giveaways.

Didn’t get to the event and want a free Retro Game Case? Make sure to vote in our Retro Case Giveaway on our Facebook page. All you do is let us know which is your fav (Amazing, Groovy or Undecided) and you could win one. We’re giving away one case a day through May 13th – so don’t miss out!

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  • 04/12/2013
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Tiffany Haddish, Actor and Comedienne

In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we talk with extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them.

Tiffany Haddish is a native Angeleno whose comedy has taken her all over the world, including performing for our troops on the USO tour. Locally, she’s performed at legendary comedy venues: the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Improv, and also participates in “Chuckles Not Knuckles” – a comedy show developed for inner-city high school students, promoting non-violence. As an actor, she has made guest appearances on several shows such as: Chelsea Lately, That's So Raven, My Name Is Earl, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. She has also starred in the movies, Meet the Spartans and Janky Promoters.

1. How did you get started in the business?
When I was in foster care, my social worker told me I had 2 choices: either Laugh Factory Comedy Camp or Psychiatric therapy. I chose to come to camp and here I am today.

2. What are you working on now?
Real Husbands of Hollywood on BET.

3. What has been your favorite gig so far?
Stand up comedy would be HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and as far as acting goes, Real Husbands of Hollywood on BET.

4. What role does your smartphone play in your on-set experience?
I play games on my phone or look at pictures of people on Facebook.

5. What’s the longest you’ve gone without using and/or checking your phone?
One week when I was in Japan – I found out how much the international fees were, no more phone.

6. What are your favorite apps?
Audible, Fantasy Town, Memory Game, and SmallTown.

7. How often do you update your status, tweet, etc.?
About every 2 to 3 days.

8. Do you have any mobile horror stories?
Yeah when I went to Japan, I was calling all kinds of people for 3 days. Then I found out that my phone bill was 400 dollars, so the rest of the week no more phone. That's a horror story for sure.

9. What platform are you on? iOS or Android?
Android

10. When did you get your first smartphone?
2008

11. What accessories do you use and what do you use them for?
I use headphones for driving and for playing my audio books.

12. What’s your ringtone?
Rain forest.

Read more Mobile Lifestyle Series interviews:
Edwin Hodge, Actor
Mayte Garcia, Dancer, Singer, Actress and Choreographer
Paul Thompson, Professional Makeup Artist and Instructor
Donna Sozio, Author and Media Personality
Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef
Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist for The Soup on E!

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  • 04/10/2013
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Our Top 3 iPad Apps for Income Tax Season

Income Tax Day is less than a week away. Some of us haven’t filed and others are wondering where their refund is. Whatever your situation, not to worry – the following apps for iPad have you covered for all things tax-related!

MyTaxRefund by TurboTax – Check the status of tax returns after you've filed them, and get an immediate estimate of when you can expect your refund – for both Federal and State taxes. Not a TurboTax customer? No problem, it is not required to use this app! Price: Free

iTaxable 2013 – With this app you can also check the status of your returns and receive information on changes that will affect your 2013 tax return. Questions? Ask an iTaxable expert at no additional charge! Need to know what kind of income is tax-free and what kind do you have to pay taxes on and, how can you change certain kinds of income from taxable to tax-free? It’s all right here and explained in a way that is easy for anyone to comprehend. Price: $1.99

Ask a CPA – This app provides free, instant answers to thousands of tax questions. A perfect tax and business resource for individual taxpayers, business owners, accounting students, and tax accountants. Easily search for up to date answers to help you prepare this year’s tax return and plan for the future. It also includes the latest tax changes and how they affect you. If you can’t find an answer to your particular question, use “Ask a CPA” and get answers from a CPA in your local area. Need a bit more help? Use their “Find a CPA” service and locate one easily by zip code. Price: Free

Additional tax apps for other devices are available here.

Via digitaltrends.com

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  • 04/04/2013
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Our Retro Game Cases are Now Available!

Yes, it’s really true. Our Retro Game Cases are now available! All three models: Amazing, Groovy, and Undecided are ready for your iPhone 5 and Amazing is available for your Samsung Galaxy S III. Here’s the skinny on these uber cool cases that received so much buzz at this year’s CES from Gizmodo, CNET, and Mashable.

Groovy – doubles as a hypnotic, concentric maze in vibrant shades of blue and green. It’s as addictive as your favorite game apps – and extremely handy in situations where reception is spotty or your battery is low.

aMAZEing – features a traditional labyrinth-style maze in hues of turquoise and red. Whether you enjoy it yourself or share it with a friend or child, it’s great to play on a plane, in a waiting room, or anytime you want to experience life before the digital age.

Undecided – combines the best of retro favorites like Pinball and the Magic 8 Ball in enticing shades of orange and pink. Ask it a question, and the ball will land on “yes” or “no”. It’s a great party game, and is indispensible on days when you’ve forgotten to charge your phone.

Which of the models are you most excited about?

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  • 03/28/2013
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Our Top 3 Children’s iOS Apps for Easter

Easter is just around the corner and we wanted to share our three favorite kid-related apps for Easter with you. With these free (or nearly free) iOS apps you can decorate eggs without the mess, keep up with the Easter Bunny’s activities, and find out if your child has been a “good egg” or a “bad egg” – yep, all from your iPad or iPhone!

Easter Egg Design Generator – With this app kids can have fun and create some great Easter Eggs for Easter. With over 30 different colors and designs available for your eggs, it’s easy to come up with all sorts of unique ideas. And if you're not feeling so creative, simply tap the egg and it will randomly choose an egg color, and a design – just keep tapping for additional options. Available for iOS. Price: Free

Easter Bunny Tracking Fun – This app is actually 3 apps in one, providing Easter fun for the whole family – keeping you informed on all things Easter Bunny as he delivers chocolates all around the world! The Easter Bunny Blog provides fun tales of the Easter Bunny’s adventures, the Countdown to Easter – does just that, telling you how many days are left until the big day and finally, the Easter Bunny GPS Tracker let’s you know exactly where the Easter Bunny is located and what he’s doing. Available for iOS. Price: Free

Easter Bunny Scan-O-Meter – This fun app for parents helps to remind kids to be good for the arrival of the Easter Bunny, if they want any Easter candy or treats! It’s a "naughty or nice" meter app that reminds kids that the Easter Bunny is watching to make sure they're being good around Easter time. The Scan-O-Meter will scan your child and tell you if he or she is a "good egg" or a "bad egg." If your child's been good, green lights blink, bells ding and you're given a decorated Easter egg. If things go the “other” way – he or she will receive an egg with cracks in it. Note to parents: don’t worry, you control the results, but they’ll never know! Available for iOS. Price: $0.99

Via: macworld.com

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  • 03/20/2013
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Our 4 Favorite PureGear Products for Spring

Spring is finally here! If you’re like us, you’re more than ready to head outside and take advantage of the warmer weather. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite PureGear products to help you get the most out of a new season. Whether you’re working out, looking for a dose of fresh color to brighten your day, or eager for something new, these accessories will help put the spring back into your step.

Case with kickstand for iPad Mini
Do you use your iPad Mini for everything? Now you can. Whether you’re checking a recipe, searching for gardening tips or following directions for a DIY home improvement project, this sleek kickstand case can help you get even more convenience out of your iPad Mini. It offers lightweight, durable protection and features a revolutionary stand built into the actual case that can fold completely flat, or swivel for vertical or horizontal viewing.

PX360º Extreme Protection System
When it’s time to head outside again, nothing protects your device like the PX360º. This versatile system includes the PX360º case, carabiner, screen shield, water-resistant pouch and utility tool that you can use as a kickstand – or even a bottle opener. Going hiking or biking? Clip your smartphone to your belt or gear, and help keep it protected against mud spatters and spring showers.

PureBoom Premium Sound Buds
If your idea of getting exercise tends more toward a walk or run in the park, PureGear’s PureBoom Premium Sound Buds are the perfect companion. They offer excellent sound quality, a high-grade mic, built in remote and tangle-free cord, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes or return calls on the go.

Slim Shell
It’s a new season, why not try a new flavor? PureGear’s Slim Shell cases are available in eight delectable combinations sure to whet the appetite. Choose from Vanilla Bean, Strawberry Rhubarb, Pistachio Mint, Passion Fruit, Mandarin Orange, Licorice Jelly, Coconut Jelly (clear) or Black Tea. The flexible design is easy to snap onto your device, and protects it from daily wear and tear.

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  • 03/15/2013
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Samsung Galaxy S4 and PureGear Accessories Available in April 2013

The new Galaxy S4, the much anticipated addition to the Samsung smartphone family, was unveiled at Radio City Music Hall last night! We at PureGear have been working hard to create some of our most popular accessories for the S4 and will be ready to debut our products for the launch in April. We will be announcing availability very soon, but in the meantime – here is what we know.

The S4 will be available starting in April on 327 carriers in 55 countries. Most notably, the handset features a 5-inch display, larger than the iPhone 5 and higher in resolution compared to the S III. It is thinner than the S III (.31 inches compared to .34), but not quite as thin as the i5 which is a slim .3 inches in depth. The camera and processor are both superior to competitors with 13-megapixels and a 1.5GHz dual-core chip. The phone will be available in both black and white, which the company is calling "black mist" and "white frost." No pricing information has been shared as of yet.

Stay tuned for our S4 products launching very soon!

Via: latimes.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 03/13/2013
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Now We’re Making A Case For Giving Away a Free iPhone 5

Watch it. Like us. Win it. It's that easy! Today our Making A Case Giveaway is back – only this time, you could win a free iPhone 5, along with a set of DualTek cases in every color to go with it.

How do you enter? Simply go to our website, watch the video, like us on Facebook, and enter your email address so we can contact you if you win.

 

The contest runs through April 5th – enter now and you’ll also get an exclusive coupon code for $10 off your next PureGear purchase!

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  • 03/11/2013
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First BlackBerry 10 Device Available March 22nd

AT&T announced today that the Blackberry Z10 will go on sale on March 22nd, both in their stores and online. The device will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. The carrier is accepting pre-orders for the Z10 starting tomorrow, March 12th. This is the first smartphone to launch with the new BlackBerry 10 software and it's also the first BlackBerry device to operate over AT&T's 4G LTE network. 

The BlackBerry Z10 will also be available on Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. Sprint is not expected to sell the device. Instead, Sprint is slated to sell the BlackBerry Q10, which comes with RIM's iconic QWERTY keyboard. The Q10 is expected to launch about a month after the Z10.

We've been eagerly anticipating the Z10's arrival, make sure to check out the PureGear products we have available for it and click here for more details about the device.

Via: cnet.com 

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  • 03/11/2013
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Ideal Smartphone Apps for a Spring Break Staycation

It’s finally time for Spring Break, and whether you or your kids are off during March or April, now is a great time to consult those school calendars and make some fun plans. Sure, a lucky few are packing their swimsuits for a much-needed vacation, but for those of you who are staying local – or hosting out of town guests – never fear. We’ve come up with our favorite free iOS and Android apps to help you make the most out of your time off.

Eventbrite – With this app you can discover popular local events, check out recommendations, purchase tickets, and even find out what events your friends are attending. Easily locate concerts, festivals, classes, conferences, and free activities – all from your smartphone. You can also share what you’re up to via Facebook and invite more friends to join in on the fun. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

GrouponGroupon.com brings unbeatable deals for 50–90% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities around the world. And with their smartphone app, you can access it all in the palm of your hand! Browse on-demand, real-time offers for dining experiences, spa treatments, fitness classes, and other nearby deals that are ready for immediate use. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Active.comActive.com is an online community for people who want to hear about, research, share, register and join the activities they love. While Active is known for connecting people with races and sports, it’s also a great resource for campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Learn about when and where your favorite activities are happening in your local area. This app is ideal for families, or just for you! Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

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  • 02/27/2013
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Edwin Hodge, Actor

In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we talk with extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them.

Edwin Hodge was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and raised in New York. He recently starred in the remake of Red Dawn with Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, and in May of this year he’ll be appearing in the sci-fi thriller, The Purge opposite Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. Edwin’s television work includes a recurring role as “Wade” on the hit ABC sitcom Cougar Town with Courteney Cox. You may also have seen him in his role as a series regular on Jack & Bobby for the WB, or in recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Heroes, Leverage, and Bones.

1. How did you get started in the business?
I started at the age of three. I was watching The Cosby Show and after seeing kids on the show, I simply told my mom I wanted to be “inside the box” – some would call it a television! She got me to New York and we chose a manager simply because I liked her red hair. I'm still a sucker for redheads. The rest is history in the making.

2. What are you working on now?
I recently finished filming The Purge with Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. I’m now in the middle of filming One Heart with Marc Blucas, Matthew Lillard, Abigail Spencer and Romeo Miller, and I'll be heading overseas to work on a video game this year as well.

3. What has been your favorite gig so far?
My favorite gig so far has been The Purge. It's an extremely intense storyline. It was definitely one of those films for which I was glad to go to work every day. The entire cast and crew put their all into the film – whether it was catching important performances, the stunt work or the catering. Catering is very important for us actors!

4. What role does your smartphone play in your on-set experience?
My smartphone is everything to me! It's just great to know that anything I could need can be found on my smartphone. I read scripts on it, write down ideas for screenplays, play games, find great restaurants, and keep up my social status, of course.

5. What’s the longest you’ve gone without using and/or checking your phone?
I think the longest I've gone without checking my phone is three to four hours. That's usually when I'm sleeping.

6. What are your favorite apps?
My favorite apps would be Zagat, GolfNow, Angry Birds, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam.

7. How often do you update your status, tweet, etc.?
I'm trying to do better with connecting to the world around me. I'm the worst at updating my status. I just never thought my life would be that interesting that people would want to know what's going on with me. I spend more time loading pics than updating my status.

8. Do you have any mobile horror stories?
I have too many to count, probably. The most recent is when I sent a message to a male friend of mine that was meant for a girl I was dating! I won't say what was said, but my friend and I had a great laugh about it.

9. What platform are you on? iOS or Android?
iOS baby! I love my iPhone!

10. When did you get your first smartphone?
I got my first smartphone about 5 years ago. I don't know what I was doing without one.

11. What accessories do you use and what do you use them for?
I definitely have a screen guard on it. I have my wireless head phones, the Mophie extended battery, and that's about it. I keep it simple.

12. What’s your ringtone?
My ringtone is “Hands On The Wheel” by A$AP Rocky.

13. Have you ever lost your phone? What happened?
I've lost my phone a handful of times and it gets worse every time I lose it, because more information is always stored in it and I'm not the best when it comes to backing up my files and contacts.

Read more Mobile Lifestyle Series interviews:
Mayte Garcia, Dancer, Singer, Actress and Choreographer 
Paul Thompson, Professional Makeup Artist and Instructor 
Donna Sozio, Author and Media Personality 
Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef 
Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist for The Soup on E!

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  • 02/22/2013
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Our Favorite Smartphone Apps for the 2013 Oscars®

It’s Oscar party time! The 2013 Academy Awards are airing this Sunday from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and it promises to be an eventful night. We may not be on the guest list for the most exclusive after-parties in Hollywood, but we can still share in the excitement. Whether you’re hosting a soiree or watching in the comfort of your pajamas and couch, these smartphone apps for Android and iOS can provide you with up to the minute news, in-depth trivia, and culinary inspiration!

Oscars® by ABC Digital – This is the Official Oscars app for 2013 – we shared this one last year and are still big fans! Use it to easily access information about the nominees or view movie trailers, exclusive videos and photos. On the day of the show, watch your favorite celebrities as they walk the Red Carpet and experience the ultimate “Backstage Pass” that enables you to follow the winners backstage at the Dolby Theatre. You can also cast and share your virtual ballot via their “MyPicks” capability. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Awards Hero – With this app you can quickly create an Oscars pool and compete with your friends, then further the conversation by sharing your picks via Facebook. Trivia lover? Deepen your knowledge by accessing the app’s database, which includes every past nominee and winner, starting from the inaugural year in 1929 and going up to the present. Available for iOS. Price: Free

Epicurious – You don’t have to attend an Oscar party to eat like you’re there! This app features recipes from the award-winning food site Epicurious.com. Easily search more than 30,000 delicious, professionally created recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Self, as well as renowned chefs and cookbooks. Save your favorite recipes and create shopping lists – or use the lengthy list available under the search “Oscar Recipes” to truly dine like the stars in the comfort of your own living room. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

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  • 02/20/2013
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Introducing our new ReShield Self-Sealing Screen Shield!

We’re happy to have added the ReShield Self-Sealing Screen Shield to our Protection team! ReShield’s easy to install, and is made with a durable long lasting material that has an ability to be removed or reapplied.

More reasons why we love this screen shield:

• Self-sealing, bubble-free technology
• Quality screen protection
• Case friendly fit
• Available in gloss high-definition or matte anti-glare finish

Available now for iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S III, and BlackBerry Z10 in Anti-Glare.

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  • 02/20/2013
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Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Parents

If you’re a parent, carpools, play dates, classroom volunteering, activities, and allowances take up a significant amount of your time and attention. At PureGear, we’re always looking for ways to help you simplify – which is why we’ve found apps to help make organizing your daily schedule much more seamless! Now you can keep a younger child’s schedule updated, make sure your teen made it onto the bus after sports practice, or help your son or daughter manage money, all from your smartphone.

KangaDo: Need help organizing activities with trusted friends, family members, and caregivers? This app can do it. Instantly set up and manage carpools, childcare, playdates, and more – all while on the go and without never-ending email chains clogging up your inbox. Push notifications are available to remind you when it’s your turn to pick up, when a request has been completed, or if there have been any changes or cancellations. Signing up is easy too – just use your Facebook account or email address. Available for iOS. Price: Free

Life360 Family Locator: The Life360 app helps manage the chaos of daily family life by letting you know where your loved ones are, by tracking when they have arrived or left pre-set locations. This is the only tracking application that is also compatible with regular phones, so you can even locate family members who don’t have a smartphone. Unlike other tracking apps, Life360 promises that their basic location services will always be completely free for use on smartphones. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

iAllowance: Now you can teach your children about saving and spending money, while you use this app to manage their finances. iAllowance features an easy-to-use interface that lets you set up a weekly allowance, pay out special rewards and more. With this app, it’s simple to add chores/jobs and track your child’s progress, so you can reward them with real money for a job well done! Available for iOS. Price: $3.99

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  • 02/15/2013
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Our Favorite Apps for Presidents’ Day

Do you have off for Presidents’ Day? It’s celebrated on Monday, February 18th, and many of us are looking forward to a long weekend. Thinking of a quick road trip, maybe hitting the sales, or just feeling a little hungry for knowledge? Check out these apps for iOS and Android that can help make the most of your holiday weekend!

Hit the road:

Hotel Tonight – If you’re a spontaneous trip planner, this app is perfect for you. It provides last minute deals on hotels, which is perfect for travelers who like to just see where the road takes them. You can book same-day reservations up until 2am for hotels throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Have questions? They offer 24/7 real-person customer support via phone, email, or in-app chat. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Hit the sales:

Weekly Ads & Sales – This app includes weekly ads for over 96,000 stores throughout the U.S. Simply browse by state/city and instantly find the stores located closest to you – and get there faster with readily available driving directions that use your smartphone’s current location. Available for iOS. Price: Free

Hit the books:

Presidents vs Aliens Lite – Who says learning can’t be fun? With this app, you can learn presidential facts, then use your knowledge to help the presidents defeat the aliens! Choose from hundreds of age-appropriate questions – younger kids can start by focusing on identifying the presidents, where older kids and adults have the ability to go further into historical events and presidential facts. Available for iOS. Price: $0.99

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  • 02/08/2013
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Free Apps for a Mobile Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, now is the perfect time to make your plans. Whether you prefer to go out or stay in with your Valentine, these free apps can help you plan the perfect date – all from your smartphone!

Staying in?

Netflix
– If you already have a Netflix membership, simply download the app and program your evening’s viewing all from your phone. Not a member? Take advantage of Netflix’s “one month free trial” and stream away for free! Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Seamless.com – Ordering in has never been so easy. This app lets you view menus, restaurant information, reviews, and photos from 11,000 local restaurants in 40 cities. With just a few taps, you can have the food you’re craving delivered to your door. Save your credit card information and favorite meals to simplify the ordering process even more. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Going out?

Movietickets.com
– This app lets you purchase movie tickets for over 200 participating theater chains. Once you’ve purchased the tickets, simply follow the pickup instructions listed in your confirmation email and you’re good to go. Can’t decide what to watch? Not to worry, you can also read reviews and view trailers here too. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

OpenTable.com – With this app, you can make a reservation at over 20,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Just choose a date, time, and your party size and the app shows you all available tables in real time. Simply tap the table you want and the reservation is yours. Sign up to become a member and you’ll also earn points that can be cashed in at any Open Table restaurant for each reservation you make. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Need a gift in a pinch?

floralapp
– Whether staying in or going out – flowers are always welcome. With this app, you can send flowers and gifts via same day delivery across town, or across the U.S. This app ensures that flower arrangements from Teleflora and FTD will always be hand designed and delivered by a real, local florist – never boxed and shipped. You can also add an optional balloon, gourmet basket, stuffed animal, or a box of chocolates to your order. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

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  • 02/04/2013
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Our Favorite Mobile Super Bowl XLVII Ads

For many of us that watch the Super Bowl every year, the commercials are often (almost!) as entertaining as the Big Game. It’s the time when Madison Ave pulls out all the stops, with star-studded and high production value spots that captivate audiences and keep us talking for days. This year, there were many noteworthy commercials, but of course – our attention was on the mobile-related ads.

Here are three of our favorites that made their debut during the Big Game:


Blackberry 10:
Instead of talking about what the OS can do, this ad focuses on what the new device can’t do – including turning a truck into rubber ducks!

Samsung Mobile USA: Funny men Seth Rogan and Paul Rudd argue about who should be “the next big thing.” 

Best Buy: The hilarious Amy Poehler is one tough customer! Although this ad isn’t all about mobile, we loved her questions about the tech products.

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  • 02/01/2013
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Shop our Favorite Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him or Her, and Get 30% off + Free Shipping

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and nothing gets our technophile hearts racing faster than the latest products from PureGear! This year, we make it easier than ever to buy the ultimate gift for yourself or your significant other – and we’re throwing in a 30% discount and free shipping to make your Valentine’s Day deal extra sweet.

Looking for something special? Here are some of our top gift ideas:

For him:

Give him the gift of a stress-free mobile experience, indoors or out with the PX260 Protection System. It comes with a durable case, screen shield, water-resistant pouch and utility tool that functions as a bottle opener or wrench. Available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: $39.99 ($27.99 after discount.)

He’ll get more out of the great outdoors with the PX360 Extreme Protection System. It includes a screw-on case that provides high impact resistance, along with a screen shield, utility tool, water-resistant pouch and a carabiner that allows him to clip his phone to a backpack or belt. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: $49.99 ($34.99 after discount.)

With its ergonomic grip and shock-resistant design, the DualTek Extreme Shock Case is the perfect gift for a guy who loves extreme or high-impact sports. This rugged case is designed to keep a mobile device safe from every bump, drop and ding life throws his way. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: $24.99 ($17.49 after discount.)

The incredibly versatile Utilitarian Smartphone Support System helps your favorite multitasker balance the demands of work and play. This multifunctional mobile device system features a snap-on grip case, screen shield, clip-on holster and 360º pivot kickstand, so he can clip, prop, pivot and optimally position his mobile phone to do whatever he wants. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: starting at $29.99 ($20.99 after discount.)

For her:

Give your favorite music or media lover the gift of crisp audio clarity with our PureBoom Premium Sound Buds. They’ve been engineered to deliver optimal sound quality in a convenient, well-designed package, and also include a high-grade mic for hands-free calls, built-in remote and tangle-free cord. Compatible with any 3.5 mm audio port. Price: $39.99 ($27.99 after discount.)

What’s her favorite flavor? Whether it’s Vanilla Bean, Black Tea or anything in between, our Slim Shell cases deliver durable, stylish mobile device protection with a delicious shot of personality anytime, anywhere. Choose from nine delectable flavors. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: starting at $19.99 ($13.93 after discount.)

Give her the gift of greater convenience anytime, anywhere with the Utilitarian Smartphone Support System. This lightweight, versatile system combines mobile device protection with a holster and kickstand, so she can clip her phone to a bag or belt, prop it horizontally to watch her favorite shows, position it vertically at her desk, and more. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: starting at $29.99 ($20.99 after discount.)

If she needs a screen shield for her phone, but hates dealing with bubbles, misalignments or dust, the PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kit will make her heart sing. It includes a patented application tray and roller, to ensure that the screen shield goes on right – the first time. Available for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 4Gen, HTC Incredible 4G, HTC One S, HTC One V, Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR Maxx, Droid RAZR HD, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: $24.99 ($17.49 after discount.)

Give the gift of PureGear this Valentine’s Day and enjoy 30% off any item, plus free ground shipping using code VDAY30 through February 14, 2013.

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  • 01/31/2013
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Meet BlackBerry 10!

The BlackBerry family has grown, adding the new devices, Z10 and Q10 along with a new operating system. Both were unveiled yesterday in New York and, according to reviews so far, the new BlackBerries can certainly hold their own in today’s competitive tech lineup, with powerful raw hardware and important mobile features. So what are the differences between the Q10 and the Z10? The Z10 features a full touchscreen, whereas the Q10 sticks with the more traditional BlackBerry model of having a full keyboard. Both have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a full 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Other improvements include an 8-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front-facing imaging system.

The BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale January 31 in the U.K., February 5 in Canada, and February 10 in the UAE. In the U.S., carriers are expected to start selling the Z10 starting in March. The Q10 will most likely be available in the U.S sometime in April.

We’re super excited about the Blackberry 10. In typical PureGear fashion, we’ve been planning for this for months, and cannot wait to share the products that we’ve been developing for it, so make sure to stay tuned here for availability updates!

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  • 01/30/2013
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Check Out These Super Apps for Super Bowl Sunday!

It’s here – the face-off that football fans have been waiting for all year. Of course we’re talking about Super Bowl XLVII, happening this Sunday, February 3rd at 6:30 EST in New Orleans. This year, as the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens show down against NFC champions, the San Francisco 49ers, for the 2013 National Football League championship title, you can bet on one thing – it’s sure to be an exciting game.

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or not, nearly everyone can agree that Super Bowl Sunday is a great excuse for a party. Between the game, the half-time show, the commercials and the nachos, chili or buffalo wings, there’s something for just about everyone. Are you planning a party or planning to attend one? Here are some of our favorite smartphone apps for Android and iOS, to help fill you in on key details, add a dose of inspiration to your get-together, or ensure that you don’t have to miss a second of the action.

Super Bowl 2013 News Pro – This app includes the latest news, rumors and videos, and is integrated with the official Twitter account of the Super Bowl. The user-friendly app also includes hot-off-the-press reports from CBS Sports and the NFL, as well as the official Super Bowl website. Available for AndroidPrice: Free

Best Commercials – With this app, you’ll have an archive of more than a thousand of the best advertisements ever made. You can also search for and share commercials found here. While there are many apps available for commercial viewing, this one was updated just a couple of weeks ago, which sounds like they are ready for the commercials debuting this Super Bowl Sunday! Available for iOSPrice: Free

Food Network in the Kitchen – This app offers thousands of all-star recipes from your favorite Food Network chefs and shows – so you can cook along with Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri, and more! Simply search by chef or ingredient to put together your perfect menu for the big game, and be sure to use special features like multiple cooking timers and a unit converter – guaranteed to make sure party prep stays fun and low-stress. Available for iOS. Price: $1.99

 

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  • 01/23/2013
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Free Apps to Help You Get Through Flu Season

Flu season is upon us, and this year, it’s taking no prisoners. Even though there’s lots of advice out there about how to prevent it, the flu is so contagious that even the most diligent germaphobe isn’t safe. So what should you do once you begin feeling ill? Doctors say the best defense is knowing how to identify flu symptoms and getting treatment asap. These free apps for Android and iOS can help you do just that!

WheresFlu™ –This app comes from the makers of Theraflu®. It follows sickness incidence levels from week to week and keeps track of the current top 5 affected cities in the nation. Find results for your local area, or search by zip code to get information for any area. The app also provides an option to send a $2.00 coupon good towards any Theraflu® product to yourself, friends or family. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

ZocDoc – When you’re feverish and aching, the last thing you feel like doing is calling for a doctor’s appointment. With this app, you can find and book an appointment in just a few simple steps. Enter your zip code and insurance information, and you’ll be provided with a list of doctors with available appointment times. Simply click on your desired time to book your appointment. All that’s left to do is show up and get well soon. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

WebMD – Most of us have used or at least heard of Web MD. Now this app gives you all of the functionality of the website in the palm of your hand. Check your symptoms, access treatment information, or find out about local health listings. Want to locate the closest physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies and get directions to them as well? Just allow the app to access your current location through your smartphone or enter a zip code for the area of your choice. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

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  • 01/21/2013
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Must-Have Cold Weather Apps for iOS and Android

Brrrr….there’s no doubt that winter is in full swing! It’s enough to make us feel like we want to snuggle up in a blanket, with no intention of going outside. But with work, school, and those New Year’s gym resolutions, that’s not always an option, is it? Besides, there are so many great winter sports to enjoy at this time of year. From keeping up with ski reports to helping if you’re stranded in severe weather, these free apps for Android and iOS have got you covered this winter!

Ski and Snow ReportOnTheSnow, the world's leading web site for ski reports and snow reports has created the Ski & Snow Reports app – bringing you current snow condition reports at more than 2,000 ski resorts around the globe. It also features first-hand ski reports from users, photos from the slopes, and trail maps of most ski areas. Available for Android and iOS Price: Free

Winter Wake-up – This app works like an ordinary alarm clock, but it wakes you up earlier if there has been freezing weather or snow the night before. Instead of waking up in a panic, you’ll have with plenty of time to clear your driveway, defrost your car, and still be on time for work/school. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Winter Survival Kit – This app can be as important as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions. It helps find your current location, is able to call 911 and notify your friends and family. It can even calculate how long you can run your engine to keep warm while staying safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Are there any winter apps you cannot live without? Tell us about them!

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  • 01/17/2013
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PureGear’s Best Mobile Accessories for Winter Sports

If you’re a winter sport enthusiast, you understand the importance of having the right gear. So do we. That’s why PureGear products are designed to clip to your outerwear, charge your device on the go, and protect it from falls and drops. When you’re heading to your favorite mountain, don’t forget to tuck these essentials into your bag.

 

 

PX360º Extreme Protection System

Smart, simple tips:
• Essentials like the rugged PX360º case, carabiner, screen shield, water-resistant pouch and a utility tool that functions as a kickstand help you get the most out of your mobile device in the great outdoors.
• Clip your device to your belt or gear with the included carabiner and enjoy hands-free access and protection for your phone while skiing, snowboarding, skating and more.
• Check the ski report, find your favorite backcountry trail or snowboard run and enjoy hands-free access to your favorite GPS app.
• The water-resistant pouch protects your phone against snow and ice.

Utilitarian™ Smartphone Support System™

Smart, simple tips:
• This versatile system includes a snap-on grip case, screen shield, clip-on holster and 360º pivot kickstand, so you can clip, prop, access, view, find or protect your device on the slopes, in the car or at the chalet.
• Prop it vertically or horizontally and check the forecast or conditions at your favorite mountain.
• Clip it to a belt or pack to track your location on GPS or pedometer apps, while keeping your hands free for ski poles.
• Tether it to your child’s jacket, so you’ll be able to reach them while they’re sledding, or hang it from your pack or belt loop, so it’s always at the ready to shoot video and more.

DualTek™ Extreme Shock Case + Shield

Smart, simple tips:
• Dropped your device? No problem. With its shock-resistant design that protects your device against drops of up to six feet, this case was made for sports like skiing, skating or snowboarding.
• The ergonomic grip helps keep your device securely in your hands – even when they’re wet, sweaty, or you’re wearing gloves.
• The screen shield protects your phone’s touchscreen against dings or scratches, snow or dirt.

One-for-All Car Charger

Smart, simple tips:
• This portable charger features patent-pending Auto Detect circuitry that is capable of sensing whether you’re charging an iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or mp3 player, to provide a truly universal charging solution.
• Store it in your glove compartment, and your mobile device will be ready to use whenever and wherever your adventures take you.

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  • 01/16/2013
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PureGear Highlights From CES 2013

Now that we’ve wrapped up the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, we’ve got lots to talk about. What a great experience! It was terrific to see the buzz generated by our newest products – particularly the new Retro Game Cases for the iPhone 5. We held a Retro Game Case Challenge at our booth daily and the crowds got progressively larger each time. There were three winners per day who each walked away with a pre-release case! These cases received a lot of great press throughout the show and were even named as a Best of Show Finalist from iLounge.

Over the three days of CES, we also gave away around 2,500 PureTek Roll-On Screen Shields and DualTek Extreme Shock Cases. It started with our “Best Excuse” giveaway. Throughout the show, we asked attendees to give us their best excuse for needing a new case for their phone, and in return they received a free DualTek from us. As you can imagine, we heard some really interesting stories and met lots of awesome PureGear fans. There was a steady stream of traffic at our PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield station as well – many attendees will now rest easier knowing their smartphones are protected by PureGear.

For our fans that didn’t attend the show, we also held a contest where they could share their best excuses for needing a new case via Facebook and Twitter. If you participated in this giveaway, stay tuned! The winner from the online contest will be notified later this week and will receive a free DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield.

In addition to the great response from fans, we were thrilled to have received lots of attention from some of the leading industry press that attended the show, including CNET, Gizmodo, and Mashable. Make sure to stay tuned for more news regarding release dates for our products that debuted at CES!

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  • 01/11/2013
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Now Available: Lighting Car Charger with USB Port for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 arrived in October with many new features and improvements. One noticeable (and somewhat controversial) difference in its design was the standard connector – for the first time, it had changed shape from the previous iPhone models. So, we have since been busy making updates to our power lineup too!

 

Our new Apple Certified Lighting Car Charger with USB Port allows you to simultaneously charge your iPhone 5 and another device. With 5 watt /1 amp output per connector and port, the USB port powers up Bluetooth headsets, portable gaming systems, GPS units, and more – all you need is a compatible USB cable and you’re good to go.

We have more Apple Certified Lightning chargers in various sizes and colors coming soon in 2013, so stay tuned!

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  • 01/08/2013
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Coming Soon: Retro Game Cases for iPhone 5

High-tech meets low-tech with our new Retro Game Cases – a playful line of cases for the iPhone 5 that are equal parts conversation-starter, playful design, and diversion. 
Each case features a built-in, retro puzzle-like game on the back inspired by popular games from the 1970’s and 1980’s. So go ahead… get in touch with your inner child!

 

• Groovy – doubles as a hypnotic, concentric maze in vibrant shades of blue and green. It’s as addictive as your favorite game apps – and extremely handy in situations where reception is spotty or your battery is low.

• aMAZEing – features a traditional labyrinth-style maze in hues of turquoise and red. Whether you enjoy it yourself or share it with a friend or child, it’s great to play on a plane, in a waiting room, or anytime you want to experience life before the digital age.

• Undecided – combines the best of retro favorites like Pinball and the Magic 8 Ball in enticing shades of orange and pink. Ask it a question, and the ball will land on “yes” or “no”. It’s a great party game, and is indispensible on days when you’ve forgotten to charge your phone.

Want to see them in person? Visit our booth #6006 in the North Hall, iLounge at CES this week to view and review each retro game case. Not going to the show? No worries – they’ll be available in Spring 2013!

And make sure to sign up here: http://www.pure-gear.com/retro_game_cases_alert and you'll be the first to know when the official release date is announced!

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  • 01/04/2013
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PureGear’s CES 2013 Giveaways and Booth Activities

In just a few days, we’ll be joining hundreds of today’s leading electronic manufacturers and consumers at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’re super excited to meet all of you and demonstrate our new iPhone 5 products! And of course, we will also be showing a broad selection of our mobile device accessories for the industry’s leading smartphone models including Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, and more.

When you stop by our booth #6006 at North Hall, iLounge Pavilion, you can expect lots of fun freebies and games. Here are just a few of our booth giveaways and activities taking place this year – and make sure to come early, as all giveaways will run until supplies last!

Retro Game Case Competition (Tuesday – Thursday @ 2:30 pm) – Try your hand at completing the maze on our new Retro Game Case – one of our hottest new products unveiled exclusively at CES – and you could win one for free! We’ll have one competition every day at 2:30 pm – the first three players to get through the maze will win a pre-release Retro Game Case for iPhone 5.

DualTek Giveaway (Tuesday – Thursday) – Keep an eye out for our gorgeous DualTek Divas walking the show floor – they will be handing out cards that invite you to share your best excuse for getting a free case. Simply stop by our booth and turn in your tale of woe, and we’ll give you a free DualTek case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S. Limit one case per excuse, please.

PureTek Giveaway – Visit our booth and pick up a free PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield for your iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, or Samsung S III – professional installation is included too! Make sure to also check out our brand new Re-Shield when you stop by.

As always, even if you’re not planning to attend CES 2013, please make sure you follow us on Twitter, like us Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay connected and increase your chances of winning PureGear products!

 

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  • 01/03/2013
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Apps for Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! 2013 is here and we’ve made our resolutions – now, how do we actually keep them? From being more eco-friendly to getting healthier, these apps for Android and iOS are here to help.

iPhorisms – Resolved to be more inspired? iPhorisms brings you more than just quotes – you can receive advice and inspiration at any moment. Have a pressing question about life? iPhorisms is your magical "8 ball" of answers. All you do is ask, tap, and receive. Answers are displayed on beautiful backgrounds that change color as you tap your screen. Available for iOS. Price: Free.

EcoCharge – Resolved to be more eco-friendly? EcoCharge is a beautifully crafted battery manager, which plays an alarm whenever it’s fully charged so you won’t forget and leave it plugged in. It also has an integrated battery info screen, which shows exactly the remaining battery life. This helps prevent unnecessary energy leaks and to keep the battery cycles optimal – increasing battery life and staying green. Available for iOS. Price: $0.99

Mint.com – Resolved to be more financially organized? Mint.com allows you to track, budget, and manage your money all in one place. It’s safe, secure, and easy to keep your personal finances organized. You can view all of your accounts including: checking, savings, credit cards, investments, and retirement and your information automatically syncs across all of your devices. Your app is passcode protected with a unique 4-digit PIN and if you lose your device, or even temporarily misplace it, you can simply deactivate mobile access from your Mint.com profile page. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Fooducate – Resolved to be more health-conscious? With Fooducate you can lose weight, eat real food, and get healthy. This app grades your groceries, explains what's really inside each product, and offers healthier alternatives. Simply choose a product from the shelf, scan it, and let Fooducate do the rest. They currently have over 200,000 UPCs with more coming soon! Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

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  • 12/28/2012
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Mayte Garcia, Dancer, Actress, Singer and Choreographer

In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we talk with extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them.

Mayte Garcia is a dancer, actress, singer, and choreographer. At 18 years old, she was chosen as a featured dancer and background singer for Prince and the New Power Generation, and then later became Prince’s wife. She has guest starred on various television series such as: "Psych", "The Closer", "Las Vegas", "Nip/Tuck", and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians". She’s also had a recurring role on Lifetime's "Army Wives" and earlier this year, began appearing as a principal cast member on VH1's reality show "Hollywood Exes".

1. How did you get started in the business?
I started dancing at the age of 3 and was on "That's Incredible" at the age of 8. I continued to dance and joined Prince and the NPG at the age of 18.

2. What are you working on now?
I am shooting season 2 of VH1's "Hollywood Exes" right now.

3. What has been your favorite gig so far?
I would have to say dancing with Prince and touring the world, and just dancing (all types of dance) has been my favorite gig to date.

4. What role does your smartphone play in your on-set experience? 
I am tech obsessed. I have a habit of getting phones that aren't released yet here in the U.S. I use my smartphone for reviewing scripts and lines. I also send quick videos for personal use. I use the camera for social media and basically organize my closet with it. I scan papers for business instead of faxing. I pretty much use both of my phones to their fullest capacity.

5. What’s the longest you’ve gone without using and/or checking your phone?
Haha! 7 days in Bora Bora and I came back more stressed than before. Also a week in London, I didn't have my phone service but I did have it via Wi-Fi so it wasn't that bad.

6. What are your favorite apps?
The mirror app, especially on set shooting right now. I also use the maps app, social media apps, Camera Plus, and games!

7. How often do you update your status, tweet, etc.?
While working not so much because we can't share what's going on, but while I am promoting I try to update at least 2-3 times a day.

8. Do you have any mobile horror stories?
LOL – I have dropped my phone and cracked my iPhone screen. I was heartbroken but then I found someone to fix it. Auto correct is hilarious. I now understand whenever someone sends me something weird, I know they have an iPhone.

9. What platform are you on? iOS or Android?
Both!

10. When did you get your first smartphone?
I had the Skytel, that wasn't a smartphone but I had the Palm when it came out and all of the iPhones and Blackberrys.

11. What accessories do you use and what do you use them for?
I just use a nice cover that I like to change with my clothes and mood, other than that no accessories.

12. What’s your ringtone?
I have different ringtones for different people. For general phone calls, I will use my favorite at the moment, but I use different songs to identify them.

13. Have you ever lost your phone? What happened?
NO! Don't jinx me, but if I did I'd find my iPhone and locate it as fast as I could, and then just call it until it died.

Read more Mobile Lifestyle Series interviews:
Paul Thompson, Professional Makeup Artist and Instructor
Donna Sozio, Author and Media Personality
Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef
Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist for The Soup on E!

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  • 12/27/2012
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3 Free Must-Have Holiday Travel Apps for Android and iOS

There’s no doubt that we are right in the middle of the busiest travel time of the year. And as much fun as the final destination will be, we can all agree that the getting there part can be stressful. Check out these free Android and iOS apps that can help you navigate airports, find Wi-Fi hotspots, and even locate local medical care.

Airports by TravelNerd – This app was created with the goal of providing travelers with the most comprehensive airport information. It assists you on the ground by navigating the airport, finding ground transportation, and airport parking information. It also keeps you in the loop as to what’s happening in the air by providing real-time flight tracking, including flight status, delays, and cancellations. Available for iOS. Price: Free

Wi-Fi Finder – This app finds free or paid public Wi-Fi hotspots by scanning for hotspots around you with the capability to search for public Wi-Fi anywhere in the world. You can view hotspot detail, call location, get directions, or share the hotspot with friends and filter your results by location (cafe, hotel, etc.) or provider type. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

iTraige – The last thing you want to think about when traveling is “What medical condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” This app was created to help make things easier when you’re away from home and not feeling well. You can search symptoms and learn about potential causes – then, iTriage will help you find the most appropriate treatment, facility, or doctor. And depending on the facility, you can view average wait times, check in prior to arrival, and make appointments, all via your smartphone! Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

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  • 12/20/2012
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Free Christmas Decoration Apps for Android and iOS

We’ve recently shared some of our favorite holiday apps for shopping, and entertaining the kids – but what about decorations? We didn’t forget! Check out these free apps that will help you find the best Christmas lighting displays, let you decorate a tree from your smartphone, and simply help with getting into the holiday spirit this year.

Christmas Light Displays by MapMuse – Who doesn’t love to see sparkling Christmas lights during the holiday season? Whether you’re celebrating at home or visiting family and friends, this app can assist you with finding the biggest and brightest Christmas light displays! Available for iOS. Price: Free

Christmas Tree – Decorate your digital tree with over 200 ornaments, trinkets, toppers, gifts, ribbons, and more! Add realistic animated snow, shimmery animated lights, and of course, your favorite holiday songs. With five different tree styles and six festive backgrounds to choose from, you’re sure to create the tree of your dreams. Share your masterpiece by exporting to a photo album or email it directly from the app to friends and family. Available for Android & iOS. Price: Free

Christmas Fun – This app is touted as the top #1 educational Christmas app in the United States, United Kingdom, and over 50 countries. But don’t worry it’s still a good time! Sing along with classic songs such as “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” while enjoying Christmas themed games designed for kids of all ages. Available for iOS. Price: Free

 

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  • 12/19/2012
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Get 30% Off + Free Shipping On Our Favorite PureGear Holiday Gift Ideas

If you haven’t completed your gift list yet don’t worry – you’re not alone. Looking for a unique alternative to the typical ho-hum holiday gift but don’t have the time to face the mall? There’s still time to order online and get that perfect gift for a special someone to suit their unique mobile personality. The following are five of our favorites:

For the Adventurer – Our PX360 Extreme Protection System is made for the thrill-seeker in your life. It has a screw-on case that provides high impact resistance, and comes with a carabiner, utility tool (with built in wrench, bottle opener, and kickstand), screen shield, and water-resistant pouch. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: $49.99 ($34.99 after discount).

For the Audiophile – Know someone who craves deep bass sounds and crisp audio clarity? Our PureBoom Premium Sound Buds provide the best listening experience possible whether you’re rocking out or making a call. They also have a high-grade mic for hands-free calls, an answer/end/play/pause button, and a tangle-resistant triangle cord design. PureBoom comes equipped with a protective storage case that includes a pair of multiple custom fit ear bud cushions. Compatible with any 3.5mm audio port. Price: $39.99 ($27.99 after discount).

For the Color Fiend – Do you have a person on your list that is absolutely obsessed with color? Our Slim Shells are available in 9 delectable flavors with fresh, bold flavors from smooth Blueberry Cream to juicy Raspberry Melon. And they’re not just for looks! Their one-piece design combines flexible rubber and durable polycarbonate – making it easy to snap on/off while protecting it against daily wear and tear. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: $24.99 ($17.49 after discount).

For the Fumbler – Shopping for that person whose lifestyle tends to put their mobile device through the extremes? Our DualTek Extreme Shock Case is built with shock-absorbent technology that keeps your mobile device safe from every bump, drop, bang, and whack life throws your way. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, Motorola Droid Razr, and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. Price: $39.99 ($27.99 after discount).

For the Multitasker – Our Utilitarian Smartphone Support System is our most versatile, lightweight product for the person who needs a no-fuss, multi-functional mobile device system that combines protection with the convenience of a holster, and a kickstand. With the Utilitarian you can clip it, protect it, access it, prop it, view it, find it, and protect it. Available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S III. Price: $29.99 ($20.99 after discount).

Give the gift of PureGear this holiday season and enjoy 30% off any item plus free ground shipping using code HOLIDAY30 through December 25th 2012.

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  • 12/18/2012
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CES 2013 Events for Your Itinerary

In just a few weeks The International Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) kicks off and we are very excited to be attending and exhibiting again! There’s always a lot packed into this 3-day program and planning ahead can help you make the most of it. Attending the show this year and haven’t made your itinerary yet? The following are just a few events taking place at the show that you’ll want to include in your schedule.

CES Social Hour – Google+, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers and friends are invited to meet the CES Social Media Team along with other members of their online community at the Official CES Social Hour. It’s all happening at V Bar, located in The Venetian from 4pm -7pm on Wednesday, January 9th.

Last Gadget Standing – These contenders are challenged to give the product demo of their lives to earn bragging rights as the product "most likely to change the face of technology." This is one event that you won’t mind getting up early for. Located in the North Hall of LVCC, Room N255 on Thursday, January 10th at 10:30am.

Best ShotsCEA in partnership with Eye-Fi, maker of the world’s first wireless memory card, will announce winners of the fourth annual “Best Shots” digital photo contest on-site at CES. All photo entries will be displayed in the “Best Shots” area located within the PMA@CES exhibits at the LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). Winners are chosen via an online vote that runs throughout CES, and will be announced on Friday, January 11th.

Of course you should make some time to come visit us too! We’ll be at booth #6006 in the North Hall, iLounge with many new and exciting iPhone 5 accessories on hand, as well as a selection of mobile device accessory products for models such as Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, and Nokia. Make sure to stay tuned for more details – we have a lot of fun activities and giveaways happening at our booth!

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  • 12/13/2012
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Helpful Holiday Shopping Apps for Android and iOS

The holidays are here and the most wonderful time of the year can also be one of the busiest. Feel like you’re running from place to place but still not able to complete your gift list? Relax – your smartphone is here to help! From finding the best deals to staying organized, and even rewarding you for shopping – these free apps for iOS and Android can help you save time, money, and your sanity.

Shopkick – Shopkick is a shopping rewards program that does not require any plastic cards, confusing rules, or extra steps. Simply link your Visa or MasterCard to your smartphone and as you shop, you instantly earn “kicks” – versatile shopping points you can use to treat yourself to a free latte or save them up for those big-ticket items. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

SnapTell – SnapTell takes the legwork out of bargain hunting. Simply take a picture of any book, DVD, CD, or video game that you're interested in buying and SnapTell will use image recognition to search for prices both online and at stores near you. The service also offers up ratings and links to Google, Amazon, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, and other sites so you can check out reviews before purchasing. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

Neat NeatCloud securely backs up your Digital Filing System, allowing you to add to it or access it from anywhere. Their mobile app, Neat, comes with everything that the Cloud does and you can also scan in receipts, warranties, etc. using the camera on your device. Neat is a perfect holiday shopping companion to help with organization, so much that you may want to keep it throughout the year. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free for NeatCloud subscribers. (Free 30-day trial is available for NeatCloud)

 

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  • 12/13/2012
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PureGear Participates in Operation Santa Paws

This holiday season, we are honored to be participating in Operation Santa Paws – a holiday collection drive of food, supplies, and toys for shelter dogs and cats. We all know that food is necessary for survival, but you might be surprised to learn that toys also play an important part in the lives of these animals. The simplest toys can assist in improving the animals’ health and demeanor, which can help increase their chances of being adopted.

So how can you get involved too? Simply contact the organizer at: Justin@JustinRudd.com, and he will e-mail you a PDF file for the official poster (or simply click the logo on their website to download a poster) that can be used for your collection box. When you are finished collecting goods, you can deliver the collected items to your favorite shelter or drop the items at one of their major drop-off locations (in the Los Angeles/Orange County area) where they will be picked up and delivered to various local shelters and rescues on the Saturday prior to Christmas (12/23).

Make sure to check out their Facebook page for more information, including their Wish List for this year.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 12/11/2012
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Introducing our New Simple Shield!

We are excited to introduce our new Simple Shield, the newest member of our screen shield protector family! Available in Anti-Glare or Gloss finish options, this durable shield will help protect your smartphone screen from dirt and scratches.

Here are the basics:

• Made with a durable PET material
• Precision cut for optimal fit and easy installation
• Leaves no adhesive residue
• Anti-Glare allows screen viewing in bright conditions

Available now for iPhone5, iPhone4S/4, Motorola Droid RAZR HD, Galaxy Note 2, and Samsung Galaxy S III. Click here to order yours.

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  • 12/07/2012
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Our Top 5 Favorite iOS Apps for a Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins this Saturday, December 8th and goes through Sunday, December 16th. And what better way to celebrate holiday traditions than with the help from smartphone technology? From blessings to recipes, check out some of our favorite apps to help you make the most out of the Festival of Lights this year.

Light my Fire App – Celebrate Hanukkah wherever you are. First, select a contemporary or traditional Hanukkah lamp from the world-renowned collection of New York's Jewish Museum. Choose a unique background to place it on and light the lamp and share with your family and friends. Blessings are available in English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew. Price: Free

Happy Hanukkah – Wish your family, and friends a Happy Hanukkah by sending them a celebration postcard. With more than 70 greeting cards to choose from, you’re bound to find one that fits you and the recipient perfectly! Price: $0.99

Hanukkah Recipes HD – This app provides you with more than 100 trusted Hanukkah recipes complete with categories, tips, and methods. Following are some of the traditional recipes included in this app: sweet kugel, apple fritters, gelt double-fudge cake, Hanukkah applesauce, honey cake, crisp fried potato latkes, halvah, and sfganiyout. Price: $1.99

iHanukkah – Learn or refresh the Hanukkah blessings with your own interactive Hanukkah. Touch-n-Read technology lets you read or sing along and hear every word. The record mode makes it easy to practice reading the Hebrew words and automatically saves your last recording. Includes an option to share your recording with anyone you’d like, or just use it to hear how you sound. You can also learn the meaning of the words through interactive activities. Price: $0.99

Hanukkah Gift List – Hanukkah Gift List is a fun and easy-to-use app to help you manage your Hanukkah gift recipients, planning, shopping and budgets. This app allows you to import your contacts for gift recipients, adding gifts and preferences to your contacts. You can also email planning and shopping lists and share photos of your gifts. It also includes a countdown timer to the start of Hanukkah, along with Menorah candles and a Dropbox backup and restoration option for all of your data. Price: $1.99

 

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  • 12/05/2012
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Must-Have Holiday Apps for Kids for iOS and Android

The holidays are a fun and busy time for all of us – especially if you are a kid! If yours are in school, they will most likely be enjoying holiday vacation soon with lots of additional time on their hands. The following are some of our favorite kid-friendly apps that will keep your little ones entertained when they are home on winter break.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Narrated by the original voice of Charlie Brown, this rebirth of the 1965 animated classic is interactive storybook complete with original scenes and dialog, and digitally remastered illustrations, animation, and music. You can play Schroeder's piano, finger paint with the gang, go caroling with the Peanuts choir, and/or decorate your own Charlie Brown Christmas tree! Available for Android and iOS. Price: $4.99

Where is Santa - Santa Tracker – This app allows you to follow Santa's every move at any minute from anywhere – and not just on Christmas Eve. It has the most efficient and accurate tracking Santa radar ever built. Providing Santa's arrival time with a counting down timer and much, much more. Millions of Santa tracking stations are set up and they will diligently report and update Santa's every move before and during Christmas Eve. Available for iOS. Price: $0.99

Reindeer Match Em’ Up – This app is a matching game, with eight reindeer that have wandered out of their corral and your help is needed to get them back into it. Great for kids of all ages to play and win, while also improving their memory skills. Make sure to try out their “Head 2 Head” option that’s available for two players at one time, perfect for playing with family and friends. Available for iOS. Price: $0.99

Grinchmas! – With this app you assume the role of The Grinch perched on Mt. Crumpit. Swipe the screen to throw either snowballs or presents down to Who-ville, depending on whether you feel “mean” or “merry.” Accuracy and speed determine your score. Available for iOS. Price: $0.99

Christmas Story Books – Made up of a growing collection of stories for children of all ages, including Christmas books of all different kinds, beautifully read with professional voice over. Some of the classics included are: A Christmas Carol, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Nutcracker, and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Each book has vibrant pictures, engaging narration, and lively music. The app also comes with all the features of the iStoryBooks platform such as: "Read to me" – reads books to kids and "Movie mode" – automatically turns the pages. Available for Android and iOS. Price: $3.99

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 11/28/2012
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3 Must-Have Parking Apps for iOS and Android

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it definitely feels like the holidays are in full swing. We’re all out and about a bit more than usual shopping, dining, and socializing – meaning more cars and less parking. Never fear! Here are some free (or nearly free) apps to help make it all more manageable, from finding parking spots to locating your car (hey – it happens to the best of us after a long day of shopping), to paying for parking right from your phone.

iSpotSwap Provides real-time information about available parking giving you the ultimate “insiders edge” to quickly and easily find that perfect spot. Use the “Length of Time” option when tagging your spot to get reminders when your meter is expiring and locate your car easily by choosing “Find My Car” to get point-to-point directions to your parked car. Monitor spots you’re watching through color-coded “pins” on the map (red, yellow, and green) letting you know how soon a spot will be open. Available for iOS – Blackberry & Android coming soon. Price: $0.99

ParkingMate This app allows users who share vehicles to use the “Share” button on the home screen to send parking details to other drivers via email. The recipient will receive an email with all the shared information for reference, as well as a link, which if tapped from a device with Parking Mate installed, will launch Parking Mate and allow the recipient to import any or all details (including active timers and streets with notifications). Available for iOS. Price: Free

Parker Easily find a place to park on street and off-street (including real-time and static information) within over 100 cities and universities. You can search for spots by points of interest or addresses – easily toggling between availability and price. No need to interrupt shopping or dining to feed the meter. This app is integrated with two of the leading smartphone parking payment companies, ParkMobile and PayByPhone, so you can pay for parking directly from your phone! Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

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  • 11/27/2012
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Paul Thompson, Professional Makeup Artist and Instructor

In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we talk with extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them.

For our latest profile, we’ve selected Paul Thompson, professional makeup artist with 24 years of experience working and teaching in the industry. He has lectured internationally for major cosmetic companies such as MAC Cosmetics and Max Factor & Company. He also founded Creature Creations, a special make-up effects company specializing in television, commercial and theme park projects. One project resulted in the creation of the very first silicone bodysuit for Luke Perry in Robin Cook’s Invasion, a NBC mini-series. He is currently Director of Education at Make-Up Designory, the largest makeup school in the nation.

1. What’s the longest you’ve gone without using and/or checking your phone?
In this day and age, I am very well connected. I do not like to go for very long without access to information or data. The longest I typically go is about two or three hours. I like to paddle board so I will usually leave my phone behind for that.

2. What are your favorite apps?
Hands down two most favorite apps are Dropbox and DocsToGo. I am constantly traveling and am regularly asked questions that require me to review curriculum. These two apps make it so easy for me to have access to all of the data that I would normally have sitting in front of my computer.

3. How often do you update your status, tweet, etc.?
I am not much of a tweeter, nor am I on Facebook much. However, I do check into LinkedIn about once a week.

4. Do you have any mobile horror stories? i.e. dropping your phone, emailing/texting wrong person, autocorrect?
Besides the typical story of dropping my phone into a toilet, I have been very fortunate. I have been on the receiving end of texting gone bad. One of our teachers was texting me a question about an upcoming lesson and what was sent to me ended up being a very inappropriate reference to the male anatomy.

5. What platform are you on? iOS or Android?
I use the iPhone4S, iOS 6.

6. When did you get your first smartphone?
It was probably about ten years ago, it was Palm. I remember thinking how amazing it was and for its time it was amazing, even though it could double as a brick.

7. What accessories do you use – headphones, armband, screen shield, etc. – and what do you use them for?
For accessories I use the standard headphones for when I am about and about. If I am traveling I use a larger set of noise reduction headphones. I have been experimenting with different cases and I use a screen shield. My favorite accessory is my Jeep, my phone connects to the car via Bluetooth and I am able to stream music, make and receive calls and it gives directions.

8. What’s your ringtone?
I am one of the 8 million people using the “Old Phone” as my ringer, however I have a reason. I am a little hard of hearing, so this particular ringer is perfect for me. Unfortunately, it is very popular and every time I am around someone else with the same ringer and an iPhone I think I am getting the call. I am constantly answering a phone no one is calling.

9. Have you ever lost your phone? What happened?
I have yet to lose a phone, however now that I said that I am sure to lose it.

10. Which PureGear products do you like best and why?
I love the PX360 case, I am constantly dropping my phone. As I have mentioned, I have been experimenting with different cases and I need one to hold up to my kind of abuse. These phones are not cheap and having a good case is essential to keep the glass in one piece. This particular system works well with several of the things I like to do in my off time.

Read more Mobile Lifestyle Series interviews:

Donna Sozio, Author and Media Personality
Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef
Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist for The Soup on E!

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 11/19/2012
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Free Thanksgiving Apps for Travel, Shopping, Sports, and More

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away! Last week, we shared some of our favorite cooking apps to get you covered in the kitchen, but there are so many more non-food related traditions taking place over the holiday weekend. Check out these free apps for iOS and Android for travel, sports, shopping, and entertainment to keep you on top of all the festivities this Thanksgiving.

FlightView Free Flight Tracker – Consider this app your airline liaison. You can track your current flights by flight number or route and book future travel by utilizing their multi-day search feature – viewing flights for today, tomorrow, and in some cases within the next 90 days. In-air flight details show the flight time remaining, duration, gate and baggage claim info. Flight status alerts provide immediate notification of flight status changes, delays, cancellations, and gate changes. Available for iOS and Android. Price: Free

RoadNinja – The ultimate interstate travel app that helps you find great savings, delicious food, comfortable lodging, and the best attractions at upcoming exits. Locate points of interest, map your route, and save money. You can also customize and share your experience by adding reviews/photos to business listings and sharing your favorite promos/reviews with your friends on Facebook or check in on Foursquare without ever navigating away from the app. Available for iOS and Android. Price: Free

TGI Black Friday – This app will be your best Black Friday shopping companion. View Black Friday ads for all major retail stores, with frequent updates. You can also download PDF Black Friday ad scans and make sure to opt in for instant push notifications so you’re the first to know when new ads are leaked. Search thousands of deals across stores and categories and create a personal shopping list to check off items as you purchase them. You can even shop online for items that may be available before Black Friday. Available for iOS and Android. Price: Free

ESPN ScoreCenter – Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without football! This app keeps you connected to all the games without having to stay glued to the tube. Create personalized scoreboards and including live game details featuring last play, in-game stats, box scores, game summaries, and standings. You’ll also have the ability to follow your favorite teams on one card, getting scoring updates or catching up on news coverage from ESPN and from aggregated, local sources and stay on top of the most important live events of the day, breaking news and analysis, and just-cut video clips. Available for iOS and Android. Price: Free

Thanksgiving Coloring Book – The unique features found in this app will make any kid, or adult feel like a coloring rock star. Use their color-in-the-lines feature to make professional looking pictures and simply shake your device to clear the picture and start over. You can zoom in and out to color those small spaces with over 60 colors to choose from. Really proud of your coloring skills? You can save your pages to the gallery, the photo album or email them also able to share via Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Available for iOS and Android. Price: Free

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  • 11/14/2012
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Our Favorite Android and iOS Cooking Apps for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving coming up next week it’s official – the holidays have arrived! We may differ in which ones we choose to celebrate or look forward to the most, but there’s one common thread, food – and lots of it. How do you manage preparing large meals for friends and family in our modern mobile world? With the help of apps of course! Here are some of our favorites for Android and iOS.

Paprika – Touted as the cooking app for everyone from aspiring cooks to professional chefs. Quickly scale recipe ingredients to your desired serving size, adding personalized notes to each recipe. Manage your grocery list with ease, adding recipes with a single click, as well as your own items. Powerful search tools help you easily find any recipe by source, ingredient, or name. Backup and restore keeps your recipe collection safe. Cloud sync between Mac OS X, iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. Offline access is available – all of your data is stored locally, and no internet connection is required. Available for Android and iOS. Price: $4.99

Our Groceries Shopping List – This app is ideal for tag-team shopping. It automatically keeps your grocery list synced with the phone or web browser of whomever you choose to connect with, so that every change to your shared shopping list is visible in seconds. You can actually see the items being checked off as your partner shops. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free

KitchenPad Timer – Even though most smartphones have a timer feature, what do you do when you have multiple dishes happening at the same time? This app was made for managing multiple cook times for your stove top and oven. Set, start, and pause up to 9 timers at once (5 stove top and 4 oven timers). The displays tell you what's on the stove or in the oven, how much time left and the temperature or heat setting. Select from a list of 15 audio alerts for when timers complete and they will sound even if the app is running in the background. You can also save your favorite timers for future use. Available for iOS. Price: $1.99

Substitutions – Who hasn’t been in the middle of a recipe only to discover a key ingredient is missing or that one of your dinner guests has a food allergy you were completely unaware of? Thankfully, this app provides over 400 + substitution tables for both cooking and baking. It includes substitutions for: alcohol, dairy, gluten-free, herbs, spices, low fat, low sodium, seafood, meat, and vegan. Available for iOS. Price: $0.99

Kitchen Unit Convertor – This unit converter was designed specifically to aid in creating all sorts of culinary delights. It's easy to use and includes volumes, weights, and temperatures used in cooking and baking. Whether you are converting from teaspoons to tablespoons or from standard to metric – this app is here to help. Available for Android. Price: Free

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  • 11/09/2012
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Free Travel Apps Perfect for a Fall Vacation Getaway

Now that most of us have “fallen back” one hour due to daylight saving time, it feels like fall is officially here. Thinking of planning a little getaway to enjoy the leaves changing? Check out some of these free, must have apps for traveling this season.

Gas Buddy: This app allows you to share gas prices you see on the road to win free gas and help others save money too! It helps you find the cheapest gas by city and zip code and gives you the option to report gas prices to help other people find cheap gas. When you share gas price information you earn “points” which in turn give you a chance of winning $250 gas every week! Price: Free

Leaf Peepr: Yankee Magazine's Leaf Peepr app helps fall-foliage fans find and report on the best and brightest colors in the United States. Make foliage reports (called “Peeps”) by posting photos, writing comments, and rating foliage status for your location. The Peak Slider lets you rate foliage as either: Green, Turning, Moderate, Peak, Fading, or Gone. Use the Foliage Map to see photos and find current foliage rated by hundreds of other leaf peepers. Price: Free

InnTouch Bed & Breakfast Locater: iLoveInns.com presents your guide to America's best and most romantic inns right on your iPhone or iPod touch. This app provides thousands of B&Bs and boutique inns to choose from with detailed information on each property including photos. Easily locate inns around you, or search by city and state with instant access to contact the inn for reservations. Guest reviews are also available from the inns that accept them. Price: Free

Via: abcnews.go.com

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  • 11/05/2012
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Our 3 Favorite Apps for Following the Election

Election Day 2012 is tomorrow and more than 90 million Americans are expected to be casting their ballots. Then the waiting game begins! Luckily, we no longer have to stay glued to a television for updates. Check out some of our favorite free mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows phone devices that can help you stay up to date on all things election-related.

WP Politics: This iPad app from the Washington Post is ideal for both political junkies and the less obsessed alike and has two options available. Free users have access to an interactive polling map that illustrates the most recent general election polls in every state, the latest news of the day, and a “Campaign Files" archive that allows users to quickly sort and view the last 48 hours of content by candidate, issue, and content type. Premium users have everything that’s included for free users plus full access to campaign files (including content more than 48 hours old) and a premium “Insider’s Corner” that offers a broad and deep array of politically-oriented blog content. Price: Free or $2.99 per month for premium users
Voter Hub: is an app available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. You can also view it as a Web app. Avoid long lines by checking the wait time at your polling place throughout the day on Tuesday for an off-peak voting opportunity. You can also stay up to date with the latest AP election news and look up detailed ballot information (for your state’s propositions). Price: Free
Poll Tracker: this app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It provides a list of the latest polls in the nation’s hottest races, a presidential election center with swing state averages, breakdowns of key voting blocs, candidate information on President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, along with historical charting of the race. Push notifications are also available to alert users to new polls instantly as PollTracker updates averages and analysis. Price: Free

Did we miss any of your must-have election apps? Let us know in the comments!

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  • 10/31/2012
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5 Free iOS and Android Apps for a Spooky Halloween

Halloween is here – and everyone at PureGear couldn’t be more excited! We’ve already shared some of our favorite costume apps and smartphone based services to help you have a safe Halloween – but what if you just want to have some fun on the spookiest night of the year? From fun photo-based apps to real haunted house locators, check out these 5 free (or nearly free) apps for iOS and Android that will help make your Halloween as spooky as possible!

 

Scary Camera – Create spooky photos of your family, friends, and even yourself by choosing from up to 4 different photo effects and over 20 scary frames. Watch as the world around you is transformed into a real life horror show! Available for iOS. Price: Free
ZombieBooth – Instantly make your face into a 3D, animated zombie! You can also record and share videos of your zombified friends. Be careful, these zombies will even try to ravage your finger if you get too close! Available for iOS. Price: Free
DarkHaunts Haunted Site Locator – Helps you locate the closest “true” haunted site near you. These are real haunted locations, not commercially run haunted houses. Once your location is determined, the display will show a listing of real haunted sites (over 3,200 in the database) and their distance from the location you chose. If you click on one of the listed locations it will display the address, if available and brief description of the activities going on there. Available for iOS. Price: $0.99
Vampire Me! – Lets you vampirify a normal human portrait in seconds. Simply snap a fresh portrait, or use one from your photo gallery, and in 3 easy steps you'll have a nice, sparkly vampire. There are numerous eyes and fang styles to choose from, too! Available for Android. Price: Free
GhostCam: Spirit Photography – Make your own ghost photograph with a single click! You can design your own ghost photograph by using the “custom ghost library” or modify pictures in your photo gallery by adding ghosts into them. Available for Android. Price: Free




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  • 10/29/2012
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Our Favorite Smartphone Accessories for Halloween

Halloween is almost here – and if you are like us, you will want to include your smartphone in the fun on this festive night. Whether you are going to a costume party, heading out for some trick or treating with the kids, or simply sitting it out this year, PureGear has got you covered this Halloween!

Dressing up just not happening this year?

Maybe you’ve been working a lot or have gotten the kids all ready for Halloween and completely forgotten about your own outfit. Not to worry, these PureGear product colors can help bring a little Halloween to any getup.

Slim Shells – These fun and protective cases are available in classic Halloween colors orange and black, or in a variety of additional colors to enhance any ensamble. If you are not doing the whole costume thing this year – you’re still in the spirit of Halloween!
DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield – Available in festive Fall colors to supply the mood, and extra protection for your phone from things that go “bump in the night” while on-the-go, trick or treating or just out for a good time with friends.

All dressed up… but where does my phone go?

You have worked really hard getting your costume together – don’t ruin the illusion by carrying a purse or backpack for your phone. These accessories were made to help you have a good time while staying hands- and worry-free.

The Utilitarian Smartphone Support System – Simply clip our Utilitarian onto your costume and stay hands-free and bag-free (well, except for a bag for candy of course!)
PX360 Extreme Protection System – You can also use the PX360’s carabiner to clip your phone onto a trick or treat bag or your costume to party on with abandon. Also, did you know that the PX360’s handy utility tool includes a bottle opener?

Need more Halloween inspiration? Read our suggestions for costume and Halloween safety apps.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 10/29/2012
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Google Announces Nexus 10 Tablet and Nexus 4 Smartphone

Google announced today at a conference in San Francisco that their Nexus 10 tablet will be available for purchase starting November 13th. This new tablet was developed with Samsung and is touted as having the highest resolution of any tablet on the market, with a 2560 x 1600, 300ppi, 10-inch touchscreen. Pricing for the Nexus 10 Tablet starts $400 for 16GB of storage and $500 for 32GB.

 

New features for the Nexus 10:

• Allows for multiple user accounts, so that a family can share the device and keep separate apps and settings for each user.
• Stereo speakers
• Standard tablet battery that lasts for nine hours.
• Resolution screen at 300 pixels per square inch – Google calls it the highest resolution in the tablet marketplace.
• New "matching" feature scans songs in a consumer's music collection and automatically creates an online or "cloud-based" library of the same tracks that consumers can access from any device or computer.

Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone will also be available on November 13th in the Google Play store for $300 with 8GB of built-in storage or $350 for 16GB, both sizes unlocked and without a carrier contract. T-Mobile will also sell the 16GB Nexus 4 for $200 on a 2-year contract.

Are any of you planning to get the Nexus 10 or Nexus 4?

Via: cnet.com & wired.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 10/23/2012
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Meet Apple’s iPad Mini!

As trends go, it seems that smartphones sizes are getting larger while tablets are shrinking. Apple has embraced this by introducing a smaller version of its popular iPad, the iPad Mini, just unveiled today.

If you already have an iPad, do you need an iPad Mini? Well, it seems that it really all comes down to your preferences for feel and accessibility – as Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing says, it’s "fantastic for kicking back and reading a magazine.”

How mini is the iPad Mini? The screen is 7.9-inches diagonally and about as thin as a pencil, or 7.2mm. And it weighs in at only .68 lbs which is 53% lighter than the fourth generation iPad. The internals of the iPad Mini are largely the same as the iPad 2.

So how do you get your hands on one? According to Apple’s website you can pre-order yours starting October 26th or buy the Wi-Fi model at an Apple Retail Store starting at 8:00 a.m. on November 2nd. The starting price is $329 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models are scheduled to be available sometime in mid November.

Are any of you planning to purchase an iPad Mini?

Via: fastcompany.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 10/19/2012
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Get Your Own Personal Guide with Google’s Field Tripper for Android

Do you like things that are off the beaten path? Ever used a NFT guide? If so, Google’s Field Trip may be the app you’ve been searching for. Field Trip helps you learn about everything from local history to the hottest places to shop, eat, and have fun.

It works like this: you select the local feeds you like, the app runs in the background on your phone, and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. With a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you – making it a perfect car companion as well!

Here’s the breakdown:

• Discover thousands of interesting places/experiences that fall under the following categories: architecture, historic places & events, lifestyle, offers & deals, food, drinks & fun, movie locations, outdoor art and obscure places of interest around you.
• Expert publications Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Eater point out the best places to eat and drink. Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will guide you to the latest unique stores and products. Songkick and Flavorpill give you the lowdown on the local music scene.
• Three different modes are available to set frequency of Field Trip notifications.
• Share where you’ve been via email and through social networks such as Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.
• Similar to Pandora, simply thumbs up or down to tune the information discovery engine.

The Field Trip app is for Android smartphones only at this time, but iOS is coming soon!

Price: Free

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  • 10/18/2012
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PureGear Returns to 626 Night Market!

A few months ago, we exhibited at the 626 Night Market for the first time – and the event was such a success we decided to do it again this weekend!

626 Night Market is the largest Asian night market in Los Angeles, supporting local, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s a cultural, community event for people of all ages and backgrounds and has now expanded to a two-night event at Santa Anita Park.

We’ll be there both nights – having lots of fun at our tent with activities and giveaways! Here is the low down on what we have planned:

1 – $5 PureBucks Certificates: If you “like” us on Facebook you’ll get an instant $5 PureBucks Certificate for use on our website. Simply show your smartphone screen to a PureGear associate to get your coupon.
2 – Wheel of Fortune: Fill out a quick raffle form, then spin the wheel to win a prize!
3 – 5 for a 5 Giveaway: If you haven’t had a chance to sign up for our 5 for a 5 Giveaway, you’ll have a chance to do so at the event. Simply ask a PureGear associate for assistance. This prize includes a free iPhone 5 and PureGear product bundle worth almost $1,000, so don’t miss out!

Please see below for additional information about the event and we look forward to meeting some of our local PureGear friends this weekend!

Event: 626 Night Market
Date: Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st
Hours: 3PM – 12AM (Saturday) and 3PM – 11PM (Sunday)
Admission: Free – parking is $7.00
Location: 285 W Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 91066

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  • 10/17/2012
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Our Favorite Smartphones with Large Displays

Over the past couple of years, smartphone touchscreen displays have slowly but steadily increased in size. Earlier this year, Samsung’s Galaxy S III debuted at 4.8 inches, and most recently, Apple surprised us all by straying from their standard 3.5 inch display to a whopping 4 inches.

So, is bigger better? We’re not sure but the trend seems to be here to stay. Here at PureGear, we’ve been very busy lately designing a wide range of cases and screen shields for these new larger smartphone displays.

Check out our list of some of our favorite larger screen smartphones on the market and our accessories that go along with them.

iPhone 5: 4 inch display

Available accessories:
DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield
PX360 Extreme Protection System
Utilitarian Smartphone Support System
Slim Shell Case
Kickstand Case + Holster 
PX260 Protection System 
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Kit 
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Refill

Motorola Droid RAZR: 4.3 inch display

Available accessories:
DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield
Kickstand Case + Holster
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Kit

Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx: 4.3 inch display

Available accessories:
DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield
Kickstand Case + Holster
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Kit

Nokia Lumia 900: 4.3 inch display

Available accessories:
Kickstand Case + Holster
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Kit
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Refill

Samsung Galaxy S III: 4.8 inch display

Available accessories:
DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield
PX360 Extreme Protection System
Utilitarian Smartphone Support System
Slim Shell Case
Kickstand Case + Holster
PX260 Protection System
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Kit
PureTek Roll On Screen Shield Refill

Halloween Costumes – There’s an App for That!

Halloween is just a few weeks away – want to dress up this year and have no idea what you want to be? Not to worry, these free (or almost free) apps for iOS and/or Android can provide any needed costume inspiration or perhaps, fulfill the desire to dress up all together!

Halloween Costume Maker for iOS
Because sometimes it’s more fun to create the costume than it is to actually wear it. With this app you can mix and match over 40 different items to create hundreds of different spooky, scary and funny Halloween costume combinations! When you're finished making your Halloween costume, take a snapshot and share it with your friends and family.
Price: $0.99

Halloween Costume Catalog for iOS
Looking for a Halloween costume? There’s a pretty good chance you can find it here. This catalog app shares thousands of costumes and accessories. Costumes range from animals to superheroes with everything in between, for all shapes and sizes. They offer flat rate shipping and even free shipping on larger orders – all items ship the day they are ordered.
Price: Free

Halloween Costumes for Android
Another great source for costumes and then some! Shop a huge selection of costumes, masks, theatrical makeup and more from anywhere, with just a few taps on your smartphone. This app offers thousands of costume ideas and themes for all ages and sizes along with fun tricks, props, and decorations for your costume parties.
Price: Free

Have any of you used a Halloween app for costumes that we need to know about?

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  • 10/05/2012
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Must-Have Fantasy Football Apps for iOS and Android

Fall is here, and football season is now in full swing! Last month, we shared some apps for watching football games. But what if you are an uber-fan and want to get more involved in the games? Check out these must-have Fantasy Football apps for iOS and Android and stay connected to your league anytime, anywhere!

1. Draft Punk Pro app for Android – With this app, you can create a draft with your custom league settings including PPR (point-per-reception). The rankings update based on your league settings. You can also have multiple drafts for each league. As you draft you can mark players as drafted or interested. Any progress you make gets automatically saved so you can pick up where you left off. Finally, view player profiles including info, stats, and player news. Price: $1.99
2. Sporting News Pro Football app for iOS – Sporting News Pro Football, a proud upgrade and addition to The Zumobi Network, packs as much game information, stat tracking and pure Sunday afternoon bliss that you can find for free on the App Store. With a single tap, get all the latest news, standings, stats for your fantasy player and see if your team converted that key 4th and goal to keep them in the playoff hunt. Set your favorite team within the app to customize the scores and up-to-date game information to keep everything at a glance, as well as changing the theme of the application. Price: Free
3. Fantasy Football Draft Magnate 2012 App for Android – Master your fantasy football draft in 2012 with a fully interactive cheat sheet. Touted as the most sophisticated fantasy football draft app on the market, with over 1,200 players in its database, stats from previous years, auction values, and the ability to track every team and every pick for entire draft. You can also choose which rankings to use, which kind of draft and it has optional keeper league options to protect players, etc. Price: $2.49
4. Yahoo! Fantasy Football ’12 App for iOS – Download this app onto your iPhone or iPad to get real-time live scores, matchups, breaking player news and stats. This version has some brand new updates and bug fixes for the 2012 season and allows full access to message boards once your league drafts. Price: Free
5. MFL Fantasy Football 12 App for Android – To have been rated the best MFL app (MyFantasyLeague.com) for fantasy football leagues for 2010 and 2011, they must be doing something right! You can manage any number of MFL leagues, as well as offer, view & respond to trades, find out who’s trending hot and cold, and so much more! Price: $2.99

Via: appsolutegenius.com

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  • 10/02/2012
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Trick or Track: Have a Safe Halloween with These Mobile Apps and Services

October has arrived and that means Halloween is on the way! For kids of all ages it’s one of the most anticipated times of the year – but it can also be a nerve-racking time for parents. Kids want to trick or treat or go out with their friends on their own, and parents want to have peace of mind. The following free apps for iPhone and/or Android can help make Halloween a fun, safe time for everyone.

Amber Alert: For over a decade, this name has been synonymous with locating children. In order to use this app you need to have downloaded and registered on the Amber Alert GPS Teen app or already have an Amber Alert GPS device. Once you have one (or both) of those, you are now able to download the free "Parent" app onto your smartphone to get all the same benefits available through the Amber Alert GPS Tracking Portal: Live Tracking, Location History, Customized Zone Alerts, Predator Alerts, Speed Alerts, and more! To track a smartphone-carrying tween/teen, multiple smartphones and/or Amber Alert GPS devices, simply download the “teen” app onto your teen’s smartphone and then download the “parent” app onto your smartphone, and you’re in business! Price: Apps are free – pricing for GPS devices starts at $199.00 + your choice of monthly service plans
NQ Family Guardian: NQ Mobile is a leading mobile security and productivity company, dedicated to protecting your mobile device and all the valuable information it holds. They offer several products dedicated to enhancing your smartphone’s security. The NQ Family Guardian is an app that protects your child’s privacy and security, monitors and blocks websites/apps to keep the bad stuff out, it also lets you view your child’s smartphone activities and location, and most importantly it sends an alert message if your child is ever in danger. Price: Free Trial
Find My Kids – Footprints: Footprints tracks and shares locations automatically – in real time, all the time. It does this privately and it allows you to set up Geofences, i.e., your kids’ school, and receive notification when these fences are crossed. You can even activate movement sensors that will notify you each time your loved ones are on the move. This app runs in the background without draining your battery by leveraging Apple's Significant Location Change technology, which monitors location changes as your device “sees” new cellular towers. Price: Free

Do you currently use any of these or will you be downloading one of them now?

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  • 09/28/2012
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Donna Sozio, Author and Media Personality

In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we feature extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them.

Donna Sozio is an author, journalist, and writing coach. Her first book Never Trust a Man in Alligator Loafers was featured on The Tyra Banks Show, Early Show, Good Day LA and over a hundred media outlets internationally. On the heels of that success, her second book The Man Whisperer landed her a lucrative TV/film option and will be translated into German in 2013 by Random House. She lives between Los Angles and Europe and frequently speaks on panels on how to break into the U.S. publishing market.

1. What’s the longest you’ve gone without using and/or checking your phone?

In Rome I went an entire week without checking my phone. I had suspended my US number and hadn’t purchased an Italian SIM card yet. That week felt so luxurious. Even a little rebellious and naughty. But after a week, I was ready to get in touch with the world again.

2. What are your favorite apps?

Google Maps. In Los Angeles, I organize my day to avoid traffic. Google Maps helps me answer the perennial question – “Do I take the 405 or side streets?”
Flashlight. I downloaded it in Tahoe while walking home from a party in the woods. Now, I use it all the time at night.

3. How often do you update your status, tweet, etc.?

Hardly ever. I’m a writer. I like to be mysterious.

4. Do you have any mobile horror stories? i.e. dropping your phone, emailing/texting wrong person, autocorrect?

Once a friend texted me something meant for her husband. We laughed for days about that one! Personally, I have a policy never to text after just waking up. It’s just not a good idea.

5. What platform are you on? iOS or Android?

Android

6. When did you get your first smartphone?

I got my first smartphone January, 2011…days before I went to the Sundance Film Festival where it was attached to ear for ten days.

7. What accessories do you use – headphones, armband, screen shield, etc. – and what do you use them for?

I use headphones so I can listen to recordings without making everyone else in the room listen to them to.

8. What’s your ringtone?

Windchimer. I find it very relaxing.

9. Have you ever lost your phone? What happened?

I’ve never lost my phone… permanently. But there have been plenty of times where I’m crawling through my car with a flashlight wishing, hoping, and praying that I find my phone under a seat.

10. Which PureGear products do you like best and why?

The PureBoom Premium Sound Buds. Their sound quality is amazing.

 

Read more Mobile Lifestyle Series interviews:

Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef

Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist for The Soup on E!

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/26/2012
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Need a Ride? Summon a Car Straight from your Smartphone

We’re well into the 21st century and although we may not have self-driving cars quite yet, summoning a ride via your smartphone is certainly a step in that direction. From digitally hailing a cab to reserving an on-demand private driver, check out the following companies and apps that provide a variety of options for getting you where you want to go – the way you want to get there.

Uber – Uber is a unique twist on a calling a car service, allowing users to summon an on-demand private driver with a few taps on a smartphone. The company’s software tries to predict areas where rides are likely to be in high demand at different times of day. This information appears on a driver’s smartphone so that they can know where to linger and, ideally, pick up customers within minutes of a request for a ride. This is definitely handy in cities or neighborhoods where cabs are hard to flag down. Uber originally offered only sedans, but now has a hybrid option (at approximately 10 to 25 percent more than a taxi), which is important since the riders are paying for the driver as well as fuel for the car.
Lyft – Lyft is a fun, affordable alternative to the cab based on a ridesharing concept. The app features a simple user interface and uses real-time location mapping to deliver a friendly, background-checked driver to your location in minutes. Passengers can play their own music, charge up their phones…and even ride shotgun. Oh and you won’t have to question if your ride has arrived – Lyft cars are adorned with a fluffy pink mustache. Yes, for real. The service is currently available in San Francisco only, but is sure to be spreading to other major U.S. cities soon.
Taxi Magic – This is the first online taxi booking service directly integrated into taxi dispatch systems, so no phone call is needed. With Taxi Magic you can find taxis based on your location and book one with just a few quick taps. You can also track the arrival of your taxi through dispatch updates and a map view. Payment is simple, charge the ride to your credit card and expense the trip with an e-receipt.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/21/2012
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Enter Our “5 for a 5” Giveaway to Win a Free iPhone 5 and PureGear Product Bundle!

Yep. It’s happening again – another PureGear giveaway! This time, we’ve upped the stakes even more with our most exciting contest yet. Our winner will receive a brand new iPhone 5 – along with all the mobile accessories he or she could ever need. It’s a total retail value of close to $1,000 – and you could win it for free!

In addition to an iPhone 5, here are the PureGear products included in the prize that will protect and enhance your newest acquisition:

Utilitarian Smartphone Support System
PX260 Protection System
PX360 Protection System
DualTek™ Extreme Shock Case + Shield
Slim Shell
PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield

OK, so let’s get down to how you can win this! Starting on September 21st, make sure to like us on Facebook (if you haven’t already). The contest will run until we hit 5,000 likes. There are 5 ways to enter altogether, and 1 random winner will be announced once we hit 5,000 Facebook likes. How quickly that happens is really up to you – so tell your friends and share it everywhere! The contest is open to anyone, and you can enter as many times as you like. Good luck, everybody!

How to enter:

Facebook: Complete the entry form on our Facebook page by clicking on the 5 for a 5 Giveaway tab.
Twitter: Keep an eye out for our tweets with hashtag: #5fora5, and click on the link included in our tweets to complete the entry form.
Blog: Leave a comment on this blog story (please provide your e-mail address in the comment form – don’t worry, it will be private, but we need it to contact you if you win!).
YouTube: Subscribe to our channel and comment on our 5 for a 5 video.
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  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/17/2012
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PureGear Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer with Mobile Accessories in Pink

This fall, PureGear is helping in the fight against breast cancer. Whether we’re participating in or sponsoring breast cancer fundraising events, we are committed to giving back – and now you can too. Choose from one of our durable, stylish new cases or a sleek set of pink sound buds and you’ll get a great quality product that makes sense for work or play. You’ll also get the feeling of satisfaction that comes from contributing to a great cause.

Breast Cancer Awareness Bundle – $69.99
The Utilitarian Smartphone Support System + PureBoom Premium Sound Buds

This eye-catching bundle sleeve combines The Utilitarian for iPhone 4/4S and PureBoom Premium Sound Buds retail packaging into one while communicating our commitment to the cause. Both come in supportive pink color.

DualTek: A Case for a Cure – $39.99
DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield

DualTek provides the best in extreme shock protection when bump, smack, strike, hit, whack, knock, bang unexpectedly come into play.

Shop through October 31 and 10% of the proceeds will go to foundations that support breast cancer research, treatment and awareness.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/13/2012
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iPhone 5 is Coming! Gear Up with the Latest Accessories from PureGear

It’s coming. And when it does, we've made sure that you’ll be ready for it. We’re talking about the launch of Apple’s newest iPhone. How do you improve on a revolutionary product? Well we know one thing – we want one, and you probably do too! That’s why we’ve been busy designing and fabricating a full line of mobile accessories to protect and enhance your newest acquisition. So go ahead and pitch your tent in the line forming outside your local retail outlet. We’ve got you covered.

PX260 Protection System
Now you can enjoy a stress-free iPhone experience indoors or out. With the PX260 Protection System, you can protect your iPhone 5 with a durable case, screen shield, water-resistant pouch and utility tool that functions as a bottle opener and wrench. The sporty design protects your phone against drops and scratches, and comes in a range of appealing colors that include Matte Black, Clay Blue, Moss Green and Orchid Purple.

PX360 Extreme Protection System
This system packs all of the gear you’ll need to get the most out of your new iPhone 5 in the great outdoors – including a PX360 case, carabiner, screen shield, water-resistant pouch and utility tool that functions as a kickstand, and more. The sporty, stylish design and carabiner clip deliver a dose of military, rugged cool, while helping to keep your phone more accessible, and protect against drops and scratches. Available in the same color options as the PX260. Now you’ll be able to clip your iPhone 5 to your backpack, purse or belt loop with the attached carabiner and keep it handy and safe on the go!

DualTek Extreme Shock Case + Shield
Extreme protection has never looked so good. This newly redesigned, sleek, yet durable system combines smart functionality with extreme shock protection that’s a perfect fit for the iPhone 5. It features an ergonomic grip, screen shield and impact resistant design that absorbs shock from falls of up to six feet. It’s designed to fit the iPhone 5’s thinner profile and extra large screen, and will keep it protected from the inevitable drops and scratches. Available in Indigo Blue, Simply Pink, Fern Green, Kayak Yellow, Arctic White and Galaxy Black.

PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kit
This screen shield kit is the first of its kind to include a patented application tray and roller. Just pop the iPhone 5 into the tray and slide the roller to apply the screen shield. The screen shield is made from high-definition clarity, self-healing industrial strength material that rolls on perfectly. It’ll keep your new iPhone 5’s bigger, beautiful screen pristine – and you won’t have to deal with bubbles, dust, misalignments or hassles ever again.

Utilitarian Smartphone Support System
This incredibly versatile system lets you clip, prop, access, view, find or protect your new iPhone 5. It includes a snap-on grip case, screen shield, clip-on holster and 360º pivot kickstand that lets you view things horizontally or vertically. Each element works together in a modular way, so you can optimally position your iPhone to do whatever you want, from watching media to using GPS and more. Use the clip-on holster to secure your iPhone to a belt loop or purse strap, so it’s always handy when you need to make reservations or snap photos. Once you try it out, you seriously won’t know how you ever got by without it. Available in Black and White.

Slim Shell
For the minimalist, our sleek new iPhone 5 cases come in an array of yummy flavors, so you can customize your look and protect your investment at the same time. Pick from Vanilla Bean, Black Tea, Coconut Jelly (clear), Mandarin Orange, Strawberry Rhubarb, Passion Fruit and Pistachio Mint.

Kickstand Case + Holster
Add more functionality to your new iPhone 5 with this lightweight, durable and versatile case and holster system. The low profile case features a built-in slider stand that lets you prop your device up vertically or horizontally to watch media or videoconference – an even better way to enjoy the new widescreen aspect ratio. The stand doubles as a finger hold, to prevent you from dropping your phone while on a call. The holster has a clip, to keep your iPhone at the ready whether you’re boarding a plane or checking the latest sports scores. Available in Black and White.

Which PureGear accessory for iPhone 5 are you planning to get first?

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/12/2012
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The iPhone 5 Officially Announced – Available for $199 on September 21

We just finished watching the live blog stream for the iPhone 5, and boy are we excited about the new features announced! We can’t wait to announce the PureGear products that will be available for the 5 very soon, but in the meantime – here’s the skinny on what was revealed today.

 

Overview:

• Available on September 21.
• Black or white models available.
• Same pricing as the 4S: $199 for 16gb, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB (with contract).
• The iPhone 4 is now free with contract; the 4S is $99.
• Pre-orders start this Friday the 14th.
• Shipping September 21st in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore with availability in 20 more countries next month.

Hardware:

• World’s thinnest smartphone at 7.6mm thick (18% thinner than the iPhone 4S).
• 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S at 112 grams.
• Larger 4-inch 326 ppi Retina display with 1136 x 640 resolution (same width as the iPhone 4S but taller).
• New height allows for another row of apps.
• The Apple calendar now shows a full 5-day workweek with the new length.
• Apps now run letterboxed. 1st party apps (iMovie, Garage Band, Keynote, etc.) have been optimized to take advantage of more screen real estate.
• Look for app developers to update very quickly to accommodate the new format.
• The widescreen is closer to the 16:9 ratio that films are made in.
• The screen offers less glare in the sunlight.
• Exceeds the battery life of the iPhone 4S (10 hrs. on Wi-fi browsing).
• New A6 chip is 2x faster than the previous chip (22% smaller and more energy efficient).
• New “Lightning” connector is all digital, has 8 signal design, improved durability, and is 80% smaller and reversible.
• Distinctive new Earpod design incorporates a directed speaker port that points forward into your ear canal.

Connection:

• Ultrafast wireless.
• Sprint, AT&T and Verizon in the US will all support LTE (LTE can be faster than the average Wi-fi connection)

Camera:

• 8 megapixels.
• 5-element lens with a F2.4 aperture (same as 4S but thinner); 2 F-stops greater low light performance.
• 40% faster capture time.
• Smart filter to reduce noise and match color.
• Panorama composition capability resulting in a 28 mega-pixel image.
• Click and swipe to compose.
• Automatic smooth out of wavy compositions to align for accurate panorama compositions.
• 1080p HD video
• Face detection – ability to shoot stills while recording video.
• Front facing camera is now 720p (HD) for Face Time (which is now available over cellular networks!).
• Better microphone – three separate microphones now built in to create a wider spectrum of audio to enhance voice recognition and make voice sound more natural.

iOS6:

• Available on September 19th.
• The most advanced mobile operating system available.
• New Maps with navigation feature and enhanced satellite imagery.
• New Mail enhancements – can mark people as VIP so email from them goes to a separate inbox or flag messages for follow-up.
• Passbook manages coupons, movie tickets and boarding passes (Delta and Starwood are already onboard). Ticket will show up on the lock screen.
• Siri updates include game scores (NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.) and ability to launch apps by voice, ask for reservations to restaurants, or update to Facebook by voice.
• Phone app allows the ability to send a text back if you are unable to take the call.

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/06/2012
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Mobile Accessories to Help Make the Most of Your Work Day

School is back in session so things are calming down, right? We realize it's not always that easy – fortunately, we design our accessories to complement today's demanding lifestyles.

Now you can work smarter, not harder, with iPhone accessories that bring you enhanced convenience and productivity at the office, on the road or at the worksite. With the latest product offerings from PureGear, it’s never been easier to rip through your to-do list, manage your calendar, catch up on calls, round up supplies or get to your client meetings on time.

Utilitarian Smartphone Support System

• Prop it vertically or horizontally to video conference with colleagues, team members or clients.

• Clip it in your car to use GPS when commuting or traveling for business.

• Keep it propped at your desk to check email or send texts while you’re working on something else.

• Tether your phone to your belt or purse strap for easy access to your calendar and to-do list.

• Clip to a folio when you’re taking your phone to a meeting.

PureBoom Premium Sound Buds

• Take calls hands-free or listen to music while you’re formatting a proposal, catching up on billing or filing paperwork.

• Includes multiple ear bud cushions, to fit comfortably and cancel noise when watching movies or listening to music or podcasts during a business flight.

PX360° Extreme Protection System

• Clip your iPhone to your belt or pants with the included carabiner to keep it protected and tethered to you while visiting client offices or construction sites.

• Clip it to your briefcase or purse to keep your phone accessible at a meeting or sales call.

• Use the utility tool as a kickstand to prop your phone at your desk or worksite for conference calls or videoconferencing.

• Use the water-resistant pouch to keep your phone clean and dry at a construction site.

One-for-All Car Charger

• Keep it in your glove compartment, and your iPhone, iPad or mobile device will never go uncharged, even when on a long commute.

One-for-All Wall Charger

• Keep one in your office and one in your briefcase or purse, so you can charge multiple devices wherever, whenever.

• Stash one in a suitcase to charge devices at your hotel or client site when you’re traveling for business.

 

Which PureGear accessories do you (or would you) use in the workplace?

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 09/05/2012
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Must Have Football Apps for Your iPhone and iPad

It’s that time of year again – so are you ready for some football? We all know that life is busy and it can be challenging to enjoy games in real-time via the tube. Luckily, there are some great apps available to help you stay connected. The following are three must-have iPhone/iPad apps for football season – oh, and they’re free so go ahead and download them all!

ESPN Score Center – Whether you follow the NFL or the Premier League, this app offers the most comprehensive global sports coverage available for your iPhone or iPod Touch. It includes personalized scoreboards and live game details featuring last play, in-game stats, boxscores, game summaries, and standings. You can also follow them @scorecenter on Twitter for updates or to ask questions and provide feedback. Price: Free

NFL ’12 – Get live commentary as the plays happen with Audio Pass for your iPad and watch NFL Fantasy Live, video, and NFL.com Thursday Night Football Live (during regular season) as well. This app is has been described as not being as in depth as some of the other apps, but the ease of use and simple navigation makes it just as desirable. Price: Free * access to Audio Pass is available to existing subscribers or via in-app purchase

Pro Football Insider – Since 1967, Pro Football Weekly has been the leading source of NFL insider information and premium insights. This app includes stats, schedules and standings along with the latest news, rumors, and insider information. Providing over 1,000 videos every year and has an integrated twitter feed covering the league’s most popular players and experts. Price: Free

Via: imore.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/31/2012
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Our Favorite iPhone Apps for Your Labor Day Trip

Everyone has different ideas of how to make the most of a three-day weekend. Whether taking a trip or having a staycation this Labor Day, there really is an app for whatever you’re up to. Check out some of these free (or nearly free) apps for the iPhone, that can help you make the most of your weekend

  • Airbnb – Done with hotels? How about really experiencing a home away from home by staying in someone else’s place? Check out this app that links you up to more than 150,000 rental spaces from regular folks. Price: Free 
  • Breakdown Lane from Car Talk – No one likes to think about car trouble, but it happens. This app locates a consumer-recommended mechanic closest to where you break down, giving you reviews for over 30,000 garages – as well as directions and a direct phone line. The app also has a “Breakdown Assistant” to help you fix minor problems. Price: $1.99
  • Pure Sleep Premium* | AmbiScience – Can you really ever catch up on sleep when on the road? You can certainly give it a go with this app! Get ready for a sonic journey made up from a combination of ambient electronica music and various programs that attune your brain to the desired states of mind. Just make sure you wake up on time to go back to work on Tuesday. Price: $1.99

 

Via: appolicious.com   

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/31/2012
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Dakota Weiss, Executive Chef

In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we talk with extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them.

Executive Chef Dakota Weiss is no stranger to the modern hectic mobile lifestyle, running the culinary show at the prestigious W Hotel in Westwood, including leading Nine Thirty and The Backyard restaurants and all the catering for the hotel. In her 15-year career, she has worked in renowned restaurants across the country including Coyote Café, the Ritz-Carlton AtlantaJer-ne Restaurant and Bar at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey, Sunset Tower Hotel's Tower Bar, and Parc. Dakota also competed in Season 9 of Bravo TV’s, popular reality show Top Chef.

1. What’s the longest you’ve gone without using and/or checking your phone?

One hour at the most, and that is torture!

2. What are your favorite apps?

Mindless games or activities that allow me to “zone out” for a little while.

3. How often do you update your status, tweet, etc.?

Depending on the day…1 to 2 times. If I am at an event I’ll tweet a few times.

4. Do you have any mobile horror stories? 

I have dropped my phone many times into vats of boiling chicken stock, once into a three gallon bucket of truffle vinaigrette.

5. What platform are you on? iOS or Android?

iOS

6. When did you get your first smartphone?

2009

7. What accessories do you use and what do you use them for?

I don’t use too many accessories…however…it would behoove me to use a screen shield and I think using an armband would help in the kitchen when I am “multi-tasking”.

8. What’s your ringtone?

I change it pretty often…as of right now I am rocking some old swing music.

9. Have you ever lost your phone? What happened?

If I lost my phone I might go into a catatonic state…so far I have not.

10. Which PureGear products do you like best and why?

I love the Kickstand Case – the thin black case with the pop out kickstand.

 

Read more Mobile Lifestyle Series interviews:

Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist for The Soup on E!

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/30/2012
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How to Save a Wet Cell Phone

Awhile back, we shared a tip on how to dry out your cell phone using uncooked rice. With Labor Day approaching, the chance of our cell phones taking a dip in the pool or ocean increases. Whether you are headed to the beach, lake, or river this weekend, the following are some additional ideas on what to do and what not to do, if your phone gets wet.

What to do when your phone gets wet:

After removing your device from the water, you will want to take out the battery as well as the SIM card and any SD cards it carries, leaving ports or covers on your handset open to aid ventilation. Also, you’ll want to dry off everything with a towel, including the exterior of your handset, being careful not to let any water drain into openings on the phone. Even when everything is dry, it's very likely moisture is still present within the device and you'll want to get out before turning it on. This is where uncooked rice comes into play or you can also use silica gel packs – the kind used in shoeboxes – to greater effect. Place your completely covered phone into an airtight container and leave the container for 24 to 48 hours for the material to draw all the moisture out of your handset. When you're confident it has dried out, replace the battery and try switching it on.

What not to do:

What you definitely do not want to do, although it may seem like a good idea at the time is use a hairdryer, or apply heat to the device in other ways. While this would successfully evaporate all the moisture still sitting within the handset, it risks becoming too hot and causing damage to the components. And while dismantling your phone completely would help it to dry out more effectively, doing so will void your warranty. It usually requires specialist tools and may jeopardize your phone if you're not careful, so it’s also not recommended.

Have any of you ever dropped your phone in water? If so, what did you do?

Via: howto.cnet.com

 

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/24/2012
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New iPhone 4S and PureGear Accessory Price Drops!

Now might be a pretty good time to get that iPhone you’ve been wanting. Because of the much anticipated upcoming launch of the iPhone 5, carriers Sprint and Verizon are now dropping prices for the iPhone 4 and 4S – and retailers such as Best Buy and Target are getting in on the action as well. All of this has prompted Apple to quietly begin price-matching other major retailers on iPhone 4 and 4S sales, potentially bringing down the devices' cost by almost $50 – available for in-store purchases and only upon request. Every bit helps considering that without a contract, the iPhone 4 normally starts around $599 and the 4S starts around $699. 

We are happy to announce that the price of some of our 4/4S accessories have also decreased – hey, we've got to make room for out upcoming iPhone 5 accessories too! Here are some of our popular products that are now available at a bargin:

Kickstand Case + Holster: Original Price, $29.99; Reduced Price, $19.99

The Utilitarian Smartphone Support System: Original Price, $39.99; Reduced Price, $29.99

Are any of you planning to take advantage of the reduced pricing or are you holding out for the iPhone 5’s arrival next month?

 

Via: blogs.barrons.com & pcmag.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/22/2012
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5 Must-Have Smartphone Apps that Save You Minutes and Texts

In staying true to our theme of making mobile truly mobile, we always want to share any tips we learn about smartphone usage – especially in making the most of your data. And as we all know well, overages can be painful! The following are some free apps (or pretty close to it) that can help you save those precious minutes and texts.

  • WhatsApp This app offers cross-platform mobile messaging that allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. Price: $0.99
  • Facebook Messenger With the new standalone Messenger app, messaging with friends is now faster than ever. Using the group message function is a great way to make plans and see exactly where you friends are – and don’t’ worry, you can also turn off the location finder as well. Price: Free
  • HeyWire Texting and picture messaging to 45+ countries from a U.S. phone number, plus Twitter and Facebook Chat! Heyyyyy! Price: Free
  • Google Mobile With this app, you can make calls and send texts from your Google Voice number. All voicemails are automatically transcribed to text and you can set up custom greetings for different callers. You can also make international calls directly from your phone. Price: app is free but additional charges for International calls.
  • Skype Video calling, including group video calling, and the ability to call both mobile and landlines. 21st century, oh yeah. Price: ranges from free up to $4.99 per month

Did we miss your favorite talk/text app? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Via: mashable.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/16/2012
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Free TimerCam iPhone App + PureGear Smartphone Cases

Have you ever been out with your friends and wanted a group shot, but there was no one around to take the photo? Or at a great scenic location and wanted to take a self-portrait from further away than your arm could reach? With the TimerCam app, you can now have the timer functionality of a regular point-and-shoot digital camera right on your iPhone.

 

 

The following are some of TimerCam’s features:

• Simple and effective controls

• Selectable timer delay (5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds)

• 3 seconds countdown sound effect

• Selectable flash mode (Auto, On, or Off)

And of course, we love that the app is the perfect companion to a number of our smartphone cases. With the kickstand feature on our Utilitarian Smartphone Support System, Kickstand Case + Holster, and PX360º Extreme Protection System, your phone doubles as a tripod.

The TimerCam app is free and available now on iTunes.

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/15/2012
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Must Have Mobile Apps for Back to School

Wow! Where did the summer go? Well, kids may be thinking this more than parents – but it can be a little tough for everyone to get back in the swing of things. Whether you are heading back to school yourself or have a child that is, here are a few handy apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that can help students organize and study.

istudiez Pro for iOS: This app allows you to organize your schedule, follow up with homework, track your grades/GPA, and it can also alert you to pending tasks by using Push Notifications. You can even set separate alarms for classes and for assignment due dates. All this and it makes backing up your data a breeze with just a tap of a button! Price: $0.99

Remember the Milk for iOS and Android: This program was created so you would no longer have to write your to-do lists on sticky notes, whiteboards, random scraps of paper, or the back of your hand. RTM makes managing and remembering tasks an enjoyable experience – from schoolwork deadlines to your busy social calendar. Price: Free

BIGWORDS.COM for iOS: For college students, acquiring textbooks can be a challenge and even more so when you no longer need them. Whether you’re buying or selling – everyone wants the best deal! BIGWORDS saves about $225 on multi-item textbook orders by finding the cheapest textbooks to buy or rent by comparing prices at every good online textbook store (think Expedia for textbooks). Price: Free

What apps do you or your kids use for managing school activities?

 

Via: teensintech.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/10/2012
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Enter Our Galaxy & Beyond Giveaway to Win a Free Samsung Galaxy S III and PureGear Product Bundle!

PureGear customers are the best. That’s why we make our product giveaways extra special. This time, you can discover what happens when smart meets simple, when you enter our Galaxy and Beyond Giveaway. How? You could win the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III – along with one of the most comprehensive accessory systems to support the S III on the market. It’s a total retail value of over $1,000 – but for one lucky winner, it’s absolutely, totally free!

We are really inspired by intelligent, intuitive design and functionality, which is why we’ve created an ultimate wish list of PureGear products that work with the Samsung Galaxy S III. What to use if you’re watching your favorite TV show, conferencing in a client, or using GPS on the road? Our Utilitarian™ Smartphone Support System™ has a case, clip holster and pivoting kickstand that enables you to position your S III in virtually any way that’s best suited to what you’re doing. If you’re heading outside, our PX260 Protection System packs all of the essentials to help you get the most out of your device – including a PX260 case, screen shield, water-resistant pouch and utility tool that does triple-time as a wrench, bottle opener or kickstand. Want even more protection? We’ve got you covered with our PX360° Extreme Protection System – all the bells and whistles of the PX260 plus a carabiner that helps you avoid losing or dropping your new phone. We’re throwing in one of our Slim Shells – a sleek case that protects your new S III from daily wear and tear while making an appealing style statement. Our PureTek™ Roll-On Screen Shield Kit gives you everything you need to maintain your new baby’s pristine screen with industrial-strength, self-healing protective film and an error-proof application kit. If you’re listening to music or taking an important call, you can enjoy unbelievable sound quality on the go with PureBoom™ Premium Sound Buds. And we’re also including our One-for-All Wall Charger and One-for-All Car Charger, so you can power up your S III – as well as your other mobile devices – anywhere, anytime at your convenience.

So how do you enter? It’s simple. Starting on August 10th, check in on our Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, or Blog pages for your chance to win! The contest runs from August 10th through September 7th 2012. There are 5 ways to enter, and 1 random winner will be announced in the next 4 weeks. The contest is open to anyone, and you can enter as many times as you like. Good luck, everybody!

Twitter: Keep an eye out for our tweets with hashtag: #galaxyandbeyondgiveaway, and click on the link included in our tweets to complete the entry form.

Facebook: Complete the entry form on our Facebook page by clicking on the Galaxy and Beyond Giveaway tab.

Blog: Leave a comment on this blog story (please provide your e-mail address in the comment form – don’t worry, it will be private, but we need it to contact you if you win!).

YouTube: Subscribe to our channel and comment on our Galaxy and Beyond Giveaway video.

Pinterest: Follow our boards and repin the Galaxy and Beyond Giveaway pin.

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/08/2012
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Back to School with PureGear

As you head back to school this fall, don’t forget to stock up on the latest accessories for your smart phone from PureGear. Whether you or your child are going to junior high, high school or college, we’ve got all of the newest tech essentials to help you get the most out of your smartphone for the next semester and beyond. And the best part? You can still get free ground shipping on all these items and more through August 15 on pure-gear.com!

 

 

PX360º Extreme Protection System

Why you should check it out:

• Clip your iPhone to your backpack or purse with the attached carabiner, and you’ll never drop it in class or lose it on campus again.

• Use the utility tool as a kickstand to prop up your phone to use study apps or to watch your favorite movies or shows in your dorm room.

DualTek™ Extreme Shock Case + Shield

Why you should check it out:

• Everybody drops his or her phone from time to time. But not every case is shock resistant for drops of up to six feet. If you’re worried about sending a teen or tween off to school with an iPhone, this will ease your mind.

• The added screen shield protects touchscreens from scratches and sticky fingerprints incurred while texting in a cafeteria or dining hall.

PureTek™ Roll-On Screen Shield Kit

Why you should check it out:

• It’s an amazingly easy way to keep your iPhone touchscreen from getting scratched when it’s lying at the bottom of your backpack or purse.

• It’s easy enough for a child or teen to apply themselves.

Utilitarian™ Smartphone Support System™

Why you should check it out:

• Prop it in the library to use as a study aid, or in your room as an alarm clock or position it horizontally to watch your favorite movies or shows in your dorm room.

• Clip your iPhone to your rearview mirror to use GPS while driving, or tether it to your backpack, purse or belt on the way to the next class.

PureBoom™ Premium Sound Buds

Why you should check them out:

• PureBoom sound buds deliver optimal sound quality, whether you’re listening to your favorite tunes or movies or talking hands-free with parents or friends.

• The high-grade mic captures your voice on calls even when you’re in a crowded classroom or dining hall.

Slim Shell Case

Why you should check it out:

• An array of mouthwatering colors lets you or your child express himself or herself and make an appealing style statement.

• The case is easy to snap on and off, and protects your phone from the scratches and dings that happen in a book bag or purse.

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/08/2012
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Square and Starbucks: Mobile Shopping Evolves!

We at PureGear strive to make mobile truly mobile. So, when we see someone else on the same page as us, we definitely take notice! Starting in the fall, in addition to the existing iPhone and Android Starbucks mobile payment applications, Starbucks customers will be able to use Square to pay for their purchases at participating company operated U.S. Starbucks locations. Customers simply need to download the free Pay with Square application and set up an account on their iPhone or Android device. So, what does this mean for you? While it’s true that you can currently pay with your smartphone through the Starbucks app, this new partnership opens up many exciting future possibilities for mobile payment technology such as geofencing and paying by name.

Square was founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, it was introduced in early 2010 and has been revolutionizing millions of everyday transactions between buyers and sellers with its free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allowing anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime. Many small stores throughout the U.S. do not accept credit/debit cards as payments because of the fees attached. Square enables merchants of any size – from sole proprietors to national retailers – to accept credit and debit cards. Square also lets users "check into" a store through their phone, order items, and pay for them through their Square account.

Are any of you currently using Square?

 

Via: news.cnet.com 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 08/02/2012
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Full Circle Cycling at the Brentwood Grand Prix

This Sunday, cyclists from all over Southern California and Nevada will converge on San Vicente Blvd. in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles for the annual Brentwood Grand Prix. The Southern California Nevada Cycling Association has chosen this year’s race to be the 2012 SCNCA Elite Criterium Championship, with the Grand Prize being the honor of wearing the coveted “Bear Jersey”. The race is being hosted once again by Velo Club La Grange, one of the oldest and largest cycling clubs in Southern California.

Last year, the Brentwood Grand Prix saw the largest field in its 4-year history with over 750 racers competing in front of more then 3000 spectators. With the involvement of SCNCA this time, they are expecting full race fields in all categories and even greater numbers of spectators coming out.

We wish our Full Circle Cycling team the best of luck and invite any local PureGear fans to come out to cheer them on. Not able to make it to the race? No worries, you can stream it live here!

Via: brentwoodgrandprix.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 07/31/2012
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PureGear Mobile Lifestyle Series: Anndi McAfee, Voice Over Artist

At PureGear, we design mobile device accessories that are inspired by today’s active lifestyles. In our Mobile Lifestyle Series, we talk with extraordinary personalities from all walks of life about their mobile devices – what they love about them, how they use and personalize them – and, occasionally, how they break them. Along the way, they dish about how they use technology to get through a typical, insanely busy day.

For our very first profile, we’ve selected Anndi McAfee, professional voice over artist and announcer for The Soup on E! (starring Joel McHale) for the past 5 seasons. Her work also includes numerous cartoon series, commercials, video games and promos and a prolific on-camera career, with roles on Home Improvement, Baywatch and Touched by an Angel. Anndi was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she resides today.

1.) What’s the longest you’ve gone without using and/or checking your phone? The longest I can actually remember going without my phone was a tie- 9 days two times in my life. Once in Costa Rica and once in Europe. Both were vacations and I PROMISED myself I worked hard enough to get myself on a vacation in the first place so I would leave work back in the States and ENJOY! (but I had my laptop with me so I was at least connected somehow. Hey, I couldn't sever ALL ties! Sheesh.)

2.) What are your favorite apps? The apps I use most are Facebook and Sudoku. These are my time filler apps that I use in between jobs or auditions when I'm roaming LA by myself.

3.) How often do you update your status, tweet, etc.? With Facebook I go with a need to know basis status update model. Sometimes I have 3 things in one day I have to share with my friends, other times I'm going through a little bit of a dry spell with interesting stuff. I'm not as familiar with Twitter so I tweet probably once a week.

4.) Do you have any mobile horror stories? i.e. dropping your phone, emailing/texting wrong person, autocorrect? Seriously, just a few weeks ago I was driving to pick up my boyfriend from the airport. He got in around 1am and I sent him this text: "I'll be there in 10 min." Well I actually sent that to one of my guy friends accidentally. You can imagine how confused I was when I got a text back from him saying, "Should I light some candles?" Autocorrect is the bane of my existence. I can't believe people can make sense of any of my texts.

5.) What platform are you on? iOS or Android? Droid baby!

6.) When did you get your first smartphone? My first Smartphone was a Blackberry. I can't even remember how long ago that was. 6 years? I think I'm getting old.

7.) What accessories do you use – headphones, armband, screen shield, etc. – and what do you use them for? I use a screen shield and a case for my phone. I have a HUGE problem dropping phones. HUGE. I need accessories that limit the damage I will inevitably cause. But I want headphones and an armband so I can take my phone with me when I work out and listen to music.

8.) What’s your ringtone? My boyfriend made me a remix of the Masterpiece Theater theme song. It's amazing. I am a dork. I use that ringtone for him and everyone else gets a "standard phone" ringtone. I'm not a big fan of songs as ringtones or chirping frogs or aliens or whatever. I like to keep it simple. Except for Masterpiece Theater. But I mean how awesome is that theme? REMIXED?

9.) Have you ever lost your phone? What happened? HAHAHAHHAHA. When do I NOT lose my phone. I can't sit still and I tend to do 12 things at once. That means phones get misplaced in all the madness. I am getting a little better though because my phone is my connection to work and I LOVE what I do so it's imperative that I know where my phone is.

10.) Which PureGear products do you like best and why? I use the PureBoom Premium Sound Buds, they are super comfortable and sound great! When I take my dog for a walk, I use them to listen to music (which I stream from my Soundcloud app).

 

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 07/27/2012
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Streaming Shark Week on Your Desktop or iPhone

Shark enthusiasts… get ready! August 12th marks the beginning of the 25th Annual Shark Week. For the very first time, the Discovery Channel and Georgia Aquarium have teamed up to provide us with a Shark Cam, a live-streaming video from the world’s largest single aquarium habitat. Earlier this month, Shark Cam began streaming a 360-degree view of the 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyager Exhibit at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta – the home of 33 sharks spanning seven species, including the largest species, the whale shark. And the cam actually works on your smartphone, so you'll never miss a beat.

With the Shark Cam, you can pan, tilt and move the camera to track down your favorite shark. There’s an additional stationary underwater camera as well, if that’s your preferred method of shark watching. It will also be featuring twice-daily feedings and daily live chats with an underwater shark expert starting August 13th through August 16th.

Craving even more shark interaction? Make sure to follow @SharkWeek on Twitter and join in the conversation.

Via: mashable.com

  • Posted by PureGear
  • 07/26/2012
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PureGear Activities and Giveaways at the 626 Night Market in Pasadena

PureGear is proud to be participating in the second 626 Night Market this Saturday at Centennial Square in front of Pasadena’s City Hall. This late-night Asian market will occupy 200,000+ square feet over several blocks, offering mouth-watering foods and varied products from local businesses.

Of course you can count on some fun activities and giveaways happening at our tent, so please stop by and see us! Simply “like” us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter, and you’ll get a PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kit professionally applied to your phone*.

Please see below for additional information about the event and we look forward to meeting some of our local PureGear friends this Saturday!

Event: 626 Night Market

Date: Saturday, July 28th

Hours: 4PM – 11:30PM

Admission: Free

Location: 100 N. Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Via: 626nightmarket.com

*while supplies last

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