Okay, I know I’m supposed to be highlighting just one product at a time, but today I’m feeling a little crazy, so you’re getting a 3 in 1 deal. It all has to do with the fact that we’ve just launched an extremely cool Cell Phone Sweepstakes that’s running through October 31st, 2012 – anyone who purchases from CableOrganizer.com between now and then is automatically entered to win a mobile phone of his/her choice, up to $600.00 in retail value. You can also register to win without making a purchase – just fill out and submit the online form.
The sweepstakes, in turn, happened because this month (July) is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and so we thought that, in addition to the giveaway, we’d put together a little Cell Phone Courtesy Kit in honor of the occasion. And while I’m not sure I can say it will make you behave any more politely on your mobile, it is made up of three very helpful and unique products that will keep you organized, help you avoid charging emergencies, and make you look just a little tech-chic. I have to admit – I’m really digging it.
The kit includes 3 items, each of which are so good that I’ve blogged about them individually in the past: the Core Cord Organizer (3-pack), the Juicebar® Pocket Solar Charger, and the Milo™ Smartphone Stand from BlueLounge®. The Core Cord Organizers are vaguely apple core-shaped cable winders that keep charger cords and earbud wires stylishly under control; the Juicebar® is a solar charger that works with almost any small device and is small enough to slip into a pocket or purse; and the Milo™ stand is a sleek, mod smartphone perch that uses micro-suction to hold your phone while you watch movies, surf the Web or scroll through photos or playlists.
Even better than the products alone is the fact that they’re being made available at a pretty steep discount when you purchase them together. Bought separately, they’d total up to $71.09, but together they’re only $49.99. If you like gadget accessories, it would probably be a good idea to check out this deal. At any rate, don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes!
Over the past few days, I keep seeing mentions of a college guy who decided to ditch the Internet (e-mail, social media, web surfing – you name it) as well as his cell phone for 90 days. During this time, he had infinitely more time to study, learned the value of a handwritten letter, found creative ways to meet up with friends and family, and was even able to win an old girlfriend back. After an extremely unplugged 3 months, he concluded that he’d found out who his true friends are, strengthened relationships with those who matter most, and gained an appreciation for the basic day-to-day social interactions that were facts of life as little as a generation ago, but are practically unknown in our current Facebook and text message addicted age.
To say the least, I was inspired, at least enough to break away from my usual ramblings about chargers and other accessories that pimp out the gadgets that are permanently glued in our hands and to our ears, and keep them ready for use now now now. While each of those things is great in its own respect, there’s also something to be said for things that don’t glow, beep, or have apps, so that’s what we’re sticking with today.
Meet BlueLounge® CableClips™, a line of multi-purpose cord wraps that very recently charmed me with their no-nonsense functionality and minimalistic good looks. They have a basic one-piece design that features two cord channels, and absolutely no components that will pinch cords or snap off. They’re made to keep excess cable length coiled and clipped together, and that’s exactly what they do – just push cords into CableClips through the lengthwise openings in the cable channels, and you’re organized. And like everything from BlueLounge, they’re aesthetically designed to complement, and not overwhelm, their surroundings.
Sometimes simple is just better.