CHI TOUCHSCREEN HAIR DRYER

Welcome to the future of hair… well almost. CHI recently released a new hair dryer that requires no buttons to function. Instead, it has a touch screen that allows you to regulate the power, heat, and ions based on your hair type – Fine, Medium, Course. It cuts down on drying time, is lightweight, and is supposedly extremely quiet. It’s customizable ION settings help eliminate frizz, reduce static and rehydrates hair, according to CHI.

  • 1875 watts – CHI’s Most Powerful dryer yet = 50% less drying time
  • Lightweight ergonomic design weighs 40% less
  • New Soft Touch Rubber finish makes for the ultimate in styling comfort and non slip grip
  • Superior DC motor quietest CHI dryer ever
  • CHI Ceramic Heater and CHI Infrared Technology reduces static, eliminates frizz and rehydrates dry, damaged hair
  • Unique Memory Setting remembers the last setting
  • Touch Screen has 4 screens that give you a multitude of options for various types of hair. Home Screen; temperature, speed, & ions selection

I think it sounds like a great product and is definitely worth a try. The only thing I see that could go wrong is for someone that likes to frequently change settings in between their blow-dry. I would imagine it would be quite annoying to set it down and keep changing the options –  but worth a try.

I would personally use it with a ceramic round hair brush. The ceramic part of the brush heats up from the heat of the hair dryer and gets your hair straight and dry quicker. It also helps you play around with rounded ends, and curls without using a curling iron. I use Prego Spornette – clicking on the picture of the hairbrush takes you to the link from where I bought mine. 

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CLOCKY – dont abuse the snooze

Yes, it sounds like a funny word … but really its a funny clock. 

When the alarm goes off, Clocky will wait for you to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand (from 3 feet), and run around your room, and hide and ring again, determined to get you up on time. You have to go find it and switch it off. Hip and innovative, Its wheely effective.

Price: $39. On Amazon: $26 (Have you read the Quick Cosmo-Tech tips tab yet? Do your research before buying!)

iBamboo Speaker: now I feel iZen

Do you love the look and feel of eco-friendly, natural products? I do. Makes me feel like I’m at a spa.

De-wire and de-clutter your desk and make room for this ibamboo speaker crafted by an Etsy seller out of a single piece of bamboo. It’s made for the iphone 4/4S and you just slot your phone into it, and the music fills the room naturally as the natural resonance of the bamboo amplies the sound. This even makes for a great gift.

Each one is unique and is a 100% eco-friendly and uses no electricity and no wires! What a great idea!

An Apple a day ….

Many people have Apple products and so many of us want to buy more.

Cosmo-Tech Tips advice you to do your research in advance of buying. For Apple products, since the company launches updates and reworks of their products regularly, its smart to check in advance if the product you’re looking for is expecting an upgrade anytime soon.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com has a great “Buy or not to Buy” Guide you should consult before buying any Apple Products if you’re worried about a newer better model coming out too soon after you buy.

As of April 17, 2012 Here are some of their key products:

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These predictions are based purely on speculation of product market cycles and aren’t guaranteed – but they’re a pretty good indicator of whether to wait for a bit or run to the store and buy right away. Buy smart!

Apple TV or Roku ?

Online video streaming is officially mainstream !!

For so many years, I hadn’t a clue that I could stream those TV shows i missed and music and Hulu and YouTube straight to my TV! I can now watch Netflix and be on my computer all at once.

So what are the best devices out there? Apple TV ($99) and Roku LT ($50). Which should you buy? Well, depends..

Roku LT
The Roku has an amazing lineup of content, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Pandora, HBO Go, Crackle, Picasa, Flicker and more. You can see a full list on Roku’s site, and the company keeps adding more sources. The list is long and impressive and you get SO much free content – so many free movies and TV shows to pass the time! YouTube however is missing but is available on Apple TV.

No extra monthly bills.

It’s super simple to use, and you can customize your channels layout.
Roku also offers several pricier models which you can read about on their website.

In short it’s a great product at great value.

Apple TV

This one has fewer services than roku and is more expensive. It does stream YouTube though. There’s a lot of content on here that if you’re willing to pay for, is amazing.

What’s key to this is the INTEGRATION with other apple products. My iphone or iPad (maybe ipod touch too.. My ipod is the original ugly fat version:( and now sits on my bookshelf unused ) can double as a remote for the Apple TV which is amazing and pretty cool!

You can purchase shows on iTunes and watch it on TV and seamlessly pick up where you left off on your iPad or computer.
You can also play your music on here. Everything syncs up with your other apple products – like an ecosystem!

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I have an apple TV and find that I ONLY use it for Netflix and YouTube streaming. In retrospect I wish I’d gotten the ROKU.

Winner: ROKU
Why? More content, just as easy to use, lower price

iPad + awesome keyboard case = MacBook Air

Aluminum Keyboard Buddy Case for iPad 2 from M.I.C.

This is a case that doubles as a keyboard you can just attach your iPad to and … Voila! – a Laptop-esque experience.

It has a full sized keyboard for convenient typing for those that are slowly moving towards using their tablets a lot more, even around the house, and you can control other basic functions like video playback and brightness as well! When you place the cover face down on the iPad, it switches to sleep mode, and is easily rechargeable via USB. Can’t get any easier.

I love that the design is sleek and looks like the iPad itself. It will be super easy to cart around as well!
Click on the picture to take you the website.