Educational Fun With Osmo

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My girls love technology. What kid doesn’t these days? But I was really getting tired of them just wanting to play mindless games on their cellphones. If I let them, they’d play on their cellphones all day. That’s why I set up our Summer Electronics Rules. They have to earn electronics time by doing chores but to cash in their earned electronics time they have to do various tasks such as reading for 30 minutes and playing 15 minutes on an educational website or with an educational game. When were were offered an Osmo to review my girls couldn’t wait to test it out. I’ll admit that when I first heard of Osmo I worried that my girls (10 and 12 years old) would be too old for it but boy was I wrong. The product says it is for ages 5-12 but it each game has so many levels and grows with your child’s skills so it is challenging even for my 12 year old. I played with Osmo and some of the levels of games like Osmo Tangram were even challenging for me. And any age can learn to draw with Osmo Masterpiece. But I’ll get into all that in a bit. Let’s talk about what Osmo is.

So what is Osmo?

Osmo, created by young parents, encourages creative thinking and social interaction by expanding gameplay beyond the screen, turning any physical object into a digitally connected game piece.

Osmo is a game system that is integrates with your iPad for a unique gaming experience. There are five games can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App store. Search for Osmo and you’ll find Newton, Tangram, Masterpiece, Words, Numbers and the newest game Coding. All 5 games require use of the Osmo reflector and base which come in all 3 of the Osmo Kits. Tangram, Coding, Words and Numbers use physical objects that come with the set, whereas Newton and Masterpiece only require use of the Osmo reflector and base. We received the Genius Kit to review which comes with the physical objects needed to play all the current games except Osmo Coding and my girls have already asked if I would begged me to buy them the coding set.

What Comes With Osmo?

  • Genius Kit comes with reflector, base, and Words, Masterpiece, Tangram, Newton and Numbers Games
  • Coding Kit comes with reflector, base, Newton, Masterpiece, and Coding.
  • Wonder Kit comes with reflector, base, Newton, Masterpiece, Tangram, Words, Numbers, and Coding Games.

Important Details

  • Groundbreaking system encourages creative thinking and social interaction by expanding gameplay beyond the screen.
  • Games can be played and even created by the whole family, anywhere, and on any surface.
  • Works with latest iPads: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 iPad Mini, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Air.
  • Recommended Ages: 5-12
  • Suggested MSRP $99.99
Get an Osmo on Best Buy. Learn more about Osmo on the official Osmo site.

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The Osmo is very easy to set up and can be used almost anywhere with a flat surface. Right out of the box you just  have to adjust the base for your model iPad by following the direction. Once the base is set up for your model iPad simply place the iPad in the base, slide the Osmo reflector over the iPad’s camera and you’re ready to play. Osmo works by “reading” the playing area in front of the iPad. We found that it works best (especially playing Tangrams) when you play on a light surface so we put a big piece of white paper in front of the iPad when we play. It just makes it easier for the iPad camera to properly see what is in the playing area. Playing in a well lit area helps, too.

Osmo Tangram ­

Arrange wooden puzzle pieces into matching on­screen shapes. Play with your child or challenge yourself to more advanced levels with Osmo acting as your mentor by lighting up with each victory

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Tangram can be played individually or with more than one player cooperating together to solve a puzzle. There are 7 Tangram tiles in various shapes and colors. On the screen the game shows the players an image formed with the various tiles and they have to figure out how to place the tiles to form that image. In easier levels the picture on the screen shows each individual tile that is used to form the image and in harder levels players just see an outline of the image and have to figure out how the tiles get arranged to form the image. Tangrams is a great game for spacial and visual problem solving. Players have to look on the screen of the iPad to see the image and move the pieces in the right position in front of the iPad on the table. As the correct tiles are placed in the correct place the image changes color on the screen to let players know it’s in the right spot. Make sure to move your hands out of the way after you place a tile so the camera can see the pieced you put down. As you complete the puzzles, the harder levels become unlocked.

The game Tangram has been around for almost a thousand years, but Osmo reinvents this classic using a fully interactive video experience. With visual and audio feedback, multiple levels of difficulty, achievements and more.

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Osmo Newton ­

Use your creativity with inventive objects such as a hand ­drawn basket, grandma’s glasses, dad’s keys or anything around you to guide falling on­screen balls into targeted zones.

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Newton is one of the games that can be played without any special pieces. Balls drop from the top of the screen and players direct the balls to bounce off of various targets by drawing shapes to direct the balls where they want them to go. Players can also put random objects, even Tangram pieces on the playing surface and the iPad camera will turn those objects into lines that will also direct the onscreen balls to bounce off the target. Players have to plan how to get the balls to bounce off of the targets and adjust their technique as the balls come down so there is lots of problem solving and strategizing involved.

TIPS- Use a dry erase board to draw shapes to direct the balls into the targets. Grab items around the house and see what works best to direct the balls. We tried various markers, pencils, our hands, and even some dolls and toys.

60 levels of fun! The more you succeed, the harder it gets! You can use simple strategies in the beginning, but as you progress Newton will challenge you with bouncing balls, accelerating platforms and fans that force you to think in new ways!

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Osmo Words ­

Be the first to guess and spell out the on­ screen hidden word by tossing down real ­life letters faster than your friends. A related picture gives the clue

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Words is similar to a game of hangman. There are 2 sets of letters and you can play by yourself or with several players. In Verse Mode players compete and in Zen Mode players work together. An image appears on the screen and players have to figure out what is depicted in the image. There are circles on the bottom of the screen that represent how many letters are in the word. Players put letters on the playing surface that they think are part of the word that is being represented. If the letter is correct they get a point and the letter shows up in the word. If they get the letter wrong the letter goes up on the top of the screen so players can keep track of letters that have been tried. But you have to be fast or your opponent will put the letters down before you!

As the levels get harder the images get harder, too. For example one round there was a picture of a horse jumping. We thought that the word was HORSE but when my girls put down an S it was wrong. It turned out that the word was RIDER. So they had to think outside of the box a little and not pick the obvious word. It’s all trial and error but you only get a certain amount of guesses per round so be careful! For younger children this is a great game to learn to spell various words and while older children might already know how to spell the words, the harder levels make them think about what the words might be and act fast to get the letters down quickly.

Words comes with over 150 default puzzle images, but if you guess your way through those it’s easy to log on to myOsmo and download new albums created by the community. This added content can extend your playtime endlessly! Do you have a great idea for a Words album? If so, you can create and share it with the community at myOsmo! The platform allows you to easily build and download your own custom albums. For teachers, this is a great way to translate class material in an engaging way.

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Osmo Numbers ­

With a counting, addition, concatenation and multiplication mode, there is a challenge for everybody. As kids get more confident in one mode, they can move on the the next one, allowing them to learn at their own pace.

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Numbers is a fun math game that players play with the Osmo number tiles. The goal is to fill up the tank with water and collect all the fish. There are 4 different modes that range from simple counting using dot tiles to more complex multiplication problems using numbered tiles. Again this just shows how the system will grow with a child through various math levels.

Kids arrange physical tiles, including dots and digits, to make numbers and complete levels. Add by putting more tiles, subtract by removing tiles and multiply by connecting tiles together. Experimenting becomes fast and intuitive. Kids play math without the pressure of time or the fear that they’ll get the wrong answer. Osmo’s real-time feedback lets kids learn through experimentation in a stress-free environment.

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Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Osmo Masterpiece ­

Supercharge your drawing skills with Masterpiece. Pick any image from the camera, curated gallery or integrated web search and Masterpiece will transform it into easy­ to ­follow lines and help you draw it to perfection. You can then share a magical time ­lapse video of your creation with your friends and family

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Masterpiece is a great tool to learn how to draw everything from objects around the house to pets and people. My girls love art and love to draw but they sometimes get intimidated by drawing things from their own minds. That’s why the both love Masterpiece. Simply use your iPad to take a picture of what you want to draw and Osmo will turn it into a lined drawing that you can draw. You can even adjust how simple or complex the drawing will be.

TIP- We found that the less shadow in the picture the easier it was to draw because Osmo will turn shadows into random lines in your drawing. We use a light to get rid of shadows when we’re taking pictures for Masterpiece.

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Once you take a picture in Masterpiece it turns it into a lined image. Then simply look at the screen and use your pencil on your paper to follow the lines and draw the picture. It is great for eye hand coordination. As you draw the lines you can see what you’re doing on the screen.

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

Photo Credit Margot Herrman

There is no limit to the images you can create with Masterpiece! There are also lots of templates in various categories that you can learn to draw such as animals, food, nature, and lots more plus you can search for images, too. My daughter has problems with handwriting and there is even a set of block letters and a set of cursive letters for children to practice with.

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When you are finished with your picture you can save the time-lapsed video of you drawing the image and even email it to someone. It’s fun to watch the video to see how the drawing was made.

Take a picture of anything you want, be it a friend, a toy or anything online. Masterpiece will transform it into simple outlines so you can draw it to perfection. Kids love to draw, but with the rise of smartphones and iPads, they increasingly dismiss pen and paper. With Masterpiece kids can combine their love of technology and drawing, while learning useful skills.

Why We Love Osmo

Both my girls are loving using Osmo. They are asking to use it instead of playing on their phones or watching tv. Both said it would be too hard to pick a favorite game because they are all fun. They enjoy the challenge and the variety of the games. It’s nice to have an electronic toy that you want your children to be playing on. I love that as a parent I set up an account and add each child as a user so I can track their progress in each game. I also love that my girls can play the games together, learn to work cooperatively, and they are learning while they are playing. It’s a win win all around! If you have an iPad and children you need this game!

Watch how teachers can use Osmo in the classroom, too:

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The holidays are right around the corner which, if you’re like most people, means cooking your favorite holiday meals and desserts. It is a time when many of us entertain family and friends, bring signature dishes to pot lucks, and bake LOTS of cookies and other sweets. I wish I could do more cooking and entertaining but right now it is very hard for me. I’m really not happy with our appliances which makes cooking and entertaining difficult. Our range is just ok but my biggest problem is our refrigerator. Our refrigerator is horribly un-functional. There is no room for anything, everything gets hidden in the back, and forget about making dishes ahead of time and storing them in the fridge. There just isn’t room. Fortunately Best Buy and KitchenAid can help those of us who need a kitchen upgrade with KitchenAid’s new line of refrigerators and ranges.
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 The new KitchenAid Ranges have great new features that are sure to make holiday entertaining easier. The all new Slide-in Ranges fit the traditional freestanding cut-out for a seamless look that provides exceptional cooking and baking. I am really excited about the exclusive Steam Rack and Steam Bake cooking options that are designed for amazing performance. There are options in Electric and Dual Fuel for more ways to cook. Plus Even-Heat™ Technology means flawless results in our wall ovens and ranges. For all the bakers out there the Baking Drawer offers cooking flexibility to keep dishes warm, slow cook or simply bake at a different temperature than the main oven cavity.

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As much as I love all the features of the new KitchenAid ranges, I am really drooling over the new KitchenAid refrigerators. With the EW French Door Refrigeration Configuration there are more drawers for more possibilities. The Five Doors offer the ultimate in flexibility, organized storage and easier access to food. I WANT ONE OF THESE!!! New 36” French Door Bottom Mount Built-in Refrigerator expands our offering with platinum interior design. I keep dreaming of everything I could put in my refrigerator if I had one of these. The new KitchenAid refrigerators at Best Buy give you a luxury fit, feel and finish with soft close pantry drawers, new crispers, and platinum interior with undershelf lighting. YES PLEASE!

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Father’s Day is a few days away but there is still time to get Dad what he wants.  A GoPro – HERO+ LCD HD Waterproof Action Camera is a great Father’s Day gift option for all types of lifestyles.  GoPro HERO cameras are great for capturing both outdoor adventures and every day life.  From skiing to surfing, biking to a walk in the park, the new GoPro camera is perfect for capturing sweet family moments, long summer breaks and every journey that lies ahead.

6954009frBest Buy has you covered for Father’s Day.  Best Buy is the destination for the latest cameras and camcorders, including the new GoPro HERO+LCD.  The new camera arrived in stores just in time for Father’s Day.  I love going to Best Buy for all my camera and camcorder needs as they have all the latest in stock and their sales associates always answering all my questions.  I recently purchases a DSLR camera at Best Buy and the sales associates were so helpful in my selection.  My next camera will be a GoPro Hero for sure and I’m sure I’ll be back in Best Buy with my questions.  I was recently on a press trip and I was so impressed with the videos that other bloggers took with their GoPro Hero.  Their videos were so clear and watching them you feel like you are right in the action.  Plus they take action shots that just aren’t possible with other cameras.6954009cv14

Make it an all-in-one awesome Father’s Day.  Help Dad capture his adventures and relive them on the spot with the new GoPro HERO+ LCD—featuring:

  • 1080p60 video, 8MP photos and built-in Wi-Fi, plus the convenience of a touch display.
  • Capture incredible moments and relive them on the spot with the LCD display
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to the GoPro App for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, and more.

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Get a GoPro HERO for your father or husband and he’ll be taking pictures like this by Father’s Day!6954009cv12

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Holiday Tree 2014I know I say it all the time but Best Buy really is your ultimate destination for all things electronic including the latest and greatest cameras and camcorders!  If you have someone on your holiday gift list (including yourself) who could use a new camera, head on over to Best Buy to check out their awesome selection and the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center.   Not sure which to get?  Here are some suggestions.  These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so no matter which one you choose you can easily share amazing photos.  Now is the perfect time to upgrade your camera so you can capture those precious holiday memories.

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·         A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly

·         This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity

·         Also available in red or gray

The Nikon D5300 DSLR camera is great because it is a DSLR camera that captures high quality photos but is easy to use PLUS it has built-in Wi-Fi so you can quickly and easily share your photos on social media!  It uses VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization to limit the effects of camera shake and vibration- no more blurry pictures.  This camera is the most expensive out of the three mentioned in this post but a great option for anyone looking for a DSLR.

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·         A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus

·         This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.

·         Also available in White or silver

The Sony A6000 also has built in Wi-Fi for easy sharing.  I love that it is compac,  has the World’s fastest autofocus, and features an ultrafast 11 fps (frames per second).  Out of the 3 cameras I mention in this post, this camera is priced in the middle.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

·         A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps

·         This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.

My cellphone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 so I especially like the Samsung Galaxy 2 Digital Camera because it has a similar feel to my cellphone and like the other cameras, it also features built in Wi-Fi.  It has face detection that helps you bring your subjects into clear view and 21 times optical zoom.  It is also the least expensive option out of the three.

Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.

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Holiday Tree 2014Have you seen the new LG OLED TV at Best Buy?  Best Buy is THE Holiday Shopping Destination this Holiday Season for all things electronic including the new LG OLEG TV.  But let’s be honest.  It’s not just the holiday season, it’s often the “hinting season” so start dropping hints to your loved ones that you want the LG OLEG TV.   So what makes the tv so great?  It features superior picture quality, infinite contrast ratio and stunning color that delivers a greater sense of realism and depth, enhanced color range and accuracy, super thin design and the intuitive webOS™Smart TV interface that lets you find content faster.  You need to see it for yourself.  I am just amazed at how thin it is.  The LG OLED TV is as thick as a pencil!  I still have an old school television in my living room that is HUGE front to back.  You can be sure I’ll be hinting to hubby this holiday season about the LG OLED TV.
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What is OLED TV?
The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors.
Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

LG_UHD_smaller fileYour first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

·         Find content faster with webOS

When at the store as for LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV.  Happy shopping!

 

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Best Buy is one of my go to places for all the latest electronics.  They have all of the gadgets and electronics I am looking for and their employees are great at helping me make my decision on what would work well for my family.  I especially love to check out Best Buy for all the latest cameras and camcorders and this holiday season is no different.  Best Buy has the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a wide assortment of accessories.  GoPro cameras make a perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your gift list from kids and teens to those gadget junkies on your list.  GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to capture and share the experiences that bring adventure and joy to your life.  Imagine being able to capture moments like these:

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·         GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

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·         GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

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·         GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.

12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

With GoPro you’ll never miss capturing all the action again!  Imagine all the breathtaking shots you’ll be able to take while you are right in the middle of the adventure!
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Learn more at www.bestbuy.com/GoPro or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.  Let me know which one is your favorite and if you get a GoPro, I’d love to see some of your pictures!  And if you talk to my husband, please tell him I want a Go Pro this holiday season. 😉

 

 

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Father’s Day is right around the corner.  Have you decided what you are getting for the Dad in your life?  Most Dads can fall into one of several categories (The Entertainer, The Gizmo Guru, The Fitness Fanatic, and The Memory Maker).  Good thing Best Buy has you covered for types of Dads with great gifts including many under $100 or under $50 in their Best Buy Gift Center.  Plus they have a low price guarantee and FREE Shipping on qualified orders.

o    Entertainer – Gifts for the Dad who aspires to set up the ultimate man cave complete with gaming, sports, movies, listing to music, or just hanging out. This Dad loves to share so it also has everything at the ready for entertaining a crowd.

o    Gizmo Guru: Gifts for the dad that always wants to take his tech to the next level with the latest and greatest – always connected, at home and on the go.

o    Fitness Fanatic: Dad who doesn’t let age slow him down.  He has no fear and loves adventure, but aspires to be/keep healthy as well. Dad uses technology in a wide range of ways in his active life both for himself and the family for instance; Go Pro and Fit Bit to track activity and recording adventures, to portable batteries for on the go fitness, camping while listening to music / watching movies on the smartphone

o    Memory Maker: For the Dad that makes sure that not only all the memories are captured and stored (video/photo) but keeps the family organized and under control. Gifts for him make his life easer; Dad pays the bills with laptop, videos kids, back up storage for pictures, prints out schedules for baseball practices and games, etc.

breville ovenMy father would fall under The Entertainer category.  My parents got divorced about 15 years ago and since then my father has learned to cook and enjoys entertaining.  He’s a little Martha Stewart and a little Emeril (BAM!).  I think he would love the Breville Smart Oven.  It is a great little oven that features Element IQ technology that suggests the ideal cooking temperature and time for each of the 9 menu functions.  It fits a 13″ pizza for easy baking and my father would be able to cook so many different things without heating up his whole house with his regular oven.  Plus I love that the rack automatically ejects halfway out of the oven for the safe removal of hot items.  It also includes a 13″ non-stick pizza pan, 12″ x 12″ enamel baking pan and 12″ x 12″ enamel broil rack for added convenience.

morphieI think my husband is more of a Gizmo Guru so a great gift for him would be the mophie juicepack powerstation XL so he can charge all of his devices on the go.  With a 12,000 mAh capacity and dual micro USB ports, the mophie Juice Pack Powerstation XL 40805BBR charger provides efficient, reliable power to simultaneously charge up to 2 compatible devices. The compact design makes it totally portability and easy to use for any techie on the go.

Make sure to check out some of the other great gift ideas in the Best Buy Gift Center!

Entertainer:

Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System
Apple TV
Samsung 48″ Class LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV
Krups Beertender
Stone bake pizza oven
Xbox One Console
Xbox One Wireless Controller
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD Projector
Samsung 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
Sony Blu-ray Player
Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray
Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray
True Detective TV Show Blu-ray
Slingbox 500
Logitech Harmony Wireless Smart Keyboard
Beats Pill XL
MARGARITVILLE Mixer
8 bottle wine chiller
Breville Smart oven
LG Microwave + Pizza Oven
PlayStation 4 console
Beats Studio Headphones
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker
Anki Drive
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
iPhone 5s Space Grey
HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook Touch-screen Laptop
Powerstation mini Black
Samsung WiFi All Share Hub
iPad Air Lifeproof Nuud Case – Black
$50 iTunes Card
Large Full Motion Mount for TVs 32″-60″
Universal Soundbar Mount

Gizmo Guru:

Lenovo Yoga 2 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop
Amazon Fire TV
SoundTrue Headphons
Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System
Nest Thermostat
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder.
mophie space pack
iPad Air with wifi + 4G LTE
1817061 – iPad Air Ultrathin Keyboard Folio Carbon
Xbox One Console
Xbox One Wireless Controller
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens.
Logitech Harmony Wireless Smart Keyboard
PlayStation 4 console
PS4 Wireless Controller
Bose SoundLink Mobile III Speaker & Cover
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Earbud Headphones
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker & Travel Bag
Samsung Protective Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy S 5
mophie juicepack powerstation XL
Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2
HP Officejet 6600 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer
SanDisk Ultra Dual 32GB USB 2.0/Micro USB Flash Drive
Samsonite Premium Thin & Light Laptop Case
Targus Metro Rolling Laptop Case
Philips Hue Starter Kit
Breaking Bad Complete Series Blu-ray
$50 iTunes Card
LG 60″ Class LED 1080p 240Hz Smart 3D HDTV

Fitness Fanatic:

Jawbone – UP24 Wireless Activity Tracker
iPod touch 16GB MP3 Player (5th Generation – Latest Model)
GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder.
GoPro Headstrap Mount
NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor
Sennheiser Adidas In-Ear Sports Headphones with Ear Clip
Otterbox Defender Camo for Samsung Galaxy S 5
LifeProof Bike and Bar Mount
Xbox One Console
Kinect Sports Rivals
Samsung Galaxy S 5
ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD Glass Screen Protector
JBL Charge Portable Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
LifeProof fre Cell Phone Case
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, 16GB  Black
Canon – EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm IS STM Lens.
SanDisk 32GB Ultra Micro Memory Card
Acer Chromebook – 2GB Memory – 16GB Solid State Drive
$50 iTunes Card
Philips Norelco SensoTouch 2D Electric Shaver

Memory Maker:

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens.
GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder.
GoPro Headstrap Mount
Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS 16.0MP Digital Camera
Samsung Galaxy 2 Camera
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm IS STM Lens.
Canon VIXIA HF R50 8GB HD Flash Memory Camcorder
Geneva 10 Camera Case
Newport 30 Camera Case
SanDisk 32GB Ultra Micro Memory Card
Canon SELPHY Wireless Compact Photo Printer
OlloClip Photo Lens for iPhone
mophie space pack
HTC One (M8) Amber Gold
$50 iTunes Card

Gifts under $100:

Powerbeats by Dr. Dre Clip-On Earbud Headphones
Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy [Extended Edition] Blu-ray
UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Lifeproof Cell Phone Case
In-Case Campus Laptop Bag
Targus Topload Laptop Case
Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Earbud Headphones with Charging Case
Plantronics Voyager Bluetooth Headset
LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Headset
WowWee MIP Robot

Gifts under $50

Roku Streaming HDMI Stick
Motorola S305 Headphones
Modal Case for iPhone 5/5s
Modal Bluetooth Speaker
Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes I-III Blu-ray
Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes IV-VI Blu-ray
Belkin Sportfit Armband for iPhone 5/5s & 5c
Griffin Survivor for iPhone 5/5s
Samsung Galaxy S 5 S-Views Case
Oster Cordless Rechargeable Electric Wine Bottle Opener
Tech21 Impacts Cell Phone Case
Eric Church – The Outsiders
Insignia Tablet Case
Zagg Invisi HD Shield
Twilight Zone: Fan Favorites
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Family Guy: Laugh It Up, Fuzzball Blu-ray
Cobra 2-Way Radio
RemoProtocol Remote-Controlled Helicopter
Panasonic Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer
Philips Norelco Electric Razor
Wahl Chrome Pro 25-Piece Haircutting Kit

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