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caseable Phone Cases { Guest Review }

I constantly find myself changing my phone due to the nature of the case. I switch between the case with the best phone protection to the case that looks great.

Are you a cell phone case flip-flopper too?

Those who know me know I am not one for bulky cases. I often opt for slimmer cases because even though bulky cases are great for protection, they are thick and heavy which I find to be an inconvenience. {Not to mention they hurt my hands.}

Despite the reasons I don’t like thick cases, I still find myself not fully content with slimmer cases. While the look of the case is important, there is one common problem with slim cases: protection. If you drop your phone, you want it to be safe from shattering. I’ve dropped my phone because often times slim cases are very slick, to the point where a “death grip” is needed in order to prevent yourself from dropping it. It has been difficult finding a case that meets all the criteria, since one set of pros and cons are often sacrificed for another.

caseable cases have proven me wrong in thinking a case with all these characteristics does not exist.

 

The look of their cases are unique and will appeal to anyone who is looking to buy one. Because of the vast selection, it took me quite a while to narrow my picks down to just two. I found many that I liked and want to buy. Unfortunately, the website did not have a search bar which made it hard to find a specific kind of case. {Hopefully they will add a search option to make shopping on their site easier.}

Protection in slim cases normally fails to protect the entire phone. caseable cases have a unique texture, unlike any cases I have used. They are soft, but provide just enough traction to have a good grip on your phone without being worried it will slip out of your hand.

Usually the case will cover the left and right sides of the phone, but fall short on the top and bottom of the phone. This case covers more of the bottom and top by curving around it, providing additional protection if dropped. The case doesn’t cover the entire top and bottom of the phone, which some people might not like. I personally think it is better that it doesn’t because it’s easier to remove the case.

Another thing, {that my friend brought to my attention} is that the difference in weight of the phone with and without the case is not noticeable. When I pick up my phone I don’t notice right away, but feel comforted when I realize the case is on my phone.

 

 

By buying a caseable case not only are you protecting your phone, but the environment as well. These cases are made out of recycled water bottles, which is a plus in the purchase of one of these cases. While the price is a bit on the higher end, I think the price suits what the case provides. A five-dollar case on Amazon would not come close to the needs I have in a case for my phone as a college student and soon-to-be-teacher.

I would recommend a caseable case if you are looking for a case that will both look great, and give you the protection you are looking for.

caseable is giving MommyB Knows Best readers a discount good for $7 off any purchase when you enter the code  Summer7 at checkout. Head to their website www.caseable.com see their full line of phone cases for iPhones, Samsung, and more .

We received product samples from caseable in order to experience the product and provide you with honest thoughts.

 

Hayley is finishing up her sophomore year in college studying to be an elementary school teacher. In her free time Hayley enjoys photography, singing, watching Netflix, spending time with friends, and writing on her personal blog. Find more of Hayley’s work at halestakescollege.blogspot.com

Saving Time and Money with Shelf Scouter – Digital Pantry Review

This is a compensated post in partnership with Shelf Scouter.

I’m a list maker. Are you a list maker? I make lists for all sorts of things, to-do for work, projects I’m working on at home, groceries, and the lists go on… and if I forget my list… back in the BC era {Before Children}, I used to be able to memorize everything on my lists at any given time, these days I’m lucky to remember one thing on my grocery list.

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My shopping trips turn into a game that looks something like me going down every.single.aisle in the store looking at all the products trying to remember if we have them in our pantry or not, only to get home, unload, and find that I have “multiples” of what I already had at home and missed out on the staples I really needed. Not to mention it’s a chore to grocery shop in the first place. Unfortunately we’re not as close to the grocery as we used to be in our old house, but there are ways to save some stress when I “miss my list”. Engineer turned mom-trepreneur, Lindsay Fairman and her team of women recently launched Shelf Scouter, a free website/app to assist busy families in shopping for everything – a digital pantry of sorts. I love checking out sites like Shelf Scouter, anything that can save me time and brainpower – count me in!

 

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Shelf Scouter offers streamlined shopping, shared lists across multiple mobile devices and the ability to conveniently order products online in addition to purchasing locally. Quite simply, Shelf Scouter adds up to being the smarter way to shop.

How to Shelf Scouter Works

 

ShelfScouter Getting Started

  1. Sign up {for free} at ShelfScouter.com by entering standard information.
  2. Check out their informational tutorial to help you get started.
  3. Choose items by searching through Suggested Products, or use Shelf Scouter’s search tool to find specific items on your list.
  • Start adding in all your grocery needs whether it’s stuff that you’ll put in your fridge, pantry, cupboards, or really anything items you can buy in stores or online that your family needs.
  • Shelf Scouter’s product pantry has a growing list of items that you can put in one of your customizable shopping categories named “shelves“. If you want to make shopping even easier, check out Shelf Scouter’s weekly emails for “bins” or preloaded groupings of similar products. How cool is that?!

 

ShelfScouter Shelves

 

Shelf Scouter also makes it easy to add items that they don’t have in their product pantry by using:

  • your smartphone. Shelf Scouter’s mobile app features a product scanner to look up items. If the product is not currently in Shelf Scouter’s system you can save the product’s information by adding it in. Next time you use the website or app you can easily access it for your next shopping list.

 

ShelfScouter Scan

 

  • MommyB email exclusive. If you mention MommyB Knows Best you can send Shelf Scouter a photo of your grocery receipt and their support team will fill your pantry for you. (Offer valid now through September 24th, 2014.) Sign up now.

 

Best part of Shelf Scouter? 

While Shelf Scouter alleviates the hassle of writing paper lists, they also have another time saver that may also help save money – online shopping. Purchase your pantry items through online services from the comfort of your home or on the go. You can currently purchase your items through Amazon.com or Walmart.com while Shelf Scouter continues expanding to other retailers. You get to select your items, compare prices, and use your own accounts for security and savings. Looooove it!!!

 

ShelfScouter Shopping List

 

 

The website/app even recommends similar products {which is so helpful}:

 

ShelfScouter Similar Products

 

Shelf Scouter boasts additional features in the future that will make this website/app even more handy for busy list-making people.

If we’re anything alike you’ll like the functions of Shelf Scouter and enjoy watching the features grow as you use it. Ready to start filling up your digital pantry shelves?!? Head to ShelfScouter.com to set up your free account, watch the helpful tutorial, and start making the most of your precious time. Also, don’t forget to like Shelf Scouter on Facebook and follow on Twitter for more updates.

What features of Shelf Scouter could you use for your family’s shopping needs??

 

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, honest words. Your opinions may vary.

Hands-Free Gift – Great for Mom

I am a proud brand ambassador for Jabra brand products.

When I was younger I would talk on the phone for hours, and now that I’m a mom, I have select hours when I make phone calls and typically they’re pretty brief. When I am on the phone it’s usually when my girls are asleep or occupied, that way they have my attention when I’m not on the phone and the person on the other line has my attention when I’m on the phone. {Although that’s not the case 100% of the time, it’s the norm.}

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My favorite times to talk on the phone are rest time {when Lil’ C is resting, let’s not get carried away folks, I don’t remember the last time I took a nap mid-week}, when I am driving, and when I am washing dishes, but let’s face it, it’s not always safe or comfortable to hold my phone with my neck or multi-task while chatting on the phone. A couple of the many reasons I love Jabra’s STYLE bluetooth headset

Aside from saving me the crick in my neck, making sure my phone doesn’t drop into dishwater, giving me increased safety on the road, and allowing me to multitask like a BOSS, I have a few other reasons I’m recommending the Jabra STYLE headset as a great gift for mom.

In most cases, I’ve often felt that bluetooth headsets are a little bulky and seriously, pretty manly. Now I’m not looking for a diamond encrusted pink headset, but I also don’t want to feel like I’m working the drive-thru when I just want to make a simple call. Jabra has got it figured out with their fashionable, sleek hands-free headset design. Even the ear hook is clear!

Not only does it look good, but the functionality is on par as well. I made a few calls while going about my daily task and the recipients of my calls gave a thumbs up to the quality of sound they were experiencing. Of course it is a bluetooth however so I would recommend being mindful of your background noise {aka screaming children, clanking dishes} because that can sometimes be picked up by any device like the Jabra STYLE.

But seriously, check it out!!

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The Jabra STYLE also features:

  • Audio that automatically adjusts to your environment
  • Wear in-ear or on-ear options
  • Spoken battery and connection status
  • Multimedia streaming – GPS , music and podcastsStylish brushed steel design with few buttons for easier user experience
  • NFC technology for easy pairing with your NFC enabled devices
  • Clear wireless streaming of your favorite multimedia – GPS, music & podcasts (A2DP enabled devices)
  • HD voice* for better sound experience
  • Voice guidance, voice dialing, automatic volume control, multiuse™
  • Up to 6 hours talk time and up to 7 days standby time
  • Lightweight – Weighs only 10 g (0.353 oz)

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The Jabra STYLE retails for $49.99 and comes with the following:  1 Jabra STYLE headset, 1 extra eargel, 1 AC charger, & a handy-dandy quick start guide {although it’s really easy to use}.  You can hint to those who are buying your gifts to pick them up at Verizon or TMobile.

Make sure you are following Jabra on Facebook and Twitter, they have some great giveaways and discounts you don’t want to miss out on!!

 

 

I received a product sample in order to complete this review. My opinions and thoughts are based on product research and testing and are my honest thoughts, your opinions may vary.