Interview: Fox Radio’s Chris Leary Shares Top Eco-Friendly Tech Products & Tips

Tech Guru, Chris Leary of Fox Radio was kind enough to join me recently from Grand Central Station to chat about the latest and greatest tech products that will not only save you money but energy as well. From laptops that are capable of charging multiple gadgets while in sleep mode to eco-friendly cell phones, Chris has all that and much more! 


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Candace Rose: What are some simple steps we can take to be eco-friendly?

Chris Leary: "Well, I'll tell you what, it's to become aware. Know where to recycle, know what to buy, know what your energy is outputting and I'm getting aware right now surrounded by a lot of companies who are actually making me more aware. In fact Toshiba is one of those companies, they have their new full-performance ultraportable laptop, it's called the Portege R835. It's equipped with Intel second generation core processors which makes it very powerful but it also has a unique airflow cooling technology which uses less energy. It's an EPEAT gold winner, it's also energy star qualified, so that's kind of neat. It's got an 11 hour battery life and it also charges multiple devices while it's in sleep mode. Again using power without using power. I love how things are getting like that.


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    As far as your lighting at home, this is really important, a lot of people have the incandescent lightbulbs, I do, I'm guilty of that as well. Well, it's time to start thinking about making a transition to the better bulb. In fact Toshiba's there as well. They have the A19 LED bulb. It reaches full brightness instantly. It gives off a nice glow, it only uses 7 watts of energy. If you see how bright that is, 7 watts that's not a lot of energy but boy it gets a lot of power out of it. It's mercury free and lasts up to 40 times longer than your basic incandescents. That's the future right there. We're all I'm sure going to be making that transition sooner or later. 


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    Of course we all have cell phones, right? You wonder, is my cell phone green? Well, Sprint has more green devices and accessories than pretty much any other U.S. carrier. In fact we have the first eco-friendly Android smartphone from Sprint and Samsung. It's called the Samsung Replenish, it comes with Sprint ID, also has the new green id pack which I love. It's got a lot of eco-friendly apps on it like,, and also Green America. They even have eco-friendly phones (prepaid) with no contract through Virgin Mobile USA and they also have the Samsung Restore. Both of these phones are great, they use recycled material to build them but it's not at the sacrifice of performance. 


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    A lot of people were asking me what do I do with my rechargeable batteries, I want to recycle, I don't know where to do that? I have the answer – They have a nationwide battery, cell phone recycling program and they have more than 60 million pounds of rechargeable batteries and cellphones from local landfills since 1994. They've saved that, that's fantastic. They've got over 30,000 locations and if you want to know where one is close to you go to, that's a big answer to the question I've been getting a lot. You can also give back today or any day, (everyday is Earth Day as far as I'm concerned) with making your own soda. With SodaStream you can stop over 2,000 cans a year from entering landfills. It turns water into sodas in seconds with a limited edition world without bottles fountain jet. SodaStream's actually going to donate a portion of the proceeds to the water project and that will help out build water wells in Africa and communities that are in need. That's available exclusively on HSN. So there's a lot of help out there and again awareness is really important. Figure out how green your stuff is and where you can get more green stuff and of course recycle."


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CR: Is it becoming more cost effective to be green?

CL: "It is. The prices used to be a little lopsided but now it's even, so you can e green and they don't have to charge you that much more money, if at all to be green."

CR: Where can we go for more information?

CL: "Glad you asked, you can go to

Tennis Superstar Serena Williams Earrings Giveaway WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Serena Williams Signature Statement Bow Earring giveaway, I wish I could give each and every single one of you a pair! Be sure and tune into HSN on November 8th and 9th as Serena will be showcasing her Signature Statement collection.




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Congratulations to Lydia A!



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If you're a faithful Oprah follower, you may have seen Tennis Superstar, Serena Williams in this gorgeous necklace from the Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection on HSN during their interview last month.


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“I always try to make a statement both on and off the court. My passion and drive have enabled me to explore many creative paths throughout my life.  It makes me smile when I think back to when my mother and I used to sew all of our own clothes together.  I understand the talent and precision it takes to make beautiful things come to life.
Attending design school reminded me of my love for creating clothes, jewelry, accessories… you name it.   One of my dreams has always been to share gorgeous gifts of fashion and luxury with the world, which is why I have created the Serena Williams Signature Statement collection.  All of my pieces are designed with love to offer you feminine and elegant beauty that you can wear all of the time.  Know that a part of my heart goes into every piece and I hope my collection inspires you to make your very own signature statement for your lifestyle!”

    Grand Slam Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Serena Williams has been kind enough to offer a pair of her stunning Bow Earrings from her HSN Statement Collection to one lucky reader of Candace Rose!

Serena Williams Bow Earrings from the Signature Statement Collection


Here's how to enter:

  • You must follow Candace Rose on either twitter, facebook, rss feed or google friend connect to enter. Please leave a comment letting me know how you follow. 
  • Follow Candace Rose in more than one network for additional entries. Please leave a comment letting me know the additional way you follow. For ex: If you follow on twitter, facebook, rss feed and google friend connect you would leave 4 comments giving you four chances to win!
  • Tweet about giveaway, blog/link to giveaway and leave a comment letting me know along with the link for additional entries.

*******Giveaway is Open to ALL Readers Worldwide!******

Contest ends on Sunday, October 24th at 9pm eastern/6 pm pacific, with the winner being chosen via and announced on Monday, October 25th! Good luck!!!

Gorgeous Jewelry by Iman

Shortly before Christmas, the lovely folks at Iman Global Chic for HSN were kind enough to give one of their gorgeous sequin wraps to one of the readers of Candace Rose. I just got word today that Iman will be showcasing her gorgeous jewelry and designs on Saturday, April 10th on HSN.

Multi-Tier Earrings, Coral

I fell in love with these coral earrings, which I foresee myself wearing this summer with just about everything. To top it off they come in turquoise as well! At only $24.95, I am all for that. I've had a peek at some of the other items being showcased this weekend, and you don't want to miss out! Happy Shopping!

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Tune into Iman Global Chic (HSN)

Saturday, April 10 

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Sequin Wrap GIVEAWAY Winner!

    Since Christmas is next Saturday, I decided today that I’d end the contest early, so I can send the wrap to the winner, just in time for the holidays. Thank you to those of you who entered, you’re all my favorites, and I wish I could have given this to all of you, but a certain Turquoise blogger from Minnesota has taken the prize! Miss Erin, of House of Turquoise if you see this today, please do me a favor and send me your address so I can send this to you this afternoon! Many thanks to IMAN Global Chic and HSN for giving the readers of Candace Rose this wonderful opportunity!

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Global Chic Wrap Yourself in Luxury Dazzling Sequin Knit Wrap at


Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo