With summer officially upon us Top Tech Mom, Jeana Lee Tahnk joined me for an interview this morning to dish on her favorite summer tech essentials just in time for that fun family road trip or for your next soiree.
Candace Rose: What are some of your top picks for summer?
Jeana Lee Tahnk: “I’ve had a lot of fun exploring lots of the latest new tech gadgets and a few of the new discoveries I want to talk about today.
First up is from a company that we love, it’s Disney. If you know anyone under the age of 10, it’s likely you’ve heard of Disney’s wildly popular Palace Pets. These pets are the pets that belong to the famous Disney princesses that we know and love, and the newest app is called Palace Pets in Whisker Haven. The app is a great way for kids to interact with the pets on the screen, they can bathe, feed, nurture them, help them grow. The app also comes with six free episodes of the short-form series Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets. It’s a fantastic way to get a totally immersive Disney experience! When you want to take a break from the tech but the kids want to keep playing with those royal pets, check out these adorable figures that they can take to their rooms and continue playing with (please see video above for details).
When it comes to summer entertaining you are going to be the most popular person on the block when you bring this Touchjet Pond projector to the party. This is the world’s first interactive touch projector and it is amazing. This basically turns any flatscreen or surface into a touchscreen up to 80 inches wide. This device is an Android device in and of itself. It connects to Google Play – you can download movies, stream Netflix, check your social media, email and play your favorite mobile apps. It is is pretty amazing to go from playing something like Angry Birds on a small screen to a huge wall, it’s really changing the gaming and entertaining on the go experience. It’s so portable, you can throw it with you for any summer adventure. The price point is $599 which is so worth it considering you’re basically getting a computer, laptop, projector, TV all in one.
Finally when you’re talking about summer entertaining, you cannot forget about music and JBL always hits the mark with its products. This is the JBL Charge 2+ (please see video above for details) this is a portable wireless speaker. It connects via Bluetooth, you can bring it with you anywhere. The cool thing is that it’s splash proof and water resistant, so it is really suited for any outdoor adventure. It has a 12 hour long battery life, and what’s cool about this is it charges your phone while music is playing. It also comes in all these fun summer colors. For even more portable options, check out the JBL Clip+. This offers five hours of battery life, awesome sound quality and this built-in clip means that it can really tag along on any adventure you go on this summer.
Like I said, there are so many incredible tech products out there right now. I’m having fun testing these out, hope you’re able to as well.
Candace Rose: Do you have any other tips while shopping for tech gadgets and essentials?
Jeana Lee Tahnk: “Yes, you can go to TopTechMom.com for more information, and just have fun with all the tech out there. There’s so much of it to explore, and there’s really something out there for everyone.”