Protect Your Home Devices with CUJO

Cujo Protect Home Devices

Traditionally all of your device security software, like antivirus or anti-malware, has been designed to protect only the device it is installed on. Today, with so many connected devices in our lives and in our homes, our personal lives are now on display through the networked home gadgets we use. Once connected to your router, CUJO smart firewall protects EVERYTHING! 90% of connected devices store some form of personal information and 70% of those are vulnerable to attack.

At over 60 years old, I’m a trial and error technology user, so was excited to see how seamless and easy CUJO is to set-up and use. It’s made for the average user to understand easily. You see every single thing on your network through your app. The installation is simple. Take the device and the included accessories (power cords and cables) out of the box, power CUJO up and then connect to your router. Download the app and follow the instructions (there were no printed instructions in the box). You can also find easy to understand instructions on the website. The step by step instructions on the app were easy to follow after opening an account and registering the CUJO device.

After connecting the CUJO it will be in standby mode until it is connected to your WiFi router. I will admit I did struggle a bit with these steps but I’m convinced it was more user error and not a difficult process since my kids were able to do it easily.

COST

Considering what the device does, I think the price is reasonable. You can purchase CUJO at electronic stores like Best Buy and on-line for around $249. The Parental Control features alone are worth the cost.

MAIN FEATURES

CUJO is a smart firewall for the connected home, designed to bring business-level security to the home network. This one device will secure all devices connecting to the WiFi router. CUJO detects and blocks malicious sites, viruses, and hacks. Think of it like antivirus for your entire network. Plus, CUJO lets you control what your kids access online and keep them safe.

  • Business Level Internet Security
  • Protects all devices in your home
  • Parental Controls
  • Connect to Router, Control with App
  • Blazing Fast

PARENTAL CONTROL FEATURES

  • parental control for all devices
  • internet filter
  • time limits
  • social media monitoring
  • pause internet
  • alerts and reporting
  • remote administration
  • user profiles and settings

PROS

  • CUJO goes beyond traditional security by combining firewall, antivirus, and malware typically found in separate devices.
  • CUJO is all encompassing. It secures your computers, phones, tablets, and smart home devices that require Internet access. 
  • With CUJO Parental Controls, you can finally control what your kids access online, set time limits, create schedules, and block sites.
  • The package includes a well designed mobile app that will block and then notify you of a threat or unwanted activity through the mobile app.
  • You can now see all devices on your network in one place and disconnect any that shouldn’t be there.
  • The device is small and you will always know you’re protected.

CONS

  • You must have an account and registration to use the app.
  • Depending on your home network, number of devices, etc., it could take quite a bit of time to set up so don’t start doing without enough of time set aside to finish the task.
  • When you receive an alert you have to go the app and take the steps to block the threat yourself.

I think CUJO is ideal for the connected family and home!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.




OH! EM! GEE! Turn your iPhone into a GoPro with ProShot!

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ProShot Case iPhone

Fun! Fun! Fun! The ProShot case lets you turn your iPhone into a camera that will turn your outdoor adventures into FUN! The ProShot case is lightweight, portable, highly adaptable and really tough. Best of all – it’s affordable!

Let’s face it, the iPhone already has an incredible camera so why not use it underwater too? The GoPro case is waterproof to 100 feet and is compatible with all GoPro mounts. It retails for $99. ProShot launched in 2016 and has been a hit with snorkelers, surfers, skiers/snowboarders, people planning tropical vacations, and gadget lovers ever since. If you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a GoPro, you won’t be disappointed with this $99 iPhone case that will do for you – exactly what the GoPro does! It’s easy to use. All you do download the ProShot app and pop your iPhone into the case. Done! The ProShot app is easy to use but be sure to get all of your settings in place before your adventure begins!

Highlights:

  • Highly adaptable – multiple lenses, mount options, carry options and lids.
  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Very Tough
  • Amazing depth rating (with deep dive lid)
  • Content is immediately available to share on your phone
  • Captures great video and imagery for phone viewing
  • Universal GoPro style mount

The ProShot case is well made and is an ideal and easy to use outdoor ready solution for your iPhone. The case is available for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 & 6s PLUS, 7, and 7 PLUS.  It turns your phone into a great new gadget. No matter where you travel, above or below water, your phone is ready to get the shots you just don’t want to miss! And ready to edit and share right from your phone when you are done. Your iphone will be ready, safe and secure when you are ready to snap that next magical moment! I highly recommend the ProShot case for the price and ease of use. 

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Trader Sam’s Coffee – 3 Things I Love! Coffee, Disney and Dog Rescue

Trader Sams Coffee Company

I’m a simple person. I have very few passions after my family. Coffee, which I can’t live without and I drink from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. Disney – everything Disney – from the history, the parks, the movies, and the memories my family has made. Dog Rescue – I love dogs! I love to make sure dogs are taken care of. I foster rescued dogs in my home. I always have 2 or 3 dogs of my own at any given time. I treat my dogs better than some people treat other people. You can’t imagine how excited I was when these three things came together for me!

I’m sure many of you Disney fans and coffee lovers saw a really cool contest going around on the web earlier this year to help name a new blend. Trader Sam’s Coffee Company, which offers Disney-inspired coffee blends, held a contest to help them select the name for their Haunted Mansion-themed coffee. The blend was known during the contest as the “Bride’s Brew,” but the flavor and final name – was chosen by a fan just in time for Valentine’s Day. The winner received three bags of the new coffee, an art print of the coffee label signed by #HauntedMansion star and #VoiceOver artist Kat Cressida and artist Gavin Otteson, and two VIP ticket (1-day park hoppers) to Disneyland! And . . . the outcome of the contest was – Happily Never After! A New Orleans Praline blend. This stuff is addicting!

Along with the Happily Never After blend, Trader Sam’s has a full line of Disney inspired blends:

With label artwork created by guest artists and a tale of adventure on the back, each bag can be considered a collectible. Each roast is carefully selected to compliment the theme or story of the bag. All their coffees are made from selectively sourced arabica beans from farms in Africa, Central and South America. Select roasts come direct from a single estate farm for a truly perfect cup, and the blends are are certified Gluten Free (flavored coffees as well) and Kosher!

I have a coffee routine each day. I start my morning with a full pot of coffee and the Main Street U.S.A. Columbian is now a favorite. I can sit with my Mickey mug full and fondly remember some of the my family’s favorite Disney memories!

During the day I switch over to a K-Cup machine with a reusable K-Cup full of my favorite flavor because I like to switch things up during the day depending on my mood! I usually add milk and one sweetener to my morning coffee but Trader Sam’s flavors are rich, without being over-bearing, so adding lots of things just isn’t necessary. I have two favorites – Happily Never After (a New Orleans Praline flavor) and Skipper’s Brew Jungle Banana Pie. Let me tell you the best way to enjoy both of these – a big squirt of whipped cream!

The whipped cream melts slowly and adds just a little bit of sweet to both flavors that are great alone – but even better this way. And . . . for an extra special evening treat, I also love using both these flavors (as well as the Matterhorn Bobsledder’s Brew that has a touch of chocolate) for an iced coffee! Add in a shot or two of Kahlua and WOW!

So, now that we have covered Disney and coffee, where do the dogs come in? I’m glad you asked! From the company’s roots starting as Smiling Dog Coffee to their Trader Sam’s flagship line, the company strives to provide the freshest and most unique coffees you can buy. The company was founded to help provide funding relief to dog rescues across the country, and the Smiling Dog Coffee line has helped raise thousands of dollars to support missions to rescue, heal and re-home thousands of dogs.

The company also has co-branded lines of coffees to help our veterans and other charitable organizations.

 

I can’t thank my friend Kat enough for introducing me to this great line of coffee!

Disclaimer: Trader Sam’s Coffee line is in no way authorized by, endorsed, or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, Inc. All references to such trademarked properties are used in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine and are not meant to imply that this product is a Disney product for advertising or other commercial purposes. All coffees, products and artwork are just inspired by the parks and resorts. Any art featuring the likenesses of Disney characters, attractions, property, or logos are property of the Walt Disney Company, and its associated business units.

I was provided with coffee by Trader Sam’s Coffee Company. All opinions are my own.




Lose Yourself in the Music with Chromecast Audio

Lose yourself in the music!

Dance like no one is watching!

Turn up the volume, close your eyes, and let the music take over your soul!

Make your speakers smart(er)

Chromecast Audio is an affordable way to enjoy the music you love on your existing speakers. Connect the tunes from your phone to your speakers and still be able to answer your phone! The Chromecast Audio devices are available at Best Buy and are truly inexpensive ($30).

What is Chromecast Audio?

Chromecast Audio is a small device that plugs into your speakers for streaming music through WiFi. Once set up, simply use your iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, or Chromebook to stream your favorite tunes to the best speakers in the house. By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing or draining your battery.

Easily stream music, without the hassle of pairing

Tap the Cast button from music apps to send the music instantly to your speakers. Search, play, pause, queue songs and change the volume right from your phone—anywhere in the house.

Listen to your favorites, anytime

Enjoy over 30 million songs from music services like Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. We’re constantly adding new apps, so there’s no end to the music, radio stations and podcasts you can enjoy.

Plus, stream any audio from your Android phone or your laptop

For apps that are not yet Cast-enabled or music stored on your device, you can stream audio from your Android phone or tablet to the speaker. Or, use your laptop to stream music and audio streaming websites from the Chrome browser.

  • Streaming music over wifi instead of bluetooth gives you a higher quality of sound. Chromecast Audio uses WiFi to stream lossless high resolution audio to your speakers, so you get better than CD quality sound. With Bluetooth, audio is re-compressed and limited to standard resolution.
  • With WiFi streaming, your music keeps playing without disruption, even if you get a phone call or a text notification. With Bluetooth, phone calls and notifications are heard over the speakers.
  • Control music from anywhere in the house. Chromecast Audio streams music over WiFi, which means you can control the music from anywhere within your WiFi network. With Bluetooth, your phone needs to be near the speaker or the music will stop playing.
  • Streaming music over WiFi doesn’t drain your battery, while pairing from Bluetooth does.
  • Easily share music from multiple devices. With WiFi every mobile device on the network can connect and control your speakers. Chromecast’s guest mode makes it even easier for guests to connect to your speakers without connecting to your WiFi network. With Bluetooth, pairing devices can be tedious and requires disconnecting one device before another can connect.
  • Play same music across multiple speakers. Chromecast Audio lets you group multiple speakers together to play the same song everywhere.

Chromecast Audio Best Buy

This is one of the coolest gadgets I have used in a long time! It was in place within seconds and we’ve been dancing around the house for days!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

 




NeatPack Bags ~ Ideal Travel Accessories

This is a sponsored post. I have been provided with product for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

NeatPack Bags Travel Accessories

Created by travelers for travelers is the company motto and I can tell you that they have definitely done a great job. As someone who travels often, I am always on the look out for the perfect bag that will keep me organized, is easy to carry, holds everything I need and is comfortable to take along. NeatPack offers several different packing cubes, backpacks and toiletry bags – just to name a few.

NeatPack Bags Travel AccessoriesI am using their sling backpack and I am thrilled at how much the bag holds. I particularly love the location of the cell phone pouch – on the strap – right in front. No searching through your bag for your phone. No taking  your bag off to get to your phone. The location of this pouch is brilliant! The bag is extremely comfortable, even when full, because of the design. Whether rushing through an airport, hiking or walking around a theme park – the bag holds everything you need. Even an iPad or smaller laptop. Next, the bag is so light weight! The things we need to carry around are heavy enough without the bag they are in adding extra weight. Overall, this bag is the best I have found for my travels and is my new travel necessity! 

NeatPack Bags Travel Accessories

The products are high quality and better yet – very affordable! Who wants to spend lots of money on accessories? I would rather spend the money on my travels!

My readers can receive a 10% discount on any purchase of a NeatPack Travel Accessory by using PROMO CODE: OPEN10OF

About NeatPack Travel Accessories

The company was formed by two sisters who share a passion for travel and organization. They live on opposite sides of the world which means they don’t always get to see each other. When they do, they always make sure to make the most out of their time together. One way to do this is by travelling. Travelling is rewarding, but the headache of packing can sometimes take away from

Their philosophy – Spend time travelling not packing! They started NeatPack to offer affordable, quality products to help travelers stay organized on their trips and to reduce the stress of packing. 

The company is constantly developing innovative solutions to enhance your travel experience by making packing as simple as possible! Whether you’re going on a camping trip with the family, backpacking around Europe, or travelling for work, NeatPack has the solution for you.

Don’t forget! You can get a 10% discount by using PROMO CODE: OPEN10OF