December 7, 2013 | Featured, Product Reviews
Struggling to come up with some must have holiday gifts for your friends and family? Find something for everyone on your list at PeachMac. Check out this selection of awesome tech toys:
1. Wowwee’s RoboMe is a completely customizable robotic avatar that uses the power of your iPhone or iPod touch. $99.99
2. OtterBox iPhone cases fit nicely in stockings and are a great addition to an iPhone to keep your investment safe and sound! We carry a huge selection of OtterBox models and colors starting at $24.99.
3. Use touch control or tilt-to-steer on your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone to drive the Griffin Moto TC Monster Truck! Take the Monster off-road with freestyle controls or create your own preset patterns for it to follow. $49.99 for a limited time only. Save $10!
4. Flip to switch from iPad to paper with the well crafted Jot Flip stylus from Adonit. One end is a stylus. The other is a pen! $34.99
5. Talk on your cell phone in style with the retro style handset Native Union POP Phone. It has a high quality speaker and microphone built in as well. $19.99
6. So it’s like the Clapper, but way more sophisticated! The Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch allows you to control outlets in your home right from your iOS device. $49.99
7. Light up your home with the Hue color changing lightbulb system from Philips. Each bulb uses 80% less power than traditional bulbs and can be controlled directly from your iPhone or iPad! $199.99
8. Be your own weather man with the Urban Weather Station from Netatmo. The Urban monitors indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity , CO2 levels and even noise levels. Then, it sends the data wirelessly to your iPhone or iPad. $179.99
9. iGuy is a super cool, kid-friendly case for the iPad mini! This little gadget is made from free-standing foam making him fun to use as well as protective. iGuy is lightweight and can stand up on his own (even while containing the iPad mini). iGuy will make you feel more confident about letting your kids play with the iPad. $29.99
10. Take control of your music with the Sonos Play:3. The Play series of speakers have been designed to give you wireless access to music and radio from popular services like Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM and your very own iTunes library. You can even control everything right from your iPad, iPhone or Mac! $299.99
Need some more ideas? Our Holiday Gift Guide is filled with more ideas to excite and inspire. Or if you’re still unsure of what to get your difficult-to-buy for techie, snag them a PeachMac Gift Card and let them choose from our vast selection of accessories and Apple devices.
December 5, 2013 | App Reviews, Featured
Between the presents, parties and decorating, the holidays are a lot to handle. Cut down on the holiday hassle with these apps designed to make sending your well wishes of joy and cheer fun and festive.
Bond isn’t just an app to purchase sophisticated holiday gifts. It’s also home to a genuinely unique way of corresponding with friends and family. For $5, Bond will transform your typing into a handwritten note with the aid of an amazing custom-designed robot named Giles who uses a real ink pen to write your letter. Your note will arrive on their doorstep on heavy-duty cotton card stock emblazoned with gold leaf accents. While the Bond note card isn’t particularly festive, friends and family will at the very least be impressed by your handwriting! We’ll keep it our little secret.
Free | Link
Ink offers cards for every occasion with eye-catching designs that incorporate your iPhone photos and Instagram favorites. Cards are printed on glossy card stock at an incredibly high level of detail (300 dpi) starting at just $1.99 which includes shipping! Ink also allows you to customize your cards with sticker graphics that allows you to transform your design into something unique that your friends and family will love. On top of all of that, Ink Cards can be shipped internationally and come with a money back guarantee.
Free | Link
Red Stamp brings the best of both worlds to your iPhone and iPad. Customize one of the more than 600 different card designs and choose to have it shipped for as little as 99 cents or opt to send it digitally for free via e-mail, text, tweet, Facebook or Instagram. Red Stamp even has card designs custom made to fit the shape of your favorite selections from Instagram!
Free | Link
justWink Greeting Cards
justWink is an honest-to-goodness greeting card manufacturer with selections in Target, Rite Aid and CVS pharmacies around the country. With the justWink app, you can make any one of their clever and cool designs your very own. Add a photo, customize some text, and digitally sign your card. Before you know it, you’ll have a professionally designed holiday card that you can send via print, text message, email, Twitter or Facebook
Free | Link
December 5, 2013 | Featured, Product Reviews
In this PeachPick, we review the Moto TC Bluetooth enabled Monster Truck from Griffin. The Moto TC pairs with your iPhone or iPad and can be remotely controlled using the free Moto TC app. We were particularly impressed by the speed of the Moto TC and the range of its Bluetooth capabilities. The Moto TC even comes with a rechargeable battery pack, ensuring your little ones will have hours of fun all throughout the holiday season.
You can find the Bluetooth enabled Moto TC Monster Truck at your local peachmac for just $49.99 through the holidays.
December 3, 2013 | Featured, In-Store Events
We watched with great amusement as an internet retailer revealed its plans to deliver items via drone at some point in the future, and it got us thinking. Well, we are always thinking, but rarely about drones. Actually, we are not sure we have ever really thought about drones. But there they are, on television and all over the blogs, so really, we just can’t help but think about them today.
Anyway, just for a dose of reality (and for our own amusement), please allow us to point out the very minor differences between a drone delivery, and a PeachMac delivery/pickup.
drone: 5-15 years from now.
PeachMac: 10 am to 9 pm every day.
drone: within 5-10 miles, maybe, of a huge warehouse. There are a few of these in the US.
PeachMac: right in your neighborhood and we are not a moving target. At least not yet… Hello, 60 Minutes? Have we got a story for you!
drone: no delivery available if it’s raining, overcast, snowing, or windy.
PeachMac: none. ever.
drone: 5 pounds (maybe they take larger items apart and send several drones. A drone army? Do the drones reassemble the pieces?)
PeachMac: no limit and we will gladly help you to your car with whatever you like
drone: that box looks awfully small. If you like really small things, drones might be the way to go.
PeachMac: small, medium, large, extra-large? We don’t care. Whatever size you like.
drone: too many to count. They haven’t even begun to write the book on this.
PeachMac: none that we are aware of, but we have not read all of the FAA regulations so we could be missing something.
Quality of Delivery:
drone: drops your little box and leaves. Hopefully. Unless it runs out of gas. Or battery. Or it gets windy. Or it lands on your roof.
PeachMac: an actual human will thank you for your business, hand you your items, and offer to assist you to your car. Unless it’s windy (just kidding).
drone: do you want this thing, with cameras on it, flying around your house unexpectedly? Um, not us.
PeachMac: we try really, really hard not to be creepy at all. Although we have been known to allow a certain amount of creepiness on Halloween.
Potential for Violence:
drone: what happens if the drone spots a drone from a competitor on its way to make a delivery? Does it fire a missile and take it out?
PeachMac: we possess no drones, or missiles. We promise.
Okay, so it’s safe to say that this drone thing needs a bit of work. In the meantime, we promise to be here every day ensuring you instant access to some really great products. And a smile. Can drones smile? Don’t think so…
December 2, 2013 | Featured, Product Reviews
In this PeachPick, we review the Crayola DigiTools Effects Pack. With Crayola DigiTools, your child can enjoy countless hours of coloring and drawing fun on an iPad. Each DigiTools pack comes with a large crayon sized stylus, stamp and a special tool that adds color and excitement into their projects.
You’ll find the Crayola DigiTools Effects and Airbrush packs for just $19.99 at your local PeachMac.