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B.Y.O.B., Be Your Own Boss,home based business, social network marketing, entrepreneur, mompreneur

Bluetooth Headset … Perfect!

Had the ultimate compliment on my Plantronics Bluetooth Headset today :  [in a whisper] ‘it looks like a piece of jewelry!’.  Well, I wouldn’t go that far but in white, it really does sit close to the ear and doesn’t have that annoying blinky light so many others do.  Not only that, it comes with both the ear lobe circle and a hook and 3 size tips plus recharges with a mini usb cord.

This puppy is so great, I can listen to music on my smartphone or podcasts and still answer/take phone calls without missing a beat + I hear little beeps when I have text notifications. It’s the cat’s meow!!

Mine is the M155 and the M165 is a newer version. I’ve never used the M165 so I don’t know anything about it — although I’m rarely disappointed with Plantronics.  [If any of you have the M165, won’t you please share your feedback on it? Thanks so much!]

Plantronics Marque M155 Bluetooth Headset – White (Generic Packaging)

Enjoy, Lady Boss Sharlene

Stay Powered Up!

I am really excited about my new solar power charger!  I have a couple of other portable ‘power cubes, etc.’ but forget to charge them; plus they seems to discharge quickly even when idle.  Soooooo, this unit has a clip for you to put on your luggage, purse, or briefcase and sunlight recharges it!  I also enjoy the 4 tips I received : ipad, mini usb, eensy round one perfect for my BT earbuds and one maxi USB that I doubt I’ll ever use.   But, hey, 3 out of 4 is great and that little one for my earbuds is hard to find!  And did I say it’s only $29.99 right now at Amazon???  Enjoy!!!

Poweradd™ Apollo 7200mAh Solar Panel Portable Charger Backup External Battery Pack for iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPods, iPad Mini Retina(Apple Adapters not Included), Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Note 2, S5 S4, S3, S2, Most Android Smart Phones and Tablets, More Other USB-charged Devices

Ipad / Smartphone Stand

My d-i-l had one of these for my grandson’s mini-ipad, and I was so impressed I ordered 2 for myself. Great balance, sturdy construction, wide enough ‘lip’ that most phones and ipads with covers fit easily, small compact for travel; all around a great product that I gladly recommend and will probably buy more of as gifts. Prompt delivery.

Anker® Multi-Angle Portable Stand for Tablets, E-readers and Smartphones

OOMA

We’re about to embark on our OOMA home phone journey … it’s a little scary considering I have had Ma Bell for over 60 years.   Had this new fangled VoiP phone service recommended to by a friend who loves it.  And she only lives about 1 mile from my house — I’m quite the skeptic when it comes to phone and internet service!  After all of my research, I’ve purchased the OOMA Telo unit from Amazon and will keep you posted on how it works with my newly installed nulink digital cable internet service.   If I can save $50 / month on my Ma Bell home phone, then this unit will pay for itself in 3-4 months and then my cup runneth over!! Buckle up!
Ooma Telo 100-0210-100 with Bluetooth Adapter

or without the bluetooth adapter :
Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service

 

Bluetooth Portable Keyboard

If you really want to take some speed notes, text and email, capture your ideas while they’re hot and have trouble typing on the ipad keyboard [I’m talking to us oldie-but-goodie, speed typers who can’t look at a keyboard and type a darn thing!], I found this bluetooth portable keyboard that I just love!  Runs on 4 AAA batteries [so always carry some charged up spares for those long meetings], drop it in my bag, b/t connect, and type away.  This little puppy works on my iPad, and Samsung Galaxy III android and Blackberry so I’m ready to rock!
Freedom Pro Bluetooth Folding KeyBoard for PDAs and Apple iPhone with Elegant Storage Case

Female Entrepreneur Assn

Hello,

No matter how long you have been an Entrepreneur … Mompreneur … Ladypreneur, you can always use new or additional views for supporting your particular business.  I’ve just run across this website and facebook page and it looks quite promising … I’ll let you know how the free webinar I’ve just signed up for later today goes on ‘how to setup your own podcast’.
Their website is Female Entrepreneur Assn

Their Facebook

Wishing YOU ‘Soaring Success’!
Sharlene ~ Your ‘V’ Team Leader

Want to join my team of passionate prevention and Be Your Own Boss Warriors? I’d love you have you … send me an email and we’ll see if we are a great match!

ipad stand

I have used several cover/stand options for my ipad and they just didn’t suit my needs — so I went with a very basic cover/stand for everyday carry protection and then at my home office, I use this great adjustable stand that I really like [works with my cover plus it folds up, weighs next to nothing, and travels well!] :
Arkon Portable Fold-Up Stand for Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, Playbook, Xoom, Toshiba, Acer, Nook and Other Tablets (IPM-TAB1)

Are You An App Lover?

Okay, I admit it … I get carried away downloading apps and then forgetting I have them, never use them, you know the drill.  But, darn it, they really are great ideas!

So I’m going to mention the ones here that I actually use and just because they fit into my passions.

First this one for Effective Entrepreneurs : FREE iPad Notes [not Notes Plus, nothing fancy, you can’t doodle or dribble, just plain ol’ vanilla notetaking at its best!].   I can have unlimited Note categories, they stay there forever so I can add/ update at any time, I can have links to click and zip where I want to go PLUS I can email my notes to myself [or others]!  That’s what I call really ‘slick’ and efficient!

I just love the Dummies blogs for talking techie stuff in layman’s terms.  Here’s their take on iPad Notes :
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-use-ipads-notes-app.html

And if you really want to take some speed notes and have trouble typing on the ipad keyboard [I’m talking to us oldie-but-goodie, speed typers who can’t look at a keyboard and type a darn thing!], I found this bluetooth portable keyboard that I just love!  Runs on 4 AAA batteries [so always carry some charged up spares for those long meetings], drop it in my bag, b/t connect, and type away.
Freedom Pro Bluetooth Folding KeyBoard for PDAs and Apple iPhone with Elegant Storage Case

Combo Car and Wall USB Charger

Another VTeam favorite!  Have you ever run out of the house with all of your ‘techie ‘ *stuff* like smartphone, ipad, headset ——->>>> and realize too late that you left all of your separate chargers at home?  Well, saddle up cowboys and cowgirls because this little piece of gear is super lightweight and works with any power source.  Just be sure to carry an extra USB mini and ipad cord with you and your combo gear.  Forget about how much juice you’re using in route or when your meetups run much longer than your battery!  PS – cheaper than separate car charger and wall chargers too … I like economical and highly functional gear!

PowerGen 2.1Amps / 10W Dual USB Car charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices – White

Favorite Bluetooth Headpiece

This headpiece is perfect for my V Team!  It’s lightweight, has both an earhook and 3-sizes of  in-the-ear rings for a perfect fit, blocks out noise, connects to 2 devices at the same time so you can listen to your ipad podcasts / videos and hear / take calls on your smartphone.  Once paired, you’ll hear a message when you are out of range and then it automatically reconnects when you are back in range with another message confirming you are reconnected; no need to touch any buttons to answer a call, just say ‘answer’.  Listen to your amazon mp3 cloud player and automatically take calls.  One of the best headsets I have ever owned.  5 Stars from Your V Gal!

Plantronics M155 MARQUE – Bluetooth Headset – Retail Packaging – White