Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Radiant Orchid On Your Desk : 4 Purple Tech Must Haves

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Radiant Orchard is the color this season as predicted by Pantone. And it’s popping up in everything from nails to shoes to technology. If  your are looking to add a little of this color to your office technology I’ve found items you may want to try.

Personally this deep purple has been a favorite  of many since his Purple Majesty’s Purple Rain  hit the airwaves. It’s about time this royal color is getting its due.



Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2 Purple Key board $129.99


Window Surface  Type 2

Window Surface Type 2


If you have a Surface RT or Pro this keyboard is the perfect  Royal Purple addition. Easy to use click keys and backlight help complete any task. If you are like me and want to feel the keyboard buttons this is for you.  An absolute must for any Surface user.(



Jelly Fish portable charger $39.99


Jellyfish go-go charger

Jellyfish go-go charger

The G0-Go juice charger is so small it can fit in your back packet or purse. You always have a little juice with this. It doesn’t last as long as I’d like ( about and hour tops) but it does the trick in a pinch.  It comes with a USB and has dual outlets for charging up  the device and  your phone. It also has a flashlight for easy finding . Hit the on button to get the charge going and you’re ready to go.(



Sound pop portable waterproof blue tooth  speaker $33.98 


SoundPOP waterproof speaker by Audiosource

SoundPOP waterproof speaker by Audiosource

This speaker can be used almost any place even in the shower. No it should not get wet but a few drops won’t do a thing. The sound is stereo quality and can even be used with your phone to talk. It comes with a USB for charging as well.(


RadiosShack expandable bluetooth speaker $19.97


Auvio Expandable bluetooth speaker by Radioshack

*Auvio Expandable bluetooth speaker by Radioshack


This is a cute rechargeable speaker that has clear quality sound. It comes with a USB and a mini USB cable. Great for your tablet or laptop  . I’ve used it with the Windows Surface RT  . Auvio has created a speaker at a bargain price with high end sound. (



*Auvio photo taken with Nokia Lumia 1020 Windosphone



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Windows Hosts We Are Juxt Mobile Photography Exhibit in NYC

Monday, March 10th, 2014


Shot by Brad Puet on the Nokia Lumia 1020

The West Coast for Geo of Blue Scholars By Brad Puet Shot with Nokia Lumia 920


As big windows phone user and lover of technology products when I was contacted to co-host the first We Are Juxt  NYC presentation it was pretty exciting! As a beauty and lifestyle blogger this was amazing opportunity to collaborate on my favorite worlds of  tech,fashion, and art.  We Are Juxt is a Seattle based collective of that promotes and supports mobile art and technology. They are a mobile arts community with artists from all over the country. Held at Artifact gallery on Orchard Street , the exhibit showcased a series of photography captured on Nokia Lumia devices. If you are not familiar with the sleek Nokia Lumia1020 device it is the only smartphone camera using an 41MP camera ,xenon flash and incredible zoom capabilities. The video quality is comparable to dare I say film! It really delivers and is simply the best photo capabilities and quality. Mobile photography has become so important in visual art that it was just a matter of time before an event like this becomes the norm in showcasing a photographers work.The photos at the We Are Juxt exhibit looked crystal clear blown up to full size on the wall. The resolution was flawless. This was also a chance to take a peek at the latest Microsoft Windows products.

Guest were delighted to see what just how far the imagination could go using the Nokia Lumia 1020 to create mobile photography.  Nokia Lumia brings new meaning to #ReadyWhenYouAre tag line for #Windowsphone users. 


Bridgette Shima with her photo CONNECTED shot with Nokia Lumia 1020

Bridgette Shima with her photo STAY CONNECTED shot with Nokia Lumia 1020 photo : Tracey G photography

I met with Bridgette and discovered she is from New York but moved to Seattle a few years ago. Windows brought her back for the exhibit. She was thrilled to be a part of the project. Work by Josh St. Germain, Richard Koci Hernandez, Mike Hill , Joel Aversing, Matt Coach, Brad Puet (see above) Andre Hermann, and Jean Brice Lemal were on display.

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Guest enjoying the exhibit photo: Tracey G photography



@Glascow using the Nokia Lumia 1020 !

@Glascow using the Nokia Lumia 1020 photo by Tracey G photography

Some bloggers really got into the spirit and began taking photos with their own Nokia Lumia devices as seen here with Glasgow editor of above

Me and @Citychickstyle of

Me and @Citychickstyle of

I shot this selfie on  the Nokia Lumia 1020 with@Citychickstyle . Not bad right ? Guest were  encouraged to start tweeting and tagging with #Readywhenyouare and #Windows.  This phone is really ready for whatever with settings for each type of lighting you might come across.


Our lovely catering for the night

Our lovely catering for the night photo: Tracey G photography


The new Nokia Tablet  and the Nokia Icon on display

The new Nokia Lumia Tablet and the Nokia Lumia Icon on display  photo: Tracey G photography


The best part of this event was the fact that guests were able see the tools and the possibilities they could create. Above is the new Nokia Lumia 2520 . Its a bit lighter in weight than the Surface RT and comes with 64GB of expandable memory. It has a crystal clear display even in sunlight. You can’t beat this  for the portable office and the red color makes it fashionable.

The Nokia Lumia Icon is the latest phone to be introduced.What I love about it is it has  four built in microphones. Great for bloggers and journalist to record interviews in a less than ideal situations. It charges wirelessly via the Qi wireless charging standard. No more plugs !


An Image from We are Juxt Exhibit by Windows .Taken with Nokia Lumia 1020

An Image from We are Juxt Exhibit by Windows .Taken with Nokia Lumia 1020



Lenovo Think Pad Yoga 2 and Nokia Lumia Icon with mobile photograph in the background


Guests at the Nokia Exhibit

Guests at the Window Exhibit Photo by Tracy G Photography


Blogger Beverly Lim testing out devices

Blogger Beverly Lim testing out devices photo by Tracey G photography


Selfie moment with @fashionblypetite @glascow and @kristinalibby of the Windows team

Selfie moment with @fashionblypetite @glascow and @kristinalibby of the Windows team . photo  by Tracey G photography

So if you are a novice or even professional photographer a Nokia Windows phone may be your best  best investment for on the go shots with for high quality resolution.  I know first hand the Nokia 1020 and Nokia 1520 6′ inch phablet have been instrumental in capturing quality video and photos for blogging and sharing images. Find out more at windowsphone .


*Event photos by Tracey G Photography

*Selfies shot by me on the Nokia Lumia 1020 provided by Microsoft and Waggeneredstrom .

* Special Thanks to Nicole and Latoya at Waggeneredstrom and the Microsoft PR team for the partnership.









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Technology and the Fashionista Gift ideas

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

After attending the Windows Phone preview during the  Micrcosoft Open House , Pepcom expo, and the American Rebel Showroom preview recently, I’ve found some sleek gadget gifts just for the girl on the go.

Microsoft Window Phone introduces a new models just in time for the  perfect gift. Work, texting , email , word docs, excel even powerpoint presentations can be done with these phones. Windows Phone  is truly a mini office.  Exciting features include the  Samsung focus  front  8 megapixel camera.

Check out the new models:

HTC Radar™


HTC Radar by TMobile

Just launched  last month , The HTC Radar offers a premium design and is crafted from a single piece of polished metal. Keeping people at the center with Threads and Live Tiles, the HTC Radar intuitively lets you get real-time close with your social network. You can always capture life’s memorable moments with the HTC Radar’s great, lively camera.

Price: $99



Samsung Focus S by AT&T

Samsung Focus S


The Samsung Focus S builds on the success of the award-winning and highest selling Windows Phone in the U.S., the Samsung Focus. Featuring a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.4 GHz processor, 4G-capable speeds and a thin profile at 8.55 millimeters. It includes front facing 1.3 megapixel and a rear facing 8-megapixel camera.

Price: $199


Microsoft offers Sleek  Portable Laptops gifts  at great prices



ASUS Zenbook

If Santa will  splurge  this should be on your list . This is The ZENBOOK™ uses a precision-crafted design measuring only 3mm at the front and 9mm at the rear. The form features razor thin edges and a curved center section, which is both practical and attractive – while accommodating the powerful computing components within. It embodies beauty and strength in complete balance and harmony.

Price: $999


VAIO notebook


Freelancer, office on the go? This Sony VAIO is the perfect tool. Put a true pro to work for you with a laptop that offers superior portability, performance, and power. Enjoy HD graphics on the 11.6″ LED display, ample storage for your favorite multimedia, and the muscle of a new AMD Fusion APU—all in a slim, lightweight package.

Price: $599.99


Lightweight high performance cameras

We need our videos on the go especially during the holidays. Here are some great finds  from  Microsoft and Vivitar that are sure to make fantastic gifts .


Microsoft  Life Cam Studio

LifeCam by Microsoft


The first webcam by Microsoft !

Microsoft LifeCam Studio delivers superior sharpness and excellent image quality as Microsoft’s first webcam with a True 1080p HD sensor. When people can’t attend an important life moment in person, LifeCam Studio delivers the closest thing to being there. Great gift for a fantastic price

Price: $99.99


Vivitar introduces the first 3D digital camera .




Vivcam 3D camera

Capture life in beautiful 3D, with the DVR 790 3D Camcorder! With a 5.1 Megapixel resolution and 4x Digital Zoom, you’ll never miss a moment. The DVR 790 has a 2.7″ preview screen for easy viewing, and HDMI capability for playback on your big screen television. And it’s available in 5 fashionable chic colors . The DVR 790 is the perfect companion for those on the go. This is on my list !

Vivicam Digital Wifi camera

Vivitar’s slim and stylish ViviCam T132 boasts a resolution of 12 Megapixels, together with high quality 5x digital zoom that allows you to capture every detail and produce stunning prints. With anti-shake and red eye reduction tools, you’ll be astonished at just how easy it is taking crisp and smooth photos. Plus, the ViviCam T132 is Wi-Fi enabled, letting you upload pictures wirelessly to Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Pricing can be found at here or at