Essential, High-Quality Technology Guide

Like it or not in this modern age, technology rules our world. It makes life a lot easier in many different ways; from helping us achieve a perfect body, to monitoring our homes, technology has penetrated every facet of our lives. I can easily say that I've been a techie geek ever since I can remember, I must have been the only 6th grader I knew who kept track of his assignments on a Palm Pilot (remember those!?). 

If you're anything like me, then you have to know what the hottest gadgets of the moment are at all times. The following list is a compilation of some of the most essential, highest-quality gadgets out there. From wearables to improvements on everyday items, here are the top picks of the best of the best tech out there.

JAWBONE UP24

The Jawbone UP band has long been my preffered fitness tracker out there. The UP24 is the latest incarnation of Jawbone's fitness band, adding bluetooth connectivity making it even easier to talk to your smartphone. From tracking your fitness activities, logging your nutritional intake for the day to even monitoring your sleep patterns, the Jawbone UP24 Band is the best fitness band out there.

Alpine iLX-007

Ever since Apple announced its CarPlay technology, I've been obsessed with having my car's system integrate with my iPhone. Up until now, the only way you've been able to experience it first hand was purchasing a new Ferrari FF. While I still await BMW to integrate it into its line of vehicles so I can use it in my own car, the next best solution is the new Alpine iLX-007 aftermarket receiver. The iLX-007 streamlines the CarPlay features into you car, regardless of what make or model of vehicle you own. 

Sony QX100

Everywhere you look, someone is taking a picture with their smartphones to share on their various social media channels. While most smartphones take decent quality pictures, we have lost the sophistication & expertise of actual cameras to capture these memorable moments. The Sony DSCQX100 is best of both worlds, a Carl Zeiss lens on a portable lens so compact that it snaps onto the back of your smartphone (Apple or Android). With Wi-fi connectivity built into the lens, all your pictures are immediately saved onto your phone to share away with your friends.

Anova Precision Cooker

Never has cooking been so easy! You may have seen precision cookers on shows like Top Chef or Iron Chef  & imagined that you could never master the art of it, but with the Anova Precision Cooker all it takes is a pot, some water, the Anova device & your smart phone to cook perfectly prepared meals. With the tap of a few buttons, your smartphone tells the Anova what temperature & how long to cook your food, making every meal you make cooked uniformly throughout.

BRUVELO Smart, WiFI Pour-Over Coffee Brewer

You can never compare a good coffee prepared by a barista at your favorite coffee shop to the cup of joe you prepare at home. There is a reason why they have a fancy name as their job title, they know what they're doing. The BRUVELO Pour-Over Coffee Brewer takes all the hard work of making the perfect cup of coffee & puts all control in your smartphone. BRUVELO filters & manages the temperature of the water, even weighs & grinds your grounds & even adjusts to whatever flavor profile of coffee you want. For anyone wanting a fine crafted cup of coffee at home, this is the perfect must-have. 

 

Raw, Vegan & Gluten-Free, Juice Cleansing Your Way To A Healthier Body

Sometimes our body just requires a little step back and a gentle nudge into rebooting itself into a healthier balanced state. juice cleanses have become the best alternative into kickstarting your system into detox mode using natural micronutrients found in our fruits and vegetables to our own benefit. You've probably heard of celebrities going on 14 day long detoxes with the aid of home delivery services, but you no longer have to have your face on magazines to get such services delivered to your home. Home delivery companies have sprouted all around the country bringing the benefits of juice cleanses to your front door. So what exactly does it mean to juice? How long can you juice for? Is it worth the money?

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If you're like me, then you've probably have spent the last few weeks during the holidays kicking your digestive system into overdrive with heavy foods like stuffing, turkey and plenty of baked goods. A juice cleanse allows our body to relax from the over digesting that you've probably put it through. Our fruits and vegetables we eat daily are jam packed with micronutrients that provide our bodies with benefits like a healthier digestive function, clearer skin and improved mood and energy levels. Juice cleanses are designed to flush your body full of natures own vitamins and minerals to make us healthier.

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Houston premium juice brand, Crush Cleanse, was kind enough to let me check out their juice cleanse line offering cold-pressed, raw, vegan, unpasteurized, gluten-free and dairy-free juices delivered right to my door. Each day is comprised of 6 juices (each 16oz) and their plans are for 3-5 or 10 days. What I liked most about Crush Cleanse was their juices tasted great! My favorite was the fourth juice of the day which was a Spicy Agave comprised of agave, lemon, cayenne and purified water. The flavorful kick to it was surprising as I had expected juice cleanses to be dull, but every Crush Cleanse juice was full of rich flavor while still being completely healthy for you without any added preservatives. Everyone always asked me if juice was enough to keep me energized throughout the day, he answer is YES. The fact is that every juice is packed with enough calories, protein and carbs too keep your body functioning throughout the day. I even felt more left throughout my day.

So if you're looking to start back on track post Christmas dinner, Crush Cleanse and a three day detox is great. Each juice is made specially for you so make sure you give them a 24 hour heads up. Check out their Facebook page or Twitter to get more information or shoot them an email at info@crushcleanse.com

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