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Father’s Day Gift Idea: Virgin Mobile MiFi Hotspot

image002If you’re like me you had cell contracts – right?! 2 years for what? Thats why I really like the Virgin Mobile service which offers contract free options. Bottom line is for $35 a month you can rock the 4G Data on up to 5 devices that can connect to the hotspot. Which is great for traveling in long car rides with my son who loves his iPad and streaming videos from Nick Jr.’s new app.

Sierra Wireless Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot from Virgin Mobile

Looking for a contract-free option to connect to the internet while traveling and on the go? Virgin Mobile now offers  “Pay for the day” access or monthly  3G/4G Broadband2Go plans. The Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, making it ideal for people on-the-go. The compact device has top battery strength and a 1.7-inch LCD screen that makes setting up a cinch. It also offers a microSD slot for up to 32GB of shared network storage.

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/shop/mobile-broadband/broadband-2-go/

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My review: I’ve had this unit for 3 months now and I have used it a lot – more then you would think… Whenever I have spotty service with my iPhone – Virgin Mobile was connecting just fine and got me online and able to upload photos, check out facebook and most importantly get me back on to twitter.  The data speeds are amazing I was able to stream live tv without a hiccup and my son downloaded a new tv show from iTunes to his iPad. I’ve connected 4 devices at one time to the device and speeds were still holding up strong.

This is a great gift for dads who love tech. For the dads that always is wanting to look something up on his iPad or other tablets but doesnt mobile internet connection. For the dads that love long car rides with quiet kids cause they’re surfing the web (well thats a plus for everyone).

 

Mother’s Day Gift Suggestion: Create your own Perfume Giveaway

Women love fragrance and most women love perfume… there is usually a ratio of size to price and the smaller the bottle the more they want it the more money it is…

But there is no getting around it – perfume if purchased correctly is a winner.  How do you go about getting the right perfume, well you can go to the perfumes she already has and take a stab at it because usually a women will like very similar fragrances.  Alternatively, ask a girlfriend of hers for some suggestions. But if you have a daughter ask her to go shopping for some with mom.

Now everyone has a fragrance these days so why doesn’t your wife has her own… you maybe sitting there think – HUH?! well this was a new concept to me to until a year ago when I attended a perfume party (it is exactly like it sounds and there were other men there – so lay off the pulling my man card jokes).  Companies like Scenterprises do just this, you can find them at scenterprises.com they offer a few different perfume studio packages.  These packages are done in a way there it would be hard to create a not so nice perfume… and if done correctly can make an amazing perfume.

If you havent heard of these perfume parties yet – you will they’re like the new gold parties…so much so that scenterprises was just written up in the April edition of Parenting: early years magazine.

The Perfume Studio’s “Design your own Fragrance” kits are available in 3 fabulous individual gift sets of Fresh, Floral and Oriental blends and one larger set containing an entire Perfumer’s Palette.

Choose from three different sets:

FRESH, FLORAL & ORIENTAL SETS- each set contains six beautiful, high quality perfume blends, with matching blotter strips for testing; pipettes for filling; and elegant designer-color atomizers. And voila! You have your own beautiful creation! SRP $75

The MASTER PERFUMER KIT contains all 18 blends which span the entire perfume palette, including magnificent blends of citrus, florals, woodsy, fruity, spicy, balsamics, musks… everything you need to create different fragrances for your different moods. SRP $195

 

How to win a mini set… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. May 3rd, 2011.
Leave a comment below with what type of mini kit you’d like to win is and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for following @dadarocks on twitter –www.twitter.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a follower.
You get 1 extra entry for following @ScentfullySue on twitter – www.twitter.com/ScentfullySue You must comment that you’re a follower.

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @ScentfullySue @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/kNennI  and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win a create my own perfume set for #mothersday thanks to @ScentfullySue & @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/kNennI

You get 1 extra entry for becoming our FAN on facebook – www.facebook.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a fan.

You get 1 extra entry for becoming their FAN on facebook –https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scenterprises-and-The-Perfume-Studio/69991534482?ref=ts (and leave a note saying that www.dadarocks.com sent you) You must comment that you’re a fan.

You will have 12 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Thanks to the scenterprises for providing the prize for this giveaway.