Beats By Dr. Dre – A flawless and iconic fit for YOU

Do you love music? Me too! Who doesn’t? My music sounds best on Beats By Dr. Dre, and I bet yours will, too.

There are a few different styles of Beats By Dr. Dre, let’s start with my personal favorite:

Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Sport Headphone

Beats By Dr. Dre Powerbeats Sport Headphones – It’s a mouthful to say, but they are really quite small and fit perfectly in your ears for when you are working out or just trying to drown out the noises at work or at home. My favorite part about the Powerbeats Sport Headphones is they have a small adjustable ear clips that are engineered to stay put during all levels of movement. And I can attest to this fact- normal ear buds just don’t fit my ears correctly and always end up falling out if I move around too much, but my Powerbeats Sport Headphones have never fallen out due to the ear clips.

urBeats In-Ear Headphones by Beats By Dr. Dre, Black

Beats By Dr. Dre urBeats headphones – Speaking of ear buds, here are Dr. Dre’s version. These ear buds come multiple sized ear tips, and help block distractive noise and have a lightweight design that makes them ideal for listening during exercise, travel, or just about any activity. Not only can you listen to music with these ear buds, they also have a built in microphone that enables hands-free phone calls and lets you easily switch between songs and incoming calls. These headphones also work with online voice and video chats when used with your Apple® iPod® touch or iPhone. Unfortunately my ears are not compatible with these and I had to give mine away! They had great sound though, and my niece loves them.

Beats by Dr. Dre MIXR Black Headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Mixr on-ear headphones – These headphones are extremely comfortable, they have soft leatherette ear pads that provides comfort during extended listening sessions. The ear cups pivot up to 270° to enable single-ear monitoring and offer a secure fit. And just as the urBeats headphones above, these headphones also work with online voice and video chats when used with your Apple® iPod® touch or iPhone.

Beats By Dr. Dre New Beats Studio Over Ear Headphones, Red

Beats By Dr. Dre New Beats Studio Over Ear Headphones – They say that these headphones are powerful enough to block out a jet engine! Yet they are powered by just a pair of AAA batteries. The noise cancellation feature in a pair of Beats Studio headphones amplifies the music as it blocks out noise, giving you consistently powerful and intense sound.  You can take calls, skip songs and adjust volume right from the cord of your Beats Studio headphone – and the Beats logo on the side doubles as a Mute Button, clever!

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 Portable Stereo Speaker, Black

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 Portable Stereo Speaker – Beats Pill is awesome! This is actually the only member of the “Beats Family” that we have been talking about that I don’t own (yet!). The Beats Pill offers a bluetooth connection for any devices that are compatible, and for those that don’t have bluetooth you can make a connection for your MP3 player with the use of a 3.5mm stereo audio cable. In addition to listening to music there’s also an internal microphone so you can actually take calls with this speaker! You can get up to and including 7 hours of use on a single charge, and you can even charge up most phones using the Beats Pill. The great thing about this speaker is that it’s portable without compromising on sound.

In case you aren’t as familiar with these products as I am, here are some quick facts:

  • Beats by Dr. Dre (Beats), is a leading audio brand founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
  • Beats’ original product line were Beats by Dr. Dre headphones
  • Beats has a subscription-based online music service known as Beats Music, which launched in January 2014
  • Beats was acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014.

All of these great Beats By Dr. Dre products are available on DealDash occasionally – If you are interested in winning one of these products I would suggest that you head on over to DealDash, pick which one you are interested in, and hit the blue “Alert Me” button that’s on the auction page. That way, when one of these Beats comes up for auction DealDash will send you an email and you can be prepared! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Beats By Dr. Dre

 

Innovative Products + Fun Design = Magisso

DealDash introduced us to the brand Magisso a few months ago, and since the first few test products have been such a hit with us DealDashers they have been adding even more selection! Here is an introduction to all of the current Magisso products that DealDash is offering.

Magisso Cutting Board

Magisso Double-Edged Cutting Board– The Magisso cutting board has edges on both sides of the cutting board that are designed to make it stable to use against the edge of the kitchen counter. This unique design gives extra support for the kitchen knife and makes chopping vegetables easier. The edges also keep the ingredients from spreading while scooping them to a pan. And it is easy to store upright without reserving too much space from your kitchen table. This cutting board is made from bamboo and is a great size at 35X26 cm.

Iconic Cake Server

Iconic Magisso Cake Server – The iconic Magisso Cake Server cutting and serving your favorite cake is easier and less stressful than ever. All you need to do is press the cake server through a cake, and squeeze it gently to lift the piece onto your plate. Release the squeeze and get that perfect piece of cake upright on your plate. This cake server has been recognized by Oprah and also featured at MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art in New York). This iconic stainless steel cake server guarantees the perfect piece of cake with no mess and no embarrassment.

Magisso™ - Pie Server & Cheese Knife Set

Magisso Serving Set (includes Pie Server & Cheese Knife) – The design continues the unique and recognizable form of the Magisso Cake Server from the young Finnish designer Maria Kivijärvi. The Pie Server and the Cheese knife are both made of premium, mirrored stainless steel and is suitable for your favorite pies and cheeses. This set was awarded the GOOD DESIGN award, and would look great at any gathering with friends or family.

Magisso™ - Naturally Cooling Ceramic Cooler

Magisso Cooling Ceramics Wine Cooler – The Cooling Ceramics Wine Cooler by Magisso is made of naturally cooling black-colored terracotta. When you need to keep your wine at that perfect temperature when you are having guests over just soak the cooler in cold water and fill it with water and ice. For red wine you’ll only need water. Water evaporates through the walls of the cooler while cooling the bottle. This keeps the wine cold longer than in a normal cooler. The bottom surface of the cooler has been glazed to protect your table from any excess water from the soaking process. This is part of the Naturally Cooling Ceramics set that also includes the ice bucket, sake set, serving cups, and serving plates  & bowls sets.

Magisso™ - Terracotta Naturally Cooling Ceramics Ice BucketMagisso™ - Cooling Ceramics Sake SetMagisso™ - Naturally Cooling Ceramic Serving Cup (Set of 4)Magisso™ - Serving Plate Set (Big + Small)

magisso bowls

Magisso Tea Cups (set of 2) – They are designed with two sections, one for the leaves, and one for the hot water. The bottom is made with two flat surfaces, and all you have to do is tilt it to the leaf side when you pour your hot water, let it steep for a few minutes, then tilt it to the other side, and your tea will stop steeping. They come in a variety of different colors, and DealDash is currently offering black, green, or white.

Magisso Tea Cups

 

 

I’m sure that you know by now that Magisso has been around since 2008, and have won many awards, including the Red Dot: Best of the Best award in 2011. Not only have they won awards, Magisso has also been featured on CNN, InStyle, GQ, and many more magazines and news shows.

Magisso Cake Server

You will be happy to hear that DealDash has all of these products currently up for bid. You can set an alert to send you an email when the Magisso tea cups, ice bucket, or even the cake server (which was the first product that Magisso patented) comes up for bid. Just go to the product page and find the blue “Alert Me” button and click it. You’ll get an email when it’s time to go stack up your bids. Good luck everyone!

 

 

Who Wants to go to Hamilton Beach?

Go check out your small appliances in your kitchen. No really, get up and go look. I bet you have at least one Hamilton Beach small appliance, maybe even more.

Okay, now that we have had a little field trip to the kitchen, did you grab yourself a snack while you were there? Maybe some popcorn from your Hamilton Beach Hot Oil Popcorn Popper, a smoothie with the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender, or did you go all out and make yourself a delicious Belgian waffle with your The Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker? If you made yourself a waffle, I hope you also made a yummy cup of coffee with your Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, too. Whatever snack you might have been craving Hamilton Beach has the tool to help you make it.

Hamilton Beach Hot Oil Popcorn Popper

The Hamilton Beach name actually has a really interesting story behind it — You might think that Hamilton Beach is named after either the founder of the company, or maybe their favorite vacation spot, right? Well, you would be wrong on both counts! Hamilton Beach was actually founded by inventor Frederick J. Osius in Racine, Wisconsin in April 1910. The Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Company took its name from two men Osius hired, Louis Hamilton and Chester Beach. Osius did not care for his own name, so he paid Hamilton and Beach $1000 each for the right to use their names instead. Isn’t that an interesting little tidbit of information on one of our favorite small appliance companies?

Up until now we have only talked about the kitchen gadgets that Hamilton Beach makes, but they actually make a variety of other products for the home that you might be familiar with as well – a full-size garment steamer, a True Air Odor Eliminator,  irons, and many more.

Personally, my favorite Hamilton Beach product is the Hamilton Beach Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker. Now that we are in spring headed towards summer I won’t use it as much, but in the fall and winter months my family lives off of soups and stews that I make with the Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker. It’s such an easy task to chop up some meat and veggies and throw them into the slow cooker in the morning and have a delicious soup or stew ready at dinnertime.

I don’t usually make huge meals, but this slow cooker is the ideal size for a 5-lb chicken or 3-lb roast. You can choose from anywhere between 2 to 10 hours of cooking time. Once your desired cook time is complete, the slow cooker will automatically switch itself to the warming setting., which is really handy if you end up working late that night! The Hamilton Beach Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker stoneware vessel and lid are dishwasher safe, which makes clean-up extra easy.

Hamilton Beach

I hope you and your family enjoy Hamilton Beach products as much as my family does. Head on over to DealDash and check out what Hamilton Beach products are coming up soon. And remember, if you don’t end up winning the product you want you can always BIN (Buy it Now) and get all of your bids back. Good luck everyone!

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That’s My Pet: Bird

 

“Mom, Dad, can I have a pet?” Is this a familiar question in your house? It certainly is in mine, and we are in good company. It’s estimated that over 60% of American households have at least one pet.

In this DealDash Blog series we will highlight different pets, give some basic facts about pet ownership, and hopefully help you make informed decisions about your new furry, feathered, or finned family member. Let’s get started!

Today’s pet is the bird. As a person who spent a few years working at a pet store, I can say that pet birds are extremely popular, especially the less expensive ones such as a parakeet. However, if you live near one of the bigger pet stores they tend to have a large variety of pet birds, from the inexpensive to extremely expensive, such as a large parrot like an African Grey.

In my experience working at the pet store and seeing all of the birds come and go, I would say that my favorite kind of bird that was a nice balance of price and personality was the Sun Conure.

The Sun Conure is an absolutely gorgeous bird with an awesome, playful personality that delights just about everyone that they come into contact with. They are intelligent, playful, and are significantly quieter if kept as single pets instead of a pair. Sun Conures make good pet birds for a family because of their sociable, upbeat and affectionate personality. However, if they are kept as a single, be prepared to spend a lot of time interacting with them, as they are prone to picking at their feathers when bored and lonely.

Sun Conures have an adventurous attitude and are quite active – no boring branch sitters here! They entertain themselves in many ways, such as by playing in their water bowls or during bath time, playing with toys on the floor, or riding around on your shoulder.

Of course, the first question that most people have when talking about pet birds is: Does it talk? And yes, Sun Conures can learn words and phrases. You will never have a heart to heart talk with this bird, but it can definitely learn enough language to amuse you and your friends.

There are many many wonderful birds that can make great pets, and they mostly need the same items to keep them healthy and happy. Here is a list of the must-haves:

  • Cage of an appropriate size to your bird
  • A variety of perches for him to sit on
  • Cage lining (even just newspaper can work well)
  • Food – a variety of food is best, including commercialized seed, fresh fruits and veggies, calcium, treats
  • Toys – a variety is best, including small bells/balls, ropes, mirrors
  • Cleaning supplies that are safe to use with your friend
  • Food and water dishes
  • And of course…The name of a vet who specializes (or at least accepts) birds

If you’re looking into getting a pet bird, DealDash has a few of the above items available, please click here to see the auctions.

 

Prevue Hendryx Small Wrought Iron Bird Cage

 

 

I hope that this article has helped you understand a little bit about setting up a home for a new feathered friend. If you are in the market for a cage or feeder, pet store gift card, or any other pet-related items head on over to DealDash‘s “Other” section and see what they have up for bid today. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!