You won’t believe what this Shark can do!


Shark RotatorOk, so it’s not every day you have to go out and buy an new vacuum cleaner, but when it is time you want to make sure it’s the right one. I recently received the Rotator from Shark and realized I had certainly been using an inferior product before I got this one!

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away is exactly what the cleaning doctor ordered for a variety of home situations. Regardless if you are in a light or heavy traffic home, pet or no pet home, or small or big space the Rotator is definitely a good choice. What I think I like most about this vacuum is all of the ways you can use it. Shark itself describes this vacuum as a “Three-In-One” unit but the uses far outnumber just the three units it can convert to.

The Rotator can be a standard upright (like pictured to the left), that many people are used to. You can also use the powered lift away and canister combo which allows you to clean in areas that were once unreachable. (No more moving that furniture just to clean!) You can can also use it as a convenient canister with a caddy!


Now let’s talk about a couple attachment that help to make this vacuum such an powerhouse!

The True Pet motorized brush:

True Pet Motorized Brush

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One of my favorite attachments is the True Pet motorized brush. This attachment makes picking up pet hair a breeze! Now this type of attachment isn’t anything new as “air driven” ones have been around for years. What makes this one different is it has its own motorized brush! With all the other ones out there you simply are getting the surface dirt, but with the power of a motor behind this attachment you are getting all that dirt and hair that the other ones can’t.

The Hard-Floor Genie:

Hard Floor Genie

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This was an attachment I really loved for the kitchen and my hallways, as my previous vacuum just didn’t get the job done. Before I had this attachment I felt I was just was just running the vacuum over the hardwood and hoping it would just suck up whatever was there. The problem is it wasn’t actually cleaning and I had to go back over it with something else.  With the Hard-Floor Genie it has the suction you need to get up all that mess on your tile, linoleum or hardwood floor, but has a soft and washable micro fiber pad component so that you are dusting at the same time! Just imagine being able to clean up your mess but at the same time you can cut down on all the dusting or second round cleaning!


Complete Seal

Lastly I would like to talk about the Rotators “Complete Seal Technology“. As someone who suffers from allergies I’m pretty picky about the cleaning products I use in my home. So many vacuums out there just seem to throw the dust around when it’s cleaning and generally sets off an allergy attack. The Rotator has a “Complete sealed” HEPA system. What this means is that it captures and holds over 99.99% of dust & allergens inside the vacuum, and doesn’t put it back out into the air you’re breathing. This is one benefit both pet owners and allergy sufferers alike will love!


Overall The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away is just one awesome vacuum cleaner! It’s made cleaning up much easier and has certainly done a much better job that my previous equipment! The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away currently sells for $249.75  when you buy directly from Shark and is also available at multiple retailers across the country!

Still want to see more of what the Rotator can do? Check out this great summary video from Shark:

Shark Rotator Summary

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You can also connect with Shark on Facebook and Twitter to learn even more!

Make sure to leave a comment below on what you think about the Rotator or what feature you would use the most!


*I received the Shark Rotator at no cost in order to facilitate my review. There was no additional compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All images courtesy of Shark.


Hashtag Cube Is All That And A Bag Of Chips!


Hashtag CubeSo what happens when you take a #hashtag and give it a dedicated life of its own? You get the Hashtag Cube! The Hashtag Cube curates what you are passionate about and displays it in real time. Whether you want to see photos of tropical places, famous celebs, or just pics of your friends, the Hashtag Cube will collect those photos and display them in a stream for your pleasure. The Cube will not only allow you to curate a stream of photos based on a hashtag that you have chosen, but will also stream photos from your own Instagram feed or photos from other users accounts.



Hashtag CubeHere are a few of the great features that I really like about the Cube. 1) First and foremost, it’s wireless! The Cube hooks up to your wifi and can be charged up and used without any wires! This is great because you can use it anywhere. You could use the Cube to steam photos of your products at your business, have it on a counter during a party to display whats happening, or just put it on a bookshelf to use as a modern digital photo frame. 2) It has a touch screen! No need to plug up your Cube to a computer to set it up, it’s super easy and can be done right from the touch screen! 3) Navigation is clean and simple. There is a dedicated power, menu, and like button button right on top of the cube. With the push of one button you can access the menu to switch between options or like a photo on behalf of your Instagram account,

Hashtag Cube Buttons

The Hashtag Cube is available in Classic, Black, or White from multiple vendors. You can purchase the cube from Ebay, Amazon, or Adorama for just $149.99.

To see more about the Hashtag Cube you can engage with them on their following feeds:

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+


*I received the Hashtag Cube for review at no cost and have received no additional compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Outdoor Tech’s Kodiak Is Pure Bear Power


Kodiak Power BankOutdoor Tech said it best when they described the Kodiak  6000 Power-Bank: “Think of the Kodiak 6000 as your portable, waterproof, rugged, universal power bank best buddy. Never worry about running out of power, liquid, or poorly swung baseball bats again. Charge anything with a USB connection using its huge 6000 milliamp battery.

I’ve had the opportunity to test out dozens of battery packs, power-banks, etc over the years and this power-bank stands out due to it’s unique abilities. At only $49.99 for a 6000 mAh battery alone you can’t lose, however with all the extra features you get, it’s a total win!


Kodiak 6000Besides the obvious fact that the Kodiak 6000 will power your devices, it’s coolest features are centered around its durability. The Kodiak is IPX7 Waterproof (submersible up to 3ft for 30 min), as well as shock proof (for those of you like me who drop your electronics on a consistent basis this is key).


So what will 6000 mAh’s of power charge you might ask? The iPhone 6 has an 1810 mAh so you will get more than 3 full charges out of it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a larger battery (2800 mAh) so you will get over 2 charges, or more than a full charge for most tablets! Of course you aren’t limited to just cellphones and tablets, the Kodiak will charge anything with a usb cable, ie cameras, games, e-readers, etc.

The Kodiak is available in Black, Camo, Red, Electric Blue, and Green for only 49.99 directly from the store at Outdoor Tech.

For even more information on the Kodiak check out this video from Outdoor Tech and Frank Harrington:



*The Kodiak 6000 was provided by Outdoor Tech for review. I received no other compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


The Maven – Your iPhone’s new best friend!


MavenLenmar‘s Maven ($99) for iPhone 6 is bound to be your iPhone 6’s new best friend. Lemar has packed a 3000 mAh battery into a hard case that not only gives you 110% more battery life than your iPhone 6 alone, but also includes a forward-facing speaker port which increases the the volume of your music! (Although it’s not an electronic amplification of the sound you certainly can hear the difference in sound it provides)

The Maven is designed with a glowing “X” on the back that has two functions. The first function allows you to tap it once so you can show how much power is left in the case (also known to the techies as a “capacity indicator LED”). The second function is used by holding down the “X” to begin charging your iPhone 6.  One thing that I really like about this charging case, versus some of the others on the market, is that it will allow you to charge the case at the same time as the case is charging your iPhone 6!

There only seems to be a few manufacturers out there making a charging pack for the iPhone 6, but this case is not only lighter at only 3.36 oz but has out performed the other cases I have tested so far. I certainly think this is a better option for iPhone 6 users over a general battery pack, as its an all in one package that will not only charger your phone but do so at a minimal size difference to your phone. The Maven is available from Lenmar for $99 and comes in 4 available colors: Silver, Black, Blue and Red.

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*The Maven was provided by Lenmar for review. I received no other compensation for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own