#Review: Cord2Go Retractable, Portable Charge Cord | #SkivaTech #Cord2Go


A note prior to the body of this review: My most sincere apologies to the company for my lack of timeliness in having this review published. A subsequent post to follow will future explain, for those interested in knowing where I’ve been.


For review, I was send the cord to go retractable USB lightning charging cable, for iPhone 5 and above. While I generally do not review items that don’t work with devices I have, there was a mix up and I was sent an item incomparable with any of my devices. I’ve enjoyed all the products I’ve reviewed from this company, so I figured this product wouldn’t disappoint.


I was excited to receive this product, as it is just what I wanted for for using in conjunction with my portable charger. The size of this cord makes it much more convenient for storing in my purse. Unfortunately, it will not be for me. I thought about giving away this cord, but have decided to keep it on hand for friends who need the new generation cord/ for when I might finally upgrade my phone this coming year.


Overall, I quite like this product and am rather bummer that they don’t make one compatible with the first generation chargers! I would buy one for myself and a couple as gifts. Of course, I do have plenty of friends who are with the times. Unlike myself, my sister and a couple friends who still have iPhone 4s’s. If you’re in the market for a small, easily portable charging cord, I would highly recommend checking out this one.

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#Giveaway Alert: Gazelle’s “Guess the Date” – iPhone 6s

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As always, a new iPhone is coming our way! But we don’t really know when that is…

Gazelle has come up with a fun little “Guess the Date” Sweepstakes. If you guess the release date of the new iPhone and post your guess on Gazelle’s Facebook page*, you’ll be entered for a chance to win an iPhone 6s!

Hurry, hurry! This contest won’t last long. Once the new iPhone 6s is released, it’ll be too late to guess! So get to entering, and good luck!

ENTER HERE: Gazelle’s “Guess The Date” iPhone 6s Sweepstakes*


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#Giveaway Event: Microsoft Surface Pro or Pro 3 | Ends 7/21

Welcome, MaeGal Readers! (I need to come up with a name to call you all besides just readers…any ideas?). Here is your chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro of Surface Pro 3! I’ve been considering buying a new laptop (a PC this time, once my Mac dies I’ll have to replace it with another – I’m an Apple fan) and the Surface Pro has been something I’m looking into. I like that it’s a tablet and laptop and offers all the versatility I want with the power I need. So best of luck, and I hope one of you wins so you can share you experience with the Surface Pro with me! Good luck!
Uniform Mom is giving away a GlassTech case for the Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 on behalf of Gumdrop Cases.
The Gumdrop Cases GlassTech for Microsoft Surface features:

  • Ruggedized, impact-resistant skin – perfect for accident-prone kids and families
  • Tempered glass screen protector for ultimate touch sensitivity, with a special smudge-free coating
  • Fully compatible with the Microsoft Surface keyboard and kickstand

Learn more about the GlassTech for Microsoft Surface 3 here, and the GlassTech for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 here. The cases are available in Green, Black and Red, and start at $59.

The event dates are July 7, 2015 – July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM ET. Open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified via the email they used to enter the contest. If after 48 hours, there is no response, another winner will be chosen. Enter to win a case by using the giveaway form below.

Good Luck!

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#Giveaway Event: Microsoft Surface 3 (ARV $500) | Ends 7/22

This giveaway is hosted by Moms Affiliate and sponsored by Bing Rewards. MaeGal will be compensated for this post on a per valid entry basis.

Welcome, MaeGal Readers! I was so excited to learn about this giveaway and be able to share it with you all. I’ve actually been looking into owning a Microsoft Surface myself recently! They seem like just what I need. The features and functionality of a laptop, with the usefulness and versatility of a tablet. I especially want a Surface for these summer months when I’d rather be outside, and a tablet is just easier to use than my current laptop.

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Microsoft Surface 3 – 10.8″ – Intel Atom – 64 GB – ARV $499.99



Integrated Kickstand, runs desktop software and touch apps, full-size USB port, HD display, runs on Windows 8.1, quad0core processor, wi-fi connectivity, bluetooth interface, rear- and front-facing cameras, magnesium body for durability and lightweight.




Details: “NO PURCHASE NECESSARY” 18+ US only! Contest starts 04/23/2015 and Ends 07/22/2015 11.59pm EASTERN. Entry options: Join Bing Rewards. Prize: Microsoft – Surface 3 – 10.8″ – Intel Atom – 64GB. “The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.” Winners have 7 days to claim their prize. If potential Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, at the advertisers sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. Good Luck!



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Disclosure: MaeGal will be compensated for each valid entry generated from the post. MaeGal is not responsible for prize fulfillment. All opinions are my own.

#Giveaway Event: Amazon Fire Phone (ARV $449) | Ends 6/25


Welcome to the Amazon Fire Phone Giveaway! I’ve been a fan of Amazon Fire products for a while now, so I thought I would share with you all this giveaway for the chance to win a Fire Phone! I know I wouldn’t mind owning one myself. I like my iPhone, but I wouldn’t mind giving another OS a try. But I’m not entering this giveaway, so you all have to do so, and win! Good luck!

Hosted By: My Silly Little Gang and Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted By: Mom ‘N Daughter Savings and Miki’s Hope

PLUS a Big Thank You to all blogs promoting this fabulous giveaway! Thank You!

Here is a fabulous giveaway that I’m sure you’re going to want to enter, I am giving away an Amazon Fire 32GB Unlocked GSM phone (ARV $449.00) to one lucky winner!

Read below to learn a little more about the product.

  • 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for ultra-fast app launch times and smooth multi-tasking
  • Bright 4.7″ HD display
  • 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and LED flash
  • Includes unlimited free cloud storage for photos taken with Fire phone
  • Amazon-exclusive features: Firefly, Mayday, Dynamic Perspective
  • Over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, and more
  • U.S. compatibility: All GSM networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, and more. Not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.

The Amazon Fire Phone offers:

Ultra-fast launch and load times: A 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, combined with 2GB of RAM, enables faster app launch times, quicker website load times, and smoother multi-tasking.

Fast, fluid graphics: An Adreno 330 graphics processor delivers the performance and fluidity needed for immersive gaming, video, and more.

High-speed data and voice support: Fire phone features nine bands of 4G-LTE, four bands of GSM, five bands of UMTS for better voice coverage, faster data speeds, and international roaming, plus 802.11ac support, Wi-Fi channel bonding, NFC and Bluetooth LE support.

Better viewing indoors and out: Fire phone’s 4.7″ HD display features dynamic image contrast, a wide viewing angle, circular polarizer, and an ultra-bright display at 590 nits, making it easy to see in all lighting conditions, indoors and out.

Uncompromised battery life: With advanced power management technology, Fire phone delivers up to 285 hours of standby time, up to 22 hours of talk time, up to 65 hours of audio playback, and up to 11 hours of video playback.

Dynamic Perspective sensor system: Dynamic Perspective uses four ultra-low power specialized cameras, plus four infrared LEDs for invisible illumination, real-time computer vision algorithms, and a custom graphics engine rendering at 60 fps.

Details: This giveaway will run through 6/25 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 24 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions or concerns please email silvie@mysillylittlegang.com (please consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as the winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools. Thank You for stopping by!

Good Luck!

Disclosure: Silvie at My Silly Little Gang did not receive any compensation in any way for this giveaway. Thank you for stopping by!

If you have any questions or are a brand/company and would like to work with My Silly Little Gang please contact us here.


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#Review: Kids Academy – Educational Apps for Children

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media Blogger Network. All views & opinions expressed below are my own and are not influenced in anyway.

Kids Academy | Educational Apps for Children

While I am a strong advocate for NOT having young children exposed to much screen time (TV, cell phone, tablet, video games), there ARE times when it is nice to have a good choice. That’s why I continue to review and share with you all the apps from Kids Academy. With Kids Academy, your kids are able to do something fun that’s also educational! I love how fun, easy and educational these apps are.

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Educational Books & Free Songs

” This is a wonderful app if you’re in the market for something that’s both fun and educational for your child(ren). Another educational and fun app from Kids Academy! While I think limited screen time for children is best, it’s not always realistic. This app is perfect for those times. And with parent mode, you can be sure to stay in charge. “

Download Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Game

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Bugs, Shapes and Robots
Face Paint for Toddlers

FREE for a limited time! (usually $2.99)

” If you’re looking for a way to entertain your little ones but you want them to gain something, this is the app for you. It’s a fun way for your little ones to learn shapes. I’d rather not have a young child have no screen time, but it’s not always realistic. “

Download Bugs, Shapes, and Robots


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#Giveaway Event: Tech & Gadget – 2 Winners | Ends 6/12

Welcome to Deliciously Savvy’s Tech & Gadget Giveaway! I’m thrilled to be sharing this giveaway with you all for two reasons (because I seem to be listing two reasons for sharing giveaway event as of today). 1. I’ve reviewed a couple of these items myself, and you’ll like them! 2. What awesome prizes! I’m a fan of tech and gadget-y things, so I know I would love to win this giveaway. I hope one of my readers does. So good luck, enter on! – s.


Deliciously Savvy Is Hosting a Giveaway for 2 Winners! It is all about Tech and Gadgets! Details Below! $553 ARV of prizes!

Hosted By : Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted By : My Silly Little Gang!Michigan Saving and MoreRomania and MissionsVirtually ShanaeGrowing Up In 70sXmasDollyHeartbeats~ Soul StainsEasterBabe’s TheorySweepstakes Fanatics Goodbye Boss, Hello Kids!

PLUS a Big Thank You to all blogs promoting this fabulous giveaway! Thank You!

A BIG Thank You To The Sponsors Below

Amazon $25 Gift Card from Romania and Missions

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IntelliGLASS Hardened Glass Screen Protector ($13 ARV)

(I reviewed this product, too! Click here for MaeGal’s review.)


Swage Sport Bluetooth Headphones ($50 ARV)


Tekubox Waterproof Wireless Speaker ( 2 @ $40 ARV each)

Get 20% off with code TEKUSPKR @ checkout

2 Winners For This 1st & 2nd Prize!


CoreThird – Express Power Bank / Portable Charger ($25 ARV)


Gurin Professional Rechargeable Water Flosser ($90 ARV)

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Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Machine ($60 ARV)

2 Winners ~ 1st and 2nd place winners will receive this item.

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Ultra Accurate Instant Read Digital Cooking Thermometer Perfect For Kitchen Or BBQ By Quick Temp ($50 ARV)

(I reviewed a similar product, too! Click Here to read MaeGal’s review.)

Digital thermometer

Geared2U Wireless Bike Computer
Track your Time, Distance, Speed and Calories ($80 ARV)

Dimmable LED Light Bulb by EvoBrite ($20 ARV)


Total Giveaway Value $553 ARV

1 Grand Prize Winner will receive 1 of EACH of the items listed above ($453 ARV)

A Lucky Second Place Winner will receive the Tekubox Waterproof Wireless Speaker & The Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Machine ($100 ARV)

And Now The Giveaway!

Giveaway Dates ~ 5/28 9AM EST until 6/12 9AM EST

Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.

Any Questions Email Melissa at mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 9AM (EST) on 6/12/15!
Good Luck! Enter Below
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Deliciously Savvy did not receive any form of compensation for this giveaway. Once winner is selected via the Rafflecopter process, the product will be shipped. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. No other blog associated with this giveaway is responsible for the product shipment. The Various Sponsors will be providing the prizes above to the 2 winners. Thank You for stopping by! Any Questions or Concerns email me at mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

If you have any questions or are a brand/company and would like to work with Deliciously Savvy please contact us here.

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#Review & #Giveaway: intelliGLASS by intelliARMOUR- The Smarter Screen Protector | Ends 6/18

This post contains products received for free in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links that will earn me a small payment if clicked.


For review, I was sent the intelliARMOR HD Glass Screen Protector for iPhone*. I’ve seen a lot about glass screen protectors lately, as well as many reviews online for this particular brand. The curiosity got to me and I decided to give intelliGLASS a go. I could always use a nice, sturdy way to keep my screen protected (as I tend to drop my phone).

intelliGLASS Information | maegal.com

I must confess, I haven’t actually placed this screen protector on my phone yet, so this review is based on how durable the screen protector was when I tried to hurt it before it was on my phone. This is going to sound silly, but I’m waiting to put this protector on my phone until the next time I visit my sister. I always have my sisters’ boyfriend put my protectors on, because he’s the best at time. As this screen protector is going to last me a while, I want it to be perfectly placed on my phone.

intelliGLASS Packaging | maegal.com

My first impression with this screen protector has been extremely positive. I tried to scratch it up with my finger nails and keys (like they said!) and it didn’t scratch at ALL! (If you would like to see a video of me proving this, leave a comment!) Pretty impressive. I also like that that the screen doesn’t seem to smudge/ show finger prints as badly as prior screen protectors I’ve used. Aside from the screen protector itself, I also quite like the packaging and inclusiveness of the packaging. The set comes with everything you need to do it yourself (assuming you aren’t a chicken like me).

intelliGLASS Contents | maegal.com

And because I’m a goof, look at this fun little void sticker! If I had a product that being opened voided a return, I’d want this.


Overall, I’m very pleased with this protector and can’t wait to get it on my phone. Usually you can barely handle screen protectors without damaging them. This one you can poke at even off of your phone and it staying in tact, up broken or scratched. I know my co-worker has been enjoying using hers for a while now!

And for the primary reason I’m posting this review in a hurry, to share with you all this…


Giveaway extended!

Note: If you previously entered, you have been awarded a bonus entry as a thank you for baring with me.

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#Review: Skiva Tech PowerSkin A4 Charging Case


Skiva PowerSkin and Cord | maegal.com

For review, I was sent the PowerSkin A4 Slim Protective Battery Case* from Skiva Tech. This is a phone case with a built in battery. It’s perfect for phones, like mine, that don’t have the battery life they once did. Easy to use, no cords while charging your phone, and it even comes with a little kickstand on the back for watching videos and so forth. The case is holds 1400mAh (which equals about one full charge on my iPhone 4s).

Skiva PowerSkin Info | maegal.com

I was excited to try out this phone case because, as I mentioned, my phones battery life is simply not what it once was. I’ve had my phone for about 2 and a half years now, and it really seems that the batteries on phones start to go bad about them. (I theorize there isn’t a coincidence between most companies having two year contracts and most of my phones starting to go down hill around year two, but my iPhone is fairing well.) I’m particularly looking forward to using this case on days I know I won’t have time to plug in my phone to the wall or my portable charger, but need more charge than my battery now holds.

I spend an hour or so every afternoon (at least now that it’s spring) outside watching YouTube videos when I get how from work. The little kickstand on the back of this case is going to be particularly useful for those times. I also have a wireless keyboard that I like to use in conjunction with my cell phone when I’m at coffee shops or something like that. The kickstand will be useful for that at well, so I can prop up my phone and see the screen as I type.

Skiva PowerSkin Charging Case | maegal.com

As much as I like this case, I do have two points of contention that came about during my review. 1) The first case I received I had to return. It wouldn’t turn on. I was quite pleased with the speed that the company sent out my new case, however. I had the new one the day after I sent out the old one to return! 2) The instructions are difficult to understand/ are poorly written. This is less of a use problem (as you can still work it without them), but it’s something that bothers me. Badly written instructions are a pet peeve of mine!

Here is a video clip showing the Skiva Tech PowerSkin in action:

Overall, I like this PowerSkin case from Skiva Tech. I look forward to reviewing future products from this company. I will continue to use and enjoy using this case for the purposes I mentioned above.

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#Review & #Giveaway: Cordskinz™- Untangle, Style, and Protect Your Earbuds | Ends 4/6

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For review, I was sent two sets of Cordskinz™, a sheath to help “untangle, style and protect your earbuds“. I thought these would be great for those days when I just throw earbuds in my purse, but don’t want them getting tangled. As I only have one set of earbuds that are used frequently enough to necessitate Cordskins™, I thought I would give away the other set I was sent to one of you fine readers!

cordskinz untangled protected earbuds | maegal.com

Cordskinz™ come in a variety of colors, those being clear, red, black, glitter pink, ice blue, lavender, lime green, neon yellow, sky blue, white and smoky clear. I like that you can use these different color choices to stylize your earbuds in additional to keeping them untangled. I like how my black earbuds look with the red Cordskinz™ I received.

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Cordskinz™ are customizable in length to fit your particular earbud cords. I found it quite easy to use the provided cord threader and instructions to put these Cordskinz™  on my earbuds, and then cut them to the appropriate length. It wouldn’t be too difficult to have a couple different Cordskinz™ options and switch them up every so often.

red cordskinz threading on black earbuds | maegal.com

Overall, I quite like these Cordskinz™. They aren’t something I would think to purchase for myself, but they would make a lovely gift for someone if your life who listens to music with earbuds often. I know a couple friends who work out regularly and listen to music with earbuds. I imagine Cordskinz™ would be just the thing they need to keep their earbuds protected and untangle in their gym bags.

red cordskinz on black earbuds | maegal.com


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