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Stephanie Carls on KAMR NBC 4 Amarillo Studio 4: Tech for the Millennial Mom

Even though these tech items are done in a segment about moms, they can work for any woman! From a smartring to a purse that charges your phone, we made sure to cover some top products you might not be able to live without. Let's go down the line of what was featured:

Ringly: Go ahead and leave your phone in your purse without any worries of missing those important notifications. If they are important, just let Ringly notify you! This beautiful smartring syncs with your phone and let's you enjoy the moment instead of constantly checking your phone. See my full review here.

Wifi Baby 4: Wifi Baby 4 is a wireless-network based camera that allows parents to stay connected anywhere with password-protected video, audio and notifications via apps on iOS or Android devices. Parents will have a peace of mind with the new 2015 version with HD video, a 35% wider field of view, improved night vision and the option to stream to Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV. Designed with the modern parent in mind, the app still allows multitasking like email, text, and use of others apps while being alerted with background audio or notifications when baby is crying. 

Chic Buds Crossbody Power: Staying powered throughout the day doesn't have to be big, bulky, and without some great style! The Chic Buds Crossbody Power is the secret weapon every modern Wonder Woman needs to charge through the day on full power. Featuring built-in USB cords for easy charging of your phone, you will look chic with this purse across your shoulder.

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Generation Smartwatch: This smartwatch has to be the most beautiful smartwatch on the market! I love the round face and all of the ways this watch keeps me going throughout the day! You can get all of your messages, notifications, and weather at a glance and with all of the customization features, you'll find something that is perfect for your style. Plus, this works with both Android and iOS phones! Find my full review here.  

Stephanie Carls on ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama: Savvy Must-Have Tech

When asked to share my new favorite tech items with Birmingham's ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama, I couldn't resist! Hot topic for SURE and these products sure wow'd their host, Ebony Hall. Here's a quick run-down of the products featured in the segment:

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Neo N2 Smartpen

Neo smartpen N2 gives users the familiarity of a normal pen with smart technology and enables users to express ideas on paper first, allowing them to better focus on the content of meetings and lectures without distractions, such as laptops and smartphones. Through N2's free companion app, Neo Notes, users can instantly and efficiently transform these written ideas into digital, editable content that can be captured, organized and shared with anyone. See my full review here.

Vurb App

Vurb connects your apps to bring your favorite people, places, and things together.  Go out. Find new places to eat. Get movie times. Use Vurb Chat to sync up with your friends - all in one app. With Vurb, you can discover great places, make restaurant reservations, plan with friends, and order an Uber or Lyft. Best of all, you don’t have to hop from app to app to do it. Finally your phone works the way it’s supposed to.

Ringly

Ringly was a hit! This smartring syncs with your phone so you can stay connected to people, messages, and notifications that are most important to you. Tuck your phone away and set your mind at ease. See my full review here.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus from Verizon

This phone is beautiful and got a lot of attention after the segment! With the edges, you can keep up with what matters most, right at your fingertips. Use the edge screen as a shortcut from any screen to your top contacts and apps. You’ll quickly know when your favorite contacts call or text message by the light–up notification on the edge screen.  

The Galaxy S6 edge+ helps you share can’t–miss moments as they happen. Double tap the Home button to launch the 16–megapixel rear–facing camera. Use the built–in camera feature, Live Broadcast, to capture and stream moments via YouTube. Pretty sweet, right?

Thanks again to Talk of Alabama for having me!

Ringly: The Most Fashionable Wearable on the Market

This review is part of a series I'll be doing for Lumoid's online magazine, The Toggle.

The wearables market is supposed to grow to a $20 million dollar industry by 2018. It's still young and has a long way to go, but with Ringly, it's getting closer to where it wants to be: fashionable wearable technology. 

It was fun to wear Ringly for two weeks while I borrowed it from Lumoid. "Wait, borrowed," you might ask. Yes, BORROWED! With Lumoid, you can rent cameras, equipment, and even wearables to try them out. If you like them, you can purchase from Lumoid as well. I'm in love with Lumoid as this is how I first tried (and purchased!) my Moto 360 watch and now they have me falling in love with Ringly. 

Ringly is a smartring that connects to your phone via Bluetooth that vibrates to alert you something's up, whether it's a meeting in 10 minutes or an email from your boss. You can set up notifications for emails, texts, social feeds, and even Uber. Plus, you can set custom vibration patterns along with these notifications to help you decipher which channel it is as it comes through.  Missing calls and texts because your phone was in your purse is a thing of the past. Ringly will give you the freedom to put your phone away with confidence! 

The ring is controlled through a dedicated app for Android and iPhone smartphones. This app will even allow you to set up your "Inner Ring" contacts meaning you will only receive phone call and text message notifications from those contacts. This is perfect for your spouse, children's school, and of course, your employer!

Ringly can last about three days on a single charge, but I noticed that I needed to charge mine about every day and a half because my battery wouldn't last two full days. However, this could be due to the amount of notifications that were coming through. Also, Ringly charges right in the box that it came in! Easy to travel with and looks nice when charging on your nightstand. 

I really enjoyed wearing Ringly even though I wear a Moto 360 smartwatch. It took me a couple of days to figure out what things I wanted to be notified of, but I kept it very limited due to the number of notifications that come through on my watch. This was very helpful for calendar reminders and phone calls from my "Inner Ring" contacts.  There was no question of having to look at my watch for who is calling or texting. If my ring was going off, I knew it was important. 

"Our goal is to create products that are both stylish and useful, that women will be proud to wear," said Ringly co-founder and CEO Christina Mercando. "We believe that the future of wearables is in building discreet technology that integrates seamlessly into your life and makes your day-to-day easier."

They've done an outstanding job with this product and I'm excited to see how it continues to evolve!