Play-Doh Fun Factory

Having kids is a tremendous joy, but at the same time, the duties of a mother range from juggling between career, family, and keeping the household running smoothly. With the bulk of house chores, a mother needs all the help she can get. Among all the challenges that faces a mother on a daily basis is how to endure a day effortlessly, without distresses and worries, especially in taking care of toddlers.
Toddlers are known for having a strong will and a very short attention span, which most importantly adds up to many trying moments for most parents. For a mother it is particularly important to accomplish tasks around the house, whilst at the same time keeping an eye out for the kids. Therefore, there’s a need to provide some tools in the form of games that will keep the little ones preoccupied while mommy is keeping the house together.
For over 60 years from the time of the conception of Play-Doh, Hasbro launched the Fun Factory Playset, to provide fun creations for kids from 3 years old and upwards. The set has 5 ounce cans of Play Doh brand modeling compound,  an extruder and molds which will create different kinds of shapes.  The purpose of this toy is not only to keep kids preoccupied with countless hours of fun, but at the same it encourages creativity and imagination.
There is no limit on the fun creations that a child can make with this product,  and it will definitely bring delight and thrill to a child’s developing mind. Play doh is not exactly spotless and neat, but it’s definitely less messy than regular modeling clay, and the compound is easier to clean up. It is a fascinating toy that will keep  active toddlers busy for many hours, giving mommies and daddies ample time to finish up their work in the house!

Having kids is a tremendous joy, but at the same time, the duties of a mother range from juggling between career, family, and keeping the household running smoothly. With the bulk of house chores, a mother needs all the help she can get. Among all the challenges that faces a mother on a daily basis is how to endure a day effortlessly, without distresses and worries, especially in taking care of toddlers. Toddlers are known for having a strong will and a very short attention span, which most importantly adds up to many trying moments for most parents. For a mother it is particularly important to accomplish tasks around the house, whilst at the same time keeping an eye out for the kids. Therefore, there’s a need to provide some tools in the form of games that will keep the little ones preoccupied while mommy is keeping the house together.For over 60 years from the time of the conception of Play-Doh, Hasbro launched the Fun Factory Playset, to provide fun creations for kids from 3 years old and upwards. The set has 5 ounce cans of Play Doh brand modeling compound,  an extruder and molds which will create different kinds of shapes.  The purpose of this toy is not only to keep kids preoccupied with countless hours of fun, but at the same it encourages creativity and imagination.There is no limit on the fun creations that a child can make with this product,  and it will definitely bring delight and thrill to a child’s developing mind. Play doh is not exactly spotless and neat, but it’s definitely less messy than regular modeling clay, and the compound is easier to clean up. It is a fascinating toy that will keep  active toddlers busy for many hours, giving mommies and daddies ample time to finish up their work in the house!

Apple iPad Mini

Tablets have become very popular and are useful for browsing websites or searching for things online, as well as checking your emails and facebook page or for taking photos and movies. Here’s some things you should know before purchasing a tablet.

The iPad Mini is a conveniently-sized tablet designed and marketed by Apple. It has a smaller screen size of 7.9 inches, rather than the standard 9.7 inches, which was released in April 2010 to critical acclaim around the world (they’ve sold around 100 million of them since!).

One of the appeals of the Apple family of products is their ease of use and similarity to other products in the Apple family. If you own an iMac, iPhone or an iPod Touch for example, you will have no trouble using say an iPad, as they share a lot of the same functionality and commands and the same basic operating system.

The iPad Mini enjoys a similar stylish design to other iPads, but with an anodized aluminum back that sets it apart from previous larger models, and it’s also lighter (at 312g) and thinner (at 7.2mm)  than previous models.

The iPad Mini boasts some great features such as improved camera and it’s still fast and responsive and great for web-browsing and content consumption, despite using the iPad 2’s A5 duel-core processor. Although this model doesn’t have a retina display, the screen is still bright, sharp and colorful for most uses.

Like most Apple products, the iPad Mini is more expensive than comparable-sized tablets from other manufacturers, however, it gives you access to all the well-known Apple Apps, it’s very portable and will syn nicely with any other Apple products you may own.

Samsung Galaxy Core Duos – An affordable phone that delivers

Most of Samsung’s smartphones perform well and come with an affordable price tag, and the Samsung Galaxy Core Duos is no exception.

It has loads of power, speed, and a style that most mobile phone users want in a smartphone.

Firstly, the look of this phone is very stylish. It’s thin and sleek enough to look professional and thick enough so that the hand will be able to grip it comfortably. The cover comes in different a selection of colors – which is white in this review.

As for performance, this comes with a dual-core processor which is 1.2 GHz. This is fast enough to accommodate the popular apps and games in use today, however to make it run smoothly, it’s advisable not to use all of the memory, since this can slow the phone down considerably. It’s best to leave some unused memory for it to run at optimum speed.

One great thing about this smartphone is that it’s quite reasonable, unlike some other smartphones that can come with it an impossibly-high price tag. Thankfully the low price-point hasn’t reduced its functionality. It’s equipped with all the necessary applications that someone could need, and the user-interface (UI) and user-experience (UE) are also well thought-out. It runs on Android operating software v4.1.2 (Jellybean).

All in all, this is a very good smartphone for the price.

Finding The Best Home Fitness Equipment To Help You Get Fit And Healthy

When it comes to doing fitness exercises, there are usually two choices – either sign up for a gym membership, or do your workout at home. Needless to say, for those who are looking to get their own equipment, there’s a huge amount of choice ! One of the first things you’ll discover is that the majority of the equipment that you’ll find on the market will only be able to help you exercise one area of your body. It’s because of this that we’ve decided to take a look at exercise equipment, and to try and explain what you should be looking for if you’re considering to buy some fitness equipment.

The very first thing you should try to avoid is exercise equipment that only works out one group of muscles. The one thing you should recognize is that if you’re determined to get equipment that can exercise all your body parts, you will need a huge room to fit all the equipment in ! You should also recognize that just one piece of equipment will not be able to give you an all-over workout if it’s designed to just work on one portion of your body. In order to get an all-over workout, you may need to spend more money on several machines that target most of your muscle groups. A lot of gym equipment focuses on ab-workout, so finding gym equipment for the rest of your body can take some searching.

There are various other equipment options for exercising your whole body. Chuck Norris has a piece of equipment available on the market known as the “Total Gym”, and this is actually a great product if you want an all-over workout.

Getting some weights as well as a weight bench will be another good choice. One thing you may discover concerning weight benches, is that if you locate a good one, you’ll be able to work on each and every part of your body. The one thing you’ll find is that you’ll be able to change the weight sizes, and in doing so, alter the intensity and results of the workout. An acceptable quality weight bench should cost under US$200.

For people who want to sign up for a gym membership, it’s still a great choice, but you can find equipment that will permit you to get complete workouts at home. Unless you have a huge room that you plan on devoting to your exercising, your best bet is to make sure you get a weight bench or maybe an all-in-one unit.
Good luck and happy exercising!

Smart Shopping for Juice Extractors

Have you considered getting your own juice extractor so that you can enjoy fresh juices that not only taste great, but have great health benefits for your body ?

Then let’s have a look at some of the important things to consider when deciding which model is best for you and your needs. Firstly, it would be good to identify what type of juice you intend to make, ie vegetable or fruit juices, what quality is important to you and what quantities of juice do you think you will be making ?

Most people just want a juice extractor that is quick to set up, fast at processing the juice, easy to dismantle for cleaning afterwards and not too expensive on the pocket. However, to achieve speed and low cost,  you may be sacrificing the quality of the juice that the machine produces, which may defeat the purpose of making your own juices (assuming you want to make fresh juices to become healthy !).

There are primarily two types of juicers available, Centrifugal and Cold Press.

Centrifugal juicers are the most common for home use, are widely available in retail outlets and online and are the cheapest type to purchase. These machines extract juice by pulverizing fruit and vegetables against a round cutting blade that spins very quickly against a metal strainer. The centrifugal force generated by the spinning motion of the cutting surface separates the juice from the pulp.

Cold Press juicers (also known as masticating or slow juicers) will produce more juice from the fruit or vegetables you put in and it will be a superior quality juice giving you more energy and vitality.  They operate at lower speeds and gently compress fruit and vegetables to ‘squeeze’ out their juice, and produce a much dryer pulp than centrifugal juicers, meaning that the highest possible amount of nutrients are extracted and there is less overall waste.

However, a cheaper centrifugal juicer may be a good start for beginners and certainly preferable to not juicing at all, if other models are too expensive for your budget.

Let’s look more closely at the positives and negatives of Centrifugal and Cold Press juice extractors.

Centrifugal Juicers

Positives

• Fast juicing time
• Cheaper to buy
• Easy to operate
• Quicker food preparation time as handles larger pieces of fruit and vegetables

Negatives

• Not good for juicing leafy green vegetable,  grasses,  sprouts or herbs
• Produces less juice (a lot of juice gets left in the pulp)
• Reduced juice quality because the fast-spinning blades produce heat that destroys beneficial enzymes
• More juice separation and foaming (ie your juice looks like it’s in two parts in the glass !)
• Noisy mechanical operation

Cold Press Juicers

Positives

• Ideal for juicing leafy vegetables,  grasses,  sprouts and herbs
• Produces a higher quantity of juice (approx 35% more !)
• Produces a superior tasting juice
• Juice stays fresh for longer,  with enzyme integrity holding for up to 72 hours
• Lower speeds means less heat is generated, preserving more nutrients and enzymes
• Less juice separation and foaming
• Some models offer other food processing functions, such as being able to make nut milk, nut butter, sorbet, pasta and ice cream
• Pressing action is quieter

Negatives

• More expensive to buy
• Food preparation takes longer, as smaller pieces are required for the narrow openings at the top of the machine where you insert the fruit or vegetables

Cost

Centrifugal juicers start from as little as US$100 – $250 with Cold Press juicers costing in the range of US$350 – $700, which is a big difference. Clearly, the Cold Press juicer is more expensive, but their slower and more thorough extraction rates produce a higher-quality juice, and more of it, which will be far superior than any bottled juices you can buy in a shop.

Cleaning

Cold press juicers are easy to clean, as most of the newer vertical models have innovative self- cleaning systems that keep the juicing screen clear and prevent pulp build up while they’re in use. Some even have brushes that clean the screen while you’re juicing, so the hard part of cleaning is done for you !

In between juicing,  you can run water through the juicer to rinse it. It’s recommended that you rinse and clean your juicer as soon as you’ve finished using it. Once you get into the routine of cleaning your juicer each time you use it, it’s quite easy to keep it clean and ready for use again.

Summary

Nutritional tests by Michelson Laboratories Inc and the Korean Food Research Institute (KRFI), comparing differences between cold press and centrifugal juicers,  found that cold press juicers extract up to 42% more Vitamin C and up to 60% more Vitamin A and cold press juicers often produce between 35 – 50% more juice.

Making your own juices enables you to add a wider variety of fruit and vegetables to your diet, improving your health while saving you money on buying bottled juices. Invest in a good juice extractor today and really start to live healthy with more energy, clearer skin and more vitality for work or study than you’ve experienced before !

What Makes Smartphone a Hit

Technology nowadays provides many different versions of mobile phones that are innovative and stunning with their new features and competitive prices.

Having a sleek and modern smartphone is important for the younger generation, but they still need to have a good deal to make buying one easier. Having a cheap phone that meets our needs of just using it to call and txt will suit some shoppers, but it’s important that phones meet all the needs of each individual, in terms of both price, features and functionality.

Unique features of your new mobile phone such as high resolution camera can be used for taking not just great still photos, but also videos with clear images and sound. These can then be emailed to your computer or tablet, uploaded to your pages on your favourite social media sites or sent to friends and family.

Other great benefits of smartphones are being able to communicate with anybody at any time or any place, or for when there is a crisis or urgent circumstances. It’s easy to get directions, using your smartphone to look up maps or to use the built-in GPS to help find your current location. Smartphones can also be your personal entertainment centre, by enabling you to play music audio or music videos or movies anywhere you go. You can also play games that are pre-loaded into your phone or download the latest game apps from iTunes or Google Play stores.

Add to this the ability to browse the internet to read the news, buy concert or airline tickets and to receive and send emails, then you can understand why people say having a smartphone is like having a computer in your pocket !

There are many options and models to choose from, so it’s important to find a mobile phone that suits your needs, so that you are not paying for all those additional features you may not use. Check out PriceMe before buying your new mobile phone to read expert product reviews and to compare prices, so that you get the best phone to suit your lifestyle at the very best price available.

Popular OS on Smartphones and Tablets in the Philippines

Filipinos have been crazy about mobile phones since the Nokia mobile phone was first introduced in the Philippines. Because of this, phone manufacturers have been creating different models of their brand and have never stopped  enhancing mobile features that we all take for granted in modern mobiles today. There are now so many mobile phones available, and the prices are getting cheaper due to the competition.
Smartphones and tablets truly amaze us with their features. Since Filipinos love entertainment and are fond of creating “a virtual bond” between loved ones and friends, the use of this technology is now widespread. However, choosing the best device for you depends on your needs and expectations.
There are two main Operating Systems (OS) that smartphones and tablets run on nowadays – Android and iOS (Apple).
Android was developed by Google (with the help of crowd-sourced development), and was first released in 2008. Today, it is the most commonly used operating system by many phone companies like LG, Samsung, Asus, Sony, and HTC. Philippine-branded phones like Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, and CloudFone also use Android as its operating platform. One of the main reasons why mobile users prefer Android is because it’s so customizable.  Almost all features can be customized according to your preferences.
With more than a million of Google Apps available on Google Play Store, you will surely find the best app for your requirements. Another major reason Android-powered smartphones and tablets have been so popular is that they have generally been cheaper.
iOs is exclusive to Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad. Manufactured by Apple since 2007, it took a large share of  the smartphone and tablet market since its initial release. Apple devices are  simple, clean and fast with an emphasis on design and ease of use for the operator.  This makes them easier to learn and is often the reason why iPads are ideal for kids. However, iOS customizability is limited unless your device is “jailbroken” and its costs are higher than Android phones and tablets.
Whichever operating system you choose when buying a smartphone or tablet, it’s very important to determine your requirements before buying. This may save you money from buying the wrong device relative to your needs. Nothing is the best unless it meets your expectations.
Check out PriceMe to read the latest expert reviews for smartphones and tablets, and to compare prices from different merchants before you buy.

The Benefits of COD (Cash/Collect on Delivery)

Online shopping boosts the ecommerce industry immensely nowadays. This gave customers the most comfortable buying option with a huge variety of products 24/7 globally. During its first years, online shopping has been restricted to the high-level and technical people. Online stores have noticed that more and more customers are turning into purchasing online when these people realized the benefits they can get from it. Due to a higher demand, e-commerce has become a billion-dollar industry and expected to multiply its income for the next couple of years.

However, ecommerce has changed the way people are buying items online. This is because a lot of fraudulent businesses were rampant. Customers were cheated and had to stop from shopping online. But, all have been changed with COD and have reached even more customers than anticipated.

Collect on Delivery or popularly called as Cash on Delivery or COD has been a very effective payment method for online shoppers in Philippines. This term is used to the sale of goods ordered by a buyer online where payment is made at the time of receipt.

The COD term was first applied to cash payment. Courier agent delivers the order in front of the buyer and then collects the cash. COD has been a very good option for first timers and those who don’t have paypal and credit cards. This has increased its sales and both the shoppers and the business have benefited from it.

COD builds the trust between the buyer and the seller. The idea of COD makes the customer feel assured about their money. Payment can only be done upon receipt of the goods delivered. This allows customers paid for the right product.

Mobile phone payment options have been popular as well. The idea of transforming your mobile phone into wallet is an excellent option to store money in your mobile phone account and use it when you’re in a much need. Globe Telecom and Innove Communications , one of the largest telecommunications companies in Philippines, offers the GCASH wallet for its subscribers by loading cash, sending funds to their loved ones and friends as well as letting them earn points or rewards that can be converted into cash or use it when buying a cup of coffee on a restaurant and even shopping on its partnered malls. Businesses have also used mobile devices as a credit or debit card readers which makes a more convenient option for retailers for instant payment. This has made COD as Collect on Delivery.

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Best Selling TVs and Monitors

The television industry has changed a lot over the last five decades. Today, flat screen monitor technology is very popular and the main choice for almost all consumers in the Philippines. Monitors are available in the following formats – LCD TVs, LED TVs and Plasma TVs. These types of TVs are the latest trend in home entertainment and are available nationwide in most electronics and department stores.

LCD TV

LCD TVs have many advantages, which is why they are the most popular today. LCD TVs are much thinner and lighter than other formats. They display images very clearly without any “screen burn”. LCDs generates less heat even if used for long hours and they are environmental friendly at the same time. If you’re planning to buy an LCD monitor, look at the numbers of pixels, with minimum number of 720p for best resolution.

All TVs and monitors have to complete the image on the screen several times a second, however, the higher pixels number will ensure you the sharpest image. The bestselling LCD TVs and LCD monitors are made by LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, AOC, MAG, Sanyo, TCL, Acer, HP, Philips, Viewsonic, Apple, Asus, BenQ, Dell.

PLASMA TVs are the most popular for gaming. The advantage of this new technology is that they strengthen the graphics in game play. Plasma TVs come with higher graphic resolution and sharper images, which can make playing games more enjoyable. This type of monitor has high-end color and hues which makes it an ideal option if you want to set up a mini-theatre at home. Wherever you position yourself, you’ll be able to watch your favourite shows clearly. Here are the best-selling Plasma TVs: LG, Panasonic, and Samsung. LED TVs are similar to LCD TVs. In fact, LED TVs are really just LCD TVs equipped with backlighting technology. Their price is a little higher than LCDs because of the backlit screen integration. You can purchase LED TVs made by any of these brands: Akai, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.

Plasma TVs

If you are planning to purchase a flat screen TV, make sure you make a list of your needs with regards to a particular size, intended use and format that delivers the best viewing experience, the best brand, and the price that fits your budget. You don’t need to shop around the different department stores or their websites anymore to compare prices. Here at PriceMe Philippines, we can help you save time and find the best deal on all TVs and Monitors from a broad range of different retailers and merchants.