Holidays

  • Practice Firework Safety Habits

    July 2, 2013 - Leave a Comment

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    This Thursday millions of Americans will celebrate Independence Day through the tradition of fireworks. The zBoost team knows how much fun the tradition can be, however urges spectators and participants to think safety first when using fireworks. The National Council on Fireworks Safety  has outlined some safety tips for using consumer fireworks  in an effort to help reduce injuries. Here are a few from their list:

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  • Cool Tech For Dad Just in Time For Father's Day

    June 7, 2013 - Leave a Comment

    Father's Day is right around the corner and we all know dad is the hardest to find something for. To help our team found 3 cool tech products any dad would be happy to get:

    Wireless Talking BBQ/Oven Thermometer by Oregon Scientific 

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  • Happy Memorial Day From Wi-Ex

    May 27, 2013 - Leave a Comment

    In honor of Memorial Day, Huffington Post shared a history lesson on the important day. This graphic account of the history of Memorial day was created by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Arlington National Cemetery.

    Thank you to all that serve our country from the Wi-Ex team!

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  • Personalize Your Gift Card

    December 20, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    The holidays are upon us and all those last minute shoppers out there are rushing to get the last few items on the list. Make it easy on yourself and grab a gift card with a little personalization that will go a long way. Below are a few ideas to make a small gift the best gift:

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  • Gadgets Ping, Are You Listening? zBoost Holiday Gift Guide for Staying Connected

    December 13, 2012 - Leave a Comment

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    Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal booster kits, announced today its zBoost Holiday Gift Guide for Staying Connected. Whether video chatting a loved one abroad, wishing your News Feed ‘Happy Holidays’ or simply sharing festive photos, staying connected is a holiday necessity.

    According to Microsoft Tag, on average, Americans spend 2.7 hours per day socializing on their mobile devices. Because 91% of mobile internet access is to socialize, it’s important to have devices that keep up with your connection demands.

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  • The Best Christmas Presents for Your Car

    December 6, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    Aaron Crowe, from Cheap Car Insurance, compiles a list of the best Christmas presents for your car and car enthusiasts.

    Children aren’t the only ones who want Christmas presents. As an adult, you can still find joy in getting a gift from a loved one. The same goes for cars.

    Getting a gift for your car is basically getting a gift for yourself, but it’s also a thank-you to your car for taking care of you all of these years. It has gotten you to work, taken you on dates, and helped you get errands done.

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  • iPad Tops Kid's Wish List for 2012 Holiday Season

    December 4, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    If you're wondering what to get the little angels in your life this holiday season look no further than the Apple store. A recent Mashable article highlighted a recent Nielsen survey showing nearly half of kids between the ages of 6-12 are interested in getting an iPad within the next six moths. This makes 2012 the third consecutive year that the iPad is the most-wanted device for the age group.

    Check out this image to see the full list of the 2012 kid wish list.

    To read more about the survey visit: http://mashable.com/2012/11/21/ipad-top-gift-for-kids/

  • Give Back Through Your Grocery Trips

    November 30, 2012 - Leave a Comment

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    A new app allows you to give back by only grocery shopping. This is multi-tasking at its finest since we all have to grocery shop every now and then. All you have to do is download the Shoparoo app and snap an image of your final receipt and they make a donation to a school of your choice.

    As if this isn’t easy enough, Shoparoo even digitizes your receipt for you. Talk about technology making it simple to give back this holiday season.

    Check Out Shoparoo at www.shoparoo.com

  • Smartphones A Top Shopping Method This Holiday Season

    November 28, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    Smartphones and tablets are taking a stake in the holiday season this year. eMarketer has reported according to research by Prosper Mobile Insights, 55.3% of all US tablet and smartphone users planned to shop with their devices this season. Check out technology's chunk of the pie in the image below. Are you planning on using your devices to check off holiday to-do items this year?

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  • zBoost Your Holidays!

    September 20, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    zBoost Your Holidays - zBoost Makes Connected Gadgets Faster With a Strong Cell Phone Signal

    New York - September 20, 2012 - Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal booster kits, is showcasing its award-winning cell phone signal booster kits including the now shipping 4G zBoost DataBlast and its zBoost Your Holidays Profiles today at the Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular. The zBoost line, including the zBoost DataBlast which speeds data 20 times faster, allows consumers to take full advantage of voice, data and Internet services on their mobile phones including  high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures and more - at home, in their personal workspace, in the office or on the go.  The zBoost Your Life Holiday Profiles can help connect everyone on consumers’ wish list with the zBoost fit for their lifestyle and help everyone’s devices stay “smart.” “With the wave of new tech devices including Apple, Amazon and Android, the holiday tech season is already gearing up. Many of these devices will top tech wish lists, but rely on a strong indoor cell phone signal for making calls, receiving and sending texts, checking email and online multimedia applications including gaming, downloading music, uploading pictures and streaming high-definition video,” said Sharon Cuppett with Wi-Ex.  “Our zBoost product line helps consumers maximize their devices and now with our new zBoost DataBlast we can also help the millions of consumers using 4G LTE and AWS.” According to recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 72 percent of cell owners experience dropped calls at least occasionally. In addition, the study found that more than 75 percent (77%) of cell phone Internet users experience slow download speeds that prevent data from loading as quickly as they would prefer. zBoost Holiday Necessities zBoost DataBlast - Speeds Data up to 20X The newest addition to the zBoost line, the zBoost DataBlast includes 4G models for Verizon LTE and T-Mobile AWS.  The DataBlast provides these consumers with an end to slow data allowing them to maximize their 4G devices including accessing the web or online multimedia applications such as gaming, downloading music, uploading pictures and streaming high-definition video at optimal quality and speed.  In recent speed tests, the installation of  the zBoost SOHO DataBlast resulted in data speeds up to 20X faster.*   The zBoost DataBlast, like the entire line of zBoost products, features patented technology that protects the carrier network.  The zBoost DataBlast’s MSRP is $399 and starts shipping in October.  The package includes everything you need: amplifier base unit, power supply, base unit antenna, coaxial cable (RG59-mini), signal antenna and mounting hardware. The wide radio wave beam width directional antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers. zBoost SOHO - Cell Zones at Home or the Office   Designed for consumers, zBoost SOHO cell phone boosters extend a Cell Zone™ for multiple users and all devices operating on 800 and 1900 MHz frequency bands except those using Nextel/iDEN, 4G or 2100MHz. zBoost SOHO boosts signal up to 3000 square feet, making it perfect for your home or office.  The package includes everything you need: amplifier base unit, power supply, base unit antenna, coaxial cable (RG59-mini), signal antenna and mounting hardware. The wide radio wave beam width directional antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers. Easy-to-install, the zBoost-SOHO retails for $399. zBoost zForce - Miles of Signal The zBoost zForce YX240 cell phone signal booster extends an in-vehicle Cell Zone™ for cell phones or smartphones making it perfect for travel or long commutes. The dual band unit captures outside signal and amplifies it on the inside for a more reliable signal.  The zForce is easy to install and includes a bi-directional amplifier unit housed in a sturdy, lightweight cradle for hands free operation, 12V cigarette power adaptor, external magnetic mount antenna with 15 ft. cable and optional gooseneck cigarette lighter adapter.   The zForce retails for $99 and is also available with an optional gooseneck attachment for $149.

    Connected Consumers From the Holiday Hopper to the Smartphone Savvy to the Tablet Techie, the zBoost Your Holidays Profiles highlights key technology insights of target consumers to connect them with the perfect zBoost solution to fit their need.   This holiday season help family, friends and co-workers stay connected at home, in the office or on the go.

    Tablet Techie - Tablet sales continue to skyrocket.  Apple and Android tablet sales are expected to soar by 50 percent or more this year.  Tablets are now used for everything from business presentations to keeping kids occupied on the go.  Tablet users want access to their data fast - 60% of tablet users expect a wait of less than three seconds for a Web site to load.

    Smartphone Savvy The smartphone is a staple in today's hyper connected world with nearly 50 percent of American adults owning a smartphone and more than 65 percent of those 18-29 owning a smartphone.  These digital Swiss Army knives help consumers keep up with their schedules, check personal and work emails, the weather, stay connected on Facebook and Twitter and share on Pinterest and Instagram.

    Holiday Hopper The holidays are a time to pack up to visit family and friends.  It is estimated that more than 90 million travelers will take a trip of at least 50 miles from home this holiday season.  From tablets to smartphones, these travelers need to stay connected to work and entertain themselves along the trip.  

    iFamily - Today's family room is full of the latest technology gadget with 24 different consumer media and communication devices in the average home.   The use of tablets for watching television and video content has more than doubled in 2012 and is expected to continue to grow.

    iWorker - It is estimated that 20 to 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week.  Smartphones and tablets are an essential communication tools for these teleworkers and when they don't get signal, it can make even more work.   

    About Wi-Ex Wi-Ex (www.wi-ex.com), a leading provider of cell phone signal boosters, developed zBoost, the first consumer-priced signal booster that “extended cell zones” for the small office/home office cell phone market. Wi-Ex has expanded their “extending cell zone coverage” beyond consumers to corporate enterprises and large commercial applications. From M2M applications to large commercial complexes to the rising number of teleworkers, the zBoost line provides a business-centric solution for improving poor in-door cell phone coverage domestically and internationally. The zBoost product line works with most carriers in the US and abroad including AT&T, Sprint, Vodaphone, Verizon and T-Mobile. The award-winning zBoost home and office solutions help today's connected consumers including iPhone, iPad, Android (DROID), BlackBerry, and smartphone users with dropped calls and slow data. They were awarded a 2007 and 2010 Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and a 2011 EXC!TE honoree. They also were selected as a finalist for the 2007 and 2009 CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Award. As the leader, zBoost has more awards, more sales and more locations than all their competitors combined. Wi-Ex continues to develop innovative products to meet the demands of an increasingly wireless society by enhancing wireless signals.

    For more about the zBoost SOHO DataBlast YX550 click here

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