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Comcast Xfinity: Bringing Dream Homes Into Reality

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Many thanks to Xfinity for providing us a hands-on demo of products and services and sponsoring this post. While we were compensated for this article, the opinions and thoughts expressed herein, as always, are strictly our own. This post may contain affiliate links. #XfinityMoms #Hosted

We are IN the age of the future, you know… that Sci-fi picture with robots and gadgets and all. Yup, we’ve made it. Our cars may not fly yet but our homes are becoming more and more of the dream home with all technology to keep us connected and the fun gadgets to keep us fidget free. Dream home or real home… we all want to feel connected, feel secure. As part of my sponsored Xfinity tour of the Philadelphia Magazine Design Home 2017, I had a chance to explore these tech options that do just that… keep us connected; keep us safe.

From the #XfinityApp to #XfinityHome, and #X1 to the new xFi , security is a hot topic for Comcast Xfinity. In an all-out attempt to significantly improve customer experience and connectivity, Xfinity has integrated all their platforms for the ultimate tech experience, security and ease.

Photo credit: Comcast Xfinity

Xfinity Home provides multi-functional security features such as live feed surveillance (perfect for keeping an eye on pets for those long days going from work to the soccer field), real time notification (ideal to ensure our children come through the door after school), 24/7 security camera options, and thermostat, lighting or appliance remote adjustments.  All this at the convenience of an in-home touch pad, your X1 remote or via your mobile tech/online. Whether sitting on the field, stuck in traffic or lounging at the beach… you can stay connected to your home, pets and loved ones.

Xfinity Apps hosts a series of apps to take this tech on the go. We have actually used the Remote app to control our tv with our tablet when the batteries died in our remote (and we were too lazy to get up mid-show to change them). #TrueStory Features like turning outside lights on after dark and managing your Xfinity preferences are also convenient functions of the apps. If I had to choose only one, it would be Xfinity Stream to stream shows, movies and data to all your devices.  Individual apps allow you to download the exact functionality you need and save on device space. Here are the apps avail: 

  • Xfinity My Account – pay your bill, manage appointments, view or edit your WiFi Network name or password and troubleshoot your devices
  • Xfinity Stream – Delivers all of your TV, all in one place. Stream live TV and Xfinity On Demand contact on any device, at home or on the go. X1 customers can also stream or down their cloud DVR shows to your device to watch anywhere
  • Xfinity TV Remote and X1 Remote – Allows you to control your TV with your mobile devices
  • Xfinity Connect – Provides access to features including Comcast.net email; call logs and call forwarding, Universal Address Book; also includes complimentary Voice2go access, letting customers take Xfinity Voice with them on the go virtually anywhere
  • Xfinity Home – Allows you to manage and monitor your home security and control remotely
  • Xfinity WiFi – Shows a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots available in your area
  • Xfinity Mobile – Allows you to view data use and call logs in real time; manage payment options, switch back-and-forth between data options or add additional lines; upgrade, downgrade or order a new device anytime from within the app

Take advantage of Xfinity X1 for all your tv viewing pleasures. Check the weather, listen to music, catch the score while watching another program or browsing. This is probably the most well-know of the Xfinity products and services. We had written about X1 while preparing for summer last year and you can check out our summer tips with Xfinity X1: Ultimate Summer Survival Tool to include more about Xfinity.  The search feature is unique in that you speak into the remote control, searching by channel, actor, genre or program title. The Kids Zone program is specially designed to ensure parental controls around parent-specified appropriate content – and remains my favorite feature of all time.

Two new (and very exciting) Xfinity mentions: Mobile Service and xFi. With tv, devices and home security all buttoned up, the only thing Comcast was missing is mobile technology… but not for long. We are excited to share that Xfinity customers will soon have the option to select mobile service as well, with NO line access fee. And what’s more is that Xfinity Mobile will allow you the flexibility to switch between data options (at no cost / once per month, per line). This is the ultimate cost-effective family option not to mention the integration into the largest 4G LTE network utilizing Comcast’s 16 million WiFi hotspots nationwide. Coming soon!!

Photo credit: Comcast Xfinity

And the Xfinity xFi – the much needed tool to managing all of the above. Imagine all of these devices and all of these services integrated and talking to each other. Surely you could set features and notifications for different functions (outside lights on at dusk) but with xFi you can set profiles to manage different functions at different times. So for example, you can arrange for internet connectivity to be shut down for the night for your children but still have tv access on your devices, all by setting up profiles. Take a look at the video clip below of Jeff with Comcast Xfinity describing the new xFi technology and the conveniences it will provide.

All that and a giveaway too…

Click below to enter this fabulous GIVEAWAY sponsored by Xfinity. *** PLEASE NOTE: Winner does NOT need to be an Xfinity customer to use this Amazon Tap – however it IS compatible with Xfinity Home app.

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Thank you again to the Xfinity team for sponsoring our tour of the Philadelphia Magazine Design Home 2017. What a wonderful reminder to make our living space purposeful, no matter how large or small. Functionality of our homes has a lasting impact on our daily lives which includes that of our entire family and extends into our mental and creative spaces. Being mindful of such will ultimately have a positive impact on our children’s development, engagement and academia.

Xfinity partnered with me to bring you this post. Follow #XfinityMoms on all social media for more information and tips. Swing by the blogs of my #XfinityMoms fellow bloggers for their personal experiences and insight utilizing Xfinity services & products. Be sure to enter the giveaway which closes midnight on May 22nd, 2017. Good Luck!!

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Celebrating Our New Look With a Mega Giveaway

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Parents Guide to Family Learning Fun

Mega $350+ Giveaway to celebrate our new look and features!!

Parents Guide to Family Learning Fun

It’s been a long time coming, and we are finally ready to showcase our new look and celebrate some of newest features with the ultimate giveaway this fall. Pictured above is the mega-prize pack of toys, games, music and books (valued at over $350) for one super lucky winner.

This giveaway will run the month of Sept, with a winner announced Oct 1st.

We’ve been busy…

First off, we want to invite you to subscribe to our Parents’ Guide To Family Learning Fun, designed to inspire you to engage in shared family learning experiences.

A new Home page provides an intro on our brief history. It also currently features a striking image of an infant mummy on display at the Penn Museum and offers easy access to our Youtube reviews. We’ve redefined our blog reviews and now offer pages for Game Reviews, Children’s Book Reviews, and Toys & Tech Reviews, with Music Reviews coming soon. We’ve been hard at work providing quality content and suggestions surrounding organization, homework help and tips for travel. Our newest feature is Areas Of Study, where articles are categorized by Math, History, Science, Literacy, and Art to provide better resources in these education subjects.

With fun learning opportunities around every corner, we want you to feel empowered every step of the way to embrace your role as a primary educator in your household – regardless of private, public, charter or homeschool choices.  Together let’s tap into our children’s natural curiosities and join them on their learning journey.

More to come… Look for Featured Guest Posts, our Holiday Gift Guide, Music Reviews and a few more surprises in the coming months.

Enough with what’s new with us… let’s talk about what’s new on the market!!  Have you seen these Cabbage Patch Kids with LCD eyes and engagement features? This doll has the same original cuteness from when we were young but has some major upgrades including FACIAL EXPRESSIONS!!  Love it.

2016 Top Holiday Gifts

Another projected “Hot Holiday Item” is the Gemmies Design Studio by Tech4Kids. Hours of crafting fun, but then, not only can all the pieces be stored in the Design Studio, but crystal gemmies creations can be displayed on the light up stand. How Awesome!!

Gemmies pack

Our giveaway holds a little something for everyone on your birthday or holiday list. We have the Kidz Bop Christmas CD included, as well as the Lion Guard Boulder Builder Game, Gemlins, Ant Farm and a Construction Building Set with multiple foam projects. Isn’t that miniature sock monkey the cutest??

Holiday Gfit Guide ideas and Giveaway

Giveaway Details & Disclosure…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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VTech Holiday Giveaway 2014

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Welcome to the VTECH
Holiday Toy Giveaway
Sponsored by: VTech
 
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year with the holidays approaching. And speaking of favorites, VTech is a favorite brand in our household. What’s not to love, at any age?  The educational toy industry is constantly demanding more and VTech is always providing innovative, fun and interactive selections to keep our children happy and developing.
 
We’re here to make your Holiday Shopping a little easier this year by offering ONE lucky reader a chance to win these FOUR fabulous toys from VTECH! Valued at over $130, it’s the perfect way to get your shopping started (or finished if your an early bird!).  All four of these toys are recommended for 12 months to 36 months and are perfect learning and educational toys with VTECH’s high quality!
 
Here’s what one person will win:
  • Chomp & Count Dino™
  • Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser™
  • Grow-Along Music Center™
  • Smart Shots Sports Center™.   
VTech Chomp & Count Dino (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $19.99)
  • Your child will learn about colors, numbers, and food with the adorable new Chomp & Count Dino. 
VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser (Ages 6-36 months, MSRP: $39.99)
  • This 2-in-1 toy grows with your children and transforms from a floor play toy with detachable steering wheel activity panel to an exciting toy.
VTech Grow-Along Music Center (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $29.99)
  • Your children can pretend to be musicians and sing along to the music with the Grow-Along Music Center.
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $39.99)
  • You can cheer on your little sports stars with the Smart Shots Sports Center. This electronic sports center features a soccer goal and basketball hoop for a fun 2-in-1 experience.
Larisha from We’re Parents!? had the opportunity to review the products herself and you can read her full review here.

Stay connected with VTECH

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BUY IT!  You can purchase the toys mentioned at many retailers or directly from Amazon.com by clicking on the links below!

VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
VTech Chomp and Count Dino
VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser
VTech Grow – Along Music Center

Ready for the giveaway? One lucky reader is going to win all of the toys listed above! 
Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 11/5/14 at 11:59PM EST. One entry per person/household/IP address.

Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools from below. Good luck!



Disclosure: We’re Parents!? received the product free of charge in exchange for this review/giveaway. We’re Parents!? and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. We were not compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at 
wereparentsnj1@gmail.com 

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