Archives for February 3, 2015

Puro Sound Labs Officially Launches Hearing-healthy Headphones for the Entire Family to Enjoy California-based company to debut with the first ever studio-grade Bluetooth wireless headphones for kids

Puro Sound Labs - BT2200 Kids Wireless Headphones -white on white closeup      Girl with BT2200 Pur Sound

The Puro Sound Labs BT2200 are Bluetooth headphones created specifically for kids and designed with the health and safety of a child as a priority. They are the first ever and only studio-grade Bluetooth headphones on the market made especially for kids with volume limiting ear protection. Volume levels over 85 decibels (dB) have been known to cause hearing loss over time. Their unique headphone design protects children’s ears, while delivering studio-grade sound. With hearing health and education in mind, Puro Sound has committed to donating a portion of every sale of all Puro Sound products through 2015 to the Hearing Health Foundation.

I received a pair to review and am really impressed! I love that they limit sound output on most portable devices to 85 dB. Hearing health is very important! My 11 year-old son likes them because they are comfortable, look cool and have great sound. He also likes that they are Bluetooth Wireless. These really are a Must-Buy for kids!  I highly recommend them.

More information:


Puro Sound Labs headphones are designed with a unique frequency response curve called Puro Balanced Response®, designed to recreate the natural sound produced in a perfectly tuned listening room in the headphone listening experience. This helps to maximize the satisfaction of Healthy Ears® hearing protection. 

Great care has gone into the design and materials used in the headphones. A soft and supple cushioning material and durable lightweight aluminum are used to make the headphones comfortable for young ears and to stand up to everyday use. Their design also attenuates over 82% of ambient noise, eliminating a need for higher volume limits. When combined, Puro’s Balanced Response® Curve and the headphones’ noise attenuation design, kids can enjoy their music with no need to exceed safe playback levels.

BT2200 features:

  • Unique volume governor system that limits sound output on most portable devices to 85 dB for parents’ peace of mind
  • Puro Limiter cable insures 85 dB sound limit for the auxiliary wired experience
  • Puro Balanced Response® equally balances bass, mids and highs, delivering clear, understandable vocal reproduction without excessive volume
  • Ambient noise limiting by up to 82%* – even in noisy environments like an airplane, allowing for reasonable listening levels
  • Integrated microphone for seamless use with a phone
  • 18 Hours of Battery Life for Music Playback & 200 Hours Standby
  • Durable, Lightweight Aluminum Construction
  • Supple Protein Leather Ear Cushions and Headband
  • Puro EQ App for iOS (Android coming soon)
  • Folds Flat for Travel

Puro Sound has also developed the Puro Sound Equalizer App, an iOS 16-band EQ application that allows headphones to be customized to the listener’s sound and genre preferences. A version of the app for Android devices will be available after the first of the year.

The “Kid-friendly” Puro Sound Labs BT2200 are available for $79.99 in White/silver and Tan/gold colors and available through authorized online resellers including and


*Source: Puro Sound Labs


About Puro Sound Labs

Established in 2014, Puro Sound Labs is a premier consumer electronics audio company that designs innovative and audiophile quality audio products. Using only the very best of science and engineering available, Puro Sound Labs engineers have been able to master the art of methodically replicating big room sound and fine-tuning audio and introducing a new generation of premium sound entertainment. You know great sound when you hear it – Puro Sound Labs know the science behind creating it. For more information please visit

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample product to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit and addtional info provided by Puro Sound Labs.

Kamino app is a Must-Have! Explore your city!


Don’t just live in your city — explore it! Created by explorers just like you, Kamino is the ultimate way for locals and tourists to embark on an urban adventure. Create walkable playlists (tours) to highlight the places you love in your town. Looking to try something new? Let Kamino take you on a walking tour of a neighborhood you’ve never been to, and discover your new favorite coffee shop, bar, park or hangout.


With the Kamino app, you can unlock an authentic city experience, fully equipped with user-generated information like detailed area descriptions, photos, GPS enabled maps, and recommendations from travel experts and locals. Plan your own trip around the city or follow someone else’s walking tour for a fun afternoon out.


Download the Kamino app now to enjoy:

  • Walking Tours on the fly: Find awesome new spots wherever you are. There are currently walking tours in over 90 cities around the world
  • Expert recommendations: Get insights from travel experts and local gurus on the best waking tours in town.
  • Local treasures and hidden gems: Discover what you may have missed in your own backyard.
  • GPS-guided walking tours: Never get lost! Our built-in GPS system will always get you to your destination.
  • Walking tours tailored to your interests: Find out if a walking tour is dog-friendly, good for kids, or great for a night out with friends.
  • Recommendations: Add your own as you go or when you get to your final destination.
  • Create your own walking tours: Share your favorite places with friends, family, and your community!


Whether you’re seeking a new local brew, a dog friendly weekend, a jaunt to pass the time, or to promote your favorite place to wine and dine, Kamino has the tools for you! Download the Kamino walking tour app to create and share your best day yet!


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Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. 



Picture Collage Maker Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

The giveaway includes Picture Collage Maker (both Windows & Mac), which enables fans to create stunning collages on both Windows and Mac OS X this Valentine. You can know more details about the giveaway here:

This is a fun way to be creative for Valentine’s Day!


Self Disclosure: No compensation was receive to post. 

Cork Wines for Valentine’s Day

BottleOne Bottle 2

Curious Cork is a brand
 and importer of
unique, premium, and authentic wines from Europe and would make a perfect Valentine’s day gift! I received a sample bottle and I recommend the Tuscan Sun Wines!

Tuscan Sun Wines:

Tuscan Sun Wines video page –
L’Arte della Toscana: The Art of
Tesori Nascosti: Hidden Treasures
Pensiero: a Little Gift

Olio di Oliva: Olive Oil
Il Giorno del Mercado: Market Day

Passione: Passion
Ispirati: Be Inspired
Della Casa: Of the House
Prima Famiglia: Family First
BaracchiVideo about Il Falconiere,
the Michelin rated restaurant at the Bracchi estate.

Fat Louis
Carlin de Paolo Presentazione CARLINdePAOLO



Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature.

1st baby zebra sharks born from artificial insemination now on exhibit Aquarium of the Pacific


The Aquarium breeds a large shark species through artificial insemination!

The Aquarium of the Pacific  recently announced that it is the first to be able to successfully reproduce zebra sharks through artificial insemination. More than 100 million sharks in the wild are killed annually due to human impact. Being able to artificially inseminate large shark species like the zebra shark can further research in helping dwindling shark populations in the wild. The 10-month-old sharks are now on exhibit in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon shallow pool. Fern, approximately 20 years old, is the mother of the two female sharks.

Fern arrived to the Aquarium in 1997. She was inseminated in September 2013, and both babies hatched from their eggs in late March of 2014. The Aquarium’s experts have been caring for the youngsters in their behind-the-scenes shark nursery. The zebra shark pups are now about 2-and-a-half to 3 feet long and are now ready to be introduced in the shallow pools in Shark Lagoon.

The 140-pound and 7-and-a-half-foot long mother zebra shark can be seen swimming in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon exhibit with other large sharks. Aquarium experts have been working with Fern, who is trained to come to the surface for food as well as to voluntarily participate in her own medical exams.

Zebra sharks, often called leopard sharks in Australia, are found in the Indo-West Pacific. This includes the Red Sea, East Africa, New Caledonia, Japan, Australia, and Tonga. This species of shark prefers inshore marine or brackish water. They grow to be 5.5 to 11.5 feet in length and are 9 feet long on average. These sharks are nocturnal foragers, feeding on snails and bivalves, crabs, shrimp, and small bony fishes.

Young juveniles are dark brown or black with narrow pale yellow or white vertical bars resembling a zebra’s stripes. When they begin to develop their adult features, the juvenile shark’s bars fade, becoming dots or open circular designs no longer resembling a zebra. These sharks reach maturity when they are about 5 to 6 feet in length. Pups normally hatch in about five-and-a-half to six-and-a-half months and are only about 7.9 to 10 inches when they emerge from their egg cases. Once hatched, they are immediately independent, able to swim and hunt on their own.

Zebra sharks can live about twenty-five to thirty years, but face many threats in the wild. This species is listed as vulnerable to extinction under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List mainly because of human activities. Overfishing poses a big threat, as these sharks are sold for human consumption or fish meal. Livers are processed for vitamins, and there is a large market for their fins. In Australia, where zebra sharks are not a target species for fishing, their population for that region is listed under IUCN Red’s List as Least Concern. For more information about the Aquarium and zebra sharks, visit or call 562-590-3100.

 My son and I visited the Aquarium today to see the baby Zebra Sharks and were surprised to see how big they are.  In my son’s words..they are just really cool! Of course, we also had to see all the other wonderful exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific. My son just loves to see the Harbor Seals! I really can not quite choose a favorite! Although, I do love Sea Lions!


Self Disclosure: I received media tickets to see the Zebra Sharks and to feature the Aquarium of the Pacific. Photo Credit: Top photo: Aquarium of the Pacific. Bottom photo: SoCal City Kids.