Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker For Fun in the Sun

UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker Review

I hope that by the time you read this post the weather will have warmed up and it will officially be considered Spring.  It has been a cold and damp April but now that we are in the month of May, it’s time to clean off the grill and uncover the pool and hang outdoors longer.


I find working outdoors not only cathartic but healthy as well, using muscles and moving the body really gets the blood flowing and having music can make it even better.



Unfortunately, for this review, you will not see the UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker floating across the pool to show that it is waterproof, however, you will see it hanging from a deck post as I uncovered the patio furniture.


outdooor funs with a bluetooth speaker


I have purchased several Bluetooth Speakers in the past but I can honestly say, this is one of the best not only because of its rich sound, but because of its ability to float along as I float or lay poolside.




As you can hear from the following video The UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker has an amazing clear sound and really brings out the quality of your Smartphone.



So as I work outside pulling weeds and preparing the pool for the season, I can listen to my smooth jazz to make my day go better than planned – as long as I stay away from the poisonous plants which seems to find me every season!


Let’s Chat > Are you ready for some fun in the sun?





  • IPX7 rated: UE ROLL can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes
  • Maximum sound level: 85dBA
  • Frequency range: 108Hz-20kHz
  • Drivers: one 2″ driver and two 3/4″ tweeters
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for up to 9 hours of battery life between microUSB charges (actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions)
  • Charge time: 5.5 hours
  • Pair up to 8 Bluetooth enabled devices
  • Connect up to 2 source devices at the same time
  • Wirelessly play (stream) to 2 UE ROLL 2s from 1 source
  • Mobile range of play is up to 30m or 100′
  • For audio playback: smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth wireless audio profile (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile; A2DP) or 3.5mm audio output

Mophie Powerstation Plus XL Review


Mophie Powerstation Plus XL Review by the Delaware Blogger



As a Blogger who is always on the go, oftentimes attending all day events, so much so that when I walk into a room the first thing I look for is an electrical outlet, even in church on Sundays.

Sometimes the choir is on fire and I want to capture it all on Facebook Live, however, the last thing I want to happen is for my Smartphone to die before the end of the selection.  




When I was contacted by Verizon Wireless for a new product review, I immediately chose the Mophie Powerstation Plus XL and it definitely came in handy at The State of Our Union: Black Women and Girls in Delaware event at Delaware State University sponsored by NCBW100.




On an early Saturday morning, my girlfriend, Donna and I drove down to Dover for what turned out to be a very informative, educational and enlightening event.  We arrived late, however, was right on time to listen to the “Living Room Conversation” which featured several women speakers including our friends Nicolle Surrette and Taria Prichett and thanks to the Mophie Powerstation Plus XL, I was able to live stream Nicolle’s entire presentation and still have plenty of power left for a lot of pictures afterwards. 




We also arrived in plenty of time to hear the announced acknowledgement of my “big sis” Esther Rich, founder of Special Touch Card Creation, who was chosen this year’s New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year.





The mophie powerstation plus XL is an external battery with over 48 hours of power, easily connects to an Android or iOS Smartphone and it fully charged my phone in less than 2 hours.  


The Rose Gold and White Aluminum finish was nice and Donna really liked the color especially since she is a member of AKA Sorority and their colors are pink and green, however, it is also available in Space Gray.




The mophie powerstation plus XL is made for iPods, iPhones, iPads as well as all Android devices, cameras, headphones, gaming devices and Smart watches, with a suggested retail price is $99.99.


  • 12,000mAh portable battery with build-in switch-tip cable
  • Triple-tested battery ensures peak performance and safe operation
  • 2.1 amp output-charge smartphones or tablets
  • Slim easy-to-carry design and aluminum finish
  • The #1 and most trusted brand in portable power




Let’s Chat > How often does your Smartphone need recharging?




It was a great day to be with old friends and meet new ones.













Taking Inventory with the Google Pixel 2 XL

Taking Inventory with the

Google Pixel 2 XL




Did you get a new smartphone for the holidays?  If you didn’t and are in the market for one you might want to check out the Google Pixel 2 XL.




You may remember this blog post review for a previous model of the Google Pixel Smartphone from Verizon Wireless.  Well recently I had another opportunity to check out the newer version, the Google Pixel 2 XL, and I love this model even more!


Not only did I love the style, sleekness, widescreen and long battery life, I loved having the Google Assistant in the palm of my hands who not only helped me organize my day but also kept me aware of the weather and road conditions with just a simple side squeeze that works even when the phone in a locked status.


However, along with taking fantastic pictures in any light and the ability to quickly order gifts and gadgets using the Geek App I also loved the brilliance and clarity of the videos.




While reading the Sunday paper, I came across an article by Elizabeth Weise, entitled 15-minute inventory video is good insurance” and decided to make a digital diary and upload it to YouTube.  God forbid, if we ever lose all of our belongings in natural or not so natural disaster, I will at least have a video inventory of our home’s contents!  


I still think about and pray for those affected by the hurricanes, wildfires and now mudslides!


The Google Pixel 2 XL is the highest rated smartphone camera that takes beautiful photos in any light and had a fast-charging battery.  The back of the Pixel 2 XL is a mixture of glass and aluminum.




The aluminum is covered with a coating that gives it a blackboard-like feel; resistive, grippier and slightly textured. It’s an excellent finish and gives you a sturdier grip than on most other smartphones. The Google Pixel 2 XL is 6 inches, and the screen on the Pixel 2 XL is the biggest on a Google-branded handset. 




Head over to your local Verizon Wireless store to check out the Google Pixel 2 XL then come back here and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.



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Gifts Purchased from Geek ~ The Smarter Shopper App




Poof – the holidays are gone just as quickly as they arrived and I hope you got all the gifts that you wanted.  If not and you are still in need of a few, check out some gifts and gadgets that can be purchased from Geek ~ The Smarter Shopper App.





My sons are older and they along with hubby are Muslims so I don’t buy them “Christmas Gifts”, however, I do celebrate Christmas and give them gifts after the 25th of December.  In addition to purchasing monogramed Turkish Towels from Bed Bath and Beyond, I also ordered them personalized hoodies from Geek Smarter Shopper.



After downloading the Geek app onto this Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone which I am reviewing for Verizon Wireless (#teampixel), I spent the next hour checking out some of the cool products which I wanted to purchase not only for the guys but a few for myself. 




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As a gadget geek, I found some really cool products and put them in my cart so I can make one big purchase for a few giveaways.  However, I wanted to buy the sweatshirts immediately for the guys and couldn’t wait to check out. 




The process was easy, using my Paypal account, shipping was quick and I received an email during the entire process including the day the package arrived so I was able to run out to the mailbox to retrieve it, no #porchpoachers to be concerned with.






There were products and price points ranging from FREE (just pay shipping) to upwards of two and three hundred dollars so there is definitely something for everyone; Smartphone covers, refurbished laptops and drones, clothing, jewelry and household products – it was like shopping the old school “Sears Christmas Wish Book” – do you remember them?




You can access the website from your laptop and tablet as well, but I suggest you download the Geek Smarter Shopper app onto your smartphone so that when you are looking for new techie gift or gadget it will be right at your fingertips. 




Geek will also send you emails with the latest gifts and gadgets that you may not realize that you need in your life – check it out and let me know what you find.




Let’s Chat > what are some of your favorite Geek Gifts?


My Moto360 Smartphone Matched Everything

multiple faces of moto360 smartwatch

Disclosure:  I was provided with the Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch (2nd Gen) from Verizon Wireless in order to facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% my own.  I appreciate your support of my blog and that of the brands that I love.


If you are a regular reader of my blog and had an opportunity to read this Father’s Day post then you will recall that I also received a ladies style Moto360 Smartwatch to review.  I have been wearing it almost constantly since then because the Moto360 Smartwatch matched everything that I wore for the entire month of June.  


With a jewelry box full of watches and rings sitting atop my dresser drawer I could have worn a different watch with each outfit, however, I chose to wear the Moto360 Smartwatch – why because not only can you change the dial style faces but you can also change the colors!  


Another design plus was the size of the face which has an edge to edge glass that gave a better and bigger viewing area so I didn’t always need my glasses.


multiple faces of moto360 smartwatch


I wore the Moto360 Smartwatch with this white dress for a photo shoot;


I then wore the Moto360 Smartwatch with this hi-low dress at the NorthDelaWHERE Happenings Awards Event in Philly;


Moto360 smartwatch


I also wore the Moto360 Smartwatch to the grocery store while shopping with hubby;




and I even wore the Moto360 Smartwatch around the pool during the holiday weekend, note: it is not water proof so make sure to take it off before getting into the pool.  


motorola moto360 watch review


I liked getting email notifications and texts on my wrist without having to grab my phone each time.  Also it was great having the ability to check my fitness goals, tracking the number of steps that I made during the day, which as you can see, I need to make more of them!




I also prefer watches with leather bands because they fit better than those with links, the bands can be adjusted to fit any size wrist without having to take it to a jeweler to remove links.



The Rose Gold Stainless Steel base was a perfect compliment to my other pieces of jewelry so I was able to wear it with most of my outfits with the ability to change the color of the face color to match any of them.


outfit of the day


Not ever having had a Smartwatch before it did take a bit of getting used to over several days, I was able to upload the apps that I used most often.  The charging station provides more than 24 hours of power, that is unless you are checking your apps and notifications several times per day and then the power diminishes more quickly and dies, which happened once.  


Smartphone charging


I synced the Moto360 Smartphone to my Samsung Android phone and uploaded a few of my favorite apps.  I was able to check my calendar appointments, get the latest weather report and traffic updates right on my wrist.



To be honest, initially, out of the box I wasn’t overly impressed with the Moto360 Smartwatch, however, the longer I wore and customized it, the better I liked it and found myself wearing it almost daily leaving the other watches in the jewelry boxes.

Moto360 Smartwatch out of the box 

Let’s Chat:  Do you have a Smartwatch or an Android Wear device?


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