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SPRING FORWARD with the BlueSYNC RST

RST-variation1Across the United States, deals, price slashes and discounts are abundant, especially throughout the holidays. There are Christmas, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, President’s Day Deals and more! If there’s a holiday, you can bet your wallet that there is a deal to go along with it.

Despite being an integral part of our lives every year, the Daylight Saving ‘holiday’ has never been given the proper deal it deserves. We took to the streets to interview the public and find out the reasoning behind this. After days of careful analysis, we found that the main concern was that people lacked trust in Daylight Saving because of the misleading name. Many argued that we are not actually saving any daylight so why reward the day with a special deal when it has lied to us for all of these years?

Despite the backlash, we at GOgroove, being the trendsetters we are, plan to take the deal to a place it has never been before – Daylight Saving Time! Starting 2/29 and running all the way to Daylight Saving, 3/13, GOgroove is offering an unprecedented deal to help you ring in the time change. Visit the GOgroove BlueSYNC RST Amazon Ad and use promo code CLOCKRST at checkout to receive a $20 discount. Get your hands on the BlueSYNC RST for only $39.99!!! Now that’s a deal worth springing forward for!

TheRST-variation2 GOgroove BlueSYNC RST is more than just another run-of-the mill alarm clock; it also functions as a Bluetooth Speaker, FM Radio, USB Charger and viewing stand. Dual alarms allow you to set different wake up times with FM or tone alert, and even feature snooze and sleep functions. When you need to charge, you can set your device on the built-in holder and use the 1A USB charging port with your phone’s charging port.

However unfavorable Daylight Saving and its faulty name are to most people, let’s try to look on the bright side – it brought you the deal of a lifetime! Thank GOgroove, thank Benjamin Franklin, thank whoever, just make sure you take advantage of the first official Daylight Saving Deal!

There is plenty more where that comes from so keep your eyes and ears peeled to GOgroove.com and be sure to LIKE our Facebook Page for company news and other great deals like this.

Wi-Fi Speaker Technology is the hot new thing but is it worth enough to ditch your Bluetooth Speaker?

As your one-stop-shop for everything electronics, we at GOgroove field many questions about our take on the state of the Consumer Electronics Industry as well as our thoughts on what the next best technology will be. As time has passed, we’ve received countless requests for and questions about Wi-Fi Speakers. Wi-Fi speakers are a relatively new technology but look to have a bright future in the wireless speaker category. Let’s take a closer look at Wi-Fi speakers and how they stack up against that Bluetooth Speaker you use at home.BassPulseWireless_PackageImages1

Wi-Fi Speaker Technology – What is it? Like your laptop at home, Wi-Fi Speakers work with your existing home network and a wireless router to play audio in one room or throughout the whole house. These speakers allow for a higher resolution audio transmission than do current Bluetooth Speakers. Wi-Fi speakers achieve this by using a lossless codec, which in layman’s terms means there is absolutely no loss of audio fidelity as the data signal travels across your Wi-Fi network. This technology offers a stronger signal with a more immediate range.

How does it stack up to Bluetooth Speakers? Well, Wi-Fi has a greater range than Bluetooth, sometimes measuring up to 120 feet indoors! Just a bit farther than the 33 feet you get with most Bluetooth Speakers. Wi-Fi Speaker technology will oftentimes cover your entire house and eliminates the “line of sight” Bluetooth Speakers need to connect. Wi-Fi Speakers also offer two different modes: Solo and Multi Mode. Solo Mode allows each device to play a song separately while multi-mode allows all the devices in the same group to play the same song at the same time.

Sounds like Wi-Fi Speakers are a slam dunk over Bluetooth Speakers. Not so fast. Bluetooth Speakers offer lower power consumption and are much, much easier to set up than Wi-Fi Speakers. Rather than the simple search and connect we are all used to with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connections are much more complex and require the configuration of hardware, software or even use of an APP.

Well Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Speakers? We’ve laid it all out on the line and the choice is yours! If you think Bluetooth is still the best speaker for you, check out our lineup at Accessory Power. We’ve got tons to choose from! If you chose Wi-Fi Speakers, let’s just say keep your eyes and ears glued to the Accessory Power page as we’ll have a little something for you in the very near future.

Still can’t decide? Checkout the Technical Specifications Comparison Chart we’ve put together for you below. For more information on Accessory Power visit our ‘About Us’ page at https://www.accessorypower.com/about. Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube Page for company information, product releases and videos and more!

 

COMPARISON BLUETOOTH WIFI
Frequency 2.4 GHz 2.4, 3.6, 5 GHz
Cost Low High
Bandwidth Low (800 Kbps) High (11 Mbps)
Specification Authority Bluetooth SIG IEEE, WECA
Security It is less secure Security issues are being debated.
Year of Development 1994 1991
Primary Devices Mobile phones, mouse, keyboards, office and industrial automation devices. Activity trackers, such as Fitbit and Jawbone. Notebook computers, desktop computers, servers, TV, Latest mobiles.
Hardware Requirement Bluetooth adaptor on all the devices connecting with each other. Wireless adaptors on all the devices of the network, a wireless router and/or wireless access points.
Range 5-30 meters With 802.11b/g the typical range is 32 meters indoors and 95 meters (300 ft) outdoors. 802.11n has greater range. 2.5GHz Wi-Fi communication has greater range than 5GHz. Antennas can also increase range.
Power Consumption Low High
Ease of Use Fairly simple to use. Can be used to connect up to seven devices at a time. It is easy to switch between devices or find and connect to any device. It is more complex and requires configuration of hardware and software.
Latency 200ms 150ms
Bit-Rate 2.1 Mbps 600 Mbps

Naughty or Nice… Which list are you on?

SantaSanta takes flight in less than a day to bring countless people free presents and holiday cheer. This may be as exciting a time as any for most people while some are left wondering what could have been. Santa’s naughty and nice list has haunted everyone since we we’ve been old enough to know who Santa Claus is. It was used to shape our behavior growing up and is / most likely will be used by us to get our own children to act right. Let’s be honest – no one wants a lump of coal in their stocking!

So as you look back at your year in review, wondering what list you may be on, we’ve tried to make it a bit simpler for you. ‘School Stickers,’ a company that supplies schools with stickers, postcards and certificates that are handed out as awards for good behavior, has released a list of names most frequently placed on the “naughty or nice” list. Their study looks at the names of more than 70,000 students to see who got the most and who got the least reward stickers. Although this is not the end-all be-all of what list you may land on, our sources tell us that Santa takes this study very seriously. Here’s to hoping you are on the nice list!

Nice List
Girls: Anna, Courtney, Millie, Mia, Grace, Bethany, Lily, Ella, Laura and Ellie
Boys: Harry, Ryan, Ethan, Lewis, Ben, Adam, Nathan, Oliver, Dylan and Benjamin

Naughty List
Girls: Leah, Eleanor, Jasmine, Abigail, Olivia, Holly, Georgia, Chloe, Amelia and Shannon
Boys: Joseph, James, Joshua, Luke, Samuel, Matthew, Daniel, Mohammed, Owen and George

Hopefully you are happy with the results. If your name was not mentioned, you still have time to make either list, so plan your next few days accordingly. For those of you, who made the naughty list, don’t settle for a lump of coal this Holiday Season. We’ve got awesome products that will help you have the best holidays imaginable. Anything from Bluetooth speakers, headphones, earbuds, accessories and more! Don’t fall victim to Santa’s naughty list – It’s not too late to gift friends, family and yourself with awesome electronic accessories from GOgroove. Happy Holidays!

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12 Deals of Christmas

12 DealsThanksgiving - Come and gone like the leftovers with it.
Black Friday – Passed us by like that last deal on the shelf.
Cyber Monday – Lost, somewhere in the deep, dark corners of the wild web.

With that, let’s bring on Christmas. A holiday celebrated with bright lights, holiday cheer, abundant food, and of course an excessive amount of deals! And who would we be to not honor our civic duty as Americans and offer deals upon deals this holiday season? Introducing the 12 Deals of Christmas! Starting today and running through the 14th, GOgroove will be offering a deal a day on some of your favorite items, giving you just enough time to receive your gifts before Christmas. Let’s highlight what could and should be coming your way this month:

December 3rdGOgroove BlueVIBE CFT Bluetooth Headset
Discount: $10 OFF = $19.99

December 4thGOgroove SonaVERSE Ti Computer Tower Speakers
Discount: $10 OFF = $24.99

December 5thGOgroove Air Vent Mount
Discount: 20% OFF = $10.39

December 6thGOgroove SonaVERSE O2i Glowing LED Computer Speakers
Discount: 25% OFF = $20.25

December 7thGOgroove Groove Pal Speakers (ALL MODELS)
Discount: 50% OFF = $14.99

December 8th$10 OFF Purchase of $35 or More

December 9thGOgroove AudiOHM WD Wood Earbuds (BOTH MODELS)
Discount: Buy One Get One Half Off

December 10thGOgroove Groove Pal KDZ Headphones (ALL MODELS)
Discount: 35% OFF = $9.75

December 11thGOgroove Splatter OR3 Bluetooth Speaker
Discount: 20% OFF = $19.99

December 12thGOgroove BassPULSE 2MX USB Computer Speakers (BOTH MODELS)
Discount: 40% OFF = $14.99

December 13th$15 OFF Purchase of $50 or More

December 14thGOgroove AudiOHM Gen 1 Earbuds (ALL COLORS)
Discount: Buy One Get One Free

Get one, get all – the choice is yours! Remember to like us on Facebook to see the even more deals and company news.

Bargain Brawlers Celebrate Black “Eye” Friday

Black FridayBlack Friday is here! We have officially stepped into the holiday season, and with that comes intensive bargain hunting, fancy lights and music, and of course the natural urge to stuff our faces with as much food as possible. It’s the holidays… Why not?

But where did this term ‘Black Friday’ officially come from? And if it’s considered Black Friday, why do doorbuster deals start on Thursday?

Last night, as I sat in massive food coma, watching “Survivor,” the greatest reality television show of this generation, there was an internal battle raging inside me: Do I break tradition and shop for Black Friday Deals on a Thursday or do I take a stand and wait for those Friday deals like my ancestors and their ancestors before me? Needless to say the food coma took precedence and I pushed my shopping back until today.

So back to the original question: Where did the term Black Friday come from? Legend has it that the name came from the large amount of black eyes suffered  by these “bargain brawlers” trying to get a deal on the latest tech items. It was originally called Black Eye Friday until 1971, when the “Eye” was dropped from the name and officially became Black Friday. Although we completely made that story up, it almost makes sense no?

But on a serious note, let’s revisit the question we’ve continually failed to answer: Where did it come from? One theory links the name back to retailers, who claim that after an entire year of operating at a loss or ‘in the red,’ they would turn a profit and go ‘into the black.’ A second theory links the name back to 1869 and the crash of the U.S. gold market. Two financiers planned to buy up as much of the nation’s gold as possible to drive up the price and make themselves a large profit. Unfortunately this plan failed and sent the stock market into a large free fall, eventually leading to that day being named Black Friday. Although both seem plausible, the real origin of ‘Black Friday’ comes from the Philadelphia Police. They created the term because of the commotion that would ensue the day after Thanksgiving due to large amount of shoppers as well as tourists coming in advance for the Army-Navy football game played that Saturday. These same police officers were not allowed to take this day off and even had to work extra hours to deal with the traffic, crowds and large amount of shoplifters. By 1961 the term had gained traction in Philadelphia and later was reinvented nationwide sometime in the mid-to-late 1980s.

Now that you are completely caught up or simply just bored with the history lesson we’ve put you through, let us make it up to you with a weekend-long slate of deals! Visit the GOgroove website to take advantage of 15% , 25% , 35% and 45% OFF deals on select items. Remember, there is free shipping on all orders over $35! Don’t get stuck sleeping in tents, freezing as you wait in long lines or fighting off crazed shoppers trying to get a doorbuster deal on a very limited selection. Visit www.gogroove.com today for hassle free bargain hunting and a great experience every time!

Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook for alerts about these great deals and more! Happy Black Friday!

Happy Halloween! Tricks, Treats and Spooky Jokes

Halloween-FB-Profile-GGWith Halloween lurking around the corner, like your neighbor’s creepily masked kid trying to frighten you as you get home, can you think of a better time for another fun, insightful and fulfilling blog post about fun facts and warnings of the upcoming holiday?

We didn’t think so! Sit back, relax, read on and enjoy the eerie knowledge we plan to cover you with, the same way those teenage kids cover your house with toilet paper for passing out dental floss. Breaking News: They prefer candy.

  • Halloween started in Ireland and originated from the Celtic end-of-harvest festival of Samhain. This festival consisted of lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to fight off evil spirits.
  • It is feared that on Halloween the boundary between the living and dead is blurred as both walk amongst each other. Humans therefore wear masks and dress up so the spirits do not recognize them.
  • Orange and Black are the main colors of Halloween because orange represents the harvest while black represent the death of summer.

Cheesy Joke #1: Why don’t skeletons go to scary movies?

                                  They don’t have the guts!

  • Trick-or-treating started from the superstition that ghosts could disguise themselves as humans that knock on doors for food or money. It was believed that if they were denied, the spirit would haunt that human.
  • Black cats and witches are forever tied together because it was once believed that the cats protected the powers of the witches.
  • Halloween only trails Christmas as the highest grossing commercial holiday!

Cheesy Joke #2: Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?

                                  They’re too wrapped up in themselves!

  • The White House is haunted! Most ghost sightings are that of Abraham Lincoln. Spooky!
  • The Michael Myers mask from the horror classic ‘Halloween’ is actually a $2 Star Trek William Shatner mask. The crew was on a tight budget so they reshaped the eye holes and painted it white to achieve the creepy look you know and love today!
  • The heaviest pumpkin in history weighed in at 2,323 pounds.

Now that you’ve been educated on the holiday, cheesy jokes and random facts, we want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween. Remember you are too old to be trick-or-treating if you ask for high fiber candy and are losing breath going from door to door. Never trick-or-treat in deserted towns, houses with bloody chainsaws outside or near people summoning demons! Enjoy.

Final Cheesy Joke: What do vegan zombies say?

                                         Grrraaaiiinnnnsssss!

(You’ll thank us later when you are the life of your Halloween party with these great jokes… Happy Halloween!)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Beyond

CaptureAs Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we urge everyone to remember that this battle started in ancient times and STILL continues to rage on today. The disease has been mentioned in almost every part of recorded human history and we are still without a cure. Remember to always be mindful and understanding of those affected, while providing the necessary support for those in need.

Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time to increase awareness, raise funds and remind everyone about early detection. This month was founded in 1985 as a way to endorse mammograms as one of the best defenses against the disease. The pink ribbon didn’t become the universal symbol until 1991, when the Susan G. Komen Foundation passed out the ribbons at the New York City race for breast cancer survivors. Today the pink ribbon and month of October are heavily tied into Breast Cancer Awareness.

As mentioned before, this disease is not something specifically important just in the month of October. It should hold heavy importance and significance 12 months out of every year. There are many sites dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. To learn more about the disease, see what you can do or simply donate, please visit any of the following:

https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
https://ww5.komen.org/
https://www.cancer.org/

We stand behind all those affected. #BreastCancerAwareness

The BlueSYNC RGD has the power to save your life

Imagine, if you will, the following scenario:

Feral eyes drilling menacingly into your own. A sleek, tawny mountain lion has just stepped into the trail quietly and pauses to regard you. With a slight tremble in your hands, you reach behind you for something to scare off the wild animal.

Mountain Lion!
Mountain Lion!

Just moments before, dusk was settling on the empty hiking trail. You’d been hiking for several hours now and there have been few other travelers that have passed by. It was beginning to get eerily quiet.

You were thinking, it’s a little too quiet, so you reached for the handy BlueSYNC RGD attached to your backpack by its convenient built-in metal hoop. This lightweight but durable speaker has taken a lot of rough handling over the past few weeks but nothing seems to phase it. Even a recent flash of light rain doesn’t seem to have affected this thing, and it’s been a great companion for a lonely trail.

Flipping the switch to the on position, you were looking for your iPhone when the mountain lion suddenly appeared. At that moment you realized the BlueSYNC RGD is already paired with your iPhone so there’s no need to fish for it. Heck, your iPhone could be up to 33 feet away and the RGD would still work without directly accessing the phone.

A quick movement behind you finds the play button located in the center of the device. You turn up the volume dial to maximum as the speaker belts out the last song you were listening to, “Don’t act like you forgot, I call the shots, shots, shots, Like blah, brrap, brrap. Pay me what you owe me, don’t act like you forgot.”

As the soulful strains of Rihanna’s hit single blast from the powerful, yet portable RGD, the mountain lion’s expression changes to one of surprise and fear. The lion decides its prey is not worth the trouble of having to endure Rihanna while eating and bolts into the surrounding brush.

This completely plausible scenario is clear evidence that the BlueSYNC RGD has the power to save your life. However, you’ll probably just use it to bring music anywhere you want to go.

4th of July Fun Facts

family celebrating 4th of JulyAs many across the nation work their last day of the week, it may come as a surprise that today should technically be the real day of Independence. July 2, 1776 is the actual day that the Continental Congress voted for Independence. To take it a step further, John Adams even wrote that July 2nd would be remembered and celebrated throughout American History. You are probably pretty upset you had to come in to work on such an important day in American History huh? Well to ease your pain and to get you into the holiday spirit, we’ve provided you with even more fun facts about the 4th of July… Hmm, it almost doesn’t have the same ring to it now.

Fun Fact #1: Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a “laptop.” In those times a laptop was considered a writing desk that would sit on the writer’s lap.

Fun Fact #2: There were 200 copies made of the printed version of the Declaration of Independence, which was originally called the Dunlap Broadside. Only 27 copies are accounted for today.

Fun Fact #3: In 1870, as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays such as Christmas, Congress declared July 4th an official unpaid holiday. In 1939 Congress changed the 4th of July to a paid Federal Holiday. THANK YOU CONGRESS!

Fun Fact #4: The 4th of July is the biggest hot dog day of the year. An estimated 155 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day.

Fun Fact #5: To avoid further damage, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. For symbolic effect, the bell is tapped 13 times on the 4th of July.

Fun Fact #6: In 2012 the U.S. imported $227.3 million worth of fireworks from China. In comparison, the U.S. only exported $11.7 million that same year.

Now that you are caught up on the history of the United States and fireworks sales from 2012, we wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. Know that fireworks can be dangerous and should always be handled responsibly. There are some states **cough cough California** that are desperate for water, so let’s prevent as many fires as possible this summer. Remember, only you can prevent fireworks fires. Happy 4th of July!

Color, Sound, and Other Foreign Concepts.

GG_basspulse_abstractI’ve never been exceptional at math. I was always more focused on artsy stuff like painting or singing or making decorative cheeses. So I went along my way and started putting my talents toward color or music. I would be the person to master sight and sound, eventually becoming the world’s best one-man-band-slash-pointillism-and-or-color-by-numbers-expert (And as such, becoming rightful owner of the known universe). I encountered two immediate problems with this. First off, painting by numbers and any sort of music require at least basic math skills, music requiring that you can count to four multiple times in a row and color-by-numbers literally having “numbers” IN THE NAME. Secondly, I found out that in the “being the world’s best at visuals and audio” category, I was already at a disadvantage.

I found out that there are people in the world who are not only experts of sight and sound, they actually can HEAR colors and SEE sounds. In reality, it is actually quite a bit more complicated (as most things in reality are), but I was devastatingly jealous all the same. The phenomenon is called Synesthesia, which essentially boils down to having extra connections in the brain that cause correlations between senses that would otherwise be separated. One such form of Synesthesia involves associating letters or numbers with inherent color categories, or a specific chord sounding a little too “green” for your taste. The condition is exceptionally rare and is super difficult to test with science because perception varies from person to person (why we have such unanswerable questions such as “Do you and I see the same color red?” And “Does this dress make me look fat?”).

Whether or not you have Synesthesia, you can see color and light in music with the GOgroove BassPULSE Speaker: a powerful Bass speaker with LED colored lights that pulseBassPULSE2MX_RED_Main-V3 with the music you’re listening to. It has a cool geometric design embedded into the clear plastic that catches the light from the LEDs at the bottom of the panel, and the bass sound packs a punch! If the big woofer design isn’t your style, you could also try the BassPULSE 2MX, a smaller desktop speaker that glows along the bottom and gives your office or desk an elegant look while sounding fantastic.

Also in the realm of LED speakers, the SonaVERSE O2I  and SonaVERSE TI speakers from GOgroove both feature beautiful blue accents and powerful sound. But if you really want your see color in your music, go for the GOgroove MOVE L3D portable speaker and mood light. The four color-changing-orb design will have you staring at it for as long as your attention span for pretty colors is (approximately 7.5 hours in most users).

For a limited time, save 15% off on all GOgroove LED speakers + free shipping. Enter coupon code SAVELED at checkout before June 15th 2015 to receive discount! For more information on the BassPULSE, BassPULSE 2MX, SonaVERSE O2I, SonaVERSE TI and MOVE L3D, visit our website at www.gogroove.com or like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gogrooveaudio