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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!

Thanksgiving: The Stuffing of Facts You’ll Need to Impress Your Family

turkeyWith another holiday upon us, you may start to realize that not only are we the best one-stop-shop around for electronic accessories, but also the best fact checkers and joke tellers this side of the Mississippi. We not only appreciate the recognition but want you to know how seriously we take that job. As Black Friday continues to creep further and further into the Thanksgiving Holiday, we have a moral obligation to provide the facts and jokes needed to celebrate Turkey Day, before it passes by faster than the last piece of pumpkin pie. With that said, let’s get to it!

  • Contrary to popular belief, there was no turkey served at the first Thanksgiving. Historians say that the menu most likely consisted of deer, duck, geese, oyster, lobster, fish, pumpkin and cranberries.
  • Corn is considered one of the most popular symbols of Thanksgiving. It came in a variety of colors including red, white, yellow and blue.

Thanksgiving Joke #1 :

Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?

A: Plymouth Rock

  • 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Wild Turkeys and Farm-Raised Turkeys have different flavors. With wild turkeys, almost all the meat is dark and has a stronger turkey flavor.
  • On the West Coast, Dungeness crab is a common alternative to turkey as the main Thanksgiving dish.

Thanksgiving Joke #2:

Q: Why did the cranberries turn red?

A: Because they saw the turkey dressing!

  • A scared turkey can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. It’s also said that they can reach flight at speeds between 50-55 miles per hour.
  • Thanksgiving created the TV dinner. In 1953, in response to the enormous amount of turkey Swanson had left over, a salesperson came up with the idea to package it onto aluminum trays with other sides.

Thanksgiving Joke #3:

Q: What is a turkey’s favorite dessert?

A: Peach Gobbler!

As the holidays kick into full swing, it always helps to be reminded to be thankful for the things we have. We wish everyone a safe and filling Thanksgiving Day and look forward to the madness that will ensue during Black Friday and later, Cyber Monday. Happy Turkey Day, and with that, we leave you with one last final joke…

Q: Why can’t you take a turkey to Church?

A: They use FOWL language!

Flash Deal: 1¢ GOgroove BlueSYNC H2O Bluetooth Shower Speaker

BlueSYNC_H20_3Year_NoCallAfter a brief hiatus, we are back and better than ever! We apologize to the countless number of fans affected by our “dead” airwaves but we are starting our comeback with a bang! And by bang, we mean more bang for your buck or in this case your penny. To express our sincerest apologies, we are proud to bring you our first “Groove Grab!”

Come visit and LIKE our Facebook page this Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 10am PST to be one of the lucky fans to get one of 50 1¢ codes given out for our GOgroove BlueSYNC H2O Bluetooth Shower Speaker. To sweeten the deal, we will be offering another 50 1¢ codes on Wednesday, Oct. 21st and Thursday, Oct. 22nd. That’s 3 chances to get your hands on a Bluetooth shower speaker for just a penny! For those of you who miss out, we will have an additional 150 codes dropping the speaker to $12.99! Visit and LIKE the page here https://www.facebook.com/accessorypower/app_185905251744291

So why is this important for you? Let’s discuss a brief history of the penny as it hits you that you’ve just came across the deal of a lifetime:

  • The penny was the first currency of any type authorized by the United States
  • The original penny was 5x times heavier and almost 50% larger than today’s version
  • The first penny was struck in 1787 by a private mint
  • No pennies were minted in 1815 due to a copper shortage cause by the War of 1812
  • In 1909 to commemorate his 100th birthday, Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be placed on a U.S. coin

Still not sold? Did you know shower speakers cause positive life impacts on all those affected? Take a look:

  • Ultimate singing in the shower companion
  • Unlimited potential to listen to high quality music anytime, anywhere
  • Don’t lose the adrenaline rush from working out. Take your workout tunes with you as you cool down in the shower
  • Never worry about a wet phone again! This bad boy has a speakerphone that allows you to take hands-free calls
  • DID WE MENTION ITS MUSIC IN THE SHOWER???

Remember the codes are available starting Oct. 20 through Oct. 22. Don’t miss this deal! Be sure to FOLLOW and LIKE our Facebook page to unlock this deal and more! https://www.facebook.com/accessorypower/app_185905251744291

MUTANTS. THEY’RE ALL AROUND US!

GGBSRST100BKUS_MainMutants. They are defined as an “organism or new genetic character arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism.” Mutations are seen as an important step in the process of evolution.

When you think of mutants, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is the X-Men Comics or Movies. In addition to those fictional mutants, there are many real life mutants living amongst us. Finnish Olympic skiing champion Eero Mantyranta had a mutation which resulted in his ability to carry 50 percent more oxygen in his bloodstream, essentially giving him super endurance. Actor Marilu Henner has a mutation called hyperthymesia which allows her to remember every detail, big or small, of her entire life. One of the craziest mutants in the animal kingdom is the platypus. The platypus is equipped with a duck bill, beaver tail, otter foot and the ability to lay eggs, all while boasting intense venom capable of causing severe pain to humans. Points being that many mutants still walk alongside us today!

Why all the mutant talk? In the last few weeks, we at GOgroove came to the realization that we too have a mutant walking amongst us; the GOgroove BlueSYNC RST. On the surface it looks like your run-of-the-mill alarm clock. You couldn’t be more wrong. In addition to telling time and waking you up in the morning, the BlueSYNC RST functions as a Bluetooth Speaker, FM Radio, USB Charger and Viewing Stand! The RST features NFC capabilities, A2DP and AVRCP for high-fidelity audio transmission, plus onboard controls for pairing, volume control, pause, play, and even answering / ending a phone call. At second glance, this kind of puts the platypus to shame huh?

With mutants on your mind and the RST telling time, take this opportunity to get your hands on one of the most well-rounded mutants of our time. Like all GOgroove products, the BlueSYNC RST is backed with a 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty. Find all the information you need on the BlueSYNC RST and other GOgroove products at www.gogroove.com.

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!

2015 NBA Draft #NBADraft

Basketball-draftV2Two months ago we provided you with a NFL Mock Draft of the ever popular GOgroove Groove Pal Speakers. With the majority of those players participating in NFL organized team activities or OTAs, it was slim pickings for tonight’s NBA Draft. We searched the globe looking for the best and brightest the hardtop had to offer. When you’re on top of your game, only the best will suffice! We needed someone who was aggressive on the backboards, had good ball handling skills and range from three point land. We were hard pressed to find anyone better than the GOgroove Pal Bot Speaker. With a 64 inch vertical and handles that would make the Professor blush, there is no doubt the Pal Bot Speaker will be chosen first overall in tonight’s NBA Draft.

The GOgroove Pal Bot not only boasts range from the 3-point line but impressive range of sound. It features two dual drive stereo speakers paired with a passive subwoofer to give you a performance not regularly seen from today’s NBA talent. A long-lasting, rechargeable Lithium polymer battery ensures this speaker will last deep into the 4th quarter. No substitutions required! The compact and portable construction gives it the ability to dribble-drive through the paint and finish with style. The movable arms and glowing LED eyes strike fear into the hearts of any opponent daring enough to try and guard him. We anticipate many teams trying to trade up to draft the Pal Bot, but only one will be lucky enough to land such a hot commodity. Tune in tonight to find out!

For more information on the GOgroove Pal Bot Speaker and his Draft status, visit www.gogroove.com.

 

Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

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As Memorial Day becomes known more as a  day off work rather than a remembrance of our fallen military, we thought it would be in the best interest to give a brief history of the holiday. Memorial Day will be celebrated this coming Monday, May 25th as a National Day of Remembrance for our fallen heroes. How will you spend it? A BBQ with the family and friends seems to be the most common occurrence, but please remember to take a second to remember those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

Memorial Day, originally named Decoration Day, was created in 1868 as a way to recognize those soldiers who lost their lives during the Civil War. It was declared that May 30th would be the official date because it was NOT the anniversary of any particular battle. The first state to recognize this holiday was New York in 1873, followed by the rest of the northern states in 1890. The South did not accept the holiday until after World War I when it was officially changed to a holiday honoring those who have fought in any war. Around the year 1915, Moina Michael, in response to a poem, thought of the idea to wear read poppies on Memorial Day. Her contribution to what is called the “National Poppy Movement” is honored with a 3 cent red postage stamp showing her face and a poppy.

The traditional observance of Memorial Day starts with a flag raised to half-staff until noon, and then eventually  fully raised. On the Thursday before Memorial Day, soldiers place small American flags at every grave at Arlington National Cemetery. The area is then patrolled 24/7 to ensure that the flags are flying throughout the weekend. In the year 2000, as a way to remind us of the true meaning of the holiday, a resolution was passed asking that at 3 p.m. local time, Americans give a moment of silence and respect for our fallen heroes.

Happy Memorial Day from GOgroove! Everyone please have a safe weekend and remember to give a moment of silence and thanks for our fallen military.

The Highs and Lows of the Cube

BlueSYNC_BX_SILVER_MAIN_LRGCubes and square-shaped items have been a staple of the human race since the beginning. In Ancient China, the earth was originally believed to be flat and square. Sail a bit too far and you’d fall right off the side. As technology evolved, cubes became more and more dangerous. It all started with the invention of geometry. To this day, those cubes continue to hurt my brain and haunt my dreams. And due to such mathematical equations, the Star Trek Borg Cubes were born, creating a Unicomplex of conduits and transportation hubs.

Now that the idea of cubes scares you silly and makes you believe that ‘resistance is futile,’ lets discuss the sweeter side of cubes and their square-shaped cousins. Some of the more popular edible cube items include sugar cubes and ice cubes. Where would we be as a culture without either of those items? Last and certainly not least, is the cube in the running for the most popular of all: the Rubik’s Cube. The Rubik’s cube continues to be the top-selling puzzle on earth. It was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and Professor Erno Rubik. It was originally named the ‘Magic Cube’ until it was eventually changed to the Rubik’s Cube in 1980.

Now that you’re feeling a little better about cubes and square shaped objects as a whole, let’s talk about a cube that’s truly magic. Of course that would be the GOgroove BlueSYNC BX. The magic about this cube is that it plays music wirelessly through Bluetooth or NFC, flash drive or 3.5mm aux connection. It’s even equipped with a mini-usb charging port and a rechargeable battery. Believe it or not, this cube gets sweeter than the sugar cubes we spoke of before – it comes in either gunmetal silver or wood grain. This square-shaped speaker pumps out impressive volume and is the perfect party, travel and outdoors accessory. We didn’t create the GOgroove BlueSYNC BX to restore your faith in cubes but hopefully it will put you on the right track.

For a limited time, the BlueSYNC BX will be $10 off and free shipping. Use Coupon Code: SAVEBX at checkout between Monday May 11th and Monday May 18th to receive your discount! For more information on the GOgroove BlueSYNC BX and our entire list of cube shaped items, visit our website at www.gogroove.com.

The Kylie Jenner Challenge: The Bruises Sweeping the Nation

lipsV2By now you must have heard of the new craze sweeping the nation: bruised lips. The Kylie Jenner Challenge or #KylieJennerChallenge, has young girls nationwide suctioning their lips into small glasses in an attempt to make their lips look fuller. As the air gets locked in the glass, blood flows into the lips and they begin to swell, almost as if they’ve been treated with Botox.  On the surface, this may not seem like the brightest idea in the world but some girls are actually emerging with fuller looking lips. Some on the other hand, are ending up with nothing but dark bruised lips. Let’s all be honest here, this may be the worst idea we’ve seen in quite some time. Even Kylie herself is denouncing the practice. Yet young teenage girls continue to try it out. The horror!

To our surprise, one of our own has been affected by this challenge. The GOgroove Pal Bot took the challenge and let’s just say, it did not turn out too hot. Despite the bruised lips and the embarrassment that comes alongside it, Pal Bot continues to come into work day after day to provide the office with music. Despite the look of this individual speaker, the Pal Bot is available at www.gogroove.com without any bruised lips. Now you can enjoy your music wherever you go. Get yours today!

Fast and Furious – Grabbing our Attention a Quarter Mile at a Time

GOBTFMT_1Fast cars, burned rubber and exciting stunts continue to top the box office. Fast and Furious has already become the highest-grossing movie of the franchise thus far, and continues to rake in the money. Started in 2001, the series has 6 sequels and there’s already word of at least one more. The movies have taken us across the globe including Tokyo, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. In the movies, Dominic and his crew use walkie talkies to communicate from car to car, while driving at death defying levels of speed. With all that money under the hood, you would think they’d spend a little extra cash on a better communications system. If they had only heard of GOgroove and their best-selling FM transmitters, the possibilities would have been endless.

Interior of modern new car The GOgroove FlexSMART FM Transmitters     continue to be the hottest selling  transmitters on the market. With an  expanded lineup including the popular  FlexSMART X2, X3 and all new X5, GOgroove  continues to equip cars with hands-free  calling, audio control and USB charging  capabilities. Being able to play audio  through your car’s radio with the connection  of your Bluetooth smartphone, tablet or MP3  player is not only convenient and safe, but  also keeps you out of trouble with the law.  Imagine the increased level of difficulty for each stunt, the Fast and Furious crew could have achieved if they had two hands to maneuver with. Just remember, whether you are street racing, jumping cars onto boats, pulling a safe or just stuck in traffic, the GOgroove line of FlexSMART FM Transmitters is an absolute necessity while living your life a quarter mile at a time.

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