8 Creative Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Spring 2017 Projects You’ll Love to DIY

So normally we talk tech on the Lynktec blog, but we’re Chicago-based so we have spring fever because if you know anything about this area, you know winters can be tough! But it’s spring here (thank god!) and images fill the mind with everything from gorgeous greenery bursting with colors of spring to bright new home décor to trendy fashion.

If you’re like me, springtime means new and fresh – house, wardrobe, yard – all need a creative approach to shake off the last vestiges of winter!  Of course, we also have the inevitable spring cleanup projects and the rounds of gift-giving occasions like Mother’s Day.  I thought it would be fun to curate some fun, simple ideas to help inspire all of us to get creative this spring!  Here are my top 8 ideas to get you in the creative mood (and if they turn out the way you like, you can give them as gifts).

1. Calling all wine lovers!
Spruce up your patio or deck with these citronella candles made from your upcycled wine bottles (and help the environme…

Flip, Best New iPad Smart Stylus for 2017 Live on Kickstarter Now

Flip, the world’s most intuitive smart stylus, is a must-have for digital artists and everyday doodlers alike.  You can check it out now on Kickstarter – the project currently has over 900 backers and has reached more than 800% of its funding goal.  
At any given time there are more than 5000+ Live Projects on Kickstarter, but Flip is capturing the attention of backers because this new smart stylus technology works just like the pencil you grew up with.  With Flip, the goal was to create a stylus with all the benefits and features of an active stylus, but without the complexity of smart stylus which utilizes complicated electronics to activate digital features.

With Flip, artists will be able to simply flip the stylus to the “eraser end” (without having to activate the in-app eraser function) to erase what they don’t want.   They will be able to rest their hand on their iPad screen because Flip has perfect palm rejection.  If they want to hover and zoom, Flip knows.  It also has an a…

5 Useful Tips to Encourage Your Teen to Write

Back to school is looming ahead for some parents with great relief, but that is typically not the case for most teens. As parents, one of the best things we can do is to encourage our kids to write.
Why? Because writing is a key language skill proven to shape future success. We know that the more kids write, the better they will be at it. The good news is that most teens believe that writing well is important to their success in life – a whopping 86% of teenagers believe this according to a recent PEW Internet and American Life survey. Even better, they are writing more than ever, but interestingly, they just don’t view digital writing (like blogging, texting, and email) as writing. So let’s build on this knowledge with some ideas on how to encourage your teens to put pen to iPad:

Embrace the Tech that Teens Like to Use. Easy-to-use digital writing apps for iPads and Android tablets can quickly increase both the quality and quantity of written output. Encourage your teen to try …

Top 10 Best Travel Tips

With Spring Fever in the air and Spring Break vacay plans in full swing, we started talking about travel essentials and best tips based on previous travel experiences around the world.  So for all you lucky vacationers (and to the seasoned travel warriors) out there, here’s our Top 10 Travel Tips:

1.Bring Your Smile and Be Patient.When you walk out that front door, things can go awry.The dreaded travel delays, forgetting some key item, losing luggage – all these things while stressful, will only become more stressful, if you freak out.Other people (like Gate and Flight Personnel) tend to be more helpful to people who exercise self-control and even smile in the face of extreme aggravation.So be a beacon of patience to your fellow travelers, and if nothing else, you will have earned the right to feel good about yourself!

2.Back Up Everything.Keep both digital and physical copies of your passport, visas, driver’s license, birth certificate, health insurance card, serial numbers, and imp…

The Best of CES 2016 – Cool Gadgets to Next Gen Tech

It’s always a crazy ride being on display in Las Vegas @ CES and this year was no exception!While Lynktec’s Reeljuice Power Bank with its integrated 4 foot cord garnered its own fair share of attention, some of us also got a chance to check out some super interesting new tech that we thought you might like to see!
Best of Booth Award:  Reeljuice

Reeljuice is an external battery pack for mobile devices that integrates a 48" retractable charging cable, so you always have four feet of freedom to get the power you need. This all-in-one charging solution includes both an MFI Lightning Adapter and a micro-USB connector and a removable USB charging module so that no extra cables or cords are required.
Best VR Award:  Oculus Rift
Virtual reality tech moves from something just previewed at meetings and tech conventions to something gamers and consumers start to use at home. Consumer-ready VR headsets are finally set for retail launches in 2016  The Oculus Rift combination of the headset itself…

We're bringing in new products for the new year!

It's about to be the new year, and Lynktec is giving you new products!
New Year, New Stand: The smart way to hold your smartphone

Carry it wherever you go! Makes it easier to take selfies, watch videos, and text.

The 360º Ring Stand is a convenient kickstand and holder for your smartphone. Place your finger through the ring to securely hold your phone without worrying about dropping and damaging it, or use it to prop up your phone for easy viewing.

Buy 2 stands and get 1 free - promo ends at midnight on Sunday, December 6th.

Promo Code: RINGSTAND3

Get your smartphone, tablet or any other smart device get in the holiday spirit when you use this new Smartie cloth with a festive winter design.

"Let it Snow, Man" Smartie screen cleaning cloth

For the winter of 2015/2016, we are proud to present our "Let it Snow, Man" cloth! Like any Smartie from Lynktec, the "Let it Snow, Man" cloth features double sided microfiber to easily clean your screen or lenses. The bac…

It's Cyber Monday 2015 - Shop our biggest sale of the year!

Its time to wake up from that turkey coma and check out all the great deals
at Lynktec - and you don't even have to leave your bed!   Shop #CyberMonday 2015 Shop starting now until midnight on Monday, November 30, 2015
Enjoy 30% off sitewide with coupon code:BLACKFRIDAY30

If you're looking for gift ideas for tech lovers and smartphone / tablet users, we've put together our own gift guide with suggestions for every personality type.


and don't forget... FREE SHIPPINGon U.S. orders over $15 and Canadian orders over $30

                            Make someone's holidays even brighter with a great gift from Lynktec!