GIVEAWAY: A Case Cringle Christmas, Day 6 β€” In Security Mode Thanks to Belkin Qode!

I can hardly believe it’s been over 4Β½ years since I scrambled to get my hands on an iPad 2 so I could have it while overseas, knowing that the lightweight tablet paired with an Apple Keyboard would travelΒ far better than the 17″ MacBook Pro I rocked then. I still have it at home β€” its Magic Cover’s seen better days, frayed and torn from years of wear and tear; the skin of Justin Bua’s Piano Man II still sticking proudly to its back after everything it’s been through. Though I’d later move on to lighter laptops and smaller tablets to get things done, I knowΒ full well that my iPad wouldΒ never have lasted as long as it has it wasn’tΒ protected. Several adventures and devices with matching cases later, it’s a lesson I’ve carried with me, working hard to make the most of my tech in a world where everything’s become so… disposable.

That said, for Day 6 of A Case Cringle Christmas, I want to offer you the same sense of security I feel when I use my devices, and make sure one of my readers winds up with a Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2!

GIVEAWAY: A Case Cringle Christmas, Day 4 β€” Building a Smarter Home with Linksys and Belkin!

Fun fact β€” approximately only 20% of this nation consists ofΒ parents, evenΒ fewer with young kids, so what kind of blogger would I be to exclude the other 80% from my contests? The last two days had aΒ strong family focus with the cloud b and Pampers prize packs up for grabs, so I thought it nigh time to switch gears with some other goods!

Through 2015, I slowly found myself entering the world of tech blogging. There’s still more than enough that makes me drool at the thought of owning them β€” the GoPro Hero 4 Black; the Canon EF f/4L 11-24 mm lens… heck, even as a responsible adult, I probably won’t be satisfied until I get a Vitamix G-Series 780 to make my food and a Miele Complete C3 PowerPlus vacuum to clean my messes up β€” being aΒ technophile is a constant struggle to optimize your world, and today’s prizes are right in line with the dream of living a life as sleek as possible!

Our ancestors would likely beΒ dumbfounded by the sheer number of things we can do at the press of a button in 2015! We can watch our homes through portable screens that never leave our sides, telling intrudersΒ exactly where they can go via two-way communication. The computers that filled office floors; music recorded in expansive studiosΒ filled with instruments; and the encyclopedic volumes that once required dedicated bookshelf space to give us information at our fingertips β€” we carryΒ all of this in our pockets without a second thought, constantly pushing the envelope on things we can do to improve our lives!

Today’s prizes include the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch and the Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, a couple of items just aboutΒ anyone can use to make their homes justΒ that much better.