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Get Thee to a Mobilist™! — How The Mobile Shop Can Help Get You the Right Device the FIRST Time.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Mobile Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.


You may not appreciate the great phones out there until you see what others can do with theirs. It could be that their phones are good at taking wide-angle photos. Or maybe they rock phones that offer cool augmented reality and 3D photo capabilities. In any case, if you feel stuck with your phone, it may be time to consider a new one.

But how do you choose? If you’re not a tech blogger or don’t obsessively follow news about the latest devices like I do, the number of features and specs out there can be overwhelming.

Which is why you can luckily find someone to do all of the hard work for you.

The Mobilist™ — The Smartphone Expert You Didn’t Even Know You Needed!

Allow me to reintroduce you to the Mobilist™—a smartphone expert at The Mobile Shop who can give you the unbiased advice you need to get the phone and plan you want.

Get Thee to a Mobilist™! — How The Mobile Shop Can Get You the Right Device the FIRST Time. — Phone Display
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That’s the thing about The Mobile Shop—you’re not tied to one kind of phone from one single carrier; you can get your hands on a wide selection of smartphones from major carriers in the same place you get your groceries! And there’s no shortage of places to check them out—found in numerous Loblaws, Fortinos, Zehrs, Atlantic Superstore and Real Canadian Superstore locations across the country; they offer not only great value but the opportunity to earn PC Optimum points on select phones and plans!

And at the centre of it all is the Mobilist™, who can give you advice on the things you might not even think about to make sure that the phone and plan you get are the right ones for you. Like getting the most storage you can on a phone versus unlimited space in the cloud because you’ll just use most of that space for photos. Or maybe you’re looking for more power without overdoing it on size. Whatever the question, there’s a Mobilist™ who can help answer it for you—you just need to take that first step and get thee to The Mobile Shop to make it happen!

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The Mobilist™ Cometh — Getting the Latest Device with the Greatest Advice at The Mobile Shop

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Mobile Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.


I feel like parents do something these days that we rarely saw happen in the generations before us:

We admit to our kids that we don’t know everything.

And it’s true—this generation has more information at its fingertips than any before them; they can quickly call your bluff with a quick Google search if you don’t know what you’re talking about. So it’s best to do away with the lie and leave the answering to the experts—likely where the answer should’ve come from in the first place.

But why should our kids be the only ones benefitting from expert advice? We adults need to make tons of decisions every day—how much easier would it be if we had someone who knew their stuff to lend a helping hand?

And that’s exactly why The Mobile Shop has brought you the Mobilist™ — mobile experts who’ll give you the unbiased advice you need to get the mobile phone and plan that you want.

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Get Phones and Accessories in One Pop at The Mobile Shop!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Mobile Shop . All opinions are 100% mine.


Now that I’m a Dad myself, I’ve started seeing fatherhood in a whole new light.

Get Phones and Accessories in One Pop at the PC Mobile Shop! — The First Child

Getting the right gift for anyone takes a lot of effort. Handmade stuff is super cute from young children, but as they grow older and become more about themselves, the effort on those gifts starts to wane with results that are sometimes… not so stellar.

With three sons who weren’t the most adept at gift-giving, I can’t count the number of ugly sweaters, gaudy ties and gift cards to the hardware store my Dad racked up over the years. My Dad wore a uniform of white dress shirts and dress pants six days a week for work— how much of that did he possibly need? But now, as I raise kids myself, I understand the value of practical gifts that add value to his life instead of ones I got “just ‘cuz.”

And it being 2018 and all, one gift that keeps on giving is technology—specifically the kind that goes wherever you do.

The World’s Catching Up — Smartphones and Semolina in the Same Shop? Oh, My!

Get Phones and Accessories in One Pop at the PC Mobile Shop! — Even Babies Love Phones

With a couple of decades under its belt, the cellphone’s no longer this device ill-understood by the generations that came before us. My parents use social media to keep up with what I’m up to (at least that’s what I tell myself), and both have smartphones of their own to play with. I think too many people my age don’t give our parents nearly enough credit, grossly underestimating how ubiquitous smartphones have become for users of all ages.

So ubiquitous, in fact, that you can now pick up new smartphones and accessories from the grocery store.

 

You read that right—you might not have known this, but The Mobile Shop locations are found at participating grocery stores where PC products are sold, offering a full selection of smartphones and plans from all major carriers to give you great value! In hundreds of locations from coast to coast, The Mobile Shop offers trusted advisors who’ll show you the best phone plan that meets your needs. You may even be able to earn hundreds of PC Optimum points! So whether your Dad’s the type who wants nothing to do with this new-fangled technology or the guy who helped you build your own computer as a teen, The Mobile Shop has the right fit for you.

The Mobile Shop — Because A Smartphone’s a Great Thing to Get The Man Who Has Everything!

Get Phones and Accessories in One Pop at the PC Mobile Shop! — Three Palmer Generations

The world isn’t as clear-cut as it used to be. We buy cleaning supplies from the place once just sold books and rent movies from what used to be a search engine. We define masculinity differently than we did before and realise that everyone needs their own tools and resources to truly express themselves.

So this summer, I’ll be making the memories that we’ll look back on decades from now, and what better to do it with than my smartphone?

It’s 2018, y’all—time to make sure you have the device that gives you exactly what you need. And it couldn’t be more convenient with The Mobile Shop.

Make great choices out there!

Until the next,

–case p.

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The 2017 100 Wrap-Up — 31 Successes.

Several weeks, a few dozen photos and four thousand words later, we’ve finally made it—the Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad 2017 wrap-up, filled with stories aplenty of 365 days spent in my not-so-orthodox life.

The 2017 100 — 31 Successes. — Leather 2017 Planner
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After wrapping the year up on a quiet note (because two sick children under five will do that to you), I still felt it necessary to do this. These year-to-year changeovers offer a lot of perspective for me—with so much happening all the time, I often forget what I had for breakfast, so I write everything down. And if the height of the pile on my desk is any sign, 2017 was quite the year. But it’s also the time where I’m the most transparent, looking back objectively at everything I’ve done and celebrating successes, owning up to failures, hoping all the while that I’m somehow growing from the process.

But yeah—let’s do this as we did in 2016: look at the year in excruciating detail, figuring out what’s worth taking with me into 2018 versus what just don’t feel part of my world anymore.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me present—the 31 things I did well in 2017! Let’s get it!

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The Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad Christmas Gift Guide… for Grown-Ups!

Grown-ups need love, too!

The Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad Christmas Gift Guide... for Grown-Ups! — Gift Basket

As we close in on Christmas, it becomes blindingly obvious there’re two classes of shoppers during the holiday season—the ones who know exactly what they’re getting for every person on their list… and the ones who keep it all ’til the last minute, ‘cuz they’ve no idea what they’re getting!

You might think it too late in the season to be looking at gift guides, but I know we’ve all been the victim of a poorly planned gift at least once. The kind of gift where it’s clear the giver didn’t really think about you—merely crossing another name off their list so they can pat themselves on the back.

But if you’re not putting any effort into it, why give a gift at all? Christmas isn’t about presents, right? It’s about family. Quality time. Going to church one of the few times many of y’all make it there. (I see you!)

I think you get the picture.

All that said, there’ll always be some grown-ups in your life to shower with gifts. Parents. Spouses. Maybe some teachers or a chiropractor. (They might be really good at what they do!) No matter who’s on your list, here are a few gifts I hand-picked for the occasion!

(And with it being so close to Christmas, here are the direct links so you can get what you need with the quickness!)

Google Home & Google Home Mini
The Google Pixel 2/Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Chromecast
The Brewscovery Box
Philips Sonicare 9300 DiamondClean Smart
Altec Lansing Mini H2O 3
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
GoPro Hero 6
Küssi Stampede Classic 6-Piece Knife Set
Ice Evo Tweezers — Elegance
Ice Glass Foot File — Foot Care Pedicure — Lavender
Nespresso Vertuo Single-Serve Coffee Maker

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Why My Next Phone HAD to be a Pixel 2 XL — a Casey Palmer x TELUS Joint

Zach Bussey put it well; to paraphrase: “if you’re going to be a serious influencer, you should be using serious tools.” As someone whose phone’s fused to his hands, it’d better be a good one!

Why My Next Phone HAD to be a Pixel 2 XL — a Casey Palmer x TELUS Joint — What's in the Box

I haven’t rocked a flagship model since my Lenovo Moto Z a little while back, and man do you notice a difference! The phones I’ve had since were okay, but there was always something not quite right when I used them. The camera wasn’t sharp enough. They lagged a little when I gamed. Enough of these imperfections and I knew—my next phone needed to be as close to perfect as possible… and that’s when I spied the Google Pixel 2 XL!

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The 2017 100 — It’s Not WHAT You Do, It’s How You DO It.

Unless my life sees some major changes this year, 2017 may mark the last list of 100!

It’s January 13th—I’ve spent nearly two weeks of my new year agonising over 100 items that matter enough to hit a list of goals and aspirations for the year ahead. And that’s a key difference from the lists that came before it.

Before it was a task list—I’d look around at everything that needed doing and jot it down, because my life would obviously be better with them out of the way.

But task lists aren’t inspiring. They’re not motivational. As a creative, that’s like dropping a pile of 100 things I dread on my lap and nagging myself to get ’em done by the year’s end.

Once I realised what I was doing to myself, so much so that I just went through my least successful year yet for my list, I knew I needed to make a change for 2017.

The 2017 100 — It's Not WHAT You Do, It's How You DO It. — New Year, New Perspective

I’m particularly proud of the list I’ve put together for The 2017 100. I didn’t take any shortcuts—I wrote out 100 things that’d help me live the life I’d like to lead and prove instrumental along the path there. Rather than hurriedly scrawl out a list I’d likely ignore ’til December, I wrote one that I’d happily check off, knowing that each accomplishment would take me a step closer to a far better 2018. I feel like I’m finally getting it right this time, and I hope that shines through as you give it a look for yourself!

But that’s enough of my chatter—I’ve already made you wait long enough. Here for your consideration is The 2017 100—because it’s not what you do… it’s how you do it!

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GIVEAWAY: DADDY’S GOT A BRAND NEW TOY — TELUS x The Lenovo Moto Z — Changing the Way We Smartphone!

“You need a Moto Z.”

— Casey Palmer to basically everyone he talks to, gushing over how awesome his phone is.

In the beginning, I wondered what was so cool about a phone without a headphone jack.

TELUS x The Lenovo Moto Z — Moto Z Front and Back ComboWhen Apple announced the iPhone 7 in September, people lost their minds—what’s the point of having a device with access to millions of songs if you can’t listen to them? Buy wireless earbuds, they said. Change up the charging port with a dongle, they said.  It took a feature everyone knew so well and did away with it—for a number of good reasons, mind you (waterproofing and Bluetooth redundancy to name a couple), but for all the negative hoopla they got about it, people failed to note two things:

  1. We must embrace better methods to make better phones, and
  2. That Apple didn’t do it first.
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GIVEAWAY — DADDY’S GOT A BRAND NEW TOY: The Alcatel Idol 4 — The Budget Smartphone You’ve Been Looking For!

The #BloggerLife’s made me a phone guy, blessed with brand partners inviting me to keep on top of the latest devices! One of these is Alcatel, North America’s fourth largest smartphone manufacturer, who recently celebrated the Canadian launch of Alcatel Idol 4!

DADDY'S GOT A BRAND NEW TOY — The Alcatel onetouch Idol 4 — The Budget Smartphone You've Been Looking For! — Idol 4 Box

At $300, the Idol 4‘s for those wanting premium smartphone features without the premium smartphone prices. (Remember the days where you could buy a new iPhone without the four-digit sticker shock???)

The Idol’s come a long way, learning from past mistakes to become a stronger competitor in the smartphone market. We get sharper cameras, faster speeds and features galore  with every new phone, but where’s the device for people who just want one that works? I’ve blogged a long time and I can tell you—most people don’t want to dig through dozens of menus to find the feature they want!

So with booming bass, solid design, and a Boom key to enhance how you smartphone, let’s take a good look at the Alcatel Idol 4!

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GIVEAWAY: A Case Cringle Christmas, Day 1 — Keep Your Phone Game on Fleek with the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3!

Ahoy there, Internetland — you couldn’t seriously believe I’d let the Christmas season pass me by without putting out some sweet giveaways to celebrate the holidays, right? Though not as expansive — or admittedly, prepared — as the Techmas event at my buddy Zach’s site, I’ve partnered with a number of brands who have all sorts of things they’d love you to have to ring in the New Year!

The first gift good ol’ Case Cringle has for the good little girls and boys out in Internetland is the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3, a 5.5″ Android smartphone that can do just about everything other flagship phones can do, but at a fraction of the price!

But let’s get something straight from the drop — this phone is not impervious to gravity.

I first got my hands on the Idol 3 back in June when Citizen PR invited me to BMO Field so I could witness an announcement first-hand  as Alcatel onetouch partnered with Toronto FC, and a Dwayne de Rosario Testimonial Match as icing on the cake!