Working with TELUS has allowed me to try out products that I normally might not have known about. It’s been such a fun run, getting to know gadgets that are sold in TELUS stores across Canada. I am a real gadget mama, and I love new tech so much that I travelled to Las Vegas twice to the Consumer Electronics Show with my husband! I always like to see what new technology is coming out and if I can try it out myself, even better.
I’ve been collaborating as a #TeamTELUS advocate for two years now, so I thought it would be fun to put together a list of “would be awesome to have” (because let’s be honest, none are must-haves, but they are lots of fun!) items.
Samsung tablet – Without a doubt, one of the best items I have received from TELUS has been my Samsung Note 8 Tablet. I know, I know, there were recalls on the newer version, but I have never had an issue with mine, and it has been my constant companion for years now. I use it mostly at the end of the day to watch and read something before going to bed, since we don’t have a television in our bedroom. I can check my e-mails, go through Pinterest, listen to music, and it’s the perfect size. For travelling, I download a couple of movies or shows for the kids when we have long drives and it’s ready if we should need a reinforcement.
FitBit Charge2 – Nothing gives me more pleasure on long travel days than seeing how many steps we are doing as a family. Surprisingly, even on days that I think are less active, we always reach a minimum of 10,000 steps. When we travel to Walt Disney World, I always love seeing our steps because it’s always well over 20,000 steps. Travelling in old towns, visiting cities, and walking museums are all great places to get your steps on. And the boys get a kick out of seeing how much we achieve in a day. My FitBit Charge2 has also been monitoring my sleep, which is something I want to get better at.
Samsung S7 smart phone – it goes without saying, my phone is my lifeline while travelling. Not only can I use TELUS’ $7 a day international roaming while we are in Europe, but I constantly get compliments on the picture quality of my pictures, all taken with my S7. I recently purchased the lens accessories for the S7 for wide and zoomed in pictures, and I’m really happy with it.
Ultimate Ears speaker – Music is so important in our family and great music while on holiday is lots of fun. Radio stations in Italy and Switzerland are less music, and more talking. So having the capability to connect to our Google Music accounts and listen wirelessly on a small but mighty speaker is perfect while travelling. The new UE Roll is waterproof, with a 9-hour rechargeable battery with a 100 ft Bluetooth wireless range.
Thermos Hydration Bottle – I absolutely hate buying bottles of water on trips because recycling bins aren’t everywhere we travel, and because fresh water is available so we can fill our own bottles. At first I thought this gadget was a little over the top, but now more than ever I am realizing I need to drink for more water. And when I’m travelling or working, it’s easy to lose all sense of time passed since my last hydration. The Thermos Hydration Bottle works with my FitBit to send me reminders to drink up. I can also set a goal of how much I want to drink in a day, and then it monitors my intake. It’s silly that I can’t seem to do this myself, but this bottle actually helps!
This is Ground cord taco – You might laugh at this, but one of my favourite gifts from TELUS has been my cord taco. It holds my earbuds perfectly. I swear, if you travel, these are fantastic!! Even the team at TELUS think it’s hilarious that I consider this to be one of my favourites, but trust me, it’s awesome. These cord tacos can be found at most TELUS stores.
Mama MOE’s 40th Birthday Giveaway with TELUS!!
When I spoke with TELUS about me celebrating my 40th all year, we came up with the idea to create a major giveaway for my readers. TELUS is giving away a travel package to one lucky reader that includes a Fitbit Charge 2, a UE Roll and a Thermos hydration bottle (a total value of $360). Talk about a celebration!!
These items will make your summer and travel experience that much more fun, with an easier way to stay healthy all year round. To enter, fill the Rafflecopter form below and be sure to comment answering the question “What do you do to make your summer and travel experience fun/easier?” This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm, August 9th, 2017. Good luck to everyone!
Disclosure: As a #TeamTELUS advocate, I receive products and services in exchange for posts. As always, my opinions are honest and my own.