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Get the Best of Both Worlds with a 2-in-1 Lightning & Micro USB Cable

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There are over 63 million iPhone users in the United States, and all of them have one problem in common: Apple’s proprietary Lightning charging cable (standard on all Apple devices since late 2012) is incompatible with virtually all other USB-powered devices.

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Topics: Mobility, News, Power

Your Game Plan for a Successful Tailgate

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Whether its college football, NFL, or both its time to get ready for your favorite team to hit the field! One of the best ways to enjoy game day besides actually attending the game is with a grill, your friends, and the great outdoors at a tailgate. There many different ways to tailgate but here are a few game plan tips for any tailgate to be a success.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Mobility

Holiday Shopping Survival Guide–Tips from a Black Friday Veteran

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Which foods do we want to prepare? Which activities do we want to add to the calendar? What gifts will we buy for our loved ones? In my family, Black Friday shopping is a family bonding experience. The children stay at home with Grandpa, and all the adults (siblings and spouses and Grandma) hit the stores. Black Friday used to involve trying to stay warm outside a Best Buy at 3 am, but as the early morning opening hours of previous years slowly moved into the evening hours and then the late afternoon hours of Thanksgiving Day, we’ve had to amend our tactics. But the overall plan remains the same– safely and successfully cross off as many items on our shopping list in one night!

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Topics: How To, Mobility, Power

How to Have the Best Road Trip

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Road trips can be a great time, taking you to new places that you've never been before, places you couldn't get to as easily on a plane. However, if you aren't properly prepared, road trips can quickly turn into a disaster. With these quick travel tips, you will be sure to have an easy, and fun road trip experience!

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Topics: How To, Mobility

MISSING – 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable Jack

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If you haven't heard the big news, major cell makers like Apple and Motorola are eliminating the 3.5mm auxiliary cable jack from their newly released phones, which include the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Where is it going? Why is it going away? And, most importantly, what does that mean for headphones and the way you will listen to music or any audio for that matter?

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Topics: Mobility, News

Tech Gadgets That Will Help You Survive School

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Gone are the days when school necessities consisted of pen and paper. In modern times, you need all of the newest tech gadgets to survive school–both in and out of class . Here are some of the best, most useful, products you can pick up to ensure you have everything you need.
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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Mobility, Power, Cutting the Cord

Why you need a 9-foot long USB charging cable in your life

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It's safe to say almost everyone is a heavy smartphone user these days. We stream music, read the news, check social media, communicate with our friends and family and use our phones for tons of other daily tasks. And sometimes your phone's battery just can't make it all the way through the day. That doesn't mean you have to glue yourself to the wall while you recharge. You no longer have to be that person sitting on the floor at the airport, leaving your phone plugged in across the room or twisting yourself into a pretzel to use your phone while it's charging by your bed.

The best solution is to simply upgrade your short USB charging cable to a longer, faster more durable charging cable. It’s a small and easy thing to do that can make a big impact on your daily life. It solves tricky plug placements in airports, coffee shops and even your own home. 

Wondering what cable is your best option? Try the GE 9 ft. USB Sync and Charge Cable.

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, Power

USB-C: Say Hello to a Smarter Connection with USB Type-C Cables

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Every time we turn around, there is a new phone, tablet or innovative technology coming out with brand new benefits outdoing the last. USB Type-C™ (or just USB-C) is one of those exciting new developments. Motorola and Samsung have recently debuted new devices with USB-C and other leading manufacturers like Google, LG, Apple and Dell have also built their latest and greatest devices with USB-C since last year.

The main benefits of USB-C include speed, power and ease-of-use. With USB-C, we will have much faster data transfer speeds, faster charging and a lot more power! We can finally decrease the amount of time we spend tethered to an outlet. USB-C can help reduce the number of cables needed as well. For example, the same cable used to charge a phone can also be used to supply power to a laptop as long as both devices have a USB-C port.

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, News

Leave Your Worries Behind With These Road Trip Essentials

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It’s the end of summer, the weather is nice, and you need a break from the usual. It’s the perfect time to take a road trip, especially with fall right around the corner. Whether it's a couple of hours or a 12+ hour trip, here are some ways to make sure you have a great and comfortable road ahead of you.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security, Mobility

Problems Every Parent Faces - Solved by Technology

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It’s hard work being a parent, especially with a busy school schedule, work schedule and not to mention the countless after school activities and week night practices. Luckily, there are an array of technological advances that can help make our lives much easier. Technology isn’t just a way to bring your home into the twenty-first century, it can also help you parent more effectively so you have more time to spend with your kids. Below are some common problems every parent faces-solved by technology. These are simple and easy solutions that any parent can use to fix small, everyday, problems.

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Topics: Connected Home, How To, Around the Home, Mobility

3 Tips for Your Fourth of July Celebration

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With the summer well under way, the kids out of school, and the warm weather it’s a perfect time to get everyone together and what better way than with a Fourth of July celebration! All you really need is a backyard, some food, drinks, and good company to have a good time but here are 3 tips for your Fourth of July celebration that you may not have considered. These aren’t necessities but they can definitely add to the overall experience for you and your guests.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Mobility, Power

Introducing the New Enbrighten LED Lantern With USB Charging

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Spring is just around the corner and now is the time many start planning camping trips with their family and friends. Jasco has created the perfect camping and hiking companion, the new GE Enbrighten® USB Lantern. Great for charging your phone on the go, this USB Lantern provides a 1.0Amp charging rate that can supply battery life for any smartphone, eReader or digital camera.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security, Mobility, News, Power

What you need to know before purchasing a USB charger

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USB-powered devices go with us everywhere and it's important to stay connected. However, not all chargers or cables are created equal. What should you consider when choosing the best USB charging solutions? What's all this talk about amps, volts and rapid charging? Keep reading, and let us help you make sense of it all. 

Charging rate

For starters, not all electronic devices can be charged at the same rate. Different wall chargers have different output rates, measured in amps. Chargers with higher charging rates will power your device up quicker. For example, we recommend at least a 1 amp charger for an iPhone, 1.6 amps for Android and 2.4 amps for an iPad. When choosing a mutli-port charger for multiple devices, the total output must match or be higher than what each device requires to charge at the fullest rate. To find this out, add up the required amps for all the devices you'll be charging. 

For example: Android + iPad = 3+ amp charger. 

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Topics: How To, Mobility, Power

Highlights and snapshots from CES 2016

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Jasco had another incredible year at CES! During the past week, we announced a handful of new, innovative products that we're excited to launch in 2016. For those of you who couldn't make it to Vegas this year, here are some snapshots from the show floor and a full recap of CES 2016 in case you missed anything.

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Topics: Connected Home, Safety & Security, Mobility, News, Power, CES

7 Things You Need to See at CES 2016

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With so many things to see at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), make sure to visit the Jasco booth in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and see why millions choose GE and Jasco for their connected home and mobile solutions. 

Jasco is located at Booth 9005 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Look for Jasco's booth  as you enter the C1 entrance from the Grand Central Lobby.  

Join us and make a difference in the world by stopping in at our Water4 exhibit. Plus you won't want to miss these top 7 things to see the Jasco Booth (#9005, Central Hall).

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Topics: Connected Home, LED Lighting, Mobility, News, Power, CES

Must-haves for flying during the holidays

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The holidays are one of the busiest traveling seasons of the year. With flights to and from different cities, stay entertained and sane with these traveling must-haves.

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Topics: Mobility

Stocking stuffers for the tech-savvy family

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Let's face it: The holidays can be a stressful time. As much as we enjoy the company of friends and family, there's a lot of planning that goes into this season. From decorating, to traveling to finding the perfect gifts, sometimes we have so much to do during the holidays, it can be difficult to actually take a moment and enjoy them.

According to the National Retail Federation, online shopping has also changed the way Americans prepare for the holiday season. E-commerce events like Cyber Monday bring in billions of dollars in sales each year. A NRF survey estimated almost half of holiday shopping will be done online in 2015, with the average consumer purchasing 46 percent of their gifts on the web, up from 44 percent last year. 

Luckily, online shopping can offer a quick and low stress way to purchase thoughtful gifts for your friends and family while skipping the chaos of department stores. You can also find a lot of last-minute online sales and deals still going on just days before Christmas. Make your holiday shopping much easier this year by taking advantage of online sales and ordering these stocking stuffers for the whole family.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Mobility, News

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide by Jasco

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Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, now it’s time to start on your shopping! Not sure where, or how, to begin? Whether you're looking for gifts for a DIY-er, TV lover or the techie in your life, let us help you with some gift inspiration. We’ve designed a simple, easy-to-use Holiday Gift Guide that will help you find the perfect present for everyone on your list.

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Topics: Connected Home, LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security, Mobility, News, Power

What's draining my phone's battery?

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As a smartphone owner, you likely keep close watch of your device's battery percentage. Nothing is worse than having to worry about whether you can take a breathtaking photograph, or continue to play music throughout your house using Bluetooth and an audio receiver.

There are a few factors that determine how often you have to charge the phone. These can range from patterns of usage and age of the hardware to the applications used on the device. Luckily, there are a few workarounds and fixes you can take to ensure your phone lasts a majority of the day.

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Topics: Mobility, News

5 tech accessories to bring on your fall camping trip

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Time spent in nature can also be a well-needed break from technology, a chance to unplug and look away from the screen. But let's be honest: A few pieces of tech can provide the security that lets you focus on your big adventure without worrying about the little things.

Here are five tech accessories that will make your autumn expedition all the merrier:

With the hot days of summer behind us, it's a great time to go camping. The nights are cooler, the leaves are turning colors and there's still enough sunshine to keep you warm on the trails. Plus, the Wilderness Society reported that public lands such as state parks will often drop their prices after Labor Day - making your excursion more affordable.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Mobility