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How to Pack the Ultimate Hurricane Survival Kit

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From late May through the end of November, the National Hurricane Center works diligently to identify areas of low pressure that could turn into hurricanes or tropical storms. For many in the Caribbean and along the southern edge of North America, hurricanes or strong storms are an annual occurrence that could prove to be deadly. The damage done by Hurricanes like Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Maria and others have proven that the best way to protect yourself is to be informed, plan ahead and take action.

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Topics: How To, Safety & Security, Power

Down to the Wire: USB-C vs. Qi Charger

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Just when you get used to the latest tech, it’s replaced by something better. With each iteration, speeds are increased, memory and storage are packed into tinier spaces and the convenience with which consumers can access this new discovery is improved. Currently, the old standards of powering and charging devices are being replaced by two emerging contenders — USB-C and Qi.

But which one is right for you? Here’s a list of some of the benefits to help you decide!

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Topics: Insider, Power

Dorm Room Power & Charging Solutions We Swear By

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Surviving school isn’t about remembering your pen, notebook and binder anymore. You have to make sure your laptop is charged, your smartphone has a full battery and any/all tech devices are ready to take on a long day of class, studying, and club meetings.

How can you keep all of your devices charged at any/all hours of the day? How can you squeeze so many chargers and plug-ins into two outlets in your dorm room? Fear not – we’ve compiled a list of power and charging solutions to help you (and your tech) survive the school day.

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Topics: Mobility, Power

The Road Trip Survival List You Need to See

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Summer’s finally here, and if you’ve been cooped up indoors for months, it’s time to hit the road and go exploring. But, before you set out on your adventure, check our road trip survival list of handy tips that are sure to keep your road trip fun and enjoyable!

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Topics: Mobility, Power

How to Protect Yourself (and Your Tech) from a Lightning Storm

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Although summer brings with it exciting adventures, time with family and friends and more, it also brings thunderstorms. Nothing can ruin a great day outside like a thunderstorm, especially if lightning is involved. That is why the National Weather Service conducts an annual campaign called Lightning Safety Week that has run through the first week of summer every year since 2001. The goal of Lightning Safety Week is to bring awareness to one of the most frequent, yet underrated, storm-related killers — lightning.

Each day of Lightning Safety Week shines a light on a different aspect of lightning safety. Knowledge is power, and a greater understanding of what lightning is and why it is so dangerous is key to protecting yourself and your home against it.

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Topics: Safety & Security, News, Power

Take Charge of Your Power Cords and Beautify Your Space

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When it’s time to declutter, reorganize and find what sparks joy, as Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo would say, we’ll leave the clothing, books and knick-knacks to you. However, when it comes to your electronics, we have some great ideas to help you spruce up your space, neatly organize power cords and cables, and create functional and protective power centers, so you can focus on what’s most important to you.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Power

5 Ways Bloggers Have Used Cordinate Products to Organize Their Life

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Tidying up and keeping things in order is an everyday goal but more often than not, the chaos of the week leaves organization tasks for another day. Jasco partnered with some incredible bloggers and had them try out our favoriteCordinate Extension Cords to see how one item could help improve their coordination at work and in their homes. Whether it's juggling family needs, coming up with ideas and creating content or meeting deadlines, these full-time bloggers are actively hustling around daily to get things done. Here’s 5 unique ways each of the bloggers used the decorative extension cords to quickly organize their individual spaces.

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Topics: Around the Home, Power

Everything You Need to Know About USB-C

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The shift toward USB Type-C is well underway, and with good reason. With USB-C, we have faster data transfer speeds, faster charging and more power. USB-C cables and connectors are slim enough to charge phones yet robust enough to charge even laptops and tablets. 

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, News, Power

Ask the Experts: Surge Protection

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Powerful surges can destroy your favorite (and most expensive) electronics and cause severe data loss. Surge Protectors keep your beloved devices safe from damage caused by these surges. As technology evolves, there is a heightened need for surge protection - due to smaller and more sensitive electrical components in the devices we use daily.

But how do we know which surge protector to buy? What devices need surge protection? We went and talked with our surge protection experts here at Jasco and asked them all the questions we know you've been curious about in "Ask the Experts" - Surge Protection edition.

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Topics: Power

5 Bloggers Reveal Their Outdoor Gear Essentials

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Simply getting outside anywhere you can is good for your soul, your body and making lasting memories. But for those of us who don’t identify as “outdoorsy,” how do you get started? What outdoor gear do you need?

Jasco partnered with some incredible bloggers and had them try out our favorite EcoSurvivor products to see which products they couldn't live without. Here’s the outdoor gear products each of the bloggers loved during their various adventures.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Power