Theater Quality Surround Sound For Your PS4



Theater Quality Surround Sound For Your PS4

Are you still looking for the perfect Holiday gift for your teen/tween boy? If your son or sons are anything like mine then they  probably have told you they want something video game or media related.  Then it came to me! After telling my boys numerous times to turn down the volume on their video games I decided I would get them headphones so only they could hear their game. But I struggled with which ones to get. After some online searching and lots of questions and research, I came across the Razer Kraken Pro V2 Headphones that were perfect for his PS4.


Not only are these headphones, stylish, sleek and reasonably priced but they are extremely comfortable for long periods of playtime. The ear cushions and headband on the Razer Kraken Pro V2 are great and allow for longer hours without stress on their heads.


The headphones come in a very sturdy box with a manual and  a custom shell for storing them in. There are even stickers with the Kraken logo.


My son has really enjoyed these headphones and told me that the difference between these and his beats are that the Kraken headphones sound like he is in a theater with professional surround sound. He said the sound is crisp and he loves the microphone with quick mute toggle. It’s great for communicating with other players.

Specs For Razer Kraken Pro V2

  • 50mm audio drivers custom tuned for balanced in-game audio and communications
  • Unibody aluminum frame for extended durability
  • Interchangeable ear cushions for maximum comfort
  • Unidirectional retractable microphone for crystal clear communication
  • Inline remote control and mic splitter adapter cable
  • Multi-platform compatibility

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Rock Out As A Family With Rock Band Rivals

This is a sponsored post by KidzVuz. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Family game nights are a popular tradition in our house on weekends. Since I am on the computer for work a lot of the day, it is really important to me to have a dedicated day and time to give 100% of my attention to my kids and husband.

While we all enjoy board games, our age difference sometimes make it hard to find something that keeps everyone’s mutual interest. One hobby that we all appreciate is playing family games together on the PS4. Music games are our favorite and often times we take turns singing Karaoke or playing guitar games individually. But we can never participate at the same time.

Rock band Rivals is a super cool and interactive way to involve the entire family and it also incorporates a variety of musical instruments. My son is currently taking drum lessons so the drum pads on this kit are a great way for him to practice his beats.

What is Included In Rock Band Rivals?



The Rockband Rival kit includes Rock Band 4 game software and Rock Band Rivals expansion download code. The game is officially licensed for PlayStation4 and comes with the following:

  • Officially licensed Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller
  • Foldable guitar-a useful feature when traveling to Rock Band gigs
  • Drum kit with four durable and responsive drum pads/reinforced metal kick pedal

Setting Up Rock Band Rivals


You can get Rock Band rivals set up in a cinch with the auto-calibration. It took my son just a few seconds to get everything set up and ready to go. The drums and the guitar are both very responsive. You’ll want to open up Settings , then Bluetooth devices with a regular controller, then press the PS button on the instrument. After you see the blinking light, you hold the WiFi/Sync button on the instrument until the lights begin to blink rapidly. Then you should be able to view it on your TV screen, and activate it by press X on the regular controller. The guitar is easy to set up with just sliding the pieces together, sliding the lock down the back and syncing the same as the drums. The microphone however is not wireless and requires it to be plugged into the USB slot.

How Do You Play Rock Band Rivals?

It’s Easy! Just gather your family and put everyone on an instrument. the fun thing about this game is you don’t have to know the lyrics because they show them to you on the screen.

In rivals mode you can band together with friends to compete. Or you can play in a show in game mode. The better you play, the harder it gets. You can even challenge yourself you get 5 crimson stars in brutal mode.

It’s also super easy to express yourself by creating your own guitar solos in real time. No matter how you play you are sure to have a great time with your family. Here is a video of my family playing.

What Songs Are Included in Rock Band 4?

  • .38 Special – Caught Up In You
  • 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?
  • Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic
  • Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King
  • Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
  • The Black Keys – Fever
  • Brad Paisley ft. Keith Urban – Start A Band
  • Brandi Carlile – Mainstream Kid
  • The Both – Milwaukee
  • Cake – Short Skirt/Long Jacket
  • The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
  • Dark Wheels – V-Bomb
  • Disturbed – Prayer
  • Dream Theater – Metropolis – Part 1 – “The Miracle And The Sleeper”
  • Duck & Cover – Knock ‘Em Down
  • Eddie Japan – Albert
  • Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
  • Fall Out Boy – Centuries
  • Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun
  • Foo Fighters – The Feast and the Famine
  • Gary Clark Jr. – Ain’t Messin ‘Round
  • Gin Blossoms – Follow You Down
  • Grouplove – Tongue Tied
  • HalestormI – Miss The Misery
  • Heart – Kick It Out
  • Heaven’s Basement – Am Electric
  • Imagine Dragons – Bet My Life
  • Jack White – Lazaretto
  • Jeff Allen – Recession
  • Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys – Cold Clear Light
  • Judas Priest – Halls Of Valhalla
  • The Killers – Somebody Told Me
  • Lightning Bolt – Dream Genie
  • Little Big Town – Little White Church
  • Live – All Over You
  • Lucius – Turn It Around
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – That Smell
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
  • The Outfield – Your Love
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Miracle Man
  • Tijuana Sweetheart – Pistol Whipped
  • Paramore – Still Into You
  • The Protomen – Light Up The Night
  • Queens of the Stone Age – My God Is The Sun
  • Rick Derringer – Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
  • Rush – A Passage To Bangkok
  • Scandal – The Warrior
  • Scorpions – No One Like You
  • Slydigs – Light The Fuse
  • Soul Remnants – Dead Black (Heart of Ice)
  • Soundgarden – Superunknown
  • Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
  • St. Vincent – Birth In Reverse
  • System of a Down – Spiders
  • Van Halen – Panama
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • White Denim – At Night In Dreams
  • The Who – The Seeker

Click here to search the full tracklist of over 1800 downloadable songs.

Rock Band Rivals Makes The Perfect Holiday Gift

With the holidays just around the corner, Rock Band Rivals is the perfect holiday gift. We surprised our kids yesterday with this kit because for the first time in years we did not celebrate Thanksgiving with immediate family and wanted to keep the kids occupied.


Who says girls can’t rock out in pink elf pajamas?


I don’t think they had any fun with it. Do you?


I found this game actually helped my kids all play together peacefully because they were so concentrated on their instruments and it encouraged them to work as a team.


Even husbands can join in on the fun! Mine got a kick out of testing out his vocal skills.


Where Can I buy Rock Band Rivals?

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eBay Makes Online Shopping Easy

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Online shopping has so many distinct advantages. For example, it offers incredible convenience. You can shop any time day or night which is super useful for people like me, a mom with small children.

Price comparisons are also a cinch to do online. You have the ability to compare prices from hundreds of different vendors and get a front row seat to deep discounts.

Infinite choices in products are also abundant when shopping online, unlike at a brick and mortar store. Consumer reviews make it easy to make an informed and educated decision.

All of these reasons are why I love shopping on eBay so much! Ebay makes it easy to shop without the hassle of looking for individual online stores for each item.

iPad mini on eBay

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Recently I did a search for an iPad mini for my son’s 10th birthday. He has been struggling a bit in math lately and I wanted to get him a small iPad to load some educational games on it, including a calculator for when he does homework. After a quick and easy search for iPad mini’s I found someone in Canada who was selling a brand new mini for a very reasonable price, way cheaper than I would find at an apple store. If you are looking for an iPad mini there are dozens of sellers ready to offer you the best price on the market! I found the one I want and it was ordered and delivered in about two weeks.

One it arrived I downloaded a few apps on it for him. One of them is called “Reading Comprehension prep”. It’s a series of short stories and after you finish reading them you have to answer some questions relating to the story. This has been really useful for my son because it helps him retain information. They do a lot of these stories in his class so I am hoping it will help his test scores.

iPad Educational Apps

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Another app I downloaded was called  “Math Splash”. You can choose the grade level you want, and since my son is in 4th grade  I decided to focus on place values. There is a fun game he plays where he has to complete the place value chart with the correct number. Once he gets everything right he advances to the next stage. It a good challenge for him and even though he thinks he is playing a video game I am glad he is learning too.

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The Nicer Dicer

While I was searching for the ipad, I of course looked at items for myself as well. For weeks, I have been eyeing a new chopper that I saw on TV called the “Nicer Dicer”. And after a quick search of Nicer Dicer, I found a brand new one along with a review of the seller that made me feel comfortable ordering from. I have been wanting to make a persian dish called a “Shirazi Salad” where you have to chop cucumbers, tomatoes and onions and the Nicer Dicer is exactly the perfect item for this recipe.

The Nicer Dicer In Action

Here is a video of the nicer dicer in action. This little kitchen helper will shorten the cooking time from start of preparation to the serving of the meal tremendously. This particular recipe requires vegetables to be chopped and that is exactly what the nicer dicer does, only with precision and everything is  in one handy set!

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Shirazi Salad Recipe

Shirazi Salad
  • 3 persian cucumbers
  • 2 roma tomoatoes
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • Parsley
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Chop all ingredients. Toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.

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The Nyne Cruiser – A fantastic Bluetooth speaker

Nyne Cruiser Speaker

A few weeks ago I was at my Stroller Strides class and my daughter wanted to listen to Frozen the soundtrack. I turned on my phone and set it on top of the stroller and continued my class. It not only fell off my stroller but she could hardly hear it! So I decided enough was enough and I got this FANTASTIC speaker called The Cruiser by Nyne.

Nyne Cruiser Speaker 4 square

It comes inside a very sturdy box so it wasn’t damaged in the shipping at all. In the box was an instruction manual, a soft side case (which has cool buttons on the case so you can even listen while the speaker is in the case), a few cords to plug into the computer and your cell phone (to charge it and if you don’t want to use the Bluetooth function), clips for a bicycle or stroller and the speaker itself. I decided to get the blue one but it comes in several different colors.


Nyne Cruiser Speaker with girls

When I got to Stroller Strides with my new speaker the ladies loved it! They thought it was really cool how it was Bluetooth enabled and had that cool case. They also liked that it could clip onto the stroller. I played them some tunes off my phone and they were floored at how loud it could get! Then Kiera, the owner of Stroller Strides and our instructor for the day started class.

Nyne Cruiser Speaker with Rylee

Rylee wanted to hold the speaker instead of me clipping it to the Stroller so I let her hold it. I played the Frozen soundtrack for her and she held the speaker and sang to the music the entire class period! I am HIGHLY impressed with this speaker as were the ladies in class. It is very durable and the bottom has rubber feet so it also stays put wherever you set it down. All the ladies wanted to know how to get one. I sent them to the Nyne website so they could get more info.

So if you are shopping around for a Bluetooth speaker head on over to the Nyne website. The quality is amazing and they have several different styles and colors to choose from to fit your lifestyle.

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