Sunday, December 17, 2017

SmartOmi Wireless Earbuds & Music Awards Giveaway

Being an ardent music lover, I've been on the lookout for a quality pair of wireless and bluetooth earphones , for quite a while now. All the products I've used so far has either worn out pretty quickly or stopped working after a couple of months. In the event I need to opt in for a high quality branded earphones, the price seems to exceed a 100$ mark (6000 INR +) .  Even a pair of the  recently launched Apple Wireless Earpods costly roughly 188 $ , which is significantly higher than my budget of 50$ .
smartomi wireless earbuds

My weekend browing led me to a discovery of a new "Electronics & Music" website called Smartomi. A relatively new site foraying into the area of bluetooth and wireless earphones. Most of the devices in the site range roughly from 17$ to 50$ and definitely resembles one of those high premium products.

After the launch of Apple earpods, Wireless Earbuds seems to be the in-thing. People now prefer to buy this type of earphones , as earlier compared to the long wired ones, where most of the time you spent in untangling the cords.

My Favourite pick from SmartOmi 

smartomi wireless earbuds

SmartOmi also has their own version of Wireless Earbuds and it's called Q5 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. It costs 40$, though you can get it a discounted price with the coupon codes mentioned here (Coupon Code : MERXMS35  to get it at just 25.98$ with free shipping).

Be it enjoying some quality music while running or a handsfree multifunction earphones while driving, the wireless earbuds can be a great savior . These can be used along with the best 4G mobiles as well .

Another interesting use of the earbuds is the sharing between two people. Unlike wired earphones which cant be shared comfortably between two people, the individual wireless earbuds solves the problem quite easily.

Music Award Giveaway

So I just got to know that Smartomi is running a giveaway / contest where they are giving out Amazon Gift cards to true music lovers. All you gotta do to win one is pretty simple.

Login to Smartomi site and vote for your favourite music album from the list published. You'll immediately get a 20$ discount code post the vote.

At the end of the campaign, one participant who has voted for the album with the maximum no of votes gets to win the Amazon card for the album. In addition, 3 of the participants will win headphones after they share the vote on their Facebook. Contest ends on 24th , so you may wanna hurry up.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Cold Stone Creamery - Redefining An Icecream Experience

Whenever we mention the word desserts after a meal, it was pretty much restricted to Vanilla , Strawberry, Pista and Chocolate. We also had the occassional range of cakes kept in star hotel buffets.
But times have changed drastically now. So much so, that desserts are no longer an optional item towards the end of the meal but rather even a primary meal in some cases. They now constitute more than 40+ flavors from every possible variety of fruit and sweets. Be it cinnamon, cheesecake, red velvet or even bluberries, you get to have an ice cream in that flavor. The recent launch of the Cold Stone Creamery has certainly added more flavors to that list.

coldstone creamery chennai india

The last three years has seen a tremendous growth in the introduction of "Premium" dessert and ice cream stand alone places in the metros. Ice creams, in particular had seen the emergence of a new variety called "Cold Stone" ice creams. In no time, cold stone ice creams (Primarily introduced in the US) seemed to be the talk of the town and had a major fan following.

coldstone creamery chennai india

Tablez Group, a subsidiary of the famous LuLu group in the Middle East had tied up with the super famous "Cold Stone Creamery" in the US to launch their first outlet in our very own Chennai in India. Their next launch in the city will be the famous "Toys R Us" and I'm already waiting for it :)
Cold Stone creamery is currently operating in 27 countries in over 1500 locations.

The Ice-Cream Making Experience

Unlike normal ice creams which comes in pre-packaged cups and cones, Cold stone creamery allows you to fully customize your ice cream right from the flavor till the final toppings and the type of sauce you wanted to be added. You can of course do your own type of mix-in to experiment with the flavors, called "Create your Own".

But I'd strongly suggest to go with the pre-tested recommended "Signature Creations" that would definitely delight your tastebuds far better.

signature creations coldstone creamery india

Once you are done with the flavor and topping selection, you can get to see a mini juggling of the scoop of ice creams. It is then beaten pretty strongly  in a frozen granite stone slab. These toppings inclue different variety of nuts, candies and even fruits depending on your taste.

toppings coldstone creamery india

My Recommendation

Having been invited to launch of the cold stone creamery store in Phoenix MarketCity, Chennai, I got to try two of their flavours including "Cheesecake Icecream" and "Apple Pie Cold Stone" ice cream. Without a doubt, I was extremely impressed with the Cheesecake coldstone ice cream whcih came with a combination of cheesecake pie crust, Strawberry and Blueberry and a bit of chocolate sauce. A fair assesment of taste would be to declare, that it's definitely one of the best ice creams I've had in recent times.

cheesecake icecream coldstone creamery india

In addition to this signature creation menu, you can also get out their soon to be launched "Ice Cream cup cakes" and "Ice cream Cookie Sandwich". Cold Stone Creamery Ice creams starts from 145 INR for the small size and upto 275 for the large signature versions and located in Phoenix MarketCity in Chennai, India.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

jClub Shopping - Site Review

I've always been on the lookout for new e-commerce sites that could offer something exciting and interesting to offer, than the standard run of the mill large market places. The new shopping sites always has something unique up their sleeve and you can pretty much be assured of better , personalized service than going through rounds of automated customer service options.

One such recent discovery was a site called The site offers some really interesting variety of products for almost everyone. It didnt take long for me to bookmark this site and also review it in my site. Here's a quick look at the things jClub deals in..

jClub Product Categories

  • Electronics 
  • Fashion Clothing for both men & women
  • Accessories
  • Lifestyle products
  • Jewellery
  • Home furnishing products 
  • and something for the pets too.

Why jClub?

The key advantage of the site is that it works directly with suppliers and assures of a high quality merchandise with some great customer experience.The products listed are very unique , very useful and more importantly not easily available in most stores.  The prices listed include a minimum of 50% discount and upto 80% in some cases. If you are in the lookout, you can definitely grab a nice deal especially in the sale period.

My Top 7 from jClub

So I’ve put together my favourite top 7 items from the jClub site, which you should definitely check out.
  • Waterproof Rugged Wireless Bluetooth v4.1 Speaker

          Price : 15.99$ 

  • Wireless Bluetooth Smart Watch with Camera, Fitness Tracker 

          Price : 19.99 $

  • 1080p 12MP Wide-Angle Sport Video Camera with Waterproof Case, Accessories

         Price : 22.99 $

  • Multifunctional Front Passenger Seat Gap Organizer with Cup Holder

         Price : 18.99$

  • Argenti Atelier Men's Racing-Style Chronograph Watch

        Price : 49.99$

  • Wolfgang Puck 1050w 68oz Commercial Blender

         Price : 69.99$

  • Xtreme ActionView POV Sport Camera Video & Audio Recording Sunglasses

Price : 35.99$

The site is based out of United States and currently ships for free within the country . The best part about is that it doesn’t have a minimum amount for shipping. So even if you are ordering for something as low as 10$ it comes with free shipping and free 30 Day Returns all the time

So head out to and start Shopping ! Since I signed up earlier, I have got a promocode : HKMURALI ,that gets you a flat 20% discount as well. Just hoping that they start worldwide shipping for folks outside US :)