This is a sponsored conversation for KidzVuz. All opinions are my own.
HP Stream Family of Devices Was
A Hit At The #KidzVuzHoliday Party!
This past Sunday I packed up my kids and we hit the road to New York City. We were headed to the third annual KidzVuz Holiday event! This was the girls first blogger event and they were so excited! They know that I got to events and meet other bloggers, brand representatives and learn about different products and services. There was so much squealing and jumping up and down when THEY got invited to this event. After they calmed down they exclaimed, ‘We need business cards!’
Looks like the apple does not fall far from the tree!
If you do know know what KidzVuz does in their digital space they are a totally safe video review sharing site for kids age 7-12. It’s the ONLY online destination exclusively dedicated to letting tweens have their say and share their views about the stuff they love. My girls both are reviewers for KidzVuz and LOVE the platform. They have their say and get to share their opinion on the video platform.
I was so excited to have co-founder Nancy Friedman share her two cents about kids and internet safety on my webcast Our 2 Cents.
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One of the tables I had trouble getting the girls to step away from was the HP booth. Our girls love their screens so this was a booth that they were all about the hands on interaction. These kids have grown up with technology in their hands and I feel as though they have benefitted from it. Technology will be more about of their lives than it has been apart of my life and I want them to have a healthy understanding and respect for what technology can do. They know that my job involves the internet, taking photos, creating videos and telling stories in my digital space. They have seen the doors my job has opened for our family and friends we have made because of my digital space. So needless to say they both were very happy to be exploring the new HP Stream family of cloud based tablets and laptops.
HP Stream 7 & Stream 13
These 13″ & 11″ laptops are super light! I couldn’t believe how light they were. Definitely lighter than a text book. But don’t let their lack of weight make you think they don’t compute.
Oh no. These laptops have Windows 8.1 with Bing 64 preloaded and an Intel® Celeron® N2840 with Intel HD Graphics. What! What? That means that you are able to get so much computing done with out having to wait for your computer to keep up with your fast flying fingers. But I thought it was awesome that the new Stream laptops were cloud based.
Did you hear that? Cloud based. No more being tied to a cord to get all your information. The cloud will hold onto it and let you access it no matter where you are.
So that means, while you are waiting for soccer practice to be over you can be working on that report you have been trying to get done. Or when one child is at robotics club the other daughter can be working on homework. Looking for a file while you are waiting for the kids to get out from swim team practice? Not problem. Access it from your cloud and you are good to go! You will have 1 TB of cloud storage. Go ahead and take that video and all the photos. You have space to store them all.
But what if you are not a a free wi-fi spot. No worries. HP has you covered too. These HP Stream laptops come with 200 MB of FREE 4G of data EACH MONTH for the LIFE of the device! I was like, whoa. That is awesome!
These laptops come in two colors, magenta and horizon blue. I did ask if there was a white or black option but currently these are the only two colors. My kids loved the colors but for my personal style I would be looking for a skin for my Stream. But that is just me.
How much will all this awesome set you back? Not as much as you may think. The Stream 13 starts at $299.99 and the Stream 11 is less than that.
They also couldn’t put down the HP Stream 7 Tablet. It was hard for her to walk away from this tablet. This tablet has Microsoft 365 Personal to get all the powerful Office tools and easily store your data with 1TB of cloud storage. Even the tablet has cloud storage. YES! Starting price is $99.99 this looks like the right gift for the person asking for a tablet this holiday season.
I also was intrigued by the HP Officejet 8040. This printer includes Neat cloud-based Smart Organization System and is able to have ink delivered to your door before the cartridge runs out! That is an awesome deal. The HP Instant Ink program will dave you up to 50% on your ink cartridges and save you TIME by having the ink delivered to your door. The printer tells HP to ship replacement in when the levels get to 50%. I don’t know about you, but I am always SHAKING my cartridges and then kicking myself of not having an extra one on hand. This is a SMART machine.
If you have never heard of the Neat Organization System it lets you easily capture and organize receipts, business cards and other documents and unlock the critical information in those files. Files are safeguarded and data is keyword searchable and can be easily exported to applications such as Excel, Quicken and TurboTax. It is basically your paper organization secretary.
But the feature I was most giddy about was the fact that the printer has its own email address and you can send it files to be printed. So if you want to have homework printed, pictures printed or a document ready to be picked up you can send them to the printer through a dedicated email address! Oh and did I mention that it is all done wirelessly? PLUS you are able to print your photos from different photo sharing websites. I think the only thing this printer can’t do is launch a rocket to the moon.