O-YAKI – Your Kebabs of Choice on the Grill or in the Oven

Consumer Update

Alright, so let’s get something straight. Grilling isn’t just for the summertime anymore, it should pretty much be for any time! And because let’s face it – when you’re hankering for some kebabs, should you really let the cold weather stop you?

Well, this is exactly where O-YAKI skewers come in.

O-YAKI skewers were created to provide a more efficient way to cook – whether it’s outside on the grill or in your oven. It can cook several skewers at once and reduces the risk to uneven cooking – as well as a loss of precious marinade juices. In addition to that, you’re able to enjoy grilled skewers whatever the weather.

This set of metal skewers sit on a specifically designed stand and let you cook anything you want right in your oven – from kebabs to shrimp and even a whole chicken!

The set of nine high-grade steel skewers stand up vertically to cook evenly on all sides so there’s no need to turn them as you would with traditional skewers. And because you place the stand directly on the baking sheet, the grease won’t touch the grates in the oven.

And of course, the O-Yaki Skewer System can even fit in a grill, so long as the dome is at least 8 ½ inches high.

So, if you want to give this one-of-a-kind skewer system a try, head on over to oyakiproducts.com.


10 Apps You Need this Summer

Summer is still here. And no matter what your plans are for the warmer months, we found 10 apps that will make your summer even better.

  1. Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App ($0.99) – Have you ever been out enjoying the sun and then wondered whether or not your sunscreen was still protecting you? Seriously, nobody wants to get sunburn. The Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App is a must-have for all your beach and pool trips. It gives you personalized results based on your location, date and time, skin type, and more. Sun Exposure 211
  2. Bandsintown Concerts (Free) – Can we all agree that summer is concert season? This free app is available on both iOS and Android. Quickly track your favorite artists and discover when they are touring near you. Buy tickets and share concert details with your friends. If you are planning on going to any concerts this summer, this app is absolutely essential. bandsintown211
  3. GrillTime ($1.99) – Thinking of grilling at all this summer? Then GrillTime will make it even more enjoyable. Available on iOS devices, this app will make grilling less stressful. All you have to do is let it know what meat you’re grilling, thickness, and level of doneness and then it will let you know the perfect grilling time and temperature. It also allows you to step away from the grill and hang out with your guests. Don’t worry, it will let you know when it is time to flip and when it’s ready.grilltime211
  4. Hopper (Free) – Everyone travels during the summer. Why not take advantage of technology and use an app to analyze different flight deals? Every day, Hopper analyzes different flight prices and tells you when to buy your tickets. Never worry about whether or not you should have waited to get the best deal, Hopper states they can save you up to 40% on your next flight. You can also store your payment info so when you are notified by a deal, you can quickly secure your seats. hopper211
  5. Along the Way ($2.99) – If you’ve ever been on a road trip of any kind, then you know that it can be hard to find the perfect spots to stop and take a rest or get a bite to eat. Along the Way helps you save time and enjoy your vacation while finding spots for you along the way. Find coffee, food, bars, parks, shopping, and more while you enjoy your trip.along the way211
  6. Paprika ($4.99) – Ever find a recipe you want to try only to find it extremely difficult to locate it again on the internet? Paprika can help you organize and save your recipes, create meal plans, and make grocery lists. Even better, it lets you seamlessly sync all your data across your devices. paprika211
  7. Kindle app (free) – You don’t have to have a Kindle or e-reader to enjoy some summer e-reading. Automatically sync up books purchased on Amazon.com to your devices and enjoy reading anywhere. With over 4,000,000 books and audiobooks on this app, there’s no excuse to be bored this summer. Pay for a book once and then you can read it on any of your devices. kindle211
  8. Field Trip (free) – If you’re traveling anywhere at all this summer, Field Trip is there to make it even more exciting. It runs in the background of your phone. Once you get close to something interesting, it will then show a card with details about the location. Learn about local history and the best places to hang out. Feel like a local when you’re traveling or learn some history about your own neighborhood.fieldtrip211
  9. Sky Guide ($2.99) – Warm summer nights are perfect for stargazing. Whatever your experience level is with astronomy, this app will enhance your experience. Locate constellations, galaxies, or planets – Sky Guide is there to help you see it all.skyguide211
  10. GetMyBoat (free) – Want to be out on the water this summer but don’t own a boat? No problem, GetMyBoat is a peer-to-peer boat rental and charter marketplace. Easily search and book boats to rent in any location.  getmyboat211


What apps do you think are essential for summer? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter.

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10 Tech Gifts for Father’s Day

Stumped on what to give dad for Father’s Day this year? We know that dads can be stressful to shop for. But seriously, don’t give Dad another tie this year. Here are 10 gifts your dad will love.

  1. Black Diamond Ember Power Light Flashlight, $37.46 – You can’t go wrong with this gift and Dad will be sure to take it everywhere with him. This isn’t just a regular old flashlight that your father only takes out when the power goes out. This swipe-activated TriplePower LED also has an integrated USB port, so Dad can keep his devices charged while on the road.


2. ThinkGeek Dual Heated Travel Mug, $9.99- Nobody wants cold coffee unless it was intentional. Seriously, if you’ve drank cooled-off coffee when you thought it was still hot, it isn’t a pleasant taste. This Dual Heated Travel Mug by ThinkGeek can be plugged into your cigarette lighter in your car or in a USB port in your computer to ensure Dad’s coffee is kept at perfect drinking temperature.


3. Netflix Subscription for 1 Year – $96 – Dad will seriously thank you for this one. There’s something for any Dad to watch – from the classics to new Netflix Original Series, streaming video will be sure to keep Dad entertained. If he’s not a fan of streaming, there is still a DVD option.


aerix drones4. AERIX Drones Nano Drone for Beginner – $40 – Drones have been becoming more and more popular, but with the higher-end prices of some of them it can be discouraging for some to get involved. This drone is perfect for beginners. Dad will have fun playing with this quadrocopter and the built-in impact guards and landing skids help keep your surroundings safe while Dad learns how to fly it.


idevices5. iDevices iGrill Mini – $56.51- Does your dad like to grill? The iGrill2 is a Bluetooth Smart meat thermometer that makes grilling so much easier. This allows Dad to come back and join the party while monitoring the temperature of the meat from his mobile device. He’ll even get a notification when it’s time to take the meat off the grates!


rokubox6. Roku 3 – $70 – Give your dad the gift of entertainment. This is the most powerful Roku player, allowing him to enjoy over 2,000       streaming channels that access more than 250,000 movies, TV, games, music, sports, and more. With headphones for private listening, voice search, and more, Dad will have a ton of fun finding stuff to watch.


kindlefire7. Amazon Fire – $39 for Father’s Day – This inexpensive tablet was designed specifically for entertainment. Dad will be able to read, watch, and play on this fast tablet. The 7” touchscreen is perfect for taking on the-go or watching at home. The battery life lasts up to 7 hours so Dad can read, watch video, surf the web, and listen to music for an extended time.


belkin8. The Belkin WeMo Switch – $34.99 – This smart switch will let Dad be able to control his home electronics from pretty much anywhere on his Android or iOS phone or tablet. Turn electronics on or off or even set up a schedule from anywhere as long as there is Wi-Fi or 4G access. He can even set it up for lights to turn on and off while away to mimic occupancy.


blossom9. Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller – $99 – Is your dad obsessed with his lawn? Help him simplify his life with Smart Watering. Blossom does pretty much all the work by self-programming based on real-time weather data. Dad can have total control right from your phone, ultimately lowering his water bill up to 35%.


fitbit10. Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch – $196.99 – Is your father a fitness addict? The Fitbit Blaze can track everything you’d expect in a fitness tracker – steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and active minutes. But it can also track sleep, give text & calendar notifications, and track all-day activities. You can also completely customize it with interchangeable band, frames, and clock faces on this high-res color touchscreen. Help Dad achieve his goals in style!


Are there any tech gifts for dads you think should have been included in the list? Comment below or join the conversation on Twitter!




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