Snazzy Electronic Gifts: Hershey’s Memory Sticks And The I-Dog Plush Puppy Speaker (Win One Too)!

CONTESTS, REVIEWS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | December 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm


Congratulations Jen!

What do you get for the person who has everything? Seriously can’t go cheap right? No use wasting money on something expensive since they may have 10 stacked away in the closet. I guess you could try hand-made but with hand-made it is always a toss up whether it will be a success or not. For me I like to be careful who enjoys the toils (or spoils) of my labor. Then you find some really nifty gadgets that you will not need to sell your kidney to buy but will ensure that you never get forgotten.  Both these finds are under $25 and seriously how cool are they?


These memory sticks come in various sizes from 1GB to 4GB and sport various candy themes like Mr Goodbar, Krackel, Twizzlers and Bubble Yum. I had received one (the Hershey’s one) as an attendee of the Time To Play event in NY and remember using it at the Aiming Low HP party to check out the new HP Web Smart printer (yes the same one I won the bag at) and I still remember the ooh’s and ahh’s  when I pulled out my little flash drive. The detailing is so close to being a mini candy bar that it would be easily mistaken. I have several flash drives that I have received, and I mean it when I say many, but this cool number will stay in my bag.


  • The ultimate in cool and when memory sticks are dropped on you at every turn (is this for everyone or just us bloggers?) it pays to have something a little different.
  • Value for money!
  • The detailing in the design is pretty neat and great quality.
  • The stick is retractable. I wish all memory sticks were.


  • Since it so closely resembles a candy bar, you REALLY have to keep an eye out for the kids.
  • It is a little fat/wide so 2 memory sticks won’t sit so easily side by side. But if you are not a heavy memory stick user this should not matter.

i-dog plush

Ok, so I am the only person on the planet without an iPhone, but I do have an iTouch.  The fact that I don’t play music on it is sad since most of the tunes I hear are kiddie ones. Well I decided to give this baby a spin and streamed some of my favorite music and just plugged it onto this cutie pie, and BAM the music came through the speakers on the I-Dog puppy. I am an engineer but my brain is so mush that I hate having to figure things out and here there was non to figure out.  Now you don’t need to have unsightly speakers just so you can listen to music from portable devices.  The size of the puppy is a good size, for some reason I expected a teeny tiny one, and am glad it was not. My verdict is this lil puppy is going to help get me reacquainted with all my tunes from now on.


  • Loved the packaging, no wires (am I the only one who simply hates all those ridiculous wires on toys and electronics?)
  • Plush really means plush and the design is really cool.
  • Easy to use.
  • Inexpensive (and I am a cheapie so when I say that, I mean that)
  • No batteries needed (this is such a winner just on its own)


  • Since it works off the portable device volume I wished it could be slightly louder (though it was pretty adequate to hear in the next room – when the kids were not screaming)

Now who wants a puppy of their own? Look kids are always asking for puppies now here is one YOU don’t have to clean up after. Want it? Tell me what you think the best electronic gadget for 2009 is. Note the prize is just for the I-Dog puppy.

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Disclosure: I received both the memory stick and the puppy to review.



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    Ann F says:

    I think the best electronic gadget for 2009 is our Blu-Ray player that wirelessly downloads Netflix movies.

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    Natalia D. says:

    I-Pod 8 generation is pretty cool

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    Sonya says:

    The new PSP Go is cool

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    Sonya says:

    Im a fan on FB

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    C Summer says:

    So many cool gadgets this season. The Christmas Guide has compiled a great list of the best gifts at

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    karen M says:

    Apple iPod touch 32 GB (games, Get directions, watch a movie, surf the web and more)

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    karen M says:

    Facebook Fan
    Karen Medlin

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    karen M says:


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    kathy dunaway says:

    The Kindle is my favorite.

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    Veronica L. says:

    The Best 2009 electric gadget in my book is the Xbox360 Modern Warfare edition. Being a mom to three boys plus having a husband, anything that keeps them entertained and happy is the best gadget to me ;) Thanks for a great giveaway

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    Veronica L. says:

    I am a fan of yours on Facebook, Thanks!

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    Veronica L. says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber, thanks :)

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    Melissa W says:

    I think the Itouch or Iphone is the best electronic gadget!

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    susan varney says:

    the blu-ray

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    Sonya Sparks says:

    I think the flip video camera is great. Thanks!

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    Carol says:

    I think the latest Blackberry is amazing. There’s not much if doesn’t do!

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    Carol says:

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    Carol says:


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    Carol says:

    follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted

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    Vicky H. says:

    I think the iPhone is still one of the biggest items; that and other smart phones.

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    BW says:

    The new iPhone.

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    The Amazon Kindle for sure. Thanks for the chance.

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    Leonie C says:

    FB fan Brookline MA

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    Naddez says:

    The Blue-Ray player is a on top of the list.

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    Naddez says:

    FB fan. (Quanda)

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    Naddez says:

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    Candie L says:

    I know the Kindle sparked a lot of media attention. Thank you

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    Candie L says:

    I am a facebook fan. Thank you

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    Candie L says:

    I am following on facebook too. Thank you

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    Stacy says:

    Just got a Flip so have to say that is one of the best gadgets!

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    Jina says:

    subscribed via email

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    Jina says:

    follow you on twitter and retweeted.

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    Sheila F says:

    I think the Iphone is the best 2009 gadget.

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    Holly Blanco says:

    This would make such a cute gift to go along with the IPOD Nano my daughter is getting for Christmas.

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    Holly Blanco says:

    I am a facebook fan!

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    Holly Blanco says:

    I follow your BLOG on facebook.

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    Holly Blanco says:

    I tweeted!

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    Ken Robinson says:

    I think the TouchSmart PC with touch screen technology is pretty cool. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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    Thank you for putting the pros and cons about the two items. They are both very cute items, but without the insight from someone like you who has tried them, we wouldn’t have known whether they were worth purchasing or not (or trying to win =]) Thanks!

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    Facebook Fan page fan

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    I also follow your blog on Facebook and love the daily postings

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    I subscribe to Mommy Niri and love getting the posts delivered directly to my email in case I miss them on Facebook

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    I follow you on Twitter as well – my twitter name is Shaklee2

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    Heidi B. says:

    I think the best electonic device for 2009 is the projector phone! How does someone come up with such an amazing idea. Where do they go from here now! It’s weird how these things work, but its amazing as well. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    Heidi B. says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks again!

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    evelyn matias says:

    my son would love it

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    Debbie W. says:

    I’m a facebook fan
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    Debbie W. says:

    I forgot to comment first.
    Honestly, I could see my daughter snaffling this up real quick.

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    Debbie W. says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    Debbie W. says:

    I follow your blog on facebook
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    Jen @ GBG says:

    My favorite electronic gadget of 2009 is the Kindle. Maybe Santa will bring me one this year. I have been good LOL.

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    facebook fan (Jen Voss)

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I follow you on networked blogs (Jen Voss).

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I follow you on twitter as greatgiveaways and tweeted about this giveaway.

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I follow your blog on google friend connect as Jen V.

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    Jessica says:

    I think that those charger matts for small electronics look awesome!

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    Melissa D says:

    I think the Nintendo DSi is the niftiest little gadget, and I’m hoping to find one under my Christmas tree! Thanks!

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    christopher h says:

    definitely the kindle

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    Jennifer B says:

    my fave gadget is the ipod touch for sure!!

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    Jennifer B says:

    fan on FB Jennifer ballard

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    Jennifer B says:

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    Daniel M says:

    i’d say the kindle 2, been wanting one since it came out

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    Linda Kish says:

    It must be the Nook from Barnes and Noble because they are sold out.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    trenelle c says:

    My son would love to have this pet!

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    SHERRI STONE says:

    Nice, no doggie poo to pick up and no dog breath!!!

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    rebecca b says:

    it would have to be the nintendo DSi for me

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    let kate mccann win madeleine will love it when she’s found and home and has a chance to use it

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    Christie says:

    I think the niftiest gadget for 2009 is the PowerMat.

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    Erma says:

    My favorite electronic gadget of 2009 is the HP Touch.

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    ange says:

    The 3rd generation Ipod Touch is definitely the hottest new toy!

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    ange says:

    woohoo! facebook fan

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    Paula H. says:

    I’m following your blog on Facebook, and I don’t have an iphone either, but I really like my ipod nano, as far as tech gadgets go.

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    Mary E. says:


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    Anthony G says:

    I’m in!!

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    lisa stewart says:

    My daughter would LOVE this for Christmas

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    gina ortiz says:

    I love Hersheys . . .

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    sharon maaske says:

    I love Hershey’s too

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    Diana says:

    How cute.

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    Dawn says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter she would love it.

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    Beth Z says:


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    Kimberly K. says:

    My favorite electronic gadgets for 2009 would be the Ipod Itouch or the
    Iphone (of which I have neither, but would so love to either win or receive one for Christmas, here’s hoping Santa will come through!)

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I am now your Facebook Fan (Kimberly Kelly-Sydow)

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    Kimberly K. says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Karen says:

    I’d have to say those wireless charging pads, I want one!

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    Catherine says:

    Kinder, Gentler Cell Phones with large buttons for those who only want their phone to be a phone.

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    Lisa says:

    The best electronic gadget for 2009 is the Chumby!

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    Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    Happi Shopr says:

    My favorite electronic gadget of 2009 is the HP Touch.

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    Susan says:

    This is cute and I would love one.

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    Oh,Nurse! says:

    Hershey’s chocolate…kewl!!

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    Becky K says:

    It’s the Kindle, hands down!
    Thank you.

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    trixx says:

    I think the best electronic gadget for 2009 is the PowerMat!

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    trixx says:

    I subscribe!

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    manette martinez says:

    tooo coool

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    denyse says:

    I’m not too techy so I have to say the kindle.

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    Tracey Byram says:

    Ipod Touch is the coolest. It’s like a mini computer because it can do so many things.

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    Paula Harmon says:

    My kids voted and they all say ipod touch. None of them are getting one of those for Christmas, they can use this prize on their less-cool ipods.

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    I gotta say it’s the Ipod Touch. Everyone I know either has one or wants one!

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I’m a fan on facebook! Sheila H.

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I follow you on facebook too!
    Sheila H.

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I subscribe!

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I have your button!

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    Jennifer M says:

    The Pandigital LCD picture frame.

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    Lisa G. says:

    I think the neatest electronic toy for 2009 in Mattel’s Mindflex!

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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    Lisa G. says:

    I already a fan on Facebook user Lisa Garner.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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    Lisa G. says:

    I’m already an email subscriber. Thanks!
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    Lisa G. says:

    I’m following you on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway.
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    Lisa G. says:

    I have your button on my blog.
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    Anne G says:

    I think the iphone is the electronic device of the year, I wish I had one.

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    Anne G says:

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

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    Anne G says:

    I follow on networked blogs (Anne Jolly)

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    Anne G says:

    I subscribe by email
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    gloria says:

    Ipod Touch is the best I think!

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    gloria says:

    facebook fan-gloria mckellar

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    gloria says:

    follow on facebook-gloria mckellar

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    gloria says:

    follow your blog

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    Chrysa says:

    I think it is still the iPhone

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    Chrysa says:

    I’m a Facebook fan.

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    kathy pease says:

    id have to say nintendo dsi :)

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    kathy pease says:

    fan on facebook kathylpease

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    kathy pease says:

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    Jennifer I. says:

    I like that the prices for USB flash drives have come down so much–I can never have enough of them.

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    Talitha Lee says:

    The kindle. Great for the bibliomaniacs that live in my house! Thanks for the contest!

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    Gianna says:

    Please enter me :)

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    dawn says:

    Ipod Touch is the coolest.