Merchandise Monday: Cyber Monday Gadget Gifts!

With the biggest shopping day of the year behind us, it's time for the biggest online shopping day of the year - Cyber Monday! To honor the "cyber" part of Cyber Monday, we're focusing on a selection of great new electronic gadgets that have recently been added to Hinda's assortment. From tablets to music to GPS and photography, Hinda's got the gamut of tech your whole family wants!

Amazon Fire HD 8-inch 8GB Tablet

This powerful, full-featured HD tablet features a beautiful 8" HD display with over a million pixels, fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz, rear-facing 5 MP camera and front-facing HD camera and Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience for apps, games and even in-app items that are actually free. Who wouldn’t want to unwrap this?

Amazon Kindle eReader

As a dedicated e-reader, Kindle lets you indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts and push notifications. A glare-free, touchscreen interface makes it easier to use features like Goodreads, Dictionary, highlighting and more on a screen that looks like real paper.

Bosch® Power Box™ 360 Jobsite AM/FM Stereo with Digital Media Bay

Power through your busy workday with 360-degree stereo sound featuring digital signal processing, an integrated subwoofer and digital media bay. Other features include USB port, rugged aluminum roll cage and charger/battery bay that charges Bosch® 14.4V-18V li-ion battery packs.

Brookstone® 3-in-1 USB Stylus

Sometimes you need a pen. Other times, a stylus or a flash drive. Why carry all three? This 3-in-1 tablet stylus lets you jot notes, navigate touch screens or store pictures and documents effortlessly. You’ll always have the right tool for any job without carrying extra gear. Makes a great stocking stuffer!

Garmin® Nuvi® 55LM GPS Bundle

For driving directions on the road, put away the smartphone and power on your nüvi®. nüvi is an easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator that does not rely on cellular signals and is unaffected by cellular dead zones. nüvi provides easy-to-follow, spoken turn-by-turn directions with street names and features a bright, 5” dual-orientation display for use horizontally or vertically. 

GoPro® Head Strap + QuickClip Mount for GoPro® Camera

Fully adjustable to fit all sizes, the head strap can be worn over a helmet or directly on your head to capture footage from a headlamp-like perspective. The QuickClip enables ultra compact, low-profile mounting – attach your GoPro® to a backwards baseball cap for use during non-impact activities.

iHome® On-Ear Foldable Headphones with Pouch

Enjoy great sound and style anywhere thanks to these headphones. They fold up and fit into the included travel pouch for added portability. Features include detailed, dynamic sound with enhanced bass response, padded ear cushions and a padded and adjustable headband for custom fit.

Sony® PS4™/PS3™ Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

Elevate your gaming experience with customizable game modes created by developers exclusively for PlayStation®. Experience everything from big booms to whisper-quiet warnings in stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound and chat with friends through the hidden noise cancelling microphone.

Vivitar® Digital Video Camcorder Kit

The Digital Video Camcorder Kit features 4x digital zoom, 2” LCD screen and 720p HD recording. The kit includes a padded case, 4GB SD card, SD card reader, tripod, rechargeable lithium battery with charger and Vivitar® Experience software package. Accepts SD and SDHC memory card formats.

Wagan® iOnBoost™ V6

The iOnBoost™ V6 jump starter utilizes lithium-polymer battery technology, offers up to 200 cranking amps (400 peak amps) and can start a 3.5-liter V6 engine, yet is small enough to fit in a purse or glove compartment. No roadside assistance needed! It can also charge your mobile devices on the go.

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Merchandising Minute Newsletter - August 2013

Welcome to the August edition of Hinda's Merchandising Minute!

Merchandising Minute brings you the latest news and information from our team of merchandising experts. In this issue learn more about some of our recent product line introductions, review trends with our top redeemers list and meet April Stewart, the newest member of our merchandising team. Click here to download the current issue! 

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Merchandise Monday: Celebrating Dads and Grads!

Nothing says “Father’s Day” like power tools and getting dirty in the backyard – and nothing says “happy graduation” like a new gadget to help in the adjustment to college life or transition to the working world. Treat the deserving dad or grad in your life this season to a new “big kid toy” fresh from Hinda’s assortment!

Coby® Bluetooth® Stereo Headphones

Stylish comfort meets Bluetooth® technology without the hassle of wires. This full-size headphone easily syncs with any Bluetooth enabled device, such as smartphones and portable devices, while delivering premium performance. Dynamic 40mm drivers transmit unparalleled audio, and convenient access to buttons let you play, pause, fast forward and control volume.  A built-in noise-canceling mic means you can always stay connected anywhere.

HP 15.6-Inch Pavilion Notebook Computer

Perfect for everyday computing, the Pavilion Notebook with Windows® 8 lets you pay online bills with ease on the numeric keyboard, view photos in stunning detail on the 15.6” diagonal HD display and connect all the devices you need with a full array of ports. Features include 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor, HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366x768) and five hours of battery life on a single charge. Enjoy your favorite content and stay connected with social media, too!

HP Slate 7-Inch 8GB Tablet

Carry your world in the palm of your hand. Access and manage your photos, documents, music, games and apps on the go with a fully-featured, 7” diagonal tablet that brings everything down to size. Create and share memories at every turn with the 3MP rear camera or video chat on the go with the front VGA webcam. Other features include the Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, Beats Audio™ and up to five hours of video playback – and much more!

Poulan Pro® 16-Inch 38cc Chainsaw

Whether you’re pruning branches or cleaning up after a storm, this unit can handle all jobs. The Poulan® chainsaw is a balanced machine that can cut trees up to 34” in diameter. Standard features include 38cc’s of power, a 16” bar and chain, chain brake, automatic oiler and carrying case. Get out there and show Mother Nature what you’re made of. Your backyard (and nosy neighbors) will thank you!

Poulan Pro® 17-inch Gas-Powered Curved-Shaft String Trimmer

The Poulan Pro® curved-shaft trimmer is well-suited for more demanding residential lawn maintenance and is powered by a reliable SureFire 25cc 2-cycle gas engine. With a spring assisted start system and 17” maximum cutting width, this model is easy to use, efficient and cost effective. Split boom shaft with Pro-Link attachment system transforms your trimmer into a multi-functional yard machine. Additional attachments are available and sold separately. Show your backyard who’s boss!

Vivitar® 5.1MP Flip-Style HD Camcorder

The 5.1MP Flip-Style HD Camcorder is a convenient and easy-to-use camcorder you can take anywhere! The 2.2” touch screen features a 5.1 MP resolution (2595 x 1944) so you can preview all the gorgeous images you’re capturing. Check out your videos close up with 4x digital zoom and don’t forget to save your masterpieces with the camcorder’s SD card support feature (SD card not included). Watch out, world, a new filmmaker is on the rise!

Vivitar® 10.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Zoom

The 10.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Zoom is a portable and easy-to-use camera you can slip in your pocket or purse. The 2.7” preview screen features a 10.1 MP resolution (3648 x 2736) to insure that your pictures will be sharp with brilliant colors, plus 4x digital zoom gets you close to the action. The expansion SD memory card slot gives you the flexibility to expand the memory capacity up to 32 GB (card not included). Hone your photography skills while capturing memories that will last a lifetime!

Don’t forget – Father’s Day is June 16! Why not surprise that special dad or grad with one of these great new products – or check out our assortment for plenty of other great gifts they’re sure to love! You’ll make their big day even more special, and they’ll think of you every time they use their gadget or gift! It’s a win-win!

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CES 2013 This Week!

Today marks the opening of 2013’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and Hinda’s merchandising team is scouring the show floor seeking out the latest technologies and trends across multiple product categories.

With more than 3,000 exhibitors showcasing everything from wireless technologies to home audio to headphones, the team is working with global brands for innovative product solutions. As a merchandise incentives company, one of Hinda’s prime responsibilities is translating ideas for all demographics , from retired and mature recipients to Baby Boomers to Gen X and Y – and now the new demographic, Gen Z.

Everything we do is focused on giving our recipients the product solutions they want and the service they deserve. Stay tuned for our wrap-up of CES when our merch team returns, right here on!

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Consumers are Refusing 3D Technology

Back in August, we speculated that the future of TV looked bleak for 3D technology, as manufacturers seemed to favor Internet-ready TV over 3D. Recent survey results* have shown that more than half of American HDTV buyers refuse to shift to 3D technology.

More than likely, this is not welcome news to the manufacturers who have poured money, faith and resources into 3D technology, with hopes that it would soar in popularity with consumers. Panasonic® recently announced annual net losses of $5.5 billion, while Sony® is considering restructuring in order to revive its flagging television sector.

So, what exactly is veering consumers away from 3D? Price, availability of 3D programming and 3D glasses are all posing as barriers. Like any new technology, the price has decreased since it was first released a few years ago. Still, of those planning to buy a new HDTV set in the coming year, 40% will not buy a 3D TV due to a lack of available 3D programming and 30% believe the glasses are still a problem.

What do you think? Are you planning on buying a new HDTV in the coming year? If so, are you planning on buying a 3D TV? Why or why not? Do you think 3D TVs have a future? Sound off in the comments section.


*The online survey was conducted by shopping and review website

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