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Best Selling Smartphone in the World!

Samsung is currently reported to have the world’s best selling smartphone with its Galaxy S3, surpassing Apple’s iPhone 4S sales.  Here’s a quick look of the comparisons between Samsung Models and the iPhone 4S!

 

Galaxy S2 vs. Galaxy S3

  • Redesigned physique with a slightly larger display (and more uniformity of thickness)
  • Larger storage space with an additional 64 GB
  • Faster graphics with a quad-core processor
  • Able to snap photos while recording a FullHD video
  • New Gorilla Glass 2-covered screen — which is noticeably better in bright sunlight

 



 

Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S

The Galaxy S3 is known as the “iPhone killer,” playing a major role in boosting Samsung’s operating profit.  As everyone may know, there were several legal disputes between Samsung and Apple, delaying the phone premiere.  Several injunctions were brought against Samsung, claiming that Samsung has violated at least 2 patents.  In the States, both phones are available in most carriers.

 

Some differences:

  • Galaxy S3 has a larger display (1280×720 pixels)
  • Galaxy S3 has Additional Display Support
  • Its camera has a Panorama feature (front camera quality is 1.9 megapixel)
  • Longer battery life by 8 hours
  • Has a maximum standby time of 800 hours
  • Includes 4G wireless connectivity
  • Weighs lighter than the 4S by 4 grams
  • Has a removable storage of 64 GB and a removable memory (microSD and microSDHC)

However, with Apple’s obsessive fan base, how long will Samsung’s crowning victory last?

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5 Eco Bridal Bouquets

Winter is here, and so are skyrocketing prices on floral arrangements! If it is Winter where you are, think twice before forking over a fortune for your flowers.  You can save tons of dough and have amazing, unique and beautiful bouquets and centerpieces without hurting your wallet or abusing the environment! Eco= economical + ecological!

1.  Brooch Bouquet – $$$$

The Brooch bouquet is stunning, but a little spendy because of the brooches.  They can be ordered online from different retailers, including LITB, thrift stores, garage sales etc and chosen to fit your color scheme perfectly. Use this guide to build your bouquet, make sure to buy base fabric flowers to build your bouquet.

 

2. Soft woods bouquet – $$$

Soft woods bouquets are romantic and made from balsa, cedar and sola wood flowers, which can be found for purchase online.  After ordering them they can be included any way you wish with other items into your DIY bouquet.  Use feathers, greenery, fabric flowers or paint to accent your wooden flowers.

 

3. Button Bouquet – $$

By using buttons, accents and ribbons you can complement your playful or rustic wedding! These are unique and always a conversation piece!

 

4. Fabric Bouquet – $$

In varying the types of fabric and colors used to make the flowers you can dress up or play down this DIY bouquet to suit your style! Click on the photos to learn how to make them! You can use ribbons or fabric, old and new!

 

5. Paper Bouquet – $

Whether it’s tissue, crepe or origami paper – these bouquets will surely be unique.  These are truly budget friendly and super versatile using any paper combination you like, just be aware of rain on your big day! Depending on the paper you can spend as little as $10 on you Bridal Bouquet, but still look like a million dollars!

 

 

Be creative! You can even mix different trends together for a fantastic combination bouquet that truly stuns and sets a new trend!

If you used a non-floral bouquet share you photos and ideas with us!

 

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Dude, Where’s My Gadget??

For those who follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed several complaints and inquiries from people who are waiting on long delivery times, or just have questions on orders in general.  Here’s some information which (hopefully) may help you interested shoppers:

MiniInTheBox provides free shipping.  That means products may take a little longer time to be delivered to your place, depending on factors such as these: product availability, location of delivery, holidays, etc.

Currently, most complaints have been directed on Facebook, and we appreciate you all taking the time to really express your feelings, likes, dislikes, etc.  However, PLEASE open a ticket through your MITB account through our MITB website (for instructions, read here.)  We’d like to narrow down all Q&A to ONE area, rather than have several different channels and fans not knowing where to post shipping questions.  Your questions matter!  And that is why we have people dedicated to answering all your questions at all times, no matter how difficult they are!

While combing through comments on our MITB page, here is some feedback:

  • Shipping takes about an average of one month to two.  We know, this isn’t the ideal situation, however, there IS an expedited delivery option for a low cost.  Therefore, start preparing for the holidays, it is definitely not too early!  (Plus you can avoid the last-minute stress of long lines and harried customers!)
  • We cannot control the cutom tax on some electronics.  Therefore, while shopping may be free, there is a chance you would have to pay some overseas taxes.
  • Here’s how to check your order status
  • Saw an interesting comment regarding having a shopping app.  I will most definitely bring that up and report back later!
  • We post daily images of all sorts of tech stuff, however, feel free to share some of your own!  We are on the constant lookout for guest bloggers so show off your writing here!  Post pictures, random comments, news, anything!
  • If you use the Super Saver Shipping offer, it does not offer tracking service
  • The blog will be going through a makeover shortly, so continue checking back with with updates!
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Fashion Friday: Get Your Own Androgynous Style

Androgynous or Dandy style is a gender neutral style that has been playing into women’s fashion for decades.  However recently clever and unique integration as well as celebrity use have made androgynous fashion extremely chic and cutting edge.  Whether you go full throttle like La Roux’s Elly Jackson, develop a complete alter ego like Lady Gaga’s Jo Calderone or just dip your toe in the water with flares of the look – playful combinations are sure to impress!

 

These two celebrities are sporting their own version of the dandy/androgynous look – Elly Jackson used men’s Gucci loafers and tailored trousers to complement her signature “Ginger Coif”.  Jo Calderone is the alter ego of Lady Gaga and is a throw back to masculine 50s style with cropped tuxedo pants and fitted jackets.

 

Different seasons call for different approaches.  For the Summer Dandy, layer when possible.  Pick a pair of long front shorts, and pair with a jacket.  Winter layers are a great way to wear tailored coats and fitted jeans and unisex dress shoes.

 

Solid blocks of color and patterned accents along with excellent fitting give a great shape and couture for the office, and elevate your presence to that of sophisticated chic! Fitted slacks and feminine blazers are the ticket to this look!

 

The artful or shabby Dandy can be carried out with a scarf, a vest or waistcoat and a contrasting blazer of wool or tweed.  Don’t forget your men’s inspired dress shoes or hat to top it off!

 

If going fully suited or masculine isn’t your style, try adding small touches to your current mode, with a small bowtie.  Or like Rachel Bilson, use a narrow scarf in a tie fashion, or a small bowler hat to accent your skinny jeans and fitted blazer.

Share ideas and tips on how to incorporate men’s fashion trends to make your own signature androgynous look!

What men’s accessories or clothing items do you have in your wardrobe?

 

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Cool Gadgets of the Week!

So we all know that MiniInTheBox has a HUGE assortment of gadgets, but it’s pretty difficult to find the certain unique gadget that would make an awesome gift for yourself or family and friends. Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of unique and lesser-seen gadgets in the MITB store! This guide may also help give you a kick-start on Holiday gifts!

 

Nose Shower Dispenser:

At first glance, this shower dispenser looks very unsanitary, but why not liven up your shower experience (for those who hate to shower) with a NOSE dispenser??

 

 

 

iPad monitor touch gloves:

We know you have a perfectly good pair of hands that can use the iPad directly, but wearing these gloves would be pretty neat, making you feel like you’re in a sci-fi flick!

 

 

 

Balloon LED Lights:

Hard to find colorful light bulbs, might as well use these awesome LED lights where colors can change based on the balloon colors!

 

 

 

 

Skull Rhinestone Ring:

You can jazz up your outfit with this shiny ring, and it’s perfect for both brave men AND women.

 

 

 

 

LED Wrist Watches:

The future of all watches! Easy to read and you won’t have to be digging around in your purses/pockets in order to check the time.

 

 

 

 

Santa Claus Outfit for Dogs:

Ok, I’m not the biggest fan of dressing up pets, in fact, I think it’s rather pointless. HOWEVER, you gotta admit that this simple Santa Claus outfit is quite cute for dogs :)

 

 

 

Robot Dog Wire Organizer:

For all you people whose rooms are cluttered with piles of wire (but you really need them there,) organize the wires with a cool robot dog wire organizer!

 

 

 

 

Red Rose Panties:

It’s never too early to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts, or those “just because” gifts. Treat someone (or yourself) to sexy lingerie encased in a beautiful rose.

 

 

 

 

12-set Nail Polish:

It can be a pain having to hunt down specific colors in more than one area. This set is perfect for a ladies’ night!

 

 

 

 

Skull and Cross-bones 3D Glasses:

Freak your friends out with these awesome 3D glasses. Not only do they give the skull and cross-bones illusion, the colors change as well!

 

 

 

We know there are a lot more gadgets out there, even I don’t know the whole store.  What’s the most unique gadget YOU’VE purchased?