A Bad Beetle Makes Good | Eco Gifts from Trims

Eco Minded Products Made From Repurposed Wood What do you do with thousands of tons of beetle kill timber? Some burned it, others mulched it but Larry Lipson decided to repurpose it. If harvested before the tree has slipped into decay, the wood oddly enough retains its structural integrity and adopts a blue tinged, shimmery quality that is “pretty spectacular.” The end result: tech accessories that are “sharp, snazzy and insanely ecofriendly. See more at badbeetle.com. Available for corporate markets through...

What do you do with thousands of tons of beetle kill timber? Some burned it, others mulched it but Larry Lipson decided to repurpose it.

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Image-Infused Aluminum Smartphone Cases | New Personalized Gifts from Trims

The Sleek yet Rugged Way to Personalize Your Phone Aluminyze uses a process called sublimation to infuse aluminum with your images, resulting in vibrant and durable prints. Its innovative method allows you to create modern, UV resistant artwork for your home or office. Want to Aluminyze more? Luckily, this company isn’t just a noun; it has evolved into a verb. Aluminyze your office, aluminyze your desk and even aluminyze your smartphone. Available for iPhones 4/5 and Galaxy S3/Note II, Aluminyze offers waterproof, scratch-resistant cell phone cases for your smartphone. Purchase a white, pink or black bumper and pair it with a personalized back panel. You can easily switch between your various panels to reflect your mood. Custom panels starting at $16.00. Please call or contact us here for quantity...

The Sleek yet Rugged Way to Personalize Your Phone Aluminyze uses a process called sublimation to infuse aluminum with your images, resulting in vibrant and durable prints. Its innovative method allows you to create modern, UV resistant artwork for your home or office. Want to Aluminyze more? Luckily, this company isn’t just a noun; it has […]

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Technology Overload: Why Some Techies Are Going Off the Grid

What should technology rookies do when Silicon Valley calls for simplicity? A New York Times’ Bits blog post examined how the tech elite are looking for ways to blunt the narcotic effect of technology on their everyday lives. For those looking for respite, first steps can include leaving smartphones plugged into the wall when running quick errands or opting for last decade’s ever-so-bullied flip phone to bypass the temptation altogether—anything to garner some distance from the digital noise. The story features Robin Sloan, an author who used to teach social media tools to new outlets at Twitter and an online strategist for Current TV. Now he’s pulling away from the core of his work experience—wanting to disconnect from hyperconnectivity. In a quest for productivity, Sloan abandoned his iPhone for an old Nokia phone. He takes notes on paper and gets lost in his own thoughts rather than in the constant flow of his Twitter stream. And it’s not just him. Other techies are feeling the need to pull away, too. They stack their phones in the middle of the dinner table to add consequence to the urge—the first to look at their phone foots the bill. They drive until they lose cell service, or they make their bedrooms a No Tech Zone. Some people praised these strategies; others said it’s more about willpower than setting rules. Here are a few sentiments: “The best feature of my iPhone is the ‘Do Not Disturb’ switch, which I set to ‘on’ at 8:30 each night. My colleagues often forget we’re not ‘saving lives’.” “I have a Nokia phone and have to constantly fend off...

What should technology rookies do when Silicon Valley calls for simplicity?

A New York Times’ Bits blog post examined how the tech elite are looking for ways to blunt the narcotic effect of technology on their everyday lives. For those looking for respite, first steps can include leaving smartphones plugged into the wall when running quick errands or opting for last decade’s ever-so-bullied flip phone to bypass the temptation altogether—anything to garner some distance from the digital noise.

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Essential Gadgets for Your Next Destination Club Event

If the following blurbs stir a paralyzing fear within you, read on. Your 4-year-old wanted to take a picture underwater “like a mermaid, mommy!”, so she took your smartphone into the shallow end and starting snapping. You just dropped your phone into a public toilet. Yeah. That just happened. You want to go paddleboarding, but your phone isn’t on the same page. It goes deep sea diving. Life Happens- Phones get wet Trims’ Newest Products Will Help You Avoid a Soggy Disaster At Trims, we’re often putting together bags for destination club events or conventions, many of which involve awesome waterscapes fit for both relaxation and adventure. We’d found a couple of products that will help quell those fears of waterlogged devices and sandy phone crevices while keeping you plugged in. Feeling proactive? DryCASE Waterproof Phone Case DryCASE is a flexible, waterproof, vacuum-sealed bag that allows complete use of your smartphone while keeping it dry for up to 100 feet. Whether you’re looking to bring your phone paddleboarding or into a slicing n’ dicing kitchen to follow a recipe, DryCASE keeps your phone clean and dry. See the tablet version here.                   Feeling desperate? EVAP Rescue Pouch That’s where the EVAP Rescue Pouch comes in. Pop your phone in promptly following a dip and EVAP’s unique drying agent will remove moisture from sensitive electronics, giving you the best chance of rescuing your wet device.                             Now, breathe a sigh of relief. Your phone isn’t lounging around in a Turkish bathhouse. It’s snoozing...

At Trims, we’re often putting together bags for destination club events or conventions, many of which involve awesome waterscapes fit for both relaxation and adventure. We’d found a couple of products that will help quell those fears of waterlogged devices and sandy phone crevices while keeping you plugged in.

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Going Green vs. Greenwashing | Sustainable Practices in Events

Trims Talks Eco-Friendly Promotional Products I was trying to place this feeling. Suddenly the phrase “going green” irked me, and I was struggling to understand why. After all, I’m an enthusiastic member of a team that not only supports the green movement, but is seeking to promote positive change in this very area within our industry—searching for virtual gifting options to help our clients reduce their carbon footprints. And I’m totally on board. But, even though I was excited to let everyone know that we’re working on this solution, spewing off the proverbial “We’re going green!” just didn’t feel right. I couldn’t shake the idea that someone, somewhere might mistake us for just another company jumping on the greenwash bandwagon. The Hijacking of the Green Movement “How Greenwashing Works” says the term greenwashing first came about in 1990, but the idea seems to go back to the mid-1960s when an environmental movement prompted corporations to adopt green practices. As a society, we’ve been inundated with a bunch of companies showing off their seriously bad dye jobs. They’ve gone green–they’ve placed a leaf next to their logo and dropped some eco-friendly tags onto their site. Business Owner Patrick Cuccaro said that going green is “pretty cool, very difficult and quite expensive.” He goes on to say while the cool factor certainly remains, going green isn’t very tough if you have the right team and give it your heart, and with a small investment, it’s totally doable. So why are so many companies skimping on the work? The Right Shade of Green What’s the right way to do green? Unfortunately for greenwashers,...

Trims Talks Eco-Friendly Promotional Products

I was trying to place this feeling. Suddenly the phrase “going green” irked me, and I was struggling to understand why. After all, I’m an enthusiastic member of a team that not only supports the green movement, but is seeking to promote positive change in this very area within our industry—searching for virtual gifting options to help our clients reduce their carbon footprints. And I’m totally on board.

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Corporate Gifting: Tips You (Might) Totally Get | Trims Unlimited

4 Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift (Courtesy of the Corporate Gifting World) Maybe you’re new to the corporate gifting world, or maybe you’re a pro who hasn’t yet mastered tying the perfect bow. I’m a fresh face at Trims, and I’m being shepherded through the ways of the corporate gift giving world by the talented and experienced team of our Founder Susan Roth. Me? Shh … my wrapping skills are criminal. I’m more likely to get tangled in tape than to double stick tape my way to the perfectly coiffed present. What’s the difference between you and I? I suppose you may be a really thoughtful gift giver and an excellent wrapper, but I’ll err on the side of you’ve-been-really-really-frustrated-by-a-roll-of-wrapping-paper-before. The difference is that I have unlimited access to an arsenal of awesome gift giving tips and tricks, and today, you do too. My brother’s birthday is this week, and I’ve been trying to employ my new knowledge of gifting to buy his present. For the beginners in the “Gift Rap” building today, here are a few corporate gifting tips as they relate to everyday gifting that you may relate to (or may at least laugh to): Apply  the “Kiss” rule to all gifts—aka “keep it simple, stupid” Remember ten years ago when someone placed a small present into a bigger box and then a bigger box and a bigger one until someone gave his or her best friend a box big enough to fit a 46” plasma TV containing only a gift card to Starbucks? I didn’t do it, but I’ve seen it done. For what it’s...

4 Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift (Courtesy of the Corporate Gifting World)

Maybe you’re new to the corporate gifting world, or maybe you’re a pro who hasn’t yet mastered tying the perfect bow. I’m a fresh face at Trims, and I’m being shepherded through the ways of the corporate gift giving world by the talented and experienced team of our Founder Susan Roth.

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