Tech Essentials for The Big Game Get Together - Verizon Wireless
Tech Essentials for The Big Game Get Together

01-27-2017

Tech Essentials for The Big Game Get Together

Chips, smack talk and friends – all crucial components of a great party to celebrate the Big Game. Whether you’re hosting a blowout affair with 50 of your closest friends or a small get together at home, there are certain tech essentials that will help enhance your game-day gathering. Here are just a few that are available from Verizon:

A “personal assistant” to keep your party running smoothly.


The big day is here and your snacks are artfully laid out on the kitchen counter. Your friends start to show up and before you know it, quite a crowd has gathered. Time to get the pre-game festivities rolling.

That’s where Google Home ­­­­comes in. This voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, Siri, is primed to listen for your request, then take action. So for example, say “Ok Google, play party play list.” Before you know it your tunes are streaming through a nearby wireless speaker.

And, if more friends than anticipated happen to show up, and the munchies seem to be going at a rapid rate, Siri is ready to come to the rescue.

Just say “Ok Google, order two large pizzas from Joe’s Pizza Shop.” As easy as that, your problem’s solved.

An awesome speaker to keep the tunes flowing.

Remember that pre-game party play list? Well of course you’ll need a powerful speaker on which to play it. A great choice: the Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® Speaker II.

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, this compact speaker, which wirelessly connects with your Bluetooth-enabled devices, is at home in even the smallest abodes*. But don’t let its size fool you. Remember it’s a Bose, so you can anticipate deep, rich sound to keep your pre- and post-game jam rocking.

And, another value-add, SoundLink Mini II also has a built-in speakerphone. So if your out-of-state sister calls to razz you about your team’s poor plays, you can easily take the call, and her playful jabs, right from the speaker.

A way to capture the whole experience and not just part of the action.


With the whole gang gathered, antics are sure to ensue. Have the Samsung  Gear 360 video camera on the sidelines  and you’ll be ready to capture the entire scene and not just part of it.

Gear 360 lets you take dynamic, high-resolution photos and videos in true 360°, and relive those memories through your compatible Galaxy smartphone and immersive Samsung Gear VR headset (both sold separately).

Whether your besties escape into the backyard for their own impromptu football game of their own or a full-on wing eating contest breaks out in the kitchen, you’ll be ready to capture a full account of the antics as they unfold.

A post-game plan to get back on track.


Your last guest has left, but that doesn’t mean the night’s at an end. Since your positive energy is flowing, it’s a great time to tie on your sneakers, pop on your Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones, then hit the trail or the treadmill for a good-for-you, post-game run. SoundSport Pulse delivers heart-pounding Bose audio and the freedom to move as rigorously as you'd like. No wires get in your way. The earbuds stay secure and comfortable, and they're made to be sweat and weather resistant. A unique in-ear sensor provides real-time heart-rate readings when used with the Bose Connect app.

So gather your friends, stock up on your favorite game-time snacks and of course the latest tech from Verizon, and get ready for an awesome gridiron gathering.


* Wireless performance may be affected by nearby objects including walls, metal items, and other wireless devices.
Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 (some features like stitching in high resolution in-app may vary based on model). Gear VR and smartphones sold separately.
Like all heart rate monitoring technologies, accuracy is affected by physiology, location of device and different movements.