7 Great New Products to Look for This Fall–Or, Just Win Some of Them!

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Speck Amped iPhone case

Two Day ‘Blogger Bash’ Showcases Great New Products—and Your chance to Win!

Recently Blogger Bash was held in New York City and we were invited; it was a great opportunity to see and sample literally hundreds of new things that will be out on the market soon. Of the things we tried and liked, here is a sampling:

Keep Baby Safe

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Britax Frontier child safety seat – we’re giving one away!

A good car seat is essential for every parent and the Britax Frontier 90 stands out for several innovations: the ClickTight Installation System allows parents to easily achieve a safe and secure installation with a simple click (and no climbing into the car seat and kneeling into it to tighten the seatbelt • True Side Impact Protection provides deep side walls and a head restraint to protect your baby in a side impact crash • the seat grows with your child, from forward facing harnessed seat to a booster; it is actually rated for up to 90 pounds in harness mode and 120 pounds in booster mode (which is more than my 23 year old daughter weighs).

Also on display from Britax was the Car Seat Travel Cart which lets you LATCH the car seat in and pull it through the airport (compatible with all seats that use LATCH). What a difference in my life this would have made! You can win both the Britax Frontier 90 and the Britax Car Seat Travel Cart this September 15th on our Twitter party; visit us soon for more details on how to qualify and follow us on Twitter on the eve of the 15th… more details soon, we promise!

Ever use your phone’s GPS in your car – but strain to listen to the voice commands?  The CandyShell Amped phone case amplifies sound, promising that your iPhone (5 or 5s) will be over twice as loud. This is also a boon when you are traveling, because you can hear music louder, or a video – with no extra cables or accessories. The protective and stylish cases add no more weight than an ordinary case; they just funnel the sound to the phone’s speaker.

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Covergirl Gel nail polish doesn’t require UV light and smooths on in one coat

Car Washing Made Simple—And Environmentally Friendly

You may drive a Prius, or electric car for environmental reasons, but then when you wash your car, you use gallons of precious water. Washdrops, offers a way to conserve water while washing your car. You use just one bucket of water to wash the whole car. And it’s great for apartment dwellers, since you don’t need a hose.

Charitable Wipers

AutoTex Pink encouraged bloggers to help “Wipe Out Breast Cancer.” A donation is made from each purchase of AutoTex Pink wiper blades  to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. AutoTex Pink work as well as other wiper blades and come in pink or in black with a pink ribbon.

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AutoTex wiper blades

Get Pink – or Red, Blue, Orange…

Many women on the go can’t spare the time to get a manicure, so Covergirl’s new XL Nail Gel collection is particularly welcome. We were treated to nail make-overs with this new gel in a bottle – just one coat is needed and you don’t have to worry about UV light carcinogens; the polish dries quickly, without UV light. We also loved Jamberry’s nail wraps, which press on and file to the shape of your nail, leaving a ‘decal’ that will last for weeks – looks awfully darn cool.

Win A Boatload of Toys From Blogger Bash’s Sweet Suite

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Get a clean car, without using a ton of water

A week or so after Blogger Bash I opened my door to find a box FILLED WITH TOYS. After I convinced my teens that they don’t really want a Care Bear or Bananagrams, I was able to squirrel it all away for a later date when a lucky AGirlsGuidetoCars reader will win it. Stay tuned for more details!  

Disclosure: Blogger Bash guests received samples but no compensation; opinions expressed are my own.

Judy Antell, who is TravelingMom.com's Free in 50 States editor, lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and... More about Judy Antell