Happy Holidays from C. Crane!

C. Crane is celebrating the holidays with a silly Ugly Sweater Contest… who do you think should win?!

 

 

C. Crane’s Employee Recommended Gift Guide

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We feel your pain in the effort to try to figure out what to buy each year, we’re in the same boat. Whether you are shopping for your spouse who buys whatever he wants when he wants, your father who already has everything, your mother-in-law who insists she doesn’t want anything but will be devastated if you don’t buy her something, or your teenage grandkids who are pretty sure you know nothing about gifts they might like and hope you give them cash, we might be able to help.

A couple years ago, we took a poll of C. Crane employees and got some great responses of C. Crane gifts given to family and friends so we thought it was time for an update. Below are some of the responses:

John:     I gave a Spotlight XB to my Uncle as a gift. At home and at his rental, he works under sinks, under the house, under his truck, etc. a lot. The high brightness and kickstand help him to get his work done in a more efficient manner.

I gave a set of Voz Headphones to my Wife. She likes them for the comfortable fit and great audio quality. She uses them with a portable Blu-ray player and her computer.

For my oldest (15) I am getting him a Versa 3 to make his desktop computer WiFi capable. He prefers using an older laptop since it has built-in WiFi and lets his amazing desktop computer gather dust. The Versa 3 will allow him to enjoy his desktop the way he wants to … online.

For my youngest (8) I am getting him a set of Voz Headphones. This is so he can listen to his FM radio stations without bothering the rest of the house with that loud music kids listen to these days.

Bob:  Earlier this year I visited my aunt who is now in an assisted living home. She understands everything but talking is a difficult process. She let me know that she could not find a radio that worked well where she lived. I am happy to report the CC Radio EP gave her the reception she wanted . . . WCCO . . . loud and clear.

Kim:       I bought my husband the CC Skywave and he loves taking it all around the yard to listen to all the ball games. He loves that the batteries last a long time. He even asked for one to take to the race car shop.

All my kids love their Senta Ally. They can listen to all their podcast’s and “stuff” on their phones all over the house or in the yard or the kids can listen to something in their rooms and mom and dad do not have to listen.

Kathy:   My husband loves the Senta Ally that I bought him. He uses it in the wood shop and listens to his music from his iPhone.

Jessica: Every year at least a few C. Crane products make an appearance at Christmas. The Pocket Vivid Flashlight goes in every stocking and often the Unity Flashlight will go with a bottle of wine for friends or extended family. I’m really excited about our new CC Buds Pro and CC Buds Pro Mic earbuds because my teenage boys have actually developed a preference for them over other much more expensive brands, those will be in stockings this year as well! Past presents have included the CCRadioplus (now the 2E) which is used daily up at my father-in-law’s lodge and the CC WiFi which is used daily at my husband’s grandmother’s house. It’s nice to know that these gifts actually get used!

Annette:  I live where the power goes out a lot. I found that the CC Led Spot XB is my best friend when its dark and power is out or even when it’s not. I use it to check out the backyard since I have a lot of critters in my area that I don’t want to meet in the dark. It puts a large spot over a hundred feet away on the barn.  This makes a great gift for those who don’t know what to give a parent or grandparent.  I even gave them to the grandchildren for their cars. This light will also light up a room and the stand makes it easy to use. I personally shine it at the ceiling which lights up a room very nicely.

Carolyn:  The Unity Plus LED Flashlight has been one of my favorite gifts to give others for the last couple of years.  I was later told by some receivers that they needed another one because other household members keep taking theirs.  So now I make sure to include everyone when giving out the Unity Plus to help avoid domestic disputes!

Sue G:  This year I am buying myself something for Christmas from C. Crane. I love my CC Witness Plus and depend on it to work for me every single weekend, all day long. I am buying myself a second CC Witness Plus as a back-up! This is my gift to myself.

The new CC Buds Pro-Mic is my gift of choice this year for all my family members that have a smartphone and don’t have hearing aids, I won’t be giving them to Great Grandma, but everyone else is getting them.

We hope this helps you with some ideas for your Christmas gift list (or maybe gives you some ideas for a gift to yourself).

Happy Thanksgiving

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Last year C. Crane joined many other retailers in starting a new tradition and being closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving so we can all do whatever it is that we love most.

Whether you plan to sit on the couch, go out and brave the crowds shopping, visit with family, join REI’s movement and #optoutside or you want to join our #radiorevolution C. Crane wishes you and yours the very best Thanksgiving holiday yet!

Last Minute Gift Guide

dreamstime_xs_12337006Are you like many of us that procrastinated on your gift shopping?  With all that you have to do at this time of year, it is no surprise that the 25th has snuck up on the calendar.  Now the pressure is on, and what are you going to get for those hard-to-buy for folks on your list?

Crane has come to your rescue with some suggestions below:

The Senta Ally Portable Bluetooth Speaker – This speaker has a wide appeal because of the many options for listening. Pandora streams nicely using Bluetooth from your smartphone to the speaker or you can load up your favorite shows or music on an SD card. Popular with the young and young at heart!

CCRadio 2E – AM, FM, Weather and 2 Meter Ham Band – This is the ultimate gift for the person who needs a clock radio that gets really great reception. We have had some version of this particular radio for almost 18 years and it continues to be a customer favorite. The sound quality is superb and the reception on both AM and FM is hard to beat.

CC Skywave – AM, FM, Weather, Shortwave and Airband Portable Travel Radio – For the traveler in your life or that person who can never have enough radios. Reception and audio are great for a small radio and the extra bells and whistles make it so popular it’s hard to keep in stock.

Stocking Stuffers

The Unity Plus LED Flashlight or the Power Vivid Flashlights make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers – even Grandma will appreciate these when the power is out or when she has to go check the mail. No worrying about burned out bulbs, and the batteries last much longer than traditional flashlights. Want something a little more powerful? Try the Spot XB Spotlight.

Pillow speakers are also a great gift, especially if your significant other likes to listen to something loud in bed while you try to get your rest. This may be a gift more for you than them!

You may still be able to get these items before Christmas by giving us a call and expediting the shipping, or shopping on our Amazon Store and taking advantage of your Amazon Prime Membership. The countdown is on!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

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December 16th, 2015- Day 12:

Congratulations to William Apple, winner of the Unity Plus LED Flashlight

Today’s giveaway: CC LED Spot XB Spotlight.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What is the best gift you’re gifting someone? And what are you asking for this Christmas?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

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December 15th, 2015:

Congratulations to VK53, winner of the Over the Earphone and the Power Vivid Pocket Flashlight

Today’s giveaway: Unity Plus LED Flashlight

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What is your ideal holiday feast? Or you favorite holiday side dish?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

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December 14th, 2015:

Congratulations to Alan W, winner of the CC Windup LED Lantern

Today’s giveaway: The Over the Earphone and the Power Vivid Pocket Flashlight.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: Does your family have any unique holiday traditions or stories? If so what are they?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

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December 11th, 2015:

Congratulations to Scott Hamende, winner of the Power Vivid Pocket Flashlight and the Voz Earbuds

Today’s giveaway: CC Windup LED Lantern

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: How did your child react to the truth about Santa? Or, How did you react to the truth about Santa?…

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Christmas

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December 10th, 2015:

Congratulations to Jim Sherman, winner of the SoftSpeaker 2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control.

Today’s giveaway: The Power Vivid Pocket Flashlight and the Voz Earbuds

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What’s your favorite holiday movie? Or holiday Show?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!

C. Crane 12 Days of Giveaways

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December 9th, 2015:

Congratulations to Zoe, winner of the CC LED Spot XB Spotlight.   Some of us here at C. Crane didn’t know what a “hippie stick” was. If you don’t either, have a look “Hippie Stick”

Today’s giveaway: SoftSpeaker 2 Pillow Speaker with Volume Control.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on today’s blog question.

Today’s blog question: What was your favorite stocking stuffer ever?

The winner will be selected in a random drawing and will be announced the following business day. One entry per person. Shipping only to the 48 contiguous states. Good luck and thanks for participating!