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Tech gadgets for everyone! Check out this great selection of products for your entire family.


pro

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset
$199.95; TurtleBeach.com

Turn your headset into an audio weapon with the first headset reimagined from the ground up for eSports athletes - the Turtle Beach® Elite Pro. Stay comfortable through hours of gameplay with Turtle Beach’s ComforTec™ Fit System – a revolutionary tension adjustment system that includes AeroFit™ Ear Cushions to keep you cool under fire and the patented ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System which removes pressure on your eyeglasses. Ensure your every command is heard with the Pro Gaming Microphone with TruSpeak™. Immerse yourself in crisper sound with less distortion thanks to the 50mm Nanoclear™ speaker. It’s everything you need to be elite.


printer

Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer
$149.99; Epson.com

Filled with creative features, the printer delivers superior photo quality, auto 2-sided printing for added convenience, and the ability to print 4” x 6” photos in as fast as 20 seconds. The Expression XP-640 offers a complete wireless solution, including Wi-Fi Direct to easily print directly from an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone- without a router. In addition, the sleek XP-640 is compatible with the Epson Creative Print App, allowing users to effortlessly print photo collages, personalized coloring book pages, and stationery directly from personal photos as well as Facebook and Instagram photos.


torch

The Torch Router with Parental Controls
$249.99 +$9.99/month; MyTorch.com

A brand new smart WiFi router that is an easy solution to keep kids safe online while managing their time on the internet, so parents can spend less time engaging in the ongoing screen time battle. Not only will the Torch Router keep kids from spending too much unnecessary time on the internet, it will block inappropriate content and allow you to highlight the bright, educational side of the internet to help them grow with technology. User-friendly features include a pause button for the internet, customizable bedtimes, filtering, and reporting on where kids are going online.


charging case

Northfield Charging Cord Case
$45.50; PBTeen.com

This so-handy zippered case is specially designed to safely hold your all your charging cables when you're on the go. Featuring luxe leather and designed to look sleek and chic like your favorite gadgets, it combines smart details with stylish design. Plus, our ultra-cool personalization options let you create your own individual and unique piece. Interior has compartment to safely store phone and cords, keeping them from shifting. Monogramming, up to three characters, is available for an additional charge.

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Rugged Book Pro for 9.7-inch iPad Pro
$149.99; ZAGG.com

Worry less and enjoy your device more with the Rugged Book Pro keyboard. The rugged design helps protect your iPad from impact and scratches to keep it looking like the day it came out of the box. The rugged book pro features the same wireless Bluetooth®, multi-function, and kick stand design as the Slim Book Pro for ultimate convenience with extra protection. Smart programming pairs it with up to three Apple, Android, and Windows devices, and instantly toggles between them. A convenient Apple Pencil storage system ensures your Pencil is secure and easy to reach no matter where you go. The integrated mophie app is the easiest way to check how much battery life your Rugged Book Pro and iPad have wherever you go.


dircle

Circle With Disney
$99; MeetCircle.com

Managing your family's connected devices is pretty much impossible, but not any more with Circle. A cinch to set up, Circle pairs with your home Wi-Fi and lets you manage every device on your network, both wireless and wired, without ever needing to put software on them. With Circle you can set Time Limits for apps and web sites, finally getting screen time in check. You can also set up age appropriate filters that apply to all their devices.

  

mic

Turtle Beach Stream Mic
$99.95; TurtleBeach.com

Stream like a pro directly from your Xbox One and PlayStation®4, as well as from a PC or Mac with the Turtle Beach® Stream Mic. With universal plug-and-play compatibility, adaptive mic patterns and customizable software, the Stream Mic will elevate your livestreams to the big time. A dual-capsule mic array with advanced digital processing supports multiple pick-up patterns while a zero-latency headphone output provides accurate monitoring. Hear the game/chat audio loud and clear through the headphone jack. Your Twitch, YouTube and MLG.tv streams will never sound the same again with the Turtle Beach® Stream Mic.


tap

Tap USB Light
$9.99; ContainerStore.com

Lighten up with this flexible USB-powered lamp that features adjustable brightness and dimming capability. Just touch to set the light level you want. The flexible body curves to illuminate your computer keyboard with 12 LED lights, and its portable design fits in backpacks so you always have a task light (or nightlight) wherever you go.


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Motorola Talkabout T100
$34.99; MotorolaSolutions.com

Simple, compact and easy to use by the entire family, the Talkabout™ T100 Series is the perfect way to stay in touch when out and about, whether at the playground, biking in the park or enjoying a picnic. These colorful radios have a range of up to 16 miles and feature 22 channels, providing you with just what you need to instantly reach your family and friends, and know they’re safe.

  


slim book

Slim Book Pro for 9.7-inch iPad Pro
$149.99; ZAGG.com

With wireless Bluetooth design, the Slim Book Pro gives you the convenience to use your keyboard connected to or separated from your iPad. Convenient kickstand that’s built into the case gives you the perfect viewing angle every time and its multi-function design delivers maximum versatility with Keyboard, Video, Case, and Book modes. Smart programming pairs it with up to three Apple, Android, and Windows devices, and instantly toggles between them. The ergonomically designed keyboard offers a natural slope that’s easy on your hands for longer-lasting, more comfortable typing; and with island-style keys, it delivers the perfect typing experience.


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Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller
$199.95; TurtleBeach.com

Dominate the competition with the most powerful audio controller ever designed for eSports - the Turtle Beach Elite Pro T.A.C. Bringing together cutting-edge technologies like DTS™ Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing™, with incredibly powerful chat and microphone tools, the Elite Pro T.A.C. gives you every tool you need to win. Combine the Elite Pro T.A.C with the Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset and Elite Pro Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone to unlock the full power of the ultimate gaming audio setup and experience team chat isolated from the roar of the crowd.

printer

M3D Micro 3D Printer  
$349; printm3d.com

The M3D Micro 3D Printer is simple enough for kids to operate from start to finish. The Micro can transform kids’ ideas into custom toys and act as an entry point to STEM subjects, all in a pressure-free environment. Besides opening the door to those all-important fields, parents can feel confident bringing a 3D printer into their home because it offers endless entertainment and, long term, saves money that would otherwise go toward buying news toys from big manufacturers.


keeper

Picture Keeper Connect
$119.99-$179.99; PictureKeeper.com

Picture Keeper is a USB backup drive that easily stores and protects all of your files so you’ll never have to delete another memorable photo on your phone again. No software installation required. Plug in your Picture Keeper to your Mac, PC, smartphone or tablet. Click “Start Backup” and let Picture Keeper do the rest. Your files will be backed up and protected in an easy and affordable way.  Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.


vivitarDVR794HD Wi-Fi ActionCam
$79; Walmart.com
This small in size but big on functionality camera allows you to take breathtaking photos with its 12.1 megapixel camera and shoot 120 degree wide-angle, high-definition videos in superb 1920 x 1080p full HD video. Its waterproof case allows you to explore new frontiers while capturing content just about anywhere - even underwater. Enjoy live video streaming and the ability to immediately upload videos to social networks anytime, or share content in real time through its corresponding iOS and Android apps on your smartphone.

idsp

HRT's i-dSp Accessory
$69.99; Amazon.com
The i-dSp works with Lightning connector-equipped Apple iPhone models and any headphones with a 3.5 mm plug. Simply plug the headphone cable into the i-dSp and connect the i-dSp to an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and iPhone. The i-dSp can also be used with a compatible iPod or iPad. The Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter is not included with the i-dSp.

wazz

WattzUp Power
$39.99; WattzUpPower.com
Nowadays, the biggest struggle in life is a cell phone on low battery with no power outlets in sight. It's become standard to carry an extra battery and WattzUp Power has been changing the game with power banks that are influenced by pop culture and fashion. By combining fun designs with quality product, users can express themselves while staying charged up. WattzUp Power features a Biggie and Makaveli power bank along with an ice cream cone, spray can, pizza and more.

ifrog

iFrogz Bluetooth Earbuds
$29.99; Zagg.com
These iFrogz Bluetooth earbuds feature an innovative wireless hub that magnetically clips to your shirt collar, so phone and music controls are easily within reach, without a bulky module tugging on one side. The hub’s magnetic storage clip also conveniently secures the earbuds when not in use – no more tangled wires. Additional features include sweat-resistant design, up to 10 hours of battery life and Earbud Tips for Life™ limited lifetime warranty: iFrogz will replace your ear tips free of charge if lost, damaged or worn. Four options available: Impulse, Summit, Charisma and Plugz.


meem

MEEM Memory Cable
Android (16gb / $49.99) and iPhone (32gb / $69.99); MeemMemory.com
MEEM is a phone charger and automatic back-up device all in one cable.  Just plug your phone in for a charge (as you do at least once a day) and a back up will take place automatically every time.  All your precious photos and videos, contacts, text messages and calendars stored safely. No chance of forgetting. No wifi necessary. No third party access. No fuss.


charge

myCharge HubPlus Portable Chargers
$20-$100; myCharge.com
myCharge has created portable battery chargers that meet every preference and need at price points ranging from under $20 to over $100. Some chargers come with built-in cables for plugging in Android or iPhone devices, others are tiny and can be attached to a keychain, and for the ultimate power users the Razor Platinum can even charge a USB-C laptop. Specialty battery chargers are also available for smart watches, ear buds and Samsung VR-Gear. Built in Lightning & micro-USB cables, charges up to three devices at once, built-in universal usb port, built-in wall prongs.


nuno

Creative Nuno Portable Bluetooth Speaker
$36.99; us.creative.com
Clad in fabric, the Creative NUNO’s simple look draws inspiration from nuno, the Japanese word for cloth. It’s a portable, wireless speaker that builds on the classic principles of minimalism: simplicity and timelessness. Beneath the fabric, the NUNO gives you a great sound, thanks to the high-performance speaker drivers inside.

headset

3D Virtual Reality VR Headset
$38.99; OverStock.com

Eight layered frames with five time robot polishing will minimize the deformity and glare of the lenses and effectively reduce visual fatigue. The headset has one of the best looking and ergonomic designs for maximum comfort and style. Using high-quality and delicate leather materials, thick pearl sponge inside with unique temperature characteristics and adjustable soft elastic headband will relieve fatigue effectively. Simply download any 3D virtual reality apps and start unleashing maximum excitements.


pina

BUQU
$11.99-$29.99; MyBuqu.com

BUQU (BOO-KOO) mobile charging accessories are super cute, personable mobile phone chargers. The pina power bank actually smells like pineapple and the wallflower wall charger charger is rose-scented. BUQU charging accessories is the first line of premium power accessories with personalities as unique as yours and mine. These thoughtfully crafted, powerful smartphone charging accessories can be easily clipped to handbags and purses, backpacks, belt loops, duffle bags and more, offering the fastest charge on-the-go (2.4A output) and a fashionable conversation piece to complement your outfit and phone.


Updated: December 2016