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


chargehub

ChargeHub
$29.99-$39.99; TheChargeHub.com

The ChargeHub X3 and X5 charge three or five devices simultaneously. Numerous plugs and tangled, twisted cords are a thing of the past as ChargeHub's single power supply means just one power cord goes from the charging station to the outlet. This ensures a neat and organized space void of any unnecessary cables. Available in eight colors.


earphones

ATH-ANC40BT QuietPoint Wireless In-Ear Headphones
$129.99; Audio-Technica.com

The ATH-ANC40BT QuietPoint wireless in-ear headphones combine Audio-Technica’s proprietary active noise-cancelling technology with Bluetooth wireless technology to give you greater freedom and listening pleasure in areas of high ambient noise. The Bluetooth functionality, coupled with an in-line mic and controls, lets you operate hands-free, wirelessly answering/ending calls, controlling music playback and adjusting volume on Bluetooth enabled devices. The headphones pair with up to eight Bluetooth enabled devices, and can be connected with two of those devices simultaneously. The convenient neckband design loops the cable around the back of the wearer's neck.


stuart

Stuart Cam’s  HD Wi-Fi Camera
$49; Walmart.com
Meet Stuart, the friendly HD Wi-Fi camera that keeps an eye on your home, family and pets. The Stuart Cam’s built-in motion sensor and night vision capabilities, provides parents with round-the-clock monitoring and peace of mind. Meanwhile, kids can enjoy Stuart’s personalized pet highlight reel to create fun, customized music videos of their pets. Plus, they’re able to talk like a Minion via its two-way audio feature.


bag

The Pouch

$24.99; GreatUsefulStuff.com

This Travel Media Pouch stores tech gadgets, personal items and charging cords in one lightweight Pouch that can easily fit into any carry-on. The Pouch features a Velcro strip with three Velcro ties to bundle and organize cords. There are two medium elastic topped pockets designed to fit a MacBook adapter and smart phones (up to iPhone 6 plus). A large padded sleeve is designed to protect an iPad Air and other similarly sized tablets. The spacious central compartment holds larger adapters, cables or small power strips and USB charging units. The Pouch also includes a zippered pocket for smaller items such as Nanos, Shuffles, earbuds or wearable tech. The bottom row compartment has room for more cords, sunglasses or other smaller items.

huawei


Huawei Mate 9
$599.99; BestBuy.com

The Huawei Mate 9 is an amazing smartphone, destined to make your life better. It’s powerful, fast and the battery lasts for days. It has a camera co-engineered by Leica, a premium camera manufacturer so photos are stunning.  Mate 9 is also the first Android smartphone with Amazon Alexa so you can do a lot with only your voice. Mate 9 with Alexa can control lights, thermostats, locks, appliances, fans, sprinklers, and more – if it’s Alexa-enabled, you can control it with Mate 9.


charging

The Station
$34.99; GreatUsefulStuff.com

This multi-device charging station keeps all of your portable gadgets charged and organized. With room for a laptop, tablet and up to three other devices this sturdy stand holds and hides unsightly cords. A magnetic base flips open to reveal a hidden storage compartment for wires that otherwise clutter up your desk space.



playster

Playster
$24.95/month; Playster.com/us

Playster is a new streaming service that offers the world’s most diverse digital collection and gives users the freedom to switch between one media to the next. The company truly lives up to its mantra “Entertainment Unlimited” with its easy-to-use layout that encourages entertainment lovers to explore various media favorites. A monthly subscription includes unlimited access to movies, TV shows, music, books, audiobooks, comic books and games.


picture

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

This USB back-up drive was created to secure all of your photos, videos and contacts recorded on smartphones, computers and tablets. Simply plug into your computer, smart device or tablet and immediately protect your files. Portable to be taken anywhere with hassle-free set-up, it will store all your treasured files without compromising the memory on your devices. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.


speaker

SCOSCHE: BoomBUOY
$39.99; SCOSCHE.com

Features a rugged, durable construction and high quality audio with up-firing Omni-directional sound to send music in all directions. Boasts a 3W 50mm high quality speaker and passive radiator to produce rich, clear sound while camping or enjoying a day at the pool. IP67-rated dust and waterproof speaker also features a buoyant construction that allows it to float in water. Integrated side panel control buttons for easy play/pause, skipping tracks and volume control. Integrated carbineer conveniently attaches the speaker to a backpack for on-the-go listening. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to seven hours of playtime.


pro

SCOSCHE: MagicMount Pro

$29.99-$39.99; Scosche.com
The MagicMount Pro line is built with powerful Neodymium magnets that are 100 percent safe, will not damage devices and securely maintains a tight grip. The MagicMount Pro Window/Dash securely mounts devices to a vehicle’s dash or window for 360° portrait or landscape viewing. It’s built with StickGrip technology that provides a powerful hold on multiple surfaces. The MagicMount Pro Dash four-axis adjustable angle and enhanced soft touch rubber lock-nut ensure tight, secure positioning to a vehicle’s dashboard. Its bendable base allows it to secure tightly to curved, angled or flat surfaces.


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.


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.

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.

Published: May 2017