Sip into Relaxation: PepsiCo Launches NEW Wellness Beverage, Driftwell

Sip into Relaxation: PepsiCo Launches NEW Wellness Beverage, Driftwell

Everyone has their own way of trying to stay healthy. Many people focus on exercise and make a commitment to going for a jog every day or participating in a cycling class, which can lower the risk of developing cardiorespiratory diseases by 40%. Other people prefer to switch up their diets, integrating healthy foods into their meals and eliminating the junk. And then some would rather work on their mental health and engage in activities like meditation or going to therapy.

Sip into Relaxation: PepsiCo Launches NEW Wellness Beverage, Driftwell

A new option to improve your health has just entered the wellness market and it comes from a rather unexpected source: PepsiCo. The famous beverage brand is well-known for its staple, Pepsi, as well as other soft drinks such as Mountain Dew and Mug Root Beer. Although they’re delicious, these carbonated treats aren’t renowned for their health benefits. Soda is notorious for causing dental issues such as cavities, which about 78% of Americans experience by the age of 17. With so many healthier beverage options on the market, soda isn’t the go-to drink that it used to be for many households.

Sip into Relaxation: PepsiCo Launches NEW Wellness Beverage Driftwell

That’s why PepsiCo is launching Driftwell. Driftwell is an enhanced water beverage that contains L-theanine, which helps promote relaxation. This drink is non-carbonated and is designed to help you unwind from the stressors in your life. Each 7.5-ounce mini can contains 200mg of L-theanine, 10% of the daily value of magnesium, 0 calories, and 0 sugar. The flavor of Driftwell is inspired by the spa and contains soothing hints of blackberry and lavender.

According to PepsiCo, 55% of Americans experience high levels of stress throughout the day and 45% report having trouble sleeping because of stress. About 21% of people also say that they feel more stressed when they can’t sleep, causing a harmful cycle in which you’re stressed out because you can’t sleep and you can’t sleep because you’re stressed out. It’s like when you have a small leak in your plumbing, which one in 10 American households do. You try to use more water more quickly so that the leak doesn’t create a mess, but it only makes it leak more. By creating Driftwell with L-theanine, PepsiCo hopes to help people fall asleep more easily by getting into a relaxing mindset at the end of the day.

Sip into Relaxation: PepsiCo Launches NEW Wellness Beverage Driftwell

Driftwell progressed from conception to execution in less than a year, which is the fastest timeline on record for a beverage brand. An internal competition program at PepsiCo known as “The Next Big Idea” is responsible for fast-tracking the idea. PepsiCo chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta launched the program last year and Driftwell is its first result. With this program, the company was able to take an employee’s idea for Driftwell and combine it with the practical knowledge of its specialist departments, swiftly bringing the product to the market.

If you want to experience the soothing effects of Driftwell, you can purchase a pack through online retailers. PepsiCo planned to launch the product on retail shelves in select markets at the beginning of 2021, so you should be seeing it soon.

Getting Your Car Road Trip Ready with Nextbase Dash Cams

Getting Your Car Road Trip Ready with Nextbase Dash Cams

Spring is practically here, and if you’re reading this: YOU MADE IT!! If you’re as happy as we are to have survived 2020, you’ll antsy to hit the road sometime this year. Epic road trip season is NOW! Guaranteed, you will be in good company on the highways with many others on the way to places you’ve always wanted to see (or were waiting SO LONG to re-visit!). While there will be many women sharing the road with you in their own journeys, you can SAFELY stand apart by updating your favorite travel vehicle with the latest in dash cam technology with the Nextbase Dash Cam Series.

Getting Your Car Road Trip Ready with Nextbase Dash Cams

2021 and beyond is all about car hacks! The Nextbase 222X, $79.99, is a compact but powerful entry point to the Nextbase series. It’s packed with benefits. The 2” screen offers 120fps 1080p HD resolution video, ideal in low light settings and driving at night.

As a first-timer with dash cams, I assumed that the camera would be positioned on the dashboard. I was concerned that having two screens in my peripheral vision would distract my focus from the road. Surprisingly enough, the Nextbase camera’s ideal position is just left of the driver’s rearview mirror. This was really ideal as it doesn’t take away from the sight range you may need to quickly glance at your dash-mounted cell phone or other navigation devices.

Getting Your Car Road Trip Ready with Nextbase Dash Cams

The Nextbase 222X’s design includes a very useful magnetic mount that makes it easy to snap the device in and out. This Click&Go PRO Mount makes it easy to store the device out of view when your vehicle is parked. Those magnets are super strong and lock the camera in instantly. What was absolutely a delight was the USB-C pluggable rear-facing camera! Anyone who has been rear-ended on the road will find this addition worth its weight in value. It’s all fun and games until you have an experience with a bad driver on the road. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have an extra set of eyes looking out for pedestrians or to check out bad parallel parking. The 222X dash cam features “intelligent parking mode” which senses objects close to your vehicle.

Getting Your Car Road Trip Ready with Nextbase Dash Cams

The wide angles on both the front and rear cameras offer a full range view of what’s happening around you; it’s especially great in case of a collision or other damages. The 222X’s dash cam footage is easily uploadable to your computer or cellphone with the right USB cables. Videos are recorded in .mp4 format in 1-minute clips. It’s easy to quickly email your insurance provider in case of an unpleasant road experience that may not be your fault. You can also take still images.

Getting Your Car Road Trip Ready with Nextbase Dash Cams

Your insurance claims adjuster will not only thank you, but you can thank yourself by being prepared with real evidence of what happened. In fact, depending on your selected auto insurance provider you can get a discount on your premiums every year by certifying that you have a dash cam installed in your car. Pairing a dash cam with other traditional items that lower auto insurance such as anti-theft devices, a fire extinguisher, maintaining lower mileage, or taking a defensive driving course helps lower costs. I personally use RightTrack, a pluggable AI driving monitor that monitors my actual driving mileage, acceleration, and braking speed.

In cases of parking or other traffic infractions, you will have ample proof to defend yourself. Whether it be against parking tickets, moving violations, or other evidence-based behaviors involving interactions with law enforcement. The overall benefit of having a dash cam, is it makes everyone a better driver by holding everyone involved accountable for a safer experience on the road. It’s worth doing research on what insurance companies consider risk these days and reducing those behaviors; those discounts will add up to more spending money on your next vacation! How sweet is that?

Make sure you plug in your new Nextbase 222X dash cam immediately after unboxing. The first charge takes about two hours. Then, it’s time to hit the road with your favorite car karaoke playlist ready to go!

I’ll be sure to honk if I see your Nextbase sticker in the window this Summer! Happy Driving!

How the Latest Recruitment Tech Trends Improve Hiring

How the Latest Recruitment Tech Trends Improve Hiring

We are living in an age of constantly evolving technology. There are apps for almost anything, and what there isn’t an app for yet, there very well may be one coming soon. With so much technological advancement, it can be hard to keep up. Conveniently, the growth of technology can improve the hiring process. Here’s some insight into how the latest tech trends can help you improve the hiring process for your business.

How the Latest Recruitment Tech Trends Improve Hiring

Online job boards and social networks

There are more and more online job board websites popping up with more specific interests in mind. This allows us to narrow our search and find the perfect candidate to join your team and represent your company.

Don’t overlook social media as an outlet for job listings. There are plenty of Facebook groups geared towards various types of employment, such as remote, freelance, or odd jobs.

Video or phone interviews

In-person interviews require a lot of additional scheduling and preparation for both parties. By utilizing video chatting services for the first round of interviews, you can save time and money because they provide flexibility. With the forced shift into remote work, many companies have begun to implement these remote practices into their hiring processes. Platforms like Zoom or Skype provide a way to host first-round interviews. Keep in mind that you’ll still need to dress the part for your interview, even if it isn’t in person.

Remote work

Over the last year, there has been an increase in technologies and tools designed to help manage remote work, like VoIP systems from places like T2k for business phone communication. With the introduction of virtual offices and work environments, these advancements in technology have allowed many companies to make the shift into being primarily remote-work-based companies. As we enter a post-pandemic life, this shift into remote work can help us travel while working remotely.

Company branding

With the transition into online job searching, creating a brand to represent your culture has become more and more important. Using technology and web services to create a strong online image can have a substantial impact on those considering applying to your company. By including testimonials or experiences from current employees, you can demonstrate the work culture through their eyes. Creating a robust website helps allow on-lookers to understand your company’s mission and values.

Online background checks

Online background checks are quick, easy, and provide instantaneous results. They allow you to look at a potential candidate’s employment history verification, credit report, and identity report. This helps to ensure that your candidate’s past references and employment match the goals and culture of your company. Background checks help to provide confidence in the team that you are building.

AI-based HR

It feels like a bit of an oxymoron to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for your Human Resources (HR). However, there are many AI-based technologies out there that have proven to increase productivity with companies. Many of these programs can help to streamline the recruitment and hiring process to eliminate the juggling of scheduling conflicts and endless paperwork that can fill those early hiring days.

Eliminating bias

One of the biggest problems when in the hiring process is the unavoidable bias that accompanies it. As bias is a natural tendency among humans, we have to use AI to remove that bias from the candidate selection process. By introducing these AI-based technologies into our recruitment process, we can minimize this bias.

How the Latest Recruitment Tech Trends Improve Hiring

If you can improve an everyday process, why wouldn’t you? On an individual level, whether it be blue-light glasses or a new pair of headphones, the simplest advancements in technology can make our workdays better. On a company level, when it comes to making the hiring process simpler through technology, our recruitment process can be made even easier.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

It’s clear that Americans have had to make incredible sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’ve had to adjust to working from home, seeing our friends through a screen, and even canceling major life events. Weddings and graduations have been postponed, while nine out of 10 funeral services held today have loved ones who are unable to attend.

That said, the pandemic has forced us to get creative. Necessity is, indeed, the mother of invention — and despite the risks, many are determined to soldier on (albeit in new ways). That’s especially true for the restaurant industry, which was arguably one of the hardest-hit sectors during this health crisis. Things may not be back to normal yet, but we’ve found plenty of ways to support our favorite eateries — and experience something slightly resembling normalcy, in some cases.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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Is Winter Outdoor Dining Safe?

One of the main questions being asked is whether winter outdoor dining is actually safe. Not only are the temperatures rather frigid in many parts of the country, but temporary structures are being erected by many restaurants in order to accommodate customers. The problem is that many of these structures don’t seem much safer than indoor dining when it comes right down to it.

There’s a lot of variation when it comes to outdoor dining structures. Some restaurants are using igloos or yurts, while others have enclosed areas on two or three sides. It’s a bit of a mystery as to whether or not any of these structures have proper airflow, which could be a problem if you’re dining with someone outside your immediate household. It’s also up to the municipality to set rules pertaining to outdoor dining capacity — but there’s no guarantee whether or not the restaurant will comply.

When an environmental engineering professor was interviewed by Vice News, it was revealed that an enclosure with multiple walls or sides can’t technically be categorized as outdoor dining from a safety standpoint. It’s also important to note that there are no totally safe indoor environments, even with good ventilation and air purification. Some restaurants are forgoing the six-feet rule with outdoor dining, as walls or tents provide a false sense of security and separation. And because customers don’t wear masks during meals, dining outdoors might be a lot riskier than you’d think. Of course, weather conditions can also make outdoor dining less safe. Snow, freezing temperatures, and even heat lamps could pose dangers to diners.

COVID-19 is certainly a huge concern for most Americans, given the number of rising cases across the country. Although anywhere from 8,000 to 18,000 U.S. residents are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease every year, more than 27.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the last year with approximately 488,000 fatalities. While this isn’t deterring Americans from eating outdoors (or inside, in many cases), many experts agree that it’s nearly impossible to know whether an outdoor dining setup has good ventilation — and you might not know until you arrive how a given restaurant is adhering to health guidelines. Although virtually no situation is without risk, it’s worth asking yourself whether it’s really worth it in this case.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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What Should You Wear When Dining Outdoors This Winter?

If you live in a warmer state, you might not have to bundle up for outdoor dining. But in many areas, cold temperatures and inclement weather can make eating outside a lot less comfortable. And while some eateries will attempt to use technology to fight some of those effects, it’s never going to be as pleasant as indoor dining would be.

So how can you stay cozy? Dressing in layers is key. Instead of wearing breathable fabrics like cotton, opt for wool or synthetic fiber for your base layers. You should probably wear a thick, long puffer coat, thick socks, insulated boots, a scarf, leather gloves, and a hat, as well. It’s a good idea to BYOB — bring your own blanket, in the case — to cover yourself up as your body temperature drops throughout the evening. You might even consider getting yourself a battery-powered heated jacket or hand warmers for some extra warmth.

Overall, try to keep your meal brief (which you should do anyway to reduce transmission risk!) and check the weather forecast before you decide to dine out. It’s a good idea to call the restaurant directly, as well, to assess whether they have the room or what kinds of accommodations they might have. If you know you’re someone who is sensitive to the cold, it might be best to sit this one out.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

What’s the Best Way to Keep Supporting Local Restaurants?

Many people choose to dine outdoors because they simply miss the restaurant experience. But a CDC study from September found that adults who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than those who tested negative (and there was no discrimination made between indoor and outdoor dining). Another study published in November found that restaurants were the riskiest places for new infections. If you’re being tempted because you see others enjoying meals outside or you want to support your favorite eatery, you might want to consider some alternatives.

Although fully loaded semi-trucks can weigh as much as 18,000 pounds, lighter-weight food trucks are still a common sight on many roads throughout the United States. If you have a favorite, follow them on social media to see where they might be headed if you’re looking for a restaurant experience without taking as big a chance. Ordering take-out is also a popular option, albeit not a new one. Instead of relying on GrubHub or DoorDash, which take a percentage of sales from the restaurant, opt to order directly through the restaurant for pick-up or delivery. Many restaurants put together special dining packages for holidays or even virtual events, so inquire with them about whether there might be something exciting to try at home.

It’s not easy for many of us to accept that restaurant dining isn’t yet back to normal. But until it is, dining outdoors this winter might be a bit too risky — or just a bit too uncomfortable — for some.

Sweet Love: Give the Gift of Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons

We’re almost to the end of January and you know what that means. It is go-time for Valentine’s Day preparations. While romantic dinner reservations at expensive restaurants are out, it doesn’t mean you can’t sweep your significant other off their feet with some culinary delights. Why not capture the heart of your love or best friend with the gift od delicious sweetness. We’ll be sharing a few favorites and today, we’re diving mouth first into some exquisite heart-shaped goodness, the Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons from Pastreez. For those who are not familiar, Pastreez is a California-based Macaron shop founded by the husband and wife team, Yami & Anthony, French Chefs from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Who knows french pastries better than French chefs! Naturally, it’s who we’d turn to for this iconic French dessert. We promise they are guaranteed to enchant the tastebuds of your love.

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

Known for their decadent macarons that are shipped fresh from their kitchen to your door, the Pastreez macarons will tantalize your palate. The Pastreez Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons are the perfect gift for your Valentine or Galentine. *A reminder that February 13th is Galentine’s Day and the time to celebrate your friends. The heart-shaped, creme-filled treats come in four options – 48 regular macarons or a gift box of 20 macarons in Vanilla, Rose, and Strawberry; or 48 vegan macarons, or a vegan gift box of 20 in Coconut and Strawberry. All are gluten-free,  1.7″ in size, and under 50 calories each.

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

We love that Pastreez will guarantee the freshness of your macarons when you place an order. All of their macarons (heart-shaped and classic round) are handmade in-house, in small batches upon receiving an order. The sweet treats are then placed into an insulated pouch, air cushions, and a sturdy carton; this ensures 100% freshness upon arrival at your door.

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

Since Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day are coming up quickly, we recommend you place your order now. To get your Pastreez Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons by Feb. 14th, select Valentine’s reservation at checkout.

Go Dash Dot Releases Bag to Celebrate the Spirit of New Yorkers

Go Dash Dot Releases Bag to Celebrate the Spirit of New Yorkers

Everyone knows that 2020 was a tough year for New York City. As the first major U.S. city struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC saw its streets empty, subways go dark, and hospitals quickly overwhelmed. The city that never sleeps seemed to suddenly enter a months-long slumber, that is until the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests in the summer. The days and weeks after that saw thousands upon thousands march against police brutality in New York, often facing more violence from the NYPD. The turbulent presidential election closed out the year, with many New Yorkers working hard to get out the vote and ensure that our country’s democracy continued.

Go Dash Dot Releases Bag to Celebrate the Spirit of New Yorkers

Through all of these ups and downs in 2020, the people of New York City prevailed. They stayed strong, supported one another, and helped pave the way for other cities across the country to also overcome these issues.

To celebrate this courage, Go Dash Dot has debuted a limited-edition bag inspired by New York City and its residents. The New York Lenten Rose Tote is a sophisticated, modern bag that speaks to the classic NYC experience. The design of the bag features leather trim, a glossy black finish, and compartments for laptops, phones, and water bottles. The bag also has a separate shopper tote that is compacted in a key chain and expands to a full-length nylon bag. It’s both functional and stylish, echoing the key characteristics of the iconic city it honors.

Go Dash Dot Releases Bag to Celebrate the Spirit of New Yorkers

“I wanted to create something that celebrates the strength of New York while reflecting the humanity we showed during the worst of 2020,” said Hannah Fastov, the founder of Go Dash Dot.

Fastov also says that the limited-edition bag symbolizes the New York Lenten Rose, a dark flower that starts blooming during the last six weeks of winter. The bag also comes with a charm depicting the flower. This rose signals the beginning of a new season and, to many New Yorkers, the start of a new chapter as they look towards life after the pandemic. While quality content can boost a company’s blog’s traffic by 2,000%, this type of hopeful symbolism may also work in bringing more attention to Go Dash Dot and its community-driven approach to business.

Go Dash Dot Releases Bag to Celebrate the Spirit of New Yorkers

This past year, Go Dash Dot made international headlines when it donated a significant portion of its inventory to New York healthcare workers. Not only did these healthcare workers have to handle New Yorkers’ typical medical issues, such as UTIs, which are the most common type of healthcare-associated infections, but they also had to fight the coronavirus. As a new virus causing a pandemic, this was no easy task. Fastov herself delivered many of the donated bags to emergency rooms throughout the city. Strapped around the waists of doctors and nurses, her bags assisted healthcare workers by allowing them to carry all of their essential tools and belongings as they saved lives.

“As a young, female entrepreneur with a small business that was just starting to gain traction, the COVID-19 outbreak was not only devastating to the business but my confidence as a leader. It was up to me to be strong for my team, who inspired me with their commitment, loyalty, and resolve. We got each other through it, which is what New Yorkers do every day,” said Fastov.

To save her own business, Fastov had to innovate on the services Go Dash Dot provided. The worst of the pandemic prevented many fashion brands from creating, producing, and selling their usual products, and Go Dash Dot was no different. The company started offering make-up tutorials, cooking classes, and fitness workouts. These types of services were in high demand during the strictest times of the COVID-19 lockdown, so Go Dash Dot helped people trapped at home learn how to cook in their kitchens and supported some of the 80.2 million Americans who are physically inactive to get some movement into their daily routines. Go Dash Dot also created summer cocktails and sponsored flash sales of their most popular bags by collaborating with other media platforms.

A completely unique accessory, there are only 100 New York Rose Lenten Totes for sale. You can now purchase this stylish bag that allows you to keep up with your fast-paced NYC lifestyle by visiting Go Dash Dot’s site. Honor the resilient city that we all love, and treat yourself to a bag you’ll use for years to come, by checking out the New York Lenten Rose Tote today.

Finders Key Purse: Fill The New Year with Fashion, Function and Safety

Finders Key Purse: Fill The New Year with Fashion, Function and Safety

What a relief to say goodbye to the previous year and welcome brighter and hope-filled days of the new year. As we are only a few days into the new year, we’re still experiencing the effects of the old year. While we adjust to this possible new (hopefully temporary) way of life, we can still combine a fashionable aspect to our function and safety requirements. We’ve been utilizing one company’s wonderfully fashionable and functional products to make sure we’re safe during the pandemic and beyond. Finders Key Purse features stylish purse accessories that decorate the outside of your bag to prevent keys from falling to the bottom, personal pepper sprays, contact-free tools, and personal panic alarms.

Finders Key Purse: Fill The New Year with Fashion, Function and Safety

The Finders Key Purse accessories provide a simple solution to old and new everyday problems. Their range of products includes Finders Key Purse Keychains, Purse Hangers, Key’P Safe Contact Free Tools, Personal Panic Alarms, Personal Pepper Sprays, Drink Test Kit, and even Purse Protectors. Whether you just need to quickly and easily find your keys; reduce your germ exposure with contact-free touching when using hook-handle doors, ATM touch screens, elevator buttons, gas station & checkout touchpads, and more; and alert people to possible predators and protect yourself from assailant attacks.

Finders Key Purse: Fill The New Year with Fashion, Function and Safety

During this pandemic, we’ve been using the Key’P Safe Contact-Free Tool to open doors, press elevator buttons, and doorbells. Check out our use of their Contact-Free Tool in action on our Instagram. Our tool is attached to a Monogram BLING  Finders Key Purse which features shiny silver letters on a black background, bordered by swirled shiny nickel and crystal details. Like the alphabet, there are 26 offerings in this collection. You can also get the original designs, Bling designs, and ones made with Swarovski Crystals. There are options for fashionistas, shoe lovers, brides, dog and cat lovers, Breast Cancer survivors & supporters, and so much more. They are so popular that over 11 million have sold.

The Pepper Spray offerings are made with the same ingredients used by law enforcement. It shoots up to 16 feet away and contains invisible UV dye for assailant verification days after use. It also features a locking mechanism to prevent inadvertently spraying. The Personal Alarm features a 120 Decibel alarm, bright LED flashlight, replaceable battery (12V alkaline), and has a keyring attached.

Like the Finders Key Purse Keychains, the Purse Hangers come in a wide variety of designs, including the Monogram BLING. All of these items are wonderfully affordable and they make excellent gifts for any occasion. Visit www.finderskeypurse.com for more information on everything they offer.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

Can you believe Christmas is next week? We are exactly one week away from Christmas Eve but don’t worry, there’s still time to get great gifts for those on your list. In fact, today we’re sharing gadget gifts that are sure to wow your recipients on your list this holiday season. As they say, “the future is technology”, and the gadget gifts we’re showing you today will not disappoint.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

We’re highlighting conventional and unconventional tech gifts from some of our favorite gadget brands, including Anker, GE, Urbanista, iOttie, Kingston technology, and Feit Electric. Some of these will add better function and some fun to your winter pandemic life. Let’s get to know these really cool holiday gadget gifts.

1. ANKER NANO CHARGING KIT, $19.99

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

A dead or almost dead phone can be extremely stressful. Being homebound has everyone spending more time on Social Media or participating in Zoom meetings, dates, hangouts, etc. All of this can drain your phone’s better rather quickly. The Anker Nano Charging Kit comes with everything you need to get and stay powered up quickly. The kit includes the Anker Nano, a 60W 2-port charger, a C-to-C cable, and a C-to-lightning cable, which makes a holistic charging solution for all new Apple products, including iPhone 12, new iPad and Macbook, as well as other smartphones and tablets. Charge all your devices 3X faster than the standard iPhone charger, with this 20W ultra-small charger. At only 1″ thick, the Anker Nano proves great things come in small packages.

2. iOttie iON Duo Charging Stand + Pad for iOS, $59.99

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gadget Gifts That Will Wow This Holiday Season

The newest launch from iOttie is another charging must-have. We love it because we have been experienced damaged charging ports and/or faulty charging cords and this fantastic gadget can rescue your device from being “unchargeable”. This dual charging device features fast-charging solutions compatible with any Qi-enabled smartphone or accessory. Key features include two LED charging indicators, ideal viewing in landscape and portrait modes, and a sleek and subtle fabric-wrapped and rubberized design. Not only does it work incredibly fast, but its design aesthetic is also perfect as desk decor whether it’s work or home office. We think the iON Wireless Duo Fast Charging Stand + Pad will be a big holiday gift hit for anyone.

3. GE LED+ Speaker Bulbs, $24.99 – $49.99

LED+ Speaker Bulbs

Welcome to the new way to enjoy your favorite music, podcasts, and other audio. Fill your favorite room with joyous sounds with the  LED+ Speaker Bulb. This innovative lightbulb includes a built-in speaker that connects to your smartphone and tablet via Bluetooth. The best part, no additional app is required. To fill your entire home, just link up to 10 bulbs for a simple wireless sound solution. Installation is fast and easy; you don’t need a hub or wifi, just screw in the bulb and pair to Bluetooth for a wireless multi-room sound system. The LED+ Speaker Bulbs are compatible with fixtures that require a general-purpose A19/21, floodlight BR30, or 6-inch recessed lighting fixture.

4. Urbanista London In-Ear True Wireless Earphones, $149.00

Urbanista London In-Ear True Wireless Earphone

 

Next on our 2020 gadget gift guide is Urbanista’s most advanced in-ear true wireless earphone with active noise canceling and ambient sound modes, the London In-Ear True Wireless Earphones. With the London Earphones, you can choose to silence the outside world or let the sound in. It features Active Noise Cancelling that reduces unwanted sound with superior precision, while the new Ambient Sound Mode will enforce and define outside voices without the need to lower the volume or hit pause. The London also boasts 5hrs of playtime with an additional 4 charges in the case, customizable silicon tips, 25hr battery life, in-ear detection, touch control, and is compatible with all Qi-certified chargers. Available in five great colors, you’ll truly get the most out of your listening experience.

5. Kingston Technology Nucleum USB-C Hub, $49.99

Kingston Technology Nucleum USB-C Hub, $49.99

For those who are tired of lugging around heavy laptops and wish your notebook had all the great features that laptops do, there is a solution. The Nucleum USB-C Hub from Kingston Technology features an HDMI Output, USB-A, SD, and MicroSD Card Reader; allowing you to connect up to 7 devices, like a mouse, monitor, and other accessories to your notebook. The 7-in-1 Type-C Adapter connects USB 3.0, 4K USB C to HDMI, SD Card and microSD card ports, USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 Data port, and USB Type-C Power Pass through port for Macs.

Need to make space or declutter your memory? Use the Nucleum to offload photos and videos. This multi-tasking gadget is incredibly travel-friendly. It also allows you to power up one device, charge another, and a connect to USB Flash drive simultaneously. In a world where we need a multitude of things done, the Kingston Technology Nucleum USB-C Hub is here to help.

6. Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System, $39.97 – $59.97

Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System, $39.97 - $59.97

We’ve stated many times that we’ve been spending more time in our kitchen. This pandemic has made us realize there are several things we need to make staying at home a better experience; whether it’s pantry staples or kitchen tools. The Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System falls under the latter category. Sometimes the overhead kitchen lights don’t quite hit under the kitchen cabinets; especially if you are using energy-efficient come sin.  bulbs. And that’s where the Feit Electric OneSync Under Cabinet LED Lighting System comes in. Illuminate under your cabinets and control the lighting system within a 50ft. range, even if they are on different walls.

No matter which of these gadget gifts you give this holiday season, we know the recipient will be very happy with your choice. We’d love to hear which of these are your favorites and which you’ll probably also buy for yourself.