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2018 Gadgets for holiday tech lovers

Holiday Gift Guide: Cool Tech Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

One of the easiest gifts to give are cool tech gifts. They’re cool not just because of their looks but because of how they make our lives easier and more fulfilling. Whether your gift giving list is filled with music lovers, home office owners, gadget geeks, or anyone who wants to make their lives a bit smoother, these gifts are sure to delight. We’re sharing a few of the wonderful gifts we discovered at Pepcom. We know we’d love to receive as holiday gifts.

 

2018 Gadgets for holiday tech lovers

  1. Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers – The BOOM3, MEGABOOM3, and WONDERBOOM Bluetooth speakers are definitely on everyone’s lists this holiday season. They are super-portable, boasts a balanced 360° sound, deep bass, one-touch music control, and are water, dust and drop proof. Any of these would be cool tech gifts to give your loved ones this season.
  2. Logitech Pro Ultra Wide Angle HD Webcam – Stay in touch with family and friends with this 1080P HD video webcam that boasts a wide field of view, 4x zoom capabilities, easily connects to your PCs or Macs with no additional software required, effortless pan and tilt capabilities, and so much more.
  3. Aquio X iHome Waterbottle & Bluetooth Speaker – Hydrate your body and soul with this sleek water bottle that quenches your thirst for water and music. The 16oz bottle is BPA-free and boasts double wall insulation. It keeps your beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 14 hours. At the bottom of the bottle is a detachable iHome Bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy music anywhere you go.
  4. WD MyCloud Personal Cloud Storage – in the era of hackings and doxing, it is essential to NOT have personal photos and information roaming around in shared cloud storage. With the WD MyCloud, you can completely back up your computers, smartphones, tablets, at the safety of your home. Available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB, you can keep everything safely in one place.
  5. Polaroid Mint Instant Print Digital Camera – Love the feeling of having actual photos? You’ll love this 2-In-1 digital camera and printer. This wonderful, travel-friendly camera allows you to take 16-Megapixel photographs and prints them instantly on 2”x3” sticky-back paper. With 6 easy picture settings, some of which includes vibrant Color, black & white, or vintage effect, you will enjoy making memories.
  6. PureGear Fast Qi Wireless Charging Pad – The horror of a dying phone battery will be a distant memory when you gift this cable-free, fast charging pad. By simply placing your phone on the pad, everyone will enjoy an enhanced charging experience. It is compatible with most Qi-enabled phones and devices, has a micro-USB charging connector, and 10W fast charging. All this makes it perfect charging while traveling. Anyone who owns a smartphone will want this charging pad.

What are your thoughts on these cool tech gifts? Would you love to give or receive them this season?

Express YOU with the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Freestyle Collection

This Spring, add some color and some much-needed flair into your daily life with the latest expressive portable Bluetooth speakers from Ultimate Ears, the WONDERBOOM Freestyle Collection. These water-proof, pint-sized must-have music accessories not only blasts amazing sound, they also float in water, they are now available in five fashion-forward colors. They may be small in stature, but the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Speakers are big on sound and are perfect for pool parties, beach trips, and camping – basically wherever you want your favorite music.

The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Freestyle Collection is about big sound and the freedom to express your style in a trendy, tough and tiny speaker. The collection, which retails for $99.99 each, is an ultimate mashup of music necessity and fashion accessory. Inspired by global music and fashion trends, the fashion-forward colors of the collection include (in order as seen above):

  • Concrete: Your look is everyday neutral but never basic. Concrete is inspired by urban texture, paint splashes, and shadows.
  • Avocado: Your style is subtle and understated. With Avocado, you’re always ready to “guac” and roll.
  • Patches: You wear your heart on your sleeve and plaster your personality through patches and pins. Patches is a punch of personality to denim.
  • Raspberry: You’re never afraid to go bold. Raspberry is fresh, hot and juicy.
  • Unicorn: Magic is your middle name. Unicorn is a delightful color melt of pastels.

Key Features of the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM include:

  1. A surprisingly big sound: The WONDERBOOM packs bright and bold sound with balanced bass into a pint-sized speaker. Enjoy your music in true 360° sound like never before.
  2. 10 hours of happiness: Enjoy up to 10 hours of battery life with this wonder portable speaker.*
  3. Double the speakers, double the fun: If you think one WONDERBOOM sounds great, you’ll love how they sound together. Turn things up by connecting two WONDERBOOM speakers together with the press of a button.
  4. Easy Play, Pause and Skip: Control your music right from the speaker. Pressing the Ultimate Ears button on the top of the speaker lets you easily play, pause and skip songs.
  5. It’s virtually Indestructible: This little beauty is also a beast. This tough little guy is drop-proof from up to five feet.
  6. It’s seriously waterproof: It is IPX7 rated (it can be immersed in water up to one meter for up to 30 minutes) and able to float on its own, the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM is the perfect companion for showers, pools, beaches, muddy fields and rainy days. If it gets dirty, just rinse it off.

With summer around the corner, the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM will show off your style and keep the music playing.

UE BOOM 2: Made to Take a Beating and Keep the Beat Going

If you’re a UE BOOM fanatic like we are, you’ll be happy to know that Ultimate Ears has launched a new generation of UE BOOM social sharing speakers that is tougher; designed to keeping the music going even if it gets wet, muddy, or beat to hell, with its new features, the music just won’t stop. In fact, with the UE BOOM 2 you get more: 25 percent louder and better sound, a longer wireless range, is completely waterproof, a 15-hour all-day and all-night battery life, and a new and innovative tap control that allows you to start, pause and skip songs.

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The UE BOOM 2 comes in six new vibrant colors: Cherrybomb, Yeti, Phantom, GreenMachine, Tropical, and BrainFreeze. Enjoy an intense music experience with the UE BOOM 2’s insanely great sound from every direction. Go anywhere, do anything, and enjoy your music everything, in any weather or life condition. Using the same high-quality materials Ultimate Ears is known for, the UE BOOM 2 boasts a waterproof (IPX 7) body, is drop-proof from up to five feet high, and provides a wireless range of 100-feet, all hile maintaining its water bottle shape and size. Like a fine wine, the UE BOOM 2 gets better with time. Using the UE BOOM 2 app for iOS® and Android™, you can double the sound by pairing it with any other Ultimate Ears speaker, remotely turn the speaker on from your phone, and even wake up to your favorite music. New updates to the UE speakers are sent wirelessly through the app, so you can easily continue to expand features, making each speaker future-proof and even more awesome over time.

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“Music is about making good moments great moments,” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “And by taking your music with you, those great moments are now shareable, anywhere. That’s why every speaker Ultimate Ears designs is durable and adventure-proof with 360-degree sound, including UE BOOM 2. We’ve been leading the category in a new direction, and we’re breaking the mold yet again with UE BOOM 2.”

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UE BOOM 2 became available in the U.S. and in select countries in Europe and Asia in this month, for a suggested retail price of $199.99. For more information, visit www.ultimateears.com.

Light up the Room w/ Music: JAM Trance Mini & Trance Plus Lightshow Speakers

Earlier this year, we introduced you to a luxury, designer handbag label that can be programmed to flash a custom light show synchronized to your favorite song, now thanks to JAM Audio, you can light up the room with more than just music, with their Trance Light Show portable speakers. If you’re looking for small, or average-sized, portable speaker that packs a powerful sound and leaves an amazing impression, check out the new JAM Trance Lightshow Speakers, the super-lightweight JAM Trance Mini, and the water bottle-size JAM Trance Plus, that are sure to be the talk of any party.

You’ll be wowed with both the power and colorful LED light display of these amazing portable Bluetooth speakers. Get to know them both and see why their incredible light show will have you transfixed all night.

Jam Trance Mini Wireless Light Show Speaker

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As the saying goes, “good things come in small packages”, and the JAM Trance Mini not only does it provide big sound, this mini boasts 6 LED light options which allows for 36 different light party programs that sync with your music, wireless connection to any Bluetooth device up to 30 feet, up to 10 hours of play time with only 3 hours of charge time, an integrated speakerphone so you can switch seamlessly from music to answering phone calls directly, a black rubberized body, with cool tonal buttons, for protection, and a wonderfully affordable price tag of $39.99.

JAM Trance Plus Wireless Light Show Speaker

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For those who want to engulf the room in music, look no further than the cylinder-shaped JAM Trance Plus. Like the Trance Mini, the Trance Plus also boasts 6 LED light options and 36 different light party programs, wireless connection through Bluetooth, hours of play time, the ability to answer phone calls, and a rubberized body, but because of it’s triangular prism shape, music projects from all three sides allowing for maximum sound. Get this small powerhouse now for $79.99.

Both Trance Light Show speakers are available now on on www.jamaudio.com.

A Fetish for Music | Graffiti Fetish Edition UE BOOM by INSA

We were going to highlight the latest UE BOOM Portable Speaker collaboration as a Valentine’s Day gift because the pink heels sort of reminds us of hearts, but we have a feeling this limited edition design will not last until February. Ultimate Ears has tapped another great artist for its fifth artist edition EU BOOM portable speaker. Celebrating all things product-fetishism, is INSA, one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated graffiti artist who brings his titillating vision and provocative world of art, graffiti, fetishism, and desire, to the portable music device. INSA’s work highlights the human obsession with sex, consumerism, and the female body. His work usually features sexual objectification: women with oiled skin and high heels, name brand sneakers as symbols materialistic aspiration, and unhealthy fixation.

“UE BOOM gives us a new take on the longstanding tradition of enjoying music, much like INSA gives us a new spin on street art with his ‘GIF-ITI,’” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “By coming together as two innovators in art, we’re able to make something more visually appealing and beautiful sounding than ever before. It’s an exciting collaboration.”

The Limited Edition INSA Graffiti Fetish Edition UE BOOM fuses the spirit of music of UE BOOM and INSA’s animated graffiti gifs, known as “GIF-ITI,” for an eye-catching skin. The design features the graffiti artist’s premium classic heel digital print – a black and white graphic, which seems to be oversized depictions of the female lower body. with bright pink heels.

“UE BOOM is one of the most innovative speakers out there, and it’s cool to combine my art with a device that brings even more creativity to the world,” said INSA. “This collaboration is also a new way of putting my art out there. The fact that I am adding my design to the shape and texture of the UE BOOM – something I take with me and use in my everyday life, whether it’s on a scaffolding when I’m painting a wall or at the studio – made this an exciting project for me.”

If you do plan of giving the Graffiti Fetish Edition UE BOOM as a Valentine’s Day gift option, we suggest you get it now as it is currently available in the U.S. and in select countries in Europe for $199.99. To find out more information or purchase your own, visit www.ultimateears.com or www.makemusicsocial.com. To find out more about INSA, please visit www.insaland.com.