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7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holiday Season

Tech. It’s everywhere and we’re connected all the time. Some 40 Zettabytes of data — that’s 40 trillion gigabytes — will be bouncing around cloud computing networks in 2020, so it’s only fair to rein things back into a realistically graspable technical arena and start getting acquainted with the neatest new techie gifts that’ll be on all sorts of wishlists this holiday season.

Whether your brother is an avid gamer or your bestie has been eyeing the newest headphones, you can find the perfect gifts for your loved ones in the tech world. Let’s take a look at the top techie gifts you can get for the tech-lovers in your life for the holidays this year.

1. Slim Folio

7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holidays

The Slim Folio is a product from Logitech, one of the biggest names in the consumer gadget industry. This folio acts as a protective cover for your Apple iPad while also giving you a keyboard for it that is as well-designed as any on a standard laptop. The keys are large and well-spaced and the keyboard even includes a full row of iPadOS shortcut keys. The Slim Folio includes a storage spot for your Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon and will adapt to your typing position, whether that’s on your lap as you cozy up on the couch or you’re sitting at a desk to get some serious work done. The Logitech Slim Folio currently costs $99.99.

The Slim Folio Pro provides an even more enhanced experience than its counterpart with an all-in-one backlit keyboard. This case fits the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro and costs between $119.99 and $129.99.

2. Crayon

7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holidays

Another Logitech product, Crayon is a pixel-precise digital pencil that is compatible with all iPads made in 2018 and later. Crayon works with any app that supports Apple Pencil, allowing you to do things like take handwritten notes, mark up PDFs, or draw digital artwork. You won’t experience any noticeable delays when using Crayon and you can even rest your hand on your iPad’s screen when drawing without confusing its touchscreen technology. Logitech Crayon costs $69.99.

3. BRIO 4K Pro Webcam

Tech Gift Ideas - Logitech webcam

Hailed as Logitech’s best webcam, the BRIO 4K Pro Webcam offers 4K UH and 5X zoom for stellar video quality. The webcam’s features provide support for infrared-based facial recognition to strengthen login security. With about 87% of small businesses experiencing a security breach in 2012 alone, companies and individuals alike need the latest tech to protect themselves from cyber dangers. The advanced features of the BRIO 4K Pro Webcam also allow you to look great in any illumination and offer several FOV options. This Logitech Webcam costs $199.99 and makes wonderful techie gifts.

4. Jaybird Headphones

7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holidays

With so many people using music streaming services like Spotify now, almost everyone is looking for the best way to listen to their beloved artists wherever they go. Jaybird has a line of high-tech headphones that are perfect for the music-lovers on the go. The Jaybird Tarah features a streamlined design and provides six hours of high-quality wireless sound per charge. They’re fully waterproof and outfitted with comfortable silicone ear gels and the Speed Cinch cord adjustment system to achieve the perfect fit. The Tarah also gives you one-touch access to your smartphone’s Google Assistant or Siri, allowing you to manage calls while running, training, or riding. The Jaybird Tarah costs $99.99.

The Jaybird X4 has many of the same features of the Tarah but offers eight hours of high-quality wireless sound per charge. The X4 also comes with interchangeable tips and fins to provide a customizable fit for any ear size. The Jaybird X4 costs $129.99. The Jaybird Tarah Pro is the most advanced of this headphone line with an industry-leading 14-hour battery life. It also features SnapLock magnetic buds that fasten around your neck and automatically turn the music off when you’re not using them to conserve its battery life. The Jaybird Tarah Pro costs $159.99.

Jaybird’s latest release is the Jaybird Vista, a completely wireless set of earbuds that offer a high-quality audio experience. About 36 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss, but the premium sound quality that comes out of these headphones can make anyone feel like their hearing is as good as it was when they were young. These earbuds each have 16 hours of battery life that come from a compact charging case, giving you 32 hours of uninterrupted independent bud use. Just a five-minute quick charge for each bud will give you an hour each of playtime. The Jaybird Vista costs $179.99.

5. Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Tech Gift Ideas - Logitech Gaming keyboard

This keyboard is one of the fastest in the market with Logitech G’s Lightspeed Wireless technology that provides a pro-grade 1ms report rate. Even a professional stenographer who is required to type over 225 words per minute can’t communicate information that quickly. The Lightspeed keyboard also has five on-board programmable G-keys, allowing you to put whatever custom macro sequences and in-app commands you need at your fingertips. The G915 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has an MSRP of $249.99.

6. Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers

Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers

These colorful Bluetooth speakers from Ultimate Ears combine playful design with a high-quality listening experience. The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 has 13 hours of battery life and is dustproof and waterproof, even floating when it meets water. These protective features paired with the all-new Outdoor Boost, which gives the speaker a louder and crisper sound in outdoor settings, make it your perfect companion for outdoor adventuring. The WONDERBOOM 2 costs $99.99.

The Ultimate Ears myBOOM 3 is a fully personalized Bluetooth speaker with all of the protective features of the WONDERBOOM 2. While many electronics need to be stored between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain peak condition, the myBOOM can withstand nearly everything mother nature has to throw at it. To make the speaker uniquely yours, you can choose from a range of modern fabrics, select colors for different parts, and even add your name or other text on the back of the speaker. Since you design it, the speaker is made to order and will ship within three to four weeks. The myBOOM 3 costs $179.99.

7. Logitech Wireless Mouses

Whether you need a wireless mouse for everyday use or the ultimate gaming experience, Logitech has you covered. The new Logitech M325C Collection offers a wide array of designs to match your unique style, whether that’s cheery florals or rugged camo. This wireless mouse is easily portable, comfortable, and will stay powered for up to 18 months. Although the average computer mouse harbors about 21,000 germs per square inch, you can easily wipe down this small and durable mouse for the best hygiene practices. The mouses in the M325C Collection are extremely affordable at just $29.99.

MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse

Logitech also offers high-tech computer mouses for gaming. The MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse is Logitech’s most advanced mouse yet in their Master Series. It’s quiet, fast, and offers instant precision and endless potential for advanced users. The G502 Wireless Gaming Mouse is made for serious gamers, with the next-generation HERO 16K sensor and POWERPLAY compatibility. The mouse has an ergonomic design for hours of comfortable gameplay and is seven grams lighter than previous models for optimal speed. The MX Master 3 costs $99.99 while the G502 has an MSRP of $149.99.

Shopping for the holidays can be a challenge, but these techie gifts and gadgets will make the struggle much easier for you this year. There’s something for everyone on your shopping list and they’ll be sure to remember your thoughtfulness for years to come with these wonderful techie gifts and must-have gadgets.

Austere Tech Accessories Launch Event

Austere: Tech Accessories That Combines Design & Performance

Admit it, the only time you’ve cared about the “other tech accessories”, the audio and video cables, is when you’re moving. Why do we barely acknowledge the tech accessories that keep our devices working? We think it’s because aesthetically, they’re quite forgettable. At least, they were until the introduction of Austere tech accessories. This range of spectacularly designed, technologically superior power and connecting products, created by founder and CEO Deena Ghazarian, represents the intersection of flawless design and advanced technology. We had the pleasure of attending the launch of these high performing audio and video accessories for a first look at the brand.

Austere Tech Accessories Launch Event

What makes the Austere tech accessories different from the rest? The Austere tech accessories boast products with purpose and style. It features a range of connecting and power products; this includes eight cables, two power products, and one product to clean and protect your devices. The products are designed with intent, from it’s superior materials to the injection of color. They are all visually stunning and will match your home decor. The cables, which are constructed for flexibility and strength, boast Kevlar-reinforced windings and Austere’s signature braided WovenArmor.

Austere Tech Accessories

From State-of-the-art active HDMI Cables, Banana Adapters, Optical Audio Cables, Subwoofer Cables, Audio Interconnect Cables, and Speaker Cables to innovative 6 and 8 outlet Power Strips that feature Omniport USB ports, and 45W USB-C PD ports for your laptop.

The aDesign housing of the HDMI Cables are visually stunning with a purposeful slim design, ideal in tight installations. The lightweight and durable Power Strips feature Flameless MOV circuits and thermally protected outlets. Key attributes to keep you safe from home electrical fires. The Speaker Cable boasts fine-stranded, 100% pure oxygen-free copper that’s been highly refined to improve conduction and prevent corrosion.

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We’re big fans of women who are doing big things in the tech world. With Austere, Deena is doing amazing things in the audio and video accessories market. Until this brand, we hadn’t seen anyone fill the audio and video space in the luxury market. At the event, we had the opportunity to get to know Deena Ghazarian and her wonderful range of Austere products; check out our IGTV video sit down with Deena.

Austere Tech Accessories Launch Event

Want to learn more about the luxury brand and its technologically superior products? Head over to www.austere.com to get to know the complete range of available audio and video accessories.

Tech Review: PureGear Glass Screen Shield with Perfect Alignment Tray

For the 10 of you that can effortlessly put on a screen protector on your smartphone with ease, you can bypass this post. For everyone else, we’ve got the answer to your unsteady hands, the PureGear Glass Screen Shield with Perfect Alignment Tray for Samsung. Whether you’re always having issues applying your phone’s screen protector or doing it for the first time, this is what you need. Say goodbye to bubbling, uneven applications, and bits of dust that always seem to get stuck to the sticky side of your screen protector. This glass screen shield makes applying your screen protector as easy as counting to three.

Made just for the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, and S9+, the PureGear Glass Screen Shield features curved tempered glass perfect for the curved screen of the Samsung Galaxy. The tempered glass is scratch resistant, precision engineered for touch and swiping boasts high clarity, and is unmistakably easy to install. Thanks to this great smartphone tool, you’re left with a bubble-free, case fit-friendly device that retains its high definition screen. PureGear provides premium quality products at an affordable price; and for the first time in a long time, our screen looks as ever; plus, we’re not losing touch sensitivity.

Don’t have a Samsung smartphone? The PureGear Glass Screen Shield with Perfect Alignment Tray is also available for iPhone, Motorola, LG, and Google devices. PureGear also has screen shield options for blue light protection, extreme impact protection, and anti-glare. They are the go-to for what you need in screen protection and mobile device accessories.

What are your thoughts on this screen protector from PureGear? Could mobile device use some extra protection?  The PureGear Glass Screen Shield with Perfect Alignment Tray, which retails for $44.99, is available on www.pure-gear.com, www.walmart.com, and www.jet.com.

New Logitech Keys-To-Go Colors: Ready to Go Anywhere With You

We’ve been known to complain about our chubby fingers, mainly while experiencing mishaps when trying to text or respond to emails on the small keyboard of our smartphones.It was difficult to not make mistakes when the phone’s keyboard keys are so close together and your fingertips are on the large side. Luckily we found an answer to that problem in the Logitech Keys-to-Go Portable Keyboard, the giftable tech accessory we highlighted in our 2017 holiday gift guide.  Then this must-have gadget came in three universal colors – red, blue, and black but a new year means new colors.

Logitech Keys-To-Go has expanded its color palette with three new colors just in time for the spring and summer seasons. This new collection of trendy colors, Stone, Blush, and Smokey Blue, is available so you can upgrade your style game and take your Keys-To-Go wherever you go. Being the pink fanatic that we are, of course, we’re head over heels in love with the Blush. Which one is your favorite color?

Enjoy the comfort of a full keyboard with this ultra-portable, stand-alone keyboard and say goodbye to texting mishaps. The Keys-To-Go comes with an iPhone stand and is perfect for all of your Apple devices – iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Don’t worry non-iOS users, it is also compatible with other Bluetooth devices including Android and Windows devices. Logitech kept all the features that made Keys-To-Go a must-have gadget – it’s still ultra-slim, ultra-lightweight, super portable and easy to tuck into your purse, backpack or suitcase.

You will also love the Logitech Keys-To-Go’s durable covering. It is smooth to type on, spill proof and easy to clean, protecting your keyboard from spills, crumbs, and dirt. Keys-To-Go provides comfortable, silent and laptop-like typing so you can break free and do what you need to do on any size screen, whenever and wherever you are.

Get a closer look at the three new color options, decide which one you would love to which one would you celebrate the season with? The new Logitech Keys-To-Go colors are available now for $69.99 on www.Logitech.com.

High-Tech Meets High Fashion Eyewear: GUNNAR Optiks Work-Play Lens

You may not realize it but many of us put a 24-hr strain on our eyes. Going from hours in front of a computer, to your smartphone, to your television. While blue light may be beneficial to our eyes during the daytime. It does have a dark side. Did you know that blue light penetrates all the way to the retina? While this helps to boost your attention and mood, at night too much blue light exposure can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina. Luckily there is an answer to solve this blue light problem, the GUNNAR Optiks Work-Play Lens. As Editor of our women’s lifestyle website, we spend hours updating our site and engaging our followers on social media before, during and after events. We have to make sure our eyes are protected and the blue light blocking glasses from the GUNNAR Optiks do just that.

Who is GUNNAR Optiks? They are the world’s leading creator and manufacturer of computer eyewear. The above Infinite by Publish lens is blue light glasses from the GUNNAR Optiks Work-Play Lens collection in collaboration with leading apparel brand company, Publish. Together, these two powerful brands bring to life the never ‘seen’ before, uniquely versatile, Work-Play lens. The other styles in the GUNNAR Optiks Work-Play Lens collection include the retro classic Intercept and the strong traditional Axial frames. What we love about these glasses, besides their stylish look and amazing technology, is you can get them with or without your prescription.

These innovative dual-purpose lifestyle eyewear are designed for indoor blue light protection from digital screens which then transitions to a sunglass for outdoor protection from UV light and the sun’s rays. With these unique glasses, you can easily transition from working indoors to playful activities outdoors. The new GUNNAR Optiks Work Play lens is a simplistic and stylish solution to eye protection worries.

In just 45 seconds, the Work-Play lens seamlessly transitions from an indoor translucent amber tint with Visible Light Transmission (VLT) of 83-percent and a Blue-Light Protection Factor (BPF) of 65, to an outdoor sunglasses tint with a VLT of 26-percent and a BPF of 85. Powered by innovative GUNNAR i-Amp® lens technology, Work-Play lenses maximize long-wave blue light, helping to stimulate your alertness and attitude while improving your circadian rhythm all day long.

The all-new Work Play lens Infinite by Publish glasses is the first and only digital eyewear to combine the unparalleled protection of GUNNAR’s patented lens technology with the unparalleled style of Publish. The new GUNNAR Optiks Work Play lens collection is available now on www.gunnar.com and www.publishbrand.com.

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.

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive M3.0: More Storage Space for Android Phones

As a writer who covers a lot of events, we always end up taking an obscene amount of photos and videos on our phones, especially when it comes to having photo content for social media. As you can image, these photos and videos take up quite a bit of space on our smartphones. Many times to the point of receiving that dreadful “storage almost full” message, which can affect the overall performance of your smartphone. There is an answer to this Android phone storage issue, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0. Thanks to this tiny gadget with micro-USB and USB 3.0 connectors, we don’t have to limit the amount of pictures and video we take. Great things really do come in small packages!

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android smartphones can instantly free up space or transfer files to and from your phone, so you can take more pictures and videos. Thanks to its micro-USB connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 lets you move content easily between your Android devices, whether it’s your Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop or desktop computer. PC or Mac, it doesn’t matter, the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 seamlessly connects it all. This USB 3.0 connector is high-performance and backward-compatible with USB 2.0 ports. For example, the high-speed USB 3.0 lets you transfer a full-length movie to the drive faster than with a standard USB 2.0 drive(3), up to 150MB/s.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android is available in five storage sizes: 16GB ($10.95), 32GB ($13.99), 64GB ($21.99), 128GB ($34.99), and 256GB ($69.99). This mini device also comes with a great companion app. Available from the Google Play store, the SanDisk Memory Zone app lets you view, access, and backup all the files from your phone’s memory in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your drive to free up space.

Don’t worry iPhone users, SanDisk has a flash drive for your iPhone and other Apple devices as well called the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. Just like the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 does for Android phones, it does for iPhones, iPads, etc.

Batteroo Boost: Battery Life and Performance Extender

We’re all experienced this – your smoke detector beeps non-stop, your remote control stops functioning, or the flashlight you haven’t used in a while is dead. What do you do? You take out the batteries and toss them in the trash, right? What if we told you there’s actually more power in those “dead” batteries, and we know how to get full use of it. We’re happy to introduce you to Batteroo Boost, the micro-thin sleeve that slides over regular disposable batteries to give them improved life and performance. It can bring your perceived dead or “Zombie” batteries back to life.

Many of the batteries you are about to throw away, still have unused energy left. It’s just that the battery’s power has gone below the needed voltage level for these devices to work. To get the full power from these “perceived dead” batteries, slip on a Batteroo Boost as it taps into all that unused energy and watch your “Zombie” batteries come to back to the land of the living.

Don’t waste money on new batteries to get great performance, just slip on a Batteroo Boost from the start and your device will perform at its best until all the energy is used up. Whether your device is an active load device, like a digital camera or a TV remote, or a passive load device, like a flashlight or a motorized toy, Batteroo Boost will extend your device’s battery life by tricking batteries into thinking they are new. Batteroo Boost works with any battery size, and one of our favorite features is that you can use three double A batteries in a C sleeve and four double A batteries in a D sleeve to create a C or D battery.

The only devices Batteroo Boost doesn’t work with is LED. Since some LED drivers use constant current circuitry for LED lights, these devices may not benefit from the Batteroo technology. so it is not recommended to use Batteroo with LED flashlights, LED candle lights, and similar devices.

A 4-pk of AAA and AA Batteroo sleeves retails for $9.99, and a 4-pk of C and D Batteroo sleeves retails for $19.99. And coming soon Batteroo ReBoost for Rechargeable Batteries!