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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.

New Relationship? Gift These V-Day Gifts from Logitech and Ultimate Ears

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and while those in long-term relationships know exactly what to get their significant others, there are many who are in new, budding relationships that may be clueless as to what to get the person they’ve just started dating. We’re here to help you get the perfect Valentine’s Day tech gift for your new love, with great gift ideas from Logitech and Ultimate Ears. With these cool V-Day gifts, you’re sure to make a lasting and wonderful impression with your new love.

As the lyrics to the 1980’s song, “Computer Love” by Zapp goes… “I no longer need a strategy, Thanks to modern technology…”. Thanks to these modern tech gifts, all of which are priced at $200 or lower, your new relationship can blossom as you listen to your favorite songs together on the UE Boom 2, set the mood and lighting with the Logitech Pop Home Switch, and keep your conversations going safely with the Logitech ZeroTouch Air Vent and Dashboard Smart Car Mounts.

1. UE BOOM 2

The perfect for the music lover in your life which you can enjoy together. This 360-degree wireless speaker blasts loud, amazing sound in every direction – perfect for those romantic nights in or spontaneous dancing while out. The UE BOOM 2 is designed to get wet, muddy and beat up with its go-anywhere shape, 15-hour battery life, 100-foot wireless range, and waterproof, dust-proof and shockproof acoustic skin. While we recommend gifting the Cherryboom or Yeti to honor the classic Valentine’s Day colors, the UE BOOM 2 is available in several eye-catching colors. The UE BOOM is also always unlocking new experiences through its recently updated UE BOOM app, including PartyUp where you can easily connect as many Ultimate Ears speakers as you can get your hands on as well as Siri and Google Now voice integration. The UE BOOm 2 is available for $199.99.

2. Logitech Pop Home Switch

What’s more romantic than setting the perfect mood for a romantic night in. The Logitech Pop Home Switch makes smart lighting and other smart home devices useful for everyone by providing direct access that would otherwise require multiple apps. Control smart lighting including brightness and scene presets, or access your Valentine’s Day or romantic playlist, all with the Pop Home Switch. And, if you connect to an existing Harmony hub-based remote, you can trigger one-touch Harmony Activities such as “Watch TV” or “Listen to Music.” The Home Switch Starter Pack is available for $99.99; Add-On Home Switch for $39.99.

3 & 4. Logitech ZeroTouch Air Vent and Dashboard Smart Car Mounts

It’s a fact that when you’ve started a new relationship, you want to speak with that person all the time. The Logitech ZeroTouch Air Vent and Dashboard Smart Car Mounts for Android, together with Logitech’s voice-controlled app, allows you to do so safely, thanks to its hands-free, in-car experience. Enjoy the best features of a connected car, without buying a new car. The app is automatically triggered when you dock your phone to the magnetic air vent or dashboard mount, allowing you to use your voice to call, text, navigate, and play your special playlist, all without ever looking at your phone. The Dashboard Mount is available for $79.99, and the Air Vent Mount for $59.99.

What are your thoughts on these V-Day gift ideas from Logitech and Ultimate Ears? What’s on your Valentine’s Day wishlist?

Ultimate Ears Launches UE MEGABOOM Speaker. We’re Celebrating w/ a Skrillex Edition UE BOOM Giveaway

There are times when bigger is definitely better and Ultimate Ears goes big with their newest portable speaker launch. The social music brand is expanding their lineup of multiple award-winning mobile speakers with the introduction of the UE MEGABOOM. This next generation of portable wireless speaker delivers more power, more sound, and more bass than you’ve ever experienced in a portable speaker. In celebration of this incredible new launch, we are giving away THREE (3) of the Limited Edition Skrillex Edition UE BOOM (more on that at the end of this post).

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 Similar to UE’s first mobile speaker, the next-generation UE MEGABOOM blasts a freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with heart-pounding bass. With a waterproof (IPX7 certified) and stain-resistant acoustic skin, and a durable grab-and-go design, this incredible portable speaker makes your musical adventures both awesome and easy. Even with its mega size, the UE MEGABOOM weighs less than two pounds. It also features a 20-hour rechargeable battery life and a 100-foot wireless Bluetooth® range, so you can keep the party going anywhere, and because it is from Ultimate Ears, you can also wirelessly Double Up with a second UE MEGABOOM, or UE BOOM, for twice the beats.

“People want their music wherever they go, and to be part of everything they do,” said Rory Dooley, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “That’s why we designed UE MEGABOOM to be strong enough to withstand your life and your adventures, and allow you to share the magic of music wherever you go.”

Both UE MEGABOOM and UE BOOM are designed to frequently update with groundbreaking features accessible through the respective free apps for iOS® or Android™, such as remote On/Off, alarm functionality and fully customizable sound. And now, for the first time ever, updates can be made to the speakers over the air. The UE MEGABOOM, available in four colors – Charcoal Black, Lava Red, Electric Blue, and Plum – is available now in the U.S., and in select countries in Europe and Asia for $299.99. Now on to our giveaway…….

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As we stated above, to celebrate the launch of the UE MEGABOOM Speaker, we are giving three My Life on (and off) the Guest List readers the opportunity to win one of the above Limited Edition Skrillex Edition UE BOOM of their very own. Custom designed by the Grammy Award-Winning Music Producer/Singer/Songwriter/DJ himself, the red and white portable speaker, which retails for $199.99, features Skrillex’s own quirky, hand-drawn characters and boasts all the amazing UE BOOM features. Want to win? To enter this great giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below (please note all entry form requirement must be fulfilled to be eligible to win):

 

 

GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer, Skrillex, Designs Limited Edition UE BOOM

Ultimate Ears announced the Skrillex Edition UE BOOM, a limited edition, custom UE BOOM designed by the Grammy Award-Winning Music Producer/Singer/Songwriter/DJ himself. The one of a kind, red and white portable speaker features Skrillex’s own quirky, hand-drawn characters, taking his beloved artwork from album covers and transfers them onto an entire new canvas.
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Through this collaboration, Ultimate Ears brings that canvas of vibrant self-expression to life through the speaker, creating the ultimate piece of musical art that you can take with you anywhere.  “UE BOOM is awesome because it’s small, portable and powerful,” Skrillex said. “They get so loud! I listen to them all the time on tour – from the bus to backstage. They’re the best little speakers you can get, which is why I’m pumped to have my own artwork covering a custom edition.”

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The UE and Skrillex collaboration is a perfect marriage as the renowned underground artist uses technology to give audiences a new way to experience music and UE BOOM being the absolute symbol of how people experience and interact with music today. With the creative methods, Skrillex utilizes technology, using a variety of computer programs to write, record and mix his tracks, this makes pairing with UE a no-brainer.

The Skrillex Edition UE BOOM makes a great gift for any music or tech lover; actually, this incredible speaker makes a great gift for anyone and is available in the U.S. and in select countries in Europe now for a  retail price of $199.99. For more information, head over to www.ultimateears.com, and www.skrillex.com.

Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker is Big on Sound & Design

Logitech is known for implementing fashionable elements into their tech products and with their latest portable speaker, the marriage of style and performance has produced a very stylish tech accessory. With its compact size, innovative cylinder shape, modern appearance and powerful sound (maximum 88 dBC and a frequency range of 90 Hz–20 kHz), Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker gives you a fashionable and ultimate audio experience.
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Available in a variety of colors, the UE Boom wireless speaker connects through Bluetooth®, letting you switch songs, adjust volume and take phone calls from up to 50 feet** away, even allowing you to pair a friend’s device and take turns sharing songs from the different devices (you can pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices) . It features a 360-degree design that blasts bold, immersive sound in every direction, a versatile go-anywhere shape, a plasma coating that makes it water and stain resistant, boasts a 15-hour rechargeable battery giving you non-stop music. Want to enjoy the UE Boom even more? You can wirelessly connect two or more UE BOOMs together in stereo through the UE Boom app for iOS™ or Android™.

The UE Boom Portable Speaker retails for $199.00 and is available on www.ultimateears.com.