Not cut off from the outside world enough? Here’s your chance to occupy your ears with an Apple product in addition to your eyes, with Apple’s AirPods. These wireless headphones feature nearly automatic pairing with your Apple iPhone, iPad or Mac, the ability to activate Siri with a tap and a wealth of cutting edge technology that knows if you’re talking or listening to optimize sound, there’s simply nothing like these out there. As if that’s not enough, AirPods last for five hours on a single charge, and can get three hours of power from a 15-minute charge in the super handy charging case.
With the release of the iPhone 8/8+ and iPhone X, Apple got into wireless charging in a big way. Eliminating the need to plug in your phone to charge it, now you simply place your compatible iPhone (or a great many Android phones) on the charging pad and it’ll begin charging. As we await Apple’s multi-device charging slated for release “sometime next year,” this model from Belkin is the current front-runner on the market.
I guess there are people out there who don’t have a subscription to Amazon Prime, which is great, because that gives the rest of us the perfect gift. From free shipping on Amazon orders, to an ever-expanding slate of high quality original television series on Prime Video (I’m looking at you Catastrophe), it seems unimaginable to live without Amazon Prime.
Looking for an inexpensive entry point into the smart speaker, you’re not going to do better than the Google Home Mini. Order an Uber, a pizza or your favorite Spotify playlist, all with your voice. It also connects to more than a dozen smart home devices, from lights to locks and beyond. Have a Google Chromecast? You can use your Home Mini to stream HBO, Netflix, YouTube and a ton of other networks right to your TV via voice commands. For a mere $29, this may be the easiest recommendation on the list.
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