This time of year I get asked on a regular basis the types of gadgets I use that would make great gifts. Whether you're suggesting gift ideas for yourself, or looking for ideas for the tech-savvy person on your list, here are some of the gadgets I've found incredibly useful this year.
Here are 5 tech items you may want to include on your wish list:
1 - Flexible Tripod and Remote Shutter
I love having a flexible tripod available when I'm taking photos. I use it whenever I need to keep my iPhone steady. It also comes with a remote shutter, allowing you to take a selfie that doesn’t look like a selfie!
When it comes to wireless in-ear headphones, you can't beat Apple AirPods. Designed to work with your Apple devices, they connect on automatically whenever you take them out of the case, and automatically play when you put them in your ears. They will forever change how you listen to audio.
Apple AirPods - about $160
3 - Bluetooth Over-ear Headphones
I also own a pair of over-ear headphone I like to use when I'm traveling, or when I need to listen to audio uninterrupted. There are many great headphone options out there, but I like this high-quality, relatively low priced option.
4 - External Battery Pack
An external battery pack is a must have as far as I’m concerned. I’ve looked into the iPhone cases with built in battery charger, but they seem too bulky. Also, I can’t use it to charge my other devices. This portable charger has a built in plug plus a lightning cable. Everything you need for power on-the-go.
5 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker
SoundLink® Color is small, durable and connects wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet - up to two devices at a time. And voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth® pairing, making it simple to use. You can choose from a selection of colors to match your style - including Black, White, Blue, Red and Mint.
I find all of these tech items to be incredibly useful. Maybe a few of these items will make it on your list too.
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