Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, tech edition

Raise your hand if you’re using technology more these days. Just kidding, we’re *all* using technology more. I mean, who would have ever guessed that the holidays would be mostly virtual this year? Since we’re all using tech more, I’m bringing you our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, Tech Edition full of all the tech and accessories you really want this Christmas.

1). SpinBase and SpinDeck.

This is the record-playing upgrade you’ve been waiting for. The SpinBase and SpinDeck work together to give you the amazing minimalist turntable you want without having to string cables and speaker wire around your living room. The SpinDeck offers a high-grade turntable that can play all your favorite vinyl beautifully, and the SpinDeck fills your entire space with crystal clear sound that shows off your vinyl collection. Find out more about the SpinBase here and the SpinDeck here, and see more at Andover Audio.

2). Anova Sous Vide.

We love our Anova sous vide cooker and we give them as gifts to all of our foodie friends and family. Slow cooking in a warm water bath doesn’t sound like the path to delicious food, but you’d be wrong. Cooking slowly at lower temperatures preserves the flavors and helps make the most delicious and tender meats, veggies, and more. Find out more about the newest Anova Sous Vide cooker and read more here.

3). Philips PicoPix Micro Projector.

Don’t be fooled by its size, the Philips PicoPix Micro projector is mighty. It’s a full-featured projector that just so happens to be ultra-portable so you can take it on all of your many adventures. It can stream wirelessly with clear and crisp images in beautiful color detail, has an internal speaker, and can connect to a wide variety of sources so you can stream all sorts of content. Read our review of the Philips PicoPix Micro projector here.

4). BlendJet 2

Throw away your big and bulky blender for good! This portable go-anywhere miracle can follow you on all your adventures and make amazing drinks, dips, dressings, and more, all without requiring an outlet. Charge it up and take it with you to the gym, in the car, and on all your adventures. See why we love the BlendJet 2 Portable Blender here.

5). Kensington Multi-Device Dual Wireless Keyboard.

Need your tablet to pull double-duty? If so, you will love the Kensington Multi-Device Dual Wireless Keyboard that can connect to multiple different tech gadgets. Use it to turn your tablet into a work horse that is still ultra portable and easy to take with you from meetings and even while traveling. See more about it and shop Kensington here.

6). Tempur-Pedic Sleeptracker.

Looking for better and more restful sleep? Well, then you’re in the right place. See how you can smart sleep with Tempur-Pedic Sleeptracker and change your entire way of thinking about sleep. If you’re sleep deprived, or have ever been curious about what goes on after your close your eyes at night, the Sleeptracker will change your life. See more about the Sleeptracker here and why it’s one of our top picks for 2020.

7). Raycop Go UV+

I think we’re all a little {or a lot} more worried about germs these days, right? Check out the Raycop GO UV+ that makes UV cleaning on the go easy and simple. This little vacuum and UV sanitizer has its own handy carrying case and can go with you to the office, on vacation, and can be used all around the house and on the go. See why we love Raycop here and read the full Raycop Go UV+ review here.

8). Philips XXL Air Fryer

Are you shopping for an air fryer this year? If so, do yourself a favor and check out the Philips XXL air fryer that can handle a whole family’s worth of food beautifully. One warning note: prepare to make this bad boy some space on your counter, because you will be using this daily, for all sorts of foods, for every meal. Just check out our easy and simple JoJo potato recipe we made in our air fryer this spring.

9). Minder laptop stand by obVus.

Did you move to working at home this year? If so, I bet you’re really missing your ergonomic office right about now, huh? Well, I’ve been working at home for over a decade, and I can tell you that one of the best solutions for productivity as well as back pain is to try a standing desk. But, maybe you want the convenience of sitting periodically so you can relax a bit. That’s when you should try the Minder laptop stand by obVus that can take your laptop from sit to stand with a few quick adjustments. Set your laptop at the best angle for Zoom meetings, stand when you’re working on intense projects that have your stress rising, and relax for less intense tasks by lowering your laptop to desk height.

10). Kensington Duo Get Wrist Rest and Mouse Pad.

If you want to make your home office more comfortable, you need the best accessories for creating ergonomics at home. Kensington is here to help with a gel wrist rest that allows you to rest your hands comfortably without straining your wrists. The dual design allows airflow so your wrists don’t get sweaty while they rest, and the entire mousepad is super easy to wipe down for cleaning. See more about the Kensington Duo gel wrist rest and mouse pad here.

11). Eufy HomeVac S11 Go

Are you on the fence about going cordless? Maybe you had a cordless vac and it didn’t have much power or it died just minutes after you started cleaning. Well, this isn’t that vacuum. This is a high-powered, full-size vacuum that just so happens to be cordless. Take it anywhere – around your home, to your car to clean all those pesky crumbs, and even utilize it places you never thought vacuums could go. See more at EufyLife.com and read our full review of the HomeVac S11 here.

12). Kensington Keyboard Tray.

Are you wondering how to make your table work more like a desk? If so, you need the Kensington sliding keyboard tray that can turn just about any table into a makeshift desk. Adjust it for height, clamp it securely onto your table or counter, and then place your keyboard into the tray for the best work-from-home setup on your block.

13). Eggtronic Charging Stone

Are you looking for a Qi charger that doesn’t look like an eyesore on your countertops or desk? If so, you need the Eggtronic Charging Stone that may look like a piece of art, but is actually incredibly practical, too. With multiple beautiful stone finishes, you can find the perfect option for your space that is both fun and functional.

14). Minder posture and mindfulness.

Is 2021 the year you’re going to do something for your health? If so, I highly recommend the Minder app from obVus that works with your existing Apple watch to become a mindfulness tool to help you achieve better health. From posture training to breathing exercises, the Minder app helps you get through your day while making easy and sustainable changes. I’ve tried other posture trainers in the past, including the Upright unit, and this is the only one I would recommend for any length of time. Because it helps you train to sit and stand tall as well as focusing on other areas of mindfulness, it’s more of a wellness system as opposed to a gimmicky gadget.

15). Austere Power VII Series

When is a power strip more than a power strip? When it’s an Austere Power innovation, that’s when. Austere’s surge protector power strip has a brushed aluminum housing that looks beautiful and elegant. But, the real magic is due to their Isolated Outlet PureFiltration that will insulate the power signal from external disturbances to deliver video and audio clarity to your HDTV and sound system. In addition, the Omniport USB provides rapid charge and protection for low-voltage devices. And if anything were to happen, their Component Guarantee promises to protect your equipment from damage, regardless of its value, whenever your devices are plugged into an Austere Power product.

16). MOVO Smartphone Video Kit

MOVO was one of my favorite brands I connected with at CES this year, and I’ve been loving the smartphone video kit that I received. I’ve used it for many videos this year, and so have my kiddos. You can use the PR-1 smartphone rig to give added stability and multiple mounting options for accessories, the LED light to give you great lighting even in low light settings, and the VXR50 Pro Stereo Mic to add full stereo sound to all your videos and instantly up your video’s watchability. Find out more at Movophoto.com to see their full range of camera and video tech that is definitely not all for tweens/teens. See more ideas here.

17). ZVOX Soundbar with AccuVoice

Do you struggle to hear dialogue on TV and movies, but for some reason the commercials are blaringly loud? If so, you definitely need to check out ZVOX with AccuVoice that was all the buzz at CES this year for a very good reason. AccuVoice is the new technology that lifts voices out of soundtracks to make them clear and understandable. It works much like hearing aid technology, but uses a much more advanced processor that is capable of subtle manipulation of sound, and without all the hassle of hearing aids. Find out more at ZVOX.com and see our full ZVOX sound bar review here.

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