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Useful Technology Gifts to Add to Your List

Useful Technology Gifts to Add to Your List

During the holiday, you will often be put in a position where you need to find some useful technology for co-workers or the ones you love. Today, we take a look at four gadgets that are sure to make even the biggest technophile smile. Let’s get into it. 

AirBar

Many gadgets just aim to improve the technology you already have in place. If you (or someone on your list) has a laptop you use that doesn't offer a touchscreen, you can use the AirBar to gain that functionality. AirBar plugs into a USB and has magnets that help mount it under the display. Check out the promotional video: 

It comes in 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch sizes to fit almost any laptop, and can be of use for anyone looking to use a touchscreen on a device that doesn’t come equipped with one. Visit http://air.bar to check out AirBar, and to see if it will work for you. 

Anker PowerCore Power Bank

The expansion of mobile technology has brought a lot to the business world. It has expanded the opportunities for productivity, including content creation, collaboration, and many other processes. One problem with today’s devices is that they will run out of power mid-task, threatening the continuity of productivity. A power bank, like an Anker PowerCore gives any remote worker hours of extended juice from their devices, expanding their ability to be productive. The Anker PowerCore has dozens of options that can provide over 20,000 mAh of juice, extending the life of your crucial devices.

Visit http://anker.com to learn more. 

Courant Wireless Charging & Accessory Tray

With Qi wireless charging a major feature that many mobile manufacturers have incorporated into their phones, there have been more accessories that bring function to the user. With rumors circulating that Apple is considering going fully wireless by 2021, expect the charging accessory market to ramp up. 

If you are in the market for a solid charging tray, Courant has developed some high-end designs including their Catch: 3 tray. It provides fast wireless Qi charging and a place to store a wallet, keys and other common accessories on a desk or nightstand. 

Courant has several options for all budgets. Check out their website at http://staycourant.com.

Ember Temperature Control Mug

For the coffee lover in your life, it may be a challenge keeping their cup of joe warm. Today there are smart mugs like the one above that is offered by Ember. Users can set the temperature they’d like for their favorite warm beverage (from 120ºF-to-145ºF) and the mug will maintain that temperature. The mug itself remains cool to the touch and lasts for up to 75 minutes uncharged. If you want to purchase the available charging coaster that will keep the beverage as hot as you need it, as long as you need it, you will need to pay extra.

If you want to get one for the coffee or tea-lover in your life, check out http://ember.com.

These are just four of the gadgets we’ve found. Do you have any tech gadgets you are looking to purchase for the people in your life? If so, leave links in the comments section below.

 

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