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Five Gadgets for the Techie in Your Life

by | Dec 17, 2018 | MyTek Blog, Technology

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You might have a friend, family member, or relative who is a tech geek. It gets very tough to choose a gift for them every holiday season. There are so many options with many specifications that you might end up confusing yourself. Take a look at these five amazing gadgets for the techie in your life.

Amazon Echo Spot – A Smart Hub

Amazon Echo Spot is an excellent gift choice for people who love home gadgets in their life. Similar to Amazon Echo and Echo Plus, Amazon Echo Spot has Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa inbuilt in it. However, Echo Spot is designed to be a smart alarm clock and not just a speaker. If you place Echo Spot on your nightstand, it looks great with its compact design. Amazon Echo Spot also features a display for real-time time and weather.

For a price of less than $15, you get all the following features:

  • A clock that is customizable to display time either in analog or in digital format
  • Amazon Prime 
  • Option to video chat with friends who also use Echo Spot
  • Smart speaker
  • Microphone
  • Alexa – Amazon’s virtual assistant

You can get this online and in all the major electronics shops.

Roku Premiere – A 4K and HDR Streaming Device

Roku is a great electronic device that helps you stream videos to your television using an HDMI-connected interface. Amazon Fire Stick 4K and Apple TV 4K also allow you to stream media to your television. But Roku has an edge thanks to a price tag of less than $50. This makes Roku Premiere an affordable yet feature-loaded gadget.

iRobot Roomba 690 – A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Very few people enjoy daily chores like vacuum cleaning, raking, or shoveling snow. Roomba is a perfect gadget for the techie in your life. People concerned about the effectiveness of robotic vacuum cleaners will love Roomba. The Roomba 690 comes with much more advanced features such as dust detection. It also focuses more on tough spots that are stickier than other areas. Roomba 690 is available at a reasonable price of $374.99.

TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Extender – A One Stop Solution for Wi-Fi Problems

We cannot spend a day without the internet due to our work and entertainment needs. Getting a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of the house is a real problem. TP-Link Wi-Fi Ranger is the solution for this. It is super simple to use and plugs into your walls. As the name suggests, this device extends the range of your Wi-Fi. The AC1750 model of this is available in the market for less than $100. There are many other models of these available at slightly different price ranges. 

Tile Mate – A tracking device for everyday things

If you have a forgetful techie in your life, this device is exactly what they need in life. A tile mate is a small disk that you can fit on things like a key chain or any small item you keep misplacing. All you have to do is just install the app associated with tile mate and use it to make a ringing alert sound. You can use it in another great way too. You can double press the button on tile mate to make your phone ring even if it is in silent mode. Isn’t this a perfect gifting option for most of us who spend a lot of time searching for our phones? A set of 4 tile mates are available for less than $75. You can also purchase a single tile mate for around $25. 

The holiday season is great for introducing the newest gadgets to your techie friends or family members. Let us know in the comments which of these gadgets are your favorite. If you happen to need help managing your IT services feel free to give us a call at 623-312-2440.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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