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The holidays are fast approaching so it’s time to start shopping for all those on your gift list this year. These gifts have good-tech for the techie in your life — but are easy-use so that you aren’t stuck all holiday morning installing your gift (we’ve all been there).

We’ve put together a list of gift ideas for everyone in your life to add joy this season and during an unprecedented year.

Anova Precision Cooker Nano

 

Priced at $129, the Anova Precision Cooker Nano connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth to cook meals with the touch of a button as well as monitor progress from anywhere. It works with Anova Culinary App, providing access to thousands of recipes.

Glorious 3XL Extended Gaming Mousepad

Glorious Gaming Mousepad

This $50 Glorious XL extended gaming mousepad goes the distance with an extensive surface area in your choice of colors (original, white, and stealth). The stitch cloth surface offers gamers both speed and control while the anti-slip underside uses a rubber material that provides good grip. It is also optimized for different mouse sensors and sensitivities.

Dragon Touch Portable Monitor

Dragon Touch portable monitor

The Dragon Touch portable monitor has an FHD 1080P IPS SCREEN with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The 15.6’’ screen has two built-in speakers that make it ideal for movies, gaming, and office use. You can connect it to just about anything: laptops, smartphones, gaming platforms, PC and Mac devices, and keyboards. Priced at $169.99 (or $139.99 with an Amazon coupon) also comes with a cover to protect it when not in use.

BabyBrezza Baby Formula Dispenser

Baby Brezza Formula Pro

The award-winning BabyBrezza Formula Pro Advanced is a parent’s dream come true. The $200 gadget automatically makes a warm, formula bottle, which is perfect for those late-night, early morning feedings. It offers a customizable mixing system to get the right temperature and number of ounces every time. The incredible product works with nearly all types of formula and bottle types.

Withings Sleep Tracking Mat

Withings Sleep Tracker Mat

The Withings Sleep Tracker Mat focuses on helping you improve your sleep quality. For $99, you get a mat and access to the Health Mate app. The app offers sleep cycle analysis (deep, light and REM), heart rate tracking, and snore detection. You will learn more about your sleep duration, sleep depth, interruptions, sleep schedule, and the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep and wake up. It also serves as our sleep coach as well as integrates with IFTTT to dim lights or adjust the thermostat.

August WiFi Smart Lock

August WiFi Smart Lock

The August WiFi Smart Lock is priced at $249.99 and delivers the latest in smart home security. With this deadbolt door lock, you can remotely lock or unlock the door and check door status. You will also be able to grant virtual guest keys and monitor who comes and goes from your home. It integrates with many voice assistants. Plus, it installs by attaching to an existing deadbolt so you can keep your original keys. With built-in WiFi, you don’t need any additional devices to connect.

Edifier Wireless Bookcase Speakers

Edifier S3000 Pro

Priced at $799.99, Edifier Wireless Bookcase Speakers deliver premium sound within a beautiful design. These wireless speakers are designed to fit anywhere — from an office to the living room to a man cave. You can adjust the sound to output boom-shaking bass to audio that separates each note.

EleMent Series Microphones

Element Microphones

EleMent offers a series of professional-quality microphones that give you quality sound, reliability, and value. The EM-91C Large-Diaphragm Condenser works well for all your audio needs, including onstage performance and recording, live streaming, and podcasting. Priced at $79.99, this microphone also comes with an XLR cable and shock mount.

Cherry Keyboard and Mouse

Cherry B Unlimited Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

The Cherry B. Unlimited 3.0 Keyboard and Mouse are designed for continuous thanks to a durable design.  Available in black or white and priced around $70, the wireless keyboard and mouse features include a USB cable charging function for the keyboard and mouse even when it is in use as well as nearly interference-free wireless 2.4 GHz technology, a three-button mouse, and multi-station capability.

Abode Iota Smart Home Security Kit

Abode Iota Home Security

The Abode Iota Smart Home Security Kit is currently on sale for $279 (regularly priced at $329) and provides a comprehensive home security solution. The kit includes a built-in HD camera, motion sensor, 93db siren, and two-way voice feature. Wi-Fi connectivity provides greater control and access. It integrates with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. You can also purchase additional devices and accessories to fit your home size and needs.

FlexiSpot Desk Bike

FlexiSpot Bike Desk

The FlexiSpot Desk Bike is priced at $259.99 (regularly $349.99) and available in white or black. This stationary bike fits under a desk or it can be used separately with a desk add-on accessory that holds a laptop. In either configuration, this bike will let you move and exercise while working.

BioBidet BB-1000 Bidet

Bio Bidet BB 10000 Supreme Bidet

Regularly priced at $499, BioBidet offers its BB-1000 Bidet for $375 as a holiday special. Available in two sizes of elongated toilets and two sizes for round toilets, this bidet is easy to install and packed with technology. Cleaning features include a three-in-one nozzle system, massage cleaning, soft feminine cleaning, and bubble infusion. Convenient features are a wireless remote control, deodorizer, heated seat, automatic power saver, and more.

PuroCalm Earmuffs

PuroCalm Earmuffs

PuroCalm Adjustable Earmuffs are now only $20 (originally $29.99) and available in pink, red, or green. Made for kids, these earmuffs are designed to protect children from loud and harmful noise found on airplanes, at concerts, and in crowded spaces. They offer 27 dB NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) for kids, three- to 16-years old. For every pair of PuroCalm earmuffs purchased, the company donates a pair of earmuffs to The KultureCity® Sensory Inclusive™ program, which assists those with autism and other sensory needs to live, play, and work in a quiet and soothing environment.

Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson

Editor In Chief at ReadWrite

Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com.

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The Content Marketing Dilemma Faced by New Tech Startups

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The main dilemma here is whether startup tech entrepreneurs should still hold content marketing in high esteem, pursuing it as a main strategy, or whether they should move onto other techniques.

Generally, there are still plenty of opportunities for content marketing success. However, you’ll need to plan your strategy differently if you want to thrive in a saturated environment.

Research Your Competition

The first step is taking the time to research your competition. Even if you’re in a relatively new market, there are probably hundreds, or even thousands of businesses like yours already engaging in content marketing. Your first job is to determine just how good these competitors are and what kinds of tactics they’re using. This will help you immensely in the next step of the process.

Distinguish Your Brand

If you want any hope of succeeding in the saturated world of content marketing, you need some way to stand out. If your brand looks like a hundred others, nobody will even notice your business—let alone trust you.

After researching your competition, you should have an understanding of what your competitors are doing, what they’re doing well, and where they’re failing. Use this information to come up with a plan to distinguish yourself. In which ways is your brand unique? How can you position your brand uniquely in this environment?

For example, can you target a different demographic? Can you master a specific type of content? Can you appeal to your audience using different channels, or a different distribution method?

Avoid Common Topics By Delving Into a Niche

Common, generalized topics have already been done to death. They might get high search volume and lots of attention, but there’s no use going for them—they’re already oversaturated. Avoid this dilemma by writing content in a more specific niche; the more specific your topic is, the less likely it will be to have been covered in the past, and the fewer competitors you’ll face.

Create Original Research

You can’t have competition for something that’s truly original. Unfortunately, most generalized topics have already been explored—but you can always pave new ground in the realm of research. Present new statistical information or new findings to your audience, and carve out a new area of exploration.

Depending on the resources you have available, you could launch a scientific study, analyze data you’ve gathered from customers, or just run simple surveys and report on the results.

Tap Into New Platforms and Channels

Keep an eye out for new content marketing trends, including new platforms and channels that haven’t yet been flooded with new content creators. These are prime opportunities to distinguish yourself—and tap into resources before your competitors. New channels are risky, because they haven’t been tested, but if they happen to take off and you’re one of the earliest adopters, you could benefit massively.

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6 Consumer Tech Products Taking the Market By Storm in 2021

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2020 may have paused normal activities for most people, but the tech world advances at an unprecedented pace. As engineers, coders, and inventors continue to push the envelope, it can be tough for consumers to keep up with each and every new development. We have Black Friday this week and in one week we have Cyber Monday. Here are six consumer tech products you’ll want to check out.

Not every tech trend finds its footing, but the ones that become a hit will have an irrevocable impact on how we do things.

It’s not always easy to know which new products will last and which won’t, but there are still a few products that all informed consumers should know about going into 2021 — here are some of the best:

  1. Gabb Wireless Kids Phones

The past year has taught everyone the importance of using technology in order to connect with others, and we need tools that can work for everyone. In particular, kids need devices that let them connect with friends and loved ones without having free reign over the internet.

Gabb Wireless has stepped up to fill this gap. Gabb has come up with a cell phone for kids that’s a must-purchase for parents in the coming year.

Gabb’s kids’ phones look and respond like modern smartphones while still featuring some key parental controls and usability upgrades needed for keeping children safe. Gabb’s products are great for teaching kids the basics of phone use, but parents concerned that their children are spending too much time on their devices will find a lot of value in what Gabb has to offer as well.

  1. Next Generation Gaming Consoles

Okay, so this probably isn’t new news to you, but the impact of both Microsoft and Sony launching their gaming consoles cannot be overstated. Competition between the new Xbox Series X and the PlayStation5 is poised to be particularly fierce this holiday season and beyond. Consumers need to keep their ears to the ground regarding console exclusives and performance specifications if they want to stay informed.

Those who didn’t score early pre-orders need not worry: it can sometimes take months or even years of reviews, patches, community feedback, and new releases to know which console is right for you. Whatever your preference, don’t expect the console war to cool off anytime soon — in fact, it’s just getting started.

  1. Flare Calmer Earplugs

Before, it was IMAX movies, rock concerts, and traffic that did our ears in  — now it’s the television, family arguments, and endless Zoom calls. In any case, wear and tear on the ears is common across all facets of society, yet earplugs have largely stayed the same for decades.

Enter Flare’s Calmer earplugs. Calmer earplugs don’t just block out sound — they filter the sound safely to your eardrum, dampening harmful, annoying vibrations and increasing sound quality in general. These earplugs only allow crystal clear sound to reach the inner ear. Calmer earplugs can make everything from talking on the phone to blasting music a more enjoyable experience.

  1. Zoom for Home

While promises of a vaccine may make the end of COVID-19 feel that much nearer — remote work is not going anywhere any time soon in several industries. Employees need something better than their years-old laptop display and webcam to communicate with family, friends and their team. Zoom for home has them covered.

Zoom for Home is a state-of-the-art 27-inch touchscreen that allows for seamless calls and breakout meetings. The interface is elegant, easy to use, and means that you no longer have to juggle between work and calls on a single monitor. Zoom is here to stay, and Zoom for Home makes that fact a lot more appealing.

  1. Plume Adapt

Speaking of working from home, consumers also realize that they need top-notch WiFi to stay productive at home. Nothing disrupts a workflow as much as losing your internet connection. Thankfully, smart home service provider Plume has the solution: Adapt from Plume HomePass.

Adapt is adaptive and proactive WiFi that uses AI cloud-based technology to learn how and when consumers use their devices. The system automatically optimizes itself to meet your WiFi needs on the devices that need it throughout the day.

For example, if you are on a zoom call every Monday morning at 10 and your two kids play video games every day from 10 to noon, Adapt will learn these behaviors and adjust the WiFi distribution so all family members can work and play seamlessly. These useful features will come in handy as many continue their work from home lifestyle into 2021.

  1. LARQ Self-Cleaning Bottle

COVID-19 has inspired more people than ever to hit the outdoors and appreciate nature in ways they never have before — being cooped up inside for months at a time can do that to a person. To accompany them, adventurers need a water bottle that can do more than just look good and store liquid.

The self-cleaning bottle from LARQ is perfect for people looking for ways to take their water everywhere without worrying about endless bottle maintenance. Each LARQ bottle contains a UV light that eliminates nearly all bio-contaminants, so long-haulers don’t need to pack a bottle-cleaning kit to go along with the rest of their gear. The LARQ bottle isn’t just for outdoorsy types, though — it’s for anyone who wants easy, regular access to the cleanest water they can get.

Tech is always pushing forward, but consumers have to know what to look for if they want to reap the benefits of that innovation. Consider this list a jumping-off point: this is just a taste of what the newest generation of tech has brought us, but the march forward never stops.

Image Credit: P C; Pexels

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Editor In Chief at ReadWrite

Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com.

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Legends Gamer Pro: A New Way to Play Favorite Arcade Games

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In recent years, classic arcade games have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to Sega and other gaming companies. Now, AtGames has delivered its own take on connecting with these arcade games with its Legends Gamer Pro. Here is my review of this new gaming system.

About Legends Gamer Series

The Wireless Open and Connected Arcade™ include the Gamer Pro ($249.99)and Gamer Mini ($99) available on the company’s website. There are three arcade controller options and a separate game console. This review focuses on the Legends Gamer control top, which is a wireless arcade controller that works with the included Streaming Arcade Console as well as many other devices. The Streaming Arcade Console plugs and plays on all types of television displays. TV.

There are 100 – 150 built-in, licensed arcade and console games. These games feature different genres, such as action, puzzles, sports, casino, fighting, platform, and shooter games just to name a few.

Features

The AtGames Legends Gamer control panel has arcade controls, including eight action buttons for each player. There is an arcade trackball as well as two sets of flipper and action buttons to create an authentic virtual pinball environment.

The console also allows you to save, pause, and rewind your arcade games. You can track and save high scores as well as change aspect ratios. You can add gamepads to play PC titles or allow gaming for up to four players.

Set-up and Play

As you may know from my other reviews, I am big on easy installation. Easy installation means a plug and play environment. The instructions were not as clear as I would like them to be to help me get it set up quickly.  What took the most time was trying to wirelessly pair the fight stick controller and the core. The short cables also made it challenging.

You also have to use the joystick and buttons to input your WiFi login information. And, if you use complex credentials for your WiFi, it is going to feel like this takes forever. You also need to create an AtGames account for online leader boards, firmware updates, and the ArcadeNet game streaming service.

Legends Gamer Pro

What I Like and What Could Be Improved

What stands out is the design and materials quality. It’s sturdy and feels like it will lap no matter how often it’s used. You can keep the console on your lap or play it from a table. All the features feel just like the features used in an old arcade game that I used to play down at my local mall.

In the previous section, I noted some of my frustrations around setting up the gaming system. If this could be improved, it would make it easier to get up and gaming rather than take about 45 minutes to an hour.

Also, while there are a lot of games you haven’t heard of, these are generally okay to play. I would definitely like to see more arcade games added in the near future to keep me and the kids engaged.

However, there is another aspect that I like connected to the games, which is a feature called BYOG, or Bring Your Own Games. To use this game, you need to download free software to convert your homebrew games and ROMs to a format that is compatible with AddOnX. Look on YouTube for how to do this because, again, the instructions that came with the device are not helpful.

In the Box

You will get the gaming console, the core that connects to your television, a one-foot HDMI cable, and a micro USB power cable for the core device.

The box also contains a USB charging and data cable to charge the arcade fight stick and send data between the fight stick and the core device. However, you do have the option for wireless connection, by connecting the fight stick and core through Bluetooth.

Overall Thoughts

The Legends Gamer Pro is a fun gaming experience for anyone who wants to relive or discover the authentic-feeling arcade experience without buying an original and bulky arcade game. Although it is somewhat expensive for somewhat limited arcade game options, you can integrate other games through the BYOG feature. It’s a good choice to add to your holiday wish list!

Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson

Editor In Chief at ReadWrite

Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com.

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