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I know it’s a few day’s early because Thanksgiving isn’t quite here yet, but I know a lot of you will be shopping your little hearts (and paychecks) away this weekend so I wanted to share some of my very favorite wireless accessories in case you have a tech lover on your list. For passions ranging from fitness to gaming and everything in between, wireless accessories can be a great gift for loved ones looking to simplify and enhance their favorite activities. Some of these I have, and some I would love to see in my own stocking or under the tree this year.
Do you realize that how much wireless devices play an important role in our daily routines? According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 38 percent of smartphone users play games on their phones daily, 49 percent check the latest news, 14 percent use GPS and 34 percent use their phone to help monitor their health. Powered by U.S. Cellular’s high-speed network with national coverage, mobile devices like my Samsung Galaxy Tab can work in tandem with cutting edge accessories to help you monitor your health and fitness, listen to your favorite songs or provide a more convenient and unique messaging experience. And that’s what everyone really wants for the holidays; something useful, something fun, and something unique. So without further ado, here are some of my fave tech accessory gifts for this holiday season:
- OtterBox Commuter Case ($39.99): With defense against drops, dust and scratches, along with two layers of protection, the OtterBox Commuter case is sleek enough to easily fit in your pocket while also protecting against the elements, perfect for everyday use or for the adventurer in your life. Basically, I have to have one of these and so does my husband otherwise our precious phones last about 2 seconds. I can’t recommend these cases enough.
- Belkin WeMo Insight Switch ($59.99 – currently on sale for $49.99): For the person on your list looking to simplify their life, the Insight Switch connects your home electronics to your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to turn them on and off from anywhere using your phone or tablet. It can
also put your home electronics on a schedule as well as monitor your energy usage and send information to your phone or tablet. Anything that simplifies things and helps me keep track is okay by me!
- Parrot Rolling Spider Drone ($99.99): For the fun-loving adult or child on your list (and I mean mostly adults because I think my husband would have a fit if Santa showed up with one of these for the kids and not for him!), the Parrot Rolling Spider is an ultra-compact drone controlled by your smartphone. It flies indoors and outdoors with speed and stability, and you can take photos with its vertical camera simply by hitting the ‘photo’ icon in the accompanying app on your smartphone
- Samsung Gear S2 ($349.99): Perfect for the health conscious person on your list who wants to stay connected, the Gear S2 makes it easy to take charge of your health while also staying up-to-date on to what is important to them. The Gear S2 monitors daily activities, counts your steps, and measures your pulse as well as your water vs. caffeine intake. Even better than just a fitness tracker though, this bad boy can answer calls and texts, and the Gear S2 also makes it easy to read an email, check out a map, listen to music or access your favorite apps right from your wrist. Awesome right?!
To make your shoppnig spree even more convenient, every one of these gifts suggestions can be picked up at U.S. Cellular online, or at your local store and they would pair very nicely with new mobile service for that special someone. If that special someone happens to be a teen or tween in your household, I would also suggest taking a look at this Parent-Child agreement to help everyone be on the same page as far as rules and expectations that come with the responsibility of owning a mobile device.