Friday, November 20, 2015

Top 4 Gifts for the Techie in your Life! #BetterMoments

I am a member of the U.S. Cellular #BetterMoments Blogger Brigade.  This is a sponsored post on behalf of U.S. Cellular.  As always, the opinions are all my own!

I think we can all agree that most people own some sort of wireless device these days!  I know that my iPhone is pretty much glued to me all the time.  And I think that most of us know someone who loves technology - or several someones.  I know that in my own family, my brother, mom, husband, and I all love technology.  With the holidays coming (already here?!), what better way to celebrate that giving the techie in your life some amazing tech gifts? 

I think that this Christmas will probably be the first year a lot of kids are getting their own wireless devices.  If that is the case in your family, don’t forget to grab the U.S. Cellular Parent-Child Agreement to talk to your kids about appropriate wireless usage, and setting up boundaries.


Now, here are my Top Four Wireless Accessories for the Holiday Season!


First up is the OtterBox Commuter Case.  Now, this is probably the most important one for me, as a mom.  My phone gets grabbed, dropped, and even thrown sometimes, but these cases are AMAZING!  Retail price $39.99.

With defense against drops, dust and scratches, along with two layers of protection, the OtterBox Commuter Case is sleek enough to fit in your pocket while also protecting against the elements.


Next, the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch.  This one looks awesome!  Connect all of your home electronics to your Wi-Fi network.  It then allows you to turn them off and on from anywhere on your phone or tablet.  It can put your electronics on a schedule, and even track energy usage and send that information back to your phone or tablet.  It is perfect for someone looking to simplify their lives when it comes to their home technology.  Retail Price $59.99


The Parrot Rolling Spider Drone – it seems like drones are all the rage right now.  For the fun-loving adult (or kid!) on your list, this is an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by your smartphone.  It flies indoors and outdoors with speed and stability.  You can use it to take pictures by just pushing the button on the accompanying app.  It also has detachable wheels that make it easy to go from floor to ceiling – this is very cool!  Retail Price $99.99


The last gadget is the Samsung Gear S2.  This little device really does it all.  It is perfect for the health conscious person on your list, tracking all of your daily activities, counts your steps, measure your pulse as well as your water vs. caffeine intake.  It can also take calls and texts, even buy a latte if you want!  The Gear S2 makes it easy to read an e-mail, check out your favorite apps, or listen to music, right from your wrist!  Retail Price $349.99.

I am incredibly excited about the holidays this year!  So much so that I have been talking about it all the time recently here at Townsend House!


I would love to hear what you are hoping to get for Christmas, as well as what you are planning on giving to the loved ones in your life?

24 comments:

  1. Otter cases are pretty awesome. While expensive, they do the job. My Mister has one for his work phone, and that thing has been slammed and dropped and thrown from time to time (you know, because people ask silly questions over the phone far too often xD ) and the phone is perfectly fine inside the darn thing.
    That outlet sounds awesome, though. While not necessarily something we need in our home, I can see how it would be a convenient way to keep track/monitor/disallow Internet abilities on the devices that kids may have access to, without having to do it on each device.

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  2. Love your picks! Though I can hardly call myself a tech person. I have a $20 phone and it doesn't have a touch screen :) Everybody is making fun of me :)

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  3. I need a new Otter Box in the worst way! I got a new iphone a month ago and have already dropped it so many times. It''s making me nervous. These are great gift ideas!

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  4. We love our WEMO Switch especially for holiday light displays and Otter Box cases are the best. Thanks for the other gift ideas too.

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  5. These are all so cool! I do love the otterbox, most durable case ever.

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  6. Sounds geeky but I like the look of the drone it is pretty sweet!

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  7. That Insight Switch definitely has potential--thanks for sharing! I don't plan on buying anything tech for Christmas at this point, trying to simplify and go handmade a little more.

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  8. These are all great gifts. My husband is becoming more and more tech savvy and he would love any of these!

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  9. These are all so cool! I am headed to look at thees! I need something for my husband still!

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  10. You have an excellent list here! My favorite one is the drone :D

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  11. That drone is so cool. My dad would love to have it to play with!

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  12. Otter box is a must have in this house with a toddler! The drone looks awesome!

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  13. Why yes, I do need an otter box! Thanks for the reminder. ;-)

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  14. I want one of those insight switches. What a great gadget!

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  15. Great gift ideas! My husband and I both love our Otterbox cases. The protection they provide is fantastic.

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  16. I love this list!!! The silver case is nice!!!

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  17. Love the Otterbox as it has saved us from many broken phones. The WEMO also looks very cool. Great recommendations for all tech lovers!

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  18. These are awesome ideas! The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch is very useful.

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  19. these are all great gift suggestions - I know a few people who would love any of these

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  20. I love Samsung products. I just saw the commercial for the new watch; looks fancy shmancy.

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  21. Okay, I need the Insight outlet. I'm always leaving stuff on and that would totally help me maintain the electricity usage around here!

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  22. I love otter box! They have saved my phone on more than one occasion! :) Great gift ideas! LifeAsLex

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  23. That watch is pretty high tech. I always use an Otter box. IT has saved me a few times!

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  24. The Otterbox is definitely a must have. I can't tell you how many times I've dropped my phone and the Otterbox has saved it. That Belkin WeMo Insight Switch sounds awesome!

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