Clever Holiday Tech Gifts That You Might Want to Keep for Yourself
Wakefield, RI – November 13, 2015 – With the holidays just weeks away, skip the stress and be prepared this holiday season with this handy list of tech gifts that will actually get used. From mini-PCs and bulbs designed to keep intruders at bay, to easy-to-install smart home control — here are useful gifts for everyone on your list.
What do you buy for the tech lover who is always on-the-go? Kangaroo by InFocus Corp. is the world’s smallest Windows 10 mobile PC that goes everywhere and works with everything. This PC is small enough to fit in your pocket and can connect to any PC monitor, large screen TV or iPad for access to your desktop. Kangaroo has shrunk the Windows 10 PC down to the size of a smartphone. Not just for work, Kangaroo easily transforms into the ultimate mobile entertainment device by connecting to any HDMI TV, enabling Windows 10 and streaming media to your television. At $99 on newegg.com, Kangaroo is a no-compromise PC at a no-pain price that makes Windows 10 accessible to anyone.
Last year, AAA predicted nearly 98.6 million Americans traveled for the year-end holidays. So, what can you do to keep your home safe while you’re away from home? The BeON Home Protection system takes a new approach to home safety and security so you’ll never worry again.
The savvy system learns your lighting behaviors and replicates that rhythm when you’re away to make it look like you’re home when you’re not, deterring potential intruders. BeON’s system introduces new safety and security features such as exit lighting and emergency backup lighting during a power outage. Where traditional security systems offer reaction, BeON unites prevention with protection to give you peace of mind when you are away and lets you feel safe and sound while you are at home. No rewiring is required with BeON — you just install the bulbs and live your life. An automated lighting system can cost thousands of dollars. BeON’s three-bulb starter set is available for an introductory price of $199 at www.BeONhome.com.
The GoControl Smart Plug-In for Appliances is a one-step solution to making virtually any light duty appliance smart. It works seamlessly with other GoControl smart home devices, the 2GIG security panel or Z-Wave connected hub. The GoControl Smart Plug-In for Appliances takes any device that is plugged into it — coffee pot, lamp, or a crockpot for example, and instantly makes them smart, enabling remote on/off and other remote control functionality through a Z-Wave hub without requiring the homeowner to purchase all new devices. MSRP for the GoControl Smart Plug-In for Appliances is $54.95 and it is available on amazon.com.
Tired of schlepping around a bulky handheld vacuum in your home’s hard-to-reach areas? Try the life-enhancing cleaning convenience of the Vroom Garage Vac. A compact and mountable vacuum with the power to remove dirt, sand and other debris from any garage, basement or workshop, the Vroom Garage Vac was designed to take on tough settings. This small yet powerful vacuum only needs 2.5 square feet of wall space and uses a 40 foot expandable hose to reach all the nooks and crannies where dirt hides. MSRP is $249 to $275 depending on the model.