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The Practical and Portable Tech You Need To Start 2018
Maybe you gifted it to others, but now you need it for yourself.
Even though the gifting holidays of December have passed, there are still plenty of deals to take advantage of. This roundup of gadget deals focuses on the practical and portable tech that can help you be more mobile, responsible, or just ready for any situation heading into the new year. (Plus a drone, which is just fun. Fun is allowed in 2018 also.)
Sure, you know your charging cable works — but do you know how fast it works? With this glowing charging cable, the speed of the light flow indicates how quickly your device charges. It's the perfect blend of nerdy meets practical — plus, you have no excuse to accidentally knock over your device in the middle of the night while it's charging.
Buy here for $12.99, a full 48% off the usual price of $25. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
New Year’s resolution: never lose your keys again. This convenient key sleeve and locator, can help you actually meet that resolution. The sleeve can hold up to ten keys neatly, and find them easily with the Tile™ app.
Buy here for $59.99. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
Some of your most precious assets and important information live in the digital sphere — and just like you'd protect your house and physical possessions, you probably want to keep close guard over your devices. This smart firewall protects you from hacks, viruses and other web threats that could affect any web-connected device on your network, without slowing down your connection. Not only can you secure all your network-connected devices with one tool, you get a free lifetime subscription to all of CUJO's business-level services.
Buy here for $224.99, reduced from $249. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
Your phone can do a whole lot, but it's just not the same as an actual computer. For the times where you want the convenience of tiny size with powerful computing power, this pocket-sized Windows 10 mini-computer will do the trick. With an Intel processor and 2GB of RAM, it boasts high-speed built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a wide range of inputs and outputs — meaning you can connect to whatever you like while on the go.
Buy here for $299, reduced from $349. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
OMNIA is the world's smallest and versatile travel adapter, fully ready to charge your devices in over 150 countries by simply sliding and locking the proper plug into space. With multiple ports to charge your multiple devices, this simple device is a must-have for frequent travelers.
Buy here for $39.99. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
Because nothing's worse than your devices dying right when you need them most without an outlet in sight, this sleek portable battery packs a ton of charging power in a compact package. No larger than five credit cards, this battery charges your devices at the lightning-fast rate of 1% of battery life per minute.
Buy here for $20, 66% off the usual price of $59.99. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
You might be tempted to always use your smartphone to capture every waking moment — until it takes a dip with you at your friend's pool party. Use this waterproof HD camera instead, and you'll still get a shot for the 'gram without sacrificing your phone. This handy camera is perfect for everything from home security to selfies, and is hooked up to a versatile app that will allow you to edit and share anything, anywhere.
Buy here for $99.99, half off the usual price of $199.99. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
If you’re going wireless, these discreet, powerful wireless earbuds epitomize the way to go, whether you're working out, commuting, or pacing on a conference call. Featuring passive cancellation and a built-in mic, you can use these buds as a pair or solo.
Buy here for $36.99, or 81% off the original price. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
If you want to listen to Spotify without dragging your phone along for the ride, try this wireless Spotify music player. It's the first device of its kind that can play Spotify without a smartphone or an Internet connection — and it still supports wired and most Bluetooth headphones and speakers to listen to 1,000+ songs. Similar to the Shuffle, it’s compact, durable, and allows you to disconnect from the world while you go for a run without disconnecting from your music.
Buy here for $85.99. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
If you’re looking for a drone to play with that you don’t have to be as precious about and can easily travel with, this self-flying, super lightweight, foldable drone is definitely a great option. Thanks to its ability to fly autonomously, detect facial features, and even snap photos by your hand gestures as it flies on its own, and lightweight carbon fiber form, you can think of it like your personal photographer wherever you go. Did we mention that it’s award-winning?
Buy here for $349.99, reduced from $499.99. Take an additional 17% off with code BESTOF17.
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