Thursday, November 19, 2020

2020 Annual Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

Well, it’s that time of year again. And while Black Friday as we traditionally knew it has been cancelled with a lot of sales going away, due to Covid, it has been replaced with extended sales that have started earlier. So that means it’s time for our annual Holiday Gadget Gift Guide. We try to include a variety of different products. But due to the Pandemic, we have focused on home products. Some reviews have already been completed, and for those full reviews, click on the link to the review.  For the other reviews, check back for the review on the review date listed below.

A lot has changed due to COVID. Many are now working remote from home that weren’t before. And many kids are also doing school remotely from home. This may have put a big strain on your homes wireless internet system. You may need more speed. ASUS can help with their ZenWiFI AX (XT8). Check back on our site for their review, scheduled for week ending 11/22.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper, they have taken their award-winning Tesla Driver, and put it in a wireless model. They designed to be super comfy for hours long listening sessions. Their MIY app is also included. Find a link to the full review here:

While more of us are spending more time at home, there’s still a lot of driving happening. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, so it could be smart to have a dash cam. And if you suffer from lead foot syndrome like I do, it could also be smart to get a radar detector. Now you could save on dash clutter and get both in one product, thanks to Cobra with their Road Scout. Check out their review here

I know I’m not the only one who has done a lot of binge watching lately. And not only do I want to get the best performance out of my home theater gear, I also want to keep it protected. Helios has a great product for that with their Helios Smart Power Surge Protector Line Conditioner AS-P-603W. Check out their review here:

While no one wants to catch COVID, there also comes a time when you have to get out of the house. More people have turned to camping, and other outdoor activities. But don’t forget to take your tunes with you. Thanks to JBL and their Pulse 4, you can do just that. Check out their review here:

I love my music, and that includes in the can. Kenwood gives some of the biggest bang for the buck. And if you want all of the features, including GPS and a hi-resolution display, it has to be their top-of-the-line DNX-997XR, from their Excelon Reference line. Check back for their review here, scheduled for the week ending 12/13/2020.

If you want the best case for your smartphone that provides the best protection, you may already know to turn to OtterBox. But you may not know about some of their other products. One of those is their wireless charging system. It’s the OtterSpot Wireless Charging System. Check back here for their review scheduled 11/29/20.

If you’re like me, being quarantined and stuck at home may have given you a good look at your home theater gear. A home theater receiver can do a good job powering most speakers. But if you want the best sound out of your home theater speakers, you need a separate amp. One of the best bangs for the buck is Outlaw Audio, with their Model 7000X. Check out their review here:

There are a lot of options when it comes to speakers for your home theater system. But if you demand high end sound quality, one of the best companies out there with a long history of quality products is RBH Sound. And one of their best in-wall speakers is from their Signature Reference Series for CCR, their SI-663R. Check out their review here:

Another great option for in-wall home theater speakers, again from RBH sound is their SI-760R. You may have a large room and use their SI-663R for the fronts, the SI-760R is perfect for the side and rear surrounds. But you may have a smaller room, or the SI-663R isn’t in your budget, the SI-760R is also a great choice for fronts or surrounds or both. Check out their review here 12/06/20.

In planning out your home theater system, you can’t forget the height channel. RBH Sound has you covered here as well. The same quality and sound can be found in their SI-615. That review is scheduled for the week ending 12/20/2020.

4K TV’s have significantly come down in price since they first came out. Pricing has also come down on 4K front projectors. If you really want a big picture, front projection is the way to go. One of the biggest bang for the buck is the ViewSonic X10-4KE. Check out their review here:

Every year, we try to give you some good options for gift ideas, and reviews on those products. No matter your budget, if it’s tight or if its price is no option, we have you covered. From the economical Otter Box wireless charging system, to the ultra high end built-in home theater system, there’s something for everyone. It’s been a crazy year, and if you think like us, you may also be happy to see this year end. But in the meantime, from our family to yours, Happy Holidays.