Not every gift has to be fun. These 4 gadgets will get used all the time.
Gift for people who work at a desk
It doesn’t matter if they’re a techie or not, anyone with a few things that need charging will appreciate a desktop charging hub. This hub from Limitless innovations has 6 traditional AC plugs plus 4 USB charging ports. Surprisingly, even with those ten plug-ins, it can still sit on a desk without taking up too much room. This ChargeHub is around 60 dollars.
Gifts to Monitor the Health of a car
They may not know what it is when they first open it. The Fixd Car Health monitor is a practical device that will show why the ‘check engine’ light is on and how to reset it. Saving a lot of money by doing it yourself. it also monitors anything that ails a car. Parents can monitor their kid’s car from a smartphone app. the Fixd Monitor is 60-dollars.
Emergency “jumper cables” that fit in your glovebox
Used to be some people drove around with jumper-cables, just in case. Now you can do the same thing with a battery operated jumpstarter, small enough to fit under the seat. Just attach it to the car’s battery and turn the keys. The JumpSmart Jumpstarter has a flashlight on one end and is 160 dollars. the Fly-Hi is less expensive at 60 bucks.
For people on the road
Ever wonder why the USB plug-in doesn’t charge your phone very much? It’s not supposed to, there’s not enough power going through it. A two-port dedicated charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter charges your phone fast. This one from RAV Power is just 10-bucks.
Keep your screens clean
Smudgy screens can’t really come clean with water or your pants leg. Whoosh is a cleaner that not only cleans smartphone screens but eyeglasses, computers, and TVs too. Spray it on and wipe it with the cloth that comes with it. A Woosh kit with spray cleaner, travel size and clothes is 16 bucks.
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