Part of being a Verizon Insider means that I am privileged to be given or get hands on experience with many of the hottest tech gadgets on the market. I know many of you have families and this stuff can break the bank particularly if you have teenagers.
Getting a new phone or tablet every year isn’t realistic for many families but accessories can add functionality to a device and make an older device feel fresh and new all over again. Here are eight accessories I’ve tried and feel are worth your shopping dollars this holiday season.
Track Headphones by Sol Republic – Available in black or red these wired headphones offer huge sound with deep bass thanks to the V8 Sound Engine. These on ear headphones are tough enough to stand up to accidental drops, Sonic Soft pads ensure user comfort. Inline controls on the cord give the ability to answer and calls. Compatible with 215 Android, ios, Blackberry and Windows Devices Tracks headphones.
Sony X3 Bluetooth Speaker – This speaker is in my office currently and it provides amazing sound quality to NFC capable devices. X3 is compatible with Advanced Calling 1.0 the X3 allows for one touch listening and hands free calling. Providing up to seven hours of battery life the X3 is stylish and portable and comes equipped with a sleek carrying pouch and compact AC adapter.
Motorola Buds Bluetooth Headset Buds are comfortable even for extended wear, noise isolation helps keep sounds sharp. HD audio provides a superb listening experience. 10 hour battery life, 150 foot wireless roaming and magnets that prevent cord tangling puts Buds on my list!
Parrot Jumping Sumo I got hands on time with this gadget at a recent Verizon summit and it is so much fun! Sumo rolls at up to 4.5 MPH, it can jump up to 31 inches and spin up to 360 Degrees. Equipped with a wide angle camera you can see the world from Sumo’s perspective. The device is controlled via the FreeFlight app on compatible ios (7.1 or later) or android (4.3 or later) phones or tablets. This thing is a scream, it had all of us shrieking with laughter!
Jawbone Up24 – I have used my older Jawbone UP extensively and really came to depend on it’s health/fitness features. Up24 will allow you to track your sleep including how many times you wake up at night, Smart Alarm will wake you. Up24 will record every step you take and the calories you’ve burned! Up24 records when you are idle and gives gentle prompts to get a move on. You can record the food/drink you consume and using your mobile device even take a photo of you food or scan a bar code to get the nutritional lowdown. Up24 allows you to get social too, team up with family or friends to make getting healthier more fun.
NFL Defender by Otterbox for iphone 6 -I know tons of you have upgraded or are planning to upgrade to the new iphone and this new Otterbox is not only rugged and durable it will let the football fan in your life proudly display team pride. This case is also available for Samsung Galaxy S4 & 5. Oh and yes, Go Patriots!
Kate Spade New York flexible Hardshell for Galaxy Note 4 – I saw this case and immediately put it on the top of my wishlist, it is so colorful! It features a hardshell back and durable bumpers to help protect the Note against drops! The front “lip” on the case helps protect your screen. If you don’t own a Note 4, no worries, the Kate Spade line offers a variety of stylish solutions for iphone and Droid Turbo.
morphie powerstation duo XL – A robust portable charger is nice because it will allow you to carry only one device while out and about with the family. The Duo XL sports a 12,000mAH battery which will give you up to four complete changes for most smartphones, Duo XL is compatible with 238 devices, including tablets, connect two devices at once and enjoy fast charging via the high out battery. Duo XL has 4 LED status lights, offered in your choice of black or white it is crafted to be durable and good looking!
These are just eight of the many fabulous accessory choices offered by Verizon Wireless, why not head over to their Cyber Monday Accessory Sale you just might find something great for the gadget lover on your list! Btw, shipping is FREE to make your holiday shopping a bit more merry!
Disclosure: As a member of the #vzwbuzz team I am given devices for review and other benefits by Verizon Wireless. All opinions are my own.
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