2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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With the holidays just around the corner, we thought we would help you find the perfect gift for that special tech-lover in your family.  Here are just some of the great products we have discovered over the past year that any Apple fan would love to unwrap this year.

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Gifts Under $25.00

Skyfall iPhone Cases – We found the Caseology Skyfall case to be a great combination of protection without adding too much weight or size to your iPhone. The Skyfall case is available for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, in addition to several older iPhone models. Read our review here.



Zizo iPhone X Cases – The ultimate iPhone needs the ultimate protection. The Zizo ION Series iPhone X case provides military grade protection at a very affordable price.

Bentoben iPhone X Cases – With the recent launch of the iPhone X, Apple is now offering a leather folio style case.  But at $100.00, it’s a pretty high price for a case that you may not use all the time.  If you or someone you know is getting an iPhone X this year, why not add to their case collection with this beautiful, genuine leather folio case at a fraction of the price.

iClever Boostcube – Some products are evolutionary and others are revolutionary. Some products are neither but once you know about them, you feel you have to have them anyway. That’s how we feel about the iClever BoostCube 4. Read our review here.

iClever Booststrip – With the ability to charge four iPhones or even one iPad and 3 iPhones, all without the need to use a power brick, and also be able to plug in your Mac, the iClever BoostStrip IC-BS01 is a nice companion to the iClever BoostCube 4 we previously reviewed. Read our review here.

Paracable – If you’re looking for a durable MFi certified Lightning cable that not only works great but also adds some style to your cable collection, check out what Paracable Lightning Cable has to offer. Read our review here.

Gifts Under $50.00

Soul FLEX2 Earphones – With great sound quality and multiple wearing options, the Soul FLEX2 is a great choice for the active music lover.

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OLALA iDisk – If that is your issue, or you are looking for a way to easily move and share content to or from your iPhone or iPad, you should check out the OLALA iDisk. Read the full review here.

MEEM Memory Cable – With free iCloud accounts offering limited storage space, people are looking for new ways to protect all the data on their iOS devices. The MEEM cable provides an easy to use combination of hardware and software. Read the full review here.


Gifts Under $100.00

iStorage datAshur PRO USB Flash Drive – If you love the idea of keeping your data safe while on-the-go, but the diskAshur PRO2 is more than you need (read our review here), consider the datashur PRO USB Flash Drive. Read the full review here.


Seagate IronWolf 2TB NAS Hard Drives – Seagate has always has a reputation for making highly reliable hard drives for both on-site and portable storage. They have been providing NAS quality hard drives for a long time and the new generation of IronWolf NAS drives takes the history of a great product and makes it better. Read our review here.

WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Disk Drive – WD NAS hard drives are the essential solution for NAS applications. These drives are cool and quiet, and offer optimum compatibility in 24×7 NAS systems with up to eight bays.

Amazon Prime – With fast free shipping on over 50 million items, instant access to streaming video, over two million songs and so much more, all for one low annual fee, who wouldn’t love the gift of Amazon Prime? You may even want to give yourself a gift.


Gifts Under $300.00

eMeet OfficeCore M1 – We recently had a chance to test the OfficeCore M1 Conference Speaker from eMeet and found that while less expensive than some of its competition, it is no less of a performer. Read our review here.

Sonos Play 1 – There is so much content available through the Sonos Controller app that we are still discovering Internet radio stations and streaming service channels that we never knew existed. Read our review here.

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Jabra Speak 710 – The Jabra Speak 710 is a great additional for any situation. We can certainly see it being used on the desk of a private office or in a conference room. But we can also see it as a perfect addition for someone who works from home or just prefers to use a speakerphone in their home. Read our review here.


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iStorage diskAshur Pro2 HDD 500GB USB 3.1 Encrypted Hard Drive – For the ultimate in data protection, the iStorage diskAshure PRO2 provides confidence that your data won’t fall into the wrong hands.  Read our review here.


Synology DS418j – DiskStation offers big storage capacity for housing your movies, photos, or important data, making it easy to create your own private cloud and maintain complete control over your data. Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system simplifies the process of backing up your computers, accessing your files from anywhere, streaming multimedia, and more. Read our review here.

Gifts For That Special Someone

Epson ES-500W Wireless Document Scanner – With its 50 page document feeder and solid construction, this scanner is ready to take on your biggest scanning project. Read our review here.

Drobo 5N2 – Network Attached Storage – Take all of the safety and security of a Drobo and add the convenience of being able to connect to your data from anywhere. That’s the Drobo 5N2. Read our review here.


Drobo 5D3 – Direct Attached Storage – With its simple RAID system, your data is safe from sudden loss and with five bays, you can expand storage as your needs grow.

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