2018 Holiday Gift Guide

With holiday shopping in full swing, we are presenting our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide with some of this year’s favorite items for the Apple fans in your family.  You can read more about each product by following the links or go directly to a purchase page by clicking on the product picture or “Buy Now!” button.

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Tripp Lite 8-inch HDMI-M to DVI-D Cable Adapter (M/F), 8-in. ($7.61)

Sometime the little things are most important.  Connect a standard DVI monitor cable to the latest HDMI technology with the Tripp-Lite HDMI (Male) to DVI-D (Female) adapter.

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Blitzwolf Ampcore Lightning Cable ($9.99)

This multi-layer Lightning cable starts with a tough Kevlar core for maximum resistance to breakage under tension. Next, they add 22AWG Power wires and 30AWG Data wires.  The core is wrapped in an anti-jamming aluminum foil covered by a rubber-like TPE cover. Finally, the entire cable is wrapped in a double-braided polyester fiber jacket.  Read our review here.

Blitzwolf Ampcore Lightning Cable - 6 ft

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Tattu 4-Port Wall Charger ($13.99)

With all the devices we carry with us, having a multi-port charger is almost a necessity these days.  The small size of the Tattu 4-Port Wall Charger makes this an excellent travel companion. Read our review here.

Tattu 4-Port Wall Charger

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AUKEY 2.5″ USB C Hard Drive Enclosure ($15.99)

With Apple making the move to USB-C on most Macs, why not have a hard drive the easily connects to the USB-C port on your computer.  With easy tool-free installation the Aukey 2.5” USB-C Hard Drive Enclosure is a great choice.

Aukey USB-C Drive Enclosure

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Tattu 2-in-1 Wall Charger and Power Bank ($15.99)

With its integrated AC plug and built-in 5200mHa battery, this one device will take the place of several items you are probably carrying with you now.  Read our review here.

Tattu 2-in-1 Wall Charger and Power Bank

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Clockwork Synergy Straps for Apple Watch (Prices vary by Style)

The Apple Watch continues to be the best selling smart watch on the market and that is due in part, to your ability to customize its look by simply changing your watch band. Clockwork Synergy Straps offers a huge selection of Apple Watch bands in styles and materials to suit any occasion. Read our review here, and don’t forget to take advantage of the special pricing for Apple Tech Talk readers.  Use code AppleTechTalk15 at checkout to save an additional 15%.

Clockwork Synergy Band Collection

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Catalyst Waterproof Case for Airpods ($24.99)

The Catalyst Waterproof Case for Airpods is a nice addition for any Airpods owner. The protection from water and dust and the military grade shock protection is great to have, even if you don’t intend to take your Airpods into a rough and rugged environment. The easy installation and included carabiner means that you can quickly add the protection the case provides but you’re not locked in to using it all the time. Read our review here.

Catalyst Case for Airpods - Blue

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BlitzWolf BW-P5 15600mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Power Bank ($31.99)

It fits easily in your hand and feels solid. The large power button on the top makes it easy to get instant feedback on the remaining power from the four (4) LEDs on the front of the BW-P5.  Read our review here.

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LENTION USB-C Multi-Port Hub ($39.99)

With 4 USB-A 3.0 connection, 4K HDMI and USB-C Power delivery, this Hub is great for the office or on the go.  Available in Silver and Space Gray.

Lention USB-C Multi-Port Hub

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wiTraveler Apple Watch Charger ($46.33)

With no need for extra cable or batteries, the wiTraveler Apple Watch Charger provides the security of an AC powered Apple Watch charger combined with the portability of a battery charger but without the need to pack extra equipment.  Read our full review here.

wiTraveler Apple Watch Charger

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Nomad Battery Cable ($49.95)

While the Nomad Battery Cable probably won’t stop you from packing a portable power pack or charging brick, we can think of any number of situations where you might want to charge your iPhone and either can’t find an electrical outlet or are in a situation where “plugging in” just won’t work. Read our review here.

Nomad Battery Cable

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Catalyst Waterproof Apple Watch Case ($69.99)

The Apple Watch is tough in its own right with the latest versions (Series 2 and Series 3), already providing a degree of protection against damage by water. But it is also a delicate electronic instrument and for environments like deep-water use, very dusty conditions or harsh treatment, you probably want an added layer of protection. For that, we think the Catalyst Waterproof Apple Watch Case is an excellent option. Regard our review here.

Catalyst Watch Case


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Netgear GS908E 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Managed Switch ($69.99)

As homes become more connected and the networks in them more sophisticated, the need for additional Ethernet connections will undoubtedly continue to grow. While some modern routers offer multiple ports, in some cases that may still not be enough. For others, with no extra ports available, adding a network switch can add capacity and greater control to an otherwise usable network. Read our review here.

Netgear GS908E - Front

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Nomad Shell Cordovan Strap for Apple Watch ($149.95)

The Nomad Shell Cordovan Strap for Apple Watch is one of the nicest Apple Watch bands we have reviewed to date.  It is made from superior quality materials and has the look and feel of fine leather. Read our review here.

Nomad Shell Cordvan Strap for Apple Watch


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eMeet OfficeCore M2 Conference Speaker ($189.99)

With its proprietary VoiceIA™ algorithm, crystal clear sound and updated style, the eMeet OfficeCore M2 conference speaker is a great addition whether in your home office or executive board room. Read our review here.


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Drobo 8D ($2,299.00)

For the person who has everything, the photography/video enthusiast on your shopping list, check out the new Drobo 8D.

The 8D is designed with the Drobo legacy of maintaining a radically simplified storage experience, while keeping the customer requirements in mind. The expanding information growth for end users, and the need for lightning fast speed for data transfer and digital image and video editing is the foundation for the 8D.  Read the details of the Drobo 8D here and check out the configuration options on Amazon.

Drobo 8D-side

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All prices listed are accurate as of November 20, 2018 and are subject to change without notice.  Apple Tech Talk does not assume responsibility for any errors or misprints.

Still not finding the perfect gift?  Check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for more suggestions here.

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