We’ve been hunting down some of the handiest, must-have tech gadgets for the holidays and found a bunch of winners by LOGiiX, from wireless Bluetooth speakers to sturdy travel cables for your Apple devices. These will all fit within your budget as well as inside everyone’s Christmas stockings.
Blue Piston Air Chamber
This stylish, portable wireless Bluetooth stereo delivers some pretty great sound enclosed within an aluminum shell and includes custom HD stereo drivers for clear acoustics. In addition to the tunes, it’ll answer phone calls and make voice commands a hands-free operation. If your device supports voice commands, the Blue Piston Air Chamber provides up to eight hours of talk time. The rechargeable battery and simple-to-operate controls make this a great gift idea, in black, gold or silver ($79.95).
Blue Piston tuneFREQS
These high-performance in-ear headphones include an inline mic, music controls and an 11.5 mm driver. Blue Piston tuneFREQS come with three sizes of tips; the flat cables prevent tangling while the durable aluminum housing makes them built to last. Included in the box is a travel case and user manual (tuneFREQs are compatible with Apple and most Android devices). They’re available in three colours (black, pink, turquoise) and retail for $39.95.
USB Power Cube XL and Power Cube Rapide
Charge up to four devices at once with LOGiiX’s USB Power Cube XL. This high-powered charger has four USB outputs (two x 2.4 Amp /12 Watts & two x 1 Amp/5 Watts), allowing you to charge two tablets and two smartphones at once. The USB Power Cube XL uses a built-in Intelligent IC Chip that is able to read exactly how much power needs to be distributed to the device plugged in, providing the most optimal current for your gadget. It will work with any electrical outlet (AC 100-240 V) and is suitable for most of your portable USB devices ($49.95).
The Power Cube Rapide, the XL’s little bro, delivers a charge of 2.4 A for one device or shared output when two USB devices are connected. It’s available in black, grey, white, gold plus six splashy colours for $24.95.
Piston Connect and Piston Connect 360 Cables
These indispensable Lightning cables are always a sure bet for your favourite gadget geek. Both are made from durable aluminum housing with sturdy braided cable that won’t tangle. At 1.5m long, roll ‘em up and keep them in your bag for whenever you need an extra charging cable. The Piston Connect comes in four colour combinations while the Piston Connect 360 is sold in black, silver and gold; $34.95 each.
World Traveler Universal Plug Adapter
The World Traveler is a compact, all-in-one cube that will work in over 150 countries outside of Canada, supporting up to two devices at once. Each pin style has a safety release button for added security. Note, the adaptor won’t provide voltage conversion (e.g. between 110 and 200), but modifies outlets to fit different plugs around the globe. There’s also built-in fuse protection! The World Traveler retails for $24.95.
Piston Connect USB 3-Port Hub
This compact 3-port USB hub allows three USB devices to be plugged in at once, with support for USB 3.0. It’s also downward compatible to USB 2.0/2.1 for added versatility. The Piston Connect’s not only a hub but also a 1GB High-Performance Ethernet adapter! You can download the free driver software (Mac/Windows). $49.95.
All items listed above are priced in Canadian dollars and are available at London Drugs.