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With a focus on stocking stuffers and great tech ideas for travel lovers, we’ve rounded up a bunch of our favourite Logiix products for gifting this holiday season, from a lantern that doubles as a charging station to high-quality, noise-reducing headphones.

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Chargers

WORLD TRAVELER USB CHARGER
Pack this portable USB charger into your suitcase and be prepared for charging up your gear in over 150 countries! You can charge up to two devices with the onboard dual USB ports (2.1A shared output) and each pin style contains a safety release button. It’s available in black with clearly-marked country markings on the front, USB ports in back. $34.95

USB POWER CUBE RAPIDE
We’ve been a fan of this dual USB wall charger (2.4A/12W) for ages. Where Apple leaves off, Logiix’s USB Power Cube Rapide comes in. The North American two-prong pins fold into the back of the charger and you can choose from black, white plus 12 cool colours, crossing off several tech-loving friends in one go. $29.95

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Cables And Adapters

SYNC & CHARGE JOLT SHORTIE (30CM)
Logiix created the Sync & Charge JOLT Shortie for people who don’t need a ton of cable length to charge their tech. We use this one when charging from one of our portable battery chargers. The slim design allows connecting without removing iPad/iPhone cases and covers too. $19.95

Sync & Charge JOLT Shortie

FLAT FLEX JOLT 1.5M CABLE
These flat (and flexible) cables travel a bit more compactly than their rounded cousins. The 1.5-meter (5-feet) Flat Flex Jolt comes in eight colours plus black and white and offers dual sync and charge capability for iPads, iPods and iPhones (using Lightning cables) plus computers and USB chargers. And a colourful cable is easier to spot when packed in a travel carry on or computer case! $29.95

MICRO USB JOLT ADAPTER
This is a serious must-have for Apple fanboys and girls. So much of our tech uses the ubiquitous micro USB cables, but when it comes to having an extra Lightning cable, we sometimes run short. The easy answer’s this tiny Micro USB Jolt Adapter (available in white). We’d like to see a black option as well because you know, we love a matching cable. $19.95

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PISTON CONNECT STEEL AUX
Logiix created a trio of ultra-durable, steel-braided cables: auxiliary (AUX), micro (MICRO) and lightning (JOLT). All three are 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) and claim to be virtually unbreakable. The extra length is handy for tech that’s a bit far out of reach. A coiled spring joins the end of the cable to each output element.

The AUX contains dual-end outputs for connecting smart phones, tablets and mp3 players to 3.5 auxiliary inputs. $34.95

Logiix Piston Connect steel-braided cables in MICRO, JOLT, AUX
[L to R: Logiix Piston Connect steel-braided cables in MICRO, JOLT, AUX]

PISTON CONNECT STEEL MICRO
The Piston Connect Steel MICRO is compatible with most micro-USB gadgets. All three cables include a handy leather cable clip with steel closure button to take up extra slack when their entire length isn’t needed. And here’s another cool thing: both ports are reversible on this one! $39.95

PISTON CONNECT STEEL JOLT
This cable’s likely the strongest USB to Lightning cable you’ll find on the market; it too has a reversible USB port. FlexCoil-reinforced with aluminum housing, the Piston Connect Steel JOLT, together with the Steel MICRO and Steel AUX are great to have around the home or office. $49.95

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Audio

PISTON POWER BEACON
This is a fun way to provide extra power on the go. The Piston Power Beacon, a Logiix top-seller, is weatherproof, perfect for winter pursuits and summer camping alike. With an onboard 8000 mAh battery, you can get up to four smartphone charges. One side provides a closable USB output, the other a micro USB port.

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We like that the ports are protected from dust when not in use.

Logiix Beacon

A click on the bottom of the unit will reveal a series of tiny blue LED lights indicating level of charge. The Power Beacon’s built with overcharging and short-circuit protection too.

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The carry handle compacts down and offers a silver clip to open and hang just about anywhere. There’s three light settings (low, lasting for 160 hours), middle (up to 50 hours) and high (up to 16 hours). This is also an awesome accessory to keep around the house when the next BC storm comes our way! Weighs 282 grams (9.9 oz.) $59.95

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BLUE PISTON SPEAKER
How cute is this tiny yet powerful Bluetooth speaker?! Constructed from a brushed aluminum military-grade shell, we easily connected both iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 to this little bad boy and got our favourite music streaming service up and going pretty quick.

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[Comes with its own drawstring carry case]

With a built-in mic and noise eduction, the Blue Piston Speaker can pause music to answer incoming calls handsfree too. The unit has an on/off switch, micro USB port (cable included), an AUX cable and multi-function button.

Logiix Blue Piston speakers

Part of the Logiix Metallics Collection lineup, the Blue Piston’s compatible with most Apple and Android devices, comes in black, gunmetal silver, plain silver and 10 groovy colours including this year’s must-have Rose Gold. $39.95

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BLUE PISTON tuneFREQs DUO BLUETOOTH
Logiix’s Duo TuneFREQ’s Duo Bluetooth in-ear headphones deliver beautiful, crisp sound that comes from having noise-isolating dual drivers built into each earbud.

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These are compatible with most Bluetooth® devices; the package includes a silicone neckband, three sizes of comfort tips, a micro USB cable and manual (the headphones are powered on the inline mic and music control bar).

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You’re able to answer and end phone calls by pressing one button, and rejecting a call by pressing and holding the power button for two seconds. Double-press the power button to redial. Additional functionality includes play/pause/volume, everything you’d want in a pair of headphones.

Audiophiles will be happy to know that these contain an 80 mAh battery, an 11.5mm driver and are rated 110 decibel ± 3 decibel sensitivity with a mic sensitivity of -42 decibels ± 3 decibels. $69.95

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BLUE PISTON tuneFREQs 360
These great-looking, noise-isolating, in-ear headphones also contain inline mic and music controls, an 11.5mm driver, durable aluminum housing and flat cables.

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I find these the best-designed and most comfortable of the trio we’ve included, though each of the three featured earphones serves a different purpose.

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They come with a little zippered travel case that has a netted interior pocket for stowing extra ear tips (three sizes are also included with these). Splash out this winter in full stereo sound!

The tuneFREQs 360 comes in rose gold, silver, gold, graphite grey and turquoise. $39.95

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BLUE PISTON tuneFREQs SHARE
Ever been on a road trip, seated in back with a friend or partner, and wanted to share a great tune (or watch a video)?

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Blue Piston’s tuneFREQs Share in-ear headphones are just the ticket, with three sizes of earbud tips, inline mic and music controls, built-in splitter, noise isolation and great sound.

tuneFREQs SHARE

And just like the tuneFREQs 360 and tuneFREQs Duo Bluetooth, they’re constructed with a flat, ultra flexible and tangle-free cable.

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In addition to black and white, colour choices are pink, turquoise and purple. $29.95

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Cases

CABRIO MINI FOR IPAD MINI 4 for iPad Mini 4
The iPad Mini’s still hot and if you know someone who’s lucky enough to be getting one this season, the Cabrio Mini offers protection along with a matte, hardshell clear back to show off that gold (or silver or grey)!

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The grip cover allows typing and video viewing angles, mimicking Apple’s (at triple the price!) smart case, including auto-wake.

Available in black, navy or purple. $29.95

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SPYDER PLUS FOLIO FOR IPAD PRO 9.7”
The Spyder Plus contains a hard shell fabric back with shock-absorbent rubberized protective TPU bracket, anti-slip interior, built-in TPU Apple Pencil holder, easy camera access and magnetic auto-wake function.

The cover converts to both typing and video mode and is compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard (we don’t own one so we weren’t able to test this feature). The case feels sturdy in the hand, its cover also doubling as a grip. $49.95

The Spyder Plus is also available for the 12.9” iPad Pro at $59.95. Both models available in black only.

All prices quoted in Canadian dollars. This post was produced in partnership with Logiix. Opinions, as always, are my own.

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