Last Minute Practical Holiday Gift Ideas from Theragun, Accusonus, Roland, and Samsung

With Christmas just around the corner you may need to make some last minute purchases or gather ideas as to what to do with all those gift cards come Boxing Day. So here are a few very practical selections from Theragun, Accusonus, Roland, and Samsung.

Gift of Pain Relief

Many of us seem to be suffering from many of the stresses of life, so if you’re looking for a gift to help your loved one relieve pain, stress and stiffness of sore muscles there’s a gun for that. 

But it’s not the kind you’re thinking of. 

While you’ll certainly feel something you’ve likely never felt before, this one, Theragun, won’t cause any harm. In fact, it does the opposite, delivering a deep muscle treatment using a method called Percussive Therapy. It compresses the soft tissues in your body with just the right force and pressure to help naturally soothe pain. It also helps release tension, increases circulation and helps improve your range of motion amongst other things. 

It features a unique triangular design for better handling and gripping with an industrial-grade motor for longer life adding more powerful delivery. In fact it’s so strong, it delivers strokes into muscles 16mm deep at up to 40 times per minute.

Feeling better already?

It comes with a number of accessories and attachments to zero in on the right treatment of the different areas of the body. The companion app offers how-to-use advice along with instructions for 18 different pain areas or workout regiments.

Theragun liv retails in Canada for $339; the G3 Premium and G3PRO model (shown above) are $499 and $759 respectively. Models differ by number of speeds, maximum force, battery and attachment options, and arm adjustability. They’re available from AmazonSport Check or directly from Theragun.

Accusonus audio repair plugins have a similar
one-knob interface

Gift of Audio Repair

For the audio lover or creator, the ERA4 Bundle by Accusonus would be music to his or her ears. It’s a six plug-in suite (i.e. each operates within selected apps), performing a specific task to improve or repair the audio quality of their music, podcasts or videos. The beauty is that for the most part a single virtual knob operates them, so even a newbie to audio editing can create a masterpiece.

  • Noise Remover gets rid of things like unwanted hum and background noise, 
  • Reverb Remover fixes up hollow or echoing room acoustics, 
  • Voice Leveler makes sure sounds are even across the recording, 
  • De-Esser, smoothes out excessive sounds made by over stressing consonants (such as S, Z, J, SH or CH,)
  • Plosive Remover gets rid of pops often caused by excessive B or P sounds and
  • De-Clipper is ideal for when the recording has distortion.

Holiday pricing for the ERA4 Bundle (Standard) is only US $99. (Reg. US $354). It’s available for direct download directly from Accusonus. Professional bundles and individual plug-ins are also available. 

Easy-Learn Mini Digital Wind Instrument

Aerophone – play a saxophone, flute or clarinet anywhere 

Did you want to introduce a child to music? Or is there a music lover in the family who’s always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but figuring out all the chords of a piano or a guitar was a little too complicated? 
If either is an affirmative, consider putting an Aerophone Mini (AE-01) by Roland under the tree. It’s a compact easy-to-learn digital wind instrument with built-in controllers, six-sound types like the saxophone, flute, violin and others with a key layout for simple fingering just like the recorder of yesteryear – only a little more modern.

It’s only 1.75-inches wide, 3-inches deep and 17.5 inches high and weighs less than 500 grams and connects easily via Bluetooth. It comes with a free companion learning app with 50 more sounds and 11 play-along songs to get you started. It has an onboard speaker so you can hear the sound as well as headphone jack for quiet listening or until the world is ready to hear them play.

Aerophone Mini (AE-01) comes complete with a neck strap, band, mouthpiece cap and cable. It requires 4xAA Ni-MH batteries or AC adapter. It retails in Canada for $399.99 and available at Long & McQuade.

Folding smartphone that opens to a 7.3” screen

First Foldable Smartphone in Canada

If someone on your list has been waiting for the ultimate smartphone with the largest screen possible, then you might want to think quickly about the revolutionary Samsung Galaxy Fold. At 7.3 inches, it’s redefines the category offering the largest smartphone screen with the smallest real estate folds and can fit in your pocket. 

It’s equipped with an ultra high definition QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex Display. Its Multi Windows capability helps you to be very productive, working across three apps at once. Galaxy fold runs Android 9 (Pie) and comes with a whopping 12GB RAM and 512GB of built-in storage.                                       

For photography buffs and selfie enthusiasts, it’s a dream come true. It has six professional-grade cameras, including three selfie cameras up to 10MP that can be taken when camera is open or closed, a 12MP primary and telephoto and a 16MP wide-angle camera. The audio is equally appealing as it’s equipped with stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos Surround Sound. Galaxy ear buds are also included.                     

The Samsung Galaxy Fold retails in Canada for $2599 but you may want to put an IOU in their Christmas stocking. Right now, it’s available in extremely limited quantities at select Samsung Experience Stores and Samsung Service Centres across Canada. 

Syndicated version of this article is published by Troy Media and affiliated sites.

Greg Gazin, also known as the Gadget Guy and Gadget Greg, is a syndicated veteran tech columnist, communication, leadership and technology speaker, facilitator at Crestcom International, blogger, podcaster and author. Reach him @gadgetgreg or at

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