Grab n’ Go Family Gifts for Holiday Time Entertainment

You’re on your way home or off to a holiday gathering of family and friends, but need a possible last minute gift to take along.  Here are a few gift ideas you can pick up on the way or order for quick delivery for a relaxing time during the holiday week – suitable for all ages.

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Dress up and Protect Your New iPhone

At this time of year holiday gifts and retailer incentives and discounts are driving the purchase of new smartphones, including the latest iPhone 11. While some people simply grab whatever’s handy when they buy their phone, others prefer to truly accessorize; to dress up, protect or enhance their new pride and joy.  So here are a few ideas from Case-Mate, Smartish, Catalyst and Apple to help you in your quest.

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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. 

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5 Great Gadget Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2019

It’s that time of the year where you think about finding just the right gift for Dad, and with so many choices it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. So here are a few tech-inspired gift ideas for that special guy.

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Why Leaders and Book Lovers need a Kindle Paperwhite – Podcast

Toastcaster 110: Why Leaders and Book Lovers need a Kindle Paperwhite – Podcast

[10:21] I learned many years ago that to be a great writer, you must also be an avid reader. I’ve continued to take that sage advice and always make sure I have a book, a magazine or something to read in tow. [Read more…]

Roomba i7+ might be the robot vacuum you’ve been waiting for

With advanced smart technology, it cleverly cleans and empties even while you’re away

After working hard for years, the last thing you likely want to do is to spend time vacuuming the house, but would it make a difference if you have an automated intelligent companion like the new Wi-Fi connected iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum? In the past you may have hesitated, thinking – I’ve looked at those before; the technology just wasn’t fully up for the job. Yes, they’re cute and cool but often lost their way and ran into a few roadblocks; pardon the pun, with their major purpose, getting your floors fully clean. 

But that’s all changed. It might be the robot vacuum you’ve finally been waiting for.

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3 gadget reboots by Kindle, Fitbit and iRobot worth another look

New Kindle Paperwhite, Fitbit Charge and the iRobot Roomba models make for great contenders

Have you ever hesitated to buy a gadget because it wasn’t quite right? Or perhaps you bought something but found the technology wasn’t up to the job?

You’re not alone, but there are always new things coming onto the market or retooled devices that might fit the bill. So we’re having a first look at the all-new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, the Fitbit Charge 3 and the iRobot Roomba i7+.

These three rebooted and upgraded gadgets have enhancements that put them on our top picks list and might prove to be good choices this holiday season. [Read more…]

A few Canada Black Friday 2018 gadget deals

There’s no shortage of Black Friday Deals even here in Canada. Here are few items I thought that were of particular interest and could make for great gifts for yourself or your loved ones – but don’t forget to check when a particular sale runs – some have already started and some even go beyond Cyber Monday.

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Weego Jump Starter 44 powers you wherever you go

Smartphones, tablets, computers & even our vehicles need a boost sometimes – Weego Jump Starter 44 offers a handy solution

No matter where our travels take us, we never seem to have enough battery power to keep things charged up. Smartphones, tablets, computers and even our vehicles need a boost sometimes.

The Weego Jump Starter 44 offers a handy solution.

The Weego 44 is powerful, putting out 400 true cranking amps – the power the battery can deliver for 30 seconds at 0ºC. It’s more than enough to jump-start your car, truck, boat, ATV or motorcycle – anything with a gas engines up to seven litres and diesel engines up to 3.5 litres with 12-volt lead-acid batteries.  Read more below.

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Is your home killing you?

It lurks in your home but you can’t see or smell it. And it may just be putting your life at risk.

No, it’s not carbon monoxide – it’s radon gas. According to Health Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Smokers are at even a higher risk.

Radon is everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you live – a new house or a century old – every home has some level of radon and that level determines the health hazard. [Read more…]