Ember® Travel Mugember.com
We like our coffee hot, hot, hot! But, keeping it the right temperature on the go is not so easy. The Ember® Travel Mug fixes that by allowing you set and maintain your preferred drinking temperature "so your coffee or tea tastes perfect from first sip to last drop."
Focals by Northbynorth.com
Snapchat Spectacles made smart glasses cool. Focals by North made them stylish. They look like...glasses! Technology, cleverly integrated into the frames and lenses, give you access to information only you can see — Uber notifications, Alexa controls, and calendar reminders are just a few of the features that help you "stay connected to the people, places, and things that matter most."
Sauce on the Sidesauceontheside.com
Each year, we like to shout-out a local business. Most don't know that the St. Louis food scene is very, very good — underrated in fact — and Sauce on the Side is right up there with our favorites. They make an insane calzone. Their new location near our office is the choice for almost every birthday-meeting-need-good-food occasion. If you're local and haven't tried it yet, you must. Passing through The Lou? Get the "Meat Me in St. Louie" - thank us later.
Sonos products continue to make our list year after year — the Playbar being our latest favorite. Nine internal speakers create epic cinematic sound for your home theater. Just like all Sonos products, you can stream your favorite music service and pair it with the rest of your system to play tunes throughout your entire home right from the app. The recent integration with Alexa put Sonos over the top, allowing you control your smart speaker system with your voice.
The Hidrate Spark is the perfect accessory for the health-conscious techy in your life. Not only does it track your water intake through sensors that sync with an app on your phone, it also glows to remind you stay on track with your daily goal of consumption.
Everybody, stay calm! The #1 app for learning meditation and getting more restful sleep is here to help you through the holidays. If you are anything like us and make a habit of falling asleep with the TV on or lie awake worrying about all the gifts you still need to buy, a Calm Sleep Story is worth a shot to help you unwind and fall into a deeper, more restful slumber.
Initially, we didn't really buy into the whole wireless charging craze, mainly because of cost. Then mophie came out with some affordable options and we gave it a whirl. Now, we can't live without it! Call us ridiculously spoiled, but it's so nice to just set your phone down and boom, it's charging. When you're ready to go, grab it and be on your way — it's the little things in life, right?!
We all have that one impossible-to-buy-for person on our list. Good news, there is no way they have a keyboard waffle iron. Designed from the waffle-out, it features a unique wide format plate that creates a delicious Belgian-style waffle in the shape of your beloved computer keyboard. Best of all, no bluetooth required!
If you have purchased a new Mac recently, I'm sure you're aware that Apple ditched most ports, opting for a few Thunderbolt 3 ports even though most accessories still use regular, old USB. The TS3 Plus solves this problem for Mac & PC users who need to connect multiple devices to their laptops "such as SD Card Readers, USB hard drives, dual monitors, digital audio devices, Thunderbolt™ 3 components, and more." Oh, and it charges your laptop at the same time!
Cable-free live TV is definitely the future of television, and YouTube TV is quickly becoming our favorite option. You get over 60 networks and 6 logins per account so everyone in the house can have their own personalized DVR to watch on any device, anywhere. Speaking of DVR, YouTube TV offers unlimited cloud storage. Its nice UI and speedy streaming makes it the perfect option for cord-cutters everywhere.
The Google Home Hub makes your house a lot smarter. Control your thermostat, turn lights on and off, play music, watch TV, and so much more — it's there to assist you with anything you need. When not in use, it makes a great picture frame, rotating through all your favorite images.
What better way to 'ring' in the new year than with the convenience and peace of mind of the Ring doorbell. The HD camera built right in lets you answer the door or check-in on home at anytime from anywhere, whether you’re in the backyard or halfway around the world.