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Best holiday gadgets to buy for Apple users

I bet you know someone whose face is always buried in their iPhone. You may have heard them asking their phone’s “Siri” questions like, “What’s the weather outside?” or “Where is the nearest Starbucks?”

Apple has done well for themselves with a litany of convenience-minded electronic devices for your smart home and iPhone.

This may be the best holiday season ever for Apple fans everywhere.

With this tip, we would like to provide you a list of products that are designed to appease Apple lovers everywhere.

So, let’s jump into it. You’re going to love it!

The Best Smart Watch Yet

The Apple Watch is obviously the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Apple accessories. The Apple Watch Series 3 is the most convenient method of providing access to the majority of the iPhone’s functions, including text, Siri, music streaming, and much more.

The Apple Watch 3 has a built-in sim card. That means that you can leave your phone completely behind but still have access to all the features.

If you own an iPhone, particularly if you are an active user who doesn’t want to carry their phone on a jog or hike, this Apple Watch is probably the best gift you are hoping to receive this season.

Upgrade your style now! $547.50

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Make your lighting dance

Looking to add some flair to your room? Maybe you want to spice up the lighting at the next house party. Well, this is the way to do it. The Nanoleaf Aurora is a spectacular way to enhance the visual environment with color changing wall mountable tiles that can be controlled via your smartphone.

The Nanoleaf is a smart light that can listen to music and respond with proper lighting. Watch the colors flash and change rapidly with electronic dance music, or chill out and react to the rhythm of a jazz quartet.

Try out the coolest new smart lighting design with Nanoleaf. $228.00

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Fastest wireless charger ever

OK, we love convenience here, and the new charging pad craze is definitely one of our favorites. With the Belkin Boost Up wireless charging pad, just set your phone on the top, and it will charge.

No more messing around with finding your charging cable and trying to fit in the Lightning connector, this thing is as simple as it gets. Apple even recommends the Belkin Boost Up for its iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

It is hands down the BEST bedside phone charger.

Pick up this awesome convenience now. $57.43

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Never have a dead phone again

Speaking of charging your phone, how about this clever accessory? With the Nomad Charging Wallet, be sure that you’re never low on battery.

This wallet can literally charge your phone. You carry it around everywhere, how about adding some utility? It comes with a built-in 2400 mAh battery, enough to charge your iPhone to full.

Check out this Horween Leather bi-fold wallet with a built-in charger over on Amazon.

Pick one up here. $100.00

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Protect your phone with style and utility

Is it a leather wallet, an old-fashioned book, or a phone case? It may be tough to tell by the looks of this one, but it is, in fact, all three. The folks over at Twelve South have a beautiful new phone case called the BookBook that looks like an old-fashioned leather-bound book but has the functionality of a wallet and a phone-case combined.

As a bonus, it also has a built-in hands-free stand so you can easily set it up to view on any surface.

Protect your new phone with the BookBook. $59.99

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Never lose sight of whats important

This small home security camera is perfect for keeping an eye on pets, a nursery, or even a front entryway. The D-Link Omna 180 HD is one of the only cameras that support the Apple Home App, giving you a great way to check your camera from anywhere on your phone.

Similar home cameras with the ability to sync to your smartphone can run about $300, but this is only $150, and it has a ton of very useful features.

Despite being small enough to sneak into a potted plant, this camera also supports HD resolution, a 180-degree viewing angle, and motion sensitive controls. It records audio and has a two-way speaker, so you can speak to your phone, and your voice comes out of the camera.

It has a capacity of 128 GB so you can save recordings from several days at a time.

Keep an eye on your belongings now. $149.99

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Snap the best selfies

Here is a useful little device for the selfie-takers out there. With this remote camera shutter you can snap photos with your iPhone or iPad instead of having to set up a timer. No more running back and forth to see if you got a good shot, or asking a stranger to take the photo for you.

Just set up the camera and press the remote button to snap a picture.

Nab this nifty tool here. $14.95

Stop getting your wires tangled

Tired of annoying wires getting tangled all over the place? Well, this retractable lightning cord should solve your problem, at least where Apple products are concerned. This retractable Lightning charging cord is perfect for use at a desk or in the car where it can be annoying to have wires running everywhere.

Upgrade your charger now. $12.95


Easily send music anywhere in the house

Apple users are always looking for good reasons to use the Apple airplay wireless features on their new devices. Airplay is a great way to wirelessly send multimedia like videos, music and Kim’s show to other devices.

With this iWi wireless airplay speaker, you can send your favorite radio show or music album via airplay from your iPhone, Mac, or iPad and listen to it from anywhere in the house. It is great for a house party because everyone with an iPhone can add music to the playlist, just like a jukebox.

Pick up your new speaker here. $109.99

The dangers of making your home a smart home

Before you go and make everything in your house “smart” make sure you are aware of the risks. There can be some major privacy concerns by integrating everything in your house with the internet, and after all, what good is an internet connected toaster anyway?

Check out some of the dangers of connecting your home to the internet. App background

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