Sometimes, you don’t realize that you need a tech upgrade until someone points it out — like, why are you still using the one charger you got five years ago to charge all of your Apple products? From chargers to speakers, we’ve got you covered with must-have tech that is definitely worth the upgrade.
Key Selling Point: Get rid of wires once and for all with this charging station.
If you find yourself fumbling to find space for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and Airpods on your nightstand, it might be time to upgrade your charging station to the Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W, which provides a place to charge all of your devices in one convenient location — no extra wires necessary. This wireless charger comes in black or white, and you can sleep easy knowing that your devices won’t stop charging in the middle of the night — phone-safe magnets keep everything securely attached to the charging stand.
Key Selling Point: Seamlessly mount your phone and drive off for a hands-free commute.
Any driver can tell you that one of the most crucial accessories in your car is a phone mount. Hands-free access to GPS, music, or calls is essential for safely navigating the roads — but what good is a mount if you’re having to constantly fiddle with it to keep your phone attached, or needing to pull over to change the orientation? By simply placing your phone against the Belkin Car Vent Mount PRO, your phone is secured with phone-safe magnets. With a quick twist, you can swap between portrait and landscape modes one-handed, thanks to the mount’s clever ball joint design. The compact accessory also allows you to loop your phone charger around the back, keeping your cable tidy and within reach. You’ll never have to worry about fumbling to keep the mount secured either, as the vent clip keeps everything in place.
Key Selling Point: German-engineered glass that reduces wear and tear and prevents deep cracks.
This screen protector is nothing like those flimsy pieces of plastic you get with your phone case — its scratch-resistant surface is two times stronger than tempered glass, making it one of the strongest screen protectors out there. It’s made out of UltraGlass, a chemically strengthened material that increases durability and protects against scratches from everyday objects like keys and coins. If you do drop your phone, the UltraGlass prevents surface cracks from penetrating deeper layers of your phone. While some screen protectors weaken your phone touchscreen capabilities, the UltraGlass Treated Screen Protector for iPhone 13 is cut thinly so that it’s highly sensitive to any pressure applied to it — and it’s been engineered with an anti-fingerprint coating so your screen doesn’t get smudged while you’re scrolling through TikTok.
Key Selling Point: This voice-enabled speaker comes with an added feature: a wireless charging station.
With the Belkin Soundform HiFi Smart Speaker and Wireless Charger, listening to music feels like you’re in the studio with the artist. You’ll be able to hear the deep bass of every song with Devialet’s signature Push-Push vibration-canceling dual-woofer configuration. This speaker is also voice-enabled, so you can tell it to play your favorite playlist from the kitchen so that it’s all set to go before you reach your bedroom (or wherever else it's set up). If you want to bring it outside or to a different room, it’s small enough to easily transport and set up in a different area of your house. Once the music starts playing, you can set your phone on the speaker for a quick wireless charge while you listen to your favorite workout playlist or true-crime podcast.
Key Selling Point: With voice control and schedule-setting capabilities, this is not your garden-variety outdoor outlet.
Who knew plugs could be so high-tech? The Wemo WiFi Smart Outdoor Plug will make you wonder how you ever lived without a smart plug in your home. It’s easy set-up means you can get started on customizing your outdoor lighting immediately. Just download the app, plug in the device and connect to WiFi to start controlling your lights via the Wemo app. You can do this from any room in your house, and if you are outside, you can even use voice control to turn your lights on and off. It’s durable and waterproof so, unlike a normal plug, you won’t have to worry about it when it rains. You can create schedules using the app as well, so when it’s sunny outside, you can sit in your outdoor space and garden until nighttime, watching the lights turn on by themselves once the sun sets.
Whether you’re trying to declutter your nightstand or simplify your desk, there are tons of ways to upgrade your tech. Take a look at your current headphones and see if it might be time to finally retire the same wired headphones you’ve been using for the last three years for a newer model. Or maybe it’s time to stop just putting your phone in an empty cup whenever you need a speaker, and get one that provides better audio quality while charging your phone.
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