Here’s an easy way to keep everyone’s iPhones, iPads and Android phones charged during a family road trip.
The $16 iXCC 50W Multiple Ports Cup Holder Car Charger (normally it’s $40) plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter via a 23-inch power cable, while the charger itself slides into an empty cup holder.
With its multiple fast-charging USB ports, the iXCC car charger can charge up to five devices at once, including power-hungry iPads and jumbo-sized Samsung Galaxy phones. Read More
No, I wouldn’t advise wearing a portable Bluetooth speaker in the library or at the movies. But if you’re in the mood for music while you’re, say, working in the garden or taking a hike, a compact clip-on speaker like this one could make for a tuneful companion.
On sale for $8 (usually it’s $20), the two-ounce, neon-yellow Xit AXTCXNY Bluetooth Clip X speaker wirelessly streams tunes from your iPhone or Android phone, and you can clip it onto a backpack strap, your belt loop, a keychain, you name it. Don’t expect Bose-quality sound, but for eight bucks, it’s hard to complain. Read More
Lately, I’ve been noticing a surge in suspicious calls to my iPhone from Florida, and the callers always say the same thing: they claim that I have an unpaid debt that needs to be paid, and could they verify my social security number, please? Read More
Not only does this 128GB flash drive from SanDisk boast speedy USB 3.0 file transfers, it’s also so small that you’ll forget that it’s plugged into your laptop’s USB port. Oh, and it’s on sale!
Typically, ultra-small 128GB flash drives like this one retail for about $40, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see one that’s marked down to $30 or so. That’s why this SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB flash drive is such a steal at just $25. We’re only talking a one-day sale here, so snap it up now if you’re interested.
Even the swankiest hotel rooms can be stingy when it comes to power outlets, meaning your iPhone, iPad and other portable gadgets might have to compete for charging time. The solution? Bring along a USB wall charger like this one.
On sale for $18 (or half-off the $36 list price), the Syncwire USB Wall Charger boasts four fast-charging USB ports, perfect for charging multiple phones, tablets or other USB-powered gadgets from a single wall outlet. The 6.7-ounce Syncwire charger fits easily in a purse, backpack or suitcase side pocket, and it even comes with a trio of removable travel adapters, good for charging your gear in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Europe. Read More
Whether you want to turn lights on and off with your iPhone or control your sprinklers with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can join the “smart home” club without spending an arm and a leg.
Get the scoop on a Wi-Fi-enabled smart plug, a smoke alarm that sends alerts to your iPhone or Android phone, a smart thermostat that you can program using a touchscreen, a sprinkler system that adjusts its schedule according to the local forecast, and more. Read More
Expecting a refund from the tax man this year, but still no sign of a check in your mailbox? There’s a quick and easy way to check with the Internal Revenue Service about the status of your refund, including when it’ll be posted in the mail or dropped into your checking account. Read More