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Electronics & Tech for the Holidays

Ready to shop one of the most popular categories for the holidays with some of the hottest gift ideas? Then check out this awesome line-up of electronics and tech gear!

Help your friends and loved ones on your holiday list capture those precious memories - and print them in an instant with INSTAX!

With INSTAX mini LiPlay, the hybrid camera that offers instant print and digital technologies you can snap a photo and have it ready to show off in a matter of minutes. Offering small form with fun features including sound recording capability, integrated frames, remote shooting and smartphone printing. (Retail: $159.95)

If you'd rather print the photos you've captured with your cell phone you can do that too with the INSTAX mini Link. Connect the mini INSTAX printer seamlessly over Bluetooth to create fun prints to keep and share with family and friends. (Retail: $99.95)

Learn more and purchase Fujifilm products online.

The must-have WATERPROOF tech gadget designed for guys (or gals) who enjoy spending time on the slopes, in the water and in the great outdoors.  

Motorola Talkabout T600 H20 Two-Way Radios
The T600 H2O from Motorola Solutions is packed with top-of-the-line radio features, including the ability to float and a water-activated flashlight. The flashlight also includes a red LED to preserve night vision. With these exceptional capabilities, you can count on the T600 H2O to deliver reliable communications during your wildest adventures—whether by land or by sea you'll get NOAA weather updates and alerts. With a rugged, fully waterproof design, emergency features and a 35-mile range, the T600 H2O keeps you connected and protected during your extreme outdoor activities.

Learn more and purchase the Motorola Talkabout T600 H20 Two-Way Radios online.

For the music lovers out there JBL has you covered whether you like to listen individually or with a group of friends!

JBL Free
JBL Free truly wireless in-ear headphones deliver JBL Signature Sound in an intuitive, yet intelligent package. Completely free from wires and easy to use, the JBL Free is your flexible companion for calls, music and an active lifestyle. You get 24 hours of combined playback: 4hrs of continuous listening on the headphones plus 20 hours of backup from the smart charging case. Comfort Stay Secure Fit ergonomics with 3 ear-tip and 2 gel sleeve sizes provide a tailored fit for all day wear and active use. The splashproof worry free IPX5 certified design keeps the music playing through sunshine and rain. Step up your listening experience in three easy ways: (1) use one earbud for calls, (2) use two earbuds for immersive music and (3) add the gel sleeves for secure fit during workouts.

JBL Link 20
The JBL Link 20 is a voice activated portable speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled that delivers rich stereo sound. It has the Google Assistant built-in. It’s your own personal Google. Always ready to help. You can ask it questions. And tell it to do things. The more you use it, the more useful it gets. Just start with “Ok Google” – a simple voice request triggers your JBL Link 20 to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora and more. This compact speaker is powered by a 6000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 10 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime. Sporting durable, waterproof fabric materials, JBL Link 20 is ready to take the party everywhere. And with the Chromecast built-in, you can instantly start streaming to JBL Link 20 from your favorite music apps.

Learn more and purchase the JBL Free and JBL Link 20 online.

Bring back the nostalgia with Polaroid Pop and Mint cameras. Instantly snap, edit and print instantly all from one compact camera and printer in one. The Polaroid Pop measures 6" x 4" and prints 3.5" x 4.25" photos while the Polaroid Mint measures 4.6" x 3.1" and prints 2" x 3” photos. Both unique in their own way!

Polaroid Pop
Moments become memories-with just a pop! Giving your instant photos A ‘shake, shake, shake’ was all part of the magic, right? In hindsight, the ritual resulted in blurry blobs of color, and more photography ‘fails’ than 'wins. ’ now, you can enjoy Perfect color pictures faster and easier than before with the Polaroid POP instant print camera. This palm-sized gadget is one part contemporary, one part classic, delivering gorgeous 3. 5” x 4. 25” photos with the iconic Polaroid Border. Say goodbye to slow shutter speed, and stop flapping your pics only to find a fuzzy outcome. The camera may look like a cool little toy, but it boasts a ton of techie features designed for the digital age. In addition to awesome ZINK Zero Ink technology, HD video lets you film live GIFs, record sound, listen back, and save on a Micro SD card up to 128GB. Use the 3. 97” viewfinder and touchscreen display to add filters, borders, captions and stickers to your snaps before printing instantly. From Wi-Fi connectivity and built-in flash to digital zoom and photo booth mode, the new POP makes anything possible!

Polaroid Mint
The new Polaroid Mint Instant Print Camera turns the traditional camera on its head, literally! Featuring a vertical design that matches the way smartphone pictures are taken today, this modern take on the instant print camera produces high-quality photos that are vibrant and true to life. Polaroid Mint uses ZINK® Zero Ink™ technology for its photo printing process, eliminating the hassle of messy cartridges or ribbons to throw away or replace. Even better, the Polaroid Mint does all this in less than a minute. An automatic flash, integrated selfie-mirror, and three distinct picture modes make it easier than ever to capture those perfect moments. Take photos that print in an instant and last for a lifetime!

Learn more and purchase the Polaroid Pop and Polaroid Mint online.

The most important memories made in life deserve the most secure storage possible, but one would almost rather a lump of coal than have to navigate this on their own. Thankfully, you can enjoy Christmas carols and gingerbread while the Seagate One Touch SSD does all the work. Small as a credit card and designed with extra style, the One Touch SSD is a champ for editing, organizing, and directly streaming photos and videos.

Learn more and purchase Seagate products online.

Want to give the gift of peace of mind, or maybe give yourself the ability to open a garage door all from a smart device?  Do both of these and more with Genie’s Aladdin Connect smartphone connectivity. This WIFI garage door opener gives you power over your home by monitoring ones garage door status at all times. Perfect for letting in holiday guests without leaving the kitchen. Or monitoring when someone is going in and out of the garage when you're away visiting family for the holidays. If your garage door is opening or closing, Aladdin Connect will alert you – whether the user is authorized or not.

Learn more and purchase Genie Aladdin Connect online.

If creating and giving photo gifts is more your style then I highly suggest checking out Motif. With Motif you can create the perfect photo gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

Motif: Give the gift of memories with Motif, a free macOS photo extension and iOS app for iPhone and iPad that works natively within Apple Photos to create beautifully curated photo books, calendars and cards. Motif reviews your photos for composition, clarity and duplicates before presenting the perfect layout, crop and size, so you can create an amazing gift (in less than an hour!) that's sure to be cherished for a lifetime.

Learn more and purchase gifts created with Motif online.

All-in-one charging stations from Accell for the tech lover on your list!

Wireless Charge Pad – Features wireless charging for all compatible smartphones and other Qi compatible devices, without the need to plug your device into a wall charger or USB port; simultaneously charges up to five other devices with its USB ports and two additional electronics with 110V AC outlets. Complete with stand so you can view your device while it charges.

3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charger – One cable for three of your daily gadgets, charging your smartphone, Apple watch and Air pods simultaneously in a slim, stylish dock, providing easy cable management and ease of use. The double coil design allows users to place their phones in different orientation for easy charging. Place your phone on its side (landscape) or upright (portrait) and let the double coil charger keep you powered while viewing. Continue to cool the phone while charging to prevent over heating the phone and battery, providing safer charging and protect battery life with the built-in cooling fan.

Learn more and purchase products from Accell online.

Video Conversion and Audio Conversion products from VIDBOX enable you to transfer your old VHS, VHS-C, Beta and other analog format video, as well as cassette and phonograph records, to DVD and digital formats – thus saving space, organizing your collections and most importantly – Saving Your Precious Memories, and enabling you to share them!  Have your old football tapes, TV recorded games, or other old memories deteriorating, convert them now.

Perfect for gift giving, or a self purchase so you can convert videos for family members as a surprise gift this holiday season!

Learn more and purchase VIDBOX Video Conversion Suite online.

Whether as a gift for a loved one, or for your home iota is the perfect way to keep ones home safe when you're away. Perfect for those long holiday weekends when you're visiting family out of town!

abode iota All-in-One Security Kit
iota is an all-in-one home security device that includes built-in HD camera, motion sensor, and two-way voice. Wi-Fi capability means you can put iota almost anywhere in your home. This allows you to take advantage of its features by putting it in the spot that makes the most sense for you. To secure their home, homeowners can receive instant notifications to their smartphone if unexpected motion is detected, of if a door or window is opened unexpectedly. The iota’s built-in camera will take a photo of at the time of the event and send it to them, so homeowners can instantly discern if action is needed. iota also allows you to connect up to 160 smart devices so you can ensure every inch of your home is protected. To get started, simply purchase an iota starter kit and add devices as needed. Abode offers the option to add professional monitoring services if desired. With no commitment and no contract necessary, abode users have the option to turn on professional monitoring for a week, or 3-days for as little as $7.

Learn more and purchase the abode iota All-in-One Security Kit online.

Listen and charge in style with gear from ELLE! Fashionable Tech Accessories for your everyday lifestyle. Complete with their own fashion forward gift-box. Trust me using these will turn heads with that "where did you get those?", I know from experience!

Elle Bluetooth Earbuds
Listen to music on-the-go and in style with the Elle Bluetooth Earbuds. The ergonomic shape allows these earbuds to remain in place while you are at the beach, gym or on your commute. Get high quality stereo sound and look good at the same time with this glittery design. The Built-in microphone and Bluetooth technology lets you stream your music and answer phone calls wirelessly!

Elle Glitter 3 ft. Lightning Cable
With a fun & glittery design, the modernly designed Elle 3ft. USB Lightning Cable is fast, convenient and ready to sync and charge wherever life takes you! Simply use this cable at home, in the office or in your car on-the-go and you will be charged up in no time!

Learn more and purchase ELLE products online.
Use code STACT3 for 10% off your ENTIRE purchase!

For those that like to jazz up their phones with a little sparkle and bling Speck has your back!

Presidio Clear + Glitter (also available in non-glitter for those less fancy fellas)
Slim, two-layer clear case with dazzling glitter and 8-foot drop protection. A polycarbonate outer shell and inner IMPACTIUM™ CLEAR lining, molded together to form a one-piece case that absorbs and disperses shock. Raised bezel screen protection gives phone screen extra protection from scratching and shattering if your phone falls and lands face-down. Glitter crystals are embedded in the case's hard outer layer so they won't scratch or flake off. Special coating resists scratching and discoloring to keep case looking new longer. Designed to allow for Qi wireless charging. Speck® cases are independently lab-tested for multiple real-life situations, including extreme drops and temperatures, chemicals, antenna interference, cracks and abrasions, device bending, and more. Speck® backs each Presidio® CLEAR + GLITTER case with a lifetime warranty.

Flat, card-sized GrabTab attaches to the back of your phone and becomes a secure holding loop and a built-in phone stand — without adding bulk. GrabTab™ is a card-sized super-slim (3mm thick) accessory that gives you a secure way to hold your phone or stand it up for viewing — and also allows for wireless charging. Just stick GrabTab to the back of your phone and slide the flexible center strip until it locks in place. Slip your fingers through the loop to hold your phone comfortably while taking selfies, texting, and more. Turn your phone sideways, and the loop becomes a convenient stand for watching videos or hands-free chatting.

*On a side-note I tested out this case with a GrabTab on the back and can confirm that YES you can still wirelessly charge your phone! Something I wasn't able to do before with a PopSocket on the back!

Learn more and purchase these and other Speck products online.

myCharge HubPlus Universal
The newly redesigned myCharge HubPlus 6700mAh portable charger is truly the only powerbank you'll ever need. With integrated Apple® Lightning™ and micro-USB cables, as well as the newly added USB port, staying charged on the go has never been easier.  Boasting a 30% reduction in size, the HubPlus is more compact and portable than ever before. Just drop it in your purse or jacket pocket on the way out the door and you're set to charge all of your devices on the go. With the myCharge HubPlus carrying cables is a thing of the past!

Learn more and purchase myCharge products online.

You'll be the talk of every holiday party with hot new Apple Watch Bands and Silicon Rings from Groove Life. Made with purpose, to inspire adventure and to give back to the world. Until I tried my Groove Watch Band an Silicone Ring I never knew how refreshing it could feel to have total breathability and comfort. The breathable Apple watch band has quickly become my favorite it's so comfortable, and might I mention fashionable! I never thought I would like wearing a silicone ring either, but to my surprise it's quite comfortable and sometimes I even forget it's on it's so lightweight.

Groove Watch Bands
Say goodbye to sweaty wrists while wearing a Groove Watch Band. Tons of watch bands claim to breathe... ours actually does. We took it to the next level by incorporating our cutting-edge, patented Grooves. Our exclusive designs and technology keep your wrists dry and rash free by bringing air in and keeping moisture out. The Premium Elastomer Blend keeps your watch band flexible and comfortable while maintaining a high level of durability. If you value performance, durability, and individual style, this is the watch band for you!

Groove Silicone Rings
Our high-tech grooves provide an unmatched level of breathability and comfort. Engineered to keep air in and moisture out, you can't go wrong with this ring. The medical grade silicone keeps your ring flexible while maintaining a durability that other silicone rings can't compete with. This ring is the perfect choice to replace your old metal ring.

Learn more and purchase Groove Life Watch Bands & Silicone Rings online.

To infinity and beyond....okay maybe not that far. But you can fly a pretty good distance with the Infinity NX - Live Streaming Video Drone from Wicked Uncle. I mean let's be honest it's every man's dream to take over the skies, or at least pretend to for a little while. And now they can.

Infinity NX - Live Streaming Video Drone
Hi-tech, smart phone compatible drone with a live streaming camera and intuitive controls for beginner and expert pilots. This sleek drone does everything - live-streamed photos and videos, 6-axis gyro, auto hover, waypoint planning, and more. The G-sensor Mode allows you to fly tilting your phone. Chart an automated course using the app and set the drone to autopilot. With features like one-key return, auto-takeoff and landing, altitude-hold, and front and rear LEDs, beginners and experts will get a crash course in drone tech.

Learn more and purchase the Infinity NX - Live Streaming Video Drone online.

Ever had one of those mornings you almost didn't wake up to your alarm? Well worry no more with the Sonic Bomb slipped under your pillow! It's compact yet it packs quite the vibration. It's even portable so it's perfect for all those upcoming holiday travels.

The Sonic Bomb Wireless Vibration Alarm
As the most powerful bed shaker in the universe, the Sonic Bomb Wireless Vibration Alarm is like a shark about to sneak up on you. The force of the vibration alarm shake will shock you awake quickly and your feet will be moving as you run to start your day. Just like the shark is king of the seas, this wireless alarm stands as the king of all vibrating alarms.

The Sonic Bomb Wireless Vibration Alarm Features:
The universe's most powerful bed shaker
Connects wirelessly to your smartphone
Set multiple alarms and notifications with an easy-to-use app
User-selectable alarm duration from 15 seconds to 10 minutes
User-selectable snooze time from five to 30 minutes
The user chooses their vibration pattern and strength
Turn off the alarm sound on your phone, only use the vibrator
Name the alarms
Customize the different alerts you want from Gmail to text message

Learn more and purchase the Sonic Bomb Wireless Vibration Alarm online.
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