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Walking in a Wireless Wonderland

by Paul Strauss

This post sponsored by Best Buy

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to hunker down and get our shopping done. But there are so many choices in the market these days, it’s hard to decide what to buy. We’re here to help, with a list of 10 gadget gifts which not only are great on their own, but help cut the cord, and move us towards a truly wireless world.

Google Chromecast
This tiny, inexpensive, easy-to-use gadget plugs into the HDMI port on your TV set, and allows you to stream HD content from Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu, and the Google Play store. you can browse and control content using apps on your iOS or Android smartphone, or via Chrome on your Windows PC or Mac. [Buy]

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Canon PowerShot SX280 Camera
In addition to providing great image quality in a pocket-sized point-and-shoot, this compact 12.1-megapixel, 1080p/60 camera offers wireless connectivity, so you can quickly share images on social networks, or send them to your PC, iOS or Android device. Plus, with a Wi-Fi compatible printer, you can print images directly from the camera. [Buy]

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mobile Phone
Arguably the best mobile phone on the market today, the Android Jelly Bean powered Galaxy S4 has a gorgeous 5-inch, 1920×1080 Super AMOLED display, a 13-megapixel camera, and is powered by a lightning-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz quad-core processor. 4G LTE connectivity ensures fast connections wherever you go, and a built-in mobile hotspot allows you to tether up to four other devices and share the S4’s connection. [Buy]

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Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless Music System
A great sounding, compact wireless speaker, the Sonos PLAY:1 can stream digital music in just about any format you can throw at it. The awesome Sonos Controller app lets you switch between your music library, and services like Rhapsody, Amazon, SiriusXM, Pandora and Spotify from a single interface on your smartphone or tablet. Connect more than one PLAY:1 to create a whole house audio system, or pair two for stereo sound. [Buy]

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Logitech K750 Solar Wireless Keyboard
Say goodbye to changing batteries with Logitech’s solar rechargeable keyboard. This thin, lightweight keyboard can run for up to three months in total darkness, and even a small amount of ambient light from a window or desk lamp will keep the wireless keyboard running indefinitely. Also available in white for Mac users. [Buy]

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Samsung HW-F450 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer ($299.99)
Crank up the volume of your living room TV with Samsung’s slimline home theater sound system. Adds a room-filling 80 watt- per-channel of power to movies, video games and TV shows, and thundering bass thanks to its 120-watt wireless active subwoofer. Its Dolby Digital and DTS decoders help create depth without the need for rear speakers. As a bonus, it works as a Bluetooth speaker too. [Buy]

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ASUS RT-AC66R Wireless AC-Gigabit Router
I’ve been using this router in my house for a while now, and it’s the first wireless router I’ve used that manages to blast through every wall and difficult to reach spot on all three stories of my home, providing excellent range without need for network extenders. Offering state of the art 802.11AC capability, it’s lightning fast on devices that support the new standard, and rock solid and fast with 802.11a/b/g/n devices as well. [Buy]

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ZTE Verizon Jetpack 4G/3G Mobile Hotspot (Free w/2-year contract)
This pocket-sized, 3.5″ square gadget lets you share a single 4G LTE connection with up to 10 devices, or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices.Great for traveling, it provides up to five hours of use per charge, and works with 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi devices. [Buy]

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Seagate – Wireless Plus 1TB Mobile Device Storage
Transport a huge volume of movies, music, games, and other files on this portable file server, which not only allows you to wirelessly share files with up to eight users, it can stream content to DLNA-enabled TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles. Offers up to 10 hours of use per charge when used wirelessly, it can also connect directly via its USB 3.0 port. [Buy]

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SOL REPUBLIC x Motorola -Tracks Air Wireless Headphones
Listen to your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or media player via these high quality, full-ear headphones. They work from up to 150 feet away, and work for up to 15 hours on a charge. Built in dual microphones let you make and receive phone calls, and you can simultaneously connect to two devices – for example a tablet for games, and a smartphone for answering calls. Plus, they pair instantly with NFC-enabled gadgets. [Buy]

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” Technabob received compensation for writing it, however, we only recommend products or services we find newsworthy or have used personally, and believe will be good for our readers.

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