The team reacts to the Holiday Gift Guides from popular publications, responding to what looks interesting and what should be skipped.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 for Tweens from Toy Insider.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 from BuzzFeed.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 from Engadget (via Yahoo).
It's that time of year - Black Friday season. While Black Friday used to be the day after Thanksgiving, in recent years it has expanded into a whole season. Starting this week through the next few weeks, products ranging from processors to clothing are going to be on sale. Finding the best prices can be a real pain, but Avram and the Tom's Hardware team have been spending their time rounding up the best deals so you don't have to. The site has a general roundup, as well as dedicated pages for monitors, computers, SSDs, and more.
Of course, there are other ways to find the best deals on the internet. No group can find everything, so Avram has a few other great ways to find hidden gems. If you are looking for PC components, one of Avram's favorite places to check is on Reddit at /r/buildapcsales/. This board is a place where users can post about deals they have found. Crowdsourcing data collection at its best, bringing extra value to your holiday shopping needs.
If you are looking for a specific part, component, or accessory, then you might want to check out PCPartPicker. We have discussed this site in the past, as it is the best way to design and build a computer. You can search for components and create a PC with compatible parts. But, there is also a feature where you can see recent price drops, sorted by category. Sometimes you'll find small discounts, like $2 off of an Aerocool PC case. Other times, you'll find bigger deals, like $150 off of the JBL Quantum One headset. It all depends on what you're hoping to find.
Of course, you'll want to keep checking back with Tom's Hardware and these alternate sites, as prices, deals, and availability are constantly changing.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 for creators from The Verge.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 from Autoblog.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 from POPSUGAR.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 from The New York Times.
Here are the products we thought were the most interesting from the Holiday Gift Guide 2021 from the Today Show.
Known for making guides for many different product categories and events, the Today Show finally published their gift guide for this year's holidays. Want to know which items are featured here? Keep reading.
We'll go through worthy products and others you might want to give a second thought. Also, we'll provide insights and real opinions about the items, so you don't find yourself in a panic when it comes to choosing which gifts fit your budget.
This brief review covers items like the LG Speaker XBOOM Bluetooth Speaker, Bedside smartphone vase and charger, HidrateSpark PRO, STM Dux Plus for Apple iPad, the Apple AirPods Pro, Xbox Series S, and the Wristcam Modular Camera Smartband for Apple Watch.
Take a look at the Today Show's product selection for this year's holidays.
LG Speaker XBOOM Bluetooth Speaker
This speaker is pretty decent for its price (under $50). Still, there are some other great options like the Altec Lansing Mini LifeJacket, which tends to be a better deal most of the time. Purchase it here.
It's a great choice for outdoorsy people; they'd truly enjoy it. Buy yours here.
Apple AirPods Pro
If you or the one receiving the gift are Apple fans, it's a great option, although other good options can fit your budget (and your expectations). Get yours here.
Xbox Series S
It's an easier model to find, but the Xbox Series X is a greater choice if a console is what you're looking for. Purchase your Xbox here.
STM Dux Plus for Apple iPad
It's too pricey for a generic case you can find and customize in even a small case store. See the product here.
Wristcam Modular Camera Smartband for Apple Watch
A stalker camera will never be the best option. You probably don't even want to toy with the idea; just avoid it. Read more about it here.
PhotoSpring 10 Frame
It's hard to believe that this product is still on the market, to be honest. See it here.
Find the whole list separated into sections according to the price of the products at PLUGHITZ Live's show, PLUGHITZ Live Presents; in our complete blind reaction lead by Scott Ertz and Allante Sparks, you'd find options under $50, $100, and $200 bucks, and over those prices too.
Don't miss out on any of these possible gifts!
You'll surely find something that meets expectations and your budget in the Today Show's gift guide. Our hosts provide an extended and detailed opinion of each product that will definitely help you find the right one! Make informed decisions and choose the perfect gifts for your loved ones!read more...
The New York Times is clearly up-to-date with the current news and products, but is their selection a hit or miss? Keep reading and find out which products they consider top-notch.
You'll find gifts like the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen), Google Nest Audio speaker, Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug (KP400), JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass, Google Chromecast, and more; a lot more.
Don't let any detail slip away by reading our brief review of some of these products. Don't miss out on our insights!
Let's find out if the products they selected for this gift guide are worth your time and money!
Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen)
The small screen is good in certain aspects, while the Echo Show 10 is better in others. It depends on what you're looking for, but those two styles could work for anyone. Purchase it here.
Google Nest Audio Speaker
It's a great choice if you don't own an Alexa. Get yours here.
Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug (KP400)
Kasa constantly makes some good stuff. This one, in particular, is good because this is one of the less expensive outdoor smart power adapters. So that's pretty cool. Get your Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug here.
JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass
The JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass could seem a bit overpriced, but this product is actually quite solid. You can get yours here.
It's a great deal for a Google home. If you have everything linked and saved in Google, then this product will make your home's management so much easier and simple! Purchase yours here.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo
Other products are more worthy than this one. You can replace it easily with the Audio-Technica AT-LPW40WN if you're looking for quality or with the Crosley if you're into the retro feel. See it here.
Sonos Roam Bluetooth Speaker
The New York Times provided a solid list of products that you'll either love or hate. However, you can check PLUGHITZ Live's show, PLUGHITZ Live Presents. Here, our hosts Allante Sparks and Scott Ertz, discuss the whole guide.
They provide valuable insight regarding these products; we're sure you'd have a better understanding of each one if you tune in to our show. Your mindset needs to be ready for this season of giving. Are you prepared?
In this complete review, you'll hear about products like the Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet, Ducky One 2 SF, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, Apple Watch Series 7, 9th-gen iPad, Bose 700, Pixel 5a, and the EarFun Free 2.
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PopSugar is known to be a media and technology company, so the public highly anticipated their gift guide for this year's holidays. Now that it's here, let's take a look at it.
From the Loftie Alarm Clock, an Infinity Mirror LED Wireless Speaker, and the Courant Catch:3 Classics Charging Station, to the Amazon Echo Show 10 and Urbanista Los Angeles Headphones; PopSugar had a mix of products.
Keep reading to find a brief review of each of these products. Find out if they're worth your money!
Are the products listed by PopSugar worth it? Let's see!
Infinity Mirror LED Wireless Speaker
This is a great option to give; probably no one would say no to having one of these speakers. It has a reflective coating and a color-changing glow that gives a starry effect across your surroundings. It also uses a wireless connection to stream your music. Purchase it here.
Amazon Echo Show 10
It's a fantastic present for yourself, especially if you're thinking about your home. The screen is larger; you can video call friends and family, making smart home management simpler. It's the ideal kitchen buddy, and it's designed to keep your personal information private. Get yours here.
Courant Catch: 3 Classics Charging Station
Loftie Alarm Clock
It's just a clock, its appeal is almost zero and, to be honest, you could buy another phone just to check the time for the same price. $149 for an alarm clock is insane. Anything else seems better. See it here. Seriously - anything else.
Urbanista Los Angeles Headphones
To be honest with you, nowadays, it's not worth spending this kind of money on an unknown brand of headphones. You can get other well-known, quality brands for the same price or less. Learn more about them here. Try Monster or Sony for the same price.
You can find the whole review of PopSugar's gift guide by tuning in with Scott Ertz and Allante Sparks. PLUGHITZ Live's show, PLUGHITZ Live Presents, brings you the best reviews for this holiday season so you can make smart decisions when you start purchasing your gifts.
With insights and honest thoughts on the products, our hosts won't leave anything out. If you're ever hesitant, check our episode, and we'll clear those doubts in no time! We're ready for this season; are you? Don't wait until too late to start searching for the right gifts for you or your loved ones!read more...
Autoblog brings more than just car news this time. Since holidays are around the corner, everyone is making their wish list - or in this case, their gift guides.
If you want to know if the items on this list are worth the hype, keep reading. Below you'll find a brief review of the products Autoblog chose for their gift guide this year.
You'll find some products like the Hot Wheels Track Builder Barrel Box, the VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam, Tamiya Volkswagen Replica RC Cars, the LEGO Porsche 911 Model Building Kit, and even more for the little ones (or yourself).
Keep reading; don't let the details pass you by!
These are the items Autoblog chose for their gift guide this 2021.
Hot Wheels Track Builder Barrel Box
It may not look like a hot item at first sight, but it could work for kids, clearly. The price can make you think twice about getting it, but in the end, it serves its purpose to entertain and keep the kid busy. Purchase it here.
VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam
We're looking at a potential hit, one that even adults wonder how it works. The company that develops this product is known in the industry for making solid kids' versions of real things. The VTech kids learning laptops were by far the best of their type. The name might need a little fix, but that's all. Buy it here!
Tamiya Volkswagen Replica RC Cars
It might be pricey, but it's one of the better-looking replicas of Volkswagens in the market, so they have that on their side. Find your Volkswagen replica here.
LEGO Porsche 911 Model Building Kit
Lego is doing some crazy stuff right now. They had to stop resting on their patent and start doing unique and creative things. So they have been licensing some wild stuff, and this LEGO Porsche is super cool. Purchase the LEGO Porsche here.
Autoblog sure gave us a thoughtful list this year. Still, real and honest reviews are always essential to better understand certain products. Head to PLUGHITZ Live Presents, and catch up with our hosts Scott Ertz and Allante Sparks to dive deep into details and insights.
In our extended review, you'll find more information about products like the Hot Wheels UnleashedKindle Paperwhite, Costway 12V BMW 507 Licensed Electric Kids Ride On Retro Car, DJI Mini 2, and the Dr. Squatch Men's Soap Variety Pack.
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The Verge is reliable when it comes to their gift guide, but is this new edition worth it? You'll find some highly known products for their quality and others that leave you expecting more.
From Elgato GameCapture HD60 S+, Sony A6600, DJI Ronin SC2 gimbal, and Shure MV7; to Philips Hue Smart Lightstrip Plus Base Kit, Wacom One drawing tablet, Aputure MV Video Light, and Keychron K6 Mechanical Keyboard; you'll find a bit of everything tech-related in this list.
Check them out below with a brief review from us! Be ready to spend some bucks this holiday season, but make sure you don't regret it!
These are the items that made us take a second look at The Verge's gift guide
Ikea Gaming Hand
The IKEA Gaming Hand is unusual; we're not going to lie. It's very weird, but we're not going to knock it off because depending on what aesthetic you have (maybe for a streaming studio) it might be appropriate. Purchase it here.
Elgato Game Capture HD60 S+
For simple stuff, it is industry standard. The Verge does specify that this is the high-end capture card. So there are other versions, like the HD60. This is the one that does 4k 30. The S does 1080P 60, then the HD 6, and there's an HD 30 that does 1080P 30. Elgato is good overall when it comes to standard capture cards. Buy it here!
Wacom One Drawing Tablet
The Wacom One Drawing Tablet. In our opinion, Wacom is the industry standard. When you think of doing anything professionally, this is the one that everybody uses. Purchase your Wacom here.
LaCie Rugged Mini 2TB
ALWAYS try to avoid LaCie because of their high failure rate. Honestly, nothing stands out about this product; you'll save more money avoiding purchasing it than buying it. They just don't work, even if you beg them to. Learn more here. Consider a Seagate or Western Digital instead.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack v2
Nanoleaf Shapes Triangle Smarter Kit
Find an extended version of this review in PLUGHITZ Live's show, PLUGHITZ Live Presents. You'll find all you need to know about the products mentioned above and even more by tuning in with our hosts Scott Ertz and Allante Sparks. They provide insights and honest thoughts like no others.
You'll find more details of products like the Adobe CC subscription, Neewer Green Screen, the Logitech StreamCam, Shure MV7 Microphone, the Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard, and more at PLUGHITZ Live Presents!
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It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas, and Engadget knows it. They finally put out their gift guide, and it has something for everyone.
Get to know some of the products included in the guide like the Aeropress Go, Blink Indoor cam, Cosori Gooseneck Electric Kettle, Govee Glide Wall Light, Illuminated Dreamz custom TikTok sign, the J-Lab Go Air Pop, and more!
Keep reading and start calculating your budget for this years' gifts, don't leave anyone off of your list!
These are some items that stood out, for good or bad, from Engadget's gift guide. Learn more about them.
AeroPress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press
The AeroPress Go travel coffee press makes smooth, delicious coffee without bitterness. It's great for your home or traveling since it's versatile and portable. This product is easy and convenient! Get it here.
Govee Glide Wall Light
It reacts to your music and has amazing multi-color lighting with dynamic light effects. It also has a powerful app and voice controls to help you really use it. Buy it here. For more interesting lighted wall art, check out the Monster Smart Illuminessence Prism.
What Do You Meme?
This item is meant for people over 17 years old. Its new version is based on TikTok, and it'll surely make any get-together a blast! Find it here.
Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition
A trendy and amazing product - and it has kitty ears! With Bluetooth 5.0 and a beamforming microphone, hands down, it's an incredible headset to own. Purchase them here.
Custom TikTok Sign
Honestly, why? The price is a hard pass. If you have an eye on this gift, you may want to reconsider it. Learn more here.
Kasa Smart Plug HS103P2
Lexar Professional 2000x 64GB SDXC
On PLUGHITZ Live's show, PLUGHITZ Live Presents, we think it's important to give honest reviews regarding highly anticipated products. You can trust our hosts and their insights on the industry to help you have the whole picture when getting a certain item.
Interested in knowing more about the products mentioned above? Expand on them and others like the Logitech C922, Nanlite LitoLite TC mini LED panel, Rode VideoMic Go, Razer Krazen (W/EARS), Roku Ultra, King Bee, and more. Head up to our site and watch the full episode of our hosts' blind reaction to Engadget's gift guide.read more...
This year there's no excuse not to get yourself or someone you love an amazing present! BuzzFeed provided us with their gift guide. In this piece, you'll find some of the products that stood out and a brief review of them.
Take a look at the trendiest items for these special dates and get your wallet ready! You'll find products like the light-up word clock, the lightsaber chopsticks, a sleeping eye mask, fidget rings, chicken nugget-inspired soaps, an adult coloring book, and a starry night stake. Interested? Keep reading!
Adjust your seatbelts, and let's get started with what we recommend and what's a hard pass!
Chicken Nugget Inspired Soaps
It's a fun way to make the little ones wash their hands and play around in the bathtub. It would be something to point out if you take them to work too! You can purchase them here.
Chalkboard Ceramic Mug
Fun and customizable for everyone that knows how to hold a mug properly. Sublimation in mugs is so yesterday. Get it here.
Adult Coloring Book
It may not seem useful, but it's a great option to just take a breath and do something out of the ordinary. It has a great appeal for adults, differentiating it from kids' coloring books. Get them here.
These chopsticks definitely aren't a disappointment. When you see them in person, you'll see that your money was worth spending. It's a fun way to eat your favorite takeout - and you can also collect them! Get yours here.
Scratch-Off Sticky Notes
A pretty and fun version of the neon sticky notes we're used to. They can be a good option, but they're nothing new. See them here.
Light-Up Word Clock
If you, or your loved one, like aesthetic pieces, this can be a good choice. However, the white color that lights the words isn't bright enough to distinguish them from the others, making this clock hard to read. See the product here.
At PLUGHITZ Live's show, PLUGHITZ Live Presents, you can find everything you need to know about the products mentioned above and even more by tuning in with Scott Ertz and Allante Sparks. Our hosts provide their unique take on these products listed by BuzzFeed, giving you a truthful insight.
In the complete review, you'll find more products the original BuzzFeed gift guide mentioned, like the rotating timer, toothpaste cap, cheeky candle, and a coffee mug warmer. Don't miss out on any details, and start filling your wish list!read more...
It's the holiday season, and Toy Insider has already made its gift guide available, but are these products worth it?
From plushies and Tamagotchis to pinball machines, this guide has a little bit of everything. Take a glance at the things you can gift, ask for, or avoid here. Christmas has never felt this exciting! Read about the gift guide and find a review of it below. We aim to provide trustworthy content with honest thoughts from consumers as well.
They may not be precisely part of the tech world, but these products solidify fun! Here are the ones Toy Insider featured on their guide, based on what we recommend or not.
Among Us 16-inch Super Soft Plush
This is expected to be popular, for sure. The game was a surprise during lockdown when it had its boom. Everyone enjoyed the "who's the killer" narrative, and now, the plush will surely impact the market. Find this product here.
This is an educational and artsy robot that's programmable. Although it's a little pricey ($109.99), it may be worth it if you can give it a proper use. You can purchase this product here.
Battlebots Arena Max
The new arena design is 50 percent bigger than before, with an interlocking floor tile assembly, greater combat space, and new interactive elements. Although this product would've been a hit 10 years ago, it's a great flashback for adults, and it can become a favorite for children today. Get your Battlebots Arena Max here.
Game Builder Garage
Nintendo's Game Builder Garage seems pretty solid. It's a game that allows you to build your own video game for Nintendo Switch and comprehend the ABC of visual programming in a fun way. Find your Game Builder Garage here.
Mario Party Superstars
Also, a big hit from Nintendo, this version of Mario Party could be the best they've put out in decades! It's truly phenomenal and definitely worth buying. Purchase Mario Party Superstars here.
Smartivity Pinball Machine
This is an interesting product. It includes everything you'll need to build a working pinball machine. It'll surely be something you can show off. Get this product here.
Tamagotchi is back with a new generation! Although, you'd probably regret this purchase. Get it here.
Coding Charms, 15 Science Experiments, Coding for Kids
This product is a bit confusing since it claims to be about coding; however, it appears to be just a crafting toy. It's supposed to teach coding while you make keychains - a first. Learn more here.
Tiny TV Classics
This product seems a bit unnecessary; think about it: a TV with clips of your favorite shows, the ones you can easily find on streaming platforms. Learn more about it here.
If the list above isn't enough and you want to know the rest of the options, we're glad to redirect you to the place where you can find the entire guide and a great review: PLUGHITZ Live Presents. Get everything you need to know about Toy Insider's gift guide!
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