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Graduating Gamers 2022: Top GEEKY Gifts for the Upcoming Holidays

posted Thursday May 5, 2022 by PLUGHITZ Live Staff

If you know a gamer who is graduating this year, you're aware of how hard it can be to find the perfect gift. Your loved gamer has probably played video games for years and has everything they need, right? Not entirely true! There are plenty of great gifts out there for gamers, no matter their level of experience.

Top 5 Geeky Gifts For The Upcoming Holidays

Here are our top geeky gifts for the upcoming holidays; keep reading!

Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass are the best deals in gaming. For as little as $9.99 per month, you can get access to hundreds of games, including Microsoft Studios releases on the day they release. Or, for $14.99 per month, you can get this experience on both PC and Console, plus cloud streaming on your phone, computer, tablet, or Valve Steam Deck. For the gamer in your life,there truly is no better way to expand their catalog without breaking the bank.

Xbox Game Pass is available for $9.99 per month. PC Game Pass is available for $9.99 per month. Game Pass Ultimate is available for $14.99 per month. New users can try it for just $1 for the first month.

NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition is a tiny replica of the revolutionary NES, which debuted in 1985. Simply connect the NES Classic Edition to your television, grab that gray controller from the box, and enjoy the nostalgia. Now, with its four Suspend Point slots for each game, you can save your progress. Available for $59.99.

Razer Enki X - Black Gaming Chair

This gaming chair has a built-in lumbar arch and optimized cushion density. It's designed for all-day comfort, so it'll support your back even during long hours of sitting. With comfort, your gaming skills will have a chance to shine. Available for $299.99.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

With Mario Kart Live Home Circuit, you can relive your favorite Mario Kart moments in your house! You'll be able to manage Mario, Luigi, and all the other legendary racers on the most personalized track possible - your own home! Available for $99.99.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

It's not only about the visuals. You can have the greatest sound quality possible with the SteelSeries Arctis Pro wireless gaming headset. They have a lightweight design and will give high-quality lossless audio. Available for $349.99 in black and white.

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Father's Day 2022: Top GEEKY Gifts for the Upcoming Holidays

posted Thursday May 5, 2022 by PLUGHITZ Live Staff

Father's Day is just around the corner, and if you're anything like us, you've been scrambling to find the perfect gift for a special dad in your life. So, we got you if you're looking for the top geeky gifts for the upcoming holidays.

Top GEEKY Gifts for Upcoming Holidays

We've found something for every type of dad out there, from the latest gadgets to vintage items. So sit back, relax, and keep reading!

Spider-Man Comics Collection

This incredible collection of classic comics includes a recreation of The Amazing Spider-Man #1, which will be a hit with dedicated Spider-Man fans. This beautiful collection is available for $125.

Waatr Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

If that remarkable man in your life has a thing for hydration and tech, this will be a showstopper for them. Waatr's products are some of the most advanced purification units in the world. These self-cleaning water bottles have dual-mode water purification, hydration reminders, and 100,000,000X purification against bacteria, viruses, spores, etc.

If you're not looking for a bottle itself, Waatr offers HydroCap. This product fits all major brands of wide-mouth bottles like Hydro Flask, Hydro Cell, ThermoFlask, and others. The Hydrocap has patented spatially placed UV-C LEDs that enhance purification against bio-contaminants. It also has a UV-C safety sensor, a Li-Ion battery, and an intelligent power management system.

You can get the newer Waatr bottle or HydroCap directly from the company. You can also get the original CrazyCap products, including the LYT bottle, on the company website or from Amazon. Products start at $49 and range through $189.

Pro-Tech Toolkit

The iFixit Pro-tech toolkit is the perfect gift for a gadget lover. A team of experts who have years of experience fixing gadgets developed it. It has all the tools you need to take on any tech project, including 64 screwdriver bits and custom opening tools. All of the equipment is neatly placed in a polycarbonate case and a sturdy canvas roll. iFixit backs up its excellent design with a lifetime warranty. Available for $69.99.

LifeJacket Jolt Waterproof Portable Speaker

LifeJacket Jolt Bluetooth Speaker by Altec Lansing is a new and improved model of the LifeJacket Jolt wireless speaker. The company designed it with an effective, long-lasting, and robust technology that Altec Lansing is known for and new exciting features. With its Qi wireless charging, you'll be able to charge your smartphone while listening to music!

Worrying about the elements? Not when your LifeJacket Jolt is with you since it has an IP67 waterproof seal. With 30-hour battery life, a 100-foot wireless distance, and voice integration allowing you to use your Siri or Google Voice Assistant via Bluetooth on your smartphone, it's ideal for any outdoor adventure. This will be a wonderful tech present for any music lover.

Thr LifeJacket Jolt family is available from $59.99 to $199.99.

SHOKZ OpenRun Headphones

The OpenRun headphones are one of the lightest options available on the market. They're designed to keep you aware and motivated while you work out. The OpenRun comes in two sizes to ensure a comfortable fit and greater mobility. These have an IP67 certification, which means they're completely sweating and waterproof to handle rigorous exercise and harsh weather. Although, these aren't intended for swimming.

The OpenRun is available for $129.95 and the OpenRun Pro is available for $179.95.

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Mother's Day 2022: Top GEEKY Gifts for the Upcoming Holidays

posted Thursday May 5, 2022 by PLUGHITZ Live Staff

Mother's Day is coming, and you must find the perfect gift for the remarkable geeky woman in your life. You want to get her something that celebrates her love of all things nerdy, but you don't want to break the bank.

Top 6 Geeky Gifts For Upcoming Holidays: Mother's Day

Here are some top geeky gifts for upcoming holidays and make mom smile on her special day. Keep reading!

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

If you want the ideal gift for a coffee addict, you just found it. This mug warmer from Ember lets you choose the temperature of your drink. You can pick a temperature that is comfortable for you while you work. Available starting at $129.95.

ThunderBs 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Station

If convenience is what you're aiming for, wireless chargers are a go-to. This charging station will make their room feel more modern and high-tech. Available for $37.99.

Logitech Pop Keys and Pop Mouse

Logitech's new retro-style POP keyboard and mouse set are very cute. Their keyboard costs $100, and the mouse is $40.

The PhoneSoap Phone Sanitizer & Charger

This phone sanitizer will get rid of 99.9% of all the bacteria on your phone and other items like keys and credit cards. It fits most phones, so your mom can use it with ease. Available for $79.99.

Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Tracker in Lilac

The FitBit is one of the top sellers. It monitors heart rate, calories burned, how far someone walks or runs, and more. The FitBit will even track sleep patterns so people can hopefully get a better night's sleep.

This tracker has a battery life of up to 5 days. That means you won't have to worry about charging it every day. It's also waterproof and can give you your calendar alerts and regular calls and texts. You can find it in purple and black. Available for $165.

Dyson Table Fan

This top-selling table fan is extremely quiet and has 15 different fan settings that can be altered using a remote control. Keep your mom comfortable and relaxed, especially when trying to sleep. Remember, summer's coming! Standard table fans start at $369 and air purifiers start at $353.

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The most effective password managers to use on desktop and mobile

posted Tuesday Apr 26, 2022 by PLUGHITZ Live Staff

If your privacy and security concern you, it's understandable that you're trying to find external tools to help you, like password managers. These apps or software will allow you to manage all of your passwords and sensitive information in one place.

Top 9 trusted password managers to use

Here, we'll go through the top 9 most trusted password managers you can find in the tech world. Keep reading and start getting prepared!


LastPass is one of the most popular options and has various features. It has both a free and premium version. The premium version offers features like being able to share passwords with others and having access to an emergency contact.

The main disadvantage of LastPass is that it stores your passwords on their servers. This means that if someone hacks the company, your passwords could be compromised.


Bitwarden is a great password manager and offers both a free and premium version. The free version includes features like unlimited passwords, autofill, and sharing. The premium version offers additional features, like a portable Windows version that you can install on a flash drive and extensions for 8 different browsers.

The main disadvantage of Bitwarden is that it has basic desktop software. Also, the mobile apps can't fill out credit card numbers or any other non-login data automatically.


Keeper is affordable and has different features. There are both free and paid versions. The premium version offers features like being able to monitor the internet for someone using your data without permission. It also gives 10GB of secure cloud storage.


1Password has been working to ensure that its non-Apple users aren't left behind. The Windows app now has the same features as the Mac app and 1Password's first Linux app.

The Android and iOS mobile apps are not as versatile as the desktop interfaces, but they are still easy to use. They both support autofill. The Android and iOS mobile apps also have excellent stand-alone browser extensions for Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari.


KeePass is an excellent option because it's open-source and free. It stores your passwords on your computer, so you don't need an internet connection to access them.

The main disadvantage of KeePass is that it doesn't have a built-in password generator, which can make creating strong passwords difficult.


Blur is a service that helps protect your privacy. It also has a password manager; this password manager is good, but it might be a bit more expensive than the other ones. Its mobile apps are out-of-date and hard to use, but Blur does a good job of keeping your data private.


RoboForm has been around for a while, but its new web interface and mobile apps are modern and easy to use. The desktop app still feels a bit outdated, but it's still very good at filling out forms.

RoboForm has many features, like password sharing, two-factor authentication, and a password generator. The free tier is good and includes most of the features RoboForm offers. However, it doesn't let you sync your passwords between multiple devices.


support. It also has excellent desktop software. The best part about Dashlane is its bulk password changer. This feature has been recently overhauled and can reset hundreds of passwords simultaneously.


NordVPN developed NordPass, a trusted password manager. It has all the basics, and it's simple to use. You can also use biometrics to log in on the desktop app.

Retired options

Sometimes software goes away, even when that software is great. Here's an example of a password manager that is recently retired but is still worth mentioning.


The parent company of Myki announced in March 2022 that all Myki's software would stop working on April 10, 2022. However, the information below about this password manager can help you understand how the system used to work and why it was a popular option.

Myki was a great password manager because it's completely free and easy to use. It stored data on your phone, so you didn't need an internet connection to access them.

The main disadvantage of Myki is that it didn't have desktop software or extension. However, it was ideal for those who didn't want their personal info on Myki's database. While the service is currently gone, the company suggested that something similar will be back in the future.

We want to thank each and every one of you for choosing MYKI and growing with us as a company. We are confident that you will encounter our products again in the future albeit under a different shape or form.


Today Show's Gift Guide Review

posted Friday Dec 17, 2021 by PLUGHITZ Live Staff

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.

Today Show's Gift Selection

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.

HidrateSpark PRO

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.

Not Recommended

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.

PLUGHITZ Live: Reliable Content, Reliable Reviews

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!


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