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If your name isn’t William, and you don’t need a gift for a dude named William, I can’t imagine why you’d buy a Willy Care grooming kit. I mean, I know it’s a common name and all, but are there really enough Willies out…

The Briefcase: Crosley gets a bad rap. Sure, they’re a budget record player manufacturer, but their styling is certainly on-point and their gear is a lot more accessible than some of the competition. This handsome briefcase-style turntable is not just a capable player; it also features USB connectivity so you can plug it into your PC or Mac. That means you could feasibly use it to rip your records to digital, if you wanted.

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Dive into the world of virtual reality with this cutting-edge headset by HTC. Provided you have a beefy PC capable of handling virtual reality games, this headset can transport you to any fantasy world your mind can come up with. The included wireless controllers will have you tripping out by being able to see your own hands in-game.

ZENTA is a wearable for your wrist that tracks a number of bodily diagnostics from stress, your heart rate and sleeping patterns but also looks very pretty on your arm. You can get it as a bracelet or a necklace for you or a friend in several colors and gems (the one shown in the picture is in the altruis, rose gold and white combo). The bracelet goes for $195 on Vinaya.

Sometimes you can’t help but reach out and tap the screen, only to realise that you’re on your laptop and, erm, it’s not touch-sensitive. Your solution is the AirBar, a little black bar that sits snugly at the bottom of your screen and projects an invisible light field on the surface of your display, making it possible to touch and interact. Now available for MacBook Air, too.

You can employ the old-fashioned way of determining the level of doneness of your favorite slab of steak and you will more or less end up with the perfect steak in almost half the time. But if you use the SteakChamp Ultimate 3-in-1 Steak Thermometer, you’ll get fantastic results all the time, every time. There’s no need for second-guessing your meat with your fingers. All you need is to insert the SteakChamp all the way into your meat and it will return the level of doneness in flashing color-coded LED lights. The secret is the thermo-sensor in the entire length of the probe.

The season of giving is coming, and the forecast is a whirlwind of invitations, cookies, and eggnog. There’s so much good cheer out there, but it’s missing from the one place you really need to go: the mall. Save yourself the trouble and shop at home (preferably with the aforementioned treats).

This small-format portable charger can charge your iPhone 6s up to five times over. It’s light, can fit in your pocket, and can charge with a speed of up to 3 amps. The battery will be delivered to you in a handy travel pouch alongisde a Micro USB cable.

Stay in total control all the time with this high tech gadget. Whether you’re using a smartphone, tablet, TV, or computer, a click or two is all you’ll ever need to check in. The free Arlo app is available for iOS, Android, AppleTV, and web browsers.

Denon’s Design Series was conceived with the sole aim of providing a high-performance hi-fi in a beautiful package, meaning you never need to compromise between form and function. Building on the success of the initial line, the firm has expanded the range with the addition of three new models. The PMA-60 amplifier builds on the success of the PMA-50, which it replaces, while the PMA-30 offers an even more affordable entry point for the range, and the DCD-100 CD player is designed to match the DRA-100 network audio receiver.

Amazon Echo is now eons ahead of what it was when it launched last year. Now, it works with so many more apps, including Dominos, Uber, Amazon Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Accuweather, Audible, and so much more. It’s one step closer to a Her sort of home automation solution. The Echo is there to give you a hand when your hands are full, or when you don’t want to get up off of the couch. It has the ability to control lights, switches, Nest, Wink, Insteon and other smart home products that you probably already have. It has a loud, uniquely designed set of speakers that surrounds the device to fill your room with audio, and its microphones can easily pick up your voice from across the room. What’s more, Amazon is continually adding new features and apps to perfect the device.

I dedicate this week’s column to my boyfriend, who has endured the hundreds of complaints and whines escape my lips and my cell phone regarding the state of my feet. First of all, I lovingly refer to my feet as… READ MORE

iBridge is a small accessory that clips onto your iPhone or iPad. Once you run out of memory, plug in the Lightning connector, open the iBridge app, transfer all of your photos and files, then delete them from your phone to make room for more. Simple.

Raise your glass to holiday cheer with a subscription to mixed beverages service Saloonbox. The startup specializes in ready-to-make cocktail mixes shipped to your door, starting at $37.50 per month, with the option of canceling anytime. Your best gal pal will thank you later.

6. Pedal and work. Stationary exercise bikes have been around for a while, but the futuristically stylish Deskcise Pro actually looks like something you wouldn’t mind keeping in your office. Plus, the $499 price makes it comparable with a standing desk at home; it’s available at Amazon.com.

The Nebia Is A ‘Smarter’ Shower Head… Your shower can be your solace from the busy world. It sets the tone for your morning, or it can be a relaxing close to a demanding workday. We’ve seen a few innovations in showerheads in the past few years, from rain-heads to…

Aside from running out of breath to inflate it, this waterproof cushion takes out all the work of taking a bath. You, too, can be highly entertained by your iPhone homescreen. The pillow also works just as well (if not better) out of the bath.

The first 8K (7,680×4,320-pixel) display, this 32-inch monitor crams in enough resolution to retouch the hairs off a model’s face and nudge your pixels precisely in Adobe Illustrator. It doesn’t match that by covering the entire Rec 2020 color space — it’s only 10-bit color, not 12-bit — and it’s not clear whether it stores the color profiles in hardware or not, but you can’t expect everything at once. For $5,000, though, Dell should throw in the calibrator for gadgets for installing residential light switches


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