In this day and age, it’s not only gadgets we cannot live without, but the accessories for our gadgets and home electronics as well. From the simple joy of listening to music anywhere in your house to having an immediate, fully-voiced answer to any question, these are all good options to consider.
The following is a list of things are must have tech accessories you’ll want to have at home to enjoy the true commodities of modern life. Yes, we might not live in a future where cars fly and clothes are self-drying, but you won’t ever lose your keys again!
1. Bluetooth Speaker
Smartphones speakers offer increasingly better audio quality with each new model, but a dedicated speaker will satisfy the audiophiles in all of us. There are many options to choose from depending on what space in your house you’ll be using it the most, but if quality is not your biggest concern, you can use a voice-activated assistant like the Amazon Echo.
2. Wireless headphones & earbuds
Wireless headphones have finally reached that sweet spot of affordability and good audio quality they needed to be a must-have, especially for people constantly who love working out with music (so, everybody). Comfort is also a big concern, so the Jaybird Freedom Wireless is a good choice, and the BeatsX will satisfy the most demanding Apple-lover.
3. Streaming stick
The ability to stream video content from your smartphone or computer to your TV sounds so basic nowadays that streaming sticks went from trend to a commonplace object in just a few years, and there are plenty of options to choose from. The Google Chromecast brought it into the spotlight, but if you want the quaint feeling of using a remote, the Roku Streaming Stick and Amazon Fire TV Stick are good options.
4. A Backup Hard Drive
There’s a harsh truth that all humans must face one day, and it’s that every hard drive will, in time, fail. To avoid losing all your treasured videos and photos, invest in a backup drive that gives you more storage capacity than your current computer so you can do a full backup every couple of months, or however long you feel safe about it. You can even invest in multiple models to serve different purposes, like doing a family/job split, or dedicated photo, video and file backups.
5. A Lost-Stuff Finder
What could be more distressing than losing your keys or wallet in your own home? Especially when you know you left them “right here”! Well, a Tile Mate will help you avoid flipping the house upside down every time it happens from now on. If you’re close enough, then a homing beacon sound will help pinpoint its location, but it also has a map functionality in case you lost them elsewhere. Of course, having a tidy house can help you nip this problem at the bud.
You can spend your money on all sorts of weird gadgets and on an electronic accessories list that target really obscure needs, but we tried to show you only the ones that can truly make daily life a little bit easier for you or your family.