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Smart buyers guide for phone accessories in 2018

How to live your best accessory life.

Phone accessories are ubiquitous these days. Anyone who owns a smartphone in 2018 is likely to use a variety of accessories during an average day of using your phone: charging cables and bricks, wireless charging pads, Bluetooth headphones, or some dongle so you can use your old earbuds.

The annual release of new phones brings us an inevitable new wave of accessories. If you’re planning to upgrade to a new  [Read More…]

PlayStation VR accessory guide

There’s more to owning a PlayStation VR than you may realize.

As gaming VR systems go, PlayStation VR has been a hit so far. The initial launch gave us a decent slate of games, but in the months since we’ve seen plenty of new titles arrive, and with triple AAA titles like Fallout 4 in VR coming it’s time to take a look at what you need to enjoy this headset long term. Outside of a fresh  [Read More…]

The great Virtual Reality buyer’s guide

Pick the experience that best suits your needs.

Don’t let this secret slip out, but there’s actually no such thing as “the best VR headset” right now! There are new things in hardware and software being built almost every week, and while it’s easy to look at the newest or shiniest thing and slap a blue ribbon on it there’s a lot more going on.

At the same time, there are a lot of folks eager to  [Read More…]

An essential guide to customizing your Android phone

Be different, not the same is more than a tagline when it comes to Android.

Android provides us the freedom to change nearly everything about our phones, especially when it comes to our home screens. We aren’t stuck with a bland grid of icons; we don’t live in our app drawers the way iPhone users do. We can add widgets; we can add search bars and gestures; we can have blank space wherever we want, not just at  [Read More…]

An essential guide to simplifying your living room setup

What’s the best tech for simplifying my living room setup?

There is so much great tech for entertaining these days that it can almost get overwhelming. If you’re not careful, your living room table can become overrun with remotes for your TV, cable box, surround sound system and streaming boxes. Stop the madness!

It’s time to simplify that setup by incorporating the latest technology to either replace those remotes with voice control, or scale everything down to  [Read More…]

Headphones Gift Guide 2017

Like music to your ears.

Not everyone is an audiophile. Folks who are, like to endlessly ponder the merits (and lack thereof) of their headphones and other equipment, but most of us just want a good pair of headphones in the right style that fit our budget.

We’ve harnessed the power of a couple of self-admitted audiophiles-in-training and bring you our headphone gift guide. We’d love to own (or already do!) any of these products and think  [Read More…]

Smart Home Gift Guide

Dip your toes into the smart home life with Team Thrifter’s selection of smart home gifts for beginners. Easing into a smart home is fun, especially with products like smart plugs and the Amazon Echo Dot.

iHome Wi-Fi outdoor smart plug Setting up outdoor Christmas lights or just something for your backyard deck? This outdoor plug gives you access to smart features like scheduling and even voice control. Amazon

$ 39.61Wishlist  [Read More…]

Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

Deck the halls with stockings full of awesome knick-nacks. From tiny arcade games to swiss army knives, these are some of Team Thrifter’s favorite gifts under $ 20.

Anker PowerCore 5000mAh compact charger This power charger is so small it fits in your purse or pocket and you won’t notice it’s there until that fateful day your phone runs out of juice at the worst possible time and Anker saves the  [Read More…]

Geeky Decor Gift Guide

Geek out this holiday season with Team Thrifter’s selection of favorite Geeky Decor. From Super Mario Bros. canvas art to Hogwarts Express bookends, there’s sure to be something to please the mega-fan in your life.

Razor Firefly – mousepad with custom lighting Still rocking that boring mouse pad you bought for $ 2 in the early 90s? Upgrade to one with custom lighting underneath. Game in style. Amazon

$ 39.99Wishlist

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STEM Educational Toys and Games Gift Guide

Knowledge is one of life’s greatest gifts. Treat a young one in your life to the joys of wonder with this selection of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) learning toys and games, from the Makey Makey Inventor Kit to Bioxel’s Build Your Own Video Game.

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit Use this kit to make your own moving, beeping R2-D2 or design a custom droid with the rest of the  [Read More…]