Boogie Board Jot 4.5 ClearView eWriter
Yep, Boogie Boards have a place in winter, too. This Boogie Board is an eWriter — a digital notepad that mimics the feeling of writing on paper. Boogie Board has been making these for a while now, and they keep getting better. Jot 4.5 has a quick erase button and an app to help kids learn basic math and writing skills. It’s cheap, and it’s a fun little device to stick on the fridge for family notes.
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Boogie Board – $20
Fossil Q Tailor Hybrid Smartwatch
Not a fan of the idea of your watch’s battery dying in less than a day? Maybe you just want truly smart notifications instead of a wrist buzzer. Hybrid smartwatches — analog watches with connected features — are becoming a lot more popular this year. This stylish watch from Fossil syncs up with a smartphone, can do fitness tracking, and allows you to assign contacts to numbers on the watch face, making it easy to get notifications only when you want them.
Fossil – $195
Phones get thinner, battery packs get thinner. The ReCharge+ is slim and perfect for slipping into stockings. This external battery pack has a Lightning connector and a 3,000 mAh battery that can charge an iPhone 7 once over and then some. Pass-through charging makes it useful as a wall adapter, too. They make Android versions with Micro USB connectors, too.
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Thinium – $70
Olala Dual-Port External Battery Pack
But, maybe someone needs a little more juice. Not only does this power pack have a 7,500 mAh battery, it has both a built-in Lightning cable and a USB port letting you charge any other device at the same time. Not only that, but the pack can supply enough current to both devices to make sure both charge as quickly as they should. Olala has also gotten MFi certification, meaning that it meets Apple’s standards for third party products.
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Amazon – $43