We’ve got the best gear for students, parents, and everyone else in the spotlight this week. Today, we’ll check out the hottest electronics.

Amazon provides plenty of help with the Alexa assistant, which is featured in several devices like the hands-free, voice-controlled device Echo Dot. These multi-tasking wonders can also act as customized alarm clocks and calendars while supplying key news and weather.

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The Echo Spot has a screen that is great for graphics, photos, and music lyrics plus you can make video calls using the built-in camera and quality microphone. The Echo Show expands the video capabilities with security camera options, lists (to-do, shopping, etc.) and sound with eight microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation so Alexa will always hear you.

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Click here to check it out: https://amzn.to/2nCzvTy

Reading on the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader is easy on the eyes and the storage capabilities are robust.

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Roku devices offer several choices for streaming video. The $30 Roku Express does the job without a voice remote while Express+ has HDMI capabilities while still being able to connect to those yellow, red and white RCA jacks if you have a “classic” TV. The Roku Streaming Stick Plus offers 4K and HDR and a voice control remote for video and audio.

Click here to check out your Roku options: https://www.roku.com/#

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Logitech’s MX Anywhere 2 mouse is ideal for mobile use and can adapt to virtually any surface. This durable mouse is about $60, so leave your regular mouse at home.

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All of these nifty devices will need to be charged and one great way to  tame all those connections is with docks like this versatile multi-port charger dock, a great all-in-one adapter that includes 4K resolution

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Cords can be easily managed and protected with the NEET Cable Keeper that also identifies your wires and fits all cables for mobile devices cell phone, tablets and iPad along with other products from Apple, BlackBerry, Huawei, Nokia, HTC, LG, Motorola, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and many more.  Click here to check it out: https://amzn.to/2vG2evi

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Not many things are 100% in life, but the Guardian Safety outlet promises 100% shock-proof protection and has the sensors to back it up. This outlet is designed to prevent all shocks, burns, and other forms of electrocution from electrical receptacles. This easy-to-install outlet temporarily shuts down the electricity using “smart”, “capacitive sensing” technology when potential danger is near while still supplying electricity through the outlet. Click here to check it out: https://amzn.to/2Bau4Vp

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You can even connect your outlets to Alexa or Google Assistant with the $35 Wi-Fi enabled Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug, which also control your lights and appliances using the free app. Direct support for Apple HomeKit plus no subscription or hub required.

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Click here to learn more: https://amzn.to/2Bd3BGM

With so much media going digital these days, storage is key. Storage currently averages about 65 cents per gigabyte (GB). USB thumb drives, SD cards and external drives like Western Digital’s 2TB Elements portable external hard drive, are plentiful, so be sure to shop around for quality and quantity.

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Check it out by clicking here: https://amzn.to/2vG3O0c

Here’s a fun little gadget, especially for those dark winter days. Wake up to sunlight even when you can’t with the Sunrise alarm clock. Also works as a lamp and offers appealing sounds during the alarms as well.

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Plus, it’s under 20 bucks! Click here to learn more: https://amzn.to/2Moi0V4

 

Fall means it’s time to start thinking about hot meals. The Instant Pot Duo is a flexible cooker for all day soups, stews, sautés, rice, slow-cooked meals, steamed cooked meals and even yogurt.

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This cult favorite pressure-cooker is a dream for anyone who values their time. It’s a versatile multi-cooker which lets you dump a bunch of ingredients in it for an easy one-pot meal.

Check it out here: https://amzn.to/2BhN18C

Note from Cyn* (I have one. It really works!)

~ Mike Siebenaler