Holiday Gift Guide: Part 2

Our version of the old-fashioned Christmas wish book with a tech twist continues!  Check out these audio and power goodies curated by our new tech editor Michael Siebenaler.

The Sky Portable battery base for Amazon Echo 2 is a great portable and cordless accessory so you can take Alexa anywhere for up to eight hours of unplugged use.


Need portable power for smartphones? The MyCharge Unplugged8K has 2 USB ports plus two bonus USB-A ports so users can wirelessly charge up as many as three devices simultaneously anywhere and comes pre-charged.



Get the best audio experience on the go with The BONX Grip for Apple iOS 8 devices or later and Android 4.3 or later. (Click here to check it out on Amazon: This state of the art Bluetooth earpiece allows cellular network based group communication with up to 10 friends. This multifunction sports earbud and microphone has unlimited range and utilizes wireless Bluetooth and noise canceling technology.


BONX users can film videos directly through the app and capture real-time chat between all users, regardless of distance – all at the same time! Designed for weekend warriors and outdoor athletes, BONX can make group activities more fun and memorable.

The foldable, multiuse My Flip Shade accessory lets users see their device screen in bright sunlight and can also be used as a phone stand, privacy provider, and even a phone umbrella Just lift and click into place.  Click here to check it out:


Edifier’s E255 5.1 Luna Eclipse active speaker system packs a high-quality, 385-watt punch with a Ferrari red design and 5.1 surround sound with wireless components for a clutter free set-up. No detailed expertise is required for set-up either since no calibrations are needed with this quality system. Just place components somewhere accessible, especially when pairing wireless components to the main component.


Edifier’s S880 speakers prove that it is possible to pack a lot of tech into a smaller footprint without sacrificing sound quality. Convenient controls in the back and a display on the front plus an infrared remote control with buttons for power, volume, source selection, track controls (USB/Bluetooth inputs only) and four pre-defined EQ settings (Dynamic, Vocal, Classic, and Monitor).

Edifier is also introducing its first ever set of passive speakers, the P12. These passive speakers use market-proven MDF enclosures engineered to reduce cabinet resonance. The P12 is designed to fit perfectly on shelves, desktops and the walls, with a wall-mount bracket built-into each speaker allowing for use as rear channel or surround speakers. Click the link to check them out on Amazon:

The comfortable Kidz Gear headphones and Wired Headphones and Boom Headphones at are durable and affordable plus feature a unique boom microphone. Kidz Gear also offers a Gear Up For Education! discount available for schools and libraries. Check it out


~ Mike Siebenaler

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