Technology is supposed to make life easier, yet all too often we end up out of pocket and unable to do the one thing we need to do. Smartphones are a good example of when things go wrong. A smartphone is a valuable tool to have because it can perform numerous functions, but when the battery goes dead, it is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
The following tech tools will help you out the next time you are in a jam.
The Jackery Bolt is a very useful mobile charger. Mobile chargers are nothing new, but this one contains enough juice to breathe life into your iPhone three times before you need to plug it into a power outlet. It’s also very portable, so you can pop it into a jacket pocket or bag and it won’t take up much room.
Wi-Fi Range Extender
Do you enjoy working from home, preferably in the garden when the sun is shining? If so, you need to invest in a Wi-Fi range extender to boost the signal from your router. This will give you greater freedom when working from home. You can lie in the garden and pretend to your boss that you’re working hard indoors.
Adobe Spark Invitation Maker
Designing and printing invitations for parties and celebrations is a real bind. Photoshop is tricky to use unless you have a lot of experience, and who has the time to go shopping for generic invitations that look terrible anyway? The Adobe Spark interface lets you design beautiful, free party invitations for any event. You can customize them anyway you like and send them online.
Google Chromecast turns any TV into a Smart TV. Once connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you can login to Netflix, Hulu, and a host of other online services. As long as your TV has an HDMI port, you are good to go. Google Chromecast also has a cool mirroring feature, so you can show content from your Android device on the TV. What a great way to show off your vacation videos!
The Amazon Echo is like having a personal assistant in every room. Just like Siri and Cortana, Echo will answer questions and perform tasks. Ask Echo to order an Uber or turn the lights off. The Amazon Echo has an inbuilt speaker whereas the cheaper Amazon Dot needs to be linked to your home sound system to work.
There are millions of apps to choose from, but Evernote ticks an awful lot of boxes. Use Evernote to save digital content, clip a web link, or create a handy reminder note. It should save you a ton of time.
Smart lights turn on and off when paired with an Amazon Echo or Dot. If you prefer to have the lights on when you get home from work, this is the gadget for you. You can also select colored lights for extra ambiance.
Other cool gadgets for millennials include Bluetooth speakers and a wireless charger.