Disclosure: I received product samples to facilitate this post all opinions are my own.
The holidays are drawing closer. My daughters have been keeping us busy with their musical performances and they’re looking forward to shopping for family members. With things this busy we are going to definitely be down to the wire to find time for all our shopping. Are you still looking for gift ideas for the whole family?
Roku Streaming Stick
We have been using one form of Roku or another since not long after they originally hit the market. The versatility of the Roku allows me to choose between various streaming services. It provides me with a wide arrangement of programming options. A couple of years ago we took a streaming stick with us on vacation, instead of our Roku box. We would grab a streaming stick to connect quickly to the back of the hotel TV. It allowed us to continue watching our regular programming. The streaming stick is small and compact. You can use one of the USB ports on the TV to provide power if necessary. Which makes it a compact and extremely self-sufficient programming option.
Powerful and portable, the Roku Streaming Stick gives the gift of entertainment, whether you’re at home or on the road. The Hotel & Dorm Connect feature lets you connect to wireless networks that require browser login, so you can binge-away. Choose your favourite program with the included point-anywhere remote, or just use the Roku app on your smartphone to control the action.
Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router
Great for gamers and streamers alike, the EA8300 packs a lot of punch for a great price. Multi-User MIMO Tri-band technology delivers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds to multiple devices simultaneously. It’s perfect for gaming, 4K or HD streaming, video conferencing and so much more. The EA8300 also features Smart Connect band steering to intelligently choose the best radio band for every device to optimize the performance of your network. You can control it all from your smartphone with the easy to use Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app, customizing all the settings to your liking from anywhere!
There are so many benefits to the Linksys EA3800 that it is hard to single one out. A big one includes the MU-MIMO technology. It allows you to connect multiple high resources users to the network without any major degradation in service. The system is set up, so that if the device peaks out, it operates in a fair manner keeping all the connected devices as close to their individual peak capacity as possible. Instead of one operator hogging all the bandwidth, if the bandwidth does by some chance exceed the capacity of the router it shares it fairly amongst all the users.
A second major benefit for parents is it allows you to operate as a parental control monitor. You can choose to deny specific devices access to the internet, or limit their access to certain sites. It even allows you to operate up to 50 guest access controls and allows you to set passwords for each one separately.
Hamilton Beach Waffle Maker
For the person who craves those restaurant-style Belgian waffles. Now you can make your own in minutes with the Hamilton Beach Waffle Maker. An indicator light tells you when the waffle maker is ready to use, and nonstick grids make it easy to remove freshly cooked waffles.Hamilton Beach Belgian style Flip Waffle maker will bake a round waffle at a time with 4 quarter sections that can be separated if needed. The flip feature makes for thick, fluffy even browning, Non-stick cooking makes cleaning and removal of waffles easier and the cool touch flip handle makes it comfortable to use. The On/Ready light indicates when unit is ready to be used, an added feature is the removable dishwasher safe grids making it easier to clean.