Tech the Halls

From your bedroom to your home boardroom, the game room, kitchen counters, even the kids’ quarters…’tis the season to supercharge any space in your house. Yes, it’s prime time to tech your halls. Here are 10 smart ways to do so.

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Know what’s going on at home even if you’re not there with sound, motion, and temperature alerts from Motorola Peekaboo, the perfect baby monitor for tech-savvy parents. Download the Hubble app on your smartphone, tablet, or PC, and use it as your viewing device to stream video in Full HD. The remote pan scan feature allows you to oversee the entire room, and the digital zoom helps you get a close-up view.



Effortlessly purify the air in an individual room with pureAir 500 Room Purifier.Using advanced technologies that include activated oxygen, ionization, and HEPA carbon filtration, pureAir 500 eliminates bacteria, viruses, odors, smoke, pollen, mold, pet dander, volatile organic compounds(VOCs), and more. These technologies help sanitize everything in the air and on the walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, clothing, countertops, and other exposed surfaces.



With a space-saving design that blends beautifully into your home’s décor, Lasko’s Wind Curve® Tower Fan has three quiet speeds and optional widespread oscillation for maximum air delivery and full-room coverage. Set your fan to automatically turnoff after up to eight hours of use with the electronic timer option, making it perfect for keeping cool throughout the night, extended home workout sessions, or all that holiday cooking.

$79.99, Amazon


Care for a spot of tea? The Chefman Electric Kettle+is perfect for all your hot water needs: Hot or iced tea, instant or pour-over coffee, quick oatmeal, and more. The bonus tea infuser lets you brew your favorite loose-leaf or bagged teas directly in the stain-resistant, borosilicate glass kettle. The kettle lights up with bright LEDs and lifts easily from its base for easy filling at the sink and cord-free serving.

$59.99, Amazon


Take home office productivity to the next level with the SamsungGalaxy Note20 Ultra.The power phone is a multi-tasking computer suite at your fingertips—it’s got beauty, brawn, and hyper-fast data speeds with the performance to match. Turn handwritten notes into text and PowerPoint presentations with a tap. The new S Pen is so smart it automatically transforms scribbled notes into buttoned-up text. SamsungNotes app features auto-saving and syncing capabilities that let you capture, edit, and share your ideas across your phone, tablet, or Windows 10 PC.

Price varies with carrier,


More and more of us are working from home, where we are dependent on good audio tools to stay focused and productive and collaboration solutions to better sync with colleagues. EPOS ADAPT 360 Wireless Headset reduces distracting background noise to help boost concentration and productivity while working. Or, take a break from Zoom, sibling squabbles, or the barking dog, and just jam out to your favorite tunes.



Small but mighty, Cleer Audio’s Stage Speaker delivers rich and full sound, and boasts 15 hours of wireless playback. Get answers to questions and control the music with your voice with its built-in Amazon Alexa.You can also amplify the holiday party by wirelessly connecting two Stage speakers through the Cleer Connect app and really get your family rocking around the Christmas tree.



Take entertainment beyond the screen with Nanoleaf Screen Mirror. It enables you to transform gaming sessions with dynamic visuals and real-time reactions across the Nanoleaf lighting display, which turns on-screen activities into a 4D experience. The Screen Mirror feature adds another layer of immersion for gamers, bringing what’s on screen to life by mirroring activities within the game or setting the ambiance to match what’s happening.

Starts at $199.99 for 9 Canvas Light Panels,


This was probably not on your holiday shopping last year, but right now, safe ways to disinfect and keep your home safe are all the rage. Redhawk MedicalProducts UV Sterilization Light Plus is a portable ultraviolet sterilization lamp that can disinfect a 20 x 20 room in one hour with a 99.9% sterilization rate.The lamp features a motion sensor to avoid hurting people’s eyes when approaching, a remote control/timer, and a lamp life of more than 5,000 hours.



With an 8-inch HD screen and stereo sound, the AmazonEcho Show 8 is smart home hub that makes for the ideal kitchen companion. With the “Food Network Kitchen” skill, you’ll have access to step-by-step recipes and live and on-demand classes with beloved Food Network stars. Why just watch the pot? You can also use the device to ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, the news, call your mom, or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.



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