These stocking stuffers are the perfect gift for tech lovers

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You don't have to give a big gift to make someone's holiday memorable with these great stocking stuffers.
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The holidays are near, and the season of gift-giving is here. Finding that perfect something for your loved ones can be tricky, but sometimes it’s the little things that really make the difference.

Whether it’s a stocking stuffer, a secret Santa gift or you just need something quick and easy, these are five excellent gift ideas to point you in the right direction.

Tivoli Bluetooth speaker looks as good as it sounds [Review]

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Tivoli Audio Andiamo review
If a speaker can be beautiful, then the Tivoli Audio Andiamo is beautiful.
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Andiamo means “Let’s go” in Italian, and Tivoli Audio’s Andiamo is a very stylish speaker to take on the go. It has a cylindrical design wrapped in a leather carrying strap, and provides satisfactory sound.

Lend us an ear for a review of this Bluetooth speaker designed for listening wherever.

New Bose portable speaker plays smarter with AirPlay 2

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Bose Portable Home Speaker
Bose Portable Home Speaker is ready to be used on the go.
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The just-announced Bose Portable Home Speaker isn’t an everyday Bluetooth device. It also has Wi-Fi and, even better, supports AirPlay 2, making it cooperate much more closely with Apple devices.

This speaker offers 360 degree sound, and is designed for portability, with a built-in handle.

Best summer tech: Turn up the heat with these great gadgets [Reviews]

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Summertime and the living is easy if your iPhone has the right gear.
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Summertime means everything from hitting the pool to heading out on vacation. And, of course, your tech is coming along for the ride.

We’ve compiled a collection of accessories you might find turn up the heat on summertime fun. There are smart glasses, travel chargers, wireless speakers and headphones, and more.

Enjoy your favorite tunes on a retro-style Bluetooth speaker [Deals]

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LuguLake Handheld Multi-Functional Retro Bluetooth Speaker
This retro Bluetooth speaker adds a touch of noir style and modern audio features to your desktop.
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Streaming and wireless music are wonders of the modern world. But the devices we use to play that music often look like bad examples of modern art or a prop from a Paul Verhoeven film.

Unlike those atrocities, this retro-style, future-ready Bluetooth speaker serves up a refreshing mix of form and function.

Your summer pool party needs Urbanears’ portable Bluetooth speaker [Review]

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Urbanears Rålis review
Urbanears Rålis would be a welcome guest at your next pool party.
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No outdoor party is complete without music, and that requires a sound system that can be heard over plenty of other noise. The new Rålis from Urbanears delivers more than just the necessary volume: it sounds outstanding.

Check out our review of this high-end portable speaker.

Wonderboom 2’s new Outdoor Boost mode pumps up the bass

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Outdoor Boost mode sounds like a perfect addition to UE Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth speaker.
Outdoor Boost mode sounds like a perfect addition.
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The tiniest member of my favorite Bluetooth speaker family just got a big upgrade. Ultimate Ears’ new Wonderboom 2 adds an Outdoor Boost mode that cranks up the bass and is “specially tuned” for listening in the great outdoors. And that seems like a completely awesome feature for the rugged little speaker.

Even better, you trigger Outdoor Boost by pressing one of the cutest buttons I’ve ever seen.