Holiday 2013 Tech Gadgets for Grownups with Technology Expert, Katie Linendoll

Believe it or not, the holidays are sneaking up rather quickly. In fact, they’ll be here in less than 70 days! If you’re on a mission to find a great tech gadget for the techie, homeowner or coffee lover in your life, you’re in luck! Technology expert Katie Linendoll joined me recently to share the top tech gadgets for grownups!



Candace Rose: With the holidays fast approaching, do you have any gift ideas for the homeowner?

Katie Linendoll: “Yes, I’ve put together five practical gift ideas for the grownups in our life. Let’s start with the homeowner, this is something interesting…it’s a very popular tech gadget, it’s called the Nest Learning Thermostat. I never thought I’d call a thermostat cool, but I am and the reason for that is this little digital guy can actually save you up to 20% on both your heating and cooling bills. Here’s the deal- it’s easy to install. After a week or two it’s actually going to start to learn your preferences, start to understand what kind of programming you like and start programming itself. It has built in activity sensors that will actually tell if someone is home and you can control it wirelessly from all of your smart devices. At the end of every month you can actually put together monthly home energy reports to actually see how you’re doing.”


Candace Rose: Do you have anything for the whole family?

Katie Linendoll: “Yes, I think it’s very important especially as we’re headed into Black Friday and Cyber Monday to really protect all those connected devices that we’re on, and this is Kaspersky’s Internet Security Multi-Device. What’s awesome about this is it actually secures up to five devices at one time, so whether you’re a Mac or a PC user, Android, Smartphone and Tablet user- gotcha covered and won’t slow your computer down. Whether you’re online banking or online banking, stay protected and stay on top of internet security.”


Candace Rose: What’s a great gift  for coffee lovers?

Katie Linendoll: “I’m a huge coffee lover and every month it’s an integral part of my process, so I appreciate a really good cup of coffee. This is what I call the intelligent all-in-one unity. This is the Jura Impressa F7. It makes cappuccinos, it makes coffee at various strengths and it will even froth your milk at the touch of a button. The cool part about it is it’s self cleaning so you don’t have to worry about that, and it’s energy efficient. End of the day, amazing cup of coffee or cappuccino- trust me you’re going to be impressed!”


Candace Rose: What about the tech savvy adult?

Katie Linendoll: “Yes, a question I get asked about is what kind of computer or tablet is out there, what kind of printer – and this Toshiba’s Satellite Click. This is a nice versatile two-in-one option. It’s a detachable PC, it’s got a 13.3 HD Touchscreen, but also the features and the ins and the outs that you want and deserve out of a good laptop hybrid. It has beautiful graphics, an accelerated AMD processor for boosting your creativity, productivity and amplifying your entertainment. And also a dual smart battery to keep you connected.

And last but not least, the HP Envy 5530 all-in-one printer. I like this because I’ve had an HP printer for four years, which is a long time. They’re very reliable printers, and this sucker I love because it’s wireless! It prints, copies, faxes, scans; but if you’re like me and you have your iPhone and your iPad on you all the time, you can actually use Air Print and print wirelessly to your printer and pick it up at your convenience.

And of course as we head into holiday, you want to have quality photos, greeting cards, and also recipes and documents. It’s a very practical option for any grownup.

So a number of different options for the grownups in our life as we head into holiday.”


Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?

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