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TUMI Lightning Cable Key Fob
The TUMI Lightning Cable Key Fob is a cool tech tool that grads will appreciate. It looks professional and businesslike while providing a quick charge as needed.
MyCharge RazorPlatinum battery pack
The RazorPlatinum from MyCharge has 13400mAh and can power even a laptop.
Belkin Car Power Valet
The Car Power Valet from Belkin provides in-car charging for mobile devices.
Mercer Tech Folio
This tech folio from Mark & Graham has a relaxed style but a professional edge.
eBags Lifeboat backpack
The eBags Lifeboat backpack is a true lifesaver, with it’s own Lifeboat battery pack for fast charges on the go.
Olloclip Filmer's Kit
Olloclip and Incase have paired up to release a limited-edition Filmer’s Kit for mobile videography, photography and live streaming.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a stylish smartphone that’s also affordable. It has a fast fingerprint scanner and an excellent Leica dual camera.
Now through May 19, 2018, you can purchase the Mate 10 Pro for $649.99, which is $150 off. As part of the promo, consumers can purchase the Mocha Brown version exclusively from Amazon.
Mercer iPad Stand
The Mercer iPad Stand is perfect for the iPad Air 2. It has a waxed canvas design with leather trim.
Huawei Watch 2
The Huawei Watch 2 has built-in GPS for standalone connectivity. It’s a useful smartwatch with multiple functions and it comes in sports and classic styles.
Soundcast VG1 Bluetooth speaker
The Soundcast VG1 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that’s also waterproof. Perfect for post-college days by the pool.
Polk BIT wearable speaker
The Polk BIT is a wearable speaker that can be clipped onto clothing. Perfect for runners or anyone on the go.
Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch
The Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch is for those looking for a sleek and stylish wearable to receive notifications on things like emails, read text messages and track fitness goals.
Ventev Chargestand 3000
The Ventev Chargestand 3000 is a handy combination phone stand and travel battery.
Roccat Khan AIMO gaming headset
The Roccat Khan AIMO high res gaming headset is perfect for the grad who is ready to take a break this summer.
Ventev Wireless Chargestand
This Ventev Chargestand is the perfect way to give your smartphone a charge.
Crucial MX500 SSD
Crucial’s latest SSD, the MX500, provides a performance upgrade at a fraction of the price of a new computer, making it perfect for the grad who’d rather spend their money elsewhere.
Xtra-PC is a flash drive USB that plugs in to your PC. The OS is built on Linux and it bypasses the Windows OS to make your PC faster.
Samsung Fit2 Pro smartwatch
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro smartwatch is available in red and black, and it is a perfect fitness tracker to keep track of laps in the pool, steps, mileage, heart-rate and more. It includes GPS capabilities.
The HEOS 1 wireless speaker can be used with the Go Pack rechargable battery back and base. It allows you to listen to music wirelessly, indoors or outdoors, via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Belkin Travel Charge Kit
The Belkin Travel Charge Kit is exclusive for iPhones. A custom molded foam case keeps contents safe and there’s even a car vent mount included for hands-free use.
Essential Phone and 360 Camera
The Essential Phone is different. It’s made of durable titanium and ceramic and is built to resist dents and dings. It has 128GB of storage, edge-to-edge display, and a 360 Camera option.
The phone is available in Black Moon or Pure White on essential.com for $499 and you can buy the 360 Camera for $179.
LifeProof’s new line of four different styles of backpacks, the Quito, the Squamish, the Goa and the Squamish XL will protect your gear. They have a water-repellent exterior with tons of smart storage on the inside and ergonomic shoulder straps. They’re ideal for commutes, day trips and travel.
TigerLight Defense Alert Device
If your favorite grad is about to explore the world on their own, TigerLight with D.A.D. (Defense Alert Device) is a way to keep them safe. It has a non-lethal pepper spray, a strobe light and an independently powered Bluetooth module that activates a mobile app sending a GPS danger alert worldwide to friends and family via app, email and text.
The JBL Soundgear is designed to be worn around the neck and offers hands-free and ear-free sound. $179.95
True EVO Wireless Earbuds
True EVO wireless earbuds connect directly to Siri and Google Assistant with a simple voice command for instant access to music playlists, weather reports, directions, and more.
The Motiv Ring is a super discrete, sleek fitness tracker that basically doubles as jewelry. Motiv comes in two colors–rose gold and slate. It tracks your active minutes, heart rate, and sleep.
JBL Clip 2 speaker
The JBL Clip 2 is an ultra-compact and waterproof portable speaker. It comes in five colors.
Garmin Vivofit 4
The Garmin Vivofit 4 is an entry level activity tracker and it is Garmin’s newest tracker. It includes:
- 1+ year battery life, no recharging necessary
- Swim and shower safe
- Slimmer than before with stylish metal button and color “speckled” band options
- Available color themes, customizable text screen, weather widget, “find my phone” and more.
KitSound Voice One Smart Speaker
The KitSound Voice One Smart Speaker was created in collaboration with Amazon and it’s fully loaded with Alexa Voice Service, with hi-fi sophistication from the British audio brand KitSound.
Polaroid Instant Photo Printer
This this digital era, sometimes you just need a real photo in your hand. Polaroid’s Instant Photo Printer is the one to choose.
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