View a list of great tech gadgets to have in the new year and that's available.
Zendure SuperTank Pro The Zendure SuperTank was previously my favorite power bank, and it traveled with me across many countries at the end of last year. This year, the SuperTank Pro takes its place. The power bank is robust and delivers the promised power. This is a monster power bank capable of a maximum output of 138W through the four USB-C ports. The OLED display is clear and displays what's going on for each of the ports. Like the SuperTank, the SuperTank Pro offers a UPS/pass-through feature that allows you to charge the power bank and use the power bank to charge or power other devices, so it acts as a power distribution hub. The power bank comes with a 1-meter USB-C-to-USB-C cable and a USB-C-to-USB-A adapter. Everything is high quality, well-made, and oozes exceptional design and engineering. Grab a massive 25% off the SuperTank Pro on the Zendure website with the code ZSTP25. Preorder now for shipping starting December 9.
Ulefone Armor 9 As much as I like my iPhone, the Ulefone Armor 9 is fast becoming my favorite smartphone when I need to venture into the outdoors or need to carry out diagnostics using the thermal camera and borescope. Not only is the Armor 9 fast, tough, exceptionally well-made, I keep finding more and more uses for the built-in FLIR thermal camera. The other day I used it to find a leaking sink and high resistance in an extension cord. Combined with the optional borescope that clamps onto the side (leaving the USB-C port free), this is like having a go-anywhere toolbox in your pocket. This is the perfect Android smartphone for the engineer.
Tile Pro, Tile Slim, Tile Sticker I've traveled thousands of times with a Tile Pro on my keys, a Tile Slim in my wallet, and some stickers in my luggage, and not only have they offered me peace of mind, but I've also used them a few times to find my misplaced wallet or keys. I wish everything I owned at a Tile attached!
Yubico YubiKey The days of using SMS for 2FA are coming to an end, and about time too. There are a lot of YubiKey hardware authentication keys out there, but the two I use the most are the USB-C/Lightning version, and the USB-C/NFC version. I've added both to all my online accounts that support hardware 2FA, and they're both performed flawlessly. Yubico YubiKeys are compatible with a huge list of services and apps -- from password managers such as LastPass and 1Password to services such as Twitter, Login.gov, GitHub, Bitbucket, CloudFlare, AWS, Dropbox, and more.
iStorage datAshur BT An encrypted flash drive that you unlock using your smartphone. It's a great way to secure data when on the move, and I'm finding myself using mine more and more for those times when cloud storage isn't convenient or practical. Everything on the drive is protected by a 7-15-character password or a biometric unlock such as Face ID/Facial recognition, Touch ID/Fingerprint, or IRIS scanning from a smartphone or tablet. The comms between the device and drive is handled by a secure Bluetooth authentication communication using any smartphone/tablet (iOS/Android) or Apple Watch. The Bluetooth channel is secured by a FIPS validated encryption layer and is only used for connection purposes. The drive itself is completely hosted independent, so it will work with Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, and so on, VDIs such as Citrix and VMWare, and also with embedded systems such as medical devices, TVs, drones, printers, scanners, or pretty much anything with a USB port.
Meshforce M3s Mesh Wi-Fi router kit It looks like the working from home thing might be around for a while, so if you are relying on your old router to deliver Wi-Fi, then you really need to upgrade your network setup. The Meshforce M3s Mesh Wi-Fi router kit is everything you need to bring your home Wi-Fi setup into the 21 century!
Simultaneous Dual-band WiFi (5GHz: 802.11ac up to 867Mbps, and 2.4GHz: 802.11n/g/b up to 300Mbps)
Support for up to 60 devices
Easy to set-up from a smartphone or tablet (iOS, iPadOS, and Android)
Huge 6,000 sq ft coverage with seamless roaming between satellites
Support for internet speeds up to 1000Mbps
All ports support Gigabit Ethernet
Guest Wi-Fi and Parental Control