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Tech Gifts For Gadget Geeks With Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to suggest some tech gifts for the gadget geek in your life:

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the gadget geek on your list? Consumer Reports, of course, thoroughly tests lots and lots of gadgets.  Their electronics spokesman James McQueen is here with some gift recommendations.

Now you can give the gift of good WiFi all throughout anyone’s home. The three routers in the $450 Eero Home WiFi System pack work in unison to create a “mesh network” that helps eliminate dead zones in the basement, backyard, and other nether reaches. The setup takes roughly 15 minutes, and the network can be managed via an app on your smartphone.

The old Apple Watch was aimed at keeping you connected. This Apple Watch 2 has added some serious fitness tracker muscle. It’s water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters and has built-in GPS to map your runs, and the heart-rate monitor and step tracking features are plenty accurate. The updated operating system also lets you share workout data with family and friends

The 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet has an excellent OLED display that’s one of the best our testers have ever seen. Crisp and bright, it provides accurate colors, deeper blacks, and better viewing angles than most other tablets. What’s more, it has an 8-megapixel camera, 11 hours of battery life, and the ability to connect to USB storage devices.

For more info on this story, visit ConsumerReports.org.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

Chris recommended an app that he’s been playing with:

Ever wanted to watch JELL-O dance? Well, I thought I didn’t either. Until I downloaded JELL-O Jiggle-It. The app is simple. You choose your flavor of JELL-O, pick some songs from your iPhone’s playlist, or have it listen via the phone’s microphone. The app apparently analyzes the song’s BPM and the big cube of JELL-O starts to groove. Apparently, though, JELL-O isn’t a big Elvis fan. The first song I tried was Jailhouse Rock, and after a few seconds, the JELL-O jiggled its way off the screen and a message popped up saying “Looks like the JELL-O cube wasn’t feeling this song. Pick another to keep jiggling.” JELL-O Jiggle-It is free in the iTunes App Store.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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