When the world throws us a challenge, our needs change. Home security systems, exercise mates, emergency radios, and other sensible accessories suddenly take precedence over flashier items. During these weird times, consider these useful and practical accessories that provide protection, stress relief, and, in some cases, entertainment.
You don't need to spend a fortune on a home security system to protect your family. With Kangaroo, you can get started for less than $100, then add new accessories as needed. The company offers cameras, sensors, and more.
Exercise and relax your hands
The ONO Roller handheld fidget toy engages your finger in full-motion. In doing so, it helps to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension. Your dexterity will also improve over time. You can find the ONO in various color combinations, including black, gray, rose gold, and more.
For added security
Arlo's Ultra 4K is the best choice for capturing all of the details. Weather resistance and a magnetic mount allow placement just about anywhere.
Protect your investment
The Catalyst Case offers superior waterproof technology that allows you to take your phone with you when diving, snorkeling, and hiking. You can even wash the case with soap or alcohol for proper cleaning. There's one of these cases for each of the current-generation iPhones.
Get the blood moving
There comes a time when kids and adults alike need to put down the devices and exercise. This cute yoga/exercise mat for kids comes in various styles to match your needs.
Time to lift
Lifting weights is another useful way to eliminate stress while also packing on some muscle weight. These weights come in various sizes and colors.
Home party time
Hook this mini projector up to your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Apple TV, and have a home-based party for you and your family. Use it to stream your favorite TV shows, movies, and other video content.
Turn it up loud
Listen to your favorite tunes with this powerful speaker from Ultimate Ears. The Wonderboom 2 might look small, but it still packs a big musical punch. Look for the special edition models.
For an emergency
Keep the FosPower radio on hand for emergencies where your power may be knocked out by bad weather. This water-resistant radio is powered either by AAA batteries, solar power, or hand-cranked power. It has 2000 mAh power to charge your phone. It also includes a weather radio and a flashlight. This should be in your emergency kit.
What are your favorites?
Your home is your castle, as someone once said. It's essential to protect that home and those who live in it. For those looking for a home security system, consider one of the reasonably priced Kangaroo starter kits, including sensors, cameras, and other useful accessories.
When the time comes to have some fun, a mini projector will provide hours of entertainment. The Miroir HD M175 is a great choice. Lightweight and portable, the device works with various Apple devices, including MacBook, iPhone, Apple TV, and iPad.
For the times when you lose power, consider the FosPower Emergency Radio. This can give you peace of mind, as it can run on three types of power and can charge your phone.
Finally, for home exercise routines, consider a Fitness Gear Neoprene Dumbbell. Exclusive to Dick's Sporting Goods, these dumbbells are available in various sizes for one pound up to 25 pounds. Workout, de-stress, and smile!
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.