Tech Under the Christmas Tree

Tech Under the Christmas Tree

Your smart office Holiday wish list

Sure the holidays are a time to enjoy the company of friends and family to celebrate traditions, but they are also one of the best times of the year to purchase technology and office tools to make your small business more efficient. Here are some ideas for tech under your tree:

CableDrop – CableDrop is a product that you will love, and a package six only costs $9.95. No more cords dropping behind desks or cabinets, CableDrop sticks to anything, anywhere, and holds your power and device cords in place.

CableDrop is a product that you will love, and a package six only costs $9.95. (CableDrop/Blue Lounge photo)

Converge – Converge is a convenient charging station that allows you to view your electronics while they charge. The product was made possible by Quirky, an invention company that allows people to pitch their inventions, assists them with development and then sells their inventions online or in stores. Converge is available on Quirky’s website for $69.99.

4G WiFi Device – What's more important than ensuring you can connect your devices when you need to? Access is key these days. Verizon offers a prepaid data version of its Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi device for only $74.99. Make sure to check out their coverage map before you make a purchase.

CarCheckup Does your farm office own vehicles that require tracking of business expenses? CarCheckup can help you track that data, generate reports and even read error codes. CarCheckup costs $149.97.


Birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are perfect opportunities to celebrate the farmer in your life, but what do you get for the farmer who has everything? Download our free list, 20 Gifts For The Farmer Who Has Everything, for ideas.


WiFi for Miles – Ayrstone Productivity's AyrMesh Bridge can allow you to connect your devices for up to five miles away—a valuable tool in areas where wireless coverage is sparse. The product is available for $449.95 from Ayrstone's website and includes a 90-day money back guarantee.

TG-2 Drone – Get your feet wet with UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). Topgan Drone offers a simple UAV for under $450 with a camera. If you're looking for something more serious, such as high resolution mapping programs with either copters or fixed-wing craft, browse the variety of vehicles available at 3drobotics.

What do you want for your farm office this holiday? Tell me about it in the comments below, on Twitter @nerdsquawk or via email at [email protected].

The opinions of Jessica Michael are not necessarily those of Farm Futures or the Penton Farm Progress Group.

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