With the holidays coming up, you might just be lucky enough to have a few days off without too many of the demands of daily life. This post is here to help you make the most of these glorious opportunities to lie around and do nothing. Take a look below to find the latest and greatest tech to keep yourself supremely entertained on those days when you don’t even have to get dressed.
The Latest Generation of Home Game Consoles
Last year saw the release of the latest iterations of video game consoles with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. The year before that, Nintendo launched its Wii-U. In the time since the release of these consoles, their library of available games has grown and more deals and bundles are being offered. This means now is a pretty good time to buy if you haven’t already. Getting intimately familiar with the latest in gaming technology is a great way to spend cozy days indoors.
The Latest Tablets
If you are a regular reader of the ReShip blog, you may recall an earlier article comparing the Google Nexus 9 and the Apple Ipad Air 2, both of which released earlier this year. Both of them have their (minor) differences, but either would make an excellent companion when curled up on a couch or relaxing in bed. Whether your pleasure is watching Youtube videos, browsing Amazon, or playing Candy Crush on a bigger screen, pick up one of these tablets for the best experience available.
Chromecast is a Dongle which plugs into an HDMI port in your TV and connects to your WIFI. In the United States, it enables a user to stream Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus, Google Play, and Google Chrome. However, not all of these features will work internationally. Hulu Plus for example, is exclusive only to the United States and Japan, and Netflix is not available in every country either. You will need to do your own individual research based on where you live to verify the features that Chromecast can provide. Nevertheless, for $35 USD you can use Chromecast as a sort of wireless HDMI cable, with the ability to stream Youtube, transfer your chrome web browser from your computer over to the big screen, and more. This is a pretty good price to upgrade your current HDTV to a Smart TV.
Bose SoundTouch 20 WI-FI Music Systems
Bose has recently introduced their Bose SoundTouch Wi-FI Music Systems. These speakers will connect wirelessly to Itunes or Windows Media Player on your computer, as well as several streaming applications and internet radio stations to fill any room with big clear sound. They come in different shapes and sizes, so whether you live in a sprawling mansion or a tiny apartment, there’s a set of these speakers to suit your needs. These are great for when you want to hang out all around the house, while being accompanied by your favourite tunes.
For the bookworms who haven’t yet made the jump to an Ereader, consider Amazon’s Kindle. The Kindle is a lightweight pocket sized device which has a screen that mimics the appearance of paper. Its four gigabytes of storage holds thousands of books so you may never have a need to go to a library or bookstore again. Simply download whatever book you want and spend the day turning digital pages.