Gadgets, apps and plenty of other shiny things you probably don’t need– Cellular Chloe is here to share the latest and greatest wireless wonders!
Here’s a few apps and devices that will add some fun and sanity to your holiday!
Tech the TV
With all the technology available to stream to your TV there’s no reason you can’t watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (Netflix), Frosty the Snowman or Miracle on 34th Street (Hulu+) whenever you please. If you are a member of Redbox Instant, Hulu+ or Netflix, choose from hundreds of great Christmas classic movies as well as tons of Christmas specials or the Christmas episode of your favorite TV show. If you don’t have a Playstation, XBOX or Wii you can pick up a device like the Google Chromecast ($35) that will stream videos like below to your TV. (Sorry about the ads-they only take 30 seconds.)
If you aren’t a Hulu subscriber, this YouTube video link includes some accoustic guitar Christmas music. Plug in the Chromecast and generate a lovely fire!
Tech the Lights
Whether or not your decorations are already in full swing, a Belkin WeMo switch to turn them on and off from anywhere is a real sanity and possible money saver. Imagine you climb into bed and realize no one shut off the Christmas lights and the whole front of your house is aglow. Simply pick up your phone and shut them off. This is also a great gift idea. The WeMo switches are around $50.
Tech up the man in the red suit
Want to help the kids track Santa? Don’t forget about that Norad Tracker! If you want to track Santa on a smartphone or tablet there is an Android NORAD app or iTunes app store for your iPad or iPhone. Santa can be tracked on most Operating Systems! That’s how he rolls! What better place to track Santa than Google maps. In cinjunction with Chromecast you can stream Google’s Santa tracker to your TV.
Tech the Malls
Still have a lot of shopping to do? Use apps like FastMall or Point Inside Android Apple to get you in and out of the Malls without losing your way or your mind! Pinpoint a store at your local mall so you can park nearby then get in and get out! Fast Mall eliminates the need for GPS or WiFi. It works interactively even without an internet signal.
Have fun teching the halls and the malls! Fa…lalalala…la…la…la…la!