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PhoneSoap 3 ($59.95) Not to freak you out, but recent studies have discovered that most cellphones are covered with ten times more bacteria than the average toilet seat; including pathogenic organisms like E. coli, Streptococcus, and even MRSA. Now your iPhone and Apple Watch can charge while getting rid of 99.9 percent of these microorganisms with the sanitizing power of UV light. Medical professionals, caregivers, and anyone concerned about reducing the risk of disease transmission in day-to-day life will love this product.
DrinKup Water Bottle ($69) A sturdy stainless-steel water bottle is a gift that eliminates the expense and waste of buying countless plastic water bottles. This smart bottle's LED lid and dedicated iPhone app displays your hydration level and reminds you to keep sipping to stay on track, while also reading the temperature of the drink inside. Our editor in chief Donna has been testing this beautifully built 17-ounce vessel for months and has noticed an increased awareness and improvement of her hydration levels.
Rerii Portable AM/FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker ($59.99) Made of hand-carved walnut and featuring a warm, yellow glow on the AM/FM dial, this speaker looks like a well-preserved antique from the 1930s. In addition to the charming aesthetic, the Rerii offers easy connectivity and impressively clear, loud sound. The one quirk is that if you don't unpair when you're finished listening, no other devices can connect, even if you've left the premises.
Tile Bluetooth Tracker Pro Series (1 pack $25)
We all know at least one person who is continually misplacing their keys, backpack, or wallet. Now, all they'll need to do is set up the Tile app on their iPhone and attach a 1.5-inch square Tile Sport or Tile Style to their most commonly lost things. If that item is lost, the app can trigger an alarm. What if it's a phone that's lost? Just double tap any Tile that's connected to the missing phone, and it will ring, even if it's on silent. This rugged, durable, waterproof present is so handy you might want to gift a few to yourself!
Moshi Digits Touchscreen
Gloves ($29.95) Taking your gloves off every time you need to use your phone just adds to the struggle that is winter. Moshi solves this problem with its thick, cozy touchscreen gloves; they keep your hands toasty warm while allowing all ten digits to interact accurately with your touchscreen. As an added bonus, the palms are covered with a textured grip to keep your iPhone from slipping from your hands. These tend to run small; order the L/XL size unless the person you're buying for is extremely petite!