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Best Technology Accessories of 2017 Include Speakers, Lights and More

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Our best technology accessories of 2017 feature awesome speakers and headphones, a smart lighting product like no other, and much more. Here are our favorites for the year.

Immersive, 3D Like Sound Recordings

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset doesn't just play your favorite tunes. Its innovative in-ear-canal headphone featuring two built-in Omni-directional microphones for producing immersive, 3D like sound recordings.

Ambeo Smart Headset
Ambeo Smart Headset
  • Apple MFi certified Lightning Connector for seamless integration with iPhone and iPad camera app
  • Apogee proprietary AD/DA conversion including “Soft Limit” circuitry for optimal recording level ensures premium digital fidelity
  • Transparent Hearing feature with convenient 3-step rocker control lets you hear what's going on around you via the Omni-directional microphones
  • In-line remote with microphone for music and call control
$299.95
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $299.95

Cool Speaker in a Smaller Package

Ultimate Ears BLAST is drop proof, seriously waterproof, and ready-to-rock any adventure. From the shower to the all-night beach party, the summer festivals to the winter slopes — your music will always be on point no matter how wild things get.

BLAST
BLAST
  • Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled
  • BLAST uses over-the-air software updates and gets better all the time
  • 12 hours of battery life between charges
$229.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $229.99

This Bluetooth Tracker is Waterproof and Durable

It happens to the best of us. Right when you need an important item, it gets lost. But the Tile Sport will hopefully make that a thing of the past. The waterproof tracker features a loud, 88-decibel tone to help find it and the object you're looking for if in range.

Tile Sport
Tile Sport
  • Has a range of up to 200 feet away from an iPhone or iPad.
  • Can also help you find a phone.
$34.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $34.99

Do you love Google Home, but think the device is too big? The Google Home Mini is for you. Available in chalk, charcoal, and coral, the Google Home Mini offers everything you like in the original Google Home, but in a smaller package.

Home Mini
Home Mini
  • Offers hands-free help around the house
  • Want the latest weather, traffic, finance, sports and more? Simply ask.
  • Mini works with Chromecast, so you can stream shows, movies, and music on your TV or speakers
$49
available
on Google
* price at time of publishing was $49

From the Iconic Brand

The beautifully designed Lightning-connected Rayz Plus earphones from Pioneer offers lots of unique features, including the ability to charge your iPhone when you're using them. Available in bronze and graphite. Special edition colors are available through Apple.com.

Rayz Plus
Rayz Plus
  • Recognizes "Hey Siri" commands to easily make a call, send a message, listen to music, more
  • Smart Mute automatically mutes the microphone when a user is not speaking and unmutes the microphone when the user begins speaking again
  • Rayz Smart Noise Cancelling adapts its noise canceling to your ear and the world around you
  • Uses the official Rayz app
$149.95
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $149.95

The Speaker That Looks Like a Lava Lamp

The waterproof JBL Pulse 3 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that combines 360-degree sound with a 360-degree light show. Listen for up to 12 hours between charges.

Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • IPX7 waterproof housing
  • With JBL Connect+ technology, you can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers to amplify the party
  • With the noise and echo canceling speakerphone you can take calls from your speaker with a touch of a button
$199.95
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $199.95

An Awesome Everyday Security Camera

The Logitech Circle 2 features a free 30-second time-lapse Day Brief of the day, designed to help watch over your kids, pets, and home when away. Whether you’re at work or just next door, keep a close eye on unexpected household activity in real time, then replay, save and share important moments. It's also compatible with Apple's HomeKit protocol.

Logitech Circle 2 Wireless Security Camera
Logitech Circle 2 Wireless Security Camera
  • Full HD video and night vision with 180-degree lens.
  • Smart alerts.
  • Smart time-lapse day brief.
  • Includes talk and listen.
  • Easy setup
$179.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $179.99

Start Charging Instantly

One of the wireless chargers mentioned during Apple's iPhone X media event, Belkin's Boost Up is compatible with cases up to 3mm thick. An embossed ring of the charging pad easily indicates where to place your phone. A green LED light will indicate when your phone is charging. It is also one of two Qi charging pads on the market that can juice up your iPhone at 7.5w, 50 percent faster than other models.

Belkin Boost Up
Belkin Boost Up
  • Charges through most cases up to 3mm thick.
  • LED indicator will let you know when the device is charging.
$59.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $59.99

This Whole-Home Wi-Fi System Turns Your Internet to 11

Make Wi-Fi dead spots and other problems with your wireless Internet a thing of the past with the eero Home Wi-Fi System. Buyers receive one gateway and two smaller beacons that can be placed around a home. Using mesh technology, the system provides fast and reliable Internet to every square foot of your home. The companion app allows users to control and set up the system.

eero Home Wi-Fi System
eero Home Wi-Fi System
  • Designed to cover a 2-4 bedroom home.
  • Users can create profiles to limit access on certain devices, like a child's iPad.
$349.99
available
on Amazon
* price at time of publishing was $349.99

Stimulate Your Mind With These Tile Lights

The Nanoleaf Modular Smart Light Panels is a group of tiles you place on your wall to give you an impressive and unique lighting effect. This starter pack includes nine panels. You can purchase extender tile packs to increase your number of titles to as many as 30. Control the lights with the free Nanoleaf app. They are also compatible with Apple's HomeKit and can be used in conjunction with other compatible smart home products for different automation or scenes.

Modular Smart Light Panels
Modular Smart Light Panels
  • Color-changing light -choose from 16.7 million colors.
  • Tunable 1200k-6500k white light ranging from a soft warm Sunset to bright white daylight.
  • Double-sided mounting pads for no-holes, no-hassle installation.
  • Works with Apple HomeKit and Siri, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Google Assistant, IFTTT, more.
$199.99
available
on Nanoleaf
* price at time of publishing was $199.99