Something tells us we’ll be reflecting on this year for years to come, but we’ll make this one short. Behold, the best-sellers of GeekWire Picks for 2016. Get the best in tech gadgets, services, career development, and more.
Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote: Life shouldn’t require three remotes just to watch a movie. When you can do a million things on your (one) smartphone, wouldn’t it be great if we could add “turn on the TV” to its list of capabilities? That’s the reality with the Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote, a tiny device that enables Bluetooth connectivity between your phone and your home entertainment system. Scroll through the custom TV guide, connect with your Amazon Echo or Apple Watch, and enjoy 150 feet of Bluetooth connectivity. Score 47% off the Blumoo to pay just $52.99.
Pay What You Want: White Hat Hacker 2017 Bundle: Cybersecurity was a prominent theme of 2016. If you want to be armed against this rising threat—and start a career in protecting the digital world against it—get the incredible value of the White Hat Hacker 2017 Bundle. Learn how to find network flaws in order to build stronger security systems for prominent websites. In over 60 hours of content, you’ll find out how to gain full access into computer systems and Wi-Fi networks, and be a part of the solution in cybersecurity. Develop skills in network administration and prepare for certification exams. Plus, you can have this bundle at whatever price you want. There’s no catch, but there is a strategy: Pay more than the average to unlock two extra courses. Pay most of all to get entered into an epic giveaway. Pick your price for the White Hat Hacker 2017 Bundle now.
The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit: Want hands-on learning with computers and programming? Get the Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit, which includes a Raspberry Pi compact computer, a variety of cables and adapters, and 21 hours of educational content to get you started. Work with the Raspberry Pi to learn more about computers, connect to the internet, and build skills in Python or Scratch. Dive into the concept of the Internet of Things and the connected home to give hardware an additional depth. Boost your computational power and even build a robot—it’s all in this kit (worth over $270) for just $99.
VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription: You never know who’s watching when you’re connected to a public Wi-Fi network. Get a guarantee of online security with a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited. Protect your Wi-Fi and cellular connections on any website and in almost any location on up to five simultaneous devices. Skip the stress with features like data encryption, fast speeds, unlimited traffic bandwidth, and unlimited data in over 39 countries. VPN Unlimited has been recognized as the best VPN service by PC Mag, VPN Service Providers, and TechRadar, and it’s compatible with iPhone, Android, Wi-Fi routers, and more. This kind of security values at $500, but it’s available on GeekWire Deals for only $29.99.
Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage: Lifetime Subscription: If there’s one thing you didn’t get enough of in 2016, it just might be cloud storage. With countless photos, videos, documents, and other important files, it’s vital to keep things in the cloud, both for safety and accessibility. That’s why one of this year’s most popular items on GeekWire Deals was the lifetime subscription to Zoolz Complete Cloud Storage. Get 500 GB of Instant Storage for quick downloads, plus 500 GB of Cold Storage for items you don’t need as often. Worried about security? Your data is safe with military-grade encryption. Nervous about losing something? Schedule regular back-ups. This is the easy, safe, reliable cloud storage you need. It’s not always easy to justify a price tag of $3,600 and you don’t have to—you can lock in a lifetime subscription for just $39.
Next year is looking up.