What guy doesn’t love a good gadget? Of course, while everyone has different tastes, there are some gadgets that all men want, so if you’re looking for something special for the one in your life, be it your spouse, boyfriend, dad, co-worker or someone else, these six are some of the best options to consider. If you’re on a budget, and who isn’t these days, you don’t have to limit yourself to a cheap knockoff either. How? There are lots of ways to save, but arguably the very best out there these days is Piggy.
By downloading the Piggy extension to Chrome, Firefox or Safari, you’ll save both time and money, allowing you to purchase that extra-special item. It automatically applies the best deals, coupons and even cash back when you shop online. All you have to do is shop for that item, and it finds the savings for you.
1. WeMo Insight
The WeMo Insight adapter is not only a great way to save money on power bills, but it’s fun to play with too. It’s a smart plug that works by tapping into a Wi-Fi network so that the user can wirelessly control things like their fans, heaters and lamps, all via their smart fun. To use it, it’s simply stuck into an outlet. Then the device is plugged into the WeMo. It will track the amount of energy being used by whatever is plugged into it. The WeMo app, downloaded for free, monitors energy use. The user can add their specific billing amount by checking their utility statement and then plugging something in. Real-time feedback is provided as to just how much energy that particular device is using. It can even help one compare how much energy various appliances are using so that adjustments can be made to save money. Just one example is a user that had an old refrigerator – he plugged in WeMo and found out that its energy use cost about $70 per month. By replacing it with a more efficient model, the cost was reduced to just a couple dollars per month.
By adding Piggy and purchasing it on a site like Best Buy, you’ll not only save, but your recipient will save big too.
2. Google Home Pod
A smart speaker is considered a must these days for any guy that has a high-tech home. There are a number of options out there, including Google Home, a small but powerful sound machine that does a whole lot more than play tunes. It can even order his pizza! Now he can watch the game without having to wait for a commercial to call his order in. It does a lot too and with a more natural-feeling virtual assistant. Plus, it’s available through Walmart’s online store, which means you’ll get the best deal possible as well as 2% cashback if you’re using Piggy.
3. Robot Vacuum Cleaner
All that pet hair, crumbs, dust and dirt that seems to accumulate quicker than you can blink an eye is hard for anyone to keep up with. For the man who’s adverse to cleaning, or simply doesn’t have the time to keep up with it, the Robot Vacuum Cleaner is ideal. It’ll pick up just about everything in its wake without him having to move. In fact, it’ll even clean under the couch without him having to get off it. You might even find one on eBay at a cheap price made even cheaper thanks to Piggy.
4. Portable Power Bank/Cell Charger
One of the most annoying things that can happen is to pull out your smartphone to take that once-in-a-lifetime pic, or make an important call, and find your battery dead or almost dead. Every guy needs a portable charger so that wherever he is, out on the golf course, or on the trail, he’ll have enough juice. They’re sold just about everywhere, which means Piggy is sure to find all sorts of deals to make this gift especially affordable.
5. Breakfast Sandwich Maker
A lot of men (and women) are always on the go and don’t have enough time to make breakfast. While taking a spin through the drive-thru is quick, there are few healthy options. By purchasing the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, available at many online stores that offer discounts through Piggy, you’ll save, and he can start his day off right. It toasts the bread, cooks the eggs, heats up meat, cheese, veggies and more, making it easy to make a breakfast sandwich before heading out the door.
6. Mini-Espresso Maker
If he likes espresso and needs a way to fuel up on the go, this clever gadget made by Wacaco will allow him to make one almost anywhere he can bring or get a hot container of water. It requires no batteries and no electricity either, just a little bit of arm grease for a fantastic cup of Joe. It’s often available on eBay at a bargain price made even better with Piggy.