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This week’s tech blog is dedicated to our readers.  We know that you all are swamped all day long, so if you are taking 5 minutes from your day to read this, we appreciate it.  As a thank you, here is a list of great tech to make your life a bit easier.

We all have days where it seems that you don’t have time to get anything done.  Your to-do list is so lengthy that you cannot remember if you ate, much less whether you have left your lights on or charged your phone.  I have compiled a list of the best tech gadgets to help busy professionals keep on task and manage their time.

To manage your diet and eat healthy food even when time is nonexistent, the good people at Tovala have you covered.  You may not have time to cook for yourself and healthy options are few and far between.  Or maybe you just hate to cook. The company’s motto is that you should never have to compromise between convenience, health, and taste. They offer a clean-eating meal delivery service with everything included.  There is no prep work involved other than acquiring a fork. You then place the trays into the Tovala, scan the barcode, and the oven automatically cooks your food perfectly by switching between convection, baking, and steaming. The oven even sends you a notification once the food is done so you aren’t stuck in the kitchen waiting. It includes an app so that if you feel inclined to cook your own meals Tovala will walk you through the process, and even lets you know about the nutritional value of the food.

To manage your home, a smart home hub is a necessity. If you are unfamiliar with the technology, smart hubs connect a variety of compatible smart devices. This allows you to control an array of devices and functions and also gives you access to a wealth of information. You can do simple things like stream music or order food, but you can also control electronic devices such as lights and thermostats. There is a myriad of connectable smart devices now, so functionality keeps growing. You can unlock doors, turn on sprinklers, and control plugs and thermostats. The Roomba even has smart technology now, so if your carpet needs a quick clean before you get home, they have an app for that. Home hubs run the gamut in pricing and performance, so choose what features are most important for you.  Amazon Echo has a great one, but if the price tag is too high for you,  the Wink Hub 2 has a nice option for less than $100.

To manage your technology, there is so much great tech out there to help you keep up with your business no matter where you are. The Anker Power Port 6 is a multi-port USB Hub can connect up to 6 USB devices at once from a single outlet. Charge your phone, a tablet, and any other device you need from one place. To avoid carrying a bulky wallet and multiple cards try the Wocket Smart Wallet. With biometric security, your multiple cards become a single card to conduct any transactions.  To keep up with all of your passwords, try LastPass.  This clever little app remembers all of your passwords so that you don’t have to. Unlike traditional password extensions and apps, no one can get access to your passwords even if your devices are stolen. This comes in handy when you treat yourself to a new phone or computer.


Commercient has the newest technology to help you manage all aspects of your business.  Our newest brainchild, IoT Pulse, lets you connect to over 750 apps. Access to this app is currently by invitation only, so click here to learn more and get on the waiting list.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so for this week’s Tech News, we are multitasking. We’ve combined some great new tech with some great ideas for mom this Mother’s Day.

Don’t forget to show that special lady in your life how much you care, whether it’s your mom, your stepmother, or your grandmother. So many tech gifts tend to value function over emotion, but this list shows that you put a bit of thought into her gift.

Nonetheless, here are some tech gift ideas that are sure to delight any lady, even if her idea of tech is a digital clock.

  1. Kate Spade Everpurse. For the lady that is both tech-savvy and label conscious, this nifty little wristlet, starting at $139, the bag is a great mix of form and function. It has a pocket that charges your iPhone. You can charge the purse when you aren’t using it–just place the purse on a wireless charging mat and it’s ready to go the next day.
  2. Beauty subscription. If the very idea of anything tech-related terrifies your mother more than spiders, this is a great alternative. You can set up a monthly subscription service that you (or mom) can customize. The company then sends a variety of their best sellers and new products for them to try out. A couple good choices are Birchbox and FabFitFun.
  3. This nifty vanity mirror. The iHome 9” vanity mirror is the multitasker of the beauty world. It charges your phone, has a Bluetooth connection so you can chat as you gild the lily, plays music as you get ready, lights up, and oh, yeah, shows you your reflection too.
  4. Echo Home Hub. Even if your mom/grandma/stepmom has no tech skills whatsoever, this great gadget is really user-friendly. This voice-activated module can be installed anywhere her little heart desires and has almost limitless functionality. She can play music on demand, get the weather report, the news, or even get a recipe. It supports a variety of apps, including Pandora, Uber, and even Domino’s.
  5. Nox Music Smart Sleep Light. We all have nights where sleep is as elusive as a unicorn. This groovy little light produces red wavelengths, which  (supposedly) raise melatonin levels. It also produces the sound of lapping waves to relax the mind. So for the insomniac lady in your life, this should be a great gift.

If you get really stuck and none of these appeals to you, Amazon gift cards are always a winner. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! Thanks for all that you do.

Merry Christmas from the team here at Commercient! Since our office will be closed the rest of the week for Christmas, we decided to celebrate with our lovely readers – that means you! – a little early.

And while we have you here, we couldn’t help but to thank you for being such a wonderful reader of our blog and social media.

Thank you for another wonderful & exciting year!

Now, go share some Christmas spirit with someone you care about! They’ll be excited to learn you were thinking of them during the most wonderful time of the year.

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone!

Thanksgiving is a special time of year when we gather and give thanks for everything that we are grateful for in our lives. At Commercient, we’re thankful for all of our incredible partners and customers. You keep us on our toes and we are always thankful for the opportunity to introduce a new business to the power and benefits of simple software integration.

If only making a turkey was this easy.