Got new tech for the holidays? Here's how to protect it

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You got the hookup this holiday season, but how are you protecting your newest tech? These highly rated accessories will guarantee your gadgets stay in tip-top shape for years to come.

Plastic Hard Shell Laptop Case

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Dress up your new laptop. (Photo: Amazon)

Lucky enough to find a laptop under the tree? This hard shell case is stylish and slim, so it won’t add extra weight. It features two rows of ventilation for heat disbursement, plus it comes with a matching keyboard cover to protect against inevitable spills. And at under $20 with 40 colors to choose from, you can even afford to swap it out seasonally!

$18 at Amazon

Silicone AirPods Case

Keep your new AirPods close. (Photo: Amazon)
Keep your new AirPods close. (Photo: Amazon)

I’ve been using this case for over a year and honestly, it’s the best $8 purchase I’ve ever made! There’s no added bulk but it easily absorbs shocks from bumps and drops and comes with a clip to attach it to your purse or backpack. With over 28,000 positive reviews and dozens of colors – including glow in the dark options – you seriously can’t go wrong here.

$8 at Amazon

Mobile Phone Adhesive Dust Stickers

Keep dust out. (Photo: Amazon)
Keep dust out. (Photo: Amazon)

One of the easiest ways to prolong the life of your phone is protecting your speakers from accumulated dust that can lead to distorted sounding calls and more. These mesh stickers discreetly add a layer of prevention from debris and they work with most phones and cases too.

$7 $8 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch Travel Case

Keep your games in one place! (Photo: Amazon)
Keep your games in one place! (Photo: Amazon)

If you were gifted the video game console of the year, you’ll want to keep it looking like new. This sleek carrying case was specifically designed for the Nintendo Switch OLED console with an upper pocket that’s big enough to fit extra controllers, cables, games and other accessories. The shell is water-resistant and the soft lining and microfiber screen cover keeps your device free from scratches. With over 44,000 positive reviews, we’re not playing around when we say it’s an awesome choice.

$19 $20 at Amazon

Bouncie GPS Car Tracker

Ever forget where you parked your car? (Photo: Amazon)
Ever forget where you parked your car? (Photo: Amazon)

If you got a car this holiday season – congrats! You can keep tabs on your shiny new ride with Bouncie, a GPS car tracker that goes beyond reminding you where you parked. It actually offers accident notifications, route history, speed monitoring, even Geo-Zone notifications when the vehicle enters or leaves a specific area. Bouncie also includes maintenance alerts for things like oil changes and tire rotation. It really is an all-in-one solution that reviewers rave about, and at $8/month, it’s nearly 70 percent more cost effective than other competitors on the market.

$77 at Amazon

Tile Mate Essentials

Keep one of these on your car and house keys. (Photo: Amazon)
Keep one of these on your car and house keys. (Photo: Amazon)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if I could Tile my entire life, I would. This four-pack of Tile Mate Essentials includes three varieties of trackers that attach to all of the most frequently searched-for items like your wallet, keys, remote controls, kids toys and so much more. I also love that any of the Tiles can make your phone or smart-home device ring, even when it’s on silent. This one’s a real sanity saver!

$80 at Amazon

Any tech accessories you’re loving right now? Let us know in the comments below!

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