Cutting the Cord 101: Gadgets, Streaming and More

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

With so many new toys and gadgets in 2021 and what’s expected in 2022, it can be easy to get overwhelmed! We’ve put together a list of some great gadgets for the whole family and some streaming services that you may not have considered before. Plus, we sniffed out a few things to be excited about in 2022.

Keep reading if you want to learn more about the best gifts for Christmas 2021 and beyond!

Petcube Bites 2

It’s a little on the pricier side, but Fido is worth it! This WiFi-enabled treat dispenser has a camera so while you’re grinding away at work and need two minutes of sheer adorableness, you can get by giving your favorite fur baby a treat right from the office.

Anker Power Bank

You can go to a lot of different stores and get a power bank that’s good for giving your smartphone a little extra juice, but what about your laptop and all your other devices?

The Anker power bank features rapid recharge times so that you can charge and go quicker and has a lot of great reviews.


If streaming is what you’re looking for, but you bypassed Disney+ because it’s for kids – think again.
Disney+ has all of the Marvel movies, plus movies that are nostalgic for a lot of adults, like “10 Things I Hate About You,” or the 90’s cartoon “Gargoyles.”

Magellan TV

For folks with an insatiable curiosity about the world, Magellan TV is a great gift subscription.

There are documentaries on every topic here, including the universe, history, politics and even the paranormal. There’s even a free trial and it can be billed monthly, quarterly or annually.

Those are some great Christmas ideas for 2021, but what’s coming in 2022? While we can’t see into the future, here are a few goodies we’ve found that you can look forward to in the coming year:

Google’s Nest Doorbell

This is more of an upgrade rather than a new product. This new, wired version of Google’s very popular Nest Hello doorbell features 24/7 recording – a valuable feature if theft is an issue, or that one guy letting his dog make a mess in your yard.

New Video Games

There are so many great games coming out in 2022, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl in April (if you like post-apocalyptic games) or Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown (if you have a need for speed and not speeding tickets).

Bally Sports

Earlier this year Sinclair and Bally reached an agreement that will make it easier for sports fans to watch all their favorite sports in one affordable streaming service.

It’s not out yet, but soon you’ll be covered whether you go wild for the Arizona Diamondbacks or the Atlanta Braves!

Now that you’ve got more stuff to add to your Christmas shopping list and planned purchases in 2022, why not check out our other articles in our Cut the Cord series?

You can learn a lot about how fiber works, what you can do to speed up your home network and even how you can keep watching your favorite news channels without cable!

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