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Coolest Tech Gadgets of 2021
Technology is the one thing we can count on to keep evolving. Energy-efficient Teslas, outrageous apps, and social-distancing games have pushed the boundaries of our modern era. This year, technological advancements haven’t slowed down even one bit. We might not have flying cars yet, but this has already been a fantastic year for cool, new gadgets.
Sonos Arc Soundbar
Who isn’t plastered in front of their TV in the middle of winter? With so much time spent bundled up on the couch, it’s crucial to have the best-sounding equipment for your TV. A soundbar is an essential speaker to buy for that elevated sonic experience.
A soundbar is a slim speaker that connects through HDMI to your television. When looking for a soundbar, you need something compact but still high quality. The Sonos Arc Soundbar is a great choice because it’s more dynamic than other soundbars on the market. With a sonic range of highs and lows, songs with bass come through perfectly, and dialogue is easier to decipher. When the TV is off, you can use the Sonos App to stream music and podcasts through this state-of-the-art system.
Check out the Arc Soundbar here:
Razer Project Brooklyn
Oftentimes, we stream movies, binge-watch TV, and play videogames to escape what’s going on around us. Razer, one of the leading brands for gamer-affiliated luxuries, is pushing escapism a few steps further.
The Razer Project Brooklyn is a modernized gamer chair with a few major upgrades. It’s a “gaming pod” with a reclining chair, and a 60-inch LED screen for marvelous, panoramic views. A fold-up table can be used as a platform for a console or laptop. The chair also vibrates as you play, giving you a whole-body, immersive experience. Razer is changing virtual-reality gaming completely, bound to succeed with this extremely high-tech model.
Razer’s gaming pod isn’t out in stores yet but could be available to the public soon. Check out more details about its features and release date here: https://www.razer.com/concepts/razer-project-brooklyn
Superstrata C Bike
A bike ride through the city can lift anyone’s mood. With many of us stuck indoors, biking is the perfect getaway with an exceptional workout included. Custom bikes put regular ones to shame, and Superstrata has a new line of them for the cyclist in all of us.
The Superstrata C is a collection of customizable bikes fit for any terrain from the city to the mountains. These bikes are made entirely of carbon fiber, a malleable material, and extremely lightweight. Its use has changed road bike technology, making lighter-weight frames that have better weather resistance. You can customize every part of your Superstrata, from the frame and accent colors to the seat position for optimal posture.
Get ready for summer by checking out these custom bicycles: https://www.superstrata.bike/product/superstrata-c
Apple AirPods Pro
The Apple AirPods caught on quicker than most of us expected. Rechargeable and compact, these earbuds are incredibly useful for people on-the-go. Apple has never been a company to stop its technological advancements, so of course, AirPods have gotten a quality upgrade.
New sound improvements have changed the game for the trusty AirPods. Apple has amped up the listening experience by providing different levels of noise cancelation. Transparency mode is the latest feature for any multitasker: a mode where the volume decreases to hear what’s happening around you. These AirPods are also water-resistant, which is perfect for athletes and exercisers.
AirPods Pro is available at the Apple products website: https://www.apple.com/airpods-pro/
Getting a massage is one of the best pros of living with people. But when they’re not around or not interested, it’s almost impossible to give yourself an accurate, stress-relieving equivalent. Now, there’s a simple way to receive a thorough massage. Therabody’s Theragun Prime is a handheld massager that alleviates stress and discomfort in the body without any extra help.
This massager uses percussive therapy to get deeper into the muscles. It has an ergonomic head for reaching difficult spots on the body, and its 120-minute battery makes sure your relaxation doesn’t end abruptly. The customizable speed feature guarantees your most sensitive areas aren’t strained by any excessive pressure. Use the Theragun on your arms, legs, chest, and shoulders for a massage even a professional masseur can’t match.
More details on the Theragun prime here: https://www.theragun.com/us/en-us/prime-us.html
Samsung Smart Monitor M7
Great remote work starts with the right equipment. Whether you’re catching up on emails or playing a computer game, getting a monitor in your space can make a world of difference. Samsung’s Smart Monitor comes with striking visuals and impeccable sound quality for a better user experience.
The M7 has built-in speakers, so no need to exhaust your budget on any external attachments. For hooking up your laptop, there’s a USB port for a fast and easy connection. The monitor also comes with a remote, so you can control it like a TV when you’re ready to relax. With stunning HD quality, you won’t need to go back to your old, binge-watching ways.
For a luxurious office look in your own home, check out the M7 and watch your workflow benefit: https://www.samsung.com/us/monitors/smart-monitors/
Exciting advancements are not slowing down when it comes to technology. With many wild contraptions to read about already, there’s seemingly no end to the high-tech gadgets 2021 will bring.
SilverIP is the Official WIFI Sponsor of Summerfest and American Family Insurance Amphitheater!
SilverIP is thrilled to announce that we are now the official WIFI provider of Summerfest and American Family Insurance Amphitheater!
“We’re thrilled to be working with the Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. team to provide free WIFI to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Our experience providing internet service to Summerfest and large festivals in Chicago, makes this partnership a great fit,” said Farzad Moeinzadeh, SilverIP Co-Founder and CEO in the news release.
“We are excited to offer free WIFI at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater to enhance our fans’ experience at this world-class venue,” said Summerfest President and CEO Don Smiley in a news release.
“We have partnered with SilverIP at Henry Maier Festival Park for many years, and it made perfect sense for us to provide that same service at the Amphitheater. Free WIFI will be another new amenity to enjoy when we open this new venue in 2021.”
Learn more about our partnership with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. in this OnMilwaukee article.
How To Work From Home: Tips to Efficiently Work Remotely
Does working remotely seem like the ideal situation for a day filled with productivity? When your kitchen is close by, your bathroom is available anytime you need it, and your favorite blankets are at arm’s length, it’s as if every problem that stems from an office domain would be easy to eradicate. But with infinite access to the internet and a looming pandemic, completing work-related tasks are much harder to accomplish than usual.
Frustration sets in as you pace the floors of your apartment, wondering why the simplest of responsibilities have become so burdensome? Though you’re stationed in your comfortable home, this space introduces new complications. An unlimited connection to media sources can be initially troublesome, but avoiding incessant distractions is a skill anyone can develop. Luckily, there are many tricks you can utilize to quell your active mind while stuck inside your cozy abode. Here are some tips that will ensure you can work more effectively from your couch, your bed, or your home office.
Put Limits on Social Media
Apps like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have become some of the most imperative resources for reliable news. While we all want to stay updated with the latest COVID information, viewing a Twitter thread about random celebrity beef can usurp a large amount of time designated for productivity. Finding a way to limit app use can help you focus more intentionally and keep your work time unbreached by constant app checking.
Limit Social Media Distractions on iPhone
If you have an iPhone, you can open settings, find the “screen time” menu, and implement a few options to assist these necessary limitations. You can use the “downtime” function to restrict all application usage for periods of time during the day, or the “app limits” setting to lock applications specifically for your desired time increments. Though most of these limitations are reversible, putting in extra blockades to delay wandering from app to app during your concentration-time will be irrefutably impactful.
Limit Social Media Distractions on Android
If you’ve got a Google Phone or an Android, you’ll have to venture out and download an application to do your time management assistance. Popular apps like Digital Wellbeing have become instrumental to prudent organizations with multiple, beneficial features. With an easy tap, “focus mode” allows you to pause your most bothersome apps and eliminate access. You might have the willpower to stop playing a game or reading an article when it becomes too preoccupying, but downloading an application to set those barriers for you can make the possibility of working effectively way more plausible.
Setting Boundaries With Your Cohabitants
Sometimes it’s not the tangible items in our living spaces that present the largest obstacles, but often it’s our lovely roommates who unknowingly enable our procrastination tendencies. We see them lounging on the couch, watching our favorite tv shows, or preparing something delicious in the kitchen that makes us lose focus and yearn to join them. With your cohabitors likely spending longer periods at home alongside you, you’re all the more susceptible to frivolous, distracting conversations. Though we “feel happier when interacting with others,” socializing can wait when there’s work that needs to be finished.
Talking to Your Roommates
It might be difficult to have honest, meaningful conversations with the people you live with during these unprecedented times, but engaging with them about the things you need could drastically change your focus and determination. If you work better in the mornings, relate to your household that you need to remain focused during that period. With your community informed, you will have an easier job keeping your word and completing your goals. The people that you live with might even join in holding you accountable, making sure you finish your assignments whenever you’re obviously slacking off.
Being transparent about your concentration needs can feel selfish or unnecessary, but keeping everyone informed is the simplest way to ensure your distractions are kept at a minimum.
Rewards For Deadlines
Having treats at the ready when you’ve completed an assignment could be the key to your untapped effectiveness. In such emotional and tumultuous times, we need all the strength we can muster to tackle our everyday tasks and stay productive.
I’m a big candy fan, so stocking up on a variety of sweets has been a significant benefit to hours of unbroken concentration. Having a treat after you reach a certain word count or finalize the edits on a presentation might be the only thing pushing you to the finish line in these troublesome times. Even needing something that’s not food-oriented like stretching, watching YouTube videos, or meditating can effectively break up the repetitious workday and disperse the accumulation of stress as well.
Summer is here, and Chicago looks more beautiful than ever. It’s what Chicagoans look forward to every year after the brutal winters, but can we enjoy the weather safely when we need a break from work?
Rewarding yourself with a calming bike ride or a walk through the neighborhood is a helpful detour from a day’s worth of tasks. Isolated activities while following CDC protocol (wearing masks, staying six feet apart, etc.) are more than doable, and especially crucial, after hours of looking at the computer screen. If your main destresser is team sports, avoiding “sporting equipment and activities that involve lots of people touching one object” is probably important if that’s the reward you’re considering. Fortunately, there are many more solitary activities like jogging and meditating that are perfectly safe to enjoy.
Don’t feel guilty about itching to get outside if it helps you tackle traditionally easy assignments. This is a stressful time for all of us, so there’s nothing wrong with taking breaks or indulging in the warm sunlight.
Everyone has different ideas when it comes to fighting their way out of procrastination, but hopefully, this list has compiled a few tricks you might not have implemented yet. With or without a pandemic, working remote can be efficient with the right combination of tactics, and maybe the occasional piece of candy to reward your hard labor.
Your Internet Service During the COVID-19 Outbreak
A fast, dependable Internet connection is more important than ever right now. The spread of COVID-19 has us all relying on it for work, education, entertainment, and to stay connected with loved ones. We want to reassure you that SilverIP’s Internet service will stay strong and fast while we all do what is necessary to get through the COVID-19 outbreak.
Here’s what you can expect from SilverIP:
- We are constantly monitoring our network to ensure it is fast and reliable.
- Our concierge support team continues to be available by phone (312.600.3800) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- We have business continuity protocols in place to ensure that our network and support team is able to continue serving you through these difficult times.
Stay updated on SilverIP’s COVID-19 response on our COVID-19 page.
Thank you for being loyal SilverIP customers. Please take care of yourself as we all do our part to keep our community healthy.
SilverIP at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
We were thrilled to be the technology partner of this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 19, 2019, at Soldier Field. Thank you to everyone who donated to our team, walked with us, or stopped by our tent.
SilverIP is pleased to partner with American Cancer Society. We look forward to supporting future events and their mission of freeing the world of cancer.
Here are some photos!
SilverIP’s Tim Mahoney on Matt Laricy Group Podcast
SilverIP’s Senior Account Manager Tim Mahoney is featured on the latest episode of the Matt Laricy Podcast, a podcast hosted by one of the top real estate brokers in Chicago. Tim discusses SilverIP and our service, how your Internet actually works, what to look for when buying a Chicago home, and where the future of the Internet is headed.
SilverIP at BisNow Multifamily Conference
Here is some of of the SilverIP team at the Bisnow Multifamily Conference Midwest yesterday. Our co-founder and CEO, Farzad Moeinzadeh, moderated a panel on CRE technology as well. We had a great time!
SilverIP Provides Internet Service for a Successful 2018 Pokémon Go Fest
SilverIP was thrilled to provide Internet service for the 2018 Pokémon Go Fest, which took place this past weekend in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Last year’s event was criticized for network congestion and other connection issues. This year, SilverIP helped the organizer ensure that the event’s Internet bandwidth was able to accommodate the 21,000 participants. The result was a fun and exciting event that has been praised by the media and attendees.
SilverIP is now available in Milwaukee!
We’re thrilled to be offering our ultra-fast Internet and concierge support to residential and commercial buildings in Milwaukee! You can already find SilverIP at 7Seventy7, The North End and other residential buildings. We’re providing service at Summerfest too!
SilverIP supports the fundamental principles of net neutrality.
SilverIP supports the fundamental principles of net neutrality. At our core, we believe in an open Internet.
At SilverIP, we pledge to treat all traffic equally, not prioritize, block access, or throttle (slow down) any specific (legal) content, applications, or services.
We are committed to providing our customers with the best access to all that the Internet has to offer.