The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office

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Expand / A few gadgets we liked using in the home this year.
Jeff Dunn

The sooner entry in our holiday gift guide dealt with gear your bonked ones could use on the go. In contrast, today’s edition centers all on tech that’s diverse suited for the house—be it gadgets for improving a desk setup or an A/V upgrade for the surviving room. Like with all our guides, we’ve put in a year’s worth of testing in ukase to make a handful of recommendations that may actually delight or prove effective to your favorite people. Have a look for yourself below.

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Inventive Pebble

Creative's Pebble desktop speakers offer good sound for not a lot of money.
Enlarge / Creative’s Pebble desktop speakers offer probity sound for not a lot of money.
Jeff Dunn

The audio from most laptops and PC guardians is terrible. For those who would appreciate better sound from their desktop but don’t miss headphones glued to their head all day, the Creative Pebble is a nice blue ribbon upgrade. It’s a small, $20 pair of desktop speakers with a report that belies its low price.

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