AmberMac Archive: HolidayGifts

The Feed: TF077 AmberMac’s Holiday Gift Guide

On this week’s show, Michael and I have FoodCloud CEO Iseult Ward, who joins us from Dublin, Ireland, to talk about connecting wasted food to charitable organizations. Also on the show, Hussein Fazal is in studio to discuss new chatbot service SnapTravel, the half human and half robot that… Read More

Marathon LED Alarm Clock & USB Charging Station

If you have multiple devices you’re probably frequently searching for a spot to charge them, or the right cable and an empty outlet. The Marathon LED alarm clock with USB charging ports from the Marathon Watch Company solves a problem that is becoming more and more  common – freeing up space… Read More

Netatmo Smart Home Products

Smart home technology is a great gift for the holidays for people on your list who want the hottest new tech. If you’re planning to buy a smart home product, consider something that is easy to set up and easy to manage. Some of my favorite picks are devices that… Read More

Holiday Guide Giveaway LIVE

My FIRST EVER Amber Mac Holiday Guide LIVE was Monday, December 12th at Noon. This one-hour broadcast  included gift ideas, tech reviews, holiday hacks, and lots more. Plus, I gave away a bunch of hot holiday prizes including: 1 Hatchimals toy 1 LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack 5 Scotiabank… Read More

LEGO Dimensions Video Game

Last year the new “Toys-to-Life” video game LEGO Dimensions was the number 1 holiday toy in Canada. My 7-year-old son has been playing the game since it first came out. He loves that it’s interactive and he’s especially excited about its Year 2 expansion packs (which were just released,… Read More

The Feed: TF075 Pokemon Champ Bennett Piercy

We talk to the North America Pokemon champ Bennett Piercy about the latest games for the holiday season, including Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Also on the show, Click and Grow’s Mattias Lepp joins us from Estonia to explain how to build a self-contained kitchen garden with Smart Garden… Read More

Spin Master Hatchimals Toy

Hatchimals is one of the hottest toys this season. There are five different species of Hatchimals, and each of these little toy animals start off their “lives” incubating inside an egg. The more your child plays with the egg, the faster it hatches, and the fun grows from there (check… Read More

3 Made-in-Canada Gifts

Who doesn’t love online shopping? You can be on-the- go or on the sofa, and then, like magic, a package arrives on your doorstep in days. All you did was click or swipe. Even more exciting is the vast selection of new indie shops online selling unique items.  Technology has made it… Read More

Veho Kasa Bluetooth Smart Bulb

There are getting to be a lot of smart lighting options on the market and Veho has added their Kasa Bluetooth LED smart bulbs to the mix. These light bulbs can be controlled remotely through the Kasa app for iOS and Android, changing the bulb’s white balance and brightness, as well as setting it… Read More

Parrot Pot Smart Planter

If you’ve got someone in your life like me, who loves houseplants but tends to stick to no-fuss varieties to make tending them easier, then you should definitely check out the Parrot Pot. This smart self-watering planter opens up a whole new variety of indoor gardening options and won’t forget to keep a close… Read More