Cultivating a Meaningful Connected Life

Feb 28, 2022

Did you know that by 2030 the average person is expected to have more than 20 connected devices? The world is rapidly moving to an increasingly digital environment, and now more than ever, we have the power to use technology to assist us in making daily tasks easier and rethinking the way we go about our lives. But how?

From wearable devices and smart phones to office tech and even entertainment, tech expert Andrea Smith highlights the hottest trends in electronics and how you can easily integrate smart devices into your life, making your connections impactful and effortless.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ from T-Mobile

Your smartphone is the one device that keeps you connected to everything you do, which is why you want the absolute best and latest technology like the new Samsung Galaxy S22 line-up from T-Mobile. And because customers shouldn’t have to choose between value or network, the Samsung Galaxy S22 line-up lights up T-Mobile’s 5G network -- the nation’s largest, fastest and most reliable nationwide 5G network. Only T-Mobile customers can tap into T-Mobile’s 5G Carrier Aggregation for faster speeds and greater capacity on the new Samsung Galaxy S22 line-up.

New and existing T-Mobile and Sprint customers can get the Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22+ for FREE with 24 monthly bill credits when you trade in an eligible device on Magenta MAX or an eligible Sprint plan (or up to $500 off when trading in an eligible device on ANY plan). Plus, you can pick up the new Galaxy S22 and get the second for FREE (or up to $800 off Galaxy S22+) with 24 monthly bill credits when adding a line on ANY plan.

Webex Desk Mini

Companies like Cisco are making it easier to create productive work–from-home spaces. The Webex Desk Mini is an all-in-one portable collaboration device you can set up anywhere. It has an interactive 1080p display, an HD camera, full-range speaker and a mic that removes background noise – so you can hold important video meetings and calls in any room of the house. The Webex Mini powers collaboration that is centered around the work you do, not where you do it – just pick it up and move to any room or place to continue connecting and collaborating.

It works with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google and, of course, Webex. Plus, it comes in five bold colors: First Light Grey, Carbon Black, Woodland Green, Nordic Blue, and Desert Sand.


MSRP: $1,695 USD (starts at $995 for Webex meeting customers)

Gran Turismo 7 and The Pulse 3D Headset

Online gaming is more popular than ever and racing fans should start their engines because Gran Turismo 7 is rolling out next week for PlayStation 5 and 4. Whether you’re a competitive, casual racer, collector, photographer or new to car culture entirely, you can join and stay connected to an international community of drivers to share race strategies, tuning tips, car designs, and photos, before taking to the track to go head-to-head. On the PlayStation 5, Gran Turismo 7 brings stunning visuals and lightning-fast loading times for a seamless racing experience. 

Plus, you can experience deeper immersion with features like 3D Audio, adaptive triggers that simulate a car’s braking resistance, and haptic feedback that allow racers to feel the subtle bumps of the tarmac and the grooves of the curb.

The Pulse 3D headset, available in Midnight Black, is specifically designed to take full advantage of the PlayStation 5’s 3D Audio feature, which makes video game soundscapes more immersive, and enables players to locate sounds from all directions. The Pulse 3D also boasts noise-cancelling microphones and easy-access controls, making it easy to connect and chat with friends during a gaming session.



Gran Turismo 7 (Available March 4): $69.99 on PlayStation, $59.99 on PlayStation 4

PULSE 3D™ Wireless Headset for PlayStation 5 - in Midnight Black: $99.99

My Passport SSD from WD

The most important thing to remember about your connected life is you need to back it up safely so you don't ever lose access to your most important digital assets. The My Passport SSD from WD is a stylish portable storage drive that lets you save, access and protect your content and data.

It's incredibly easy to use and comes with software to automatically back up your files so you never even have to think about it. It works with PC and Mac and comes in capacities ranging from 500 GB to 4 TB.


MSRP: Starting at $119.99 for 500 GB