As temperatures drop, you’ll be swapping your swimsuit for sweatpants and begin spending more time inside. Whether you have a man cave already or are in the process of building one, there are certain items you need to entertain yourself when you’re not snow blowing the driveway or bundling the kids up for a ski trip.
If you don’t own one already, you should consider getting an Amazon Echo. The Echo Dot is a voice-controlled personal assistant that uses Alexa to perform a variety of tasks around your home and office. It helps you read the news, play music, make a phone call, and control things such as the thermostat, door locks, and television. It can’t bring you a beer, but if you’re craving pizza, the Echo can order one. Need an Uber? Use the Echo. You can get take-out, unlock the garage door, and let the delivery man put dinner directly in your hands without leaving your lounge chair.
Another reason why you won’t want to get up from the lounger in your man cave is that you’ll be watching a program on a TCL 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV. That may seem like a wordy description, but the television has some incredible features for the price. The resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels, or approximately 8,000,000 pixels—making the screen really clear. You can control it with a phone app, and it includes the integration of services such as Roku, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video. You can also record live programs through its USB storage. Reviews are strong for this TV with many agreeing that it’s a great bang for the buck.
The Anker Sound Core Portable Bluetooth Speaker is another item you need to put on your man cave wish list. It has good sound quality, particularly considering its small size. It’s quite simple to pair with your cell phone, and one notable feature is it allows you to put one call on hold while answering another (not all Bluetooth speakers have this capability). The device is waterproof, making it a great fit for the pool or the beach (or if an overzealous visitor to your man cave accidentally dumps whiskey on it). The speaker also boasts additional battery life in comparison to earlier models.
If you plan on relaxing in your man cave by yourself without any distractions, you may want to consider getting Conwin Bluetooth Headphones. They have “active noise canceling technology,” so you can focus on a movie, block out the neighbor’s incessant lawn mowing, or tune out the kids playing upstairs. The sound is clear when you use them for phone calls, the Bluetooth range is good, they’re comfortable, and overall, they’re worth the price.
If you plan on doing some entertaining in your man cave, the Victrola 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable is a must, particularly if you own some vinyl records and want to show them off. It’s simple to set up and is a great conversation starter, especially for those who didn’t grow up playing 45s. It also has Bluetooth capability, so you can play music from corresponding devices. Be bold, and get one in red or cobalt