Be the hostess with the mostest — provide your holiday houseguests with gadgets that they can use during their stay for a more comfortable visit. The right products can help them keep their devices charged, eliminate the worry that they’ll be disturbing you, and will aid them in getting where they need to be.
Just make sure that you don’t let houseguests feel too comfortable or else they may overstay their welcome!
Gadgets for your Guest Room 1 of 8
Tech to trick out your guest room — to help guests have a comfortable stay!
Provide a place to plug in 2 of 8
Upgrade certain outlets with the U-Socket Wall Outlet with Built-in USB Charger Ports to provide more power in the places guests will need them the most. With two standard outlets and 2 USB ports, these would be appreciated near a bedside table or the desk in your guest room. If you're short on time and can't swap out your outlets for these, a plugging strip also works just fine!
$27.99 from HomeDepot.com. Image courtesy of Home Depot.
Keep them powered even when on the go 3 of 8
Wake them up and get them going 4 of 8
Short on space? An alarm clock with smartphone dock does double duty to help guests charge their smartphone while they sleep and also allows them to wake them up to their favorite music. This iHome Bluetooth Dual Alarm Clock allows you to stream music from iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices and keep your iOS and Android phones charged.
$49.99 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Image courtesy of iHome.
Let them log on 5 of 8
Don't leave guests guessing and scratching their heads about how to get into your encrypted home wifi. Leave a handwritten notecard on the bedside table or on the desk so they can log in with ease. While you're at it, add your home address so they can make sure they have it in their phones for when they venture out exploring on their own.
Notecard design courtesy of Minted.com
Enjoy the sounds of silence 6 of 8
Give guests the freedom to watch movies on their devices without the worry of disturbing you by lending them a pair of your headphones. Sol Republic Tracks Air feature luxe speaker pads which are like pillows for the ears, multi-device connectivity for the ability to watch on a tablet or laptop, and the ability to connect via near field communication (NFC) or Bluetooth. For those that prefer the in-ear styles, Beats URBeats Earbuds deliver great sound in a more compact package.
Mute that house phone 7 of 8
If you still have a home phone line, don't forget to mute the one in the guest room so guests can sleep without being disturbed by the calls coming in on your home line. I like this VTech Retro Phone as a cool choice for guest room dÃ©cor — and because the touch screen controls make it easy to adjust the volume to mute.
$59.95 from VTech.com. Image courtesy of VTech.
Take tunes on the road 8 of 8
Hosts living in tropical destinations can lend out a portable speaker so their guests will have some music for a day at the beach. The highly portable Beats Pill delivers big wireless sound in a super compact package which is perfect for tucking into a beach bag and streaming favorite music from the comfort of a lounge chair.
$199.99 from Target Electronics. Image courtesy of Target.com
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