The (evolving) 2022 Techaeris Holiday Gift Guide

Yes, we know there are a million 2022 Holiday Gift Guides out there. While many are broken up and quite wordy, we’re going to try something new here this year at Techaeris. On that note, we’ve compiled a list that will be updated as we find more products and deals that would make great gifts this holiday season.

NOTE: All prices are in USD (unless otherwise noted) and accurate at the time of publishing. Some deals are limited time, so don’t delay! If you are in Canada, the Amazon links should take you to the corresponding product page if it exists.

Anker Products

Brand Model/Product Name MSRP Sale Purchase Link
Anker Anker 735 Charger GaNPrime 65W $59.99 $41.99 Amazon
Anker USB C GaN Charger 30W $22.99 $15.99 Amazon
Anker Anker New Nylon USB-C to Lightning Cable $31.99 $21.99 Amazon
Anker 333 USB-C to USB-C Cable 2-Pack $19.99 $16.09 Amazon

Stylish earbuds with three case options marred by loose fit

Techaeris Rated 8.7/10

There are different styles and colours of earbuds on the market to suit just about anyone. GravaStar, a company whose futuristic-looking speakers we’ve reviewed in the past, also makes earbuds. Their latest true wireless earbuds have something a bit unique.

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Our GravaStar Sirius P5 review looks at some true wireless earbuds that come with different case cover options, allowing you to customize the case with different styles. Read on for our full review.


The GravaStar Sirius P5 Combo earbuds we reviewed have the following features and specifications:

  • Dynamic Driver: 12mm
  • Noise Canceling: Environment Noise Canceling (ENC)
  • Sound Mode: Music Mode & Gaming Mode
  • Input: 5V — 500mA
  • Output: 5V — 150mA
  • Bluetooth Protocol: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
  • Decoding Format: SBC/AAC/APTX
  • Sensitivity: 99dB+/- 3dB
  • Frequency response range: 20Hz – 20KHz
  • Bluetooth: V5.2
  • Bluetooth Distance: >10m
  • Battery Type: Polymer lithium-ion battery
  • Earbuds Charging Time: 1.5 hours
  • Single

Is your ITSM Tool Doing More Harm Than Good? 5 Questions to Ask

TOPDesk president Ruben Franzen offers five questions to consider when evaluating your ITSM tools in this article.

How many software tools does your company use? Do you know what each of them does? Better yet, can you list how each tool benefits your company, its employees, and its end users? If you cannot answer these questions, you’re not alone. Companies today use dozens – if not hundreds – of various software tools to help solve myriad business needs. However, as your company’s needs evolve and as technological capabilities increase, it’s important to audit the systems your teams are using to ensure they are meeting the needs of your business and employees.

Your company’s ITSM tool is one such system that should be evaluated regularly to ensure it’s meeting the needs of your IT team – and its end users. This is because using an obsolete or inadequate ITSM solution can

Adapting Continuous Testing for a Shift Left Philosophy

In recent years, the software testing landscape has undergone significant transformation to meet the continuously rising demand for high-quality software in a shorter amount of time. Although the waterfall model has historically been used to test software applications, the industry is now searching for alternatives to make release cycles as short as possible. Shift left testing is one of these remedies. 

What Is Shift Left Testing?

Simply put, shifting left refers to the principle of carrying out a task earlier on in a procedure. The practice of pushing all the testing processes of your software to the left in the delivery pipeline or testing your product sooner than is typically done throughout the development lifecycle is called shift left testing.

While there are several advantages to shift left testing, one advantage stands out above the others. You can be almost certain that no severe flaws will remain in your program

How is IoT Changing Business Habits

Companies have a lot of questions about setting up an in-house IoT solution. Whether it is a matter of wondering what the added value, reliability, or cost will be in the long term, there are many expectations and feedback. However, VSEs, SMEs, and other industries daily adopt an IoT solution to meet specific needs.

The IoT is already a tangible reality.

With over 55 billion objects connected to the Internet by 2025, the IoT represents an essential growth lever for small and multinational businesses.

 Multiple daily objects hitherto inert will be able to communicate thanks to installing sensors connected to the Internet, most often using specific SIM cards. 

This results in many new uses in fields as diverse as industry, health, logistics, mobility, etc. All business sectors are impacted by this IoT revolution, which also aims to facilitate decision-making in multiple areas (intelligent diagnostics, predictive maintenance, asset optimization, etc.).