5 Tiny Tech Toys You’ll Love

Sometimes products come along that are so amazing and so useful, you just can’t live without them. These tiny tech toys won’t take up a lot of space but they will add a whole lot of functionality — and fun — to your life. Check out our tiny tech must-haves for 2019.

DJI OSMO Pocket Camera

DJI OSMO Pocket Camera

This candy-bar sized hand-held camera will help you capture all of life’s big moments whether you want video or still photos. This is the smallest handheld camera DJI has ever designed and while it’s tiny in size, it delivers quality video and detailed images. The OSMO Pocket Camera shoots 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps and photos at 12 MP.

Ring Video Doorbell Security Camera

Ring Video Doorbell Security Camera

The Ring Video Doorbell Security Camera allows you to connect your doorbell to a video system, which you can monitor from your PC, smartphone, or tablet. With mobile alerts and two-way talk you can answer the door and speak to your visitors from anywhere. The system also includes motion sensors, infrared night vision, and live, view on-demand video and audio. 

Furo Music Headband/Mask

Furo Music Headband

Here’s a fun gift for the little ones in your life. The Furo Music Headband is a set of comfy headphones, worn the same way you would wear a headband. It comes in fun colours with animal motifs and is soft to the touch. The headbands also feature a high-quality speaker and a built-in microphone so your mini tycoon can take calls on the go. 

Hewlett Packard Sprocket Portable ZINK Photo Printer

HP Portable Photo Printer

Next time you take that perfectly shareable pic, you can print off copies to share with your friends and family. HP’s Portable ZINK Photo Printer weighs just 6 ounces and is the size of a smartphone! This fun, sleek printer instantly prints 2 x 3 inch photos from your smartphone or tablet with the HP Sprockett App and Bluetooth technology. 

Google Home Mini Voice Assistant Speaker

Google Home Mini Assistant

Google’s Home Mini Voice Assistant Speaker is the assistant you never knew you needed. Ask it questions, like “Google, will I need an umbrella today?” or “Google, what does my day look like on Saturday?” Your Google Assistant will have all the answers and will become an invaluable member of your home. And this assistant doesn’t ever ask for a raise.

Whether you’re equipping yourself for fun, safety, or your everyday needs, London Drugs has all the tiny tech you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

Save Your Photos Day: Tips for Safeguarding Your Most Precious Memories

Historic family photos are often relegated in shoeboxes to the attic or basement. Others are proudly showcased in frames hung on the wall, or in photo albums. Whether they’re hidden away or displayed in the home, the reality is that print photographs are susceptible to degradation. National Save Your Photos Day is September 30th, and it’s the perfect opportunity to stop and think about what you can do to protect your precious photo memories.

Environmental factors such as light, heat and humidity can cause photos to fade – especially those taken between 1936 and 1990, due to the methods of film processing used at the time. The other threat to your photos is a disaster such as a fire or flood. Generations worth memories can be destroyed in just moments. Without duplicates or digital backups, those memories will be irreplaceable.

For peace of mind, and to ensure your photos survive the test of time, our LD Experts recommend saving your photos using these helpful steps:

  1. Scan your photos and documents

The first step in preserving and protecting your photos is to digitize them. You can either use an at-home scanner to digitize them yourself one-by-one, or our Photolab can help. Use our Photo Scanning Box service to have mass quantities of your photos digitized all at once. Just pick up a box from our Photolab, take it home and fill it with 800 photos and even old documents like birth certificates, and bring it back to any London Drugs Photolab location. The service is pre-paid for when the box is dropped off: $179.99 per box, which is approximately 22 cents per photo or document. Once our LD Experts are done scanning your photos at high resolution, you can pick up your hard copies as well the USB flash drive with all your digitized photos on it.

  1. Back up your digital photos

With your print photographs now digitized, the next step is to save those digital photos on to your computer as well as an external hard drive or USB flash drive. That way, if your computer crashes for any reason, or a flood destroys it, you’ll still have another digital copy that’s safe and sound. Ideally, store your digital photos on multiple external hard drives. Or consider uploading them to an online drive such as iCloud or Google Drive.

  1. Separate your hard drives

Even if you shoot digital and already keep your photos on a hard drive, our LD Experts recommend backing up your digital files on an extra hard drive and keeping it in a separate location. This will help to avoid losing your digital photos in a fire, flood or other disaster. Consider keeping one in the house and one at a family member’s home.

Once your photos are safe and digitized, the possibilities are endless! Make print copies using a photo printer at home, or easily order prints and enlargements through our Photolab. You can send them to family and friends so they can enjoy those cherished photos too. If you order from our Photolab, you can even have those prints sent directly to their home anywhere in Canada, or to their nearest London Drugs Photolab for pick-up. You can also get creative with all the different ways you can share your images: photo books, calendars, or wall décor just to name a few. Bring new life to old photographs that had previously remained unseen. After all, photo memories are meant to be shared.

To get you started, we’re offering 10% off everything in our Photolab, from Friday September 29th through Sunday October 1st! Just use the promo code SAVEYOURPHOTOS at checkout, when you order from our London Drugs Photolab.