Celebrities are more than just admirable faces we see on the big screen. Between charitable events and activism, the rich and famous often use their high profile to raise awareness of topical issues that make an impact in our daily lives. Click or tap to see how you can get a celebrity to send you a custom greeting online.
But that’s not all celebrities use their platform for. Just like all of us, celebrities are fond of all things tech — and the sight of one using a particular device is enough to send sales of that product through the roof.
If you want to live like an actor or rockstar, here’s our guide to the most popular tech items used by celebrities today. Once you pocket one of these cool items for yourself, you might want to keep an eye out for paparazzi lurking in the hedges.
Snoop Dogg loves to game
Snoop Dogg isn’t just a player — he’s a video game player! And no game gets more love from Snoop than the NFL’s Madden football simulator. Originally, Snoop got his Madden fix by sitting down for some quality time with his Xbox One. But a series of outages prompted the rap star to call it quits and publicly declare he was switching to Sony’s Playstation.
But Sony was listening, and in response, they sent Snoop a brand new PlayStation 4 to try out. It was love at first sight, and you can still catch Snoop Dogg playing on the PlayStation Network to this day.
The PlayStation 4 is a powerful gaming console in it’s own right — but what really makes the system a winner is its suite of multimedia applications. Not only can you play the largest library of headliner games on the market, you also have access to nearly every streaming service out there plus a full-fledged Blu-Ray player. It’s a package deal!
Gordon Ramsay lives by this small kitchen appliance
Gordon Ramsay is famous for being a chef with an attitude. But that doesn’t stop him from enjoying a fun, healthy snack here and there like a smoothie.
In interviews, Ramsay has mentioned his love for the Nutribullet Blender, which makes it easy to create delicious drinks, smoothies and shakes from healthy ingredients in your own home. Best of all, Gordon Ramsay even has some smoothie recipes you can try in your new blender for yourself.
Ariana Grande always has the latest and greatest when it comes to phones
Ariana, as fellow performer Nicki Minaj proclaimed, is the “Queen of Pop” in today’s world. And just like any queen, Ari loves to have the latest and greatest when it comes to her gadgets.
As an Instagram and Twitter obsessive, Ariana regularly posts selfies and photos from her new iPhone 11 Pro Max — which features a slew of photography enhancing bonuses like the telephoto wide angle lens and Deep Fusion image processing.
The wireless earbuds are part of Oprah’s 2019 “Favorite Things” list
Oprah needs no introduction — and because of this, she’s well positioned to share her love for tech and gadgets this holiday season.
As part of her annual Favorite Things list, the talk show titan recommended the excellent Powerbeats Pro as her wireless earbuds of choice. Unlike similar offerings on the market, the Powerbeats Pro feature soft clips that go around the curvature of your ear to prevent them from slipping during exercise. Plus, they feature the patented sound engineering that Beats brand headphones are famous for.
Pharrel Williams has been a fan of this smartwatch since Day 1
Pharrell Williams is well known as a fashionista. That’s why Apple chose him as one of the first Apple Watch ambassadors — influential users who were among the first to receive Apple’s wearable before it ever hit shelves. In Pharrell’s case, his iPhone was the rare 24 karat gold Apple Watch Edition.
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Pharrell still uses the Apple Watch today. But for those of us who aren’t as wealthy as Pharrell, you can get your hands on the latest Apple Watch Series 5 in a beautiful gold color with a milanese loop. It may not be quite as valuable, but the gold-colored aluminum will hold up to wear-and-tear far better than the 24 karat option. Oh, and it’s waterproof too!
Don’t be fooled by spoofed celebrities and brands
If you have ever used social media to reach out to a celebrity or a brand, you know the feeling of elation when they respond to you. Well, as with everything else online, crooks are using this to their benefit by tricking people into believing they are in fact that person or brand.
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