Buying tech gifts for the holiday can be a bit of a hassle. But with loads of tech gadgets flooding the market, it shouldn’t be tough to buy something that your family needs for the holidays. Check out 5 cool tech gifts of 2017, including smart watches, robot toys and also car chargers:
Smartwatches may have flooded the market long back but most buy it only when Apple enters the competition. The Apple Watch Series 2 is brilliant in its appearance and is now waterproof with a built-in GPS to help you out while navigating in diverse geographies. Now you do not have to shackle your Apple watch to your iPhone too. You can check out the Series 1 for $100 less if you prefer to see notifications. The Series 1 features a faster processor and a useful heart rate monitor but it does not have waterproofing or GPS. Target frequently has sales on the Series 1 Apple Watch so keep your eyes peeled!
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot
This holiday season, you can opt to gift Amazon’s talking speakers since it would appeal to everyone in the family. Alexa, the built-in voice assistant, is great in accepting voice commands; and can control and set various functions including cooking timers and music playback. The bigger Echo boasts of better sound quality, while Echo Dot can work with existing speakers.
Irrespective of your age, here is one friendly robot sidekick who can please you to no end. Anki’s Cozmo includes several cameras and sensors powered by AI that lets the toy interact with pets and humans efficiently. One can program it to recognize faces and even say your name. He can use his tiny forklifts to start playing with a number of glowing blocks. You can even play games with it through a mobile app, available for both iPhone and Android. Great for kids and adults alike, this is going to be a big hit this holiday season.
Apple’s iPhone has killed its headphone jacks, giving way to Bluetooth wireless headphones. The latest aHead headphones from Kreafunk sound great since they can cancel out the surrounding noise effectively. Normal headphones can only block out so much. These aHead wireless bluetooth headphones have a 14 hour playback time and are perfect for anyone who loves music. Not only are these headphones stylish, they reduce surrounding noise and echo. They come in a wooden storage box which makes them a great gift!
When it comes to charging smartphones and other gadgets in your car, the Scosche revolt is the best choice. The compact size includes 2 USB slots, offering enough power to charge 2 tablets simultaneously. The charge speed and efficiency is higher than standard car chargers. Smaller than a credit card, it is one of the few car chargers that can deliver the goods. The small frame and shiny blue ports makes this an easy recommendation. With prices from $10 – $30, this makes a great stocking stuffer for just about anyone on your gift list. Don’t forget to crab a cable to go with it!
The above tech gadgets are perfect for holidays and are bang for the buck too, considering they can match your budget any time.