There’s no denying it: technology can make life easier. And who on your holiday gift list doesn’t want a more seamlessly connected, easier life?
These awesome tech gifts and gadgets are sure to delight everyone this season, from your tech obsessed brother in law to your picky teenage daughter.
1. Eight Sleep Tracker, $299
This sleep tracker can fit over any mattress to transform it into a smart mattress. Aside from tracking sleep, you can warm the temperature on each side of the bed. What’s more, you can connect your sleep tracker with other smart devices in your home to make your nights and mornings the best they can be. The Sleep Tracker connects with the Eight app and detects when you’re in your lightest stage of sleep to wake you up within a half hour of your alarm so you wake feeling refreshed. The Sleep Tracker makes a great gift for everyone looking to improve their sleep.
2. Amazon Echo Plus, $149.99
This is the gift that every home needs. Amazon Echo Plus allows you to set up and control other smart home devices. “Echo Plus connects to Amazon Alexa—a cloud-based voice service—to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more—instantly.” You can call and message anyone using just your voice with Echo. Echo can hear your voice from any direction, even when you’re blasting that new Taylor Swift song. Don’t feel like shopping individually for your sister’s four kids? Amazon Echo Plus makes a great family gift.
3. Nintendo Switch, $299.99
This is the game system we’ve been waiting for. You can play at home and connect to your tv, or you can easily take it on the go in handheld mode to play by yourself anywhere. Nintendo Switch also offers a tabletop mode where you can game with friends. Controllers easily slide on and off of the side of the stand for compact carrying. This gift is ideal for just about anyone who loves gaming or needs a way to pass the time on that long commute to work.
4. Lucid VR, $499
With the Lucid Cam, your loved one can experience virtual reality with 3D images and videos. The Lucid Cam can be controlled from any cell phone or device. It’s simple to use, and it’s slim design makes it easy to transport anywhere to create amazing photos and recordings. The Lucid Cam VR will capture every magical moment this holiday season like never before.
5. Rowenta Aqua Perfect Humidifier, $99.99
Who on your list doesn’t want to keep the air in their living spaces clean? This Ultrasonic 3-speed humidifier sprays a germ-free mist to achieve the ideal humidity level in a home. At minimum speed, it has a long run time of about 30 hours. This is the gift they never realized they needed, but soon they won’t be able to live without.
6. Bose Soundlink Revolve+ Speaker, $299.95
This small speaker with big sound conveniently fits in even the most crowded apartment. This Bluetooth speaker has a flexible handle on it, making it easily portable for days spent at the park or even poolside thanks to its water resistant design. The 16 hour battery life and high quality sound are sure to impress all the music lovers on your list.
7. Philips Hue Starter Kit, $69.99-$199.99
Choose between white, color, or a white and color combination for the perfect ambiance. Hue lights can sync to other devices like televisions, music, and games for mood lighting that is just right. Philips Hue Lights even connect to the Eight Sleep Tracker to dim lights before bed and wake you up with just the right type of light.
8. Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker, $149.99
Who doesn’t want to wake up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Mr. Coffee works with any smart device and the WeMo™ App. All the coffee lovers on your list can schedule brew times and set up reminders so their coffee is always ready and hot when they want (or need) it.
9. August Home Smart Lock Pro + Connect, $279
Give the gift of a truly smart home and peace of mind. When connected with a smartphone, August Smart Lock works with your existing lock and keys but allows friends and family to enter the house keyless with the owner’s permission. You can lock and unlock the door remotely, making it the perfect gift for busy parents. With August Smart Lock, you can always know who is coming and going. Connect with other smart devices like Siri and Nest to tell August when to lock your doors.
10. Google Wifi, From $124
Google Wifi replaces a router and works with only a modem and ISP. Always fast and reliable, Google Wifi offers a stellar signal. It’s simple, secure, and makes a great present for those people you know whose wifi always seems to go out in their own dining room.
11. BeatsX Wireless Earphones, $149.95
These wireless headphones are available in 6 different colors, so you can personalize them to anyone on your list. They quickly and easily connect to your iphone and all other Apple devices. BeatsX boast up to 8 hours of battery life, so you don’t have to worry about them going dead during a commute home from work. Comfortable and portable, these earphones are a great stocking stuffer for everyone with Apple products.
12. Apple Watch Series 3, From $329
Choose from a variety of different colors and styles of this watch to connect with your other Apple devices. Watches with GPS and GPS and Cellular are available. Both of these Apple Watch Series 3 types include GPS, bluetooth, up to 18 hours of battery life, a heart rate sensor, and are water resistant. Stop making “it’s time to get a watch” jokes, and actually go get a top of the line watch for your loved ones this season.
13. Iphone X, From $999
This is one of those holiday gifts that you can be sure is on almost everyone’s list. So what’s new this time? One of the major additions is that cameras and sensors enable face ID recognition now which serves as your password. The all glass, water and dust resistant screen is an improved change in design, and the elimination of the home button makes it easier to navigate to the home screen from anywhere with a single swipe. With wireless charging, a greater battery life, and a highly improved camera, this is an upgrade everyone will want. You’ll be giving the gift of music, movies, photography, and much more all in one gift.
14. Tile Sport, From $35
This waterproof Bluetooth tracker connects with your phone and is designed to last. One of the best gifts you can get for that forgetful person on your list, simply attach Tile Sport to keys, backpacks, or any valuable or often misplaced item. Using the Tile app on their phone, they can track where their lost item is. Or, press a button on Tile Sport to locate your missing phone.
15. Bluetooth Shower head Speaker, $29.89
This Bluetooth powered shower head not only has 3 times more spray power than a standard shower head, but it connects wirelessly up to 33 feet away to give you high quality sound. This unique shower head also features a dual microphone and a push to speak button to answer any urgent calls.This is the perfect present for those shower singers we all are deep inside as well as business men and women. Who knows, with Bluetooth Shower head Speaker, 2018 may just be the year we start taking business meetings in the shower.
These top of the line tech holiday gifts will bring a smile to everyone on your list this year.