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For the person who has everything, the best gift is something that does it better. It’s hard to keep up with electronics. You spend hours researching to decipher which gadget is actually an innovative improvement and which is just another SkyMall novelty item.
Gift shopping is stressful enough without the extra tabs on your browser. This tech guide has all the best gadgets, devices, and electronics this holiday has to offer. You’ll find something for just about everyone on your list.
What’s better than streaming thousands of channels including Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now? Why, voice-activated streaming of course! After work, plop on your couch and command Alexa to “play Game of Thrones.” Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the medieval skull bashing.
Price on Amazon: $39.99
This affordable drone connects to your smartphone which rests on a controller for hours of unadulterated fun. You can even record nature or cityscapes with the built in HD camera.
Price on Amazon: $99.99
3) Norton Core
Norton, the industry standard for all your computer security needs is making wireless surfing safer than ever. The Norton Core is not only a high performance Wi-Fi router with multi-layer protection on all devices, its space-age design makes it a sexy decorative touch in your home. Dual band support makes for an optimal connection. It supports lightning-fast speeds for lag-free streaming and gaming. Your Wi-Fi signal will get a literal supercharge, broadcasting directly to the distant corners of your home, Best of all it’s easy to set-up. Plus, it just looks so dang cool.
For the friend of family member who’s always recording every moment, Polaroid’s tiny camera captures big personalities. It works with a companion smartphone app and runs up to 107 minutes of recording per charge. Takes video and photographs equally well.
Price on Amazon: $99 (regularly $149.99)
Never fumble around for batteries next time your wireless keyboard runs low on energy. The light from your room keeps this baby charged and ready. It’s even compatible with Mac computers too.
Price on Amazon: $56
Not only does this lightweight vacuum suck up all dirt and grime in one pass, it even has a big wand to reach hard to reach places. It’s one of Amazon’s best selling vacuums for a reason.
Price on Amazon: $79.99
Get your teeth that impossible fresh-from-the-dentist clean. Cross action bristles offer precision cleaning. It even pulses every 30 seconds so you make sure all corners of your mouth achieve a white glow.
Price on Amazon: $33 (regularly $70)
This little beast of a label maker is a total workhorse. Make all manner of labels in your home or office with your smartphone through bluetooth connectivity. Print using most Google and Apple font libraries in a wide array of colors. It even comes with the most crucial add-on: spell check.
Price on Amazon: $83 (regularly $129.99)
The power and utility of a Vitamix at less than a third of the cost. Crush ice, pulverize fruits and veggies and churn ice cream. Comes with a standard carafe and smaller WildSide jar for tasks of all sizes.
Price on Amazon: $189.99 (regularly $225)
After letting loose during the holidays, this Fitbit will get you motivated to get lean come January. It connects to all devices to keep track of your calories, daily steps and time you spend exercising. It’s rain, splash and even sweat proof.
Price on Amazon: $129
The latest and greatest iteration of Amazon’s tablet. It does everything you want a tablet to do, from streaming movies to reading breaking news, all at price accessible to most budgets.
Price on Amazon: $149.99
A printer might not seem like the most exciting tech, but having one that’s so seamless you don’t notice it is a gift in itself. This printer has everything a busy work or home office needs. Prints are made with professional photo-quality color and can be printed from anywhere using mobile printing. There’s even a built-in scanner.
Price on Amazon: $116.99
If you’re looking for an affordable, yet durable, new laptop, the latest ASUS VivoBook is a good bet. A bright 15-inch anti-glare screen and lightning fast Wi-Fi. Plus, with the 8 GB of ram and Intel Core i5 processor you can run all your apps at the same time without any slowdown.
Price on Amazon: $499 (regularly $599)
For the person who starts an impromptu dance party wherever they go, a Bluetooth speaker is the perfect gift. It connects to all Bluetooth-enabled devices to boom out great sound from it’s built-in subwoofer. This speaker has a 10-hour battery life and it can handle a great deal of wear and tear. So it works for campers, parents, and partygoers alike.
Price on Amazon: $50
16) Tile key finder
Never lose your keys. Never lose your phone. Never lose anything again. Tile keeps track of any belongings through its companion app. When activated, your phone will ring loudly even if it’s on silent. This gift is ideal for that friend or family member you call most…but only because they’re in the other room looking for their phone.
Price on Amazon: $59.99 for 2
A big screen is a must-have for all home theaters. This TCL 4K smart TV has built-in Roku, so you can get your Netflix and chill on. Plus, fewer wires tangling up the living room is a gift in itself.
Price on Amazon: $359.99 (regularly $479.99)
18) Amazon Echo Dot
Make your house a smart home with the most popular voice-powered device of the year. Amazon’s line of Alexa-activated products has gone from another virtual assistant to mishear your requests to a legitimate disruption in the commerce industry. Operate everything from a playlist to the garage doors with a simple voice request.
Price on Amazon: $29.99 (regularly $49.99)
This is tech where you’d least expect it. Once you’ve witnessed the effects of a newly refurbished knife, you’ll wonder how anyone who loves to cook lives without this gadget. If you walk into any restaurant kitchen, dollars to donuts you’re going to see one of these babies. Keep all your blades four-star restaurant sharp with a simple drag in this sleek machine.
Price on Amazon: $36.99
This is the perfect stocking stuffer for Apple fans. Keep their phones charged and their desk tidy with a Sinjimoru charging dock, complete with Lightning charger cable. No one can have too many chargers.
Price on Amazon: $21.99
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.