With the holiday season in full swing and tons of Black Friday and Cyber Monday advertisements all pushing the latest and greatest tech gadgets at you, it may be hard to figure out exactly which new items you should put on your wish list. Gifting for tech lovers can also be extremely hard; they know the ins and outs of all the newest inventions on the market and may scoff at that new Fitbit you thought they might like.
These 6 tech gadgets are sure to be crowd pleasers and make any tech lover, even yourself, super excited on Christmas morning.
This wireless Bluetooth speaker is the ultimate music lover’s tech gadget. With a maximum sound level of 85 dBA, this portable speaker has a 65ft range from the source device, can be paired with two different devices simultaneously, and has a battery life of 9 hours. The best thing about the UE Roll 2 is that it is waterproof. This gadget can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes without sustaining damage.
These are top of the line wireless headphones by Bose, a trusted industry leader in music and sound. When you wear these headphones, there is ultimate noise cancellation and balanced audio performance. They also have an incredible 20-hour battery life and the ability to be wired, which doubles the battery life.
The Amazon Echo dot is the smaller version of the Echo. The Echo connects to your WiFi and uses voice controls to access Alexa. Simply say “Alexa” and tell the device what to do; it’s capable of answering homework questions, trivia, playing music, and more. You can even use Echo Dot to turn your house into a smart phone. With the right technology, you can have Alexa control your lights, thermostat, security system, and TV.
Echo Dot also has the ability to evolve and get smarter, adding new skills and features, such as requesting an Uber, ordering pizza, and more. The best way to use the Echo Dot is as an extension of the Amazon Echo. The Dot is a smaller version with less sound quality, but it can connect to the Echo and be used like a speaker in every room of the house.
With this streaming media player, you’ll never need cable again. The biggest movie and TV junkie in your life will appreciate the Roku Premiere+ because of the quad core processor and 4k Ultra HD capabilities. The device even includes a point-anywhere remote with a headphone jack for private listening.
The Roku Premiere+ has access to over 350,000 movies and TV shows from over 3,500 channels. You can even watch live sports without having to buy a cable package! The Roku is also the only device capable of streaming all of the top entertainment apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, Amazon Video, VUDU, PBS KIDS, and many more. You can also hook up other smart devices to the ROKU and stream videos and TV to your phone and tablet.
This watch is awesome for the guy who’s a sports fanatic or tech junky. This is a smartwatch that can send and receive calls, tell you the temperature, track your daily activities, make notes for you, track fitness — and it’s unisex!
The outer casing is aluminum but comes in many colors such as black, white, silver, rose gold, and grey. The bands can be a different color from the case as well. The watch is designed with a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope, and its retina display allows for touch capability. These watches run on a rechargeable battery, so you will never have to worry about replacing watch batteries.
6. Google Pixel
This smartphone is the best phone on the market and can be used on many carriers. The screen is 5 inches and 1080p. It comes with 32GB of storage space, Google Assistant, and an awesome camera that takes clear pictures in dim light. You also get 3 months of unlimited Google Music when you purchase this smartphone. Google Pixel has the added security benefit of a fingerprint scanner that works nearly instantly when you swipe your finger across the screen to unlock.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, it’s easy to appreciate any of these amazing gifts. These user-friendly, top of the line tech gadgets make perfect gifts for anyone on your holiday shopping list.