Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more. Apple Watch Band ($13.99) The Apple Watch has been around for a while now and it's still one of this season's hottest tech accessories! Gift the special person on your list with a few time piece options and buy a new Apple Watch band (or two). While you're at it you might want to gift a new Apple watch charging stand like this sleek champagne piece too.
Honorable Mention:The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition has the original look and feel, only smaller, sleeker, and pre-loaded with 30 games.
Tech gifts are hot this holiday season, and with all the latest gadgets and upgraded electronic devices, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many wish lists include the best in smart devices. As you get your holiday shopping started, check out these great tech gift ideas that will have your friends and family members shouting for joy when they open presents from you.
* For your viewing pleasure – When it comes to switching from broadcast television to streaming services or having a big screen for the big game, new “smart TV” platforms from LG take the cake (and start as low as $700). With their intuitive interface, these smart TVs can quickly transition from menu to menu and between TV and streaming content from Netflix and hundreds of apps via their wireless Internet connection.
* A smart home – There are hundreds of different services and devices that allow a homeowner to digitally control their home while they’re away. For example, you could gift your loved one with the ability to lock the doors, turn off the lights, check the thermometer or even visually see who’s ringing his doorbell – all while he’s sitting at the office, on vacation or running errands.
* Endless entertainment – From watching videos to streaming services, affordable new Blu-ray Disc players are a great gift to provide your loved ones with the ability to watch all their favorite movies and TV shows. Some players are 3D capable and come with smart TV and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, giving viewers access to limitless content for the ultimate TV-watching experience. You may want to get one for yourself as well since you’ll also want to be up to date on all the latest shows and movies.
* Wireless wonderland – Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, not to mention laptops, tablets and smartphones, all work with Wi-Fi these days, and the tech enthusiast on your list will appreciate a new wireless modem/router at home. New Energy Star-certified models save energy but don’t sacrifice performance, so streaming video to your smart TV while surfing the Internet on your laptop are a breeze.
* Surreal surround sound – Soundbars, speakers systems, receivers and amplifiers - there are many elements that go into creating the best surround sound experience. Hot this holiday season are all-in-one home theater systems, that offers powerful supplementary sound and streaming content like Netflix, in a slim package under the TV. If your gift recipient has a partial surround sound system already established, it’s easy to gift them with the missing elements so they can really enjoy their favorite songs and movies.
When your loved ones discover these technology goodies under the tree, you know your gift will be a hit – and used for a long time to come. So get your shopping done early and sit back and enjoy the rest of the season. What family gifts are you looking forward to gifting this season? Share your thoughts below!
- A 70" edge to edge screen. Amazing picture quality
- Theater 3D® allows for many viewing angles (includes up to 8 pairs of 3D glasses)
- Connect anything and everything with 4 HDMI ports and built-in wifi
- 240Hz effective refresh rate with Smooth Motion
Sony: Sony has yet to fail us in the TV department. A brand that has been around long enough, they're always enhancing their technology. Sony's new 4K Ultra HD TV's are no exception to great delivery and performance. Model #: XBR-55X900A Price: $4,999Features:
- A 55" bright screen - 4K makes for an ultra clear picture
- Sony TVs, Magnetic Fluid Speaker technology allows a thinner, more efficient loudspeaker that offers faithful reproduction of high-fidelity sound.
- For the Gamer: SimulView™ gaming presents two separate Full HD pictures: each player watches independently through light easy to wear optional Simulview glasses that don’t need batteries.
- Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can now be viewed big on your TV. With three ways to connect Android phones and tablets to the X900
- 60" of beautiful content. Whether you’re watching in 2D or 3D, Samsung Full HD 1080p displays picture quality that’s crisp, clear, and breathtakingly life-like.
- Decor friendly: This TV isn't clunky and awkward looking. Hang it anywhere with the ultra thin bezel.
- Built in Skype and Wi-Fi
- Evolution Kit Compatible: Won't need to worry about getting a new TV every year! The Evolution Kit plugs in to the back of your Smart TV and allows you to keep your Smart TV up-to-date, so you never get left behind.
Father's Day Gift Guide - SoundbarsBoston Acoustics Boston Acoustics dramatically improves the audio of your TV without a separate subwoofer. This soundbar is great for those who don't want / like the subwoofer Model #: TVee 10 Price: $199.00
- If you'd like to enhance the sound without a subwoofer the Boston Acoustics TVee 10 will deliver
- Boston Acoustics' Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround (DOVS) technology delivers rich, immersive sound and BassTrac circuitry for clean bass at all listening levels.
- Universal Control: The TVee 10 soundbar can be controlled with your TV's remote!
- 42” sound bar with left, right and center channels
- Not limited to your TV: Wireless connectivity for streaming from your mobile device; smartphone, tablet, music player with the wireless Bluetooth feature.
- Complete 5.1 surround sound home theater solution
- With 3D Sound Plus, synchronize the sound to match the motion and depth of the image. Now you can enjoy a fully immersive 3D experience.
- Not limited to your TV: Wireless connectivity for streaming from your mobile device; smartphone, tablet, music player with the Bluetooth feature.
- Comes with a wireless subwoofer for even more sound
Father's Day Gift Guide - Smartphones and TabletsHTC One Android Smartphone We've yet to hear of anyone being disappointed with this phone. HTC latest smartphone the HTC One can help dear dad control his entertainment system without switching devices. We're sure that he will definitely appreciate that! With cameras that take beautiful bright pics and booming speakers, the HTC One is a win this Father's Day. The crisp screen and beautiful aluminum uni-body design will make dad grateful to you this Father's Day. Available on almost all major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) Read more about the HTC One HERE. Price: $199.99+ Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android Smartphone If HTC doesn't rock dad's world, you have an alternative; the Samsung Galaxy S 4. With interesting features like Air Gestures and Smart Scroll, Dad will have new ways to interact with his smartphone. Not to mention the 13 megapixel camera and it's many functions, Dad will be taking pictures all day and sharing them easily! Available on almost all major US carriers (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) Price: $249.99 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet Depending on dad's travel time and taste, he may or may not like 10 inch tablets. Either way, we have something for every dad out there! With Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, dad gets a great screen size without giving up portability. Weighing less than a pound the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is your dad's new travel buddy. The stylus is stylish again and will help dad multi-taskCheck out some specs below:
- Display: 8-inch, 1280x800, 189 ppi, touch + pen digitizer
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB, microSD up to 64GB
- Cameras: Front- 1.3MP, Back- 5MP
- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Battery: 4,600 mAh
Father's Day Gift Guide - For His Listening PleasureWith his new smartphone and/or tablet, dad may want to enjoy music on a personal level. Monster Inspirations Headphones If he's into style and bold old-school look, the Monster Inspiration Headphones might be the fit for him. With strong bass, sturdy fit and interchangeable headbands, the Monster Inspirations are a great combination of young style and bass heavy sound. For more details check out the Divas review of the Monster Inspiration HERE Ferrari Cavallino T350 Black Audio Headphones For those dad's who are into sports cars and love the Ferrari logo, the T350 over the ear headphones, will give your sports car fanatic dad luxurious look and sound over his ears. Check out what we thought of the Ferrari T350 headphones HERE. Bower's and Wilkins P3 Headphones For the Father who enjoys the sophisticated headphones, the P3 on-ear headphones by Bowers and Wilkins are super lightweight and compact. Not sacrificing quality and sleek style, the P3's offer a less intrusive and more business friendly look. The case helps for traveling and great protection Bose QuietComfort® 20 Headphones These are the first noise-canceling headphones from Bose. A brand that we've have grown to trust to deliver quality sound and hardware, we're sure that dad will enjoy listening to music with the Bose QuietComfort® 20. Beats Pill by Beats by Dre Beats Pill by Beats by Dre Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker This tiny ball is a great addition to the home office / home gym or anywhere. Fitting in the palm of your hand, the Sony Wireless Speaker can bring entertainment to dad anywhere at any time. At the affordable price, you can afford one for each corner. Dad can readjust the sound to his liking! Connect through Bluetooth, NFC, and even through auxiliary cable. Of course it works like a speakerphone also! You can get it in either black or white. PRICE: $69.95 Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker
Father's Day Gift Guide - Accessories and FashionBackup Power From Zagg : Don't let Dad run out of juice on his gadgets. Make sure he keeps this Zagg Sparq Wall Charger & 3100mAh Back Up Battery around for those long days of fun on his gadgets. It can power smartphones and tablets 4x faster than a standard USB charger! Zagg Sparq Wall Charger & Back Up Battery PRICE: $42.00 Telstar MP50 Mini Projector Let dad show off how portable he can be with the Telstar MP50 Mini Projector. This itty bitty projector fits in the palm of your hand. Watch up to 2 hours of content anywhere with this extremely portable projector. The Telstar MP50 projects up to a 70" 16:9 image 9 feet from the wall or a 50" image at 6 feet from the wall. The 85 ANSI Lumen LED Pico Projectors is powered by Texas Instruments DLP technology with up to 1080p resolution. Small in size but not in power! Telstar MP50 Mini Projector PRICE: $299.00 WD - My Passport Ultra Portable Storage Drives Where can dad store all those movies and photos while he's not showing them off on his mini projector? With the WD (Western Digital) My Passport Ultra Portable Storage Drive, dad can easily tote around up to 1 TB of data. Fast and easy transferring with USB 3.0 and four different color choices to choose from, this is great for the dad that saves every single picture and video. WD - My Passport Ultra Portable Storage Drives PRICE: $129.99 Charge Anywhere With myCharge Amp myCharge AMP 6000 :If Dad needs to charge multiple devices, the myCharge Amp is a great gift. It can charge up to 2 devices at once. The compact design makes it easy to bring along. You can charge nearly any device through the USB ports. A great add-on to the list of dad's gadgets! Headphone Cufflinks If headphones aren't dad's thing, try the USB port cufflinks. The geeky dad will enjoy these great accessories! USB Port Cufflinks PRICE: $69 G Shock Limited Edition Watches A lot of technology goes into the G-shock 30th anniversary watches. Casio partnered with leading independent footwear brand, SUPRA, to design their own signature timepiece and Vaider Lite high top. The G-Shock GA200SPR-1A is black with beautiful red accents to match the sneaker. The innovative GA113B-1A comes in black with blue accents, metal band keeper and gold IP case back engraved with G-Shock's 30th Anniversary logo, which was created by world-renowned graphic artist, Eric Haze, making these watches a G-Shock collectors' dream. Black resin band analog and digital watch with black/blue face. PRICE: $160 Case-Mate Rosewood iPhone and BlackBerry Z10 Cases Give the special father, grandfather, brother this Rosewood case from Case-Mate to give their iPhone and/or BlackBerry Z10. This collection of cases from Case-Mate have a masculine flare. It's about time someone paid attention to these men! This sophisticated case gives your phone a nice new shape and look. Case-Mate Rosewood Case If Rosewood doesn't suit them, you can go with Case-Mate's brushed aluminum case has a nice sleek, casual "masculine" look. Case-Mate Brushed Aluminum / Gun Metal Case. Looks great with the everyday denim outfit! Case-Mate has a great selection of cases for all types of phone. They have cases for the BlackBerry Z10 (Yes the BlackBerry!), iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S III. You gotta love Case-mate's wide range of cases for ALL devices. If dad likes the simple finish, the Case-Mate signature flip is a classy design. It protects the screen while giving dad sophisticated look. The Case-Mate Signature Flip case offers the protection and classy look dads love! PRICE: $50
GE 14MP X500 camera was correct after seeing how well online test images turned out. It performed better than our own higher priced point-and-shoot, and also offered the customization options (19 scene modes and image stabilization) of something five times its price. If you're looking to get mom a new camera but if it's the picture quality you're after, and for less than $150, we're sure Mom will consider it a wise investment.
Simple Touch With GlowLight. Enough subtle light to keep Mom reading as long as she wants, without the harsh LCD glare and brightness of a reading lamp that could keep others awake.
FridgePad - Magnetic Refrigerator Mount for iPad ($49.99) In comes FridgePad, ready to save the day! It's the best no-tools iPad mount on the market and holds your iPad or iPad2 to the fridge so tightly that you can slam the door without fear. Check your email while waiting for coffee to brew, listen to music while washing the dishes, or catch up on your favorite TV shows while getting a bite to eat. Need to charge your iPad too? The super long PowerLine makes a great companion for the FridgePad.