The latest tech gadget can make for a great gift this holiday season. Here are 10 gift ideas for tech lovers.
Relay Screenless Phone/Walkie Talkie and GPS Tracker, $50, Target
For about $10 a month, kids can stay in touch with adults through the Relay Phone/Walkie Talkie. Just press the button on the screenless device and talk to kids from another Relay device or smartphone. The device works on the 4G LTE and Wi-Fi network and is only available in the US. It also has GPS tracking and geofencing so you know where kids are at all times.
SleepScore Max Sleep Improvement Monitor, $149, Potterybarn and Amazon.com
SleepScore Max Sleep Improvement Monitor gives insight into sleep for a better experience. Without the use of any worn device or anything on the bed, SleepScore Max measures the quality and quantity of sleep. It also gives advice that allows the user to take action and sleep better. The monitor, which sits bedside, tracks the time it takes to fall asleep, sleep duration, key sleep stages including light, REM, deep and wake, respiration, room temperature, light level and sound in the bedroom. It also features a smart alarm, goal setting, sleep history, sleep chart and comprehensive sleep report. It is compatible with most Apple and Android operating systems.
Mophie Powerstation Hub, $100, Mophie.com
The mophie powerstation hub is a portable battery with foldable AC power prongs, three USB ports and a Qi-enabled wireless charging surface. It can be used as a wall outlet hub at home or the office, then on-the-go as a portable battery. Charge up to four devices at once from the two USB-A ports, one USB-C PD port, and Qi-enabled wireless surface.
Vizio Enhanced Sound Bars, starting at $69, vizio.com
Give the gift of sound with the range of sound bars from Vizio starting at just $69 for a 20-inch sound bar. Add wireless subwoofers or speakers for even more enhanced sound.
Quay Blue Light Filtering Glasses, starting at $50, quayaustralia.com
Any serious technophile needs a pair of blue light filtering glasses to help prevent eye strain, loss of sleep, headaches and more. Quay Australia, the brand endorsed by celebs ranging from J. Lo and A. Rod to Chrissy Teigen, features a range of frame styles perfect for the screen-attached techie.
Nintendo Switch Lite, $200, nintendo.com and Target
Take gaming on the go with the Nintendo Switch Lite, a compact Nintendo Switch system dedicated to hand-held play. The Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with the range of Nintendo Switch games that support hand-held mode. This includes the Nintendo Switch Lite system and Nintendo Switch AC adapter.
Moodo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser, $120, moodo.com
Smart technology brings 60 hours of fragrance to the living room, bedroom, kitchen or any part of the home up to about 600 square feet. The fragrance capsules diffuse scents, which are safe for children, pets and pregnant women and can be controlled from anywhere using the free Moodo app. A fan diffuses the scent at different speeds and can mix them in different proportions for a custom fragrance.
Lumos Smart Bike Helmet, $180, amazon.com
This bike helmet for men and women (fits heads 54-61 cm) meets all safety standards. To indicate a turn, tap the corresponding button on the included wireless handlebar remote and 11 orange LEDs will light up. When the hard brake feature is activated, 38 LEDs on the back of the helmet will glow solid red indicating a stop.
Simplehuman® Sensor Can Voice Control, $200, simplehuman.com
A rectangular trash can that operates by voice control makes life hassle-free. Command it to stay open when cooking or doing longer chores. A motion sensor opens the can with a wave of your hand, and an invisible nano-silver clear coat protects stainless steel from fingerprints and germs.
LARQ self-cleaning water bottle, $85, Livelarq.com
The self-cleaning LARQ Bottle purifies water in a single-walled stainless steel container designed for any destination. Proprietary UV-C LED technology eliminates up to 99.9999% of bio-contaminants to keep the bottle and water clean all day long.
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