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Holiday Tech Gifts Guide
The holiday season is fasting approaching – and you have no idea what to buy for your family members. Well, we’re here to help!
Nearly everyone has tech on the top of their list. And 2015 has been an exciting year for technology. Some of the best developments are going to be available for purchase to the general public this winter.
We’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of the best tech gifts. There are gadgets here for the whole family!
For the Fitness Nut: FitBit Charge HR
The latest version of the FitBit continues the legacy of its predecessors—the best health and fitness tracker on the market today. The latest model now offers continuous heartrate tracking, which includes your resting heartrate.
With sleek and subtle design, the FitBit HR is as aesthetically appealing as it is useful. The HR keeps all the features that made the earlier models so popular, including all-day fitness tracking and caller ID, while adding some of the best real-time heart rate tracking tech available to consumers today.
At only $20 more than previous models, buying the latest model is a no brainer.
For the Shutterbugs: Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera
If you’ve got a selfie addict on your shopping list this year, consider the new Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera. It’s the perfect blend of hip retro and cutting edge tech.
With a nod to Polaroid cameras from the past, the new model brings instant photography into the digital age. The sleek modern design will appeal to millennials, and it’s small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. Photos can be printed in under a minute, combining digital imaging with Polaroid’s Zero Ink Printing technology.
For the Young and Young-at-Heart: Sphero BB-8
The new Star Wars movie is coming out on December 18—right before Christmas. If you’re buying for a young (or young-at-heart) individual this year, the Sphero BB-8 makes a timely present.
You might even end up playing with this one yourself for a while! This remote-controlled toy is modeled after the spherical BB-8 droid that has already won fans hearts—though it appeared only a few scant moments in a teaser for the movie.
This toy was created by Sphero, who are popular among tech geeks for their gyroscopic remote-controlled creations. This little RC wonder comes with its own smartphone app that— in addition to acting as a remote— allows users to their own pseudo holographic messages.
Yes, you can use it to say, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
For the Bookworm: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
The latest edition of Amazon’s popular eReader comes with updated HD resolution and updated typesetting to enhance reading comprehension.
You could read books on your standard tablet, but the Paperwhite retains more of the feel of an actual book. For serious readers, it eliminates the distracting element of notifications, apps, emails, and the like—allowing for the immersive reading experience that bookworms crave.
For Adrenaline Junkies: GoPro Hero 4 Silver
GoPro videos are all the rage on social media—the camera allows first-person HD filming of extreme sports and high-octane activities like skydiving.
For the adrenaline junkie in your life, the GoPro doesn’t just allow them to record their adventures firsthand. It also gives them bragging rights and the footage to back it up.
This latest model of GoPro comes with a touchscreen for easier filming and updated video quality.
For Caffeine Addicts: Oxo Barista Brain
CNet editors have called the Oxo Barista Brain “the Cadillac of coffee makers,” and one look at the machine will tell you why.
The Barista Brain looks a bit like something from the lab of a mad scientist, with a clear electric kettle that can also be used separate from the coffee brewing process. Bean geeks will be excited by the internal scale that measures the perfect dose of grounds for small, medium, and huge batches of coffee.
Best of all, the Barista Brain has the stuff to produce a coffee shop quality pot every time. It’s hard to find an automatic brewer that can satisfy the palette of a true coffee snob, but the Oxo Barista Brain might just do the trick.
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