12 Days of Tech – Day 10

iPad Pro

What:

The iPad Pro is the latest and greatest tablet computer from Apple, with their motto for the iPad being “Anything you can do, you can can do better”.  With one of the biggest and most beautiful displays, competitors are having a hard time keeping up. The iPad Pro offers a redesigned retina display with Pro Motion technology and Apples advanced A10X Fusion chip. The iPad comes in two sizes ( 10.5” and 12.9”). With the new iOS 11 software the possibilities are endless with that you can do.

Where:

The iPad Pro is available at any retail stores with a technology department, Apple retail stores and as well as online through the Apple store.

For Who:

The iPad is a very universal gift for anyone in your life. The most utilization would come from a student, or business person on the go.

Price: Starting at $649

12 Day of Tech – Day 9

Western Digital Portable Hard Drive

What:

Portable Hard Drive’s in 2017 have become a staple item for every household. If you’ve ever got a message on your laptop or phone that said Storage Memory Full, then you need one of these. Hard Drives are packed full of storage capacity from 1 TB to 4 TB at reasonably affordable prices. And for those who may not know, 1 Terabyte is equivalent to 1,000 GB.  Perfect for saving all those photos and backing up all your devices!

Where:

Portable Hard Drives are easily found at almost any retail location that sells any sort of technology. The best prices can be found online or electronic stores. Portable hard drives are always running promotions so be on the lookout for sales!

For Who:

This gift is practically universal to anyone that owns a computer or may have more digital pictures than they know what to do with. Hard Drives are a perfect organizational tool to free up space from any device and store it safely.

Price: $50-$110

12 Days of Tech – Day 8

Raspberry Pi

What:

This unique gadget is a single board computer that is small and affordable. It is meant to be used to learn programming and the basics of computer science.  A typical Raspberry Pi has a power Jack, HDMI, Micro USB 2.0 with a Quad Core Processor @ 1.2 GHz.  The Raspberry Pi was made to teach the basics of computing making it an excellent tinkering toy. For those advanced programmers it can even be turned into an old Nintendo System!

Where:

The Raspberry Pi is so unique the only place to find it is online on the raspberrypi.org through one of their vendors that sell them.

For Who:

The Raspberry Pi is perfect for that techy person in your life that can build their own computer. This is also great as a learning tool for any teacher to fascinate students with.

Price: $34.99

 

12 Days of Tech – Day 7

Meccano MeccaNoid G15

What:

This 2 foot tall metal best friend has to be one of the coolest toys out there on the market today. Built by using over 600 pieces. The G-15 is a fun social robot with over thousands of pre-programmed phrases, comments and witty comebacks, it can serve as your very best friend! The G-15  can also play games and interact in a variety of different ways.

Where:

The MeccaNoid G15 can be best found online on Amazon and Wal Mart, but get it while you can because it has become super popular!

For Who:

This toy is perfect for the constructive and extremely intelligent kid . It can also be a great parent child bonding tool because of the hands on factor! This one is truly for those that aren’t afraid to tackle on a project for an immense reward!

Price: $140.25

 

12 Days of Tech – Day 6

Sphero R2-D2

What:

Ever dreamed about having your own personal R2-D2 Droid? Well the future may not be so far far away after all. This specialized tech R2-D2 is fully controllable with your smart device and you can watch it patrol the galaxy (your living room) on its own. This droid can even interact with other Star Wars App enabled droids and react live to the Star Wars saga movies. Perfect for those who want to channel their inner Jedi!

Where:

The Sphero R2-D2 droid can be found at Best Buy, Amazon and the Sphero online store.

For Who:

This gift would be send a Star Wars fan rocketing off into space. This would also be a great gift for the child at hear whimsical adult who loves a tinker toy.

Price:  $129.99

 

 

12 Days of Tech – Day 5

HP Sprocket

What:

The HP Sprocket takes a modern approach to the recent Polaroid trend. This pocket photo printer prints directly from your smartphone or tablet allowing you to share 2×3 photos or stickers physically with your friends and family. The Sprocket uses Bluetooth connectivity to connect to your device and access photos. By being about the size of an average cell phone the sprocket is super convenient to travel with and print photos instantly.

Where:

The sprocket is available at many retailers with the best place to find them being online on Amazon, Best Buy and the HP online Store.

For Who?

This gift is perfect for the teenager or millennial whose always snapping pics with their phone. With its high portability and high tech nature, its perfect for the younger generations!

Price: $129.99

 

 

12 Days of Tech – Day 4

iRobot Roomba 690

What:

The iRobot Roomba, a dream for anyone who hates the inconvenience of vacuuming in tight spaces and corners, is too busy, or just downright hates to vacuum. The iRobot Roomba is an automatic vacuum cleaner that uses a patened 3- Stage Cleaning System. The Roomba can pick up anything from small particles to large debris right off your floor. Utilizing the iRoboto Home App you can clean and schedule to vacuum your home from anywhere at any time.

Where:

The iRobot Roomba 690 is available at many retail locations including Best Buy, Wal Mart, Amazon , Bed Bath & Beyond and online at the iRobot store.

For Who:

The Roomba 690 would make the best Christmas gift for anyone taking care of a household that may not have all the time to, whether that be a mother, father or those that are just “never home”. What could be better than the gift of convenience?

Price:  $374.99

 

12 Days of Tech – Day 3

Google Home

What:

The Google Home is another essential piece to complete the smart home puzzle. Google Home is your own personal assistant controlled with just your voice. You can get answers, play songs, tackle your day, and control your smart home. From anything to “Set the Thermostat to 72” to “When does the grocery store close” Google Home works with a variety of smart home equipment including the Nest and Phillips Hue Lights.

Where:

Google Home is available at many retail locations including Best Buy, Wal Mart and online stores such as Amazon.

For Who?

Google Home is perfect for an entire household and those who maybe already own some smart home equipment or those who want to get started. Kids will love how they can ask any question. And parents will like how convenient it will be to control various aspects of their home by just talking to the device.

Price: $129

12 Days of Tech- Day 2

Nest Thermostat

What:

Sticking to the theme of smart home equipment Day 2’s featured gift is a Nest thermostat. The Nest will make your home feel seamlessly self sufficient, this paired with Hue Lights could make you feel like your home has a mind of its own! The Nest is a simple to install home thermostat that can control your heating and cooling to run in the most efficient way possible. Nest will turn itself down when you’re away. You can also control all the settings from anywhere in the world with the Nest app!

Where:

Nest can be purchased at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, or online on the Nest homepage and on Amazon

For Who?:

This gift will be best for the tech crazed dad that loves automation! Monitoring the thermostat will be no more with the seamless integration and high energy saving the Nest promises.

Price:  starting at  $169

12 Days of Tech Gifts- Day 1

Phillips Hue Lights:

What:

Phillips Hue lights prides itself on being “your personal wireless lighting system”.  This product can instantly change the entire ambiance of your home with just a quick flick of your thumb using your smartphone.  To get started with Hue Lights, buying the starter kit is necessary. This comes with a hub that connects to your wireless router, and 3 colored light-bulbs. The light-bulbs can turn any color in a broad spectrum of color assortments available using the Phillips Hue app.

Where:

Phillips Hue Lights can be purchased at a variety of retail and online locations such as Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon and the Phillips Hue website online.

For Who?:

This gift is perfect for the techy dad that loves making his house his castle, this is also great for young adults who have recently moved out and want to add their own personal flare to their new dwellings for entertaining friends.

Price: $199