The holidays are almost here, which means shopping season is in full swing. Some of this year’s most popular wish list items are digital devices that entertain and make life easier.
For the highest-rated tech gifts and the hottest new gadgets for everyone in your family (even the dog!), we’ve got you covered.
For the Family
Apple’s newest series of iPhones, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max were released two months ago and reviews remain the same – the device is the best value for your money. If you’re looking to upgrade from a previous model, the iPhone 11 is the best deal available on the market with its latest processor, OLED display and many impressive features. For all the shutterbugs out there, the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max come with three camera lenses: wide, ultra wide and telephoto.
With the rise of streaming services, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick provides an array of video applications, from YouTube to Netflix. Watch your favorite viral videos, listen to a podcast or binge that show you’ve been meaning to watch. At just $39.99, it is one of the least-expensive streamers you can buy. The device also comes with voice commands, allowing Amazon Echo/Echo Dot owners to control it with Alexa.
The release of the latest Kindle model unveiled some exciting upgrades to the highly acclaimed device. The newest change is water resistance, which allows the device to spend up to one hour in up to six feet of water. Other useful features include adjustable light for clear reading indoors and outdoors, additional storage space (8 or 32GB) and new Blueetooth listening. Even with all the upgrades, the price barely rose, making the Paperwhite a good value purchase. Perfect for beach reading!
Do you or someone you know have a problem with losing things all the time? The 2020 Tile has some new options to make it easier to keep track of your belongings. The Essentials pack includes the Slim, Mate and two Stickers, a variety that’s a perfect fit for any family. If you haven’t heard of Tile, the devices are registered to you through an app so you can easily locate your Tile. If it’s nearby, the Tile will sound an alarm for you to find. You can find the new 2020 Tile Essentials on Amazon.
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For Fitness Fanatics
The SPIbelt, which stands for Small Personal Item belt, is the perfect solution to running clothes that don’t properly hold items or are designed without pockets. The strong band creates a tight grip around your waste to ensure the items you store in the pocket don’t fall out or provide any discomfort while you exercise. Since it’s completely adjustable, you don’t need to worry about the size.
With the growing demand of wearable technology, Apple continues to outdo itself with each and every smartwatch release. The new Apple Watch 5 is the first of Apple’s smartwatches to have a built-in compass and always-on display technology. The Series 5 also includes a more sophisticated processor, a larger display, an enhanced accelerometer, drop detection, Bluetooth 5.0 and an electrical heart sensor. For shoppers with a budget, the release of the Series 5 also means a cut in costs for older models like the Apple Watch Series 3.
As fitness trackers continue to gain popularity, Fitbit has been one of the top choices for those looking to get healthier and stay connected. The Versa 2 is a great choice for anyone looking to upgrade from a traditional watch with new features including always-on display, a smaller body and a built-in Amazon Alexa. Users will also have the option to join Fitbit Premium, the company’s subscription-based health and fitness service. The standard Versa 2 starts at $149.95 and is available in black, pink, silver and copper rose. Check out more of our favorite smartwatches.
Do you miss your pets when you’re gone? Can’t get enough of their furry faces? The Petcube camera and treat dispenser is a fun way to check on and feed your pets from anywhere. The device includes a stylish pet camera with a two-pound container that holds up to 100 treats.
When you’re too busy to play or need a new way to engage your dog, the WickedBone is the answer. The device has two modes, for interactive or auto-play, or a combination of the two. Entertain your dog all day!
For Music Lovers
If you don’t know what they are, you’ve probably seen people wearing them around. Since the original release back in December 2016, Apple’s AirPods have led the way as the premier wireless ear buds. The latest model is perfect for those looking for a convenient way to talk on the phone, listen to music or a enjoy a few podcasts.
Are you in the market for a smart speaker but don’t want to stretch your wallet? Consider the industry leader in Amazon’s speakers, the Echo Dot. The newest features of the third generation device includes a sleeker design and vastly improved audio. What’s better? The Amazon Echo Dot is also Amazon’s best, cheapest speaker yet.
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