Every holiday season, new gadgets and high-tech gifts are on the shelves, and this year is no exception. Shopping for the tech geek in your life, or shopping for yourself can be hard when you don’t know what’s good and what’s not worth your time.
One gift that is definitely worth your time is a smartwatch! (Pardon the pun) The Apple Watch ($349) is among the most popular ones on the market, and will keep you connected to your work, email, and social media without taking out your iPhone. If you were looking for something a little easier on the wallet, the Pebble Time Smart Watch ($200) is a great alternative, and it’s Android compatible! Both watches offer a variety of apps and can track everything from steps to sleep, and they definitely can tell time.
For the prolific photographer or adventurer, the GoPro Hero 4 Session ($299) is a video camera that truly can go anywhere. This camera shows no fear! The GoPro Hero 4 is waterproof and ready for even the toughest shots. This gift is perfect for outdoor adventures.
For the music lover in the family, a new set of speakers are perfect. For them at least, maybe not for their neighbor. The Soundfreaq Sound Kick ($100) is an affordable but high-quality speaker with Bluetooth connectivity and a long-lasting battery. The Sound Kick is even water-resistant and travel friendly with a built-in 8-hour rechargeable battery. Pair this with the GoPro Hero 4 and you can take your music on the go.
Book lovers can get the perfect gift in the Amazon Fire ($50), a very affordable tablet and e-reader that won’t hurt your wallet. With 8 GB of built-in storage and room for a microSD card, the Fire has plenty of room for every book that you can get your hands on with plenty of room left for movies, TV shows, songs, apps, and games too! With up to 7 hours of battery life, this tablet is ready to go anywhere with you this season.
Finally, never let your new gadgets run out of battery life with this last gift! The Solio Bolt Solar Charger ($70) is a solar-powered battery that allows you to charge your USB devices just by sitting in the sun. How environmentally friendly! The Solio Bolt is designed to travel at just 5.3 ounces, and it can charge any USB charged device.
With all the new tech out in stores, finding the best gifts for your friends and family won’t be a problem. If you still need a little help figuring out what to buy, Amazon has you covered! With their Electronics Gift Guide, you’ll be sure to find the best gadgets at the best prices. Good luck with gift shopping and Happy Holidays!